Derek du Preez has spent the past few years defending the needs of the end-user and helping vendors understand how they can better serve their buyers' technology and business needs. He also loves to bother governments about all things digital.

Articles by Derek du Preez

The ‘Godfather of Process Mining’ explains why the future of the technology is an object centric approach This article is sponsored by:

Professor Wil van der Aalst, Chief Scientist at Celonis, explains how an object centric approach transforms process mining from two dimensional to three dimensional.

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Confluent delivers strong growth and has big plans for Flink - but workforce cut by 8% This article is sponsored by:

Confluent beat the high end of its guidance in Q4 and the number of large deals with buyers are increasing. However, the vendor also announced layoffs in the face of tough macro conditions.

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Online Safety Bill - proposed Ministerial influence over regulator could lead to ‘deals done in corridors’ This article is sponsored by:

The Online Safety Bill is the British Government’s attempt at using legislation to make the UK the ‘safest place in the world to be online’. But concerns are being raised about Ministerial reach.

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Technology is part of the answer to NHS woes, but we must resist viewing it as a silver bullet This article is sponsored by:

NHS waiting times are at record levels and industrial action is putting the system under further pressure. Whilst technology is part of the solution, we must resist the temptation to view it as the only answer.

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Samsara’s Chief People Officer, Steve Pickle, on ‘being intentional about culture, purpose and experience’ This article is sponsored by:

Pickle joins Samsara from Salesforce, where he brings a wealth of experience with him about how to effectively scale a company, without losing sight of what makes it unique.

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British Government complacent about growth opportunity of creative industries and is ignoring digital impact This article is sponsored by:

Global exports of creative services exceeded $1 trillion in 2020. And yet the British Government seems worryingly quiet about fostering creative sectors in the UK. Not only this, but it seems ignorant to the changes occurring at the intersection of creative fields and digital technologies…

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Celonis focuses in on procurement, mobility and offices to reach Net Zero sustainability goals This article is sponsored by:

Celonis published its 2022 Sustainability Report in recent days and the transparent data provides useful insights into how the vendor is thinking about reaching its climate goals.

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NIKE’s shares soar as it delivers strong Q2 - it’s all about ‘connected membership’ This article is sponsored by:

NIKE CEO John Donahoe said that the retailer’s 160 million members are key to the company building a personalized, direct relationship that beats out the competition.

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The BBC needs to advance its personalization strategy, including protecting against data risks This article is sponsored by:

The National Audit Office has released a report this week investigating the BBC’s digital plans. Its key digital products are performing well, but risks remain.

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CBS transforms its marketing processes with Atlassian tools to help measure creative output This article is sponsored by:

Creating advertising assets at CBS is a complicated, multi-team process. With the help of Atlassian’s Jira and Confluence tools, the television network has streamlined its marketing activities.

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