Big Sur Marathon 2019

Sunday was a journey. The 26.2 miles I ran along the Pacific Coast on California’s Highway 1 made for one of the most challenging marathon courses I’ve ever completed—the Big Sur Marathon. Each mile was filled with not only out-of-this-world beauty but also a series of never-ending ups and downs through the mountains. It all […]

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Dreamforce 2013 : Welcome to the Internet of Customers – 3 Must Reads for Customer Centric Professionals

Dreamforce ’13. That’s a wrap! Sitting at a Starbucks at Dulles Airport, back on the East Coast, I’m reflecting on an action-packed week in San Francisco at the annual Salesforce.com conference with (as typical) very little sleep. This year’s mantra was “Welcome to the Internet of Customers” as over 120,000 registrants were greeted by signs at the […]

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Gamification – Three Reasons It Matters

I just completed an online course from Wharton on Gamification via Coursera. It was amazing. If you want to learn more about it in detail, I would highly recommend you check out this six week course (it should be offered again in the Fall). Why does Gamification matter? Why would you want to take a […]

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ad:tech San Francisco 2013 – It’s All About You!

The ad:tech San Francisco conference wrapped up today. Billed as “the leading digital marketing event for 10,000+ marketing and technology professionals from all over the world,” ad:tech included “Think Tank” sessions focused on the future of digital marketing. What does that future look like from an ad:tech perspective? While I enjoyed each of today’s speakers, […]

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Top Three Intelligent Tweets – Week of Jan 21

It’s hard to believe 2013 is almost a month in! This week’s top Intelligent Tweets extend last week’s focus on the skills gap for Big Data specifically to the realm of Marketing, then look at a great explanation of the vision of Salesforce around ‘Customer Companies’ and end with an interesting article that presents the […]

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Top Three Intelligent Tweets – Week of Jan 14

Keeping with my new format for Intelligent Tweets, this week brought some great nuggets around the talent shortage for Big Data skills, privacy (always a key topic), and using Big Data to track the flu (very timely, indeed).     Last week’s top three intelligent tweets: Tweet #1: Talent shortage! Big data means big IT […]

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Top Three Intelligent Tweets – Week of Jan 7

To ring in 2013, I’m kicking off the new year with an updated format for Intelligent Tweets. I’m going to limit each week’s highlighted tweets to only the top three, with a comment about why each made the list. I welcome your feedback on this change. Here we go! Last week’s top three intelligent tweets: […]

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Intelligent Holiday Season Tweets

The holidays are surely a busy time, and this has proved to be no exception for Intelligence Guy! As a result, I’ve consolidated all holiday tweets into a single post. Top intelligent tweets of the holiday season focused on: The continued struggle around leveraging social media being experienced by many organizations. Oracle’s shocking acquisition of […]

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Intelligent Tweets – Week of 11/19

Last week’s top intelligent tweets focused on: Strategies for successful global Cloud deployments. This is not limited to SaaS application functionality, it also applies to managing data within as this is also a significant change for most organizations to adopt. A short-sighted move by my wireless provider, who won’t allow me to upgrade my mobile […]

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Intelligent Tweets – Week of 11/12

Last week’s top intelligent tweets focused on: A continued discussion around the role of Big Data in the 2012 US Presidential election. Stay tuned for a dedicated post on this topic. A plug for my upcoming discussion of the role of Big Data for sales, best practices for leveraging it in a social context. Additional […]

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