To Platform or to Perish. That is the critical CEO question!

I have led transformation projects for 20 years. Across most industries. From the start of the Internet and the WWW to today's digital disruption. And each era between. They all hold one thing in common. New technology. Which drives new behaviour. Which leads to change. Each new technology attracts its early evangelists. Doom and gloom [...]

Platform Scalability Beyond Reason

Platforms defy reason. We are used to 1:1 relationships in our analogue world. Put so much in and get that much out. But platforms do not operate on a multiplier of 1 but much higher. Put in 1 in and get 100 out. Not by chance or luck, but repeatedly. This is the power of [...]

Enterprise Architecture is Dead. Long Live Agile Architecture!

The origin of Enterprise Architecture (EA) was created in the late 1980's, to overcome the challenges of information systems integration. Today there is still no formal definition, but a commonly accepted intent of EA, is to determine how an organisation can most effectively achieve its current and future objectives. That sounds very reasonable. So what's the [...]