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Ed Walsh
Leveraging digital technology to create new business value.
Interests: digital transformation, emerging technology, data, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, multi cloud, workplace transformation, security, software development.
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Every business is digitally transforming. I work with many large enterprise businesses on developing and executing their digital transformation strategy. Most of my customers are experimenting with artificial intelligence (AI). AI is not a product or platform. I believe it is an enabling technology that needs to considered for three key opportunities: - improving user experience - improving efficiency - create new products and services Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2020 at Digital Transformation Adviser
Cloud computing has been one of the top initiatives the past couple years for businesses. There are several reasons businesses want to leverage the cloud as their preferred provider of IT services including the need to quickly develop new, custom software to compete in the digital economy. Over the past... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2018 at Digital Transformation Adviser
Artificial intelligence will shape the future of business more powerfully than any other technology innovation this century. In order to remain competitive many customers are starting AI projects. Many are not getting the expected results. I have notice a pattern is emerging for successful AI programs. Customers following these three steps are much more likely to achieve the benefits of AI, including better customer experience, higher efficiency, and increased sales. Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Digital Transformation Adviser
Enterprise IT buyers are depending more on information from respected colleagues these days instead of vendor product data sheets, and commissioned sales teams. IT vendors like DellEMC need to connect with their industry influencers and insure they have the necessary product data, and access to subject matter experts. Mark Browne shared how DellEMC does this with the DellEMC Elect program. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Digital Transformation Adviser
While AWS has done a great job creating and dominating the public cloud infrastructure as a service industry they have begun pivoting to providing new, and easily consumed application services for big data analytics, voice recognition, image analysis, and IoT software for devices. These services are democratizing advanced IT capabilities for all size businesses which is creating new application categories in 2017. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Digital Transformation Adviser
AWS re:Invent keynote presentation by CEO Andy Jassy focused on core enterprise compute services for running existing and new workloads. Several new and enhanced EC2 instance types were announced. His announcements also included new services to make it easier to consume AWS EC2 services including Lightsail and VMware on AWS. Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Digital Transformation Adviser
Amazon Web Services distinguished engineer, James Hamilton was the first keynote presenter at this year’s re:Invent conference. James’ presentation featured a review of AWS data center and infrastructure design principles. James presented a compelling case that AWS cloud infrastructure is enterprise ready. Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at Digital Transformation Adviser
Business Digital Transformation is accelerating as companies race to engage their customers and deliver products and services via technology. The best IT organizations are transforming their focus from just a technology support role to helping the business envision the new possible. Cloud computing has become the preferred way to deliver... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at Digital Transformation Adviser
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the new IT "gold rush". IoT promises to revolutionize everything we do--the way we Live, Learn, Heal, Work, Get around, and What we eat. Every technology company is positioning new products and services to enable IoT for businesses. This is creating a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Digital Transformation Adviser
Cloud Foundry Summit Europe 2016 is kicking of on 9/26. This post summarizes the event schedule and highlights opportunity to get free passes and invite to the DellEMC customer appreciate party with an interview with Brian Gallagher and John Roese. Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at Digital Transformation Adviser
Enterprise IT has been focusing on architecting and building cloud infrastructures for the past several years. In 2016 many cloud infrastructures, both IT and service provider architected exist and the focus should be on using these cloud infrastructures. Enterprise IT will use a portfolio of cloud services to support traditional, new mobile, and web application workloads so cloud interworking functions are critical. VMware is latest enterprise IT product company to begin focusing on these services and announced three important services at their yearly user conference, VMworld. This will be the year enterprise IT aggressively moves workloads to cloud infrastructures and relies on cloud interworking services to automate the provisioning, and management with secure connectivity. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at Digital Transformation Adviser
VMworld 2016 will be kicking off this weekend. The theme of this year's event is be_TOMORROW which certainly reflects the state of business and the IT industry. I think it's also reflective for VMware since their products were responsible for the last big IT technology shift, virtualization but new products... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at Digital Transformation Adviser
In my previous post, Cloud Interworking Services described a new set of IT infrastructure services that enable reliable, and secure inter cloud access. In this post I am going to describe inter cloud data access by your applications. As more applications leverage cloud infrastructure services data sets are being distributed... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at Digital Transformation Adviser
In my previous post, Cloud Is Not A Place I presented my case for enterprise IT needing four types of cloud services to support their application workloads. Many enterprise IT customers I work with are adapting a Bi-Modal IT strategy. One mode of cloud services for supporting their traditional 3-tier... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at Digital Transformation Adviser
Many customers I have been meeting with recently are looking to get their IT out of the data center business. Data Centers are viewed as expensive and difficult to maintain for many businesses. Many are leveraging the public cloud providers as a means to accomplish the goal of zero data... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at Digital Transformation Adviser
EMC World 2016 is upon us again and final preparations are underway. The theme of this year's conference is Modernize and reflects the major challenge for enterprise IT. Modernize, Automate, and Transform their operations to enables business transformation to compete in the digital economy. EMC World starts officially on Monday... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2016 at Digital Transformation Adviser
Enterprise IT organizations are being challenged to transform to enable their business to compete in the digital economy. IT is being challenged to reduce the cost of operating their traditional application portfolio, enable new mobile, web, social, and analytics applications, while not compromising their data security and compliance requirements. These... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Digital Transformation Adviser
When I joined the EMC Office of the CTO in 2014 after many years as a field engineer and an EMC customer many people were interested in our opinion on the future of IT technology. As an EMC field engineer I worked with many customers designing technology solutions that would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at Digital Transformation Adviser
We have many people in our industry that provide thought leadership. I have been fortunate to work with several colleagues at EMC that are excellent at thought leadership including Joe Tucci, and Chad Sakac, and several others in different specialties. I believe the people best at inspiring thought leadership force... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2016 at Digital Transformation Adviser
The Digital Economy is forcing companies to build or re-build their application development capability. Modern applications are developing applications using new technologies and methodologies. Two challenges have emerged: New open source projects provide tools that need to be enhanced Demand for resources experienced with the new technologies and methodologies is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Digital Transformation Adviser
In my last post from Web Summit I discussed the advances in technology that is enabling the Industrial Internet and the financial benefits. The Industrial Internet will provide quality of life benefits for society as well. The Industrial Internet is enabling services to be delivered faster, and with less waste... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2015 at Digital Transformation Adviser
This week I had the opportunity to host a panel on the state of the Industrial Internet at Web Summit. My two panelists were Said Tabet from EMC and Joe Salvo from GE. They are both heavily involved in the development of the IoT industry through their work on standards... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at Digital Transformation Adviser
Innovation challenges at big companies was the topic of today’s CxO roundtable discussion at Web Summit. As we are transitioning rapidly to the Digital Economy, Innovation has never been more important and big companies are investing heavily. Our group had senior leadership from startups through some of the largest companies... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2015 at Digital Transformation Adviser
I think we can all agree are living in the Digital Economy era. GE's latest set of commercials "What's the matter with Owen?", is a great example of a company, GE that is successfully transitioning to a digital business. This year one of my goals was to have our CTO... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2015 at Digital Transformation Adviser
It has been a while since my last blog post. The last few months were really busy and I never stopped thinking about blogging and have a lot of idea's to share over the next few weeks. Since my last post I have had a great family summer vacation on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at Digital Transformation Adviser