Lots of readers have asked me to post information on my speaking schedule well in advance of the date. So, here it is. I have been invited to speak at the National Press Club on May 8th 2006 (my presentation is being sponsored by Raytheon). Here's an overview of my part in the event's agenda:
- the rapid emergence of next-generation terrorism and guerrilla warfare,
- the proven ability of open software platforms to revolutionize the flexibility of business operations within global enterprises and how that applies to the DoD (see NOTE below), and
- the dominant role of open source technology in highly complex, global-scale projects.
NOTE: This presentation will leverage the ground-breaking work I did last fall with Marco Iansiti (from the Harvard Business School) on how global enterprises are using software platforms to accelerate business growth and flexibility.
After my briefing Raytheon is going to introduce its DIB. The DIB is a DoD-wide open architecture software platform. Given the experience of the private sector in building similar systems, it will allow radical improvements in organizational flexibility and responsiveness. To me, this is an essential first step in retooling the DoD as a platform-enabled ecosystem -- which is needed to meet the challenges of the 21st Century threat environment.If you are at all interested in military reform, this is a briefing you can't miss. One example, everything you've heard about Barnett's sys-admin force or Enterra's development in a box aren't even conceivable without this software platform.