PATTERNS of Expertise for the Cloud @ IBM Innovation in Hursley

This is the event that I attended to ‘feel the pulse’ and check in on the ‘Zeitgeist‘ of the cloud and the latest thinking behind and / or beyond it.

It’s really fascinating to see how ‘great minds think alike’. It’s about ‘naming’ ideas as concepts and software packages. But the world of software has become a Tower of Babel just as human languages. Who is to blame? What might we look forward to with a view to change?

  • The Feminisation of Leadership – I was the only woman attending;
  • Proper financing for innovation – innovators and SMEs with appropriate and financially sustainable ‘deals’ and arrangements rather than ‘exit strategies’ and one-off grants;
  • A new ‘yardstick’ rather than ‘shareholder prices’ for IBM’s growth; I was told IBM’s growth depends on SMEs – how ethical is that?
  • Responsibility for long term thinking and the next generation – not just quarterly reports: my forecasting method is the perfect tool for investigating trends;
  • General bridge building – between the masculine analytical and techie mindset and the feminine associative and practical way of thinking.

I uploaded these pictures on #50randomthingsaboutme after having been inspired by men will pause. I feel about IBM like I feel about the EU and UK governmental texts: they always write the right things. But do they deliver what they intend?



About Sabine Kurjo McNeill

I'm a mathematician, software designer, system analyst, event organiser, independent web publisher and online promoter of positivity.
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