Podcasts and Videos

Podcasts and Videos are media files prepared by or featuring CIC.

  • CIC has attended MWC since 2014 and has seen it grow to wield influence in the direction of software development, delivery and lifecycle management across the broad software solution and communication landscape. In this podcast discussion, CIC’s Research Director, Bola Rotibi and Principal Analysts Cathy Mulligan and Clive Howard wrap up on CIC’s attendance at Mobile World Congress 2019 and offer Insights into the potential future for both the conference and the wider industry. Of particular note, are thoughts on the key challenges concerning the underpinning technologies, connectivity and the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain and process strategies such as DevOps. Fast forward 3 to 5 years – find out what type of conference the CIC team think MWC will become. Add to cart to download or play here. Scroll down to see other podcasts in the MWC19 series.
  • CIC’s Principal Analyst Dr Cathy Mulligan and Bola Rotibi, Research Director discuss with Gail Wong, Product Manager, AT&T Internet of Things, the very real way that a Telecom operator such as AT&T can make good business from IoT with strong valued based partner interactions. In this podcast we hear about the foundations for a partnership model and strategy that can deliver meaningful engagement, opening the way for viable commercial returns for each participant in the partner chain. Of note are the capabilities on offer from existing connectivity investments in addition to the practical implementation requirements for edge communications. Spoiler Alert: the potential for sustaining the viability of Blockchain for key supply chains and networks is envisioned. Add to cart to download or play here. Scroll down to see other podcasts in the MWC19 series.
  • CIC’s Research Director, Bola Rotibi and Principal Analyst, Clive Howard, speak to Joan A Barcia Espin, Director of Product Management and Justin Paul, Marketing Director at Zeetta Networks to find out how MWC19 is reflecting new thinking and changed approaches in the telecommunication industry. A small and nimble player, Zeetta Networks are betting on the breakthrough in networking technology for telecoms that allows for orchestration and network slicing for targeted services. In this podcast, listeners can hear what Zeetta believes are the real drivers for 5G, the next big connectivity themes and how market disruption is resulting in a shift in the relationships the large Telecom operators are more open to building. Exciting times indeed, but who stands to gain the most? Undoubtedly, the changing market dynamics underscored by technologies such as Blockchain offers interesting potential and greater collaboration between the app development and network operations community. Listen to how both CIC and Zeeta see this playing out. Add to cart to download or play here. Scroll down to see other podcasts in the MWC19 series.
  • CIC’s Principal Analyst Dr Cathy Mulligan and Bola Rotibi, Research Director catch up with Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Hyperledger Project at the Linux Foundation and Marta Piekarska, Director of Ecosystem at Hyperledger to discuss the important significance of MWC19 to the Hyperledger Project. Together with the Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF) and the Linux Foundation Networking teams, their presence highlights the convergence that many see shaping and evolving the relationships to be had in the information, communication and technology sector going forward. In this podcast we hear about the latest projects driving the Hyperledger team forward and their impact to sustaining the viability of Blockchain for key supply chains. Add to cart to download or play here. Scroll down to see other podcasts in the MWC19 series.
