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Good ideas emerging…brief review of Interop 2015

What3words concept graphic2My main reason for being at Interop was to find interesting, innovative companies and new ideas. I wasn’t disappointed...

Huawei’s annual global analyst summit: the wrap-up

M2M and wireless commsWhat were the most significant things to come out of the global analyst summit hosted in April by Huawei – one of the biggest telecoms equipment vendors? I’ve had a few days to reflect, and these are my conclusions.

Q & A … not always the bland leading the bland

No commentOften, Q&A sessions at analyst conferences don’t reveal anything very interesting. There are two reasons for this. First, and more obviously, the person answering the questions has just talked through all the things they wanted to say, and will stonewall difficult questions, for all sorts of reasons (not wanting to reveal commercially confidential information, not wanting to comment on competitors, and so on). It’s a bit of a game ...

How Huawei structures its innovation

Innovation is ...To paraphrase Thomas Edison, “innovation is 1% inspiration, 79% perspiration, and 20% organisation”. In a wide-ranging presentation at the Huawei Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen this April, Ryan Ding, the company’s president of products and solutions, explained how the ICT vendor had structured innovation into three layers – recognising that no company, not even one as big as Huawei, has a monopoly of new ideas in all the areas in which its products and services are used.

Thought leadership by numbers

I blame Cisco. When the US network equipment provider brought out its Visual Networking Index (VNI), I wonder if it realised quite how widely quoted it would be? I reckon Cisco probably thought it would be a useful piece of marketing communications collateral, but surely it could not have realised the affect it would have on the way technology companies do their marketing...?

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