The next edition of the BriefingsDirect Voice of the Innovator podcast series explores the latest developments in hybrid IT and datacenter composability.

Bringing higher levels of automation to data center infrastructure has long been a priority for IT operators, but it's only been in the past few years that they have actually enjoyed truly workable solutions for composability.

The growing complexities, from hybrid cloud and the pressing need for conservation of IT spend -- as well as the need to find high-level IT skills -- means there is no going back. Indeed, there is little time for even a plateau on innovation around composability.

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Stay with us now as we explore how pervasive increasingly intelligent IT automation and composability can be with Gary Thome, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Composable Cloud at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The interview is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect enterprise management innovations discussion explores the role of the modern chief operating officer (COO) and how they are tasked with creating new people-first strategies in an age of increased automation and data-driven intelligence. 

We will now examine how new approaches to spend management, process automation, and integrated procurement align with developing talent, diversity, and sustainability.

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To learn more about the leadership trends behind making globally dispersed and complex organizations behave in harmony, please welcome James Lee, Chief Operating Officer at SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass.The interview is conducted by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect healthcare insights discussion explores the shift medical services providers are making to improve the overall patient experience.

Taking a page from modern, data-driven industries that emphasize consumer satisfaction and ease, a major hospital in the New York metro area has embarked on a journey to transform healthcare-as-a-service.

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To learn more about the surging importance and relevance for improving patient experiences in the healthcare sector using the many tools available to other types of businesses, we are joined by Laura Semlies, Vice President of Digital Patient Experience, at Northwell Health in metro New York, and Julie Gerdeman, President at HealthPay24 in Mechanicsburg, Penn. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.
 
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The next BriefingsDirect extreme use-case for high-performance computing (HPC) examines how the strictly governed redesign of Formula 1 race cars relies on data center innovation to coax out the best in fluid dynamics analysis and refinement.

We’ll now hear how Alfa Romeo Racing (formerly Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team) in Hinwil, Switzerland leverages the latest in IT to bring hard-to-find but momentous design improvements -- from simulation, to wind tunnel, to test track, and ultimately, to victory. The goal: To produce cars that are glued to the asphalt and best slice through the air.

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Here to describe the challenges and solutions from the compute-intensive design of Formula 1 cars is Francesco Del Citto, Head of Computational Fluid Dynamics Methodology for Alfa Romeo Racing, and Peter Widmer, Worldwide Category Manager for Moonshot/Edgeline and Internet of Things (IoT) at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect intelligent solutions discussion explores how healthcare organizations are using the latest digital technologies to transform patient care and experiences.

When it comes to healthcare, time is of the essence and every second counts, but healthcare is a different game today. Doctors and clinicians, once able to focus exclusively on patients, are now being pulled into administrative tasks that can eat into their capability to deliver care.

To give them back their precious time, innovative healthcare organizations are turning to a new breed of intelligent digital workspace technologies. We are now joined by two leaders who will share their thoughts on how these solutions change the game and help transform healthcare as we know it.

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Please welcome Mick Murphy, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at WellSpan Health, and Christian Boucher, Director and Strategist-Evangelist for Healthcare Solutions at Citrix. The interview is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Analyst interview explores new ways that businesses can gain the most control and economic payback from various cloud computing models.

We’ll now hear from an IT industry analyst on how developers and IT operators can find newfound common ground to make hybrid cloud the best long-term economic value for their organizations.

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Here to help explore ways a managed and orchestrated cloud lifecycle culture should be sought across enterprise IT organizations is Daniel Newman, Principal Analyst and Founding Partner at Futurum Research. The interview is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect healthcare finance insights discussion explores the impacts from increased cost transparency for medical services.

The recent required publishing of hospital charges for medical procedures is but one example of rapid regulatory and market changes. The emergence of more data about costs across the health provider marketplace could be a major step toward educated choices – and ultimately more efficiency and lower total expenditures.

But early-stage cost transparency also runs the risk of out-of-context information that offers little actionable insight into actual consumer costs and obligations. And unfiltered information requirements also place new burdens on physicians, caregivers, and providers – in areas that have more to do with economics than healthcare.