  • There is tension in the delivery, operations and maintenance of the next generation of application workloads. The market dictates speed and a fast pace of change along with adherence to a whole host of evolving technologies and execution processes. Stand still for a moment and organisations find themselves asking: what is the right application development, delivery and operational strategy for their business operations and customer base and how different is it from before? Questions abound and confusion and complexity reign in a market craving for simplicity. In this discussion on “New Age App Development: What’s the playlist for success?”, Bola Rotibi of CIC, talks to Mat Keep, Sr. Director of Products and Solutions at MongoDB, Joe Drumgoole, Director of Developer Advocacy at MongoDB and Clive Howard, CTO at Huozhi, a provider of a humanitarian fintech platform and CIC’s Principal Analyst for Practitioner research. The podcast discussion looks at understanding what the new rules of engagement are and how should organisations really prepare for the changing order of operation. More importantly with such a mix of suppliers how can businesses ensure an open and flexible ecosystem of providers and solutions? Additionally, listeners will gain insights into:
    • What matters in the new age of application development, delivery and operations,  and the role of data and the database in the modern app dev process
    • Employing the right business empowerment in the development, delivery and operational processes
    • Determining whether organisations are equipped to hire the right kind of roles needed to build and maintain the application workloads of the future
    • How organisations can look to migrate to the new way of app development and delivery
    • The music playlist that speaks to what is needed in the new age of development
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  • The digital landscape of new technologies and operating models offers many opportunities. Businesses want to stay relevant. Not only do they worry about being disrupted, they are actively seeking ways to be a disrupter in their markets and opening portals to potential new ones. In this discussion on ‘Transforming to digital - Precision tactics from the IBM Cloud Garages’, Bola Rotibi of CIC, talks to Steve Robinson, General Manager of Client Technical Engagement in IBM Hybrid Cloud and Rachel Reinitz, IBM Fellow and CTO IBM Cloud Garage. The podcast discussion looks at understanding what is at stake in the digital economy.  More importantly, it identifies the value add that an innovation centre like the IBM Cloud Garage can offer in helping organisations steer a path towards digitally transforming and advancing their business operations. Additionally, listeners will gain insights into:
    • How the IBM Cloud Garages have been developed and designed to showcase IBM’s core strengths in the market aligned to the latest and best learnings and implementation practices from Silicon Valley and other centres of technology innovations.
    • Maximising and optimising engagement at a Cloud Garage session for a successful outcome and continued value.
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  • The twenty-fifth of May 2018 is the day the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect. As organisations rush to ensure compliance to an EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union, CIC’s principal analyst, Ian Murphy talks to IBM’s Francoise Alabiso a Distinguished Engineer and leading expert on IBM’s mainframe platform, IBM Z Systems, on how the features and services embedded within the platform that will support an organisation’s efforts to address GDPR when it comes into force. The podcast discussion provides insights into the following important areas:
    • The opportunities and challenges GDPR presents
    • IBM Z’s Support for GDPR and the acceleration points for compliance
    • Getting the most out of your mainframe investments for GDPR
    • GDPR Progression and IBM support framework
    • IBM’s Mainframe evolution for the Digital Economy
    Listeners will get insights into an overview of the GDPR regulation and the compelling features within IBM Z that lend themselves well to supporting GDPR. They will also hear the work that has been done to ensure that the mainframe through IBM Z remains a valuable and integral part of the modern IT estate with a particular focus on key supporting features. Finally, they will learn how IBM is ensuring that its clients are well versed in how their investments in IBM Z can be exploited for GDPR compliance and how they can begin to address GDPR with their current IBM Z investments. Add to cart to download or play here.
  • Cloud computing is maturing and from the growth of adoption within organisations large and small we are clearly well and truly over the hype cycle. In this podcast, Bola Rotibi of CIC, talks to Sebastian Krause, IBM’s General Manager for Cloud in Europe about what he sees as the next key steps for cloud in Europe. The podcast discussion provides insights into the following important areas such as:
    • State of the nation – Cloud evolution and maturity
    • IBM’s Cloud strategy with its ONE Architecture approach
    • Cloud Engagement
    • Cloud Progression and recommendations
    Listeners will get insights into evolutionary trends in the cloud market and the big hitters for cloud technology. They will also learn what IBM’s One Architecture approach for cloud will mean for them as well as who in the organisation needs to be empowered to the complexities of the modern IT estate and offers the most impact on its cloud journey. Most importantly of all, with the mix of technologies and process initiatives facing organisations being broad they will find out IBM’s approach to helping them make sense of them all in the context of Cloud. Add to cart to download or play here..
  • This is the CICInvision video on Apache Spark on IBM z Systems. In this video we outline and summarise the key points and benefits of the technology for the IBM z Systems community, as discussed by CIC Analysts and IBM experts. This report also points to the steps that app development and delivery professionals can take to leverage the technology on the z Systems platform effectively. View below or Add to Cart to obtain a link to view later.
  • This is the CICInvision video on IBM LinuxOne. In this video we outline and summarise the key points and benefits of the IBM technology for the Linux community, as discussed by CIC Analysts and IBM experts. This video also points to the steps that app development and delivery professionals can take to leverage the technology on the Linux platform effectively. View below or Add to Cart to obtain a link to view later.
