Author, Thought Leader & Digital Strategist
Joe Weinman is one of the most well-known, insightful, provocative and entertaining thought-leaders and global keynote speakers in cloud computing, networking and information technology strategies such as social, mobile, big data and the Internet of Things. As the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing, he focused on cost, performance and user experience optimization via the cloud. Read More >
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Joe Weinman describes, in understandable terms, what leading companies such as Netflix, GE, Nike and Amazon are doing to leverage information technology to create competitive advantage. He has discovered four generic strategies: information excellence, solution leadership, collective intimacy and accelerated innovation, which differ substantially from the business strategies available only a few years ago.
Rather than offering indecipherable platitudes, he lays out the critical steps that any company, regardless of vertical, can follow to exploit today’s and tomorrow’s digital technologies. For example, innovation has followed a long history from individual inventor and tinkerer, to “shop invention” such as Edison’s Menlo Park Lab, to the first true industrial research lab at GE, through a period of “open innovation.” Now, however, innovation must also encompass ad hoc relationships through idea markets, crowdsourcing and challenges/contests such as the Netflix Prize or GE’s FlightQuest. Products are becoming smart, digital and cloud-connected, enabling solution leadership strategies such as the Nest Thermostat but also the Nike Hyperdunk+ Basketball shoe, which has pressure sensors that can connect to cloud services for activity tracking and on to social networks. Weinman also explains how to leverage common threads across the disciplines, such as behavioral economics and gamification.
This talk is for select audiences only. It is highly relevant for cloud and information technology practitioners, vendors, service providers, investors and analysts, and uses extremely quantitative analysis to examine utilization benefits associated with workload aggregation and implications for cloud market provider size; latency reduction through service node dispersion and its implication for public cloud economics; trade-offs in network architecture and performance benefits from intelligent network services; optimal breakeven points for hybrid clouds based on workload statistics; and quantifies benefits associated with provisioning interval reduction in light of demand characteristics.
"With this comprehensive, deeply researched book (Cloudonomics), Joe Weinman closes the case on cloud computing. And who could imagine a book on IT infrastructure and strategy could be a great read too? This book is going to help companies optimize their IT investment but, more important, position them to exploit the technology revolution of our time for competitive advantage and success."
"Riveting reading--I couldn't put it down. With his mind-opening insights, Joe Weinman has made me realize the enormous strategic potential of the cloud, reaching way beyond cost and scale economics. Cloudonomics has the power to redefine B2C commerce, disrupt B2B business models, and create new value in previously unimagined ways. Fascinating."
"Anyone even considering entering this industry will be years behind not having read Cloudonomics. I couldn't stop reading it as I found myself saying, 'Yes! Exactly!' every other page."
"Weinman delivers on his goal to provide a seminal and timeless overview of cloud computing. Cloudonomics is not an arcane mathematical discussion on economic theory. It's a fascinating overview of a technology revolution that's quite enjoyable to read, thanks to deep comparisons to events throughout human history and a balanced representation of many competing viewpoints."
"Cloudonomics is an exceptional book for IT professionals to understand how largescale web companies can transform their organization using public, private, and hybrid cloud computing. The book underscores one central point—being flexible with cloud computing can drive your business."
"Joe Weinman is one of the foremost thinkers in Cloud Computing. He has captured a topic of fierce complexity and expressed it with elegant prose and simple, powerful, and compelling mathematical rigor. Weinman delivers his arguments with a clarity and logic that is unassailable. Cloudonomics should be required reading for every enterprise CIO seeking a way through the clutter and hype of vendors' cloud solutions, and looking for a set of crystal clear, mathematically grounded and meticulously presented arguments that show the way through the morass of cloud computing."
"Cloudonomics is a seminal work on cloud based on an axiomatic mathematical theory, and not on popular opinions and baseless assumptions. Based on rigorous quantitative analysis, the book is amazingly simple to read with real world examples in a lucid language that will resonate with both the technical and business professional. This book is a must read for every professional interested in Cloud, and is an invaluable reference for any advanced course on Cloud Computing."
"Joe Weinman’s masterful book looks past the hype to offer new insights into the impact of cloud computing. Cloudonomics is must-reading for anyone interested in a more analytically based understanding of the cloud’s transformative potential."
"The cloud is redefining how technology is being used for businesses. Cloudonomics is a book that will help you understand the economics and importance of this change and what it means for your industry."