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This May marks my 22th year with Frost & Sullivan. Being part of a fast-growing company and dynamic industry, an entrepreneurial culture, and a fun environment is invigorating and worth every moment. My professional and volunteer experience includes business and strategy planning, product and vertical market analysis, growth consulting, event planning and execution, sales and marketing, web design, and most importantly, creating and inspiring teams to be best in class. Consulting projects have ranged from strategy development to white papers to end user analyses. My focus now is to guide visionary CXOs and IT leaders through the next era of digital transformation with the help of a IT experts and analysts across all industries. Prior to joining Frost and Sullivan, I worked for Smith Barney for 5 years in its accounting division handling incentive compensation plans. In this position I was responsible, from an accounting and payroll perspective, for the capital accumulation and deferred compensation plans of top management and account executives. Thereafter, I worked as an account executive at Edward Jones, a brokerage company for approximately one year. In these positions, I learned much about the operations of a financial company, financial instruments, and sales techniques.

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The Power of the Cloud - Reduce the Security Risk of BYOD

A recent Frost & Sullivan survey found that more than half of organizations across verticals find BYOD to be a great security risk. One can actually reduce the security risk of BYOD by using enterprise applications in the cloud rather than loading high risk files onto the device.

linkId=15696420#tk.rss_allhttp://www.cio.com/article/2949926/byod/technology-the-law-and-you-byod.html?linkId=15696420#tk.rss_all

Posted on July 20, 2015 at 6:27 PM
Did you know there are an estimated 22 to 36 million slaves in th world supporting your modern lifestyle?

What if your company could help stop it by using predictive analytics that can dig deep into your supply chain? Many companies just don't know; when Steve Jobs learned, he did something about it. Check this article out on CIO.com:

http://www.cio.com/article/2936341/predictive-analytics/how-predict...

Posted on June 17, 2015 at 12:18 PM
The 6 'Gamechangers' That Will Impact The Planet For Decades

Interesting takeaways: The emerging markets will have a significantly greater share of financial assets, the quickly growing middle class will have a greater influence on governance in developing countries, and water shortage is going to cause some countries to collapse. The U.S. will have an advantage due to its leadership in technology: the ability to meet the growing demand for data storage, robotics in manufacturing, and resource technology. The challenge will be in maintaining its buying power.
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Read more at:http://www.businessinsider.com/megatrends-the-6-gamechangers-that-w...

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 5:31 PM
AoL a Good Buy for Verizon at $4.4 billion?

I say well done Verizon. Mobility is here now, and this will be the fastest route to competing with Google and Facebook.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/13/business/dealbook/verizon-to-buy-...

Posted on May 12, 2015 at 4:26 PM
Apple and IBM Say Big Data Will Save Lives

There is a lot on this idea, but with Apple and IBM behind it, Big Data has a Big Chance.

ithttp://www.computerworld.com/article/2909663/apple-and-ibm-say-big-data-will-save-lives.html

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 8:06 PM
Automobile Industry Convergence with Healthcare Gives Rise to a New Market Paradigm

A transition within healthcare delivery from discrete interactions to continuous and ongoing support has taken solutions from in-hospital to in-home, to on-person and now in-vehicle. This presentation seeks to assess the market ecosystem of stakeholders, and gauge the opportunity for integrative business models in the healthcare and automobile industries.

Attend this briefing to discover:
- Insightful analyst predictions and analysis of the role vehicles will serve in personal health and wellness moving forward.
- Probative discussion of potential business models in this convergence marketplace that are the most primed for success.
- An interactive Q&A session with Frost & Sullivan’s interdisciplinary senior analyst team across the automotive and healthcare focus areas.

Join us by clicking on "attend" here - http://ww2.frost.com/event/calendar/automobile-industry-convergence...

Posted on May 05, 2015 at 1:40 PM
John Chambers Steps Aside at Cisco as Generational Shift Arrives

The trend in Silicon Valley continues - handing over the reins to a younger generation. From the New York Times, "Over the last few years, longtime leaders of industry giants like Microsoft, Oracle, Intel and IBM have stepped down, in departures that signal the passing of one tech era and the beginning of another. In many cases, their successors now struggle with updating their companies, which were largely built in a world of personal computers and packaged software, for one of mobile devices, cloud computing, sensors and software everywhere."

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/05/technology/cisco-names-charles-ro...

Posted on May 05, 2015 at 1:25 PM
Amazon continues to be a hot company to watch

http://www.businessinsider.com/aws-revenue-is-bigger-than-its-four-closest-competitors-combined-2015-4

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 6:35 PM
Tesla Looks to Create a Market for a New Technology

Can the company succeed? Battery power is always the greatest challenge in a highly mobile world - new ideas are always worth a closer look..

http://www.wsj.com/articles/teslas-next-big-idea-storing-power-1430...

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 6:19 PM
Will AppleWatch Change Everything?

This is supposed to change the way we use our phones by liberating us from constantly checking and keeping us healthier by integrating fitness trackers.

http://www.nytimes.com/video/technology/personaltech/10000000361675...

