The co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, says that every business is going to have to be a software business. “Our beliefs still remains that every business is going to have to be a software business in some way, shape, or form.”
The world’s leading automotive alliance, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, is spending a billion dollars over the next five years investing in technology-focused mobility startups. François Dossa, says that they are investing in technologies that will make the mobility of the future.
SAP CEO Bill McDermott says that buying Qualtrics creates a “global growth juggernaut in the cloud, the number one business software growing in the cloud in the world.” McDermott says that he’s here to build a company for the generations, not just for a few days.
SAP Chief Strategy Officer Deepak Krishnamurthy said at the Web Summit, “Imagine if we can work together and make inclusion a fact.” Alexa Gorman, who is SVP, Head of SAP.iO Foundries Europe also announced the creation of a dedicated accelerator program for women and diverse-led enterprises in Berlin, Germany.
As technology is maturing so quickly with AI and all the other breakthroughs you need the CIO to be a leader in these companies. But the CIO conversation and the CXO conversation have got to be the same conversation.
The most important macro trend is a cloud AI service behind every device. It might be any device that you use in your house. Of course, your apps on your phone have AI services behind them eventually, some of them already have AI, but others well.
Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison says that Amazon does not even use their own database to run their business. “Amazon runs their entire business on top of Oracle, on top of the Oracle Database,” Ellison said.
Domino’s Pizza continues to implement innovative technology to maintain it’s competitive edge in the pizza business. The company continues to be on the cutting edge of technology in its use of autonomous vehicles that are actually delivering pizza in Las Vegas.
Veeva Systems offers pharmaceutical and other highly regulated chemical manufacturers a cloud-based solution to make their employees and companies be more efficient and in regulatory compliance.
Microsoft is competing with Amazon for the enterprise cloud by focusing on being more than just a technology provider says Julia White, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Azure Marketing.