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IBM Think Arvind Krishna

Event Report: IBM Think Accelerates Accessible Gen AI For Clients

IBM's Focus On AI Built From Data And Cloud Competencies Four and a half years after Arvind Krishna was elected as IBM's Chief Executive Officer, today's IBM is a much different organization. A tight focus on data and cloud has helped IBM think through what clients need to not only be AI ready, but also AI first. With over 30,000 attendees at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center gathered at IBM's biggest event, the mood was energetic and excited about the possibilities for the Age of AI.
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Margin Compression @rwang0

Monday's Musings: Margin Compression - Tech Vendors Are You Leading The Way Or In The Way?

Margin Compression Is Pernicious, Disruptive, and Exponential In Impact Technologies for the enterprise have often been seen as enablers for disruption and change. Over the past five decades as one technology or vendor would come to prominence and dominate a market, challengers would apply new technologies or business models to topple the legacy market and create new markets. Silicon Valley built its credibility on these disruptive market entrants. This cycle would continue to repeat itself until the next challenger became the market leader and struggle to hold on to its lead while meeting the demands of investors and the market.
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20240503 4 comma club

Monday's Musing: When The Hunters Become The Hunted

Expect Software Giants Hunters To Soon Be The Hunted In A Digital Giant's Quest For Growth Six of the Magnificent Seven (Microsoft, Apple, Nvidia, Alphabet [Google], Amazon, Meta [Facebook]) stocks have entered the four comma club -over $1 trillion in market cap. With a combined market cap of over $13.2 trillion, these six players continue to defy physics with continuous quarters of double digit organic growth. Digital giants by definition have deployed five key strategies:
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Fake Media Unethical Analysts

Tuesday's Tip: Why Unethical Marketing Costs Tech Vendors 100’s of Millions Every Year

What Every Tech Vendor CEO and CFO Should Know About Their CMO’s Wasted Investments In Vanity Metrics Marketing professionals face massive pressure to show that their marketing investments have paid off. In a zero-interest rate environment, budgets were flush and marketers had a lot of leeway in building brand, hosting amazing events, and buying ads to improve market presence. However, a shift to a five percent interest rate environment has many CMO’s focused on performance marketing, showing return on investment, and moving MQLs from SQLs as fast as they can.
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CNBC Nvidia GTC 2024 Becky Quick @Rwang0

New Analysis: Nvidia GTC 2024 Is The Davos of AI

New Chips, New Business Models Ahead In Accelerated Computing Nvidia stock is up 267% YoY. With over 10,000 people in physical attendance and up to 100,000 people virtually attending, this could be the largest AI conference. All eyes on the next wave for AI with CEO Jensen Huang ready to keynote at 1:00 pm PT at the SAP Center in San Jose. The key things to look for in the keynote:
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From Pyramid to Diamond With AI Bots Not FTEs

Monday's Musings: In An Age of AI, Death To The Pyramid Model, Long Live The Diamond

The Traditional Pyramid Is Under Attack Most professional services firms have operated in a pyramid model where the most senior owner of a P&L would have a staffing ratio of 1:3 to 1:5 and their next reports would have a staffing ratio of 1:5 to 1:10. This pyramid structure would continue until the last level. There could be as many as 8 to 10 levels in a structure that looks like this with billable rates per hour that would correspond to seniority and level of expertise.
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Microsoft Copilot Finance

News Analysis: Finance In The Age Of AI - Microsoft Copilot for Finance

The Leap Year Brings Announcement Of A New Copilot - Finance Microsoft announced the public preview of Copilot for Finance. With tools such as Copilot, the user experience begins and ends with generative AI. In conversations with Vice President of Business Applications Engineering - Charles Lamanna, Corporate Vice President of Business Applications Marketing - Emily He, Vice President of AI-led ERP Engineering - Georg Glantshnig, users can now apply geneative AI across departments such as sales, service, finance, and IT with Copilot for M365, Copilot for Sales, Copilot for Service, Copilot for Finance, and Copilot Studio.
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Trusted AI

Monday's Musings: Trust In The Age of AI

Enter AI And The Real Fourth Industrial Revolution Running out of ideas to inspire, a false fourth industrial revolution was coined by the World Economic Forum. The move to digitization and digital transformation was a necessary half-step to the move towards AI. While some will now profess that the Fifth Industrial revolution is AI, AI is more exponential than the internet or the fake fourth industrial revolution. The dawn of the fourth industrial revolution begins with AI. This Cognitive Era will be with us for decades to come.
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Congress Center Davos

Event Report: Rebuilding Trust - The 2024 Davos Agenda

The 54th annual convening at Davos brings 2700 delegates from over 130 countries to officially attend the World Economic Forum’s event. Meanwhile, an additional 5000 individuals join events around Davos in a series of programing known as UnDavos. This year’s official Davos proceedings center on four main themes:
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ARM IPO credit Nasdaq

Trends: Tech IPOs Will Come Back In 2024

Two Year IPO Drought Coming To An End In 2023, only 148 companies completed an initial public offering (IPO). This was the worst year on record and followed a 15% decline from the number of IPO's in 2022, another disappointing year. In 2023, ARM was the sole blockbuster tech IPO. After a brutal two years with a paucity of tech IPOs, the market is poised for a resurgence in 2024.
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