"We think that computing is about to generate another major round of change. It may well be driven by AI and cognitive technology, but it will also be driven by big data, by new Internet and Web aps, and by computer chips embedded in all manner of household and business artifacts. Anyone who thinks, even for a moment, about the implications of self-driving cars, realizes that we are about to see a whole new round of automation."
-Paul Harmon

"The development of IT-solutions does not keep pace with the changing business architectures and the total cost of ownership of IT-systems for enterprises is high. These problems cannot be solved unless we change the approach to the design and use of business architecture."
-Dr. Alexander Samarin & Oleg Zaharchuk

"The ability to connect and manage all assets, products, employees and customers globally, like a network, has not really ever been possible or feasible, as well. Why is this important? Because we are definitively in the era of the platform."
-Alberto Manuel

"When people are busy, a number of really problematic things occur. The urgent drives out the important, for example. People are managing their to-do list instead of managing strategic priorities. People are often manage symptoms rather than solve the root causes, because they have no time."
-Steve Stanton

2016 was characterized by significant digital experimentation with intense customer focus and increased operational efficiency. These themes will continue and be amplified in 2017 along with better security, better business adaptation, more convergence of digital technologies while seeking a bigger set of digital benefits.
-Jim Sinur

"The new wave of automation is bringing many new low-cost, self-service tools into the picture for your business, as well as more complex tools and platforms that may have the potential to radically affect your business processes and operating models; without a clear strategy for how you’re going to engage with new automation tools and approaches, you’ll come unstuck very quickly."
-Neil Ward-Dutton