Reversing the CIO Demise

With information so easily accessible, do companies even need CIOs anymore? How can CIOs reclaim their seats at the boardroom table? What do they need to do to stay relevant and fill the gaps that exist?

Professionals Aren’t Going to Evaporate Due to Innovation

Karen Cater nailed it – your teacher is not going to be replaced by a robot. Despite common misconceptions, innovation does not destroy professions.  Disruption occurs within an industry, but it tends to empower the professional. The media industry has been totally reinvented.  Newspapers are nearly dead, television is dying a slow death, and the…

Great Design = Doing It For Them

Seth Godin, proposes that “great design = getting people to do what you want”.  Good designs get people to do what you want, while great designs get people to ask you to do it on their behalf. Good designs are delightful. They encourage people to engage. Great designs get out of the way. They are transparent, effortless and invisible…

The World’s Still Waiting on Technology to Disrupt

Software products have taken over the business world.  I’ve mentioned before that your software is now your brand.  Despite the dramatic shift that has already taken place, digital productization is just getting started.

The Future of Mobile Development and the Coming Invisible Screen

I was fortunate to get to spend two days last week at the MIT Technology Review Mobile Summit in San Francsico. It was fascinating to be surrounded by some of the brightest minds in software product development and to hear their takes on the future of mobile development. One of the running themes of the…

The Need for Change Has Never Been Greater or More Immediate

I’ve made the argument in the past the in order to grow companies need to embrace new business models that leverage information as an asset and revenue driver. In a response to my post on digital growth insights about the subject, a commenter pointed out that companies have to be willing to change and expressed that the need…

Beyond the Three Pillars of 3Pillar

As the founder and CEO of 3Pillar, I often get asked, “David, what are the three pillars of 3Pillar?” The name of the company begs the question. When I started 3Pillar in 2006, I didn’t have a grand vision of building a company with teams of software developers all over the world. I just knew…