Mon.Jan 21, 2019

CEOs And Software

Forrester IT

How To Lead The Most Important – and Perplexing — Corporate Domain by John R. Rymer and Jeffrey S. Hammond Summary What if CEOs — not software development and delivery leaders or CIOs — held the keys to the fast, high-quality software delivery that is so crucial to digital business?

The 4 Phases of the Gartner Blockchain Spectrum

CEB IT

It’s easy to be swept up in the promise and hype of blockchain, but the reality is that most solutions marketed as “blockchain” are missing key components — particularly tokenization and decentralization.

Brands: Here Is The Size Of Your Digital Commerce Prize

Forrester IT

Consumer-facing brands know that there is proverbial “gold” in generating direct sales through digital commerce — but the big question is the size of the prize.

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How Blockchain Technology Can Improve America’s Infrastructure

CTOvision

Read Adam Millsap explain how blockchain technology can help improve USA’s crumbling public infrastructure on Forbes : America’s infrastructure is often described as crumbling, broken-down, and out-of-date by politicians from both sides. While the reality isn’t so dire, there are obvious infrastructure issues throughout the country, such as New York’s subway, D.C.’s s metro, and almost any […]. CTO News

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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.

Killing Spreadsheets and Empowering Data Driven Organizations

Social, Agile and Transformation

One of the more polarizing discussions I've had with IT leaders on Twitter chats #IdgTechTalk (Thursdays 12pm ET), #CIOChat (Thursdays at 2pm ET) or at conferences is around the use or misuse of spreadsheets. From the comments, you can guess people are either "for" or "against" using spreadsheets, but what we are really saying is, "Use them wisely" and find ways to replace them with more.

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Top 5 Considerations When Hiring a Data Scientist

Information Week

AI is a hot term in every industry, but don't be a company that just blindly hires a group of data scientists who end up frustrated and unproductive

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Hybrid cloud trends offer lessons for potential adopters

CTOvision

Organizations and IT administrators hoping to follow hybrid cloud trends can save time and energy by planning ahead with these hybrid cloud design, deployment and migration guidelines. A hybrid cloud system mixes private and public cloud platforms with orchestration that enables workload flexibility between them. Hybrid cloud admins can move workloads between on-premises and third-party clouds […]. CTO News

The Future of War is Cyber

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - The Future of War is Cyber - Information Technology Blog. To explain what Cyberwar is, we have to do a little exercise of imagination. Imagine a war without a battlefield, without troops deployed, without firearms, bombs, large-scale bloodshed.

CIO upfront: The Internet of Things – who pays when things go wrong?

CTOvision

Read Mark Campbell of Russell McVeagh discuss what companies can do to protect themselves on CIO : The internet of things (IoT), the ability of everyday objects to remotely connect to computers, promises connection, convenience and new market opportunities for manufacturers and developers. For the users of smart devices and apps, the convenience factor comes with […]. CTO News

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.

Easy Does It: 6 Great Ways to Improve Your Website Usability

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Easy Does It: 6 Great Ways to Improve Your Website Usability - Information Technology Blog.

Facebook poaches Google’s AR/VR engineering lead to take over Portal team

CTOvision

Facebook is bringing on the engineering lead for Google’s entire AR/VR team to tackle Portal hardware. Ryan Cairns comes aboard after 12 years at Google, where he was most recently the engineering lead for a team of more than 500 people tackling AR/VR at the big G, including Daydream, Lens and ARCore, according to his LinkedIn. His […]. CTO News

Tips for Finding the Best Photography Equipment

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Tips for Finding the Best Photography Equipment - Information Technology Blog. Choosing photography equipment can be a daunting task for the uninitiated.

Q&A: Cloud Services Offer Retailers New Competitive Edge

Information Week

Incumbent retailers can no longer count on size and scale to fend off startup rivals. Google Cloud's Pravin Pillai discusses how cloud-based solutions can make these enterprises nimbler

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.

7 Effective Ways to Reduce Bounce Rate and Boost Conversion

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - 7 Effective Ways to Reduce Bounce Rate and Boost Conversion - Information Technology Blog. When someone takes a cursory look through your home page and then decides “ No, not here. I should look elsewhere! ”, they have bounced.

Three Aspects of Running Highly Adaptive Digital Organization

Future of CIO

Digital means fast-paced changes, continuous disruptions, overwhelming information, and shortened knowledge life cycle.

MacX DVD Ripper Pro: Copy and Rip Any DVD in 5 mins [Giveaway]

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - MacX DVD Ripper Pro: Copy and Rip Any DVD in 5 mins [Giveaway] - Information Technology Blog. Want to digitize your entire collection of DVDs or family movies? It’s simple; you just need the right tool.

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Creativity and Authenticity

Future of CIO

Being authentic is the state of self-consciousness, self-discovery, and self-improvement. It seems everyone who considers authenticity has his or her own view of it.

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.

The Monthly “Change Agent CIO” Book Tuning: “Change Agent” CIO Jan, 2019

Future of CIO

Change is inevitable, organizational change has become a common practice within an organization, but too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. This is the bureaucracy’s way of meeting the challenges.