IoT strategy with an enterprise software bias

Con­sumers buy tech­nol­ogy for dif­fer­ent rea­sons than enter­prises. Con­sumers value sim­plic­ity, enter­prises value option­al­ity and risk reduc­tion. A con­sumer IoT strat­egy with enter­prise val­ues is a mis­take, and that’s just what Sam­sung is trying.

Missing persona for IoT use cases: Families

CES is show­cas­ing a lot of smart home tech­nol­ogy. I believe that prod­uct man­agers have a miss­ing per­sona: that of the fam­ily. Here are some exam­ples of gaps that result from the miss­ing fam­ily persona.

Things to get you thinking (#3)

Even though there wasn’t much tech­ni­cal news, I found a lot of inter­est­ing things going on around DevOps in the cloud, APIs and enter­prise hackathons, and emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies like intel­li­gent noti­fi­ca­tions, Blockchains (Bit­coin), IoT, and Apple’s HealthKit. Some good thought pro­vok­ing stuff to close out the year.

2014 Words of the year

Three things to get you think­ing about how the cul­ture of tech­nol­ogy is chang­ing the way cor­po­rate exec­u­tives need to approach soft­ware prod­ucts and cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tions. Using a lens of Apple Pay vs MCX/CurrentC, it’s easy to see how MCX exec­u­tives failed to under­stand this new cul­tural reality.

Things to get you thinking (#2)

A new per­pec­tive on the role of the CIO dri­ven by the app econ­omy and a first look at the results of the Apple/IBM “mobile first” part­ner­ship. Last week’s post on the Apple Watch got retweeted a few hun­dred times, so it’s here again as are three new insight­ful posts I wrote this week on the chang­ing busi­ness mod­els emerg­ing from the app economy.

Meaningfully innovating health insurance with software

A major chal­lenge to fit­ness wear­ables improv­ing our health is inte­grat­ing the fit­ness value into the insur­ance land­scape. The inte­gra­tion can only hap­pen if it’s eas­ier to cre­ate the soft­ware that brings it all together. Here’s a way to make it faster, bet­ter, and cheaper to exe­cute inno­v­a­tive insur­ance models.