What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #83

Happy Memorial Day! Solid reads on JP Morgan and blockchain but also where else they are spending their $10.8 billion budget; deeper read from a couple weeks ago on the rise of Cloud Native and open source; and great read on how Netflix runs its board meetings which has some relevancy for startups

Where JP Morgan is placing tech bets with its $10.8 billion budget

Lori Beer, Global CIO at JPMorgan Chase

Lori Beer, Global CIO at JPMorgan Chase

Scaling Startups

How Netflix Redesigned Board Meetings

yes big company stuff but I do like the board memo format with links to company data vs the presentation mode


The New (and Larger) Seed Round – Amit Karp – Medium

implications of larger seed rounds for initial funding and Series A


Enterprise Tech

How JPMorgan Chase Learned to Love the Blockchain | Fortune

all about blockchain but also where JP Morgan is placing its bets with their $10.8 billion tech budget


The economics of artificial intelligence| McKinsey & Company

reframing AI use in economic terms, what is the cost of prediction and what this means for business.


Opinion | A.I. Is Harder Than You Think - The New York Times

we are still quite a bit away from General AI, Google voice demo calling to schedule appointments worked because so narrow


Don't Skype Me: How Microsoft Turned Consumers Against a Beloved Brand - Bloomberg

where did Skype go? All enterprise and it seems it has lost it’s touch with the end user. Now Teams, Slack competitor is bundled under this group with Office365


Bigger than Linux: The rise of cloud native | TechRadar

deeper piece on rise of cloud native and power of open source - “Open source software is powering the biggest boom since the heady internet days of the 1990s.”



Adobe to acquire Magento for $1.68B – TechCrunch

tribes are being formed, now Adobe can go head to head with Salesforce and SAP with Hybris



Scott Yara Explains Why Data Tells The Story – Built to Adapt

worth 10 minutes to hear the origins of Greenplum (former portfolio co of mine), how they pushed for the acquisition of Pivotal, and where the company is today - things don’t always move in a straight line


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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