There’s an old joke about an IT manager (one of many ways it is told) who tries a demo copy of heaven and another one of hell. In the demo, folks in heaven are just laying around bored on clouds, while in hell souls are partying, golfing, swimming and having a grand-old-time.
Apple closed out 2017 with an announcement that sent shockwaves through the mobile app development-community and that is slowly reverberating throughout the business world. If your organization has an app available in the iStore, or plans to in the future, you need to be aware of how the game has changed.
Every year at this time we see a lot of predictions. The beginning of 2018 is no different. And for the new year we will see a lot of innovative technologies getting the recognition to lead the next generation of digital business models and ecosystems.
An undying refrain has been that automation is a job killer, and that it will continue to displace workers, leaving many with no hope of employment. But is that entirely true?
Last week, GeneXus hosted an information-packed webinar that focused on the emerging role of Automation Architects and the methodologies they employ as a part of their Conversations on Digital Transformation series. These engineers and their practices have substantially reduced development and deployment times, as well as having dramatically increased quality of deliverable. Featured guests for this virtual event were David Shen, Senior Director of Engineers for Viacom and Antonio Julio, Head of Business Development, North America, for GeneXus USA.
We talk about the Digital Transformation every day. And every day, we touch on the same points:
- If we don’t invest in developing a digital strategy the business will be at risk;
- The need for the right tools deliver the efficiencies and opportunities for true digital transformation;
- The challenges CIO’s and IT departments are facing are increasing exponentially as they are asked to do more, with less.
Innovation Against All Odds (1988)
If you read the GeneXus company bio, you’ll notice right away that founders, Nicolás Jodal and Breogán Gonda, stress the excellent team of people who helped them achieve their goal of building a successful organization 30 years ago. The group was extremely knowledgeable and gratified to be doing what they were doing, all working towards one common objective: to create something that would change the lives of people around the world.
Last week I had the privilege of attending Genexus 27 – our global event meeting with customers from all over the world. There were more than 4,000 people attending the event from USA, Japan, China, South Africa, and from other 20 countries.
We kicked off with our CEO’s vision (Nicolás Jodal) and where we’re headed next. He shared that there are 3 technologies that are dictating the business directions and, consequently, Genexus’ efforts in development.
GX27 (the annual tech conference of GeneXus International) was jam packed with information, inspiration, and hands-on workshops that drew over 4,000 business and technology professionals from around the world to explore the questions we all want to know: Where are we going with these AI-powered emerging technologies and what should we do to maximize our opportunities and build the businesses of the future?
More and more we are seeing this in our daily business activities – market volatility means companies must make fact-based decisions faster—possibly even in real-time—to compete effectively. Real-time and predictive analytics provide a tool set to enable responses that are both faster and consider future scenarios, and deliver the added benefit of reducing risk in decision-making by ensuring that they are taken with the most up-to-date information available.