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Mike Walker

Executive Director of Global Healthcare and Life Sciences at Microsoft

Cincinnati, United States

I’m an entrepreneur, futurist, digital strategist, podcast host, global keynote speaker, and a best-selling author with a specialty in helping business executives stay relevant in the digital economy. I am able to bring paradigm-shifting digital transformation by leveraging leading innovation practices through my experiences with Fortune 500 leaders around the globe.

I have found that my success has been driven from my pragmatic approaches to large scale problems, my ability to break down large complex challenges into something manageable, along with my insatiable need to bring teams together. What’s unique about me is that not everything has to be a major transformation to gain value, I understand how to maximize current business processes while also identifying new business models.

?Currently at Microsoft, I lead a cross-industry innovation team that focuses on advising senior leaders on how to digitally transform their business using concepts like digital ecosystems, digital twins, AI, IoT, and Blockchain. Previously, I worked at Gartner, as a Vice President of Technology Innovation research where my thought leadership is reflected in over 150 published research notes and over 5,000 client engagements.

My work can be heard, watched, or read in some of the following places:
My new book "REWIRE! Using the Digital Ecosystem Playbook to Reinvent Your Business"
Hosting my innovation podcast "V-Next: The Future is Now"
Reading my articles on Forbes
Gaining my perspectives on Enterprise Architecture on “Mike The Architect” blog

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Cincinnati, OH
Speaking Topics: Digital Ecosystems, Metaverse, Digital Transformation, Strategy, Innovation

Mike Walker Points
Academic 13
Author 1093
Influencer 187
Speaker 161
Entrepreneur 95
Total 1549

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Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Innovation
Theatre: Global
Media Experience: 15 Years
Last Media Training: 06/01/2021
Last Media Interview: 02/01/2022

Areas of Expertise

Blockchain 46.85
Design Thinking
Digital Disruption 82.33
Digital Twins 37.87
Ecosystems 52.91
Emerging Technology 72.54
IoT 30.78
Metaverse
Startups 32.02
Supply Chain 30.04
Digital Transformation 41.34
Open Innovation 32.14
Cloud 37.14
AI 30.44
Business Strategy 32.33
Cryptocurrency 30.13
Future of Work 30.15
Innovation 54.22
Analytics 31.67
Big Data 30.96
Change Management 30.59
FinTech 31.66
InsurTech 45.85
Mobility 41.67

Industry Experience

Financial Services & Banking
Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Professional Services
Travel & Transportation

Publications

1 Academic Citation
Blockchain Governance Models: Insights for Enterprises
University of Arkansas
February 19, 2019
This white paper aims to answer the question: “What are emerging models and practices for shared governance over blockchains?” A blockchain application is a software application that maintains a distributed, immutable record of sequenced transactions (called a digital ledger) secured by a peer-to-peer network of independent computer nodes. While most innovation decisions happen within the boundaries of the firm, shared blockchain applications require coordination across firm boundaries. This requires a different approach to software governance because no single entity or individual can unilaterally make decisions regarding rule changes, code base upgrades, or record altering. This white paper is developed to help managers and developers think through, and assess, shared governance options even as they continue to evolve.

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Ecosystems

1 Advisory Board Membership
OhioX
OhioX
February 01, 2019
The OhioX Advisory Board is comprised of technologists, startup founders, innovators, and business and civic leaders.

We believe that by uniting diverse backgrounds we can help accelerate Ohio as a world class technology and innovation hub that creates a vibrant economy and opportunities for all.

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Tags: Ecosystems, Emerging Technology, Startups

71 Analyst Reports
5 Trends Emerge in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2018
Gartner
December 08, 2018
Waiting curbside for an Uber or Lyft driver might one day be the old-fashioned way of getting around. Instead, passengers will need to head to the helipad to catch a ride from a flying autonomous vehicle. Not only will these future taxis take to the sky to potentially reduce traffic, they’ll operate independently of a human pilot.
Realistically, the world (and the technology) aren’t quite ready for autonomous flying taxis. The first challenge will be mastering the autonomous technology, which is still at least five to 10 years away. According to a recent test by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, today’s autonomous vehicle makers Level 2 driver assistance are not capable of driving safely on their own. The production vehicle that can safely drive itself anywhere, anytime isn’t available at the local car dealer and won’t be for quite some time.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Hype Cycle for Business Ecosystems, 2018
Gartner
August 15, 2018
Business ecosystems continue to evolve, becoming the basis of innovative business models. Both the technologies that underpin business ecosystems and the business models built out of them are evolving quickly.

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Disruption, Ecosystems

Leading the IoT
Gartner
August 13, 2018
Leading the IoT - Gartner Insights on How to Lead in a Connected World

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, IoT

Amplify Customer Demands for Innovation With Active Listening and Personalization
Gartner
August 08, 2018
"The customer is always right" originated in the early 1900s, but it has a new meaning today as industries seek to engage customers early in the innovation process. CIOs must invest in social analytics, market research and personalization technologies as part of a harmonized digital platform.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2018
Gartner
August 01, 2018
Our 2018 Hype Cycle reveals five emerging technology trends that profoundly shift experiences in our spaces, blur the lines between human and machine, and enable AI ubiquity that will propel organizations to connect into new business ecosystems to become competitive over the next decade.

Published: 06 August 2018

ID: G00340159

Analyst(s): Mike Walker

Table Of Contents
Analysis

What You Need to Know
The Hype Cycle
Emerging Technologies Trends
Major Hype Cycle Changes
The Priority Matrix
Off the Hype Cycle
On the Rise
Biotech — Cultured or Artificial Tissue
Flying Autonomous Vehicles
Smart Dust
Artificial General Intelligence
4D Printing
Knowledge Graphs
Neuromorphic Hardware
Blockchain for Data Security
Exoskeleton
Edge AI
Autonomous Driving Level 5
Conversational AI Platform
Self-Healing System Technology
Volumetric Displays
5G
Quantum Computing

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Ecosystems, Emerging Technology

Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2018
Gartner
June 01, 2018
The 2018 Hype Cycle reveals five emerging technology trends that profoundly shift experiences in our spaces, blur the lines between human and machine, and enable AI ubiquity that will propel organizations to connect into new business ecosystems to become competitive over the next decade.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Ecosystems, Emerging Technology

Toolkit: How to Build an Emerging Technologies Radar
Gartner
April 06, 2018
Organizations are challenged by the changing technology landscape. An emerging technology radar provides enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders with a tool to transform hype-driven investment decisions into a benefit-driven, defensible approach to prioritizing technology adoption.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology, Innovation

Toolkit: Assessing the 2018 Top Five Business and Sociocultural Trends
Gartner
March 16, 2018
Scanning external trends that affect the organization and its markets is a critical need for enterprises looking to prosper in the digital era. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders focused on emerging and strategic trends can use this Toolkit to future-proof their businesses.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018: Intelligent Apps and Analytics
Gartner
March 08, 2018
Perceptions of artificial intelligence have shifted from killer robots to algorithm-based intelligent apps that link our physical and digital lives in previously unimaginable ways. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must devise innovative strategies to harness this technology.

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Digital Disruption

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018: A Gartner Trend Insight Report
Gartner
March 08, 2018
The intelligent digital mesh is a foundation for future digital business and its ecosystems. To create competitive advantage, IT leaders must evaluate our top disruptive technology trends related to the mesh to identify opportunities to exploit.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology, Innovation

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018: Digital Twins
Gartner
March 08, 2018
Well-designed digital twins based on business priorities have the potential to significantly improve enterprise decision making. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must factor digital twins into their Internet of Things architecture and strategy.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Twins, Emerging Technology

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018: Event-Driven Model
Gartner
March 08, 2018
Digital business is event-driven, so organizations need to invest in event-centric design practices and technologies to exploit digital business moments. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must champion event thinking across business and IT.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology, Innovation

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018: AI Foundation
Gartner
March 08, 2018
Creating an artificial intelligence foundation will create the potential to reinvent business models, ecosystems and customer experiences. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders have an opportunity to lead innovative programs that bring about substantial business outcomes.

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Tags: AI, Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology

Maximize Digital Business Value Creation Through AI Algorithms
Gartner
February 21, 2018
Artificial intelligence algorithms accelerate the speed and scale of digital business. This research provides EA and technology innovation leaders with guidance on how AI algorithms can maximize digital business value.

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Tags: AI, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

Toolkit: Workshop for Creating EA Personas in Digital Business Diagnostic Deliverable Analysis
Gartner
January 12, 2018
Persona-based analysis is a powerful tool that helps leaders diagnose and take action against digital business disruption opportunities. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders can help their leaders consider the human side of digital business strategy decisions with personas.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Toolkit: Examples of Deliverables to Enable Enterprise Architecture in Cloud Strategy Delivery
Gartner
January 09, 2018
This Toolkit provides a set of diagnostic deliverables that leading EA organizations use to understand the impact of technical disruptions on their cloud computing strategies. These impacts will force EA organizations to rationalize their bimodal architecture and digital business strategies.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Using Enterprise Architecture to Maximize Cloud Strategy Business Outcomes
Gartner
January 09, 2018
Leading EA and technology innovation leaders provide a cloud-first architecture strategy to identify business opportunities, while also understanding exposure to the risks of onboarding emerging technology capabilities that support their digital business.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Toolkit: An Enterprise Architect's Guide to Ideation
Gartner
December 21, 2017
Collaboration is vital to the success of digital transformation. Leading enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must foster innovation mindsets in all employees to ensure that transformation efforts are strategically driven, implementable, and challenge the status quo.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Demystifying the Many Personas of the CTO
Gartner
December 08, 2017
CTO roles vary. This research shows how CTOs understand their roles and how other leaders engage with them. EA and technology innovation leaders, including CTOs, should leverage this information to better shape and evolve their roles in the context of digital business transformation.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018
Gartner
October 03, 2017
The intelligent digital mesh is a foundation for future digital business and its
ecosystems. To create competitive advantage, enterprise architecture and
technology innovation leaders must evaluate these top trends to identify
opportunities that their organizations can exploit.
Key Findings
■ Arti€cial intelligence (AI) delivers value to every industry, enabling new business models. It does
so by supporting key initiatives such as customer engagement, digital production, smart cities,
self-driving cars, risk management, computer vision and speech recognition.
■ As people, places, processes and "things" become increasingly digitalized, they will be
represented by digital twins. This will provide fertile ground for new event-driven business
processes and digitally enabled business models and ecosystems.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Ecosystems, Emerging Technology

