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Visualizing Disruptive Technology Pay-Off

We face today an enormous challenge of making sense of the complexity that swirls around us.  It is not just data; it is the context in which stuff is happening that could change the insight we get from the data.  It is not just volatility; it is the trade-off analysis that slows decisions for fear Read more about Visualizing Disruptive Technology Pay-Off[…]

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The Future of Software: Creating Recurring Revenue Value from the Wisdom of the Crowd

For software and information products companies, recurring revenue strategies are a key to improving the quality of earnings, enhancing the overall valuation of the firm and scaling growth with improved EBITDA.   Often, the strategy, growth and sustainability challenges facing information technology businesses are the same as those faced by their clients.  If the firm can Read more about The Future of Software: Creating Recurring Revenue Value from the Wisdom of the Crowd[…]

Pure Essence of the Laws of Physics

Instantaneous, in perfect balance, universal—those are characteristics of the electric power grid.  Imagine anything else in your life with such exacting standards.  No, I am not talking about your honey–do list! More than 100 years after we learned to harness the laws of physics to create light, power machinery, and put it to work to Read more about Pure Essence of the Laws of Physics[…]

TCLabzTRENDS is the new name for ZAP! Crackle! Pop!

SOURCE: TCLABZ I started this blog in 2008 when I exited from Ventyx after an eight year run as division president for its Global Energy Advisors division.  I created Scalable Growth Strategy Advisors to focus on the disruptive innovation technology and global competition that are transforming the energy industry.  My clients were mostly software, data Read more about TCLabzTRENDS is the new name for ZAP! Crackle! Pop![…]

"Pull" Disruptive Technologies and our Customer-driven Distributed Energy Future

The energy industry is being turned on its head by the transformative power of disruptive technologies such as smart grid, renewable energy choices for power supply, and the analytics tools that shift power from traditional energy suppliers to customers. We are moving from the stealth phase of this disruptive technology cycle as customers become more Read more about "Pull" Disruptive Technologies and our Customer-driven Distributed Energy Future[…]

Corporate Spring

That was how Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff described what was happening in the tech world of enterprise software.  Benioff used that play on words in a recent presentation to describe the same kind of disruptive technology disintermediation as the Arab Spring was causing in the Middle East as a result of the rise of social Read more about Corporate Spring[…]

How Disruptive Technology is turning Domestic Energy Production into America’s Growth Engine

As Congress and the President spar over the political advantage or blame from our current debt crisis, disruptive technology is revving America’s potential for domestic energy production and turning it into a “game changer” in our claw back to economic growth.  This transformation is not happening in Washington, DC, it is happening deep in the Read more about How Disruptive Technology is turning Domestic Energy Production into America’s Growth Engine[…]

National Demand Response Action Plan Message to Customers: You Win!

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) required US DOE and FERC to prepare a National Action Plan on Demand Response and tell Congress what it would take and by whom to achieve the potential of demand response.  On July 11, 2011 the agencies delivered their report.  The report was more a retrospective Read more about National Demand Response Action Plan Message to Customers: You Win![…]

Smart Energy Data Privacy

UPDATED: July 29, 2011 The disruptive new technology opportunities unleashed by smart meters and the data they produce has provoked a debate over who will gain access to that smart meter data and what can they do with it. Recently, the California Public Utilities Commission opened R.08.12.009, a rulemaking proceeding on smart meter data privacy.  Read more about Smart Energy Data Privacy[…]

Disruptive Technology Rationalizes the Energy Supply Value Chain

Disruptive technology is transforming the energy value chain. That process of rationalizing is being aided by energy policies and regulations that seek to frustrate or punish ‘black fuels’ and aid and abet ‘green fuels’ in order to achieve the policy goals of a clean energy economy. But disruptive technology is an equal opportunity change agent Read more about Disruptive Technology Rationalizes the Energy Supply Value Chain[…]