I have been in IT since 1992. For
any tool, platform, framework I’ve worked with in the last 27 years, the biggest obstacles to its introduction are almost never technical. It’s always these three to blame…
a. A culture closed to change,
b. Not enough sponsorship of top management,
c. Poor engagement of people
I would say that c. is often a direct consequence of a. and b.
When one of your big customers will talk “partnership”, my advice is… wear your business helmet! Most of the time, when they offer you a “partnership” they mean you will be
together in something where they put 30 and you must bankroll 70.
So, always rememeber what the romans used to say:
Numquam est fidelis cum potente societas
(never trust an alliance with someone powerful)
realistic and interesting article, Wim Naudé on theconversation.com clarifies and explain the real state of the art of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. I do not think there will be another dark age for AI like it happened for 20-30 years in the past, but we must be all very careful of not talking too big.
Push the red button if someone is boasting too much
Just the other day, I was summoned to a Design Thinking session for an App related to Volleyball. We were 8 people and
no one of us ever played Volleyball. That’s how “User Centered” Design is actually performed, most of the time.
I am re-reading the very useful book
by Richard Farson. Management of the Absurd: Paradoxes in Leadership
I don’t agree with everything he writes but… some of his “absurdities” are incredibly well worth recalled:
The more important a relationship, the less skill matters Most problems that people have are not problems, but predicaments In communication, form is more important than content The best resource for the solution is who presents the problem Individuals are indestructible, organizations are fragile
If I were a CIO…
First, I would choose my
then I would spend 8-12 hours per semester to ask them what they would like
MY company to improve to help THEM.
Then, I would take the same amount of time to think what to do with the
Data Science, Machine Learning, IoT, Industry 4.0 …
Most of the people that goes on with all these buzzwords don’t really know what they are talking about. All these buzzwords must be accompanied by real life and proved examples.
Otherwise, you are talking bullshit.
I also found this interesting paper by Ben Murphy and Zencos…