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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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90% say they would let the car drive itself if their insurance would drop!

Here's the link:http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/11/20/survey-90-percent-of-driv...

Frost & Sullivan research also suggests this will be happening sooner than you think. What would you do with that time? read the paper? check email? take a nap???

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 10:34 AM
Cloud Factories -

NYTimes Sept 22, 2012

NYTimes ran a featured series on “The Cloud Factories” a year ago. It cited an interesting example - how a large Facebook data center in Santa Clara, California was burning so much energy that the company needed to buy all of the local Walgreens' stock of portable fans to stop the center from melting. Where are we now? Any technology/industry changes to solving this problem? What steps can be taken to eliminate this problem in the future?

Posted on November 18, 2013 at 4:21 PM
Curved phones - Is this an unmet need?

Galaxy Smart Phone with Wrap Around Display

Moving beyond curved phones like Galaxy Round, Samsung is planning to release a 3 sided phone that allows content to be seen from other angles. Apple is releasing rounded phones too. Will these devices decelerate the expected slowdown of sales?

Posted on November 18, 2013 at 4:12 PM
Amazon Vs. IBM - Who'll win the cloud war?

Caught an interesting posting in the Frost & Sullivan Megatrends Group on Linkedin from CIO.com - take a look!

http://www.cio.com/article/742861/Why_IBM_Will_Win_the_War_With_Ama...

Amazon has been in the forefront of customer service since it's beginning - I remember how it invested in software that tracked changes in customer preferences in books and put them in new, more accurate segments as they purchased more books. In this way, Amazon was able to give more reliable recommendations to its customers. Now, I am a big fan of Amazon Prime! But this piece is about the cloud wars and how IBM will win. I tend to agree with some of the commenters in the discussion - especially the one on how IBM failed to beat Microsoft. Amazon is making some smart investments and continues to grow quickly - I think it's chances are high. Your thoughts?

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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