Welcome to The Wrap Podcast – where Bridget Courneya, Aaron Back, and John Foley recap their week and the latest from the business and tech market. Today’s episode is brought to you by the Acceleration Economy’s Cloud Database Battleground. This week’s topics include augmented reality, cloud, sustainability, and data.
Cloud Database Battleground
00:27 – The Cloud Database Battleground is coming up on January 27. With a lineup of leading cloud database providers, this digital event highlights the latest trends and technologies in the cloud database market. Join us for answers to 5 key questions and discussion about speed, scale, governance, and revenue opportunities in data management.
Augmented Reality in Retail and Manufacturing
04:23 – Companies in the beauty industry are using augmented reality to give customers a virtual try-on experience.
05:50 – Another area with new experiential scenarios is the manufacturing industry using digital twins. With digital twins, manufacturers can develop simulations to solve problems and overcome challenges.
07:35 – With Microsoft, Amazon, and Google Cloud as leading examples, Bob Evans covered the market cap madness among the Cloud Wars Top 10. Also, Cloud Wars celebrated its 5th anniversary this past week.
09:16 – These leading providers are pushing the boundaries, engaging with customers, and reimagining strategies more than ever. The notions of co-innovation with customers and partner ecosystems are helping to drive this growth mentality.
Tech for Good, Sustainability, and Environmental Impacts
09:47 – IBM has a new acquisition in its portfolio of environmental solutions, Envizi. This AI-driven software provides customers with capabilities to optimize measuring and managing data, enabling them to achieve environmental sustainability goals.
10:59 – As part of Tech for Good, we will be showcasing a sustainability roundtable with Microsoft on January 20, highlighting new technologies and the outlook ahead.
11:51 – Businesses can have data-driven sustainability programs and initiatives. To do so, they need better methods of measuring, managing, and tracking sustainability advances. Microsoft, IBM, and other companies are making strides towards these capabilities.
12:53 – Analyst Kenny Mullican published an article this week explaining the citizen data scientist. He breaks down this role from a CIO perspective and explains how CIOs can manage and support citizen data scientists in their companies.
- There were more articles from the Analyst Network this week, including:
- New Technologies Help Drive Long-Term Advances in Sustainability by John Foley
- How ‘Vulnerability Chaining’ Turns Minor Security Threats Into Big Ones by Chris Hughes
- UX & UI Design: 5 Ways to Improve Application Performance by Kieron Allen
- CFOs: Get Better Data, Faster, to the CEO and Board of Directors by Wayne Sadin
- In Cybersecurity, Beware Death by a Thousand Vulnerability Reports by Robert Wood
- The Cutting Edge: Ultra-Reliable, Lower-Latency Edge Computing by Leonard Lee
- 7 Ways Low-Code Development Can Transform Financial Services by Bill Doerrfeld
A Big Year for Unicorns
15:06 – Venture capitalists had their biggest year ever in 2021, resulting in more than 100 unicorns with $1 billion valuations in San Francisco alone. New technologies and new business models are continuing to forge ahead.