Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Some points from Night with a Futurist – Dr. Todd Siler on the “Future of Innovation”

The Basics

Creativity & Communication

Openness - the key element.
Critical Thinking


References to books:

Think Like A Genius
The Change Handbook
Closer To Truth
Innovation Explosion

Apply Best Practices In All Operations
Streamline Operations Process
Improve Effectiveness & Efficiency of Work
Use Proven Tools of Thought for Stimulation Innovation
Manage All Resources Optimally and Responsibly

Knowledge is understanding our mistakes
Wisdom is learning from them.

How far into the future do we need "to see" to change certain patterns of human behavior today that work against our development as human beings and that weaken our humanity and sense of civil society?
1 minute? 1 month? 1 year? 10 years? 100 years? 1000 years? 10000 years?
How do we prioritize our actions in changing these destructive patterns?

If success or failure of the planet and of human beings depended on how I am and what I do... How would I be? What would I do? - Buckminster Fuller, The Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Next step of human evolution: Cooperation, not competition.

The Innovators Challenge

What does a "sustainable future" mean to you?
How would you describe it?
What will enable us to sustain it?
What do we need to do differently today in order to achieve it?


"Sustainable Development is development that meets the needs of the present without the compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs into the indefinite future, using currently available technology, and that also respects other species need to survive and thrive. Sustainability is humans turning junk into resources faster then humans turn resources into junk."

forum for the future

The Innovation Process Is Naturally Messy.

How the "Head" or Front End of Innovation Really Works! "Know yourself".
Understanding "fear." Not fearing understanding. Fear shutdowns innovation.

LEARNING isn't just about experiencing new ideas and information. It also TAKES TIME TO REFLECT ON YOUR EXPERIENCES-applying what you learned.

All kids are inventors. HP

"We're all born geniuses." R.Buckminster Fuller

Genius sees through things and sees things through.
You can never make the obvious obvious enough!

Art is the representation of thought.

Express it.
Show it.
Model it.
Demonstrate it.
Understand it.

If I listen, I will forget. If I see, I will remember. If I do, I will understand. Chinese proverb.

Making virtually everything meaningful.

Four Steps of Metaphorming:

"What I cannot create, I do not understand." Richard P. Feynman
"The future never just happened. It was created."

Give yourself The Green Light to Innovate!
Open Your Mind: "Unchain Your Brain!"
-Transcend Compartmentalized Thinking
-See The Bigger Picture of Your Innovation
-Envision New Possibilities for Innovating
-Be An "Expert Novice"

Genius is everywhere, everyday, in everyone in every way imaginable!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Microsoft Tech Days 2009 - Montreal - Windows Mobile Session

Anthony Bartolo http://ca.linkedin.com/in/wirelesslife
Mark Arteage http://blog.markarteaga.com/

Consumer apps ides
LoB apps
Enterprise apps
No man down scenario

Development resources:
Testing tools
.netcf framework
SMS interception
Cellular emulator
Fane GPS
Gestures WM API
SQL Compact (free until synch with SQL Server)
Unified Sensor API (on Codeplex)

Mobile apps marketplace

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

SAP TechEd 2009 - day 1

The TechEd key notes/sessions/hands/networking events on are great.

Ray Kurzweil was one of key note speakers. I'm following his site for many years. His predictions shocked a lot of people, to whom I've talked after presentation.

One of the sessions that demonstrated how to get fast benefits for many SAP customers was "SAP Archiving–Strategic Planning Vs. Tactical Planning Vs. Logistical
Planning". According to speaker (Stephen M. Wright), archiving can reduce operating costs (storage/DR network) and reduce downtime (by 40%) during SPs.

Demo Jam was amazing. The project Yowie (context-based architecture -
SAP research) and SAP - No Hands (event-based architecture Live
Enterprise - SAP Labs) were the best.

The collaboration innovation lab (COIL) of Intel/VMWare/SAP (session
BI222) produced interesting results too. They achieved 11230 SAPS
(1600 concurrent users in CRM scenario measured SAP CRM benchmarking
tool) in VM using 8 CPU (Xeon 5500) commodity server. They estimate,
that VM layer introduced 15% overhead in their scenario. COIL is
opened for all customers. So we may use it for POT/POC.

I have interesting discussions on mobile platform with SkyTechnology
(RIM/SAP partner) and Syclo. Both of them have solutions in PM/GIS
areas. SkyTechnology is offering QuickStart Plus Program - 3 days
on-site assessment and prototype build. All their server-side coding done
in ABAP and tightly integrated with SolMan.

IBM networking session gave a good review of their i-series
capabilities for SAP. Their customers said, that they save a lot on
maintenance/administration/licensing compare to p-series.

Microsoft said, that MS SQL Server 2008 EE 64-bit is now in "major
league" for SAP implementations and can sustain ~3000 SAP concurrent
users. 200 of their SAP customers have SAP database size > 1TB and
some has 10TB. Also they are offering 4-days free advanced training
for SAP admins and Architecture Design Sessions.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Googling SAP Business Objects (BO, BoB)

I'm working on a project which is using SAP Business Objects/Crystal Reports/ECC. And from time to time I'm googling for same information, which I can't find on the official site. To save time I've created a new SAP Business Objects Search Engine. It is using Google Custom Search technology as search engine. It is crawling at this moment 21 BO related web sites. I'll add more sites soon. Please let me know if you know good sites related to this subject.

Custom Search

Books on Innovation