     
  • CIC analysts discuss the importance of LinuxONE for IBM and zSystems  with a particular focus on performance improvements and identify the business case for LinuxONE.  With all claims to the death of the mainframe platform refuted, the discussion outlines how the mainframe has evolved to meet the needs of a new generation of workloads and business demands. Crucially this video discussion points to the underpinning considerations for an infrastructure geared to deliver and support transformation. View below or Add to Cart to obtain a link to view later.
  • This is the CICInvision video on UBUNTU on IBM z Systems. In this video we outline and summarise the key points and benefits of the technology for the IBM z Systems community, as discussed by CIC Analysts and Canonical experts. This video also points to the steps that app development and delivery professionals can take to leverage the technology on the z Systems platform effectively. View below or Add to Cart to obtain a link to view later.
  • This is the CICInvision video on Blockchain on IBM z Systems. In this video we outline and summarise the key points and benefits of the technology for the IBM z Systems community, as discussed by CIC Analysts and IBM experts. This video also points to the steps that app development and delivery professionals can take to leverage the technology on the z Systems platform effectively. View below or Add to Cart to obtain a link to view later.
  • In this Podcast, Bola Rotibi, Erik Vynckier of Alliance Bernstein and Ian Shave of IBM’s Storage Business Unit draw on their experiences and expertise to discuss the data and storage challenges along with the different analytical workloads facing many industry sectors but especially within the financial sector.  There are clear opportunities and potential for all industry sectors not least because of the overall affordability of an extensive range of storage strategies that can address the broadest range of needs and sophistication. A new era of storage facilities and capacity is upon us and it would be naïve not to investigate the possibilities for your organisations. Add to cart to download or play here..
  • Mobile World Congress 2015 was the Uniface team’s first appearance at the exhibition which highlights the broadening scope and influence the event offers to the wider software industry and market. Developer productivity underpins the Uniface platform, so CIC’s Bola Rotibi caught up with Uniface’s Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, Adrian Gosbell to see if this concept was high on the list of attendees at the booth. More importantly, with the imminent launch of Uniface 10 and the new mobile development facilities of the platform, MWC’s 93,000 plus attendees from 200 countries certainly offers an extensive audience reach and market field test bed to showcase the productivity of the development environment. But what insights are there for app development tool providers attending MWC 2015 in general? Scroll down for more details. Add to cart to download or play here..
  • Governments can do a lot to help progress an emerging market. One such way would be in providing an environment that lessens the load and risk of upfront investment and offering support in key areas such as analysis, testing and legislative requirements. This can help to both encourage and drive innovation. More importantly it opens the way for the broadest engagement especially from Small Medium Enterprise (SME) organisations that don’t have the R&D capacity of larger firms or the means to efficiently and effectively navigate the different partner relationships that might be required. The UK government has invested in a network of “Catapults” to accelerate the best ideas to market in order to create new products, services, jobs and value for the UK economy. Clive Howard of CIC caught up with Dr Maurizio Pilu of the UK’s Digital Catapult to understand how and where IoT fits in their investment and acceleration plans. Scroll down for more details. Add to cart to download or play here..
  • On day two of Mobile World Congress 2015, Digital Catapult, a nationally funded body with the goal of accelerating UK’s best digital ideas to market in order to support the UK economy, hosted an industrial IoT focused panel discussion for the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) body. Bola Rotibi of CIC, caught up with two of the panellists – Mischa Dohler and Catherine Mulligan – to discuss points raised on the panel and expose the realities of a burgeoning Industrial IoT market, particularly for SME organisations. Scroll down for more details. Add to cart to download or play here..
  • Bola Rotibi joins Erik Kruse, Strategic Marketing Manager and Network Society Evangelist at Ericsson and Dr Catherine Mulligan, Head of Digital Strategy and Economics of Future Cities Catapult to discuss how IoT is providing one of the backdrops to disruptive industrial innovation. As one of the world’s major provider of communication technologies and services, with a global leadership position, Mobile World Congress (MWC) is of course a natural home for Ericsson to showcase the investments and advances it has been making towards providing a communications network capable of sustaining the digital. Scroll down for more details. Add to cart to download or play here..