I’m Judging the SuperNova Awards: Make Sure to Submit Your Case Study

I’m judging the 2016 Constellation SuperNova Awards! Every year the Constellation SuperNova Awards recognize individuals for their leadership in digital business. Nominate yourself or someone you know before August 8, 2016.

About the SuperNova Awards
The SuperNova Awards honor leaders that demonstrate excellence in the application and adoption of new and emerging technologies. In its sixth year, the Constellation SuperNova Awards will recognize individuals who demonstrate leadership in nine categories:
•  Internet of Things – A network of smart objects enables smart services. (sensors, smart ‘things’, device to purchase, artificial intelligence)
•  Data to Decisions – Using data to make informed business decisions. (big data, predictive analytics)
•  Digital Marketing Transformation – Personalized, data-driven digital marketing.
•  Future of Work: Social Business – The technologies enabling teams to work together efficiently. (enterprise social networks, collaboration, digital assistants)
•  Future of Work: Human Capital Management – Enabling your organization to utilize your workforce as an asset.  (talent management, benefits, HR core)
•  Matrix Commerce – Commerce responds to changing realities from the supply chain to the storefront. (digital retail, supply chain, payments, ‘ubiquitous-channel’ retail)
•  Next Generation Customer Experience – Customers in the digital age demand seamless service throughout all lifecycle stages and across all channels.  (crm, customer experience)
•  Safety and Privacy – Strategies to secure sensitive data (blockchain, digital identity, authentication)
•  Technology Optimization & Innovation – Innovative methods to balance innovation and IT budgets. (innovation in the cloud, ENSW cost savings, cloud ERP, efficient app production)
The SuperNova Awards are seeking leaders and teams who have innovatively applied disruptive technolgies to their business models as a means of adapting to the rapidly-changing digital business environment. If you have what it takes to compete in the SuperNova Awards submit your application today: https://www.constellationr.com/events/supernova/2016
If you are doing something really interesting, make sure to send in your case study! It’s your time to be recognized for your hard work!
@DrNatalie Petouhoff, VP and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research
Covering Customer Facing Applications that Drive Awesome Customer Experience
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3scale and Pivotal® Announce Self-serve API Management Solution Via Pivotal Web Services (PWS) Platform

Managing your API’s has become a very complicated endeavor. If your role to is manage API’s it’s important to figure out how to automate that process. Today 3scale and Pivotal®  announced that the 3scale self-serve API management solution is available through the Pivotal Web Services (PWS) platform. API providers hosting their APIs on Pivotal Web Services will be able to easily take advantage of 3scale’s self-serve API management capabilities by provisioning 3scale accounts directly from the PWS marketplace. The joint offering is available now at https://console.run.pivotal.io/marketplace.

What this means to brands: There so much that brands and companies need to pay attention to in this digital landscape. Reducing the effort required to manage API’s can be keep to using resources in other ways that are not as easily automated. Pivotal Web Services, the public platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering, powered by Pivotal Cloud Foundry®, provides a cloud platform that is designed to reduce operational complexity such as update/deployment management, availability and scalability. 3scale provides API providers with ready infrastructure for rate limiting, security, analytics and load balancing for their APIs as well as a dedicated developer portal to simplify API consumption by developers, customers or partners. This integration is designed to allow joint customers to focus on rapidly delivering differentiated business value while delegating complex API management and operational concerns to 3scale and PWS respectively.

“Pivotal Web Services is quickly becoming the destination for smart developers looking to move fast and offload operational concerns to the underlying cloud platform,” said Steve Willmott, CEO at 3scale. “As API’s gain greater traction 3scale is pleased to join the PWS marketplace, allowing API providers to quickly and conveniently access the 3scale API management solution.”

“Our customers require innovative platform capabilities and services that enable greater agility so that they can move fast and capture fleeting market opportunities,” said James Watters, vice president and general manager of the Cloud Platform Group at Pivotal. “This integration with 3scale will allow them to easily use a feature rich, innovative API management solution to test, deploy and scale their APIs quickly.”

With digital business and digital disruption comes complexity. However, solutions to manage that complexity are evolving. Every company that wants to be around in the next 5 years has to figure out not only how they are going to manage their own digital transformation, but what parts of it can they automate. This solution is an interesting answer to part of that automation.

@drnatalie

VP and Principal Analyst, Covering Customer Facing Application That Create Better Experiences Using Data and IOT

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