26 episodes

Explore the topic of digital transformation in industry in Where Today Meets Tomorrow, a Siemens podcast. The conversations are fun and lighthearted, accessible to everyone from your CTO to your mom. Complexity and change are hallmarks of our industry and modern life generally, but one constant is that all of us working in and impacted by digitalization have a story to tell. What's yours? 
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Explore the topic of digital transformation in industry in Where Today Meets Tomorrow, a Siemens podcast. The conversations are fun and lighthearted, accessible to everyone from your CTO to your mom. Complexity and change are hallmarks of our industry and modern life generally, but one constant is that all of us working in and impacted by digitalization have a story to tell. What's yours? 
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    Low-Code and the Case of the Perfect Solution

    Low-Code and the Case of the Perfect Solution

    Low-code was not built as a full replacement hard coding. In fact, in most cases, it complements it by accelerating the software development process. It therefore shouldn’t be viewed as the answer to everything even though it’s a perfect answer for many scenarios. 
    The challenge is identifying which these scenarios are and proving that it is actually effective for them. That’s why testing out a low-code platform by building a minimum viable product is important before making a decision on whether to adopt it.
    In this last of six episodes investigating low-code myths, the host Michael Boland is joined by two guests: Isaac Sacolick – founder and President of StarCIO, a company that helps organizations adopt digital transformation – and a low-code curious, Ginni Saraswati.
    Today, you’ll learn about the questions you need to ask before determining whether low-code is the right solution. You’ll also hear about the importance of testing it by building a minimum viable product. Additionally, you’ll hear about how it can be utilized to make sure that the team keeps up with the changing technology.
    What You’ll Learn in this Episode:
    Why low-code is important even for technologically equipped teams (02:55)The importance of testing out low-code by creating an MVP (05:03)Questions that you should ask while evaluating the need for low-code (07:50)How Covid impacted the adoption of low-code (09:01)
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    LinkedInStarCIO
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    LinkedInMendix Low Code
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    • 11 min
    Low-Code and the Case of the Rigid Regulations

    Low-Code and the Case of the Rigid Regulations

    In safety-sensitive industries such as aerospace, management needs to keep detailed logs of all their processes. This makes the industry very cautious when adopting any changes. They don’t just run towards the next flashy innovation before thoroughly understanding what its impact on their compliance is.
    They want efficient systems that are consistent and enable them to remain audit-ready. That’s where low-code comes in. With just some minor changes in what team members do, it is able to deliver tremendous value, very fast,  across the value chain.
    In this fifth of six episodes investigating low-code myths, the host Michael Boland is joined by two guests: Isaac Sacolick – founder and President of StarCIO, a company that helps organizations adopt digital transformation – and a low-code curious, Ginni Saraswati.
    Today, you’ll learn about the worries that act as barriers to the adoption of low-code platforms. You’ll also hear about the factors that companies in a highly regulated environment should consider before choosing the right platform for them. Additionally, you’ll hear about how it is able to keep the guidelines and procedures consistent across the board.
    What You’ll Learn in this Episode:
    How low-code’s flexibility makes the transition easier (02:23)Worries that stop most CIOs from adopting low-code solutions (04:29)How low-code benefits test operators (05:17)How it keeps the management safe and prepared for an audit (06:16)
    Connect with Isaac: 
    LinkedInStarCIO
    Connect with Michael Boland: 
    LinkedInMendix Low-Code
    Connect with Ginni Saraswati:
    LinkedInTwitterWebsite
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    • 11 min
    Low-Code and the Case of the Customer Cruncher

    Low-Code and the Case of the Customer Cruncher

    Most established organizations are very protective of their legacy systems even when they are clearly inefficient. That’s because their employees’ vast knowledge on how to operate those systems is a big asset to them. 
    They view investing in new systems as possible opportunities that are beyond their risk tolerance. Low-code systems are perfect for such organizations because the transition is fast and many features can easily be customized to meet their needs. It also provides them with an opportunity to remain competitive by increasing their efficiency.
    In this fourth of six episodes investigating low-code myths, the host Michael Boland is joined by two guests: Charles Araujo –  Principal Analyst at the digital transformation analyst firm, Intellyx – and a low-code curios Ginni Saraswati.
    Today, you’ll learn how low-code can be used by organizations to profitably gain insight from data that is already available to them. You’ll also hear why established organizations are reluctant to adopt new technology. Additionally, you’ll learn about the benefits leaped by companies that adopt low-code platforms.
    What You’ll Learn in this Episode:
    Why organizations view a limited budget as an obstacle to adopting low-code platforms (03:05)Understand the term ‘experiential demand’ (04:43)How low-code can help in creating unique customer experiences (06:17)The benefits of low-code to an organization (08:50)
    Connect with Charles Araujo: 
    LinkedInIntellyx
    Connect with Michael Boland: 
    LinkedInMendix Low Code
    Connect with Ginni Saraswati:
    LinkedInTwitterWebsite
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    • 12 min
    Low-Code and the Case of the Disrupted Developers

