Tue.Sep 17, 2019

A fight is brewing over edge computing

David Linthicum

Companies are underestimating what it takes to run edge-based devices. One of the problems is the number of places where they exist: small computers inside an industrial robot, the computing that monitors systems within a jet plane, or even sensors that monitor customer movement throughout a retail store.

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A Simple and Transparent Machine Learning Approach Proves to Conquer the German Market


Vice-President of XING’s Data Science team, Dr. Sébastien Foucaud, believes the time of blackbox AI is behind us. The market leader in the DACH region has a vision for its Machine Learning: it should be explainable to the boss, as well as to users.

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How Businesses Can Get The Most Value From Artificial Intelligence


Gosh the short answer to this question is to read the OODA Loop. But here read Nicholas Fearn as he gives a roadmap for businesses to implement artificial intelligence on Forbes : Many businesses are experimenting with artificial intelligence but lack an understanding of the use cases that deliver real business value. That’s according to a […].

Windows Autopilot FAQ Clarifying the General Misconceptions Part 1


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. I have come across many scenarios where people still do not have excellent clarity on what Windows Autopilot is and its purposes.

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.

Artificial Intelligence Confronts a ‘Reproducibility’ Crisis


Read why Gregory Barber says that AI researchers are beginning to acknowledge and confront the “reproducibility” crisis, which makes it hard for others to replicate the results of AI systems on Wired : A few years ago, Joelle Pineau, a computer science professor at McGill, was helping her students design a new algorithm when they […].

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Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

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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.

The Self-Drive Dilemma: The Embryonic Issue of Self-Driving Cars


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Australian not-for-profit's encryption solution to privacy breaches

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How to avoid the dreaded Video4Linux flaw in Android

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With Google dragging their feet on the fix for Video4Linux, you might consider revoking camera permissions for certain apps

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

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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.

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What’s training without interaction? Just a bunch of people staring ahead while their mind dwells somewhere else. The only way to bring them back to the present and prevent them from getting lost in their train of thoughts again is to maintain constant interaction.

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Is diversity and inclusion of underrepresented groups in the technology industry still an issue? And if it is, how prevalent is this problem? How can we make a difference? To gain some insights into this controversial subject, we reached out to the women we admire, and who exemplify the promotion of equality every single day. The numbers tell us that diversity is still an issue in the industry. See for yourself: As of 2019, for every 3 men in the tech industry, there is only 1 woman.

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The Six Principles of Persuasion

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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.

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