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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
7/20/2017 8:45:39 PM
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Re: SD-WAN GTT Deal
@DHagar:

Thanks, most of the times that answer may act as an interim solution for the situation which may 'fail fast' in near term. That is a proof for not vetting out all details and analyzing what exactly is needed. Once those details are figured out laying out potential practical options for solutions is the first key for the team. Then it is up to the solution team's leadership to take that to business leadership and explain every possible option with pros and cons so business can make an educated decision. This is like having business participate all through and in fact they own the decision. I believe this model makes more practical sense and this works perfect as business has clear set of expectations. They also feel more ownership and accontability.

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DHagar
DHagar
7/20/2017 8:41:38 PM
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Re: SD-WAN GTT Deal
@ms.akkineni, thanks! 

I like your view on that.  I believe that the future will be AI augmented by the human intelligence.  We are going to have to learn new ways of thinking and learning.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
7/20/2017 8:38:41 PM
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Re: SD-WAN GTT Deal
@DHagra:

Great points, as always.

Can't agree any more with you. With no human intelligence and intervention put into play, AI alone won't be much of value add to any initiative. In this context i recall what i heard from my computer teacher when i was in early education, 'Computer is dumb, it just works based on human intelligence'. That time it sounded funny but later on it started making sense.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
7/20/2017 8:34:36 PM
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Re: SD-WAN GTT Deal
@dcawrey:

I see valid point in your comments. That makes me think about a company that didn't share any upfront communication with the world and came out like a bang, which was a surprise to the world. And that was from one of south american countries and industry didn't have an eye on it as well. I can't recall the name of teh company unfortunately.

So applying that to present context, such a strategy may sometimes work well. What do you think?

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DHagar
DHagar
6/30/2017 8:15:44 PM
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Re: SD-WAN GTT Deal
@ms.akkineni, you outline a valuable model for the future.  This is also the essence of the "Fail Fast" concept.  It is more about learning what is needed and what works, than selecting "the answer".

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DHagar
DHagar
6/30/2017 8:13:51 PM
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Re: SD-WAN GTT Deal
@ms.akkineni, thanks!  Plus, it delivers added value right up front to the data and use of the applications developed.  Now you have people and systems actually working in sync. 

The Artificial Intelligence plus Human Intelligence is the key - in my mind.

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DHagar
DHagar
6/30/2017 8:11:04 PM
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Re: SD-WAN GTT Deal
@JoeStanganelli, now you are talking!  I am actually working on a project here in so. Cal. with multiple transportation agencies and developing RT traffic intelligence.  What you envision would be HUGE.  We are working with IBM and some PhD's to develop a use case with cognitive computing. 

Your vision is both feasible and will produce great value!

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dcawrey
dcawrey
6/30/2017 3:04:18 PM
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Re: SD-WAN GTT Deal
@ms.akkineni This is the problem that some vendors get into trouble with. They promise the world when everyone full well knows that everything is in increments, and everything takes time. I feel that way about SD-WAN these days.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
6/29/2017 11:52:34 AM
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Re: SD-WAN GTT Deal
@DHagar, @dcawrey:

Agree with you both.

Having a plan in place to deliver incremental solutions is the best approach. In this age and time we can't just wait to roll out one final product and then realize something is off. Instead follow the agiile approach, be vigilent of development around and adjust your path as needed.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
6/29/2017 11:46:06 AM
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Re: SD-WAN GTT Deal
In actuality, I believe that SD-WAN can be driven more by the business user than it will be by the IT experts....

@DHagar:

That's a great point. As a matter of fact this has to be the case for all the initiatives in enterprise. There are many initiatives that are handled by IT alone and business would only come in at the time of delivery. Instead having some kind of engagemnet and ownership by business throughout the life cycle should certainly help bridge the gaps early on.

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