Q&As

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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Redefining Data Management: A Q&A with Informatica’s Amit Walia

One of the goals of Early Adopter Research is to explore and understand cutting edge technology as it emerges on the market. As part of that mission, Early Adopter’s Dan Woods recently interviewed Amit Walia, President, Products and Strategic Ecosystems for Informatica, an enterprise cloud data management software company, about the organization’s product management and […]

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Democratizing Data: A Q&A with Qlik’s Mike Capone

In November, Dan Woods of Early Adopter Research had the chance to speak with Mike Capone, CEO of Qlik, about the company’s acquisition of Podium Data, AI, and data supply chains for the Early Adopter Podcast. Woods has written about Podium Data’s technology before at Forbes, and the combination of the two companies indicates a […]

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Activating Data Management: A Q&A with Commvault’s Patrick McGrath

Early Adopter Research’s Dan Woods is very familiar with Commvault, having followed and written about the company over the past few years. For a recent episode of the Early Adopter Research Podcast, he had the chance to speak with Patrick McGrath, Commvault’s Director of Product Management, about Activate, a new product that allows people to […]

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Sentient AI: A Q&A with IPSoft’s Chetan Dube

AI and machine learning adoption continue to be hot topics in the world of technology. Recently, Dan Woods had the chance to speak with IPSoft’s Chetan Dube about AI adoption and productization and IPSoft’s unique approach to these topics. IPSoft’s portfolio represents an interesting way to productize AI with different frameworks that all work together. […]

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