There is a sea change afoot concerning how the C-suite executive will need to position its firm for the acquisition and adoption of emerging technology. Nicolás Jodal, co-Founder and CEO of GeneXus, believes that companies no longer have the luxury of waiting to see which emerging technologies mature to the point of widespread implementation, before embracing them.
This past Monday was annual Iotday, and also National Chinese Almond Cookie Day, Winston Churchill Day and at least a half-dozen other days. There were events held worldwide, and all focused in some way on discussing the power and impact of IoT (the Internet of Things) to change businesses for the better.
This is a unique way to start a blog. Normally I do an introduction about some comments related to the story I want to share. Well, I want to start this blog post with the following prediction (maybe I can get more attention from those writing code): By 2021, 40% of IT staff will be versatilists holding multiple roles, most of which will be business-related rather than technology-related.
As I meet with customers and prospects across the nation, insights I learn from CEOs, CIOs and CTOs, about what keeps them up at night is incredibly valuable. Whether talking to a customer in New York or in Dallas, all share concerns about the future & the role emerging technologies will play in transforming their business.
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.
New AI-powered technologies being embraced by the enterprise provides all staff levels with capabilities previously restricted to IT. Among these new capabilities is the new role of citizen developers, where most anyone in an organization can develop applications using self-coding programs. This is a good thing on the whole, but as with any other revolution, it comes with challenges and potential drawbacks, which CIOs and their teams will need to address.