Three Cardinal Business/Product Management Principles

The Important What is the best way to use X resources Catch the waves on the upswing Do something great The Quote At first, I was just going post this Steve Jobs quote as a memorable quote. After going through the process of actually writing it down, I realized there was so much gold there…

Blockchain

The Important Blockchain is not a database. Blockchain is a journal. Blockchain is best used to record immutable information Blockchain should not be used for mutable information Blockchain does not provide anonymity1, transaction partners are known Blockchain does provide confidentiality, specifics of records can be hidden Note (1): The traceability of criminal behavior has nuances….

Segment Routing: The Journey Back Home

In December 1995, the IETF published RFC 1883, Internet Protocol Version 6. A reasonably modest size document, clearly articulating a focus on expanded addressing, IPv4 header format simplification, improved support for options, flow labeling, authentication & privacy. As the years went on, a good number of people started to see IPv6 as the basis of…

Short time to execute the right thing

Obviously, the world is having a “moment”. When the death of an African American man in the custody of police causes worldwide protests and more, you know a) we live in a global digital world and b) this is the time to act and make change; the emotion is there, the desire is there, the…

Silicon Strikes Back

In a galaxy not too far away, fear spread that Moore’s law was coming to an end. It was getting harder to increase the frequency on a CPU, leakage was increasing even as transistor size was decreasing, and a breakthrough in material science seemed desperately necessary. What was a scared IT industry to do? Go…

COVID-19 demonstrates that AI/ML remains underhyped

When I wrote in October 2019, that AI/ML was underhyped, I was not even thinking of public sector applications. Luckily, Bluedot was. If you still believe AI/ML is overhyped, then I would encourage you to watch the 60 minutes piece from April 26th, 2019 on this very issue, and how really good data, and a…

SDN: Centralized AND Distributed

First published on Linkedin, the day before the NFC Championship When the current NFL season started, one of the expected dramas was whether the talented Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, would give himself freely to a new era of coaching, where all the calls would be made from the sideline. Highly analyzed, scripted and…

Disaggregated Internet Exposes Strategic Straddles

All markets force companies to make choices: value proposition, how will it be differentiated, does anyone care, how does each investment support the intended value chain/value proposition. A disaggregated Internet forces existing companies to make new choices and creates the opportunity for new ones to disrupt. The emergence of Broadcom, and companies like Arista that…

Transformation: From Spreadsheets to Services

No other application embodies the then newfound business power of the personal computer, than the spreadsheet. Spreadsheets empowered number crunchers like never before. Over the decades that followed, formulas, pivots, macros, linking, and add-ons amplified that power creating mini IT fiefdoms disconnected from a company’s central business systems. Today, in the age of digital transformation,…