June 2015

Fusion Theory

CHAOS Tuesday #88 is titled “Fusion Theory".  In the introduction Jim Johnson will explain Fusion Theory. In our first session Thornton May explains how his Value Studio works and how you can solve projects through his collaboration sessions.  In one session at Value Studios he relates a story from McDonald’s Restaurants on operational innovations.  In our second segment Ellen Hancock will relate on the most important lessons she learned from her experience with IBM, Apple, and Exodus.  The book review is The Starbucks Experience. The CHAOS Cameo is supplied by Tony Collins.

In this show we will explore:

  • Fusion Theory
  • Operational Innovations
  • Value Studios collaboration Sessions
  • Lessons Learned from Ellen Hancock
  • The Starbucks Experience

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Ellen Hancock

Ellen Hancock is an experience senior executive having served as Chief Executive Officer of Exodus Communications, Inc. Chief Technology Officer of Apple Computer, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of National Semiconductor Corporation. Mrs. Hancock worked at IBM for almost 30 years rising to the level of president and general manager of IBM’s Communication Products Division. Ellen is currently on the board of directors for several Fortune 500 and higher-level educational organizations.


Tony Collins

Tony Collins writes a blog for ComputerWorldUK and is freelance writer. Tony co-founded Campaign4Change. Tony worked as editor and writer for Computer Weekly. Tony co-wrote a book of IT project management case studies called Crash (Simon & Schuster).


Thornton May

Thornton May is a futurist, educator, anthropologist and author. May is the author of The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics. He leads the IT Leadership Academy, and FutureScapes Advisors, Inc. Thornton combines empirical research and insightfulness in pattern recognition with gift for storytelling to address the information technology management problems facing executives.



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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