AI is a Myth, says AI-researcher and engineer Erik Larson

Last April, the book The Myth of Artificial Intelligence was published by Harvard University Press. The author is Erik J. Larson, a computer scientist and tech entrepreneur who is active in the field, especially in natural language processing. After reading…

Don’t become an Enterprise/IT Architect…

With increasing IT volumes in the world, landscape change is getting harder and harder, and we need to adapt to that fact. Upper management is very slow to adapt and the Enterprise/IT Architect/Strategist's position becomes more frustrating as a result.

About ‘being right’ versus ‘being heeded’

[De Nederlandse versie van dit verhaal vind je hier] About 15 years ago, someone I knew left an organisation where they had an advisory role. When they left for another job, at the farewell-party, management said the following: "With [X],…

Over ‘gelijk hebben’ versus ‘gelijk krijgen’

[The English version of this story can be found here] Een jaar of 15 geleden vertrok iemand die ik kende bij een organisatie waar zij een adviserende functie had vervuld. Ze ging ergens anders werken. Bij haar afscheid zei het…

How well does your top management understand IT?

I am proposing a way to 'measure' the 'understanding' the top of an organisation has — how capable it is of making informed strategic decisions — on a subject, e.g. legal, finance, or what is my particular interest: IT.