Q&As

The Power of Spreadsheets: A Q&A with Sigma Computing’s Rob Woollen

In a recent episode of the Early Adopter Research (EAR) Podcast, EAR’s Dan Woods spoke with Rob Woollen, the CEO and cofounder of Sigma Computing, about designing enterprise platforms. Sigma Computing’s products can be a component inside an enterprise platform, as the company was created to bring the spreadsheet paradigm to the world of business […]

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Understanding Platform Governance: A Q&A with ESSEC Business School’s Thomas Kude and Thomas Huber

The Early Adopter Research Podcast covers a wide array of topics from cybersecurity to big data governance. In a recent episode, Early Adopter’s Dan Woods focused on designing enterprise platforms with two professors from the ESSEC Business School, Thomas Huber and Thomas Kude. The conversation focused on the way that platform governance can influence and […]

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Oracle’s New Business Model of Java Audits: A Q&A with Palisade’s Craig Guarente

In a recent edition of the Early Adopter Podcast, Dan Woods spoke with Palisade Compliance’s CEO Craig Guarente about Oracle’s increasing practice of auditing its customers for their use of Java. Recently, Oracle has focused its innovation as much or more on licensing and audit practices as it has on technology. It seems a lot […]

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Concurrency Matters: A Q&A with Spencer Kimball of Cockroach Labs

The database market has experienced a remarkable level of innovation over the past few decades. In a recent interview for the Early Adopter Research podcast, Dan Woods spoke with Spencer Kimball, co-founder and CEO of Cockroach Labs, about the history of the modern database market. The conversation covered the beginnings of databases, how they’ve evolved, […]

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Saving Money with IT Analytics: A Q & A with Dresner Advisory

Productized analytics have been a focus of Early Adopter Research since it was launched. In a recent conversation for the Early Adopter Podcast, Dan Woods spoke with Howard Dresner and Chris von Simpson from Dresner Advisory Services. They recently completed a report about IT analytics and their discussion covered that report. Dresner’s research sheds light […]

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What Differentiates HCL: A Q&A with HCL’s Darren Oberst

Recently, on the Early Adopter Research Podcast, Dan Woods spoke with Darren Oberst, Corporate VP and head of Products and Platforms at HCL, a global systems integrator. HCL is pursuing a strategy called Mode 3 that is taking the old model of global SIs and adding new elements related to both owning and developing products […]

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How To Succeed with Digital Transformation: A Q&A with PwC’s Tom Puthiyamadam

In a recent edition of the Early Adopter Research Podcast, Dan Woods spoke with Tom Puthiyamadam from PwC’s Digital Practice about the importance of building enterprise platforms for digital transformation. Puthiyamadam leads this work for PwC. Their conversation covered many of the examples of PwC clients that have built various digital platforms using enterprise products […]

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Why Data Supply Chains Matter: A Q&A with TreeHive’s Donald Farmer

The data supply chain has been a central focus of Early Adopter Research and Dan Woods. Recently, Woods had the chance to speak with TreeHive Strategy’s Donald Farmer for the Early Adopter Podcast. Woods and Farmer have worked together in a variety of capacities in the past, but their discussion for the podcast focused on […]

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Is AI Dependent on AI: A Q&A with H2O.ai’s Sri Ambati

It seems like every product on the market today advertises its use of AI. But separating AI myth from reality is crucial for businesses wanting to make the right decisions about what products to adopt. Recently, Early Adopter’s Dan Woods spoke with Sri Ambati, CEO of H2O.ai. Woods wrote about the company in 2015, where […]

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