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)
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
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)
The Obama administration has proposed tougher air pollution rules for 31
states from Massachusetts to Texas to curb smog and acid rain, but this may
lead energy companies to shut some power plants. The rules are set to take
effect in 2012.
American Electric Power Co, who are among the few that may be affected by the
regulations, announced last week that they will form part of the NGU US
committee along with Cyrus Wadia the senior policy analyst for renewables at
As of yet it is unsure if the new regulations will result in the shutting
down of plants, but those w... (more)
With the retail industry looking for a quick way to grip onto an upward track
and away from the poor returns that have been haunting the marketplace since
the recession took hold, many leaders are asking whether a short term look
going forward is needed or a long term outlook instead.
The plethora of techniques being attempted does not help matters, but it seem
that combining strategies has the ability of providing greater benefits
especially when a long term focus is needed. The trick to providing
supporting effective Customer Relationship Management is an essential part of
New Media on Ulitzer
A recent study run by online business networking service www.MeettheBoss.com
shows that executives are spending an extra 11 hours a month online sharing
their professional experiences and learning from their peers.
The survey asked its executive users what direct value they gained from
spending time running blogs, writing tweets and connecting with other
executives on sites such as LinkedIn, Xing, MeettheBoss, Ryze, Facebook,
Ulitzer and Twitter.
The answers revealed that executives proficient with online activities are
spending an average of 11 hours more pe... (more)