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 “Tomorrow’s CFO,” a Future Office of the CFO digital event, now available on demand. This week’s themes include IoT, AI clouds, and the Acceleration Economy Analyst Network.
00:30 – The team chats about Tomorrow’s CFO. The digital event was hosted by John Siefert, Aaron Back, Bob Evans, and Wayne Sadin. Companies that sponsored this event include Sage Intacct, Vertex, Tipalti, Versapay, and Oracle Netsuite. A panel of top analysts as well as finance leaders and tech experts came together for this event. The speakers represented their companies, such as Patagonia, Quicksilver Express Courier, and Orion Group Holdings, Inc. They discussed the latest in technology. Additionally, they shared approaches on how to navigate the evolving role of the CFO. Watch now On-Demand!
6:41 – The September issue of the Acceleration Economy Journal is now available and is a great deeper-dive resource for CFOs! It can be found along with so much more valuable content on the Future Office of the CFO channel.
Internet of Things (IoT)
07:42 – Guess the CAGR: the global market size of IoT – According to GlobeNewswire, the IoT market has a projected market growth value of $1,854.76 billion by 2028. Top key players include Amazon Web Services, AT&T, Bosch, Cisco Systems, IBM, Oracle, SAP, Siemens, Broadcom, and Texas Instruments.
10:36 – John talks about an article by Dutch satellite IoT company, Hiber. They signed a deal with Shell, one of the largest oil companies. For instance, he explains how the framework around this agreement allows all Shell entities and subsidiaries to use HiberHilo, an IoT solution that enables them to have more data-driven and safe monitoring in real-time.
Leveraging AI Clouds
16:32 – Aaron sparks a discussion on AI clouds. For example, he shares a recent announcement about DataRobot launching a new platform called AI Cloud. Also, he uses the company H20 and their AI Hybrid Cloud as another example.
17:45 – The Enterprise AI Battleground looks at companies that reshaping the artificial intelligence category. Aaron’s most recent feature discusses low-code AI, for instance.
Acceleration Economy Analysts Network
20:08 – Bridget highlights some of the newest contributions from analysts. First, Bonnie Tinder, an Acceleration Economy Analyst focused on Customer Voice, shares advice navigating project failure when striving to digitally transform. Secondly, Scott Vaughn, an Acceleration Economy Analyst on Marketing, gave perspective on marketing challenges. Finally, Kenny Mullican, an Acceleration Economy Analyst on the SMB CIO, discusses hyper automation for SMBs.
25:45 – In addition, Bridget shares about Bill Doerrfeld, an Acceleration Economy Analyst focused on Low Code/No Code & Cyber Security. He recently shared content on the citizen data scientist. Additionally, he wrote an article about the 7 Drivers of IT and Business Strategy. Bridget also shares about a resource that’s an expansion of that article. Businesses can use this resource as they navigate digital transformation.