Learn best practices and transform your business from wherever you are.

Every day we hear jargon and see writing from so-called “experts,” and we don’t know what we should follow and what we should avoid. Published practices aren’t always best practices!

Join the Managing Director of the Enterprise Architecture Center Of Excellence (EACOE), and the Business Architecture Center Of Excellence (BACOE) and Chairman of the Pinnacle Business Group, Inc., Sam Holcman for weekly live radio show that gets to the bottom of what business executives, managers, practitioners, and staff actually need to create innovative solutions that deliver- no utopia required.

This business podcast will provide practice-based insights in business transformation, organizational transformation and technology transformation, based on real world practices. Our philosophy is to provide you with insights that can provide true value to organizations and individuals that face today’s and tomorrow’s competitive pressures, and provide a usable takeaway from each program.

 

The 2020’s Enterprise is about sorting through the internet-driven advice madness that exists in business today. 

 

Current Episodes


NEXT EPISODE: The Digital Transformation Mistakes to Avoid!

August 28, 2019
Hosted by Sam Holcman

Public reports are stating that 84 percentage of Digital Transformation projects are failing to deliver their expected benefits. Organizations are realizing that looking for the “sliver bullet”, technological magic, or magic pill, that will magically and mystically transform the organization to a 2020’s enterprise by “Monday morning” is not going to happen.

From this horrifying failure statistic, are there some lessons than can be learned? The short answer is yes and we discuss these lessons this week!

 

Enterprise Architecture: The How-To Methodology

August 21, 2019
Hosted by Sam Holcman

We will define a four phase methodology of developing a REAL Enterprise Architecture – one that his “human consumable”. This methodology has been practiced, taught, and implemented in organizations large and small, in six of the seven continents of the world nothing in Antarctica – yet!.

Get the essence of developing REAL Enterprise Architecture in this episode. This episode is informative to both business and technology professionals.

 

NEXT EPISODE: Enterprise Architecture: what is it and what is it not, actually

August 14, 2019
Hosted by Sam Holcman

One of the great things about the internet, is anyone can write anything about anything. One of the problems with the internet IS, anyone can write anything about anything! For Enterprise Architecture, the Google popularity list tool also thought of by some as a search engine!, shows 811,000,000 search entries for Enterprise Architecture. Not really very useful. This presentation will try to bring some method to this madness.

 

Enabling Business Strategy in the Hyper-Competitive Digital World

August 7, 2019
Hosted by Sam Holcman

With public reports stating that 84 percent of Digital Transformation projects are failing to deliver their expected benefits, organizations are unfortunately, once again, looking for the “sliver bullet”, technological magic, or magic pill that will magically and mystically transform the organization to a 2020s enterprise by “Monday morning”.

We review what Strategy actually is – not to be insulting in any way – but just to focus on this word, and what it actually means. It is more than implementing a new technology! From this base, we will then look at what is a time-tested approach to enabling an organizations strategy, especially in this age of virtually continuous change and the hyper-competitive environment we all in.

 

Hyper-Competition: Going Beyond Digital Transformation

July 31, 2019
Hosted by Sam Holcman

Many organizations that have embarked on digital transformation are underwhelmed at the return on investment they are seeing. Our observations, from our consulting work, suggests that a high percentage of digital transformation projects and programs are “paving existing cow paths” – useful but far from game-changing.

 

Cyber Security - what you need to know

July 24, 2019
Hosted by Sam Holcman

Are you wrapping your automobile key fob in aluminum foil? Sam, of course not, I am not paranoid! It is not about paranoia, it is about coming out to the parking lot and not finding your automobile! This broadcast is for you, whether or not aluminum foil is being used. In this episode of The 2020’s Enterprise, we will discuss cyber security, and what you as a business person, technology professional, or just an innocent citizen needs to know.

 

Human and Business Change is Hard - you need A.C.T.I.O.N.

July 3, 2019
Hosted by Sam Holcman

Less than fifty percent of Digital Transformation is about technology. The reason? This is the "easy" part. The more difficult area of Digital Transformation is the human side of change, that drives Business activities. And coupled to this, is the probable change in Business actions, in part, due to enhanced or revised digital actions.

