CEO Blog

The CEO of OpenText, Mark Barrenechea, shares his insights and observations on enterprise information management and the latest technologies.

How Will We Measure the Golden Age?

Industrial revolutions tend to benefit the rich more than the poor, initially. They all begin with great inequality. In unequal…

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The Impact on Government

“Good enough” as a measure for government work is no longer good enough. The changing nature of the citizenry (Millennials…

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The Digital Self

Just as our analog notion of self (flesh and blood) consists of RNA and DNA, our digital sequence—let us call…

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Enterprise World 2017: The Future of Digital—from Engagement to Insight

Software changes the world. Today’s technologies have radically transformed both enterprise and consumer spaces, re-shaping our expectations about how we…

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The Impact on the Person

The “Physical” Self The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is expected to accelerate knowledge like never before. As I mentioned previously,…

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The Rise of the Machine

It is happening so fast it cannot be stopped. From Oxford to MIT to Harvard to the World Economic Forum,…

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New Skills are Required

Over the last decade much attention has been applied to a handful of skills for the professional worker. This is…

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Industries are Transformed

Every industry will be transformed by new technologies, a new workforce, new business models, and new buyer expectations. All businesses…

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New Business Models Emerge

New business models have emerged in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) that distinguish themselves from “the way business was conducted” in…

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The Impact on Business

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is servicing new market needs while simultaneously disturbing existing products and services. New business models…

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Ingenious: How Canadian Innovation Made the World a Better Place

What do the electric light bulb, peanut butter, the zipper, basketball, the Declaration of Human Rights, Saturday Night Live, the…

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

What makes the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) different from the Third Industrial Revolution (3IR)? Well, everything. It is marked by…

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Revolutions. Industrial or Otherwise

The Fourth Industrial Revolution changes everything. Although it has many names—Industry 4.0, Digitalization, the Singularity, the Internet of Things (IoT),…

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Is the Microphone Working?

Testing, one, two, three. Testing, one, two three. Can you hear me? Is the microphone working? Testing (tapping on the…

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Introducing The Golden Age of Innovation

By all accounts, we are entering the Golden Age of Innovation, which many are calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Some…

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International Women’s Day – Be Bold for Change

Progress is the result of human action. The proof is in our history of innovation—from eradicating disease to exploring space…

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OpenText Strengthens EIM Portfolio with Completion of ECD Acquisition

In September, OpenText entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division (ECD), including Documentum. I am…

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Top Tech Trends for 2017

Information technologies are accelerating at an exponential rate, ushering in the fourth industrial revolution. This is a digital revolution and…

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Election Tracker ’16: The Monday U.S. Presidential Debate

Last Monday’s Presidential Debate was a history of firsts: it was the first time Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump appeared…

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Business Network: Extreme Connectivity

Organizations that incorporate extreme connectivity into their business strategy are able to support accelerated business processes with anyone, anywhere, in…

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