Joe Weinman is one of the leading global thinkers, authors, and keynote speakers focused at the intersection of business strategy, economic analysis, and digital technology.
He is the author of the Amazon #1 Hot New Release in Computers and Technology, Digital Disciplines: Attaining Market Leadership via the Cloud, Big Data, Social, Mobile, and the Internet of Things (Wiley CIO, 2015), also available in Chinese as 新动能 新法则 (PTPress, 2016).
Weinman argues that companies in every industry can—and must—exploit digital to survive and thrive in today’s world. To do this, he details the specifics of four actionable digital strategies: information excellence, i.e., exploiting digital to create competitive advantage through better processes, asset use, and organization structure; solution leadership, i.e., better products and services connected to the cloud and ecosystems which in turn can enable new business models; collective intimacy, exploiting big data to enhance recommendations and customer relationships; and accelerated innovation through idea markets, innovation networks, contests, challenges, and machine learning and innovation.
He is also the author of the seminal Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing (Wiley, 2012), which has been translated into two Chinese editions: 云经济学 (PTPress, 2014) and 云端时代 (PTPress, 2015).
He is also a contributor to Regulating the Cloud: Policy for Computing Infrastructure (MIT Press, 2014) and Guide to Big Data Applications (Springer, 2017). He is co-editor of a forthcoming Wiley text on fog/edge computing and strategy, and at work on his next book on “The New Retail,” for a Chinese publisher.
He is the Cloud Economics editor for IEEE Cloud Computing magazine, and his business and technical articles have appeared there as well as in the print or online editions of periodicals including Businessweek, CIO, CNN Money, Computing Edge, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Gigaom, InformationWeek, The New York Times, Wired, and more.
He has spoken at hundreds of corporate, analyst, industry, and academic conferences around the world, with a client and event list that spans 451 Group, ABB, AT&T, Akamai, (Nokia) Alcatel-Lucent, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Argyle Executive Summit, Autodesk, Avasant, BEA (Oracle), CenturyLink, Charter Communications, Cheetah Mobile, Cisco, COLT, Credit Suisse, Dassault Systèmes, EdgeConneX, (Dell) EMC, Equinix, Ericsson, Gartner, Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Global, HP, Huawei, IBM, IDC, IEEE, Interxion, John Deere, MetaSwitch, Microsoft, Milken Institute Global Conference, Mirantis, Navisite, NASSCOM, NetScout, NTT, (Parallels) Odin, Oppenheimer and Company, Peak10/ViaWest/Flexential, Riverbed, SAP, Sonus, South by Southwest, Tencent, Telstra, Tier1, the United Nations, Yankee Group, as well as at academic institutions including Boston University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), NYU, Ohio State Moritz College of Law, Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management, UCSF, University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Rennes, and USC.
He has appeared on broadcast TV around the world, such as Sky News, Channel News Asia, and TVB Pearl, as well as being a guest on numerous online shows such as The New York Times Timescast, The Street, and various corporate webinars / webcasts. He has been quoted hundreds of times in financial and industry analyst and research reports such as Forrester, Oppenheimer & Co, and Harvard Business Review Analytics, and the trade and mainstream press and magazines.
A longtime IT and telecom industry executive, he was most recently SVP at Telx (now Digital Realty), and held a variety of leadership positions at AT&T Bell Labs, AT&T Business Solutions, and what is now HPE.
Weinman has been awarded 24 U.S. and international patents in a variety of technologies such as cloud and distributed computing and storage, data communications, simulation and workflow, consumer goods, wireline and wireless technologies, telecommunications, web search algorithms, and homomorphic encryption.
He received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Science from Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin – Madison respectively, and completed Executive Education at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.