Apr 9, 2020
In this two part OODAcast, OODA CTO Bob Gourley was joined by
Lewis Shepherd, seasoned federal technology executive and a senior
director of technology strategy at VMware for an interactive
discussion on the actionable lessons we should all be learning from
the current crisis but also how the events of today are shaping the
future of technology.
The world's leading tech companies and select government
agencies rely on Lewis for his expertise in strategic planning,
tech forecasting and concept development. He has led multiple waves
of R&D innovation both in government and in industry. He is
active in leading efforts on a wide range of projects in artificial
intelligence, machine learning, augmented reality/virtual reality,
data visualization, social media, encryption and cybersecurity.
Lewis is a member of the OODA Network and was one
of the scheduled speakers of our now postponed OODAcon "Future Proof".
In this first part Lewis provides actionable context for
decision-makers seeking insights into how corporations and
government agencies can rapidly shift to ensure mission success in
this complex and dynamic age. He also provides advice relevant to
thought leaders seeking ways to better serve government missions,
as well as insights into what the future of tech may have in store
for us all.
A Decision-Makers’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence: A plain
english overview with the insights you need to drive corporate
The Executive’s Guide to Quantum Computing: What business
decision-makers need to know now about quantum superiority
The Executive’s Guide to the Revolution in Biology: An overview
of key thrusts of the transformation underway in biology and offers
seven topics business leaders should consider when updating
business strategy to optimize opportunity because of these
- OODA COVID-19
Sense-making: A dynamic resource for OODA Network members
looking for Coronavirus/COVID-19 information to drive their
decision-making process. We’ll update it with new links as we
encounter them. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list, but
rather a compilation of the most useful resources.
Context on Make vs Buy in the Federal Ecosystem: If you know of
anyone anywhere in government who is thinking of building/coding a
new data system to track issues around the pandemic they should
just stop and should buy a commercial platform.
Elon Musk on Make Vs Buy: Every large enterprise faces
decisions on whether to code something using internal talent, code
something using contractors, or buy a commercial product. For
complex and sometimes hard to understand or explain reasons, the
government has always had a hard time optimizing on these
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