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Richie Etwaru
Richie Etwaru is a leader in design thinking, organizational transformation, innovation, and thought leadership. He has operated a portfolio of over 100 MM enterprise next generation technology projects. He is a former CIO, CTO, COO, Head of Innovation, holds international patents, and has spoken at events across the world. A champion for global innovation, Mr. Etwaru, is responsible for defining and delivering the global next generation enterprise product suite for health and life sciences at Cegedim Relationship Management. He is a lifetime student completing his PhD, passionate about identifying and nurturing talent, and strives to stay hungry and humble forever.

Entries by Richie Etwaru

Startup Hacks: 10 Ways to Increase Your Startup's Valuation When Pitching VCs

(3) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 3:33 PM


Being on either the pitching or receiving end of over 200 venture capital presentations has left me examples of a long list of things that do not work. Unfortunately however, rarely do I get asked what does not work, more frequently I get...

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Enough of the Cloud Already, What Is Next for Enterprise Technology?

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 5:08 PM

Business leaders interested in the future of enterprise technology should stop thinking of "the cloud" as a noun and start thinking about "clouding" as a verb.

When we talk about cloud computing in general, we're describing a set of efficiency principles only applied to once stateful compute and storage...

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10 Things Most Exceptional CIOs Never Do

(3) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 6:15 PM


The list below is from over two decades of observations in first, second and third person. Before publishing I asked over 50 Fortune 1000 CIOs and CTOs to...

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Most Wearable Devices Will Fail and the Name of the Category Will Change From Wearables to Sense-ables

(7) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 3:03 PM

Wearables are anything but sensible, from first hand observation they are somewhat silly, as they are trying to solve a problem that can be solved by a myriad of simpler and more passive mechanism.

If you were at CES, you could not have missed a new category of computing called...

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Every American Parent Should Teach Their Children about Patents: Here's Why

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 11:24 AM

In 2012, California generated more than 25 percent of the patents granted by the United States Patent Office (USPO) with almost 35,000 patents granted to citizens or organizations from California; the USPO granted a meek approximate 8,500 patents to citizens and organizations from New York, and as few...

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Every Worker Is a Knowledge Worker, Yes, But They Are Mostly Bored. What's Next?

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 9:28 AM


  1. How many employees are on your P&L that are titled knowledge workers but are modern manual workers performing repeated mundane tasks optimal for automation?
  2. How many mistakes/errors are occurring, and what security and privacy risks are being introduce daily to your organization by...
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10 Things I Bet You Didn't Know About Innovation

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 4:45 PM

While conducting interviews and research on an article calling for less talk on innovation and more doing, I stumbled on the list below of somewhat unknown and starling things about innovation and thought I would share.

Most of these will not help you be a better manager or leader, but...

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Marketing in the Modern Attention Econo-me, 9 M-words Modern CMOs Should Consider

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 1:43 PM


Marketing has always been an inexact science. Starting with John Wanamaker famously saying over a century ago "Half the money I spend on advertising is...

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Will the First Generation of Robot Laborers Be Ridiculed By Those Opposing Outsourcing?

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 3:19 PM


The word "robosourcing" is making its way into the technology media, and starting to skirt the fringes of...

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Sorry Scoble, Wearables Are Not Doomed

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 2:22 PM

Given my recent Google Glass experience, and Google's announcement of the smart contact lenses, I interviewed Tim Moore the founder and CEO of Venture Glass, which creates wearable products and solutions, and was recently identified as "an emerging thought leader in wearable...
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Message to CIOs, Stop Hogging Innovation: It's the Business of Everyone in the C-Suite

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 11:11 AM


"There's no 'I' in team," goes the old saying, but many seem to think there's a...

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An Invisible Computer? Researchers Prototype Invisible Computer Around Hair and Eyes!

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 12:22 PM


Have you heard of Salvatore Giovanni and Munzenrieder Niko? If...

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Forget Software: Hardware Is the New Sexy, and It's Because of Google Glass

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 10:15 AM

Whether you are a gamer, electronics junkie, startup jock, tradition nerd (we are the original), or enterprise CIO -- for the last decade, software was sexy.

Cloud computing, cloud storage creating "cloud" the noun, and clouding Everything as a Service creating "clouding" the verb, has made software the sexy...

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How to Win Back 1 Hour Per Day with 5 Easy Tips

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2014 | 7:07 PM

I always get asked how do you find the time in the day to do all that you do? Usually my answer is, "I do not have kids as of yet, so I am taking advantage of it." Watching David Pogue discuss the 10 time-saving tech tips on...

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Will 2014 Move Past the Private/Public Health Care Debate and Onto Preventative Health?

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 2:36 PM


How a pound of prevention could soon render our current health care system irrelevant.

When was the last time you saw someone on the side of the road with an alternator burnt out or a fried carburetor?...

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