John Papageorge has worked at some of the biggest names in the high tech industry, launching products and programs for companies, such as Oracle, HP, Cisco, and Microsoft. John's passion for aesthetics and innovation has propelled him down various entrepreneurial paths. He was once co-founder of Standard Alliance, the San Francisco-based iTV application and production company, which created the first — and only — convergent initiative on behalf of the AOL-TIME WARNER merger. He also created Buzzphone, a mobile application company that allowed fans to receive voice messages from their favorite artists and athletes. In addition to all of these truly impressive and remarkable accomplishments, John collects accordions and is actively cultivating an image of "a good-looking bad boy who plays by his own rules."
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A simple but significant difference between “customizable and configurable” software solutions is that configuration requires no changes to the source code; this one distinction has powerful business ramifications that have driven many companies to move far away from customizable tool kits.
Good design processes lead to great easy-to-use products, which translates to customer satisfaction, which inevitably results in business success. But what defines good design processes in the first place? Putting the customer first by using your ears.
The Benelux, which includes The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, is an enchanting part of the world where high tech and medical device innovation rivals that of Silicon Valley. ProductStream's Ard Zonneveld and Arena discuss this fascinating market.
As a global manufacturer, perhaps you’re aware of the Benelux region. It’s a magical place that includes the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. In the Benelux region, Arena has a partner, ProductStream. In this four-part blog post series, we spoke with ProductStream executive Ard Zonneveld to discuss this fascinating market where innovation rivals that of Silicon Valley.
Arena keeps people of all different personality types on the same page, collaborating happily and harmoniously together. And we couldn’t be happier about that. Avoid the blame game by clicking here to learn more about collaboration in Arena’s latest white paper on intelligent bill of materials (BOM) management.