What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #65

Theme of 2018 - what can be blockchained will be blockchained - not necessarily a great thing but my news feeds and inbox seem to be dominated by blockchain these days; lots of discussion ML and automation, solid reads on scaling company culture and thinking about pricing models

listen in on my talk on Bloomberg Radio on enterprise blockchain adoption in 2018

Breaking Down Bank Earnings, Feed Changes At Facebook, Blockchain Grows - Coast To Coast With Carol And Cory (podcast)

Ken Leon, Equity Analyst at CFRA, and Arnold Kakuda, Bloomberg Intelligence Banking Analyst, get into the particulars of JP Morgan and Wells Fargo earnings. Scott Devitt, Internet & Media Analyst at Stifel Financial, and Jitendra Waral, Bloomberg…

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Intelligent automation Holy Grail? A NYC VC shares his thoughts | Cintrifuse

My thoughts on why Intelligent Automation and why I am so excited about adding a cognitive layer to automating business processes - “Cintrifuse is excited to showcase our Active Network by bringing Ed Sim to our blog to discuss the future of intelligent automation in the workplace.”

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Scaling Startups

Ten Year's Worth of Learnings About Pricing

great post on how to think about pricing, pricing also dictates your gotomarket strategy

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How to scale hiring without breaking company culture - Version One

Great post by co-investor Boris Wertz on scaling without sacrificing culture

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Enterprise Tech

Cloud AutoML: Making AI accessible to every business

this is huge news, democratizing #machinelearning - trend will be moving from engineers to business analysts via goog sheets - happening rapidly - “To make AI accessible to every business, we’re introducing Cloud AutoML, which helps businesses with limited ML expertise start building their own high-quality custom models with advanced techniques like learning2learn and transfer learning from Google.”

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Here’s what all 30 companies that make up the Dow industrials think about blockchain - MarketWatch

who’s got a POV on the blockchain from the Dow 30 - fascinating

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From Big Data to Big Intelligence: Six Key Trends Shaping IT for 2018 - Direct2DellEMC

move to edge intelligence, security culture, and digital transformation - solid read

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Blockchain, AI to Drive IT Spending - CIO Journal. - WSJ

Love #blockchain but trust me it isn’t the main driver of the IT Spending, still in pilot at many large enterprises, some moving to production in 2018, promising but early days - “Worldwide information-technology spending is expected to hit $3.7 trillion this year, up 4.5% over 2017, Gartner Inc. says.”

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Markets

IBM Revenue Grows for the First Time Since 2012 - WSJ

IBM first up qtr in 23 qtrs driven by cloud and Watson - still a ways to go…

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boldstart

Slice Serves Up Automated Workflows with Kustomer - CRM Magazine

How Kustomer (portfolio co) is reinventing support with a customer-centric instead of ticket centric view and the ability to create automated workflow

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Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble - The New York Times

Yes, it’s driven by greed — but the mania for cryptocurrency could wind up building something much more important than wealth.

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IBM Revenue Grows for the First Time Since 2012 - WSJ

IBM first up quarter in 23 qtrs, new spending driven by their cloud and Watson

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By Ed Sim

Ed Sim's weekly readings and notes on VC, software, and scaling startups - #enterprise #seed #DeveloperFirst #IntelligentAutomation #DataInfra #CloudNative #Cybersecurity

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