Wed.Jan 22, 2020

The NRF Innovation Lab — Technology Vendors Aim To Revolutionize The Way Consumers Shop

Forrester IT

Last week at the NRF 2020 Vision show, I spent a few hours at the immersive Innovation Lab exhibit that showcased over 50 “new-to-market” technologies to transform the customer’s shopping experience.

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LEAK: Commission considers facial recognition ban in AI ‘white paper’


The European Commission is considering measures to impose a temporary ban on facial recognition technologies used by both public and private actors, according to a draft white paper on Artificial Intelligence obtained by EURACTIV.

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The Forrester Readiness Index Highlights Countries Ripe For Digital Marketing Investment

Forrester IT

Marketers should take a closer at how their digital advertising budgets are allocated globally. While a huge market such as China deserves marketers’ attention because of its size, our analysis shows that the Chinese digital advertising market is becoming saturated.

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How will AI transform the workforce landscape?


Read Mahendra Gupta explain how artificial intelligence will transform the workforce landscape on IT Pro Portal : Artificial Intelligence is known for driving the reinvention of workflows and technology.

How AI Can Radically Change Your Business

AI is quickly becoming mainstream, thanks to its value-driving capabilities. Yet, even with such widespread attention, it still is one of the most misunderstood technologies out there. Here's how to make the most out of it and bring a positive change to your company.

Apple’s $200M Acquisition of — A Snapshot Into Our AI-on-the-Edge Future Via Your iPhone

Forrester IT

(Jeremy Vale co-authored this post.) Cellphone manufacturers are struggling to differentiate themselves. In the ads from the late 2000s — new phones were sleeker, faster, contained more memory, and could even have a touchscreen. Fast-forward to today and only the almighty camera receives attention.

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Happy MLK Day!

The Accidental Successful CIO

Happy MLK Day! Image Credit: ???????. This week in the United States we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. Just in case you’ve forgotten who he was, he is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. On Oct.


Healthcare And Pharma Startups Chase Empowered Patients

Forrester IT

You might have heard of a little internet company that dove into the pharma space recently: Amazon. Amazon’s not alone. We’ve found more than 50 companies (mostly smaller startups) that are pioneering new ways to bring value directly to the many consumers who are happy to explore new, online health offerings. Direct-to-consumer (DTC) disruption is […]. age of the customer B2C marketing direct-to-consumer (DTC) healthcare b2c marketing pharmaceutical

Why AI Will Not Abolish Work


Read why Andrea Komlosy says that artificial intelligence will not affect the human workforce on Project Syndicate : The diffusion of artificial intelligence (AI) across the economy has raised the possibility – and for many, the fear – that machines will eventually replace human work. They will not only perform an ever-larger share of mechanical […].

What Is The ROI Of Digital Transformation In Insurance?

Forrester IT

I work with digital execs at global insurance firms that are in the throes of digital transformation. And one of the top inquiries that I’ve received from our insurance clients is: what is the ROI of digital transformation? The time has come for insurers to take a hard look at their digital investments to date. […]. age of the customer Insurance

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.

Providing A Connected Vehicle Experience With Cloud

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The following is the eleventh blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance.

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Heard At NRF: Contradictory Conversation From Vendors — “Unified” But “Decoupled”

Forrester IT

At NRF 2020 Vision, commerce tech vendors touted their latest innovations for digital retail. The theme, from booth to booth, was an eerie echo of words like “connected” and “unified.” NRF’s Digital Council (composed of retail CIOs, heads of digital, and similar, as well as tech providers) discussed several hot button terms during their meetings. […].

The Customer Experience in Financial Services

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Previously, I discussed why financial services firms should focus on digital transformation. This blog will analyze the aspects customer experience. Customer experience (CX) is not the same as customer service.

3 biggest threats cybersecurity professionals are facing in 2020

Tech Republic Security

Organizations are moving toward next-generation cybersecurity solutions this year, but security fragmentation is a looming threat

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.

Struggling to Lead IT in a Matrix Organization?

Information Week

Try building a public brain. Pull out your Post-its and Sharpies and find a blank wall. Here's how


How Does A Wastewater Treatment Plant Work?


Information Technology Blog - - How Does A Wastewater Treatment Plant Work? Information Technology Blog. Water. There is nothing in this life that can survive without water – and it should be clean. But when the water becomes dirty and contaminated, it is a hazard to the environment.

The next CDO challenge: Teaching every employee to think like an analyst


Over the past decade, the idea of a Chief Data Officer (CDO) grew from a loosely-defined, pioneering role to a key partner and peer of the CIO. Recently Forbes shared a survey of Fortune 1000 companies where almost 70% reported hiring a full-time executive in that role.

Why Two-Way Audio Cameras Are the Way to Go


Information Technology Blog - - Why Two-Way Audio Cameras Are the Way to Go - Information Technology Blog. A lot of us are well aware of the importance of CCTV cameras in our home security systems.

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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.

How to prep for Windows 7, Server 2008 end of life

Network World

Still running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008? Take these steps to minimize your risk

7 of the Most Prevalent Technological Trailblazers to Follow


Information Technology Blog - - 7 of the Most Prevalent Technological Trailblazers to Follow - Information Technology Blog. We have a lot to thank TED talks for. It’s the most fantastic resource providing unlimited inspiration and insight at our fingertips.

A Realistic Framework for AI in the Enterprise

Information Week

Amid all the marketing hype and buzz around AI, and the complexity of implementing it at scale, here's a practical high-level framework that could help enterprises with their programs

How to avoid business downtime when navigating digital transformation


Information Technology Blog - - How to avoid business downtime when navigating digital transformation - Information Technology Blog. Successful digital transformation programs can see businesses enjoying a whole host of benefits, from a boost in productivity to improvement in their bottom lines too.

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.

Email malware targets U.S. senator and military

Tech Republic Security

The cybercriminals behind the powerful banking malware have turned their attention to government targets like Sen. Cory Booker

2020 and beyond: heightened climate activism, wealth divides, gender power shifts, entertainment economy

Trends in the Living Networks

The most recent Good Weekend magazine, which reaches over 1 million readers in Saturday’s Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times and Melbourne’s The Age, included a compact feature interview with me titled Meet the futurist with 2020 vision.

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How to disconnect devices and revoke app privileges from your Firefox cloud account

Tech Republic Security

You'll be surprised at how many devices, apps, and services are associated with your Firefox cloud account. Find out how to remove them

Cisco issues firewall, SD-WAN security warnings

Network World

Amongst Cisco’s dump of 27 security advisories today only one was rated as critical – a vulnerability in its Firepower firewall system that could let an attacker bypass authentication and execute arbitrary actions with administrative privileges on a particular device. The Firepower Management Center (FMC) vulnerability – which was rated at 9.8 out of 10 – comes from improper handling of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) authentication responses from an external authentication server.

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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.