Coronavirus: Flatten the Curve Now! + Life Hack Kit

As a family member, a community participant, a business leader, or a politician, YOU must ACT NOW! This is not your average Coronavirus article.  It is not going to help you feel better about doing the things you want to do.  It will talk about the responsibility that YOU have and how you need to […]

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Retail Innovation Misfires: WMT’s Closed Investment & TGT’s Jump from AWS

Recent strategic moves by some of the key US retailers continue to prove that the CPG industry is fragmented and in need of a “re-boot“. Walmart recently reported that they are making investments in technologies to support their mission to compete in the cloud market.  The first investment was in chip technology by Nvidia, Walmart Taps […]

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The CPG Industry is Disrupted and in Need of a “Cultural Re-boot”

The Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail industry is fragmented and disrupted.  Consumer’s behaviors have changed.  There are new entrants in the market.  Industry CEOs have goals of innovation, growth, and efficiencies, but they cannot achieve these goals without a “cultural re-boot”.  Industry leaders need to shift to being more open, innovative, and willing to collaborate […]

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Strategic Analysis on Cloud for the CPG Industry

The Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods industry has been disrupted and fragmented by changing customer behaviors, new channels, and new players bringing innovative solutions to the marketplace. This is causing unpredictability in an industry that has been relatively stable over the past half century.  In order to compete, companies are declaring enterprise wide objectives to […]

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The Solution to the Fragmented Retail/CPG Industry

The Challenge The Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods industry is undergoing a historic evolution.  Industry CEOs are continuing to focused on growing their brand, reducing costs, building new partnerships, and looking to mergers & acquisitions as the means to compete and move their business forward.  The challenge is that the majority of these CEOs are […]

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STOP THE MOVEMENT, JUST ACCESS THE DATA! – PART 2

Wow! I posted the first, initial part of this series a few weeks ago…the response and progress has been fabulous. Here are a few examples….. A handful of people have reached out and asked to actively participate in this collaborative project. This has pushed us to put some specific project goals and open source tooling […]

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Stop the Movement, Just Access the Data! – Part 1

DEFINITIONS Cloud Federation is the practice of interconnecting the cloud computing environments of two or more service providers for the purpose of load balancing traffic and accommodating spikes in demand (ref). A Federated Cloud (also called cloud federation) is the deployment and management of multiple external and internal cloud computing services to match business needs. A […]

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