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

Where did the 'Human' in Human Resources go?

It's said that younger workers know on their first day on the job whether they'll stay for any time with this employer, based on how much genuine human interaction occurs on Day One. Here's an interview with an HR executive who's got an interesting perspective on the matter.

May 7, 2014 by

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The Visual Organization - New book by Phil Simon

It's not enough for firms to create competencies around big data and data science. Organizations must also 'see' the insights in these huge, new data sources. Phil Simon takes a few questions about his newest book and the implications on people, businesses and technology.

March 3, 2014 by

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The Bell Tolls for Old HR and Recruiting Processes

Identified was bought by Workday and Monster acquired Gozaik and TalentBin. Smart market watchers should be asking "Why" these deals were done and what these deals could do to recruiting/HR vendors, competition and the companies that would benefit from re-imagined HR processes.

February 26, 2014 by

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Troubling, Challenging 2014 ERP Predictions

The ERP segment is undergoing a lot of change. Change, though, can create some uncomfortable moments for some folks and ERP vendors, customers and integrators will definitely feel something next year. What are some of these challenges and who will need to adapt?

December 17, 2013 by

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Gaming your sales compensation plans?

No need to feel guilty about gaming your employer's sales compensation plan. A new book by Xactly's CEO argues that this is what sales professionals are supposed to do. One clue: Spreadsheets aren't probably going to cut it anymore.

December 9, 2013 by

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