Dr. Jim Walsh

Dr. Walsh leads GlobalLogic's Technical Advisory Services group, helping transform companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 50.

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Digital Refugees of the COVID-19 Crisis

By Dr. Jim Walsh May 18, 2020

Those who do not use technology in their everyday lives are being forced to connect in ways they never have before.

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COVID-19: Proving the Case for Digital Transformation

By Dr. Jim Walsh April 18, 2020

Unlike previous crises, the COVID-19 pandemic is exposing the vulnerability of companies who have not yet pivoted strongly to digital.

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Everyone is Exceptional at Something

By Dr. Jim Walsh March 4, 2020

People will naturally perform better when they do things that bring them energy and excitement—and as managers, it serves us best to help our teams find that sweet…

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Science Fiction Moments in Life and Technology

By Dr. Jim Walsh February 1, 2020

We as humans have a tendency to adjust rapidly to our environment and to begin to consider it “normal” in a very short time. This has probably been…

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Innovators and Laggards: The Technology Landscape of 2019

By Dr. Jim Walsh November 27, 2019

In the 1960s, sociologist Everett Rogers produced a roadmap showing how innovations are adopted and, eventually, become obsolete. Later, author Geoffrey Moore wrote a book called “Crossing the…

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WHAT MAKES A SOFTWARE ARCHITECT?

By Dr. Jim Walsh September 16, 2019

As I work with companies on their digital transformation initiatives, I.ngage with many software architects, both in those companies and within GlobalLogic. I see many people with the…

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What Makes A Software Architect?

By Dr. Jim Walsh September 16, 2019

Mobile apps often have many screens and features, so how do you know where to look when there’s a performance issue? Learn the fastest, most efficient way to…

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Aphorisms for Software Management

By Dr. Jim Walsh June 21, 2019

What does Yogi Berra have to do with software? GlobalLogic's CTO, Dr. Jim Walsh, explains the connection between aphorisms and software management.

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It’s Not About the Features

By Dr. Jim Walsh November 7, 2018

According to GlobalLogic’s CTO, Dr. Jim Walsh, Tesla vehicles are the epitome of platform-based systems, which prioritize the ability to change and adapt on a continuous basis.

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12 Secrets of Digital Transformation: Part 12

By Dr. Jim Walsh April 11, 2018

Secret #12: Plan for Success. It may seem unimaginable to pull off truly disruptive change that transforms your company or your entire industry, but you must commit fully…

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12 Secrets of Digital Transformation: Part 11

By Dr. Jim Walsh April 10, 2018

Secret #11: There is more time than you think to finish — but less time than you think to start. We often begin a transformation project in response…

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12 Secrets of Digital Transformation: Part 10

By Dr. Jim Walsh April 5, 2018

Backing off is sometimes necessary to accomplish your transformation agenda. Here are some signs that those around you are exhausted and need a break.

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12 Secrets of Digital Transformation: Part 9

By Dr. Jim Walsh April 3, 2018

Secret #9: Get Help. A third-party implementation partner can help you be more effective as a change agent within your company and even hold yourself accountable throughout your…

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12 Secrets of Digital Transformation: Part 8

By Dr. Jim Walsh March 28, 2018

In most organizations, waiting to achieve full consensus on anything is a prescription for failure, so expect misalignment in the course of your transformation initiative.

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Collaborating Autonomous Systems

By Dr. Jim Walsh March 23, 2018

Current software trends, such as Microservices, are trending in a very interesting direction: that of collaborating autonomous systems. Dr. Jim Walsh (CTO, GlobalLogic) explores key concepts in this…

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12 Secrets of Digital Transformation: Parts 6 & 7

By Dr. Jim Walsh February 27, 2018

Don't forget the "easy" stuff during the digital transformation process, and be realistic about your company, yourself, and your peers.

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12 Secrets of Digital Transformation: Part 5

By Dr. Jim Walsh February 14, 2018

It’s hard for many companies to move from a “project" (time-limited) to a “product" (ongoing development) mindset — but this approach is key to moving towards digital transformation.

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12 Secrets of Digital Transformation: Part 4

By Dr. Jim Walsh January 30, 2018

In this 12-part blog series, Dr. Jim Walsh (CTO, GlobalLogic) explores how businesses can effectively embrace digital transformation. Secret #4: Work “user down,” not “implementation up”

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12 Secrets of Digital Transformation: Part 3

By Dr. Jim Walsh January 18, 2018

Secret #3: Be Flexible About the End Goal and the Means; Look for the “Unexpected Upside”

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12 Secrets of Digital Transformation: Part 2

By Dr. Jim Walsh January 9, 2018

In this 12-part blog series, Dr. Jim Walsh (CTO, GlobalLogic) explores how businesses can effectively embrace digital transformation. Secret #2: Define and Become the Competitor You Fear Most

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12 Secrets of Digital Transformation: Part 1

By Dr. Jim Walsh December 24, 2017

What differentiates a software product company from other businesses is not whether they make software or not; rather it’s the realization by product companies that the software IS…

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What’s an “A” Player?

By Dr. Jim Walsh November 9, 2017

Steve Jobs used to say, "A players attract A players. B players attract C players.” Our own CTO, Dr. Jim Walsh, says "Companies are better off hiring A…

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A Great Idea Isn’t Enough

By Dr. Jim Walsh September 18, 2017

A key benefit to working with a company like GlobalLogic from a CTO / VP Engineering perspective is that it can essentially eliminate the risk of staffing and…

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How to Hire a Software Architect

By Dr. Jim Walsh July 18, 2017

For a software company, or a traditional enterprise going through digital transformation, there is no more important hire than your chief product software architect.

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GlobalLogic Helps Save Lives

By Dr. Jim Walsh November 15, 2016

In GlobalLogic marketing literature we claim that GlobalLogic helps save lives. The good news is that there is truth in our advertising.

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Thinking Digital: A New Way of Thinking About Digital Transformation

By Dr. Jim Walsh November 1, 2016

Digital transformation: everybody’s talking about it, but few agree on what it means. Is it traditional brick-and-mortar businesses and industries learning how to do business on the web?

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Fast Fashion and Fast Software (Part II)

By Dr. Jim Walsh September 22, 2015

Now that Fast Fashion and Fast Software is gaining more traction, how will this approach affect our society as a whole?

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Fast Fashion and Fast Software (Part I)

By Dr. Jim Walsh September 18, 2015

Software and fashion may seem like two unrelated industries, but they share a common trait – the desire to get products to consumers faster

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The Internet of Things: Part III

By Dr. Jim Walsh November 13, 2014

In this article, we’ll explore the heart of such a system and describe how such quick decision-making can be automated while taking into account the full “context” of…

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The Internet of Things: Part II

By Dr. Jim Walsh October 28, 2014

Let’s look at a current real-life example of an “Internet of Things” application so we can think about how such systems will work in the future

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The Internet of Things: Part I

By Dr. Jim Walsh October 22, 2014

A term like “Internet of Things” (IoT) can become so over-used that it loses all meaning

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Engineering Great Products & Customer Experience: Trends & Strategies 2014

By Dr. Jim Walsh May 2, 2014

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of moderating a stellar panel as part of an evening co-hosted by GlobalLogic and the Churchill Club, “Engineering Great Products…