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Monday 10 July 2017

Inspire Opening Keynote

I watched the Inspire keynote yesterday. It started with  @MelissaArnot (the first American woman to summit Everest without supplemental oxygen) talking about following her dreams with determination and collaboration. Dreams are a global language. Her introductory speech was so inspiring, encouraging you to never give up and to press on amidst adversity, to reach your goal.

Microsoft talked about the Intelligent cloud and intelligent edge. Technological changes are no longer bound to a single device. There is a profound shift to include AI in every application that is built. Data has gravity. It is about managing complexity on a new efficient frontier.

The new changes will be more profound that virtualisation. The new pillars for enabling digital transformation are: the modern workplace, business applications, applications & infrastructure and data & AI. It is about democratisation and making use of data and service, which are now digital. It is important to incorporate the customers needs in the solutions that we create.

Microsoft introduced a new intelligent solution, Microsoft 365. The modern workplace is shaping culture and it is necessary to empower people, to help share and transform, in disparate teams. It needs to be one simple framework or integrated system.

There were various other announcements but it is Data & AI changing model, that excites me.  Serverless and Microservices will be a revolutionary change but it is the fact that AI will be built into all services, that will define the next era.   Incorporating database richness, connecting into one digital data estate is the future, although it is not just about big data and analytics. It is about now trying to create value with small data.

Without data there is no AI. Data is the foundation.

It is not possible to succeed alone, so choosing your Partners is crucial. 

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