Survey Analysis: How CTOs Can Enable Digital Business Transformation
Gartner
September 08, 2017
CIOs expect CTOs to help drive digital business transformation. Our CTO survey reveals that enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders should use their expertise and organizational relationships to impact all five phases of digital business.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Hype Cycle for Enterprise Architecture, 2017
Gartner
July 28, 2017
As digital business progresses, we see an increasing focus on platforms, business ecosystems, analytics and design elements of EA, and a reinterpretation of the fundamentals. For IT leaders willing to rise to the challenge, these are times of unprecedented opportunity.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Toolkit: Example Ideation Workshop for Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation Leaders
Gartner
July 25, 2017
Digital-business-enabling technologies have started to radically change how business operates and the digital products and services they offer. This Toolkit provides EA and technology innovation leaders with an example workshop to accelerate ideation efforts.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2017
Gartner
June 01, 2017
The 2017 Hype Cycle reveals three distinct technology trends that profoundly create new experiences, with unrivaled intelligence, and offer platforms that propel organizations to connect with new business ecosystems in order to become competitive over the next five to 10 years.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Ecosystems, Emerging Technology

Toolkit: An Enterprise Architect's Guide to Ideation
Gartner
March 30, 2017
This guide enables an open innovation and business-led ideation approach that brings clarity to a volatile, diverse and complex technology landscape. Using this guide as an education and best-practice tool, EA and technology innovation leaders can take a leadership position in digital disruptions.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Build the Design Capability of Your EA Practice to Drive Digital Innovation
Gartner
February 08, 2017
Enterprise architecture combines two complementary capabilities: design and execution. EA and technology innovation leaders should build the design capability of their EA practice to master emerging and strategic trends, and to drive their organizations' digital innovation efforts.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Build a World-Class EA Capability Primer for 2017
Gartner
January 23, 2017
Digital disruption is a significant factor on the revitalization of enterprise architecture. World-class EA capabilities that drive tailored business outcomes will require EA and technology innovation leaders to focus their strategies, competencies and tooling on supporting unique business needs.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Using EA to Master Emerging and Strategic Trends Primer for 2017
Gartner
January 18, 2017
Business leaders are counting on enterprise architects to rationalize emerging technologies and drive strategic business innovations. Gartner's 2017 research will enable EA and technology innovation leaders with insights to lead and transform their organizations.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Use Enterprise Architecture to Unlock the Transformational Potential of IoT
Gartner
January 08, 2017
Focus on five EA strategies to address IoT technology challenges.
The idea of modeling the larger number of common things — cars, buildings and consumer products — from virtual models, with functional behavior embedded to make day-to-day decisions about the physical world, is emerging.
With the diversity of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and uses, enterprise architecture (EA) and technology innovation leaders must devise an IoT architecture strategy that identifies business opportunities while limiting threats.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

How to Address the Top Five IoT Challenges With Enterprise Architecture
Gartner
November 22, 2016
The Internet of Things revolutionizes markets and the way businesses operate. With the diversity of IoT technologies and uses, enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must devise an IoT architecture strategy that identifies business opportunities while limiting the risks.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017
Gartner
October 20, 2016
Gartner's top 10 trends will drive the future of the intelligent digital mesh. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must prepare for the impacts of these disruptive trends on people, businesses and IT departments, and determine how they can provide competitive advantage.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017: Intelligent Apps
Gartner
October 20, 2016
Perceptions of artificial intelligence have shifted from killer robots to algorithm-based intelligent apps that link our physical and digital lives in previously unimaginable ways. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must devise innovative strategies to harness this technology.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017: Intelligent Things
Gartner
October 20, 2016
We expect a shift from stand-alone intelligent things to collaborative intelligent things working together. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must create very focused business scenarios that help their organizations explore the impacts of collaborative independent objects.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017: A Gartner Trend Insight Report
Gartner
October 20, 2016
The intelligent digital mesh is a foundation for future digital business and its ecosystems. To create competitive advantage, IT leaders must factor into their technology innovation strategies the disruptive trends related to the mesh, or risk losing ground to those that do.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017: Adaptive Security Architecture
Gartner
October 20, 2016
The intelligent digital mesh creates an ever-more complex world for security, demanding a continuous, contextual and coordinated approach. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must make security an integral part of all projects.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017: Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Machine Learning
Gartner
October 20, 2016
Artificial intelligence and machine learning offer the potential to reinvent business models, ecosystems and customer experiences but can't yet match the breadth of human intelligence. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders who use open innovative approaches will make big gains.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation Leadership Vision for 2017
Gartner
July 08, 2016
Enterprise architects are key enablers for digital business and are accountable for helping the enterprise balance the risks and benefits of digital business. This slide deck will help in planning for 2017 and in presentations to leadership, peers and teams.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Rethink EA as an Internal Management Consultancy to Rapidly Deliver Business Outcomes
Gartner
June 08, 2016
Business executives are looking to improve the time to value of their initiatives. To deliver results faster, enterprise architects must treat EA as a form of internal management consulting. This approach creates a flexible and agile enterprise architecture practice focused on business outcomes.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Toolkit: Sample Job Description for the Role of Information Architect
Gartner
June 08, 2016
Managing information assets has become critical to enterprises and a primary objective for every chief data officer. An information architect can support the CDO by ensuring that the information is managed, not just maintained, and is reliable, authentic, accurate, current and useful.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

How to Address the Top Five IoT Challenges With Enterprise Architecture
Gartner
June 06, 2016
The Internet of Things fundamentally revolutionizes markets and the way businesses operate. With the diversity of IoT technologies and uses, organizations must use EA practitioners to provide an IoT architecture strategy that identifies business opportunities while understanding exposure to risks.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2016
Gartner
June 01, 2016
Our 2016 Hype Cycle reveals three distinct technology trends that profoundly create new experiences, with unrivaled intelligence, and offer platforms that propel organizations to connect with new business ecosystems in order to become competitive over the next five to 10 years.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Ecosystems, Emerging Technology

Hype Cycle for Enterprise Information Management, 2016
Gartner
May 12, 2016
The shift to digital business requires organizations to change how they use data and analytics as a decision-making tool. This Hype Cycle tracks the progress of various the practices and disciplines of enterprise information management to guide CIOs and CDOs with their EIM programs.

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Tags: Analytics, Big Data, Blockchain

Toolkit: The Information Architect's Playbook for EIM
Gartner
April 08, 2016
Partnerships between EA practitioners and information managers provide a powerful opportunity to fuel their digital business strategy as a means to disrupt markets, drive new humanistic customer experiences and monetize the newly available flood of information.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

How Vanguard Enterprise Architects Lead Technology Innovation
Gartner
March 24, 2016
As the rate of technological innovation increases, EA leaders are challenged to evaluate the impacts of these disruptions. By using a structured approach to evaluate disruptive technologies, EA leaders can increase the opportunities and reduce the risks of technology innovation.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2016: Ambient User Experience
Gartner
February 22, 2016
Competitive advantage hinges on exceptional user experience. As part of a series on the most significant technologies for 2016, we describe how enterprise architects must extend their strategies to include UX architecture that brings digital humanism to the expanding endpoints in the digital mesh.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2016: Advanced System Architecture
Gartner
February 08, 2016
Enterprise architects in organizations that build Internet of Things hardware or algorithmic-based solutions must identify, recommend and design advanced system architecture. This is vital to support the computing, flexibility and time-to-market needs of technology providers and some industries.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Toolkit: How Enterprise Architects Can Conduct Digital Disruption Innovation Workshops for Business and IT Leaders
Gartner
February 08, 2016
Digital-business-enabling technologies have started to radically change how business operates and the digital products and services they offer. This Toolkit provides EA practitioners with a workshop to educate business and IT leaders on vital insights they will need to prepare for the digital storm.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Vanguard Enterprise Architects Will Lead Bimodal Mode 2 Innovations
Gartner
January 06, 2016
Leading EA organizations are investing in bimodal EA to balance innovation with running and growing their businesses, leveraging vanguard enterprise architects to focus on Mode 2 innovation, while meeting today's needs with an optimized Mode 1 strategy.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Toolkit: Digital Transformation Playbook for IoT Strategies
Gartner
January 06, 2016
This playbook supports a business-led IoT strategy that brings clarity to the diverse, complex IoT landscape. EA and technology innovation leaders can leverage this as an educational tool, and as a basis for creating a fit-for-purpose approach to handling digital disruptions.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Predicts 2016: Five Key Trends Driving Enterprise Architecture Into the Future
Gartner
December 22, 2015
Digital business is redefining business models, relationships and the value exchange between people, organizations and things. Enterprise architects must understand the long-term trends driving change and pivot the EA practice to lead their organizations into the digital business future.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2016: At a Glance
Gartner
October 06, 2015
Gartner's top 10 strategic technology trends will shape digital business opportunities through 2016. IT leaders must understand and prepare for the impacts these disruptive trends will have on people, their businesses and IT departments, and then determine how they can provide competitive advantage.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2016: Advanced Machine Learning
Gartner
October 06, 2015
After decades of failed attempts and underwhelming results, enterprise architects in leading organizations are partnering with business leaders to reinvent business models, create new business ecosystems, and reinvent the customer experience with advanced machine learning technologies.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2016
Gartner
October 06, 2015
Our top 10 trends are key enablers for today's digital business and set the stage for the future algorithmic business. We describe how smart machines supporting an evolving digital mesh create disruptive opportunities, but require new IT architectures and platforms.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2016: Information of Everything
Gartner
October 06, 2015
Leading organizations exploit the information-of-everything trend by using enterprise architecture leaders to spot opportunities to fuel their algorithmic business strategies. This enables them to disrupt markets, drive new humanistic customer experiences and monetize the new flood of information.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2016: Internet of Things Architecture and Platforms
Gartner
October 06, 2015
Internet of Things platforms are fragmented and complex, but are essential to deploying advanced IoT business solutions. As part of a series detailing the most significant technologies for 2016, we describe how enterprise architecture leaders must deploy IoT platforms and plan for their evolution.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2016: The Device Mesh
Gartner
October 06, 2015
The emphasis will move from discrete mobile devices to mobile people, surrounded by a shifting array of devices connected to each other and to cloud services. Enterprise architects and IT leaders must secure, manage and exploit this device mesh to drive digital business strategies.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2016: Adaptive Security Architecture
Gartner
October 06, 2015
Digital business, algorithmic business, and the expansion of cloud computing and the digital mesh create an ever-more complex world for security. Enterprise architects and IT leaders must create an evolving and adaptive architecture to mitigate risk.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Hype Cycle for Enterprise Architecture, 2015
Gartner
July 28, 2015
The emergence of disruptive digital business technology and business models is driving the need for enterprise architects to engage more broadly across internal architecture practices, explore new technologies and practices, and evolve their perspectives to focus on the broader business ecosystem.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2015
Gartner
July 27, 2015
Gartner's Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle brings together the most significant technologies from across Gartner's research areas. It provides insight into emerging technologies that have broad, cross-industry relevance and are transformational and high-impact in potential.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Leveraging Enterprise Architecture to Identify Business Opportunities in a Computing-Everywhere Future
Gartner
June 08, 2015
Organizations have a unique chance to harness new, leading business models through digital technologies that compute everywhere. EA practitioners can leverage this research on the computing-everywhere trend to identify innovative opportunities, to create roadmaps and to prepare for change.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2015
Gartner
June 01, 2015
As enterprises embark on the journey to become digital businesses, they will leverage technologies that today are considered to be "emerging." Understanding where your enterprise is on this journey and where you need to go will not only determine the amount of change expected for your enterprise, but also map out which combination of technologies supports your progression.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Ecosystems, Emerging Technology

