I have written a longer blog post about Inforum last week here. But in the days since, I have been thinking about the skillsets Dr. Ziad Nejmeldeen, Chief Scientist at Infor, talked about at the Dynamic Science Lab he leads with several MIT alum. The graph below describes some of the science they bring in their backgrounds.
Infor's captive design agency, Hook + Loop on the other hand now has over a hundred “creative” staff with credentials such as Pulitzer Prize winner for Infographics, Digital Effects Editor of the movie The Avenger and fashion designer for Kenneth Cole.
Charles Phillips CEO, spent a significant portion of his talk on Amazon Web Services, the “super computer” they leverage for scaling cloud computing. Another different set of infrastructure skills.
It’s a long way from the engineering, sales and support staff that most ERP vendors have traditionally recruited.
It truly is a very different world.