February 2015

Blame it on Rio

CHAOS Tuesday #80 is titled “Blame it on Rio”.  Our South American Research Director, Lou Vianna, will update us on the progress the 2016 Summer Olympic projects.  He will also tell us what it is like to live in a city that is going through such a huge transformation.  In our second segment, Richard Mark Soley will discuss the reasons why AT&T, CISCO, GE, IBM, and Intel helped him and his group start-up the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). Ed Tobin will provide the cameo on the good sponsor.  The book review is Pitch Anything. In this show we will explore:

  • Progress on the 2016 Summer Olympics
  • Living in a City in CHAOS
  • Reasons why 5 started IIC
  • The Good Sponsor
  • Pitch Anything

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Lou Vianna

Aloysio (Lou) Vianna is the South American Research Director for The Standish Group. Lou is a project management professional and educator. He has trained more than four thousand project managers through his affiliation with Fundação Getulio Vargas and other educational outlets. His background includes work at the Naval Research Institute in Brazil and service in the Brazilian Navy. Lou received his masters in project management from George Washington University and his masters in engineering from McGill.


Richard Soley

Richard Soley is chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group, Inc. Dr. Soley is one of the great thought leaders of our time. He is constantly pushing the envelope on standards and technology. A frequent venture angel, Mr. Soley co-founded the Boston CTO Club.


Ed Tobin

Ed Tobin is a 20-year veteran in business technology development and solution design. He is a strategic and innovative thinker, quick to identify situational risks and opportunities. Ed is currently an independent consultant having just come back from Sydney, Australia working for the NSW Railroad. While working in Australia, Ed had a number of management and technical engagements. Prior to moving to Australia, Ed was the founder and VP product development of Driveway Corporation in San Francisco.



Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson is the founder and chairman of The Standish Group. He has been professionally involved in the computer industry for over 40 years and has a long list of published books, papers, articles and speeches. He has a combination of technical, marketing, and research achievements focused on mission-critical applications and technology. He is best known for his research on project performance and early recognizing technology trends. Jim is a pioneer of modern research techniques and continues to advance in the research industry through case-based analytical technology.


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