Enterprise World: We Are All Information Companies

Welcome to Enterprise World 2016 and welcome to the digital world!

Enterprise World is officially off and running. And, the event was kicked off by OpenText CEO and CTO Mark Barrenechea. Mark delivered a keynote to a packed room, welcoming attendees and discussing the future of information.

In the digital world, we are all information companies. Whether you are a software company, an insurance company, a car manufacturer or a government organization, information drives all your businesses and operations. This new reality comes at a time when the world is on the brink of a true digital revolution, where three key factors are coming together to drive digital transformation and enable the digital world– extreme automation; extreme computing power and extreme connectivity.

These three factors are accelerating the technology curve for all organizations.  Technologies like social, cloud, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cognitive computing are all having profound and disruptive effects. But climbing the curve is insanely hard as business and economic models change, and new, innovative and disruptive competitors enter the market.

OpenText has a very clear view of how we can help our customers succeed in the digital world.  We are focused on delivering a single information platform and business network to customers.  We believe that information analytics will deliver deeper business insights, and that the information developer will drive the innovation for future use cases and business processes.  But most of all, OpenText is striving to be the most trusted partner to our customers, providing guidance and technology solutions that will help organizations to climb the technology curve.

IMG_0165Tara Mulrooney, CTO, Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) summed up this information driven revolution. By integrating different information streams, AER is able to gain valuable insights that help them to achieve their goals.  For example, aggregating weather and climate information, environmental and air quality information and precise geographic and location data helps the Alberta Energy Regulator to accurately deploy the right resources, the right people and the right assets across the entire 255,000sq miles of the province.

OpenText is seeing a profound change in how enterprises are using software to drive their businesses. If the last 20 years were dominated by ERP, the next 20 years will see EIM as the primary technology driver. OpenText believes that EIM is the core to delivering a customer centric business – from customer engagement to business insight.

Starting with customer engagement, and covering information capture; content management, compliance and security; business process design and management; collaborative working; information discovery; secure business networks; and finally deep information and business insights, EIM will help customers to drive new markets, new opportunities and new customer engagement.

As Mark discusses, we are all information companies.  And OpenText is helping customers to drive customer engagement to business insight, we are delivering new technologies that change the way people will work, and unlocking the power of cognitive computing for everyone.



Tim Brook

Tim Brook is responsible for International Corporate Communications at OpenText, including the companies media profile and brand perception across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. With over 20 years of experience in technology PR, media and analyst relations, Tim has worked for some of the biggest brands in the tech sector including Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Adobe, Vodafone and OpenText.

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