Welcome to The Wrap Podcast – where John Siefert, Bridget Courneya, and Aaron Back recap their week and the latest from the business and tech market. Today’s episode is brought to you by the Industry Cloud Battleground Week digital event. This week’s topics include AI Robots as well as recent and upcoming events.
Industry Cloud Battleground Week
02:05 – Industry Cloud Battleground Week is a digital event, occurring November 15th to 19th. We are bringing in experts from four vertical industries: healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, and retail.
03:37 – Organizations – such as Microsoft, Google Cloud, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP, and Workday – will have presentations for each of these vertical industries. Learn more about this digital event and register here.
05:08 – Standing Partnership, a female-led organization, helps organizations position their solutions within different industries. So, their team is underwriting the roundtables for the first day of Industry Cloud Battleground Week.
06:09 – The Industry Cloud Battleground channel hosts moments from the battleground event earlier this year, in June 2021.
06:32 – Bob Evans, Founder of Cloud Wars and Chief Content Officer of Acceleration Economy, has six different reports on the Industry Cloud Battleground Channel. These Cloud Wars reports are cloud strategies from the six organizations presenting at the upcoming digital event. For example, he wrote reports on SAP’s cloud strategy and Google Cloud’s cloud strategy.
07:31 – Guess the CAGR: the Artificial Intelligence Robot market – According to MarketsandMarkets, looking at a 2021 to 2026 trajectory and global forecast, AI Robots has a projected market growth of 38.6%. For instance, this takes the market from $6.9 billion in 2021 to $35.3 billion by 2026. The top key players include SoftBank, NVDIA, Intel, Microsoft, IBM, Hanson Robotics, Alphabet Inc., Xilinx, ABB, Fanuc, and Harman International.
10:21 – Aaron recently had a discussion with Rob Seamans, a professor at NYU Stern, on a podcasts episode about taxing robots.
17:29 – In the CAGR report, it mentions that service robots are the highest CAGR in the AI market.
Summit North America
20:35 – The team reflects on Summit North America 2021, as it wrapped 2 weeks ago. Hosted in Houston, Texas, there were over 600 sessions during this in-person event. Now, the sessions are available on-demand.
22:46 – Every week, we will be releasing new programming from Summit. This content will also be available on-demand.
Community News Desk
24:33 – At the Community News Desk, Aaron and Bridget had great conversations with attendees and vendors. Their conversations explored about their experiences at Summit as well as what they’re working on within their companies.
26:33 – Longtime community member and now leader, Pablo Moreno, wrote a book based on input and inspiration from the community. He wrote the book, “Machine Learning in Power BI with R and Python,” in English as well as in Spanish. He’s also working on adding a Portuguese edition.
Women in Tech
27:46 – Gayle Keller is a speaker, advisor, coach, and author as well as a former award-winning executive leader. Now, with a deep passion for improving communication and relationships, Gayle has her own business, Theodora Speaks. Also, she facilitates gender inclusivity programs for select corporations and universities.
29:09 – The keynote speaker of Women in Tech was Kathryn Rose from wiseHer. As a founding CEO of award-winning global expert marketplaces, her company provides business owners, as well as professionals in targeted markets, access to executives, mentors, education, and resources to accelerate business and career growth.
29:26 – The Women in Technology event consisted of a panel, including speakers such as:
- Kathryn Rose – Founder & CEO of wiseHer
- Gayle Keller – Chief Reinvention Officer of Theodora Speaks
- DeNisha Malone – founder of Data Harmony
- Liz Armbruester – SVP of Global Compliance at Avalara
- Ann D’Emilio – Channel Manager at Vertex
- Jennifer Harris – President and CEO of Technology Management Concepts
In taking precaution due to COVID-19, DeNisha Malone attended and presented virtually.
30:55 – In addition to the Women in Tech event, an inspirational piece to read is The Top 50 Women Leaders in SAS of 2021.
Acceleration Economy Analyst Network
31:39 – There have been more releases from our Analysts Network this week, such as:
- The Managed Security Services Imperative by Chris Hughes
- How to Identify a Quality HyperAutomation Partner for Your SMB by Kenny Mullican
- 5 Next-Gen Business Apps Accelerating the Manufacturing Industry by Kieron Allen
- The Benefits and Pitfalls of Software Development Automation by Bill Doerrfeld
- How Cloud Computing Offers Reliability Against Internet Outages by Wayne Sadin
- 7 Signs Your Enterprise Software Implementation Will Fail by Bonnie Tinder
Other Weekly Highlights Worth Noting
The October 2021 Issue of the Acceleration Economy Journal features Microsoft’s customer-centric reimagination. It covers topics such as Microsoft’s journey from an MVP’s perspective, how its business apps contribute to the Acceleration Economy, and even gender inclusion.
After his first attempt at an entrepreneurial career failed, Zeb Evans founded ClickUp as a side project to build a net positive impact. They closed a Series C round that raised $400 million. After that, the company took off and has now reached a $4 billion valuation.
Last Friday, Microsoft announced acquiring Clear Software. With Clear Software’s API access and system knowledge, Microsoft can strengthen its Power Platform integration abilities. As a result, now there’s greater potential for how customers can leverage data and processes.
The Automating Finance Battleground event took place on October 21st. So, keep an eye out for key moments from the event, available on-demand here.