Risk-Based Security Research Index
Gartner
April 22, 2015
Digital business is enabled through a business ecosystem made up of customers, devices, information and organizations. To succeed in digital business, organizations must balance risk and return in the business ecosystem

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Toolkit: EA Identifies Transformational Digital Disruptions Through Strategic Value Assessments
Gartner
January 06, 2015
EA practitioners are an essential resource in providing leadership in the identification and validation of digital disruption opportunities. This Toolkit helps enable enterprise architects to do so.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Toolkit: How EA Enables Digital Humanism via Business Outcomes Journey Maps to Exploit Digital Disruptions
Gartner
January 06, 2015
Journey maps are used to model customer experience and to drive digital business strategy. Business outcomes journey maps help organizations understand how business outcomes will be fulfilled in terms of customer experiences led by a defined value stream.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

The Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015
Gartner
October 06, 2014
Gartner's 2015 top 10 strategic technology trends for IT leaders are the prime enablers behind new digital business opportunities. Their disruptive power stems from merging virtual and physical worlds, the growth of intelligence everywhere, and the emerging new realities of IT.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Leveraging Enterprise Architecture to Lead the Enterprise Response to Disruptive Technologies
Gartner
September 18, 2014
Artificial intelligence algorithms accelerate the speed and scale of digital business. This research provides EA and technology innovation leaders with guidance on how AI algorithms can maximize digital business value.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Hype Cycle for Enterprise Architecture, 2014
Gartner
July 28, 2014
The emergence of disruptive digital business technology and business models is driving the need for enterprise architects to engage more broadly across internal architecture practices, explore new technologies and practices, and evolve their perspectives to focus on the broader business ecosystem.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Best Practices for Successfully Leveraging Enterprise Architecture in Big Data Initiatives
Gartner
June 06, 2014
Leading organizations that leverage enterprise architecture with enterprise information architecture help inform their "big data" efforts with more effective planning and investment decisions that balance short-term demands with longer-term vision.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Leveraging Enterprise Architecture to Enable Business Value With IoT Innovations Today
Gartner
June 06, 2014
The Internet of Things fundamentally revolutionizes markets and the way businesses operate. With the diversity of IoT technologies and uses, organizations must use EA practitioners to provide an IoT architecture strategy that identifies business opportunities while understanding exposure to risks.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Leveraging Enterprise Architecture to Enable Business Value With Smart Machine Innovations Today
Gartner
February 02, 2014
Organizations that leverage EA can seize the value drivers of smart machines to drive competitive advantage, embrace solid returns and protect intellectual capital. EA leaders can use this report as critical enablers of the exploration and delivery of actionable plans for smart machine technologies.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Toolkit: What Enterprise Architects Need to Know About IoT Technologies
Gartner
January 06, 2014
This Toolkit addresses how EA teams can deliver business value and outcomes that disruptive trends impose. It provides a framework and example deliverables to help EA leaders bring clarity to the activities needed, based on business direction, to support IoT technologies today and in the future.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

21 Article/Blogs
Top 10 Digital Ecosystem Trends In Supply Chain And Logistics
Forbes
February 08, 2021
The supply chain and logistics industries are exploding right now while also being in the midst of a dramatic digital transformation. As of 2017, the logistics industry was valued at a staggering $8.1 trillion, but it's projected to nearly double that valuation by 2023.

Digital giants like Amazon, along with a whole host of startups, are exposing entirely new business models and using emerging technologies like blockchain, AI, IoT and many others to change the face of logistics going forward. Gartner’s 2019 CEO and Senior Executives Survey supports this: "With 87% of survey respondents identifying that they expect some form of change to their business model by 2021."

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Tags: Ecosystems, Emerging Technology, Supply Chain

Predictions Revisited: Grading my Enterprise Architecture in 2020 Predictions
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April 19, 2020
Remember way back, when I wrote this, “Predictions for Enterprise Architecture in 2020”? What better way to start off a revisited series than with a prediction post. This one reflects on my musings from almost a decade ago! I thought it would be interesting to score how well I predicted

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The Return of Mike The Architect Blog: Why I’ve Decided it Was Time to Come Back
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April 16, 2020
Hey Everyone! It’s been awhile, right? As you may, or may not know, while I was at Gartner I had to shut down my efforts on MtA. It was a difficult thing to do given my passion for EA. However, it gave me some comfort that I was still writing EA guidance, even if it […]

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Why Blockchain-Enabled Digital Ecosystems Are Vital To Your Digital Transformation
Forbes
March 02, 2020
Blockchain is being used by leading organizations to aid in the adoption of digital ecosystems. While ecosystems have been in existence in some form or another for quite some time, digital changes all that. Digital ecosystems exceed the sum of their connections; they are complex, adaptive, learning and self-organizing.

Examples such as Uber or Airbnb show that the reinvention of existing business models into platform businesses can be widely successful. Blockchain provides capabilities to bridge these connections while also supporting the fundamental economic principles of a platform business model. This model is so pervasive that it is reflected by the top 10 companies worldwide based on market capitalization.

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Top Blockchain Trends For 2020 And Beyond
Forbes
February 01, 2020
I believe blockchain will have its breakout moment in 2020 as it moves beyond the hype machine to derive real value for mainstream enterprises. In fact, in Deloitte’s 2019 Global Blockchain Survey, 53% of respondents stated that blockchain technology became a critical priority for their organizations in 2019.

With the increased relevance of blockchain in the enterprise, key strategic trends have started to emerge. Here are five of them, along with how they will apply in a business context.

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Top 10 Strategic Trends for 2019 and Beyond
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October 31, 2018
While I was at Gartner I had the honor of working with David Cearley (Gartner Fellow) on the Top 10 Strategic Trends Reports for 4 years running! What a great experience working with the larger industry and identifying the key trends that will make a strategic impact over the next 3 to 5 years. This

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Microsoft Updated Quantum Development Kit with New Capabilities
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October 30, 2018
Quantum computers are not your run-of-the-mill general-purpose computers. They are a completely different beast. These specialized hardware-based technology is unconventional, complex and leading-edge. To date, the largest demonstration of entanglement is just a few qubits. Useful work demands perha

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Your Local Mall Cop May Be in Trouble…
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October 19, 2018
Robotics is starting to emerge everywhere. From hotel greeters to professional cooks. Entire industries are ripe for disruption with these new robotic capabilities. Not even the local mall cop is immune. In my travels I’ve ran across numerous startups and large corporations that are heavily in

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One Trick for Dealing with the Communication Divide Between Architects and Business Stakeholders
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October 15, 2018
Sometimes trying to do the right thing can be tough. Especially when your going through collaborative interactions (that maybe outside your comfort zone) with your business partners can be down right frustrating. And I’m pretty sure the feeling is mutual as well. I feel that the problem comes

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How Unique are Gartner Hype Cycles, Really?
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October 01, 2018
The short and easy answer is, sorta… I know, that’s a very “consultant-esk” answer but there is a lot of truth to it. It really depends on how you look at the hype cycle and what you are looking to get out of it. The actual process for the creation of the Gartner Hype Cycle [

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Funny Friday – The Department of Limited Planning…
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September 28, 2018

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Enterprise Architects are the Forth Highest Paid in America!
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September 06, 2018
Wow! Enterprise Architects have come along way since I first started in this space nearly 15 years ago. Also, IT have grown up quite a bit as well. For the fourth consecutive year, the technology sector boasted the highest-paying jobs in the U.S., according to an annual report from Glassdoor. Thirte

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Building an Emerging Technologies Radar
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September 06, 2018
It can be challenging trying to distill all the complexities of the ever changing technology landscape. One useful tool I use is an Emerging Technologies Radar. It provides you with a tool that can help you cut through the hype along with providing a familiar visual that most business and technologi

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Using Gartner Hype Cycle Data to Accelerate Your Trendspotting Efforts
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September 05, 2018
So there is a really great resource for organizations that are trying to rationalize the latest technologies by classifying them, understanding maturity, etc. You might say, the Gartner Hype Cycle helps do that, and you would be right… but… this is only a graphic representation and there

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The Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle, 2018 Edition
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September 04, 2018
As a starting point, lets provide a brief overview of the Garnter Hype Cycle as a tool.  The hype cycle is a branded and yearly publication from Gartner that provides graphical representation of the maturity, adoption and social application of specific technologies. These technologies are placed on

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Emerging Technologies Podcast – Don’t Believe the Hype … or Should you Believe It?
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August 31, 2018
If there is one constant in IT, it’s hype. With every new technology promising to change the way we work and live, how do you know if it will really change your organization for the better? Listen to the Gartner Podcast here: https://www.gartner.com/podcasts/dont-believe-the-hype-or-believe-it/ 

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This Week’s Latest Tech Innovations
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September 21, 2016
Hello everyone! I wanted to share with you the latest technology innovation news from across the market that Enterprise Architects and other Technology Innovation focused roles need to pay attention to. I find that emergent technologies and innovation proven practices are top of mind for Enterprise

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Latest Technology Innovations
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September 05, 2016
  Shima by Laforge: High-tech Glasses http://bit.ly/2aA1pGF Moving pass the intrusive and offensive cyborg oriented Google Glass, Laforge believes they are on to something. Watch this YouTube video to how this company creates humanistic experiences first to effectively blend AR technology. Prim

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Check out the New Gartner Podcast Channel: Thinkcast
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August 26, 2016
The official description of the podcast: Get the best insights anytime, anywhere on the critical IT and business topics that impact your organization. The world’s leading experts will help you solve your greatest challenges and reveal what will top your future agenda. My personal description:

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Gartner has identified the most impactful emerging technology trends for 2016
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August 19, 2016
I’m really excited to share with all of you my latest research in the emerging technology space. This is the result of months of research in the emerging technology trends arena diving into over 2000 technologies, over thousands of inquiries, along with discussions with leading vendors and V

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Mike the Architect Podcast Ep1 w/ Tom Graves
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August 17, 2016
Hello everyone, I’m back! Those of you that don’t know me, my name is Mike Walker. I’ve spent the majority of my career in the strategic planning and enterprise architecture space. I work for Gartner leading research in emerging technologies and EA. This podcast is (for now) a pilo

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2 Books
Rewire! Using the Digital Ecosystem Playbook to Reinvent Your Business
Advantage Publishing
January 26, 2021
The future of business is rapidly changing, and digital ecosystems is a major force driving it. From now to 2025 digital ecosystems will represent approximately $60 trillion in global revenue from all industries around the globe. Organizations have a tremendous opportunity to take a concept that has 2% global market share to approximately 30% by 2025.

