The recent passing of John Forbes Nash made me wonder how his ingenious game theory can be applied to technology innovation.
Very simply put, Nash’s theory of equilibrium puts forth that outcomes are more attainable for all parties when they work cooperatively toward a goal rather than against each other in isolation. Knowing each other’s mindset and working together gives each party a better chance at achieving his or her objective than working on their own.
This theory has been used to analyze everything from wars and sports to evolutionary biology and games of skill. Read More »
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Today we are seeing a step change in the applications and data infrastructure. No longer do we rely only on large centralized repositories. Instead, hyper-distributed infrastructure is hosting apps and data at any location, resulting in a growing network of “centers of data.” These centers of data are small computing hubs used by people and processes within an organization. As ecosystem dependencies increase, businesses are not only dependent on these centers of data inside their organization, but also on those outside their organizations. This paradigm unites information from sources that had never been connected before to produce new insights, new processes across value chains, new contextual experiences and people engagement. Read More »
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I am delighted to announce that John Oberon has joined Cisco as Vice President, IoT Software Platforms. His responsibilities include the development of platforms that enable developers to access Cisco’s IoT infrastructure capabilities.
John’s hiring is significant because delivering on the promise of the Internet of Everything – the intelligent connection of people, process, data, and things – means making it possible to deliver vertical solutions to specific industries. To do this, we need to enable a broad ecosystem of technology partners with the right vertical-specific expertise. We will do this by providing the right kind of application platform that offers open APIs and application development environments for customers, partners, and third parties to design, develop, and deploy their innovative solutions.
Crucial to Cisco’s strategy is to provide IaaS and PaaS for IoT applications and SaaS offerings to run at the extreme edge/fog. John’s joining Cisco and taking on this leadership role in IoT Systems and Software is critical to our being able to deliver these services to our partners, customers, and the broader IoT developer community. Software was indeed a hot topic at Cisco’s Partner Summit 2015 last month in Montreal. It’s clear that the market needs the right application platform to enable the services that customers will require, and Cisco is recruiting and developing the talent we need to deliver these software platforms.
John has extensive experience building robust developer communities for software platforms – especially within the SaaS and PaaS space. He will be an important Cisco representative in the IoT developer community.
Before joining Cisco, John was the Chief Architect, General Manager, and Vice President of Engineering at Mashery, an Intel business that is a leader in application services governance. Earlier in his career, John was the Director of Product Development at Intuit. He also worked 12 years in key roles at Microsoft.
“I am excited to have a vital role developing Cisco’s IoT software platforms and expanding the horizon of what we know as the Internet of Things,” John said. “The time is perfect for bringing in top talent and continuing the journey to bring Cisco’s IoT software platforms to market.”
You can follow John’s tweets, read his LinkedIn blog posts, and look for him soon at major developer and Cisco events.
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The Internet of Everything (IoE) – bringing together people, process, data, and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before – is accelerating the pace of digital transformation.
This new age of the digital economy presents unprecedented challenges for all CEOs and business leaders. In today’s dynamic business environment, enterprises are under more pressure than ever to drive business outcomes. Innovation, ability to quickly adapt to new challenges and market conditions, as well as proficient leverage of new technologies are all critical in determining success. In addition, the IT landscape is evolving with more connected and mobile endpoints, the growth of application based services, and the need to collect, analyze and utilize an explosion of data. Read More »
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For most manufacturing companies today, product and services innovation, the introduction of new models, and the need for flexibility and workforce engagement are some of the business drivers requiring a new way to look at factory automation. Often, the ideal opportunity to tackle these challenges arises when a company is expanding capacity or building a new production facility ‘greenfield’. The Internet of Everything plays into this opportunity perfectly as easier and more seamless ways to connect people, process and data have emerged. Mahindra and Mahindra, one of India’s leading automakers, seized just that opportunity to deploy a Connected Factory of the future, building the Chakan facility north of Pune in Maharashtra, to expand capacity on existing models and introduce brand new Mahindra model categories. Read More »
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