 

Get over it - the computer hackers have won!

June 26, 2019
Hosted by Sam Holcman

It may sound like a bit of a strange phrase or topic, but hopefully as we spend the next hour together, you’ll see why I believe that this is a massive concern that really needs to be addressed, rather than what we see going on frankly, which is this - finger-pointing. Finger-pointing is great, but that doesn’t mean anything is going to be addressed.

 

Big Data and Good Data and Enterprise Architecture

June 19, 2019
Hosted by Sam Holcman

As consultant Tom Davenport said, “At American Airlines, they told me they had 11 different usages of the term ‘airport’. As a frequent traveler on their planes, I was initially a bit concerned about this but when they explained it, the proliferation of meanings made sense. If we try to take these disparate databases that have different definitions of the word airport, what are we going to get? How do you have the unique meanings when you essentially have a running database? Good Data comes before Big Data - we will explore how to get there. It requires Enterprise Architecture.

 

Moving To An Agile Digitally Transformed Strategic Enterprise

June 12, 2019
Hosted by Sam Holcman

History has demonstrated that two actions are required to provide product agility in the manufacturing space. Do these proven approaches apply to businesses, and enterprises? The short answer is yes. This episode will provide an understanding of what is actually required to move from strategic intent to measurable road-mapped actions.

 

A Rational Approach to Government Contracting

June 5, 2019
Hosted by Sam Holcman

If you heard the term "beltway bandits", this episode of The 2020's Enterprise will be refreshing to you. In the episode, we interview Brad King and Liam Speeden CEO and CTO of Robbins-Gioia, LLC respectively. 

 

Fostering State Government Excellence - Getting to know NASCIO

May 22, 2019
Hosted by Sam Holcman

In this episode of The 2020’s Enterprise with Sam Holcman, we are pleased to have as our special guest, Eric Sweden, Program Director, Enterprise Architecture and Governance at NASCIO – the National Association of State Chief Information Officers. 

 

Soft Skills - What are they and do I need them - YES!

May 15, 2019
Hosted by Sam Holcman

In this episode of The 2020’s Enterprise with Sam Holcman, we explore the “other side of the brain” – soft skills. Being a technical wizard, or expert in a specific field, is no longer enough in today’s digital communication intensive world. 

 

The Hard Part of Digital Transformation is Organizational Change

May 8, 2019
Hosted by Sam Holcman

As Digital Transformation efforts sweep across Government and Corporate America, many enterprises are finding that the results of their Digital Transformation efforts are much less than expected. 

 

Moving from the Internet Age to the Information Age Part 3

May 1, 2019
Hosted by Sam Holcman

This episode will complete our elaboration of the twelve attributes of the movement to the next age – the Information Age. Each of these attributes will have a profound impact on all aspects of businesses and technologies. The Industrial Age and Internet Age dominant organizations are and may be facing displacement, or significant change challenges. 

 

Moving from the Internet Age to the Information Age Part 2

April 24, 2019
Hosted by Sam Holcman

This episode will continue our elaboration of the twelve attributes of the the movement to the next age – the Information Age. Each of these attributes will have a profound impact on all aspects of businesses and technologies. 

 

Moving from the Internet Age to the Information Age

April 17, 2019
Hosted by Sam Holcman

This episode will provide an understanding of the twelve attributes of the Industrial Age, the Internet Age, and the movement to the next age – the Information Age. Each of these attributes will have a profound impact on all aspects of businesses and technologies. The Industrial Age and Internet Age dominant organizations are and may be facing displacement, or significant change challenges. On the other hand, the opportunity is ripe for a new set of “dominating” organizations to address this new Information Age we are entering. 

 

Setting the Stage for the 2020 Enterprise and Beyond

April 10, 2019
Hosted by Sam Holcman

This show is about sorting through the internet-driven advice madness that exists in business today. The great thing about the internet is that anyone can write anything about anything. The problem with the internet is that anyone can write anything about anything! Published practices are quite different than “best practices”.