The Founder Questionnaire: Agora.io CEO Tony Zhao on Bringing Change Through Cloud Communications

The Founder Questionnaire: Agora.io CEO Tony Zhao on Bringing Change Through Cloud Communications
Agora.io Tony Zhao, founder and CEO, Agora.io With the rise of apps like WhatsApp, WeChat, Snapchat and Houseparty, it’s clear that we’re undergoing a complete transformation of the way we communicate and engage with one another. But even before Internet-enabled voice and video calling became a norm, Tony Zhao foresaw the impact it would have on consumers across the globe. On a mission to democratize modern communications, Tony founded Agora.io, a cloud communicat…
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SAPVoice: The Best Healthcare System In The World Is About Change

SAPVoice: The Best Healthcare System In The World Is About Change
By Komal Mathur, Healthcare Value Engineer, SAP Next year will mark the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom, deemed the best healthcare system in the world by Commonwealth Fund. Its revered status is justified; the NHS provides consistent, high-quality care for families when they need it the most. But these are complex and challenging times for UK’s most trusted and respected social institution. The five-year forward view, published in October 2014 by NHS …
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SAPVoice: The Shocking Truth Behind Bots At Work

SAPVoice: The Shocking Truth Behind Bots At Work
Many of us are comfortable talking to conversational chat bots for reminders, the latest weather or news, directions to the closest restaurant, and other daily tasks. Now AI-powered digital assistants are poised to make workplace processes just as shockingly easy. During the next three years, IDC predicts that seven of the top ten cognitive/AI use cases will be industry-focused, totaling 85 percent of priority investments. Peter Weigt, Head of Innovation Center Silicon Valley at SAP, sees this g…
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Walt Disney Gearing up for a Changing Media Landscape

Walt Disney Gearing up for a Changing Media Landscape
Nothing is permanent in this world except change, and only companies that understand this can thrive and prosper. One company that understands this well is Walt Disney Company as it has announced a slew of measures that would address the changing media landscape and cater better to the needs of its audience. To this end, it has launched two streaming services, similar to Netflix. One of this streaming service will be for sports and the other for movies and television shows. Both these would be s…
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IBM Plays With The AI Giants With New, Scalable And Distributed Deep Learning Software

IBM Plays With The AI Giants With New, Scalable And Distributed Deep Learning Software
Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg I’ve been following IBM’s AI efforts with interest for a quite a while now. In my opinion, the company jump-started the current cycle of AI with the introduction of Watson back in the 2000s and has steadily been ramping up its efforts since then. Most recently, I wrote about the launch of PowerAI, IBM’s software toolkit solution to use with OpenPOWER systems for enterprises who don’t want to develop their AI solutions entirely fr…
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Matt Calkins Builds Appian As A Platform For Digital Transformation And A Culture Of Shared Values

Matt Calkins Builds Appian As A Platform For Digital Transformation And A Culture Of Shared Values
Appian Matt Calkins, Co-Founder and CEO, Appian A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape: Matt Calkins, Co-Founder and CEO, Appian. There's a growing demand for unique software.  It's more than a $100 billion a year market, and it's growing dramatically year over year. It's growing because of digital transformation and because companies are looking for solutions that they cannot buy off the shelf from companies like Mi…
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How Michael Dell Reinvented His Company

How Michael Dell Reinvented His Company
Michael Dell, the founder of Dell Technologies, explains how his company got to be as big as IBM and why he’s steered it toward AI and the data boom. Q: When I interviewed you 25 years ago, you were 26. You made a bold prediction: Dell would be bigger than IBM someday. Fast forward: IBM’s latest fiscal year was $80 billion in sales; your first quarter this year was nearly $20 billion. Are you as big as IBM now? Dell: Well, it’s pretty close. (Chuckles.) Pretty close. Q: Explain your 2015 acquisi…
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10 Cloud Acquisitions Amazon Could Make To Help Jeff Bezos Catch #1 Microsoft

10 Cloud Acquisitions Amazon Could Make To Help Jeff Bezos Catch #1 Microsoft
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos doesn't like finishing second--but to be #1 in the cloud, he's got to beef up AWS's PaaS and SaaS capabilities. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) (Note: After an award-winning career in the media business covering the tech industry, Bob Evans was VP of Strategic Communications at SAP in 2011, and Chief Communications Officer at Oracle from 2012 to 2016. He now runs his own firm, Evans Strategic Communications LLC.)  CLOUD WARS – When Jeff Bez…
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Top 5 Digital Transformation Trends in Manufacturing

Top 5 Digital Transformation Trends in Manufacturing
Like the Industrial Revolution impacted manufacturing, digital transformation is now responsible for changing the industry. Finally, industrial manufacturers are joining their counterparts--as I’ve previously discussed--and are moving to a digital world. Not since Henry Ford introduced mass production has there been a revolution to this scale. Now, manufacturing companies are using technology to move from mass production to customized production, and it’s happening at a rapid pace. Consume…
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Amazon’s Q2 Results

Amazon’s Q2 Results
Microsoft and Google released spectacular results, and Amazon Web Services, the king of cloud market, was not to be left behind. During the second quarter of 2017, AWS earned $4.1 billion in revenue. This was almost 11 percent of the overall revenue of Amazon during this period. This is a significant jump from the revenue it earned over the previous two quarters, which were, $3.54 billion and $3.66 billion respectively. The overall sales for this period was a whopping $38 billion. One of the are…
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