John Pientka

John Pientka

Trying to Embrace the Digital? Remember You Can’t Drive the Train from the Tender

June 6, 2018

Embracing new digital technologies, or just moving to the cloud in your work is almost mandatory. Just remember, if you don’t have real buy-in from the top, your odds of success are low. Here are some steps to consider. Digital

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U.S. Births Dip To 30-Year Low – A Bright Digital Future?

June 1, 2018

Worried that a robot is going to take your job? The truth is just the opposite. We are actually running out of people but there maybe hope in a new digital world. Demography is destiny. For years we have been

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Washington’s Cloud Attempts Reveal Lessons for All of Us – First Up, People

May 16, 2018

Sure the Federal Government has some pretty unique aspects when it comes to adopting the cloud. Don’t let those obscure the key lessons that apply to all of us. Let’s first focus on people. Anybody remember Vivek Kundra? Back in

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Forget About the Coming AI Apocalypse. We have Bigger Fish to Fry. How Did Tax Day Work Out for You?

April 26, 2018

Our government computer systems are so old they crash when Americans try to file their taxes. Worried about North Korea? Worry more about the senile machines launching our missiles. Houston we have a problem. AI will take our jobs. Google

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The Tech Titans are Crushing Our Freedoms! Our Democracy! Our Very Humanity!!! Oh…Get Over It.

April 18, 2018

Well the Zuckmeister has done his dance in front of Congress. Guess what? Nothing is going to happen, nothing ever does. Stop sweating it. History shows you’ll be fine. Zuck confirmed that most of our representatives don’t have a clue

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It’s Not Technology, It’s Magic. We Are Increasingly in a Magical Realm. Are Your Customers?

August 17, 2017

It’s Not Technology, It’s Magic “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke. Are your customers experiencing magic or drudgery?   Alexa, please dim the house lights and lock the doors. Google, what is the capital

Have You Heard of AI Washing? Meet the Latest Case: An AI Washing Machine!

July 20, 2017

Have You Heard of AI Washing? AI (Artificial Intelligence) Washing is the current attempt to imbue the latest, coolest buzz term into old school products and services. So, buyers beware – we’ll probably need to endure this for a couple

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