“Rewire! Using the Digital Ecosystem Playbook to Reinvent Your Business” will demystify digital ecosystem frameworks and introduce their capacity to enable high-value business partner exchanges, what that means for the future of doing business, and how to understand markets through a digital ecosystem lens.

Reading this book innovators, enterprise architects, technology innovation leaders, and CxOs should expect to be able to understand digital ecosystems and how to create strategies for them. Packed with detailed illustrations and best practices from Mike J. Walker’s digital ecosystem experiences both at Gartner and Microsoft over the past five years, this book provides approachable and actionable tools that will help organizations understand and embrace digital ecosystems in a rapid and digestible way.

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Office Business Applications: Building Composite Applications using the Microsoft platform
Microsoft Press
July 01, 2007
Foreword
Companies are adopting service orientation as a design principle to drive enterprise agility and business innovation. With service-oriented architecture (SOA), they can efficiently respond to business changes and evolve their IT systems rapidly. Service orientation is about decomposing the IT assets into easily consumable services. A composite application is the primary vehicle to deliver business value through service orientation and is a great way to aggregate these services to support cross-functional processes. Theoretically, composite applications allow for these services or components to be mixed and matched like blocks, allowing developers to customize applications to evolving enterprise needs relatively easily.
With the release of 2007 Microsoft Office System clients, servers, and tools, Microsoft delivers a true application platform that can be used to create collaborative, role-based, easy-to-use solutions that extend the traditional LOB applications and enterprise systems. Not only has Microsoft significantly improved the capabilities and tools for personal and business productivity, but it has also invested significantly in the extensibility and programmability of the 2007 Microsoft Office System. Microsoft calls these solutions Office Business Applications (OBAs) and recently announced the technology to design and develop OBAs.

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Tags: Cloud, InsurTech, Mobility

2 eBooks
The Architecture Journal 20
Microsoft
August 02, 2009
Architecture in Turbulent Times

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The Architecture Journal 19
Microsoft
May 02, 2009
TechEd Edition

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2 Industry Badges
Connected Communities - Digital Ecosystems & Blockchain Lead 2021
Microsoft
February 01, 2021

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Microsoft Connected Communities - Digital Ecosystems & Blockchain Subject Matter Expert 2021
Microsoft
February 01, 2021

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1 Industry Certification
Open CA Level 3: Distinguished Chief Architect
Gartner
August 11, 2011
Open CA Certification – is primarily concerned with the competencies that an architect possesses. In other words, how an architect thinks through solving a set of broad highly impactful enterprise problems to realize business value. For Open CA certification, it is not needed to be TOGAF certified or even know the TOGAF framework , that is one of many validated frameworks. One must prove to be able to have done architectural work in real life situations for many years. Open CA certification is very much like PMI certification for project managers that require detailed documentation, letters verifying your experience and a set of interviews to validate what was documented.

Credential ID CA74566

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1 Industry Council Chair
Texas Association of Enterprise Architects
Mike J. Walker
May 02, 2013
This chapter is part of a greater global organization called the Association of Enterprise Architects. The Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA) is the only definitive professional organization for Enterprise Architects with over 35,000 professionals world-wide.

Its goals are:

Raise the status of the EA profession
Foster an already vibrant EA community
Access to EA thought leadership
Increase market value of professionals


Introduction of the Texas AEA

These were all great goals and I wanted to bring this level of professionalism to Texas. In this state there is a vibrant community of Texas professionals, vendors and consortiums offers thought leadership, visions for the future, and proven practices based on reality of today. Building on the Global AEA Texas has the following objectives:

Mike the Architect Blog: Texas Association of Enterprise Architects



This chapter will strive to have the following characteristics to ensure a vibrant and highly interactive community forum. We will be…

Regular. With quarterly and monthly meetings starting first in Austin, TX and then branching out to Houston, Dallas and San Antonio.
Impactful. Through full day events we hope to draw in top speakers in the architecture community.
Highly Interactive . These meetings and events focus first on the community and take the best from a conferences and a user groups.
High Quality. The key to a vibrant and sustainable community is to make sure there is high quality discussions and interactions.
We have been lucky with some top notch sponsorship support and I would like to personally thank all these vendors for helping to make this happen! With out your

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1 Industry Council Member
Forbes Technology Council
Forbes
February 01, 2019

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3 IP Assets
Microsoft Releases Financial Services OBA Component Library, Giving Firms a Head Start in Creating Applications Built on the 2007 Microsoft Office System
Microsoft
March 12, 2008
Helping financial services firms solve real-world problems in the areas of interoperability, extending legacy systems and creating compelling user interfaces, Microsoft Corp. today released the Financial Services Office Business Applications (OBA) Component Library at the sixth annual Microsoft Financial Services Developer Conference.
Microsoft OBAs are composite applications built upon the 2007 Microsoft Office system, utilizing the familiar and easy-to-use interfaces of Microsoft Office products and connecting to additional Microsoft technologies (such as Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server) or other back-office systems. The resulting solution is built to model how people work within financial services firms day-to-day, integrating with existing workflows, reducing training efforts and trimming development time.

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Loan Origination Reference Architecture
Mike J. Walker
August 02, 2007
The Loan Origination Reference Architecture shows how to build architectures that unify people, process and technology through familiar Office 2007 user interfaces. It includes an architecture framework for lending with an Office Business Application based scenario and BizTalk “MISMO” Accelerator for the loan origination process in banking. OBAs are an emerging class of business applications that connect existing line-of-business (LOB) systems with the people that use them every day through the familiar user interface of Microsoft Office, bridging the gap between how business process systems work, and how people work. OR-LOS will help customers simplify document management, increase integrated workflow, improve efficiency and ultimately lower time-to-market offering for faster turn-around and reduced cost.

Solutions that leverage the OR-LOS have the following benefits:

Empowers Business Users to make informed lending decisions
Using familiar Office tools for common business tasks (e.g., Outlook or Excel)
Provided with a extensible lending platform that will reduce the development cycle
Lending technology consolidation strategies can be derived
Interoperable Lending Platform through BizTalk MISMO Accelerator
Rich collaboration platform

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Enterprise Architecture Toolkit
Mike Walker
May 02, 2007
So what exactly is the EATK? Well simply put it is a set of tools that will aid Enterprise, Solution and Domain Architects with their architecture efforts in a pragmatic way. The EATK does so by providing a set of base tools built in existing products that they may already have or use for the same purpose. The value of how the EATK rationalizes these solutions is by extending common interfaces used in enterprises such as Microsoft Word and Visio.

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Below is a summary of what the EATK is:

Solution Accelerator for Enterprise Architecture
Series of Add-Ins to Existing Products
Set of Smart Architecture Templates
System Architecture Document
Architecture Decisions
Architecture Review Board
Architecture Viability Assessment
Architecture Portal which includes:
Hosted Process and Collaboration Workflow
Knowledge Management System
Asset Management System
Based on Industry Standards
Supports IEEE 1471
Supports TOGAF ADM
Provides a Bill of Materials
Source Code
Whitepapers
Rich Media

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7 Keynotes
Ohio Tech Summit 22
OhioX and John Carroll University
April 23, 2022
Get your seat to the future.

Tech Summit 22 is coming to Cleveland. Join us on Saturday, April 23, 2022.

The Summit is a full day of content and experiences where Ohio tech shows-off and features high-profile speakers, tech demos, and networking opportunities.

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IDEA Week Keynote
IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame
April 08, 2019
This session will explore what blockchain consortiums are, the industry trends, and learn how Microsoft enables customers like GE with a common framework for blockchain strategy for consortiums. Learn how GE has built upon this strategic framework to apply blockchain to the aviation industry by applying lean six sigma to unlock the value of blockchain in an industrial setting. We will explore active use cases in part origin, flight history, and third party reconciliation that GE Aviation is creating on the Microsoft Azure Blockchain Platform. Havera and Walker lead the audience through frameworks for optimizing supply chains, reducing costs, and improving efficiency.

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2018 US Gartner Project and Program Management Summit Keynote: Become a Leader and Not a Casualty in the Digital Age
Gartner
June 13, 2018
Become a Leader and Not a Casualty in the Digital Age

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2018 UK Gartner Project and Program Management Summit Keynote: Become a Leader and Not a Casualty in the Digital Age
Gartner
June 06, 2018
Become a Leader and Not a Casualty in the Digital Age

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Gartner Symposium 2018 India Keynote: Top 10 Strategic Trends and Emerging Technologies
Gartner
March 21, 2018
Gartner Symposium 2018 India Keynote Top 10 Strategic Trends and Emerging Technologies

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Emerging Technologies AV/IT Leadership Summit 2017 Keynote
AV/IT Leadership Summit
April 04, 2017

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Keynote: Business Architecture the Key to Enterprise Transformation
Open Group Enterprise Architecture Conference
October 12, 2014
Mike Walker presents business architecture vision at the Open Group Conference 2014

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24 Media Interviews
Nasdaq TradeTalks: Blockchain will have a $3.1T Impact
Nasdaq TradeTalks
March 17, 2021

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WAKR: Ray Horner Morning Show
WAKR Radio
February 26, 2021
Mike J. Walker discusses the global semiconductor landscape and his new book REWIRE!

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Mike Walker Takes the Future by Storm in His Return to the Pages of A&G
Architecture and Governance Mag
January 13, 2021
The future of business is rapidly changing, and digital ecosystems are a major force driving it. From now to 2025 digital ecosystems will represent approximately $60 trillion in global revenue from all industries around the globe. Organizations have a tremendous opportunity to take a concept that has 2% global market share to approximately 30% by 2025.

This is why Mike Walker, an entrepreneur, futurist, and an author with more than 25 years of experience in emerging technologies, innovation management, and business strategy, wrote his most recent book — “Rewire! Using the Digital Ecosystem Playbook to Reinvent Your Business”.

