It’s a wrap. We just finished our first event – the Higher Education User Group annual Alliance conference. As a new company, we had modest expectations in terms of exposure and feedback – and we were blown away by how far we exceeded them.
Many of my best friends know that I really enjoy action movies (and TV shows) – especially Superhero and Science Fiction genres.
Star Wars? Of course! Incredibles? Definitely! Game of Thrones? Absolutely! Deadpool and Logan? Hell Yes!
When NASA declared earlier this month that the Mars Opportunity Rover was no longer working, it hit home to me – especially since its accomplishments realize what I strive to deliver with the products I’m a part of.
In 2005 -- following Oracle’s successful acquisition of PeopleSoft -- my colleagues (Brian Sparling, Chris Heller) and I were feeling disillusioned with our careers and the direction we saw the enterprise software space going. With little more than a vague concept of what we felt customers needed and a feeling that we could build something that could fill that need, we started the company that is now Appsian.
Business Transformation without Chaos
Why does an organization adopt a new software product? For most, it’s to transform its business in positive ways to maximize business value. This means disrupting the status quo for something that’s better. Unfortunately, disruption usually brings chaos with it.