Anthea Stratigos – September 2, 2016
Last year at Outsell’s Signature Event, Michael Rhodin, the then head of IBM Watson, talked about the next wave of computing. One key point he offered was convergence is over – having happened in order to usher in the next era of cognitive computing and generation of workflow solutions built on machine learning and predictive analytics. Outsell continuously writes about the move from predictive analytics to prescriptive analytics and all of this is happening today in workflow solutions which are similar to application software only with 3rd party content flowing through the pipes, in real time.
Our 12th key to success is not only about building these solutions, but using M&A to deliver better alternatives. Like a jigsaw puzzle we look at what users do, the decisions they make, their habits, and as Dick Harrington said in his now famous Harvard Business Review article, “what end users are doing three minutes before they use a product or service and three minutes after.”
What can you add on? What is a logical extension of software or service or certification?
Verisk is one of our industry’s top performers, named by Forbes as an innovation leader, and an active acquirer now listing over eleven companies in its family of companies. They also use strategic alliances deliberately and serve a host of high-risk decisions in a myriad of industries. How do they use M&A to build out solutions? When do they integrate and when not and why? We’ve asked Scott Stephenson Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Verisk Analytics to share his take about the importance of workflow and how they think about M&A and partnerships to achieve these goals.
You’ll see and hear themes running through this year’s keynotes focused on our 15 keys to success beyond the tipping point. Platform, Portfolio, Branding, Talent….and many more. Scott promises a no-nonsense view on this topic that you can’t afford to miss.
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