Philip Hooker

Philip Hooker

Vice President, Strategic Programs at Software AG

Recent posts

  • News

    Hidden insights: It’s all in the math

    “We have completed our terrain relative navigation. Current speed is about 30 meters per second, altitude is about 300 meters off the surface. Sky Crane maneuver has started. About 20 meters off the surface. We’re setting signals from the MRO.Tango delta. Touchdown confirmed. Perseverance safely on the surface of Mars, ready to begin seeking for signs of past life.” Watching…

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  • IoT

    WHEN TRUE != NOT FALSE

    Today is World Logic Day, which is an opportunity to bring attention to the history, significance, and practical implications of logic. Reminding ourselves of rational decision-making is especially relevant today – with heightened election claim disputes, government propaganda, social media trolls, and contentious sporting decisions. For many, the result of any logical assessment is one of two extremes, bivalent: true or false.…

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  • IoT

    IoT Solutions: Don’t fail at scale

    By ensuring high reliability, high quality and resilience for Internet of Things (IoT) deployments, your projects won’t fail at scale. With an IoT project, making the leap from proof of concept to a production environment at scale can be tricky and time-consuming. According to Beecham Research in the report “Why IoT Projects Fail,” 60% of respondents trying to build an IoT solution had problems…

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  • News

    Celebrate National Techies Day

    The “star" status attained by several prominent technology experts - from Elon Musk to Tim Cook - is attracting more and more young people to careers in technology. On National Techies Day, I’d like to tell you a story of how some of these pioneers got their start and ended up influencing new generations of wannabe techies (including me). 3D animation…

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  • IoT

    Remember, your data will be with you, always

    Industry 4.0, a new hope… It is a period of intense economic rivalry… New entrants, leveraging the power of global cloud services, have won their first victory against mature incumbents… During the engagement, the new entrants were made aware of the incumbents' common key weakness; their fractured enterprises, with silos of data disconnected between departments, IT and operations… Pursued by…

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  • IoT

    The thin end of the IoT edge

    Edge computing often takes place on assets located in harsh or low-connectivity working environments; this is where “thin edge” lightweight, low-powered edge devices excel. Many of the more than 26 million software developers in the world (and growing), are focused on making small, semi-autonomous devices (upon which our modern lives depend) work better. These can range from controllers that sense when industrial paint…

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  • IoT

    How to build resilience into your IoT architecture

    Things are never so bad they can’t be made worse, as was discovered by a prospective customer recently. Picture the scene. It’s a video conference like many others over the last year. Stakeholders from both the prospect and Software AG came together to discuss the prospect’s challenges and determine its way out of a pickle. The prospect, an office supply company, eager to…

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  • News

    On Pi Day, STEM skills matter

    The challenges of the last 12 months proved that the world is increasingly dependent on technology. Yet, counter-intuitively, there remains a skills shortage in key areas – particularly in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Is the STEM skills shortage really a skills mismatch? Or is there something else happening?  March 14 (3/14 in US terms) is Pi Day 2021, the…

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  • IoT

    Incubating Our Hidden Heroes

    Making something complicated seem easy is an art – and a science. It’s not until you really investigate something complex that you realize the lengths experts have gone to make it simple to use. Since the dawn of electricity, electric motors have literally been driving automation and industrialization of the world. But it wasn’t until 50 years ago that Hasse…

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  • IoT

    What does Freedom as a Service Mean for IoT?

    For organizations already struggling with an abundance of rapidly evolving technologies, virtually unbounded business possibilities and the competitive necessity to accelerate adoption, freedom is imperative. We believe that freedom for IoT involves recognizing the context of your organization and its relative maturity in its IoT-driven transformation. In Altimeter’s report, “The Race against Digital Darwinism,” it is proposed that there are six…

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