Joanne Friedman, CEO, ConneKted Minds Inc.
Joanne Friedman is widely recognized for her thought provoking insights on IT management and strategically engineering highly integrated demand and supply chains. A noted author and speaker, Joanne is distinguished for her contributions to XML standards development and recognized by numerous organizations in the high tech and manufacturing sectors for her leadership in promoting standards adoption.Joanne is co-founder and CEO of ConneKted Minds Inc., a business- technology practice built on International Value Management Standards to support the needs of F1000 enterprises and their technology partners. Prior to joining ConneKted Minds, Joanne was Vice President, Electronic Business Strategies with the Meta Group . Joanne complements her skills in business-technology strategy with 17 years experience in the corporate IT organizations of Fortune 500 companies in North America. She is currently at work on her fourth book and continues to actively participate in industry initiatives RosettaNet, the Open Applications Group (OAG), and OASIS.
Tuesday, 26 April
8:30 AM - Keynote
Are We Thinking for the Good of the Few or the Good of the Many? Just Why Doesn't High Tech Speak Automotive?
A funny thing happened on the way to the Nouvelle Economy. Somehow we forgot to inculcate governance, stewardship and perhaps accountability on behalf of the end users.
While seemingly the creative collective left many of the stewardship tasks to the vendor community, does the brain trust of thinkers and innovators have an obligation to advocate, mentor, and guide on behalf of business, the millions of end users who adopt standards through commercial channels? As we stand at the brink of "the open era," who or what should assume the mantle of a stewardship role and bring the multilateralism needed to support global cross industry trade?