Currently at Microsoft, Walker leads the cross-industry digital ecosystems innovation team. Previously, he worked at Gartner as a Vice President of Technology Innovation research where his thought leadership is reflected in more than 150 published research notes and more than 5,000 client engagements.

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Forbes Books Podcast: Blockchain and Digital Ecosystems Trends
Forbes Books
March 17, 2020

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SXSW 2019 MBM Meets Mike Walker Microsoft
SXSW
April 17, 2019
Discussion on perspectives on blockchain and related technologies at SXSW 2019

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Interview: Gartner’s Mike Walker Identifies 5 Emerging Technology Trends
IT News Africa
September 24, 2018
The 35 must-watch technologies represented on the Gartner Inc. Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2018 revealed five distinct emerging technology trends that will blur the lines between humans and machines.

Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) play a critical role in enabling companies to be ubiquitous, always available, and connected to business ecosystems to survive in the near future.

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Gartner Names Knowledge Graphs an Emerging Technology
Stardog
September 06, 2018
Stardog, the leading Enterprise Knowledge Graph Platform, is proud to report that Gartner has recognized Knowledge Graphs as an emerging technology in its 2018 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle.

The shift from compartmentalized technical infrastructure to ecosystem-enabling platforms is laying the foundation for entirely new business models that are forming the bridge between humans and technology. – Mike Walker, Research Vice President at Gartner
This year’s Hype Cycle specifically focuses on technologies that show promise in delivering a high degree of competitive advantage over the next five years.

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Gartner Identifies Five Emerging Technology Trends That Will Blur The Lines Between Human And Machine
EMS Now
August 28, 2018
2018 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle Garners Insights From More Than 2,000 Technologies
The 35 must-watch technologies represented on the Gartner Inc. Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2018 revealed five distinct emerging technology trends that will blur the lines between humans and machines. Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), play a critical role in enabling companies to be ubiquitous, always available, and connected to business ecosystems to survive in the near future.
“Business and technology leaders will continue to face rapidly accelerating technology innovation that will profoundly impact the way they engage with their workforce, collaborate with their partners, and create products and services for their customers,” said Mike J. Walker, research vice president at Gartner. “CIOs and technology leaders should always be scanning the market along with assessing and piloting emerging technologies to identify new business opportunities with high imp

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Gartner's five emerging tech trends to look out for
CRN
August 06, 2018
AI predicted to be put into the 'hands of the masses' in next 10 years, according to analyst's latest Hype Cycle
The democratisation of artificial intelligence (AI), an explosion of smart technology and a blurring of the lines between biology and technology are three of the tech trends Gartner is betting on to flo

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Emerging Technology in Finacial Services
FinBizness India
March 01, 2018

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Democratic artificial intelligence will shape future technologies: Gartner
ZDNet
February 02, 2018
Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a key area of research and development, and while AI and machine learning algorithms begin to influence everything from our cars to our social media news feeds, the technology will soon be available to everyone.

That is if Gartner's predictions on emerging technology trends prove to be true.

On Monday, the research agency said that democratized AI will be one of the major trends which will shape our future technologies.

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Blockchain Enters 'Trough of Disillusionment' on Gartner's Hype Scale
CoinDesk
February 02, 2018
Interest in blockchain technology is waning, research firm Gartner said in its latest "Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies" report.

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Top Trends in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2017
iTango
September 24, 2017
Enterprises should explain the business potential of blockchain, artificial intelligence and augmented reality.
August 15, 2017

Contributor: Kasey Panett

Imagine a world where it is possible to implant a magnet that detects electrical current or utilize an exoskeleton to enhance strength. Now consider the potential abuses of requiring employees to have chip implants before they can work. Human augmentation has the potential to use technology to enhance bodies and minds, but also raises ethical and legal questions.

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Gartner: 3 Megatrends Will Drive Digital Business Over Next Decade
Solutions Review
August 21, 2017
Gartner: 3 Megatrends Will Drive Digital Business Over Next Decade

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Gartner Sees AI Democratized in Latest ‘Hype Cycle’
Datanomi
August 21, 2017
Democratized artificial intelligence is one of five trends driving Gartner’s latest Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, which it updates this month, as it traditionally does during the month of August.

The analyst group took a slightly different approach with this year’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Tech and grouped the 35 individual technologies into major groups, which includes digitalized ecosystems, do-it-yourself biohacking, transparently immersive experiences, and ubiquitous infrastructure, along with democratized AI.

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Making Sense of the Emerging Technology Pipeline
Wall Street Journal
August 15, 2017
There is a full pipeline of emerging technologies that could change the way companies do business, but the pace of adoption is very much an open question. A new report from Gartner Research Inc. finds some order amid the chaos, gauging which technologies are most likely to enter the mainstream in the near-term and long-term. First up: virtual reality, with some forms of artificial intelligence, augmented reality and blockchain a few steps behind.

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Gartner reveals five trends to blur the lines between humans and machines
Software Development Times
August 15, 2017
Gartner has revealed five emerging technology trends that will “blur the lines between humans and machines.”

“Business and technology leaders will continue to face rapidly accelerating technology innovation that will profoundly impact the way they engage with their workforce, collaborate with their partners, and create products and services for their customers,” said Mike J. Walker, research vice president at Gartner

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Gartner Identifies Three Megatrends That Will Drive Digital Business Into the Next Decade
Gartner
August 15, 2017
2017 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle Garners Insight From More Than 2,000 Technologies

The emerging technologies on the Gartner Inc. Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2017 reveal three distinct megatrends that will enable businesses to survive and thrive in the digital economy over the next five to 10 years.



Artificial intelligence (AI) everywhere, transparently immersive experiences and digital platforms are the trends that will provide unrivaled intelligence, create profoundly new experiences and offer platforms that allow organizations to connect with new business ecosystems.

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http://www2.cio.co.nz/article/626096/top-3-megatrends-cios-need-evaluate-now/
Gartner
August 15, 2017
Artificial intelligence (AI) everywhere, transparently immersive experiences and digital platforms are the three distinct megatrends will enable businesses to survive and thrive in the digital economy over the next five to 10 years, reports Gartner.
Gartner, in its latest Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, says these three trends will provide unrivaled intelligence, create profoundly new experiences and offer platforms that allow organisations to connect with new business ecosystems.
Gartner says the Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report is the longest-running annual Gartner Hype Cycle, providing a cross-industry perspective on the technologies and trends that business strategists, chief innovation officers, R&D leaders, entrepreneurs, global market developers and emerging-technology teams should consider in developing emerging-technology portfolios.

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Gartner explains the hype
FCW
August 15, 2017
Blockchain, AI and IoT all have the potential to transform government IT, the research firm's latest analysis predicts.

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Gartner pinpoints 3 megatrends to watch
ATM Marketplace
August 15, 2017
Blockchain, AI and IoT all have the potential to transform government IT, the research firm's latest analysis predicts.

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Gartner reveals the top 3 emerging technologies from 2016
Information Age
August 16, 2016
Technology is advancing at such a rapid rate that businesses are almost being forced to embrace emerging technologies in order to stay competitive

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Mike Walker Talks Business Architecture and the Best Practices for Using It
Architecture and Governance Mag
February 15, 2013
Visit the home page of “Mike the Architect” at www.mikethearchitect.com/, and at first glance, the building on the site might suggest that the author is an architect—the kind who designs buildings.

But make no mistake. Mike J. Walker is an enterprise architect, one with few peers when it comes to being a leader, innovator, and expert in the technology industry.

In the summer of 2012, Walker became director of enterprise architecture at Dell, leaving a successful career behind at Microsoft for a move to the Austin technology company. With leadership positions at Dell and Microsoft on his résumé, as well as many other respected companies, we at Architecture & Governance Magazine sought out Walker to get his thoughts on the industry, with a special emphasis on business architecture. What follows is part 1 of our interview, with part 2 to follow.

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Hype about the EA Hype Cycle
Gartner
August 11, 2010
Personally and professionally, it’s very exciting to see the blogosphere and twitterverse abuzz about the findings from Gartner’s Enterprise Architecture Hype Cycle, 2010. I’m certain my excitement over this topic just adds to my credibility as a geek (if not, have a look at this video from Norway about .net vs. java development: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Px-GHPxB4I).

Mike Walker chose to blog about this (see http://www.mikethearchitect.com/2010/08/gartner-2010-hype-cycle-for-enterprise-architecture.html) as did a a couple of others, including:

An argument that EA is already on the Plateau of Productivity: http://astern.blogspot.com/2010/08/has-enterprise-architecture-reached-its.html
A critique of our findings: http://www.ebizq.net/blogs/ea_matters/2010/08/gartners-ea-hypecycle-critique.php

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4 Panels
Platforms: Past, Present, & the Future
Blockchain Research Institute
February 15, 2022
Come join the rockstar panel (Todd McDonald, Hanumantha Rao, Preeti Gandhi, and I) tomorrow at 10:10 AM EDT where we discuss "Platforms: Past, Present, & the Future" at the Virtual Blockchain Revolution Global conference.

See here: https://lnkd.in/gCHtt3w

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Digital Ecosystems Platforms Past, Present and the Future
TCS
February 23, 2021
Blockchain platforms emerge at the rate of almost one a day. Since the 1970's, when distributed ledger technology was first discovered, a lot of platforms have emerged. A lot has changed in the industry since then and led to a revolution of sorts in use-cases and relevant platforms for Blockchain as well. Hear from the experts from R3 Corda Microsoft and TCS on what the past, present, and future of Blockchain-led platforms hold.

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Demystifying the Hype of Enterprise Adoption of Blockchain
SF Blockchain Week
September 17, 2019
SFBW19 - Demystifying the Hype of Enterprise Adoption of Blockchain

Panelists:
Sean Moser, GE Aviation
Betsabe Botaitis, Aikon
Mike Walker, Microsoft
Ashley Lannquist, World Economic Forum

San Francisco Blockchain Week: https://sfblockchainweek.io/

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Dear Enterprise Have You Developed a Sound Strategy
Consensus 2019 - New York Blockchain Week
May 13, 2019
Enterprises are coming together in large numbers to form and participate in blockchain and DLT consortia, which allow companies to address common issues and challenges in their industries. Consortia often are being formed not to build new private blockchain protocols, but instead to collaborate in developing enterprise-hardened business and operational solutions using existing blockchain protocols.

Collaboration among industry players as they explore solutions can yield great successes, but also can lead to failures unless a comprehensive approach is used to consider the complex and inter-woven factors that could determine the fate of such efforts. This session brings together panelists from leading enterprises, blockchain consortia and advisors to debate and navigate the factors that shape the outcomes of successful blockchain consortia engagements.

