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

Formula 1 Drivers Who Grew Up on Simulators | Uphoff on Industry

June 24, 2019
Each month, Tony Uphoff, visionary CEO of, 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: not just how products are designed, sourced and

Inside Google Cloud’s Resurgence: 10 Key Messages from CEO Thomas Kurian

April 11, 2019

Great expectations can be a crushing burden for some businesses and some leaders. But Google Cloud and CEO Thomas Kurian are about to wrap up up not just a hugely successful global customer conference with Next ’19, but also what has to be seen as a massive relaunch of a brand eager to move from under-performer to world-class competitor.

Andreas Larsson of Electrolux on Cloud Wars Live

Andreas Larsson: Electrolux Introduces RCaaS (Robot Cleaning as a Service!)

April 3, 2019

In this Cloud Wars Live interview, we talk with Andreas Larsson of Electrolux. Electrolux is a 100-year-old Swedish company whose products include washers, dryers, ovens, refrigerators, and vacuum cleaners. As the Engineering Director, Andreas and his team use agile and lean principles to develop high quality products and services that help customers be more successful.

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Microsoft Services CTO Norm Judah on AI, Human Bias, and the C-Suite

March 7, 2019

Below is a lightly edited transcript of my conversation with Norm Judah, who is Microsoft’s chief of technology for its services business. Norm has remarkable experience on both the customer side and the vendor side of enterprise technology, and those combined perspectives are uniquely valuable in today’s high paced and turbulent business world. This interview took place

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The Ultimate Digital Transformation: Microsoft Helps Kroger Become Tech Company

January 23, 2019

In a superb example of true digital transformation, grocery giant Kroger is morphing into a technology company that develops and sells modern cloud-based solutions and services to other retail companies while also remaining America’s largest grocery retailer. Digital transformation always involves the overhaul and optimization of internal processes, but its true potential is realized when

IBM Earns 9,100 Patents VP Jeff Welser

Can IBM Convert Latest Patent Blitz into Rising Revenue?

January 8, 2019

While the IBM R&D teams received 9,100 patents in 2018 and for the 26th straight year led the world in that category, the company needs to begin showing customers, partners and investors that it is turning those laboratory innovations into high-value business solutions across AI, cloud and cybersecurity. Taken in isolation, the latest evidence of