Shiny front-end and dirty back-end

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 23 Oct, 2018

Recently one of my colleagues attended a meeting at Mobgen, the digital agency from Accenture and what was striking was that what they are doing their best to define what can best describes as ‘shiny front-end’ implementation of the customer experience. I am talking about all kinds of dialogues, chat bots, deep learning, APIs machine learning, et cetera. They showed some real needs used in cases where beautiful experience is actually being shown. One of the examples that they showed was a an application (Smartify) they developed for the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam where they used a camera on a smart phone to scan the image of a painting and gather additional information on the painting, painter et cetera.

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Topics: Strategy, Digital Strategy, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, WSO2 EI, WSO2 ESB, Machine Learning

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are changing the world

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 11 Sep, 2018

When you look at the hottest technologies at the moment, Machine Learning Learning and Artificial Intelligence are surely among the top. For many people these terms are both scary and incomprehensible. But when you look at it they’re not that scary at all. Especially when you consider that we have the technology already around us for a number of years. In this blog I will shed some light on Machine Learning Learning and Artifical Intelligence.

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Topics: Strategy, Digital Strategy, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

Smart Things

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 21 Aug, 2018

The word Smart is often misused in marketing. Just slap that word in front of any device and suddenly you have a device capable of doing the most amazing things. We have smart fridges, smart thermostats and even smart underwear with sensors woven in the undies and bras that will measure vitals like heart rate, temperature, pressure, motion and so on. Really, I am not kidding. I believe that, unless you are a top athlete or have a chronic condition that needs monitoring, you need to be a bit of a data fetishist to wear such garments. What I mean with smart is not only connected but also capable of adding value by means of its ‘smartness’.

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Topics: Strategy, IoT, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, WSO2 EI, WSO2 ESB, ESB, Machine Learning

Changing IT landscapes

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 7 Aug, 2018

You can literally say that there is never a dull moment in IT because the pace of innovation is steady. With cloud computing being around for the last 10 years. We are now ready to move into a new era or even a new paradigm in IT. Micro services, serverless computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence are the keywords of your new IT landscape. I believe it’s not a question if you are going to migrate to such environments, but when. Read this blog for my opinion on the key elements of changing IT.

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, ESB, Strategy, Digital Strategy