Microsoft Amazon and others are battling for AI leadership in the Cloud Wars

The Battle for AI Leadership: #1 Microsoft, #2 Amazon, #6 Google, #7 IBM Step Up

November 6, 2019
As AI and ML become mainstream business tools in the digital economy, four of the world’s most-influential companies with combined revenue of about $550 billion are each aggressively rolling out new AI-driven solutions that will change how the world works. Those four companies have a longstanding presence on my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings.
Oracle chairman Larry Ellison and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talk autonomous databases

Microsoft Versus Oracle on Autonomous Databases: Microsoft’s Approach

September 30, 2019
While Microsoft and Oracle have recently forged a broad partnership to help business customers work across both vendors’ clouds, there’s no question that Microsoft and Oracle will continue to compete aggressively in multiple areas. One of those highly competitive segments is the booming category of cloud-native databases. And since we’ve taken a close look at
Digital Marriages and Google Spying on Babies? - Lochhead on Different

Digital Marriages and Spying on Babies | Lochhead on Different

September 12, 2019
Each month, “Lochhead on Different” episodes will explore the need to differentiate people, products, and services in a world that encourages a lot of imitation. A best-selling author, top podcaster, and former tech-industry CMO, Christopher Lochhead is a student of not only business and technology and marketing but also human nature, human folly, human genius,
Tony Uphoff talks change management and more

200,000 Robots. 1.3 Million Manufacturing Jobs. | Uphoff on Industry

September 11, 2019
Each month, Tony Uphoff, visionary CEO of Thomasnet.com, joins Cloud Wars Live for a recurring segment. “Uphoff on Industry” will explore the innovations, upheavals, and breakthroughs reshaping the the world of manufacturing and industrial markets. Join Tony and me as we discuss disruptive new trends in the digital-industrial world: how we design, source and manufacture products, and
Cloud Wars Perspectives on Oracle Analytics

Oracle Analytics Creating ‘Continuous Analysis Workflow’ with Augmented Analytics

September 3, 2019
In today’s data-driven economy, Oracle believes its unique combination of SaaS applications, cloud database technology, and modern AI tools will allow it to deliver higher levels of business value and innovation than competitors can match. Oracle is looking to became a world leader in that field by pulling together those assets and expertise in a
Lochhead on Different episode 7: Teens on Screens. Stones on Phones.

Teens on Screens. Stones on Phones. | Lochhead on Different

August 27, 2019
Each month, “Lochhead on Different” episodes will explore the need to differentiate people, products, and services in a world that encourages a lot of imitation. A best-selling author, top podcaster, and former tech-industry CMO, Christopher Lochhead is a student of not only business and technology and marketing but also human nature, human folly, human genius,
Ammirati on Innovation: can AI shape the trajectory of humanity?

Can AI “Shape the Trajectory of Humanity?” | Ammirati on Innovation

August 6, 2019
Each month, “Ammirati on Innovation” episodes will look at ways that the disruptive-startup mentality is spreading beyond young entrepreneurs to big established corporations. Serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and Carnegie Mellon B-school professor Sean Ammirati, who sits at the intersection of these high-change dynamics, provides insight. Episode 4 In this episode, Sean and I discuss Microsoft and

Microsoft’s $1B Bet: “Most Important Technological Development in Human History”

July 31, 2019
If you believe it’s important to dream big dreams, then you gotta love the expectations behind Microsoft’s decision to invest $1 billion with partner OpenAI: to achieve nothing short of “shape the trajectory of humanity.” There’s been a fair amount of chit-chat about the Microsoft-OpenAI partnership to create AGI (artificial general intelligence). But largely overlooked
Chris Lochhead and I discuss Chief Growth Officer role in a new podcast episode

Chief Growth Officers, America’s AI Strategy, & FaceApp Follies | Lochhead on Different

July 25, 2019
Each month, “Lochhead on Different” episodes will explore the need to differentiate people, products, and services in a world that encourages a lot of imitation. A best-selling author, top podcaster, and former tech-industry CMO, Christopher Lochhead is a student of not only business and technology and marketing but also human nature, human folly, human genius,
Microsoft will likely top $50 billion in cloud revenue at this time next year.

Microsoft’s $50-Billion Moonshot: #1 Cloud Vendor Lays Out New Growth Plans

July 23, 2019
The odds are exceptionally strong that just 12 months from now, Microsoft will post cloud revenue of well over $50 billion. You read that right: a $50-billion-plus cloud business just one year from today for the largest and most-influential enterprise-cloud player in the world. So why does that matter? Who cares? It matters a great