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46 Podcasts
Driving Industry Innovation at Microsoft Research
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November 10, 2021
Ever wonder how the worlds leading innovators think, spend their time, and the projects they are working on? If you do, you're in luck!  Mike J. Walker speaks to Ranveer Chandra , Managing Director Research for Industry at Microsoft. Listen in to hear advise and perspectives from Ranveer. He i

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology, Innovation

Innovation's Role in the Global Pandemic
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October 08, 2021
The world has seen the pace of healthcare innovation accelerate at a tremendous rate. If you ever wanted to get a  "behind the scenes" view of this pandemic, stay tuned! Mike J. Walker speaks to Tierney Morgan, Health and Life Sciences Industry Advocate with  Microsoft about the the vacc

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology, Innovation

Gartner's Top Strategic Trends for 2021
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July 08, 2021
One thing we’ve learned from this pandemic , nothing is certain and big changes await ahead. With each of these challenges there is an innovation that is waiting to solve it.  Mike J. Walker speaks to David Cearley, Research Vice President and Fellow with Gartner. We are going to dive into his To

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Mike Walker - On a career in Big Tech and their incredible ecosystems
The Future Lab
July 05, 2021
Mike J. Walker is an accomplished architect with a vast amount of experience as a leader, innovator and technology expert.

Currently, Mike is Senior Director, Applied Innovation and Digital Transformation at Microsoft and previously has worked at leading technology companies such as Gartner, Hewlett-Packer, and Dell. His career has taken him across Ohio, Seattle and Austin.

In this episode we talk with Mike about his career working for some of the most innovative companies in the world, the incredible ecosystems of these tech companies and their cities, and how Ohio can play a leading role in the future.

Mike is internationally known as an expert in innovation, strategy development, and enterprise architecture. His insights are sought-after as a speaker at major events worldwide. Additionally, he has delivered keynote speeches for conferences and events on five continents.

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Consultants Saying Things About Enterprise Architecture
Consultants Saying Things About Enterprise Architecture
June 10, 2021
One of the most overwrought concepts in business and technology is the idea of the Enterprise Architect and the Architecture they practice.

Libraries have been written about this topic. Literally. Libraries.

I wanted to have a discussion that was less about what it is and more about some of the most effective ways to practice it.

So I called on my buddy Mike Walker to join me with some of my other smart friends and talk about it.

In this episode:
- What is an architect?
- What do effective architects do well?
- What are some key skills necessary to practice enterprise architecture?
- What does enterprise architecture look like during the COVID crisis and beyond?
- Can Mike Walker actually predict the future?

Add your thoughts to the conversation and comment below!

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

The Future of Remote Work
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March 10, 2021
Transformed by the 2020 global pandemic, the workplace will never be the same.  While full-time Zoom meetings, home schooled children, and isolation are temporary the impact of this shift will have lasting effects on how we work and live. In this episode, Mike J. Walker is  speaking with Michel Bo

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Demystifying Quantum Computing
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February 17, 2021
Quantum computing will introduce radical transformations across many areas like: medical and life sciences, security and encryption, and will super charge artificial intelligence. Companies like Microsoft, Google, and IBM are in a space race to build reliable quantum computing as a service. Mike J.

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Chris on Enterprise Architecture Innovation
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February 03, 2021
Imagine if your company strategies were clear, innovation permeated all corners of your business, no technology debt, and people were not a problem to moving things forward. Well, that’s likely not the case but I’ve got some good news for you. Mike J. Walker has a chance to sit down with Chris L

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End of Year Thank You to the V-Next Listeners
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January 21, 2021
I just wanted to send all of our listeners a BIG thank you for all your support this year. Creating this podcast has been fun and looking forward to many more episodes! I hope all of you have a happy new year and holiday season. See you next year!- Mike

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Is Molecular Whiskey the Future
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January 13, 2021

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The World's First AI-Created Whiskey
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January 06, 2021
AI and whiskey, you might not think they go together, but they do! Mike J. Walker hosts with special guest Angela D’Orazio, the Chief Nose Officer for Mackmyra Distilleries. Mackmyra, Microsoft, and Fourkind partner up, for the first time, to use Microsoft Azure AI in the creation of a new whisky

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Innovating with Bourbon
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December 17, 2020
So what does Bourbon and Innovation have in common? Much more than you might think. Mike J. Walker hosts with special guest Marianne Eaves, Master Distiller and bourbon extraordinaire. This spirit visionary (booze

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Gartner's Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle 2020 Panel Discussion Part 3
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December 10, 2020
In part 3 of a 3 part series, I'm excited to try something a little different. We will start with a virtual bourbon tasting with a panel of innovation thought leaders and then discuss the Gartner 2020 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle. Mike Fulton from Nationwide Insurance and an Adjunct Profess

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Gartner's Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle 2020 Panel Discussion Part 2
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November 20, 2020
In part 2 of a 3 part series, Arun Ghosh from KPMG and I are continuing from the panel 1  episode. Continuing with our virtual bourbon tasting panel we are going deeper into the Gartner Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle. Asking controversial topics like, “Is the Gartner Hype Cycle a victim of it

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Gartner's Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle 2020 Panel Discussion Part 1
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November 19, 2020
In part 1 of a 3 part series, I'm excited to try something a little different. We will start with a virtual bourbon tasting with a panel of innovation thought leaders and then discuss the Gartner 2020 Emerging TechnologiesHype Cycle. Mike Fulton from Nationwide Insurance and an Adjunct Professo

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Protecting Our Elections with Emerging Tech
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November 05, 2020
In this episode, I'm excited to be speaking with Dr. Josh Benaloh, Senior Principal Cryptographer at Microsoft Research. If you have ever wondered why we still don’t hold our elections online, how we can combat interference in our elections, or how advanced cryptography can be used to create

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The 2020 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle with Brian Burke
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October 27, 2020
In this episode, I'm excited to be speaking with my former colleague Brian Burke, VP Research Analyst for Gartner about the latest Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle that he is a co-author on. Technology is evolving faster than ever and having reliable tools to understand these changes are vital

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Demystifying the Gartner 2020 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle
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October 15, 2020
In this episode, I'm seeking to demystify the Gartner 2020 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle. I'm going to talk about the good, the bad, and yes... the ugly as well. As many of you already know, I've got a little experience in this space (especially because I write them for Gartner). I

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Gartner Hype Cycles Explained
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October 15, 2020
In this episode, I'm providing a 10 minute primer on the Gartner Hype Cycle Methodology. For those organizations that are starting to go through their "season of strategy" Gartner Hype Cycles are useful tools that help leaders better understand the technologies and trends in the marke

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Emerging Technology Fueling Smart Cities
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October 14, 2020
In this episode, Jonathan Reichental, Ph.D. is back!  Jonathan and  I are  going deep on emerging technologies that are fueling smart cities today and tomorrow. We cover everything from future trends to specific technologies like AI, Blockchain, IoT, SustainabilityTech, Autonomous Things, Drones,

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The Business of Digital Transformation
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October 14, 2020
In this episode, I'm  invited to the "Thinking Big" Fall 2020 Virtual Speaker Series at John Carroll University to talk about the business of digital transformation. While this is a broad topic I will attempt to give a primer on the key areas leaders should focus. Specifically, in th

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Innovation in Higher Education
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October 07, 2020
In this episode, I'm speaking with Scott J. Allen a professor at John Carroll University. Listen into this wildly entertaining episode where we share personal stories, the promise of innovation in higher education along, with what is also holding it back.  

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Hispanic Heritage Month and Innovation
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October 01, 2020
In this episode, I'm speaking with Betsabe Botaitis, Head of Finance at Uplift. We will dig into Hispanic Heritage Month (from 15 September to 15 October) recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. 

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Blockchain Foundations Book
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September 25, 2020
In this episode, I'm speaking with Dr. Mary Lacity professor at University of Arkansas, the Director of the Blockchain Center of Excellence, and accomplished author of over 30 books! We explore Mary’s vast blockchain experience in advanced concepts like the “Internet of Value”, how to inn

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Building Innovation Districts
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September 17, 2020
In this episode, I'm speaking with David J. Adams, the University of Cincinnati Chief Innovation Officer and CEO University of Cincinnati Research Institute. We explore the Cincinnati Innovation District, a physical ‘live, work, learn and play’ environment centered around the University of

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Where's the BeefChain?
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September 10, 2020
In this episode, I'm speaking with Stevin Lupien who is both the CEO of BeefChain along with being an adjunct professor at University of Wyoming College of Business where he teaches how to apply Blockchain technologies to complex business problems. Listen in as we are diving into the agricultu

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Smart Cities for Dummies
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August 13, 2020
In this episode, I'm speaking with Jonathan Reichental, Ph.D., CEO for Human Future. In this episode we are talking about his bestselling book, "Smart Cities for Dummies". It was an absolute pleasure talking with Jonathan about his new book,  smart city emerging trends, the fourth in

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Industry Innovations at Microsoft Part 2
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August 10, 2020
In this part 2 of 2 episode, I'm speaking with Rimes Mortimer, General Manager of Industry Innovation for Microsoft. We get to know Rimes and his background in building architecture and how that translates into the technology world. We also dive into how Rimes views innovation with both Microso

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Industry Innovation at Microsoft Part 1
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August 04, 2020
In this part 1 of 2 episode, I'm speaking with Rimes Mortimer, General Manager of Industry Innovation for Microsoft. We get to know Rimes and his background in building architecture and how that translates into the technology world. We also dive into how Rimes views innovation with both Microso

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Smart City Innovation
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July 29, 2020
In this episode I'm speaking with Doug McCollough, the CIO for the City of Dublin. We dive into everything from defining smart cities, the technologies that enable them, COVID-19 impacts on them, and a peek into the future of smart cities. As a BIG bonus, we talk diversity and inclusion where D

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Microsoft's Campus Reboot into a Smart Campus
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July 15, 2020
In this episode I'm speaking with Emmanuel Daniel, the Director of Digital Transformation for Smart Buildings & Campuses where he is responsible for building and delivering the Digital Transformation strategy for campuses across Microsoft. In this one hour 40 minute interview we cover a lot

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The Convergence of Emerging Tech Enabling Digital Ecosystems - Part 2
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July 08, 2020
In this episode I'm continuing the conversation with Ryan Rugg from R3.  If you haven't listened to  episode 26, “The Convergence of Emerging Tech  Enabling Digital Ecosystems - Part 1” you will want to take a listen before diving into this episode. We continue the conversation abou

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The Convergence of Emerging Tech Enabling Digital Ecosystems - Part 1
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June 30, 2020
In this episode I'm talking with Ryan Rugg from R3. She is responsible for the strategic direction of R3’s key verticals, Ryan is helping industry leaders capture the full benefits of digital ecosystems blockchain their businesses. Here in episode 26, “The Convergence of Emerging Tech  Ena

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The Future of Work
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June 24, 2020
In this episode I talk the impacts of COVID-19 on the Future of Work. As COVID hit various regions in the world, and with it regulations meant to prevent it from spreading, companies have had to face a level of uncertainty never seen before.

