Tableau CEO Adam Selipsky, who is helping Salesforce with analytics

Marc Benioff’s Secret Weapon: Tableau Turning Salesforce into Analytics Powerhouse

June 11, 2020
To me, the 2x4-across-the-face disclosure in Salesforce’s latest earnings release was not that they almost reached $5 billion in quarterly revenue but rather that “Platform & Other” has become Marc Benioff’s #1 revenue-producing business. Bigger than Service Cloud, bigger than Sales Cloud and Marketing cloud and all the others. And growing at a wicked clip
Bruno Aziza talks about the Oracle Analytics Summit series

Oracle Turning Analytics Summit into Ongoing Series Celebrating Customer Success

May 8, 2020
As Bruno Aziza talks about the Oracle Analytics Summit next week, the Oracle group VP’s comments are flooded with talk about the community, customer priorities, co-creation of value, feedback loops and showcasing customer innovation. After a very successful inaugural face-to-face Summit last year, Aziza and his Oracle Analytics team are focused on weaving all of
Google Cloud has snatched MLB as a customer from AWS

Google Tops Amazon As Big Customer Defects for Better ML and Analytics

March 5, 2020
In a showdown between two of the world’s top technology companies, Google Cloud has snatched AWS client Major League Baseball (MLB) on the strength of multiple Google technologies plus its YouTube and Ad Manager businesses. Looking to take its “personalized and immersive fan experiences” to higher levels, MLB selected Google and Google Cloud for their
Cover photo of Cloud Wars Live episode with Wayne Sadin on Shadow IT and more

Shadow IT Goes Legit as ‘Query from Hell’ Gets Defanged | Sadin on Digital

February 18, 2020
“Sadin on Digital” episodes explore the fast-changing and high-stakes world of digital business. Wayne Sadin and I focus in particular on what CEOs and boards must do to lead their companies successfully into the Digital Age. Today, we talk "shadow IT" and the why Wayne wants to rename it. Episode 12 In this episode: Wayne
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that tech spending will double in the next decade

Tech Spending Is Set to Explode, Says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

February 7, 2020
As the digital economy takes hold and the cloud and ML power business innovation at an unprecedented scale, today’s robust IT budgets pale in comparison to what’s coming over the next several years. “Tech spending as a percentage of GDP is projected to double over the next decade,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said last week.
CEO Satya Nadella speaks about Microsoft digitalizing the world

How Satya Nadella and Microsoft Are Digitalizing the World

February 3, 2020
Exactly six years ago today, Satya Nadella became CEO of Microsoft and began turning the company upside down. And now that he’s got Microsoft innovating and executing as well as any company on Earth, Satya Nadella has set his sights on digitalizing the world. It’s no longer Microsoft’s goal for its business customers to consume
New episode of the Cloud Wars Live podcast: talking Industry 4.0 with Tony Uphoff

Industry 4.0: Apple, Amazon, and Google are Manufacturers | Uphoff on Industry

January 28, 2020
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. These include how we design, source and manufacture
Cloud Wars analyzes Google Cloud's 2020 challenge: outflanking Amazon in software

Google Cloud’s 2020 Challenge: Outflank Amazon with Software Solutions

January 13, 2020
(Another installment in our series exploring the primary challenges faced by the Cloud Wars Top 10 vendors in 2020.)   One of the most intense 2020 battles in the Cloud Wars will be #6 Google Cloud’s resurgent efforts to snatch IaaS and PaaS market share away from #2 Amazon while also creating an entirely new
Why Leaders Are Displacing Managers: Uphoff on Industry

Why Leaders Are Displacing Managers | Uphoff on Industry

January 3, 2020
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. These include how we design, source and manufacture
Chris Lochhead on Different episode 9: data is the new cash

‘Data is the New Oil’ is Stupid. Data is the New Cash. | Lochhead on Different

December 30, 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,