Future Decoded

Gary Vincent, Managing Director – K3 b2b

It was a pleasure to host several customers at Future Decoded at the Excel Exhibition Centre in London over the 31st Oct – 1st November. An established event in the tech/software industry.

The opening keynote sessions showcased Transformation and empowerment and how we consume goods and services. Jean – Phillippe Courtois (Microsoft EVP and President, Global Sales, Marketing and Operations) highlighted Digital Transformation in industry. He discussed that no matter the industry change was happening as our customers may be working in a Smart Plant, in a Smart Factory and you may be working in a Smart City. Core areas of Transformation focussed on how we can enable the Healthcare, Manufacturing, Government, Retail, Financial Services and Education sectors with change.

As the keynote moved on we started to enter the zone known as the Intelligent Edge that surrounds the core services that we provided by ERP in K3. The discussion focussed on Multi Devices and Multi Sense, Artificial Intelligence and Serverless technology that forms the backbone of services that allow devices to be manged predictively and bend and augment reality.

It is really an exciting time to be on the Planet as we could really make a difference with customers in enabling digital transformation. The cloud allows real scale and power to be accessed by the SMB world. Modernising the workplace, Business Applications moving to the cloud, Applications and Infrastructure becoming even more pervasive in everyday life underpinned by the ability to scale data and AI. This is reality as we empower employees, engage customers and optimise the operations within our businesses. Transformation is happening all the way down to the products that we use to interact with the world. This being especially true with gamification technology making its way into everyday working life as well as the social lives we all lead.

The world of mixed reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning highlighted how customers and partners could work together to empower employees to achieve more. A strapline for Microsoft I know but a reality with imagination. Not being bound or constrained in thinking really means we can bring about the new possible by embracing the power that infinite compute brings.

In the world of Microsoft, they continue to innovate, develop and purchase businesses and services. Microsoft 365 A complete, intelligent solution, including Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, that empowers everyone to be creative and work together, securely was showcased. This with the move to a common data model joined by connectors and bots, Power Apps, flow and Power BI augmented by the Purchase of LinkedIn and its subsequent links being developed with Dynamics 365.

K3 Business Solutions look forward to 2018 by implementing new changes and innovating alongside our unique partnership with Microsoft, the future is digital and decoded!