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The magic “I” of CIO sparks many imaginations: Chief information officer, chief infrastructure officer , Chief Integration Officer, chief International officer, Chief Inspiration Officer, Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Influence Office etc. The future of CIO is entrepreneur driven, situation oriented, value-added,she or he will take many paradoxical roles: both as business strategist and technology visionary,talent master and effective communicator,savvy business enabler and relentless cost cutter, and transform the business into "Digital Master"!

The future of CIO is digital strategist, global thought leader, and talent master: leading IT to enlighten the customers; enable business success via influence.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Future Roles of Watson

Last week’s big news: IBM’s smartest computer Watson won the game, and became the new Jeopardy champion, it’s not only just the new milestone in the computer history, but also the victory for humanity. Watson will play the significant role to help human change the world, and IBM could also commercialize Watson and get decent return from the investment on him in the last couple of years.

During the game, even Watson has no “face” yet, we could still visualize Watson as a intelligent, information savvy, one of the coolest players with the fastest running mindset, beyond the human-powered machine of listening, learning, engaging and evolving. Besides informative, intelligent, inquisitive, Watson could become more intuitive, inspiring, imaginative via indefatigable practice.



Watson will be qualified for many roles in the future:
•Watson will become the doctor or doctor assistant to interact with patients and human colleagues, diagnose and prescribe with precision and speed;

•Watson will become a senior consultant in any knowledge intensive domain, such as legal, IT, science research, customer services., etc, bring up the new insight via comparing, patterning, and tuning volume information with super speed.

•Watson will become the future of librarian, professor; communicate with audience via unimaginable knowledge and wisdom.

•Watson will become the writer to convey fresh insight or perspective through digesting so much historic information, no matter it’s the research white paper or the fiction story, Watson could predict the future via seeing through the history.
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In summary, Watson’s victory help open the new chapter to the next generation of computer, artificial intelligence, and smart robot, many Watsons or Watsonas will work closely with humans to reinvent the science, management, philosophy. etc. and explore the many unsolved mysteries around us. Watson helps us celebrate humanity, recognize our own potential, and well prepare the future by digging deeper into the historic pattern.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thomas Edison’s 164th birday: Revisit his legacy, Hardness the Imagination

Today is 164th birthday of the Mr. Thomas Edison, America’s most brilliant inventor, he got 1368 patterns in his lifetime: from light bulb to phonographic, from phone to mobile picture, his inventions has fortified the solid foundation of modern industrial society, and he co-founded company General Electric more than 130 years ago, today, GE is still one of the most innovative companies in the world, with broader footprint of modern technologies.

Edison is not only the scientist, the inventor, the savvy businessman, he is also the true thought leader full of unimaginable wisdom, here are some quotes from him:


•The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.....

•Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless....
•The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.

•Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose...

•Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.

•The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.

•Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.

•"Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework."


And the one below is a true inspiration in this post-recession era:
“Be courageous! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation.... Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward!” Edison

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The New Year, New Phenomena to Celebrate the Year of Golden Rabbit

May you live in the interesting times! Chinese Proverb

Well, hopefully 2011 is the turning point for us to see the light via the recession tunnel we’ve just been through in the last couple of years, it’s more about the inspiring times than the interesting times. There’re quite a few new phenomenal events happened at the first month of the 2011:


Community Event: The consulting company Trianz hosted the career open house in Tech Mart Santa Clara, CA last week, it’s truly a great effort and initiative to rekindle our passion about the opportunity in this tech land, it’s been quite a couple of years since we saw any career fair in convention center, well, more than a decade ago, the same place is just like talent supermarket, full of dynamic and hope.

National event: President Obama outlined the “how to win the future” union address speech, also make the job creation as his number #1 priority to accelerate the economic growth out of the recession.

Global event: Davos 2011 World Economic forum brings worldwide business leaders and professors to discuss the global risks, competitiveness, digital ecosystem convergence cross-industry domain, and the optimistic perspective on the 2011 global agenda.

Today, Feb. 3 also celebrate the Chinese lunar new year spring festival, and start the Year of Golden Rabbit, what we can learn from the rabbit:

1.The rabbit is the lucky sign to symbolize the peace, agility, and patience, the opposite of the tiger, wish the rabbit brings a year in which we can catch our breath and calm our nerves. From global perspective, we should more understand and respect the world disparity, and share the social responsibility between the developed and emerging economies.

2.The rabbit is the symbol of the Moon, The Moon is YIN, signifying magic, the diversified leadership; the bright white moonlight instill us with fearlessness, love and courage, to not only strengthen our inner "Chi" energy, but also bring wisdom into our life.

3.The times rabbits are most often seen is during early dawn hours or at evening dusk. These are times when the visible becomes invisible and the invisible becomes visible. In this post-recession era with unusual uncertainty, we may always catch the insight, study the patterns, both keep optimistic and be cautious.

May the year of rabbit becomes the infection point to accelerate the economy growth, reenergize ourselves with hope, nurture the next generation of leadership, also may golden rabbit brings us the peace, love, and prosperity.