Welcome to the Liberate2Innovate podcast series, brought to you by IDG and sponsored by Rimini Street. These podcasts feature leading industry experts in conversation with IDG’s Tom Schmidt on a variety of topics imperative to IT decision makers on a path to digital transformation. Hear about the real world strategies, tactics, and partnerships you need to know about to drive your organization forward to free up critical resources and discover a path to rapid innovation.
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Episode 1: Enterprise Apps Are at a Crossroads
The time has come to rethink the CIO role. Listen as Rebecca Wettemann of Nucleus Research and IDG’s Tom Schmidt discuss why this needs to be the year where CIOs go from “serving” to “leading.”
Episode 2: Enterprise Apps Are at a Crossroads, Part 2
IDG’s Tom Schmidt continues his conversation with Nucleus Research’s Rebecca Wettemann as they delve into the findings of IDG’s latest State of the CIO Report.
Episode 3: Are You Positioned for IT Optimization and Innovation?
In this episode, IDG’s Tom Schmidt talks to Ray Wang, CEO of Constellation Research and author of the best-selling book Disrupting Digital, about how a multi-modal approach is the key to successful digital transformation.
Episode 4: Are You Positioned for IT Optimization and Innovation? Part 2
IDG’s Tom Schmidt continues his conversation with Constellation Research’s Ray Wang about creating a mechanism that allows people to innovate and disrupt themselves while keeping the existing business running efficiently.
Episode 5: It’s Time to Tackle the Legacy Support Challenge
In this episode, IDG’s Tom Schmidt talks to Vinnie Mirchandani, a veteran software industry analyst and the author of “SAP Nation: A Runaway Software Economy,” about what it means for an organization to have a “postmodern ERP strategy.”
Episode 6: It’s Time to Tackle the Legacy Support Challenge, Part 2
IDG’s Tom Schmidt continues his conversation with veteran industry analyst Vinnie Mirchandani about the challenges posed by enterprise applications, and how more and more organizations are taking a hard look at their service and support contracts for ERP software.