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 and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is
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