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To learn more about the pluses and minuses of increased costs transparency in the healthcare sector, we are joined by our expert panel:

      --Heather Kawamoto, Chief Product Officer at Recondo Technology in Denver

      --Joann Barnes-Lague, Revenue Cycle Director at Shields Health Care Group in Quincy, Mass.

      --Julie Gerdeman, President at HealthPay24 in Mechanicsburg, Penn.

      --Beth Jones Sanborn, Managing Editor at Healthcare Finance News/HIMSS Media in Portland, Maine

      --Alena Harrison, Senior Director of PBM Innovation at CVS Health in Woonsocket, RI

The panel is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect cloud adoption best practices discussion focuses on some of the strictest security and performance requirements that are newly being met for an innovative global finance services deployment.

We’ll now explore how a major financial transactions provider is exploiting cloud models to extend a distributed real-time payment capability across the globe. Due to the needs for localized data storage, privacy regulations compliance, and lightning-fast transactions speeds, this extreme cloud-use formula pushes the boundaries -- and possibilities -- for hybrid cloud solutions.

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Stay with us now as we hear from an executive at Mastercard and a cloud deployment strategist about a new, cutting-edge use for cloud infrastructure. Please welcome Paolo Pelizzoli, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Realtime Payments International for Mastercard, and Robert Christiansen, Vice President and Cloud Strategist at Cloud Technology Partners (CTP), a Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) company. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect IT operations strategy panel discussion explores how the IT4IT[tm] Reference Architecture for IT management creates demonstrated business benefits – in many ways, across many types of organizations.

Since its delivery in 2015 by The Open Group, IT4IT has focused on defining, sourcing, consuming, and managing services across the IT function’s value stream to its stakeholders. Among its earliest and most ardent users are IT vendors, startups, and global professional services providers.

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To learn more about how this variety of highly efficient businesses and their IT organizations make the most of IT4IT – often as a complimentary mix of frameworks and methodologies -- we are now joined by our panel:

      --Lars Rossen, Fellow at Micro Focus, in Copenhagen;

      --Mark Bodman, Senior Product Manager at ServiceNow, in Austin;

      --John Esler, Client Principal at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Pointnext, in Denver;

      --Rob Akershoek, IT Architect at Fruition Partners, a DXC Technology Company, in Amsterdam;

      --Varun Vijaykumar, Associate General Manager and ITSM Architect at HCL Technologies, in Raleigh-Durham, and

      --Jerrod Bennett, CEO and Co-Founder at Dreamtsoft, in San Diego.

The panel discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect sustainable resources improvement interview examines how more companies are plunging into the circular economy to make the most of their existing IT and business assets.

We’ll now hear how more enterprises are optimizing their IT kit and finding innovative means to reduce waste -- as well as reduce energy consumption and therefore their carbon footprint. Stay with us as we learn how a circular economy mindset both improves sustainability as a benefit to individual companies as well as the overall environment.

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Here to help us explore the latest approaches to sustainable IT is William McDonough, Chief Executive of McDonough Innovation and Founder of William McDonough and Partners, and Gabrielle Ginér, Head of Environmental Sustainability for BT Group, based in London. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect industrial-edge innovation use-case examines how RealWear, Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) MyRoom combine to provide workers in harsh conditions ease in accessing and interacting with the best intelligence.

Stay with us to learn how a hands-free, voice-activated, and multimedia wearable computer solves the last few feet issue for delivering a business’ best data and visual assets to some of its most critical onsite workers.

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Here to describe the new high-water mark for wearable augmented collaboration technologies are Jan Josephson, Sales Director for EMEA at RealWear, and John “JT” Thurgood, Director of Sales for UK, Ireland, and Benelux at RealWear. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect business trends panel discussion explores how the role of the data scientist in the enterprise is expanding in both importance and influence.

Data scientists are now among the most highly sought-after professionals, and they are being called on to work more closely than ever with enterprise strategists to predict emerging trends, optimize outcomes, and create entirely new kinds of business value.

