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Make Data Work
March 13–14, 2017: Training
March 14–16, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

The programmable enterprise: Software is central to innovation

Robert Cohen (Economic Strategy Institute)
4:20pm5:00pm Thursday, March 16, 2017

Who is this presentation for?

  • CIOs, CDOs, corporate strategists, and business development staff
  • Futurists and trend spotters

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Familiarity with the move to cloud computing and the use of new software-defined infrastructure
  • An understanding of recent industry trends

What you'll learn

  • Learn how infrastructure changes will alter corporate use of software, skilled employees, and strategies, the business and economic impacts of these changes, and the broader impacts of these shifts on our economy and society

Description

As programmable enterprises continue to develop their businesses around cloud computing, big data, and the internet of things, they will employ millions of people in new types of jobs, such as continuous service delivery, where employees become skilled generalists and part of DevOps teams, data analytics, and jobs related to sensor ecosystems, at companies like Facebook, Apple, and Baidu.

Three trends shape the evolution of these firms:

  1. The adoption of cloud computing and a shift from applications to a software-defined cloud environment.
  2. The development of sophisticated, real-time analytics that link operational tools and processes to applications. In part, this is driven by the tremendous growth in mobile applications.
  3. Sensor ecosystems and the internet of things. This dominates retailing, especially firms with a web presence like Amazon, eBay and Twitter, but is also significant for Facebook, Apple, and others. The IoT is key for firms that maintain and control equipment or services, such as Ford and GM for driverless cars and Boeing for sensor-controlled aircraft services. This trend will affect healthcare as well, but not until many operational and data privacy issues are resolved.

Robert Cohen explores how infrastructure changes will alter corporate use of software, skilled employees, and strategies, the business and economic impacts of these changes, and the broader impacts of these shifts on our economy and society.

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Robert Cohen

Economic Strategy Institute

Robert Cohen is a senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute, where he is directing a new study to examine the economic and business impacts of machine learning and AI on firms and the U.S. economy.

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ROBERT PIERSON | VP, IT
03/18/2017 2:31am PDT

Will the powerpoint deck be made available for offline viewing?