NYSE Chief Executive Reacts to Fed Rate Cut at POC Event

When NYSE Euronext (NYX) Chief Executive Duncan Niederauer accepted the invitation to speak at today’s Potomac Officer’s Club event at the Ritz Carlton, he could hardly have imagined it would have been on the heels of this morning’s emergency 75 basis points rate cut by the Federal Reserve. Knowing the …

Read More »

Anne Altman Moves to IBM’s Mainframe Platform Group

Anne Altman, former Managing Director of IBM’s U.S. Federal Business, has moved to General Manager of the company’s Mainframe Platform Group. Todd Ramsey has been tapped to head Altman’s former federal slot. “The managerial changes are part of a yearlong general transformation within IBM, the biggest such realignment in 15 …

Read More »

Executive Predictions

We asked the following leaders in the government contracting space their prediction for 2008. “The 2008 federal government market will be shaped by continued changing market dynamics driving a new era of customer partnerships and alliances as mission performance takes on heightened significance. At Apptis we will continue to deliver …

Read More »

Government Web2.0 Trends for 2008

In the context of enterprise IT, a “mega trend” is a long term movement in time that drives large masses of people and is a forcing function for strategic directions. One of the mega trends sweeping over us all right now is Web2.0. This trend will continue to impact government …

Read More »

Government Contracting Predictions for 2008

ExecutiveBiz recently asked government contracting leaders their predictions in their industries for 2008. Here are their responses: “Flawless execution and systems integration and engineering will define the hallmarks for 2008 in our marketplace. The need for effective partnership with our government customer will be of paramount importance. An increased emphasis …

Read More »

TechCrunch’s 2008 Must Have Web 2.0 Apps

TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington recently published his list of must have web 2.0 applications for 2008. This is the third year the popular tech blogger has created the annual must-have list and you’ll notice that there are some repeats from years past. WordPress, the blogging platform (and the engine behind Executive …

Read More »

Om Malik on Mend after Heart Attack

Many readers had the pleasure of meeting Om Malik when he came into town to speak at the ExecutiveBiz Web 2.0 Conference. I’ve known Om for a few years, and it is heartening to see that he is on the mend after suffering a heart attack on December 28th. Few …

Read More »

Rising Stars Among Top Metro IT Employers

Read a few pages into the Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, the government technology pubs (or the ExecutiveBiz Spotlights) and you are bound to run across the area’s most prominent IT employers announcing billion dollar contract wins, executives outlining their strategic vision or announcing new acquisitions. But beyond the expected …

Read More »

The Beltway Executive Last-Minute Gift Guide

Last-minute Christmas panic gifts are not difficult to spot: an “In the Kitchen with Karl Rove” cookbook; wasabi-scented bath soap; an iTunes gift card that can only be redeemed for Kevin Federline “songs.” Christmas is four days away, and yet 35 million Americans seem to be rolling the dice when …

Read More »

Jim Ballard’s book opens new chapter

When some retiring executives make that difficult decision to ride off into the sunset, it is usually behind the wheel of a golf cart. This is not to say that these accomplished individuals completely detach from business pursuits, but more time to improve on a 6 handicap doesn’t hurt. The …

Read More »

Photos from Kidney Ball

Each year, the Kidney Ball brings out the leaders in the government contracting space. Last month’s Kidney Ball was no exception. The event ended with entertainer Patti LaBelle rocking the 1,000 plus crowd. Some of the executives who attended included: Donna Morea of CGI, Anne Altman of IBM, Greg Baroni …

Read More »

HUD Meets Google Maps

We’ve reported on the intersection of government and Web 2.0 technologies before on this blog. It’s an important and shifting landscape and nowhere is this dichotomy more evident than in Washington D.C. Most of the applications are born in the private sector. Wikipedia, for example, became widely used well before …

Read More »

Speeding the delivery of Web2.0 capabilities into government

IT leaders in government are wrestling with several competing forces in the Web2.0 world. The greatest force is a push for change towards more user-focused computing.  But a resisting counter force threatens to delay this change. The counter force here is institutional inertia. Big organizations are just slow to change, …

Read More »