At Couchbase Connect 2017, I found a memorable use case on Couchbase as a service, via a Dreamworks Animation presentation. The takeaway? The impact of microservices at scale.
At Connected Enterprise '17, Alex Barth of Mapbox shared their open source business model - and why augmented reality has traction.
Create exceptional workplaces? Easier said than done. At Sage Intacct Advantage 2017, a presentation by Tandem HR's CFO Tanya Yakhnis broke through. She also shared her journey to modern finance with Sage Intacct.
This week - can conversational UIs smash walled gardens? Or will they lead to a new phase of vendor lock-in? Plus: Google and Facebook and their algorithmic foraging. And, of course, your whiffs.
Tableau Conference sparked a news flurry, from Hyper to Maestro. Who better to make sense of the news - and the BI roller coaster ride - than Tableau Tableau CPO Francois Ajenstat? Our focus: Tableau at enterprise scale.
No surprise that blockchain came up at Sage Intacct Advantage 2017. Intacct's Aaron Harris gave us his view of where blockchain works - and where it doesn't. He also shared info on Sage Intacct's cryptocurrency readiness.
This week, Sage Intacct previewed Pacioli, their new AI bot and digital assistant. Questions loomed - after the keynote, we got some answers. I also picked up advisory for AI finance projects.
This week: accountants move past big data and AI denial, while Walmart and Disney make aggressive moves against rivals. CIOs fight for digital trust after data breaches - and your weekly whiffs.
Predicting weather is big business but... predicting food trends? That's where Allrecipes.com is headed. I learned how BI feeds into Allrecipes' data-driven culture at Tableau Conference 2017.
At Tableau Conference 2017, two lucky vendors jumped through my recording hoops for impromptu demos. What caught my eye? BI on Alexa with Tredence and interactive BI on Hadoop with Jethro.
Snow is serious business for the D.C. Department of Transportation, exposing the limits of static reporting. But as MeghanMarie Fowler-Finn explained at Tableau conference, they are doing something about it - with dashboards.
This week: cleansing our big data infatuations. Also: can ERP systems handle the next-gen needs of IoT? Your whiffs include hard lessons for smoking punks, while Dove's marketing team gets the spank tunnel.
Customer experience is easily broken. But will AI, voice and bots make a difference? Not if we take a "tools will save us" mentality, says Bernard Chung of SAP Hybris.