When are you buying yours?

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 2:13 PM
Facebook - From Mobile to Video - The Next Big Thing

Facebook is making most of its money now from mobile. There's no doubt that mobile devices are the most used technology today. Along for the ride is video. With so much video on Facebook, though most of it consists of cats and comedysmiling, people are overcoming their reservations of being seen anytime, anywhere. Are you video-ready? When do you think video calls will be more common than audio?

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/23/daily-report-facebooks-ear... Main&contentCollection=Technology&action=Click&pgtype=Blogs®ion=Body

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 5:57 PM
Global Competition for Energy Quickly Rising - What will the US Look Like in 2035?

Interesting data in the NY Times. This impacts the US and the globe on so many levels economically, politically, and socially. How can IT help the US become much more efficient in energy consumption? Otherwise, what will it be like living in the US in 2035?

http://paidpost.nytimes.com/chevron/a-complex-flow-of-energy.html?_...

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:24 AM
Apple In Cars--What Does It Mean For The Auto Industry And Google?

Apple is making some big moves in the auto industry - take a look at what Sarwant Singh, Automotive Guru, Frost & Sullivan, has to say. To me, Siri is an exciting concept for the automotive industry. Your thoughts?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/sarwantsingh/2014/03/19/apple-in-cars-w...

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:14 AM
Tesla’s most disruptive product may not be its cars

-As Tesla's sales continue to skyrocket, will making batteries improve its margin?

http://qz.com/179318/teslas-most-disruptive-product-may-not-be-its-...

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 2:01 PM
Is Cloud Expert Satya Nadella Creating the Perfect Storm for Microsoft?

Technology + Visionary + People Skills = New Microsoft

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/ceo/index.html...

Posted on February 04, 2014 at 4:47 PM
50 Billion Devices will be Connected to the Internet by 2020 - Can this Really be Hype?

It's already a reality - the question is how will CIOs take advantage of this trend as it gains momentum in 2014.

Here are just a few examples:
- remote access to home security, appliances and media saves money, energy, and time; and provides peace of mind
- internet capabilities in the car generates more information, entertainment and of course, safety
- personalized customer experience (lighting, temperature) in hotel rooms leaves guests with a memorable experience and hotels with lower energy bills and repeat business.
- health monitoring apps and fitness trackers are addressing the needs of every generation.
- the potential in manufacturing is huge

Frost & Sullivan’s Andrew Milroy says, “The deployment of low-cost, IP-enabled sensors within things that move products around — and operate within the actual products — opens vast opportunities far beyond just the supply chain optimization. There are gains to be made in many industries - transportation, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, energy management, facility management, security and surveillance, utilities, telecom, finance, insurance and many more. Basically, every sector in every system will be part of the connected world.”

Take a look at this article and share your thoughts with us – hype or reality?

http://www.cio.com/article/747634/What_the_Internet_of_Things_Will_...

Posted on February 04, 2014 at 4:10 PM
Changing Roles of IT - Execution is Everything

This article hits the nail on the head:

http://www.cio.com/article/746805/5_Hybrid_IT_Roles_Your_Business_N...

Similar conclusion found in "How CIOs can Thrive as the Future of IT Evolves" under Analyst Perspectives -http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/analyst-perspective/market-ins...

"Most importantly, CIOs need to become more attuned to the company’s business objectives. Technologies alone don’t solve problems, it’s how effectively they are used that have an impact on the top and bottom line."

Posted on January 27, 2014 at 2:24 PM
CES Aftermath: After the Dust Settles, What's Really Going to Take Off?

So many gadgets; mostly just an enhanced version of last year's models. What do you think is going to stick? What I am looking for is a very smart TV device (TV Robot maybe?) that can monitor and fix all issues (cable, satellite, wifi, appleTV, human error, whatever) and ensure that my one (and only one) remote works perfectly every time I turn the TV on. Take a look at CNET's list of most anticipated - and tell me which one you like the best.

http://reviews.cnet.com/2300-17742_7-10019233.html...

Posted on January 20, 2014 at 4:21 PM
Latest Devices Point to Larger Form Factors - Is bigger better?

First Samsung Galaxy; now two pieces of news that are pointing to the return of the big screen. Take a look - Are we all going to have many devices, each meeting a different need? Is the all-in-one-device (aka a phone that fulfills one's email, phone, text, camera, shopping, diet, social media, video conferencing and entertainment needs) already a thing of the past?

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57616596-37/that-rumored-ipad-pro...

http://ces.cnet.com/8301-35305_1-57616648/what-mattered-on-sunday-a...

Posted on January 06, 2014 at 9:55 AM
Let's Revisit Amazon on Cyber Sunday - Imaging getting delivery 30 minutes from the time you put in an order!

I foresee us having to dodge these copters (kind of like cloudy with a chance of meatballs) on a future Cyber Monday. See link - would love to hear your comments on this one...

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57614166-93/amazon-testing-octocop...

Posted on December 02, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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