Don't Blow Your S.M.A.C. Stack - an AIIM14 Keynote Presentation

By Bryant Duhon posted 04-21-2014 13:59

Missed AIIM 2014? Or did you just miss out on a session or three you wanted to see? In the coming weeks, we'll be sharing many of the presentations with you. Actionable advice and thought leadership brought to you by some of the smartest people in the information technology industry.

Thornton May's presented his keynote: Reboot Your Thinking - Don't Blow your (S.M.A.C.) Stack.

As a futurist I am obligated to attempt to identify inflection points — things that fundamentally disrupt the status quo, change the competitive dynamic, call into question existing practices and require a general cognitive reboot. I predict that four disruptive technologies, mnemonically labeled the “S.M.A.C. Stack” [Social, Mobile, Analytics/Big Data, and the Cloud] will shape the next competitive cycle. These technologies need to be understood, mastered and deployed to maximum effect.

Thornton May is Futurist, Executive Director, and Dean of the IT Leadership Academy. His extensive experience researching and consulting on the role and behaviors of Boards of Directors and “C” level executives in creating value with information technology has won him an unquestioned place on the short list of serious thinkers on this topic. Thornton combines a scholar's patience for empirical research, a stand-up comic's capacity for pattern recognition and a second-to-none gift for storytelling to the information technology management problems facing executives.

Thornton’s insights have appeared in the Harvard Business Review (on IT strategy); The Financial Times (on IT value creation); The Wall Street Journal (on the future of the computer industry); the M.I.T. Sloan Management Review (on the future of marketing), American Demographics (on the evolving demographics of Electronic Commerce), USA Today (on the future of the consumer electronics industry), Business Week (on the future of CEO direct reports) and on National Public Radio (debating the future practice of strategy with Professor Michael Porter). Thornton is a columnist at Computerworld, CIO Decisions, and has served as an Advisor to the Founding Editors of Fast Company Magazine.

Thornton has appeared before the Congress of the United States serving as an expert witness on large technology implementations and was responsible for ghost writing portions of the technology track for the 1998 Davos Conference.

Thornton obtained his bachelor’s degree in Asian studies from Dartmouth College; his master’s degree in industrial administration from Carnegie-Mellon University and developed his Japanese language competence at the Center for Japanese Studies at the University of Michigan and Keio University in Japan.

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