Inflection Point: How the Convergence of Cloud, Mobility, Apps and Data Will Shape the Future of Business

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Today, a hurricane is forming, and businesses are headed straight into it. This hurricane is arising from the convergence of several enormous trends in information technology, including cloud, mobility, Software as a Service, and Big Data. In Inflection Point, Scott Stawski shows how to harness these fierce winds of change, put them at your back, and sail towards greater competitiveness and customer value.

 

Stawski explains the strategic implications of today’s new technology paradigms, helping you reshape strategy to embrace and profit from them. You’ll discover how technology and other factors are driving a radical new round of disintermediation, reintermediation, and disruption–and what that means to you and your company.

 

Stawski shows how to go beyond inadequate incremental improvements, dramatically reducing IT spend and virtually eliminating IT capital expenditures. One meaningful step at a time, you’ll learn how to transform Operational IT into both a utility and a true business enabler, bringing new speed, flexibility, and focus to what really matters: your true core competencies.

  • BUILD A CONTINUAL TRANSFORMATION ENVIRONMENT THAT’S READY FOR ANYTHING
    Focus on high-value core competencies, not fixed assets or unchanging processes
  • CONSUME IT THE WAY YOU CONSUME ELECTRICITY
    Stop running data centers, buying software, and managing applications–forever!
  • LEVERAGE THE CLOUD’S SIMPLICITY WITHOUT LOSING CONTROL OR SECURITY
    Use standards and governance to maximize cloud benefits with minimal risk
  • HARNESS THE PRECIOUS ASSET YOU MUST ALWAYS KEEP CLOSE: DATA
    Build data-centric operations to deliver the right knowledge, right now, wherever it’s needed 

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About the Author:

Scott Stawski is an Executive and Global Area Sales Leader for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Scott is responsible for managing the sales and revenue generation activities for HP’s largest and most strategic global accounts, exceeding $500M in revenue annually.

Prior to his current role, Scott oversaw the Applications Sales Group for the Americas at Hewlett Packard, including the automotive, manufacturing, industrial, energy, communication, media, and entertainment sectors. Over the preceding five years, Scott and his team have sold more than $3 billion in IT services.

 

Prior to executive-level sales leadership positions, Scott was in IT services delivery and account management. Scott brings a wealth of experience in business outcome-based technology service delivery. He has led numerous multimillion-dollar business intelligence and technology solutions and strategy engagements for Global 500 companies within the health and life science; manufacturing and technology; retail; travel; communication, media, and entertainment; and consumer packaged goods sectors.

 

Prior to joining Hewlett Packard, Scott was a Senior Principal at Knightsbridge, a leading business intelligence consultancy acquired by Hewlett Packard, where he developed business intelligence strategies and platforms for Fortune 500 companies.

 

Before entering technology consulting, Scott held executive and management positions at the CRM consultancy Inforte and newspaper chain Knight Ridder.

 

A trusted advisor for CEOs, CFOs, and CIOs in the Americas, Scott is a recognized expert in analytics and data management, technology strategy, outsourcing, and next-generation application transformation to the cloud. A contributing writer for leading publications, Scott is a speaker and facilitator at many of the leading industry shows and conferences and is frequently interviewed and quoted by leading media outlets, including The Economist, The Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle,Editor & Publisher, Crain’s Chicago Business, and National Public Radio.

 

Scott is also Secretary of the Board for the Celina Economic Development Council and active with ChildFund International and Shakespeare Dallas and is working towards his Master of Liberal Arts, Extension Studies at Harvard University.

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DRIVE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE BY INTEGRATING THE RIGHT STRATEGY WITH TODAY’S BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGICAL ENABLERS!

  • Leverage the full transformative value of cloud, mobility, SaaS, and Big Data
  • Gain unprecedented speed and flexibility while you slash IT expense
  • Optimize outcomes by governing a fast-changing IT provider ecosystem in a Darwinian open market

These days, new market leaders emerge and long-time industry stalwarts fail practically overnight. To navigate this unforgiving landscape, companies must refocus on their core competencies, and implement a continual transformation environment that helps them react instantly to any market pressure. In Inflection Point, trusted executive advisor Scott Stawski shows how to achieve this, by integrating advanced corporate strategy with today’s most powerful technology enablers.

 

Writing for business and technology leaders in all industries, Stawski shows how to make the most of cloud, mobility, and Software as a Service (SaaS), and how to optimize the value of your most critical asset: your data.

 

Stawski doesn’t just identify the opportunities created by new technology paradigms: he shows how to leverage them to reinvent the way you work in both your lines of business and your IT organization.

 

Whether you’re an executive, manager, or technology professional, if you want to get ahead of today’s non-stop disruptions and reposition yourself for the future, this is your blueprint.


“Scott Stawski weaves together a compelling set of observations regarding the technology ‘perfect storm’ that is gathering force and threatens to disrupt many businesses. By remaining centered on his own first-hand experiences and the thought leaders who have influenced him throughout his career, he crafts an entertaining and engaging story to demystify a complex subject.”
Dave Sutton, Founder and CEO of TopRight Partners and coauthor of Enterprise Marketing Management

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