Thursday, February 27, 2014
Shai Uzon, 1One: "The Information Revolution is Knocking
on Companies' Doors"
"Throughout history, revolutions lasted a long
time, but they are faster today and require intellectual
flexibility that will allow organizations to adapt to the new
world", said Uzon, the group's CEO, at the 2014
"We are in the midst of an information revolution, and
it is knocking on companies' doors. Throughout history, revolutions
lasted a long time because the human mind found it difficult to
change its paradigm, but today they happen faster and require
intellectual flexibility that will allow organizations to adapt to
the new world", said Shai Uzon, the CEO of 1One Group.
Uzon was speaking at the 2014 Kickoff Conference held
by Anashim V'machshavim (People and Computers), in a
ceremony recognizing 32 outstanding professionals in the Israeli
ICT industry for their work in 2013.
The conference was held on a Sunday morning in the David
Intercontinental Hotel in Tel Aviv to mark the opening to the 2014
business year. The MC was Peli Hanamer, entrepreneur and President
of People and Computers.
Uzon continues, "We are experiencing the change in our
market. We are using smartphones, playing computer games; we want
information to be available to make decisions anytime and anywhere.
This is where a revolution begins, and it is now easily accessible
The characteristics of the revolution, according to
Uzon, are "simplicity, speed and flexibility". As part of this
revolution, we are seeing the execution of short projects, with
short implementation methodologies. 1One recently completed a
project like this for Danya Cebus, which resulted in a change in
the language used by the company with its customers. Today, a
project of this kind cannot last for two years".
"We have to listen to the revolution", he adds. "The
language of text messaging is entering the organization. Businesses
need to show and to publically advertise all their applications and
core systems. The IT managers need to learn how to speak this new
language and make use of these new tools".
"The technology is already here", sums up Uzon. "To
make a comparison to the world of aviation - we know how to fly,
there are those who make sure there are airports and there are
airline companies that transfer the passengers. This is similar to
our world, which has data centers, technology and integration
companies to assist clients to travel between all the information
clouds and convert their business to cloud computing technologies.
At the end of the day, it will all be simple, fast, and