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The former CTO of AT&T is well-known throughout the technology world for his bold and futurist ideas. His strategies and implementations during his time at AT&T undoubtedly changed the way the company operate, and by doing this, strategically transformed the future of the network. As the keynote speaker at the summit, his technical presentation focused on the future trends in services and applications that will be implemented over the next decade.   Eslambolchi's insight into his futuristic world of communication sparked the tone for the rest of the week amongst the industry figureheads. A brutally honest debate lead by Courtney Munroe from IDC, touched on the concept of the ‘consumer', their needs and what they are willing to pay for. Heated discussions and opposing views occurred between Neil Cox, Qwest, Ibrahim Gedeon from Telus, Christian Jorg from The Island De... (more)

Confessions of a Ulitzer Addict

John Funnel on Ulitzer Earlier this year one of my staff attended a SYS-CON event and returned to the office a different person. Revitalised and motivated. I asked her what happened at the event to warrant such a transformation? What was her secret? Was it the New York Shopping experience? A business Romance or was it Devine intervention? She simply advised me to ‘check out Ulitzer. – Everyone who is anyone is on it’. She was not the first to introduce me to the innovation. Many of my peers had gone through such noticeable changes, It was like a weight had been lifted from the... (more)

Transforming Green to Gold

Green Technology Journal on Ulitzer The week that Coca Cola’s staff are sporting uniforms made from recycled bottles at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Esat Sezer, CIO of Coca Cola Enterprises, explains candidly to meettheboss.tv how going Green is more than just a Corporate responsibility. Esat Sezer is the current SVP and CIO with Coca Cola Enterprises and has been working with them since 2006.  The Challenge with Green IT, is to take the buzz  that has been created around the recent phenomenon and mobilizing it into effective strategies for growth and efficiency. Esat explains “I... (more)

Latin America Finds Growth

Latest reports from Brazil suggest that the economy's growth is reaching sustainable levels in Latin America.  Inflation is expected to end above centre of the government target, but despite this growth the market seems to be maintaining a sustainable pace and not overheating.  The first Quarter of this year has seen the biggest economy growth since 1996 when the government implemented its current methodology.  Growth is fantastic for the economy but fears among the consumer of increasing prices and security threats have lead to the meetings of some of the continents leading name... (more)

Digital Solutions in a Digital World

Recession or not, there has never been a better time for technology to come to the fore and prove its worth within the retail environment. Attitudes towards technology are changing in that the hard times may come and go, but consumer expectations do not. And retail technologists now have the perfect opportunity to help shape a better retail experience for the future. Marketing via a mobile device was hardly seen as popular a year ago but it has seen increasing popularity this year and many retailers use mobile phone s to send the throng of Christmas shopper's special offers and th... (more)