Tariq Rashid, @postenterprise
Wuthering Bytes, September 2015
What is Digital?
Does Open Source Fit?
Ideas for OSS Business.
What is Digital Anyway?
1100100 1001 100 001010 ?
Digital is a Culture
... zealously focussed on users
designing user experience
not orgs needs
not orgs convenience
* not tech first, not even OSS tech first
and look back in
Users are at the centre of the universe.
... and we measure success by ongoing user satisfaction, not projects completed ....
Digital Dev is Human
we're not all the same
... so instead of making a big expensive risky bet ...
... trial, experiment, observe, test, confirm, learn, adapt, refine ...
"start small .. and grow"
... with users involved continuously ...
... happy satisfied users!
... who stay happy long after "go live"
digital is not about digitising (parts of) existing processes
It's about re-imaginging and crafting optimal adaptive services that respect people as human.
That means we care about ...
Responsive to change
We get it!
What about Open Source?
"I want to build a prototype quickly."
Expensive Procurement-Heavy Proprietary Technology?
"I want to try a novel idea, to see if it works."
Expensive Commitment-Heavy Proprietary Technology?
"It's low risk, I don't want to pay a lot."
Expensive Inflexibly-Priced Proprietary Technology?
"I want to share my solution."
Expensive and Closed Proprietary Technology?
"I want lower barriers to SME suppliers"
Expensive Proprietary Technology?
"I need to design the UI & craft the UX"
Modular Open Source
Monolithic Proprietary Technology?
"I need APIs to my business information"
Open Standards loving Open Source
Closed Defensive Proprietary Technology?
"This supplier! Grrr! I need to change ..."
Vendor Agnostic Open Source
Lock-in Prone Technology?
"New recruits want to use which tools?"
Not much resists the inevitable march to open.
Data science tools. DC infrastructure. Google Kubernetes. Apple Swift. ...
Ideas for OSS Business
doesn't help experiment, change
ways to get at core data
Keep it Modular
compose, mix, right-size solutions
not many do this!
UR & Design!
for user-facing OSS
The future is bright for #open!
Digital Services and Open Source
By Tariq Rashid