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IOT Field Notes: Whose Cloud is it Anyway? (2 of 2)

In my previous post, I told the story of ThermoCo, UBrewCo, and their “IoT eco-system” of manufacturers, distributors, service providers, and customers. All of the players have a strong interest in the promise of operational data analytics, but none have the confidence and conviction to actually build something. Everyone seems to be waiting for the […]

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Real change happens along a continuum that stretches from The Big Idea to Real Results, and people / organizations that want to make real change happen need to understand the different elements along the way.


The ability to imagine what is possible (aka Vision)


As goods, services, & even data becomes commoditized, effective and engaging design becomes a competitive differentiator


Sooner or later, you have to be able to translate your hand-waving to something that actually works!


Results derive from making something happen – quickly, effectively, sustainably

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Recent Posts

IOT Field Notes: Whose Cloud is it Anyway? (1 of 2)
Execution, with some elements of Science
May 29, 2016

In the industrial manufacturing world, I’m seeing an interesting pattern develop. It comes up in strategic and tactical conversations with small, medium, and large sized firms, along various points in the value chain to the ultimate end customer. And the overriding pattern is “waiting to take the first step”. Consider this typical Manufacturing Hierarchy; sophisticated […]

The Subtle Power of Design: Making Something Happen
May 15, 2016

Design has been a recurring theme for me lately – in writing and in conversation – and I keep seeing opportunities for applying Design Thinking to different types of work … Implementing new systems and supporting process change Managing simple and complex projects Collaborating and sharing knowledge Building user interfaces Creating effective presentations Targeting strategic […]

The Subtle Power of Design: An Introduction
April 26, 2016

A few weeks ago, I wrote about creating value – one in a series of posts on the Internet of Things. The feedback was great, but some of the more interesting reactions were focused on the illustration – something I built a few months ago, when I needed to convey a large amount of meaning […]

IoT Field Notes: How to Identify Customer Value
Science, with some elements of Inspiration
April 10, 2016

When introducing the idea of Smart, Connected Products (a.k.a. the Internet of Things, or IoT), one of the many early conversations are about creating value. The focus will be different, based on who you’re talking with; with a product manager, you’re talking about how much revenue can be generated. The CEO and the Board, on […]

The Internet of Things and Applied Digital Strategy
Inspiration, with some elements of Science
April 3, 2016

When I speak publicly (and internally) about the Internet of Things (IOT), I prefer the term Smart, Connected Products. Yes, I know – sounds like a buzzphrase. But the words are used with intent, to shift thinking away from the tactical aspects of IOT, and focus on a strategic view of this important digital component. […]