Some thoughts on the concept of value, for innovators: an example of reverse-thinking
Time ago I listened to a talk by Vito Mancuso, a famous Italian theologian, about “Io e Dio” (God and I). Quite an unusual topic for me. Nevertheless, I’ve extracted a reflection from it that, after some time, I wish to take up again here.
EVERYTHING HAS A PRICE, NOTHING IS FREE!
Roughly speaking, the explanation for this concept resides in human nature that, in comparison with other natural and biological species, can be depicted as an entity built on various layers (a classification approach similar to the one adopted in Information Technology). … Read the rest
Here you can find the presentation that supported my speech at the latest edition of the European Summit on the Future Internet, held in Aveiro, Portugal on June 14th, 2013. Aveiro is a nice place which I would highly recommend (just like Portugal).
I took part in the “Big Data, Cloud, Smart Spaces, IoT, M2M panel discussion”.
A summary of my speech follows.
Getting things started from Nexus of Events.… Read the rest
Some days ago I had the opportunity to give a lesson at ALMA Graduate School in Bologna (Italy), within the Master in Business Administration of the Information Systems course by prof. Danilo Montesi. It’s an annual appointment for me, in which I’m honoured to participate as a testimonial.
This is a real opportunity to launch new messages, encourage new ideas, and keep in touch with the next generation of managers and entrepreneurs.… Read the rest
Some time ago I published a post on this blog focused on what a story is in open source.
As for SpagoBI, its stories are mainly customers’ references.
Let’s start afresh
I’m looking for your stories now.
I’m going to write a composite SpagoBI story. I don’t know its final format yet: it depends on what you’ll provide. You can contribute in different ways: comment this post, leave your comment in SpagoBI group on Linkedin, tweet #tellyourSpagoBIstory, e-mail me.… Read the rest
France is one of the main adopters – or probably the larger adopter – of open source software at the public level.
Last week, at Open World Forum 2012, the French National Council for Open Source Software (CNNL) presented a list of 10 indications sent to Fleur Pellerin, French Ministry for SMEs, Innovation and Digital Economy.
I find this is a perfect synthesis of many suggestions that I heard from various sources during last years aiming to foster the adoption of free/open source software (FLOSS – i.e.: logiciel libre in France).… Read the rest