Here are my takeaways of the two weeks:

And here is the content:

  • IBM Datapower - now embedded in the BlueMix PaaS
  • Continuent (now VMware) - good integration process, now looking at adding BigData capabilities
  • BetterWorks - New approach to Performance Management
  • Paycor - SMB focused HCM, Talent Management and Payroll provider
  • HR Acuity - Looks at when things go back in an enterprise - what does HR need to do track, record  monitor and ultimately avoid.
  • Ralllyteam - Addressing the challenge to find the right talent, a mix of Learning, Performance Management and Career Planning / Succession Planning.
  • HashiCorp - Then under NDA - just releases now - Project Atlas - DevOps using 4 open source projects, the founders have launched in the last 3 years 
  • KeyNexus - Key Management Service when working with Amazon AWS
  • Sphere3D - MicroVisory VDI vendor, closed the storage vendor acquisition with Overland
  • BigPanda - Applying BigData and Analytics to IT Ticket Management in the age of IoT - interesting approach.
  • Progress Software - A UI briefing, good progress and bridging the both the Admin UI and the ultimately created product.
  • Message Systems - Moving their systems to the cloud, new email automation product with SparkPost, using cloud, BigData and analytics.
  • Informatica - Caught up on the Cloud Analytics product, interesting value add on top of the transformation capabilities
  • IBM STG - Quarterly update with Tom Rosamilia, 2015 will be key with a mainframe refresh cycle and the dynamics around Power8
  • Raet - Originally Dutch HR vendor, going more global starting with Europe and Latin America. 
  • IDG Roadmap in Washington D.C. - I spoke about cloud and next generation applications.
  • Jibe - Delivered what they had on the roadmap for 2014 - nice visualization of recruiting performance. 
  • Infor - Attended the CIO Summit, was on a panel on IT trends and presented about People Science (or HCM) trends.
Fashion Observation of the week - Wear brown shoes in New York, no matter what the color of yourr suite is.
Next week:
  • Webinar with Cornerstone - Unified vs. integrated Talent Management 
  • Webinar with TideMark / Proformative - New trends for FP&A and ABB 
  • Webinar with Intellicorp - How to lower the cost testing SAP