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Tracking Aviation Parts and Services using Blockchain
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June 17, 2020

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How Organizations can Harness the Power of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
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June 03, 2020
In this episode I talk to Katie King, well known AI author and CEO of AI in business. I had the pleasure to catch up with her an hour to discuss her journey in the AI space, tips and perspectives on how to think about AI, common misconceptions, her work with the All-Party Parliament, and the impacts

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Can Enterprise Architecture Step Up to the Innovation Challenge
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May 28, 2020
I catchup with long-time friend, Eric Stephens. In this hour and 20 minute long episode, we chat about our love of bourbon and enterprise architecture. Show Notes:We talked about the following: Enterprise Architecture Relevance?What’s your feelings towards Enterprise Architecture these days?I just

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Get Aboard the taXchain! Digitizing Global Taxes for Supply Chains and Logistics using Blockchain
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May 20, 2020
In this episode we have five guests, yes, five. A V-Next first. They come from 2 global German companies you may of heard of, Siemens and Henkel. We talk about their ambitious goals to create an inclusive digital ecosystem, their journey, and their lessons learned along the way. Why taXchain?There

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Digitizing Pharmaceutical Supply Chains with Blockchain
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May 14, 2020
In this episode I'm talking with Arun Ghosh from KPMG. He is the One-Americas Blockchain leader in the Innovation and Enterprise Solutions business. Listen in to hear us discuss how KPMG is leading the charge of providing solutions that combat COVID-19. He will talk about how blockchain enables

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Protecting Airline Travelers and Employees in the wake of the Global Pandemic
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May 11, 2020
In this episode I'm talking to David Havera about "How Innovative Technologies are Protecting Airline Travelers and Employees in the wake of the global pandemic".  This episode has two parts within. First I provide an overview ofblockchain, the enabling technology of this solution. W

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Innovation in the Buckeye State
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May 06, 2020
In this episode, Mike Walker talks to Chris Berry about his organization, OhioX and how it is enabling entrepreneurs innovate in Ohio. We also talk about the impacts COVID-19 has on innovation. Show NotesAbout Chris What’s OhioX’s mission?OhioX Key accomplishments?What's the structure of th

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COVID-19 Strikes! Is Innovation in Jeopardy? Part 2
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April 29, 2020
In part 2 of this episode, Mike Walker and Mike Fulton continue their conversation about the impact that COVID-19 is having on corporate innovation, best practices for innovation leaders, the new toolkit that is needed, and how we will look at trends differently. Show NotesLast time we chatted abou

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COVID-19 Strikes! Is Innovation in Jeopardy? Part 1
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April 21, 2020
In this episode, Mike Walker chats with Mike Fulton (AVP of Technology Strategy & Innovation at Nationwide Insurance) about the impact that COVID-19 has had on corporate innovation. We will answer questions like:How will we deal with scrappy beards?How innovation teams deal with this impact?Wha

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Making Headwinds with Blockchain in Aviation
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April 21, 2020
Blockchain is one of the most hyped technologies in our modern age. And, it’s so much more than bitcoin and cryptocurrency. This technology can have all sorts of applications in your business to improve processes, accountability, and transparency. And that's just the beginning.It’s even bee

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Don’t Believe the Hype … or Believe It
Gartner
August 21, 2018
Show Notes
If there is one constant in IT, it’s hype. With every new technology promising to change the way we work and live, how do you know if it will really change your organization for the better? Mike Walker is a research vice president at Gartner:

“What’s unique about the Emerging Tech Hype Cycle is no matter what geography you’re in, no matter what industry you’re in, these are the technologies that should be on your must-watch list.”

We’ll help you update your must-watch list with Mike Walker’s insights on the newest Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle from Gartner. In this multi-part discussion, we’ll start by looking at what exactly is a hype cycle, and more importantly, how exactly it will benefit your enterprise. We will also discover why the Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle tends to generate the most, well, hype — and deservedly so — among the ever-growing roster of Gartner Hype Cycles.

The Conversation Rundown

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Why an annual Hype Cycle?

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What is a Hype Cycle?

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Market perspectives

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Why is the Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle unique?

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Architecting Your Digital Future
Gartner
October 07, 2016
If you want to build a house, you need plans – you need architecture. Digital Business demands the same preparation – it requires Enterprise Architecture. Gartner analyst Mike Walker says enterprise architects must seize their opportunity to drive growth in the business. Join us as we discuss why enterprise architecture must be central to your strategy and how to make it successful.

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Platform Revolution: Blockchain Technology as the Operating System of the Digital Age
Platform Revolution - Don Tapscott
November 15, 2021
"Don Tapscott masterfully explains why blockchain capabilities combined with AI, IOT, big data, and others will be the essential platform to serve as the digital fabric for next generation business models. This book is a must for innovators. "
- Mike J. Walker

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Blockchain Foundations for the Internet of Value
The University of Arkansas Press
September 08, 2020
Don and Alex Tapscott first inspired me to research blockchain-enabled solutions when they described how blockchains would transform the “Internet of Information” to the “Internet of Value” with their groundbreaking book, Blockchain Revolution and with the launch of Blockchain Research Institute. Based on case studies and interviews with over 100 executives, my new book explains blockchain foundations in easy-to-understand terms; presents over a dozen enterprise solutions that are in production today across financial services, supply chains, energy, and other industries; and identifies the action principles to move enterprises from aspirations to business and social value delivered. I am so grateful to the publishers Matt Waller and Mike Bieker and to contributors from EY; FedEx; IBM; iDatafy; KoreConX All-In-One Platform; McKesson; MediLedger; Mike Walker at Microsoft; Santander Empresas España; Stellar; VeriTX; Walmart and many more.

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Using Artificial Intelligence in Marketing
Kogan Page
March 04, 2019
Using Artificial Intelligence in Marketing: How to Harness AI and Maintain the Competitive Edge, & is published by Kogan Page.

Huge thanks to all the amazing contributors based in the US including:

Sherif Mityas
Max Tegmark
Robbee Minicola
Mike Duke MBA
Mike Walker

It’s such a relief that it’s being so well received, including brands like Nike; thanks Thom Nowell

“This book will be invaluable in setting brands up for success as they shift to a world where AI must be at the centre of marketing strategy.”

The book is not hype. It’s a very well researched collection of global case studies of both success and failure with AI; sharing advice from academics and analysts, but also recommendations on vendors, tech disruptors, and many of society’s related major issues such as trust and ethics.

On this last point, I'm on the All Party Parliamentary Group Taskforce looking into the adoption of AI in enterprise, so please share your views with me.

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Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft Plans to Stay Relevant in the Post-Gates Era
Microsoft
June 12, 2008
Walker’s post is a must-read for anyone trying to figure out why OBAs matter to Microsoft (and will matter, going forward, to its users). And in his "What types of OBAs are there?" post, Walker explains the difference between Office-client-only and Office-client-plus SharePoint OBAs

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25 Speaking Engagements
Digital Ecosystems and Industry Cloud Panel
Mike J. Walker
October 14, 2021
Organizations are racing to the cloud at a record pace. To navigate the complexities involved, they need to realize the full potential of a multi-cloud approach and determine the optimal mix of on-premises, Enterprise cloud, and Azure for the spectrum of Microsoft and VMware-based workloads amassed over decades.

Join Mike Walker, Senior Director of Applied Innovation and Digital Transformation at Microsoft, and Michael Fulton, VP of Product Strategy & Innovation at Expedient, as they explore the evolution of cloud and recent trends that are enabling the acceleration of digital transformation for companies of all shapes and sizes.

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OhioX Live Panel: The Future of Work
John Carroll University
February 19, 2020

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Become a Leader, Not a Casualty in the Digital Age. How to Transform Your Business with Blockchain
Blockland Conference
December 11, 2019
Blockchain will have a profound impact on the future economy. Organizations must choose if they will embrace this disruptive technology to digitally transform or will they simply use it to optimize mundane and potentially obsolete future models. We will examine the shifting business landscape, effects of blockchain on the enterprise today and tomorrow along with some key market observations.

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Digital Ecosystems and GEs Journey - Part 2
Microsoft
November 29, 2019

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Digital Ecosystems and GE's Journey - Part 1
Microsoft
November 05, 2019

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Blockchain Consortium Innovations at GE Aviation
Blockchain Week NYC - Ethereal Conference
May 10, 2019
This session will explore what blockchain consortiums are, the industry trends, and learn how Microsoft enables customers like GE with a common framework for blockchain strategy for consortiums. Learn how GE has built upon this strategic framework to apply blockchain to the aviation industry by applying lean six sigma to unlock the value of blockchain in an industrial setting. We will explore active use cases in part origin, flight history, and third party reconciliation that GE Aviation is creating on the Microsoft Azure Blockchain Platform. Havera and Walker lead the audience through frameworks for optimizing supply chains, reducing costs, and improving efficiency.

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Enterprise Blockchain Springs Forward from the Crypto Winter
Etheral SXSW
April 08, 2019
Enterprise Blockchain Springs Forward from the Crypto Winter

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Enterprise Blockchain Panel with Microsoft
Etheral SXSW
March 13, 2019
At SXSW 2019, Kaleido and Microsoft were featured on an #enterprise blockchain panel titled "Enterprise Blockchain Springs Forward from the Crypto Winter." Topics include Kaleido's availability across clouds and regions (AWS and Azure), how blockchain use cases are making real impact and much more. Hosted at the Blockchain House by ConsenSys.

