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Needed: A Cybersecurity Good Samaritan Law

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OODAcast – A Conversation with Dan Gerstein

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With the need to postpone our in person “Future Proof” event, OODA is producing more virtual content to keep up an exchange of best practices and lessons learned in our community.

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Enterprise AI Goes Mainstream, but Maturity Must Wait

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Read the commentary of James Kobielus on why enterprise artificial intelligence is growing but not mature enough on Information Week : Artificial intelligence’s emergence into the mainstream of enterprise computing raises significant issues — strategic, cultural, and operational — for businesses everywhere.

Update on The End Coronavirus Project and Need for Volunteers

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The endCoronavirus.org organization is built and maintained by the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) and collaborators. The goal of this group of volunteers is to minimize the impact of the Coronavirus COVID-19 by providing useful data and guidelines for action.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Think Twice Before Deciding To Use A Personal VPN: You could be getting some really bad advice

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From the 1930s to 1950s (far too long) the medical community just would not wake up to the fact that cigarettes could cause harm (see More Doctors Smoke Camels). Why did they stick with this misperception for so long? When so many good people come to the wrong conclusion it probably means some deeply human […]. CTO Cyber Security News Cyber VPN

Is your AI responsible enough?

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10 Business Functions That Are Ready To Use Artificial Intelligence

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Read Bernard Marr list 10 functions in your business which could use artificial intelligence to speed up things on Forbes : In the grand scheme of things, artificial intelligence (AI) is still in the very early stages of adoption by most organizations.

Coronavirus: NHS turns to big tech to tackle Covid-19 hot spots

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The NHS has confirmed it is teaming up with leading tech firms to ensure critical medical equipment is available to the facilities most in need during the coronavirus outbreak.

WAN transformation sparked by 5G, cloud and SD-WAN technologies

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Read Luke O’Neill explain how 5G, cloud and SD-WAN technologies could plug the shortcomings of the Wide Area Networks on Tech Target : In the old days, about a decade ago, remote employees would go into a branch office, sit at a desk with a laptop or desktop computer and connect to the company LAN, […]. News

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More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

6 Ways Marketing Teams Are Winning With Big Data Analytics

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Read Venu Gooty list six ways in which marketing teams are using big data analytics for business improvement on Biz2Community : In recent years, big data analytics was considered a buzzword in the marketing industry, but the reality is, it’s here.

Five trends affecting the adoption of cloud today

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Read Gregor Petri list five trends which can offer you insights to adopting cloud computing for your business on IT Pro Portal : Cloud computing is firmly established as the new normal for enterprise IT.

How Blockchain Technology Offers ‘Computational Trust’ For Tracking The Coronavirus Outbreak

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Read Jason Brett explain how blockchain technology can be used for tracking the Covid-19 CoronaVirus victims on Forbes : Before our lives as U.S. citizens were upended as we knew it, the idea of some data nerds hoping to cure the U.S.

The Demise Of The Dumb Bots & The Four Levels Of Cognitive Automation

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Read Ronald Schmelzer’s article about how dumb software bots are going from a must-have to a has-been, with an increasing emphasis on intelligent automation using AI and machine learning.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

Population Density Probably Works in our Favor in Pandemic Fights

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As an optimist looking for positive data I went looking for population density data. We are 145 on the list of nations by population density. I know our density is not even, but broadly speaking it could be an advantage in slowing this pandemic. South Korea is 13th on the list. Japan 24th.

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Artificial intelligence for fraud detection is bound to save billions

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Read Tibi Puiu explain how artificial intelligence can help companies to save millions through fraud detection on ZME Science : Fraud mitigation is one of the most sought-after artificial intelligence (AI) services because it can provide an immediate return on investment. Already, many companies are experiencing lucrative profits thanks to AI and machine learning (ML) […].

Will The Next Pop Music Hit Be Completely AI Generated?

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Read Kathleen Walch’s article about how AI is helping artists produce music. Nothing is more human than creativity. Humans have the ability to think, process, and create original and beautiful poetry, literature, works of art, and music.

Managing through the COVID-19 Crisis – An Interactive Discussion

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Join OODA CEO Matt Devost and CTO Bob Gourley on 19 March 2020 at 2pm Eastern for an interactive discussion on managing through the COVID-19 Crisis. This online zoom based discussion is for OODA members as well as any who registered for our OODAcon Future Proof.

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An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

Thinking About Coronavirus? Don’t be like the Mayor of Amity Island

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Among the many reasons JAWS was such good fiction is how realistic Mayor Vaughn’s character was. The stubborn politician refused to listen to reason or facts. If he would have taken action he could have avoided disaster.

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Helping Friends and Family Reduce Risks In The Age of Remote Work and Social Distancing

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Our readers are a technically oriented group with a good awareness of the dynamic nature of the cyber threat. You do not need lists of best practices, you live them by continuously assessing your environment and taking action to reduce risk as appropriate.

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These Jaw-Dropping Facts Will Change Your Mind About the Internet of Things

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Thanks to advances in technology and the proliferation of connected devices, the Internet of Things era has arrived. It’s been years in the making but appears poised to go mainstream.

Securing the internet of things and your workplace

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In this episode, we look at the need to secure the internet of things, physical workspaces, and the products companies make.

The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

Microsoft to prioritize cloud access for first responders and emergency services

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Microsoft is planning to prioritize access to its cloud-based Azure services to first responders, emergency services, and critical infrastructure if there are capacity constraints.

Everything you need to know about… Big Data

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The Big Data hype isn’t new, but it shows no signs of slowing down. Whether you’re at the start of the big data journey or implementing it with AI teammates, big data plays a vital role in today’s business.

Full list of top companies leveraging blockchain

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China’s search giant has numerous blockchain ventures, including a canine version of Cryptokitties, which enables millions of Chinese to adopt and trade cute digital puppies, each distinct, that “live” on the blockchain.

Internet of Things – opportunity or risk?

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Read Andrea Gaglione take a look at whether the Internet of Things are an opportunity or a risk to businesses on IT Pro Portal : The Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem has radically evolved in the last two decades, facilitated by the evolution of distributed network technologies.

Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

Internet of Things (IoT) in Banking: Examples of IoT Solutions In Finance

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Read Abhishek Pareek explain the best examples of the Internet of Things solutions in the finance sector on Customer Think : In financial services, the Internet of Things (IoT) is considered the next big thing. IoT is a network of devices connected through the internet which obtain and transmit data.

ML Model Management and Operations

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What Does “Artificial Intelligence” Really Mean?

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Read Rob Toews explain what artificial intelligence means on Forbes : Years ago, Marvin Minsky coined the phrase “suitcase words” to refer to terms that have a multitude of different meanings packed into them. He gave as examples words like consciousness, morality and creativity.

Why AI Is The Future Of Cybersecurity

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These and many other insights are from Capgemini’s Reinventing Cybersecurity with Artificial Intelligence Report published this week. You can download the report here (28 pp., PDF, free, no opt-in). Capgemini Research Institute surveyed 850 senior executives from seven industries, including consumer products, retail, banking, insurance, automotive, utilities, and telecom. 20% of the executive respondents are […].

Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

Why is implementing new frameworks, from SCRUM to self-organized teams, so much harder than understanding them? Roy Osherove has the solution. Tune in and learn to recognize what state your team is in, to support them accordingly, and to help them adopt the best practices given where they are today.