About 10 years ago, I took part in a mission team on behalf of the European Commission, Research & Innovation, studying the rate of participation by women in industrial R&D. The findings were wretched – the rate was very low. Things have improved since then, but very little.
It’s said that gender segregation starts in academia, but we would do well not to simply accept that this is so. It is our culture that causes women to assume from early childhood that certain technological professions are “male”. (more…)
Mike Koehler is President, Professional Services. He manages EMC Global Services' broad portfolio of professional services, practices and delivery, as well as go-to-market execution, ensuring customers derive maximum benefit from their investments in EMC technology. As the leader of EMC's professional services team, Koehler is responsible for supporting EMC's continued leadership role in Cloud, Big Data, and Trusted IT by enabling its customers and partners on their IT transformation journey. He is based at EMC’s offices in Dallas, Texas, United States.
On a recent trip to India, I was struck by how quickly the market and the capabilities of the EMC Center of Excellence (COE) in Bangalore have matured since the COE operational model was kicked off in 2006.
I travel frequently to EMC’s global R&D locations to monitor innovation activities. One of the most common questions I receive is: Do you notice cultural differences in a particular region’s approach to innovation?
It is difficult to get an accurate feel for any culture unless you live there for an extended period of time. A more appropriate way of asking the question would be: What are your observations about innovation at EMC’s global locations?
I’ve thought about my observations in these areas and tried to come up with a word or two that describes what I’ve witnessed firsthand.
Across every sector and in every boardroom, Big Data is disrupting business models.
The challenge facing enterprises is how to monetise data and drive new revenues. To do that, organizations will need data savvy and business savvy innovators who can trigger a wave of next-generation applications and tightly honed business models and strategies. To keep pace with demand, governments and the private sector will need to invest in education programmes that can generate the skilled talent needed to exploit the global Big Data opportunity.
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