Phil Simon

Professor at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business

Phil Simon is a frequent keynote speaker and recognized technology authority. He is the award-winning author of eight management books, most recently Analytics: The Agile Way. He consults organizations on matters related to communications, strategy, data, and technology. His contributions have been featured on The Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, Fox News, and many other sites. He also teaches system design, analytics, and business intelligence at Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business.

Articles by Phil Simon

The Future of DevOps

By Phil Simon

Introduction In my last post, I argued that DevOps is no panacea for bad tech, obstinate employees, and a toxic culture. Today I’ll look at the future of… Read More

By Phil Simon
Professor at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business

August 22, 2017

DevOps Challenges

By Phil Simon

Introduction In my last post, I introduced DevOps and briefly explained its history and benefits. An organization cannot merely change the name of its IT department… Read More

By Phil Simon
Professor at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business

August 18, 2017

The Case for DevOps

By Phil Simon

Introduction We’re long past the days in which a single, monolithic “IT Department” can address the entirety of an organizational and employee technology… Read More

By Phil Simon
Professor at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business

August 15, 2017

Enterprise IT Trends for 2018

By Phil Simon

Introduction Here we are at the halfway point of 2017. Rather than wait until the end of the year to make a few predictions about the new year, I’ll offer… Read More

By Phil Simon
Professor at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business

July 27, 2017

What to Learn

By Phil Simon

Introduction “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” —Wayne Gretzky In my last post,… Read More

By Phil Simon
Professor at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business

July 20, 2017

The Case for Lifelong Learning

By Phil Simon

Introduction In late June after a six-week respite, I returned to ASU to teach my capstone courses: analytics and system design. One year into my professorial… Read More

By Phil Simon
Professor at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business

July 18, 2017

The Case for Data Lakes

By Phil Simon

Introduction In my last post, I briefly defined a data lake and described how it differs from a traditional data warehouse. Today I’ll make the case for using… Read More

By Phil Simon
Professor at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business

June 19, 2017

Understanding Data Lakes

By Phil Simon

Introduction As I did the research for Analytics: The Agile Way, I encountered a relatively new concept in the business and tech landscape: the data lake.… Read More

By Phil Simon
Professor at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business

June 12, 2017

The Speed of Analytics

By Phil Simon

Introduction As someone who’s attended more than his fair share of tech conferences over the years, I’ve heard the follow refrain more times that I can… Read More

By Phil Simon
Professor at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business

June 9, 2017

Thoughts on Smarter Transportation

By Phil Simon

Introduction It’s no overstatement to say that we’ve made more progress with autonomous cars over the past five years than we have in the prior 50. John… Read More

By Phil Simon
Professor at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business

May 16, 2017