The eighth episode of the podcast we now know and love as "We Love Ugly Data!" is out; available everywhere you get your podcasts from and, of course, in video form via YouTube (which we've embedded below). As ever, it's three topics in 30 minutes; Matt and Dan are in the chairs this time; skip to the topics you're most interested in, or maybe sit back and enjoy the whole thing. Show notes are, as ever, included below the embedded video.
In this episode,
Topic 1: Dan, is generative AI hype or hero for IDP?
Using some visual aids that he borrowed from Kofax, Dan talks through the impact that generative AI has on IDP, both now and in the future. In the process, the subject turns to whether IDP could be the first real-world application of generative AI that earns its keep in the enterprise.
Topic 2: Check the meter; here comes winter!
It's starting to get cold and wet in the UK (yes, we can hear your "so what's new?" comments, and we're choosing to ignore them), and Matt has noticed the impact on his smart meter. At the same time, he wonders whether organizations realize too that soon their generative AI tools will hit the meters and wants to remind them to build that into their planning. There's also a brief but entirely justified bit of competition bashing.
Topic 3: Dan, why do people continue to underestimate the EU?
Dan has been speaking to a whole bunch of IDP vendors in the EU and has concluded that developing their product in the region has resulted in some interesting and innovative outcomes that are symptomatic of building there. He and Matt discuss what those EU-specific circumstances might be.
Matt's blog post/analyst note:
"Here Comes The Meter Man – A Lesson in GenAI Planning."
The WSJ article (paywall, subscription required) discussed - among other things - the costs of Microsoft Copilot.
Information Week and their coverage of Forrester Research's CEO's recent comments at one of their conferences.