Brian Sommer

Brian is currently CEO of TechVentive, a strategy consultancy serving technology providers and other firms. He is also a research analyst with Vital Analysis.

Latest Posts

Evolving Analytics (EvolvOnDemand)

So you want to hire great talent but the results have been eluding your firm. The analytics tool you have doesn't seem to deliver any better insights either. Read on to see what a better solution might contain.

October 20, 2011 by


HR Supply Chains? Really?

Businesses often build safety stocks into their supply chain to handle all manner of disruptions or changing customer buying habits. Yet businesses rarely do so regarding their workforce. That could be a mistake.

October 19, 2011 by


Building Apps is Wrong!

Software application development has been going on for decades. In the old world of software, applications took a (usually accounting) business event and then validated, stored and reported it. These were internal usage utilities that dealt with internal data. That's the wrong perspective to have today. Businesses don't want apps - they need 'capabilities'. Moreover, they need capabilities that serve different kinds of information to different kinds of smart devices to mobile, interconnected workers.

September 21, 2011 by