Wed.Jun 05, 2019

New Tech: What I Took Away From The American Graphene Summit

Forrester IT

Graphene will (eventually) affect all of us whether we know it or not. I’ll explain later, but first, let’s take a step back and level set. What is Graphene? Simply put, it is one single atomic layer of carbon, produced by various methods of separating layers of material from graphite.

Canadian CIOs: Use IT to Transform the Business


Nearly half of Canadian CIOs are playing an active role in defining new business models for their organizations, demonstrating the emerging importance of IT in delivering business outcomes and value. What’s more is that CEOs are counting on them to do so.

Govts: Think Broadly with your Tech-Driven Innovations Efforts

Forrester IT

As government functional lead for digital, the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) leads all-of-government market engagement for the New Zealand Government.

Agile 180

Science Fiction Gadgets You Can Get Today


Technology is advancing pretty fast, at times influenced by the exciting world of Science Fiction. This video captures 10 of the tech developments first seen in SciFi that are available now. A key point of this, if you want to know what is in our future, watch more SciFi!

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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.

CIOs Want To Know: What’s Coming Next In Technology?

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs would like to be able to predict the coming wave of technologies Image Credit: Evelina Ander. If a the person with the CIO job could have a super power, what would be the best one to have? The ability to fly and avoid all of those lines at the airport?

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RHEL8: Upgraded Security and Performance

Linux Academy

RHEL 8: Upgraded Security and Performance. By now most of you have heard the buzz that Red Hat released the newest version, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (RHEL 8). Because RHEL 8 distribution is live externally, we also made sure to include it in our Linux Academy Cloud Playground , so you can start training with it immediately. There’s not much we aren’t excited about with this release.

Succinct Update on Quantum Computing


The video below is a very succinct, easy to understand explanation of quantum computing by physicist Shohina Ghose: We really liked her clear articulation of what is different about quantum computing.

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Taking First Steps Toward the Intelligent Workplace

Information Week

CIOs must focus on smarter workplace experiences with technologies such as artificial intelligence and digital assistants -- or risk being left behind

Three “Balance” Practices to Run Digital IT

Future of CIO

With the increasing speed of changes and continuous disruptions often led by technologies, the digital era upon us is full of uncertainty, velocity, complexity, and ambiguity. It blurs the geographical, functional, organizational, and even industrial borders nowadays.

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.

IoT and Predictive Analytics: What We're Driving Toward

Information Week

Learn how research of predictive analytics can impact models used in the transportation sector

The Best “Context” Quotes of “Digital Master” June 2019

Future of CIO

Context is a chain of associations. Context aids us in understanding what’s relevant and what’s not.

Proactively detect issues with your telecoms carrier.… before a customer is impacted

Spearline Testing

Proactively detect issues with your telecoms carrier.… … before a customer is impacted. “The successful telecom of the future won’t simply provide connectivity - it will offer customers personalized digital services”, according to Dan Bieler, principal analyst for Forrester Research. Your local contact numbers are critical to how your global customers see your brand.

The Corporate Board Director’s Digital Profile VIII

Future of CIO

Leadership is all about future, direction, and the ability to take initiative for changes. The level of the board accomplishment may vary but the essential competencies will remain the same, BoDs need to be strategic, insightful, influential, and highly effective.

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.