A year ago at its Ignite 2018 conference, Microsoft played up heavily its partnership with Adobe and SAP to form the Open Data Initiative (ODI). This year at Ignite, however, there was barely a mention of ODI, which surprised me given it was one of Microsoft’s biggest announcements at its annual IT pro confab just a year ago.
I had a chance to check in with Richard Riley, Senior Director of Power Platform Marketing and one of the Softies deeply enmeshed in all things ODI during a one-on-one meeting at Ignite earlier this month. Riley said there’s no trouble in ODI paradise; it’s just a time when lots is happening behind the scenes. Microsoft, Adobe and SAP announced the formation of ODI in the fall of 2018.
Author: Mary Jo Foley