Highlights: Rob Cartner, CIO FedEx; Gene Kim, Monte Ford, American Airlines; Geoffrey Moore; Bruce Schneier, Ondi Timoner, Director
Robert Hughes, President, WorldWide Operations
Directed Development Actions: annual MBO process
Sponsors underwrite 50% of the cost of EDGE conference
Video over IP to grow 5x by 2017
4x increase video streaming during 2008 election
Pearson: 95% of traffic offloaded to Akamai
Rob Carter, CIO, FedEx
8 time winner from CIO Magazine; 13 year customer of Akamai
Talk title: "Four Horsemen Of Dominant Design"
How do you press yourself to the very edge of innovation?
Bought up 800 MHz spectrum across the country, b/c they didn't have cell phone coverage to support FedEx tracking
Been CIO FedEx since 2000, 14 years
Carter, CIO Fedex: "To support pkg tracking, we bought up 800 MHz spectrum across the country, b/c no one had cell phone coverage to support FedEx tracking"
"Information about the package is as important as the package itself"
How do you innovate when you have all this legacy pulling you back to an earlier era of computing?
Dominant Design: one of the most important engineering principles I know about. When you're prior to a DD, you don't see it; during DD, you don't recognize it; in rear view mirror, you take it for granted that it was always that way
Carter: "Railroad Gauge Battle: this train could operate on all 3 US gauges, none interoperable"