    Low-Code and the Case of the Disrupted Developers

    Change is inevitable for any organization looking to remain relevant or progress. However, implementing it is not easy because people who are used to doing things a certain way will likely view it with suspicion.
    This is one of the biggest obstacles that CTOs that wish to introduce their developers to low-code platforms face. Many software developers are reluctant to embrace it because they feel that it’s here to replace them.
    It is therefore important for a CTO to explain the value that low-code brings to the developers before introducing it.
    In this third of six episodes investigating low-code myths, the host Michael Boland is joined by two guests: Isaac Sacolick – founder and President of StarCIO, a company that helps organizations adopt digital transformation – and a low-code curios, Ginni Saraswati.
    Today, you’ll learn how to approach the introduction of low-code platforms to a team that is used to coding all their applications. You’ll also hear about the benefits that such a platform can bring to an organization. Additionally, you’ll learn about the role that a CTO should play in the integration of a low-code platform as part of the application development solutions.
    What You’ll Learn in this Episode:
    How to promote the adoption of low-code within a team that has a strong culture (07:00)Two important things that a CTO has to consider to be successful (07:35)How low-code speeds up software development (09:01)How a CTO can orchestrate the adoption of low-code platforms (10:07)
    Connect with Isaac: 
    LinkedInStarCIO
    Connect with Michael Boland: 
    LinkedInMendix Low Code
    Connect with Ginni Saraswati:
    LinkedInTwitterWebsite
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    • 12 min
    Low-Code and the Case of the Turbulent Turbines

    Low-Code and the Case of the Turbulent Turbines

    Low-code helps companies build applications faster without the need for a large specialized team to start the process from scratch.
    That speed is just one part of low-code’s magic! Another factor that makes it stand out is the flexibility that comes with the hand-coding capability.
    Hand-coding capabilities allow companies to build customized applications that deliver the most value to them. This is important for companies that operate in a highly regulated space or have complex business needs.
    In this second of six episodes investigating low-code myths, the host Michael Boland is joined by two guests: Jason Bloomberg –  Founder and President of the digital transformation analyst firm Intellyx – and a low-code curios Ginni Saraswati.
    Today, you’ll learn how Mendix low-code platform can be utilized by organizations to build powerful, custom applications faster. You’ll also hear about how a low-code platform can be effectively utilized to bridge the gap between IT and OT. Lastly, you’ll hear about the vendor lock-in challenge and how it can be easily avoided.
    What You’ll Learn in this Episode:
    Why low-code is the right solution when dealing with large quantities of information (03:44)How low-code applications can be customized to extend the basic functionality (04:35)How low-code bridges the gap between IT and OT (07:02)The best way to mitigate the risk of vendor lock-in while using low-code (09:46)
    Connect with Jason Bloomberg: 
    LinkedInIntellyx
    Connect with Michael Boland: 
    LinkedInMendix Low Code
    Connect with Ginni Saraswati:
    LinkedInTwitterWebsite
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    • 13 min
    Low Code and the Case of the Inefficient Candy Manufacturer

    Low Code and the Case of the Inefficient Candy Manufacturer

    Low-code platforms are a great solution when you want to achieve accelerated digital transformation at a lower cost. But, can it really work for big industrial environments? How do you get from problem to solution?
    First, yes it can. Low-code is very efficient even in big industrial environments when implemented well. This episode will elaborate that in more detail as well as describe the journey involved while deploying low-code.
    In this first of six episodes investigating low-code myths, the host Michael Boland is joined by two guests: Isaac Sacolick – founder and President of StarCIO, a company that helps organizations adopt digital transformation – and a low-code curios Ginni Saraswati.
    Today, you’ll learn about the problems that Mendix low-code platform solves. You’ll also hear about the mistakes that most companies make while drawing up their digital transformation requirements. Additionally, you’ll learn how a low-code platform can increase an organization’s competitive advantage.
    What You’ll Learn in this Episode:
    Why digital transformation is a proven strategy of staying competitive (02:45)How Mendix low-code can be used to transform big industrial environments (04:47)The problems that low-code platforms solve (06:47)How to prepare the requirements before adopting a low-code application (08:57)
    Connect with Isaac: 
    LinkedInStarCIO
    Connect with Michael Boland: 
    LinkedInMendix Low Code
    Connect with Ginni Saraswati:
    LinkedInTwitterWebsite
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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

Geoff Koch ,

ok, so I'm biased, but still...

Fun discussions of what can be some fairly in-the-weeds material. Great to work with, Ginni Saraswati, of course, who is comfortable going from digital twin to favorite Disney movie on a dime. And, Ken, I love that quote too: "Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning." I rarely get sentimental in discussions of industrial digitalization but did here!

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