Bon Voyage, London. Hello, Big Apple.
What a great trip to the UK for our Rocket 25th anniversary and “Big Ideas and Big Data” event! As I sit here at Heathrow waiting to fly to NYC, I keep thinking about some of the amazing things that our customers, partners, and fellow Rocketeers talked about over the past two days. Together, we explored what the future of business and technology will be. One of the key takeaways is that big data is only going to get bigger – and successful companies are going to need new ways to collect, virtualize, securely share, analyze, and use this information to drive their organizations.
One of the highlights of the event was hearing positive feedback about what we’re doing at Rocket. One attendee said, “I can’t believe how enthusiastic your customers and partners are,” and another told me that “you demonstrated how you are building a different kind of software company. I’m excited to take these ideas back to my organization.” Needless to say, it’s great to get feedback that lets us know that we’re on the right track.
As the amount of data that exists continues to grow exponentially thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile and cloud, and ever-faster processors and network communication speeds, organizations that don’t have a strategy for information management will be left behind. This week’s event once again proves that forward-thinking business leaders in many different fields – from municipal government to finance to retail – are not only thinking about these issues but are actively taking steps to make them a reality.
Because they know, like we do, that the future is already here.