Talking technology: our interview highlights from 2019

A look back at the most insightful conversations we've had this year.

2019 has been another big year in the tech industry. AI, blockchain, and other emerging technologies continue to push the boundaries of what's possible in enterprise, and here at IDG Connect we've made sure to discuss these breakthrough topics and their impact. To help us with our research, we've strived to talk to those business leaders, academics, and startup founders seeking to make a difference.


Here's our pick of the most insightful conversations we've had this year:

Life Beyond Merger: Micro Focus talks HPE software carve-out and defines new vision

Soft bots propel UK's Blue Prism to RPA elite

Tibco plans for a new life in the fast lane

A chief data officer writes data primers for the rest of us

Aera plots new era of automated decision-making

End of an era - why IFS chief Darren Roos thinks the time is right for ERP disruption

The Dark Web is noise: The real threat is quiet and wears a suit

Automation Anywhere CEO wants us all to have ‘a bot for that'

How open source software is being weaponised

Former cab driver tries to divert his 400-year-old sector

FinancialForce profits from PSA investment

AI: The quiet before the storm

A snapshot of AI's dark side, part one: warfare and bias

BI pioneer Qlik keeps deployment options open and builds a stack

Swisscom's mainframe exit marks path to the end of an era


Women in technology

This year, for International Women's Day on March 8th we interviewed women from across the world who work in the technology sector to find out more about the global landscape for Women in tech.  

Here's what they had to say:

We've come a long way, but there's still an awfully long way to go

We need to create a fair playing field for all to enter and excel in

It's important to believe in yourself and follow your own path

Diversity cannot exist where misconduct thrives

Being an engineering student, all I could think was "Where are all the women engineers?"