What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #66
|Ed Sim||Jan 25, 2018|
Great summary of Infosys survey on 1000 enterprises on use of AI; all about GDPR - best simple overview I’ve read yet from Natasha at Techcrunch; historical context of what blockchain looks like relative to Internet 1.0 days in NY Times; and huge congrats to portfolio co Front and Mathilde Collin for $66mm Series B round led by Sequoia/DFJ
congrats to portfolio co Front and Mathilde Collin - huge raise, amazing growth - “Mathilde Collin raised $66 million in just five days for her email app Front. Here’s how she did it – and what top VC firm Sequoia Capital did to win over the rising star entrepreneur.”
great story how one of the best in PR do it and turn the tech into magic and founders into heroes - For decades Margit Wennmachers has quietly shaped the world’s hottest startups. Now Andreessen Horowitz’s secret weapon must reckon with the era of big tech.
great article from @stevenbjohnson on future of blockchain with historical context from internet 1.0; as @mashinsky and I were discussing, it’s only 10x faster today in terms of adoption and change
this means much more spending on tech and infrastructure over next few years 😃 - While the world’s elites gather in the Alps this week to talk digital transformation, the view from lower altitudes is quite different, says CIO Journal Columnist Gary Beach.
Must read - fantastic overview from @riptari on #GDPR and why it matters. As I’ve said before it’s the next Y2K. @bigidsecure well positioned for a big year. “Within a matter of months, the General Data Protection Regulation will apply across the EU and business processing citizens’ data will need to be sure they’re..”
Survey of 1000 enterprises by Infosys - interesting findings including the move from AI being used for automation to differentiation - “For example, 80 percent of IT decision makers at organizations in later stages of AI deployment reported that they are using AI to augment existing solutions, or build new business-critical solutions and services to optimize insights and the consumer experience.”
Enterprise “Software Trends for 2018” from our friends @pivotal with @rahulvohra @SuperhumanCo on the workplace - “Productivity software will experience a long expected renaissance” - Some of the smartest minds in tech look ahead at what 2018 holds for software itself, as well as some of the industries it’s affecting.
track and trace on blockchain using sensors and distributed ledger is coming and big - “The distributed ledger technology that underpins cryptocurrencies is now poised to disrupt supply chain management – especially in the global shipping industry.”
Microsoft gaining market share! Leading the way on AI tool and more pre-built models - KeyBanc’s latest cloud market share estimates show that Microsoft has cut into Amazon’s lead.
By Ed Sim
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