Trends & Concepts

Constellation Research event: Expansive, respectful vibe

Constellation Research event: Expansive, respectful vibe

Let’s face it – industry events are increasingly formulaic. Most vendor conferences are predictable – keynotes and product futures, rock bands, large partner booths. Most research firm events tend to be siloed around their category definitions and what currently excites them. So, I particularly enjoy events like Cognizant Community which are about conversations with peers, mind expansion, […]

The disconnect between software buyers and vendors - about the role of SIs

The disconnect between software buyers and vendors – about the role of SIs

In the case studies I wrote for SAP Nation 3.0 I noticed two common threads A) Customers were using SIs cautiously – the last set of experiences with SIs and outsources has made them wary. A couple even thanked me for writing the first volume and bringing out the massive cost and poor quality of […]

Three of the original RPA pioneers (left to right):  Some grinning idiot, Pat Geary (Chief Market Maker, Blue Prism) and Jason Kingdon (returning as Executive Chairman of Blue Prism)

Daddy’s back to shape Blue Prism’s technology roadmap for the next iteration of the RPA kingdom

  So almost exactly seven years to the day that RPA was invented, Blue Prism’s major shareholder Jason Kingdon has scratched a huge robotic itch to make a return to active duty leading Blue Prism to drive its AI roadmap as RPA prepares for its rebirth in the industry.  Current CEO Alastair Bathgate (interviewed here), who has overseen the […]