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Richard Hackathorn

Welcome to my blog stream. I am focusing on the business value of low latency data, real-time business intelligence (BI), data warehouse (DW) appliances, use of virtual world technology, ethics of business intelligence and globalization of business intelligence. However, my blog entries may range widely depending on current industry events and personal life changes. So, readers beware!

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Dr. Richard Hackathorn is founder and president of Bolder Technology, Inc. He has more than thirty years of experience in the information technology industry as a well-known industry analyst, technology innovator and international educator. He has pioneered many innovations in database management, decision support, client-server computing, database connectivity, associative link analysis, data warehousing, and web farming. Focus areas are: business value of timely data, real-time business intelligence (BI), data warehouse appliances, ethics of business intelligence and globalization of BI.

Richard has published numerous articles in trade and academic publications, presented regularly at leading industry conferences and conducted professional seminars in eighteen countries. He writes regularly for the BeyeNETWORK.com and has a channel for his blog, articles and research studies. He is a member of the IBM Gold Consultants since its inception, the Boulder BI Brain Trust and the Independent Analyst Platform.

Dr. Hackathorn has written three professional texts, entitled Enterprise Database Connectivity, Using the Data Warehouse (with William H. Inmon), and Web Farming for the Data Warehouse.

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tdp logo.pngClosing the opening keynote session is a old colleague Don Tapscott with his new research on the current digital generation. He summarized his book Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World.

A brief summary of Don's keynote is... We live in a Web 2.0 world that is becoming smart and interconnected. This isn't your daddy's Internet. People with ages 13-30 are called the Net Generation for they have been bathe in bits. They have become an authority with something significant. Their norms are defined as: freedom, customization, scrutiny, integrity, collaboration, entertainment, speed, and innovation.

td-tapscott.pngWhen this generation comes into the workforce, what should we expect? It is a new model for Talent Relationship Management. For example, take Best Buy, who is doing it right with the Net Generation. Work = collaboration = learning = fun. There are many new tools for collaboration, like blog, wiki, Facebook... So, many corporations take their new recruits, put them into cubicles, and ban these tools. However, Best Buy gets this! The CEO said, "My job is to unleash creativity" and created the Blue Shirt Nation as a way for younger employees to organize.

The new era is BI 2.0 as the rise of collective intelligence. Purpose should be for collective intelligence of strategic innovation engagement and relationships. Objective should be about growth. Interface is active visual intelligence. Nature of work is interactive and cognitive. Metrics should be top down using data to support strategy. Focus should be predictive on what will happen.

Bring the generations together to break down the generation firewall. There is a new door that is being opened by the younger generation. We should embrace the future, but we should respect the past because it was the only way possible back then.


Posted October 19, 2009 10:39 AM
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