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Deacon D.K. Wan
Research Director
1 years at Gartner
23 years IT Industry

Deacon is the Research Director of Gartner Application Strategy and Governance. Experts in digital innovations, product management, partnership, payments,mobile & e-commerce,BD. Read Full Bio

Market Insight: How to Exploit Conversational Artificial Intelligence to Drive Digital Commerce

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  August 16, 2017

  ” Say what you want”,  the tipping point for the adoption of Conversational AI is upon us. Gartner estimates that over 2 billion people will use Conversational AI to regularly interact with VPAs, VCAs and other AI-enabled smartphones and connected devices by 2018.    Are you beginning to convert key stakeholders to integrate a […]

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Market Guide for Product Roadmapping Tools

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  August 7, 2017

Many application leaders are shifting from project to product management, but lack the means to plan and manage products effectively.   Are you one of those hard working product managers taking photographs of notes stuck to the walls of meeting rooms after roadmap discussions? Product roadmapping tools is developing rapidly, and do you realise the […]

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It’s Time to Integrate a Mobile App Strategy Into Your Application Strategy

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  July 27, 2017

Most organizations treated mobile as an independent silo.  But mobile apps are increasingly creating overlap and redundancy, and silo projects are not sharing best practices across broader development teams. Treating mobile apps separately adds unnecessary cost and complexity.   Application leaders focused on portfolio strategies must leverage disruptive technologies to drive digital business, while integrating […]

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by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  July 6, 2017

Gartner Research App strategy, Product management, Digital innovations, Partnership, Payments, Mobile e-commerce, BD; Dogs lover, keen photographer, petrolhead  

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2017 Strategic Roadmap for Application Strategy

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  June 19, 2017

Sharing one of our very popular and growing questions from clients as most application leaders inherit an ineffective or nonexistent application strategy.     And many IT organizations have a culture that celebrates firefighters rather than valuing leaders who use the strategic planning process to prevent problems. Application organizations are overwhelmed by demands for tactical […]

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Reinventing Applications as Products for the Digital World

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  June 13, 2017

Great inventions sometime came from blowing up things.   Are you reinventing your applications and projects? Reinvent and move to the product model.   Customers and employees are expecting digital experiences across a wider range of devices with orchestrated events, services and data.   Machine learning and algorithms are playing a crucial role for your business.   […]

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Mastering the Role of Products in the Digital Era

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  June 1, 2017

What is a Product in today Digital World?  and are you getting maximum value from Digital business platforms across product lines and ecosystems? Is your product an ongoing commitment to serve customers’ needs and meet business objectives, or just to delivering a particular set of features.   How to evolve from minimum viable products (MVPs) to minimum […]

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Reinventing How Teams Deliver Software as Products for the Digital World

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  May 22, 2017

Are you still using the same way for your lean IT team to deliver digital experiences?   And will you be ready when three-quarters of digital business leaders pivoted from project to product portfolio management by 2020, and the product model will outperform in both customer satisfaction and business results?   Application leaders responsible for digital […]

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by John O'Leary  |  March 2, 2017

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