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To learn more about modern data scientists, how they operate, and why a new level of business analysis professional certification has been created by The Open Group, we are joined by Martin Fleming, Vice President, Chief Analytics Officer, and Chief Economist at IBM; Maureen Norton, IBM Global Data Scientist Professional Lead, Distinguished Market Intelligence Professional, and author of Analytics Across the Enterprise, and George Stark, Distinguished Engineer for IT Operations Analytics at IBM. The panel is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect hybrid IT management strategies interview explores new ways that businesses should procure and consume IT-as-a-service. We’ll now hear from an IT industry analyst on why changes in cloud deployment models are forcing a rethinking of IT economics -- and maybe even the very nature of acquiring and cost-optimizing digital business services.

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Here to help us explore the everything-as-a-service business model is Rhett Dillingham, Vice President and Senior Analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect manufacturing modernization and optimization case study centers on how a Canadian maker of containers leverages the Internet of Things (IoT) to create a positive cycle of insights and applied learning.

We will now hear how CuBE Packaging Solutions, Inc. in Aurora, Ontario has deployed edge intelligence to make 21 formerly isolated machines act as a single, coordinated system as it churns out millions of reusable package units per month.

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Stay with us as we explore how harnessing edge data with more centralized real-time analytics integration cooks up the winning formula for an ongoing journey of efficiency, quality control, and end-to-end factory improvement.

Here to describe the challenges and solutions for injecting IoT into a plastic container’s production advancement success journey is Len Chopin, President at CuBE Packaging Solutions. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions

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The next BriefingsDirect digital strategies interview examines why many businesses struggle with cloud computing adoption, and how they could improve by attaining a culture directed at cloud consumption and total productivity.

Due to inertia, a lack of skills, and even outright hostility, some enterprises are stumbling in their march to cloud use due to behavior and perception -- and not the actual technology hurdles.

We will now hear from an observer of cloud adoption patterns on why a cultural solution to adoption may be more important than any other aspect of digital business transformation.

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Here to help us explore why cloud inertiacan derail business advancement is Edwin Yuen, Senior Analyst for Cloud Services and Orchestration, Data Protection, and DevOps at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). [Note: Since this podcast was recorded on Nov. 15, 2018, Yuen has become principal product marketing manager at Amazon Web Services.] The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect composable cloud strategies interview explores how changes in business organization and culture demand a new approach to leadership over such functions as hybrid and multi-cloud procurement and optimization.

We’ll now hear from an IT industry analyst about the forces reshaping the consumption of hybrid cloud services and why the model around procurement must be accompanied by an updated organizational approach -- perhaps even a new office or category of officer in the business category.

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Here to help explore who -- or what -- should be in charge of spurring effective change in how companies acquire, use, and refine their new breeds of IT is John Abbott, Vice President of Infrastructure and Co-Founder of The 451 Group. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect hybrid IT strategies interview explores how new maturity in the management and composition of multiple facets of IT -- from cloud to bare-metal, from serverless to legacy systems -- amount to a culmination of 30 years of IT evolution.

We’ll hear now from an IT industry analyst about why – for perhaps the first time -- we’re able to gain an uber-view over all of IT operations. And we’ll explore how increased automation over complexity such as hybrid and multicloud deployments sets the stage for artificial intelligence (AI) in IT operations, or AIOps.

It may mean finally mastering IT heterogeneity and giving businesses the means to truly manage how they govern and sustain all of their digital business assets.

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Here to help us define the new state of total IT management is Martin Hingley, President and Market Analyst at ITCandor Limited, based in Oxford, UK. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) strategies discussion explores how human capital management (HCM) services provider ADP unlocks new business insights from vast data resources.

With more than 40 million employee records to both protect and mine, ADP is in a unique position to leverage its business data network for unprecedented intelligence on employee trends, risks, and productivity. ADP is entering a bold new era in talent management by deploying advanced infrastructure to support data assimilation and refinement of a vast, secure data lake as foundations for machine learning (ML).

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Stay with us as we unpack how advances in infrastructure, data access, and AI combine to produce a step-change in human capital analytics with panelists Marc Rind, Vice President of Product Development and Chief Data Scientist at ADP Analytics and Big Data, and Dr. Eng Lim Goh, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for High Performance Computing and Artificial Intelligence at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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