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About Kevin

In the past year Kevin has spoken at 20 conferences and seminars on a range of leading IT topics, including methodologies, business analysis, quality assurance techniques, governance, open source issues, tool interoperability, from the mainframe to distributed platforms to the web and mobile and embedded systems. He is a much sought after speaker, recognized around the world for his provocative and entertaining style. Kevin is a 30 year industry veteran, holder of three technology patents and today is VP and Chief Evangelist at leading Application Development vendor Serena Software. He started his career as a software developer and rose to lead the engineering team as VP of R&D at Serena Software, a role he held for 8 years. In the past five years he has been crossing the globe and has met with over 4,000 people. At Serena he works closely with industry analysts, the press, customers, partners and employees to exchange ideas about industry direction and business issues. Today he is leading the Value Engineering initiative at Serena bringing measurable benefits to their customers. He was born and educated in the UK and lives on a boat on the San Francisco Bay and works in Redwood City California.

One repository to rule them all and in the darkness bind them

One of the most commonly asked questions these days is “Should all our source code be in one repository?” This is a complex question and leads to a somewhat interesting set of answers. Before we get to that lets try … Continue reading

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NYSE, WSJ, UA outages: aren’t we missing the point here

When the triple crown of cyber outages in financial services, communications and transportation, occurred last week we all waited tremulously for the next one just as one does for an aftershock of an earthquake. Today we are seeing the revelations … Continue reading

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Ordinateurs sans frontières

We are 100 years from the War To End All Wars and the ripples of this global tragedy still echo down through the century into our lives today. The boundaries drawn in 1919 as arbitrary lines on paper shaped all … Continue reading

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TCP/IP is 40 years old

In honor of the critical technology that underpins everything, not least of which is this little blog, there’s a TCP/IP party on Saturday. Tickets are $25 and can be obtained here. There is a great list of speakers: Vint Cerf … Continue reading

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Internet of Everything: Part 3: Data is the new oil

Edward Snowden would have us believe that everything is online already so worrying about how much personal information is out there maybe a quixotic fear at best. And it is true, since Snowden’s and Assange’s revelations, we now realize just … Continue reading

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Internet of Everything Part 2: Nostalgia

In part two we’re looking at the winners and losers in the Internet of Everything (IoE). Movie theaters will become as anachronistic as libraries are today. Producers will cut out the supply chain and deliver direct to the consumer’s TV … Continue reading

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Internet of Everything: Part 1: Kitchen Politics

Check out the excellent post here on what is next for the Internet of Everything at PurpleWifi. In the US, there is a fear that technology is eroding our civil liberties and powerful forces are at work trying to stifle … Continue reading

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