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Developing Innovation Strategy A Primer for CIO to Deliver Successful Innovation (2018 Australia Gartner Symposium)
Gartner
October 29, 2018
Developing Innovation Strategy A Primer for CIO to Deliver Successful Innovation (2018 Australia Gartner Symposium)

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Staying Ahead of Disruptions By Creating Your Own Emerging Technologies Radar (2018 US Gartner Symposium)
Gartner
October 15, 2018
Staying Ahead of Disruptions By Creating Your Own Emerging Technologies Radar

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Hype Cycle: Emerging Technologies (2018 US Gartner Symposium)
Gartner
October 15, 2018
Hype Cycle: Emerging Technologies

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Now’s the Time to Shift Your Business Architecture Function to the Future
Gartner
October 12, 2018
Now’s the Time to Shift
Your Business
Architecture Function to
the Future

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How to Make the Best of Blockchain — Types of Blockchain Projects and How They Add Value (2018 UK Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit)
Gartner
June 11, 2018
How to Make the Best of Blockchain — Types of Blockchain Projects and How They Add Value

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Hype Cycle: Emerging Technologies (2017 US Gartner Symposium)
Gartner
October 15, 2017
Hype Cycle: Emerging Technologies

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Hype Cycle: Emerging Technologies (2016 US Gartner Symposium)
Gartner
October 19, 2016
Hype Cycle: Emerging Technologies 2016 Edition

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Gartner Symposium 2016: Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle
Gartner Symposium
September 12, 2016

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Leverage Enterprise Architecture to Understand the Value and Impacts of Digital Disruption
Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit
September 12, 2016

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Technologies Enterprise Architecture Leaders Must Track
Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit
September 12, 2016

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So You Want to Be an Information Architect?
Gartner Enterprise Information Management Summit
July 11, 2016

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The Information Architect's Playbook for Enterprise Information Management
Gartner Enterprise Information Management Summit
July 11, 2016

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Brand your Enterprise Architecture Capability to Increase Stakeholder Engagement
Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit
June 02, 2016

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Enterprise Architecture Certifications Distilled
Mike Walker
May 02, 2012
Enterprise Architecture Certifications Distilled

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Why Enterprise Architects Must Drive Cloud Strategy
Mike Walker
May 02, 2012

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The New World of Enterprise Architecture - From IT Architecture to Enterprise Architecture
Open Group Conference - Austin 2011
June 02, 2011

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EA Effectiveness: It’s not about how much you know but how you use it
Mike Walker
December 10, 2007

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16 Videos
Digital Ecosystems Enabling Healthcare Supply Chains
Mike J. Walker
February 09, 2022
PREVIEW: The Future of Pharma Supply Chains
Come join me and my amazing panelists (Diane Krisciunas, Anne Marie O'Halloran, and Daniel Carchedi) on Feb. 15th at the Virtual Microsoft Envision US Healthcare Summit 2022 where we will be talking about the future of the Pharma supply chains.

Register here:
https://lnkd.in/gn_wfSjZ

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Episode 57: Driving Industry Innovation at Microsoft Research
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November 10, 2021

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Episode 56: Innovation's Role in the Global Pandemic
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October 08, 2021

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Episode 55: Innovation in Retail (Part 1)
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September 22, 2021

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Episode 54: Gartner's Top Strategic Trends for 2021
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July 08, 2021

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Episode 53: The Future of Remote Work
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March 10, 2021

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Episode 52: Demystifying Quantum Computing
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February 17, 2021

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Episode 51: Chris on Enterprise Architecture Innovation
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February 05, 2021

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Episode 48: The World's First AI-Created Whiskey
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January 15, 2021

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Episode 49: Is Molecular Whiskey the Future
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January 15, 2021

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Episode 50: End of Year Thank You Episode
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December 23, 2020

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Episode 47: Innovating with Bourbon
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December 17, 2020

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Episode 46: The Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle 2020 Panel Part 3
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December 10, 2020

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Episode 45: The 2020 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle Panel Part 2
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November 30, 2020

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Episode 44: Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle Panel Part 1
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November 20, 2020

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Episode 43: Protecting our Elections with Emerging Tech
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November 05, 2020

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2 Visiting Lecturers
Thinking Big Series: The Business of Digital Transformation
John Carroll University
October 19, 2021
While this is a broad topic I will attempt to give a primer on the key areas leaders should focus. Specifically, in this session I will cover:
Why business leaders must stay vigilant with digital transformation
Summary of the top 2020 digital trends to understand
Digital transformation approaches and tools to harness the power of the digital wave of trends

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Digital Ecosystems | 2020 Blockchain For Business Conference | Walton College
University of Arkansas | Walton College
October 20, 2020

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2 Webinars
Rewire! Using the Digital Ecosystem Playbook to Reinvent Your Business Book Introduction
Mike J. Walker
February 01, 2021

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Blockchain Trends in 2020 and Beyond
Microsoft
February 01, 2020
Blockchain Trends in 2020 and Beyond

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12 Whitepapers
Digital Transformation Playbook: Five Elements to a Successful Strategy
Mike J. Walker
February 01, 2020
Organizations of all sizes and types are facing a higher velocity of change in their business, market, and industry. The pressure to deliver results is mounting exponentially. As a leader you know you must stay ahead of, or overtake, the competition

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Define your blockchain strategy: Innovate with blockchain, or face disruption
Microsoft
January 01, 2019
From a technical perspective, blockchain is a transparent and verifiable distributed digital ledger that will change the way people think about exchanging value and assets, enforcing contracts, and sharing data. The technology is a shared, secure ledger of transactions distributed among a network of computers, rather than resting with a single provider. Businesses are using blockchain as a common data layer to enable a new class of applications. Now, business processes and data can be shared across multiple organizations, which eliminates waste, reduces the risk of fraud, and creates new revenue streams.

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Value Realization Framework and The Open Group Architecture Framework
Microsoft
August 02, 2011
This article is part of the Value Realization Framework (VRF) Better Together Series. The Series was created to provide insights into how VRF works with, aligns with and/or provides additional capabilities to existing frameworks or methodologies. By focusing on the qualities of each framework, this series examines how each complements the other. Highlighting the distinguishing differences illustrates how you can balance aspects of the two frameworks in a way that advances value. This specific Better Together Series centers on the Value Realization Framework (VRF) and The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF).
This article contains the following information:
• Key differences between VRF and TOGAF
• Similarities between the frameworks
• How to use the strengths of each framework
• Mapped process linkages
• TOGAF and VRF in Action
The level of detail provided in this overview assumes that the reader is an experienced Microsoft Enterprise Architect, with a breadth of skills for delivering effective technology consulting services. This document does not provide introductory-level instruction for the key models and techniques used in the process, so the reader is assumed to have prior knowledge of these tools.

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Architecting Enterprise Loan Workflows and Orchestrations
Microsoft
November 02, 2008
Design, enhance, or augment existing workflows from within the loan-origination channel by using this article as your guide. (24 printed pages)

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Architecture in Turbulent Times
Microsoft
May 02, 2008
This article aims to show architects a way to understand key forces on the business of IT, what they can do to add value, and the key areas of focus and technologies that will help them deliver value back to the business. (15 printed pages)

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Architecting Regulatory-Compliant Architectures
Microsoft
April 02, 2008
This article will serve as a guide for architects who want to design banking solutions that are compliant with the latest regulatory laws. There is no one-to-one mapping or checklist to solve these issues. However, this article will provide some interesting insight into how these regulatory concerns can be addressed by using the latest Microsoft technologies. We will be using a business scenario coupled with many of the technology challenges in banking. The hope is to make a real-world example of the relevant issues in the banking landscape. (23 printed pages)

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Introduction: Microsoft and the Insurance Value Chain
Microsoft
November 02, 2007
The insurance industry today faces a collection of business process execution challenges quite unlike what it has faced in the past. Traditional business challenges such as customer retention, product profitability, new product generation, and loss rates have been exacerbated by explosive volatility, whether in the form of increased customer mobility, increased rates of change in business cycles, or simply greater volatility of weather and climate change. The accelerating rate of change of and within the business cycle is the ultimate root of these challenges for all Insurance agencies and carriers today.

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Building Interoperable Insurance Systems with .Net 3.0 Technologies
Microsoft
October 02, 2007
Enterprise architecture has grown from being just a set of small pilots to being a fully sponsored and supported initiative within enterprises. With the growing demands to reduce costs, increase agility, and standardize IT environments, there has been a surge of enterprise architecture activity. According to Gartner and the MIT institute the growing complexities that span across process, information and software are among the three top CIO concerns. Additional pressures come from regulatory bodies that impose compliance guidelines on the industry (such as the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 or FFIEC Guidance). Compliance has been a catalyst for the formation of an enterprise architecture practice. This article will walk you through the daily challenges that an enterprise architect faces. By doing so, we hope to provide a unique perspective on this growing role in the IT industry.

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Integration of Enterprise Architecture and Application Portfolio Management
Microsoft
October 02, 2007
For many enterprise architects, there is increasing pressure from CxOs to cut costs, reduce inefficiencies, and to foster agility in systems. Enterprises invest more than 70 percent of their budgets purely on maintaining their existing asset investments. This shows that there is a clear and present broken link between strategic business objectives and “keeping the lights on” in the IT department. This is verified by a recent report by AMR Research that reports that 75 percent of IT organizations have little oversight over their project portfolios and employ non-repeatable, chaotic planning processes.
By using an application portfolio management (APM) practice, IT decision makers can gain visibility into the application’s impacts that reside in the enterprise.

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Developing the Reference Application Pack for the Loan- Origination Systems (OR-LOS)
Microsoft
April 02, 2007
The purpose of this article is to walk through the development aspects of the Office Reference Application Pack (RAP) for the Loan-Origination Systems (OR-LOS) solution. Developers and architects who seek more detail on how to build Office Business Applications (OBAs) for the financial-services industry will find this article very useful. Specifically, if you are planning on building a loan-origination system (LOS) for your lending institution, this article will help you make the difficult micro-level design decisions. Although this is only one way of developing a specific architecture for a specific application, we feel that most developers will get valuable insights from the process and the technologies that we employed in the OR-LOS architecture. (56 printed pages)

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Building Sustainable Banking Architectures
Microsoft
February 02, 2007
In this article, we will use a banking scenario to focus on some of the specific needs for financial services. This scenario will provide means for partners and customers to integrate banking applications and establish consistency in this integration. This article describes the Loan-Origination Reference Architecture Pack. (36 printed pages)

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Building Interoperable Insurance Systems with .Net 3.0 Technologies
Microsoft
October 02, 2006
Through this whitepaper we will use an insurance industry scenario to demonstrate interoperability capabilities of the Microsoft platform. Through maturity of many enterprises, we live in a world where there is more than one stack of technology. These platform stacks range from legacy mainframe-based COBOL or FORTRAN types of applications, to the more modern solutions based on .NET, Mobile Systems, or Java – and everything in the middle. As a result, as enterprises have iterated through technologies and technology trends, there has been more than a few Band Aids applied to the various technologies.

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2 Workshops
How to Conduct Emerging Technology Trend-Spotting Workshops (2018 UK Gartner Project and Program Management )
Gartner
June 13, 2018
How to Conduct Emerging Technology Trend-Spotting Workshops

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Digitalization Requires Fresh Approaches to Driving Out Unknown Requirements (2018 UK Gartner Project and Program Management )
Gartner
June 13, 2018
Digitalization Requires Fresh Approaches to Driving Out Unknown Requirements

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