July, 2019

Where does Europe stand in the development of AI?

Datacponomy

What is the future of AI in Europe and what does it take to build an AI solution that is attractive to investors and customers at the same time? How do we reimagine the battle of “AI vs Human Creativity” in Europe? Is there any company that is not using.

5 Risk Mitigation Strategies for Agile Teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

I find that agile teams, because they are agile, may leave behind fundamental-to-IT risk mitigation strategies that can make sprints, releases, and application development more reliable and robust.

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The Rising Tide Of Ransomware Requires A Commitment To Best Practices

Forrester IT

Last week, the United States Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution against paying ransoms. What’s interesting about this is by creating what is essentially a vertical front of communities against ransomware. It may well disincentivize attackers from targeting US towns and cities.

Hybrid cloud is not what it used to be

David Linthicum

Back in the good old days when the cloud was cool, but nobody knew what it was, hybrid cloud was a pairing of public and private cloud. Indeed, hybrid cloud was popular because it allowed us to say we were moving to cloud computing while placing the majority of our cloud bets on private cloud.

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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.

Chatbots Will Appeal to Modern Workers

CEB IT

Chatbots continue to be a hot topic among media, end users and vendor communities. This is no surprise, as chatbot technology — which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to mimic human conversations — is beginning to mature and offer more sophisticated solutions.

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What’s Preventing You From Becoming A Better CIO?

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to learn to listen to what their employees are trying to tell them Image Credit: Benson Kua. Hopefully we’d all like to become better CIOs. This is a great goal, the challenge that most of us are facing is that it just is not clear exactly what we need to do in order to make this happen.

7 Lessons on Maturing DevOps in Enterprises

Social, Agile and Transformation

If you are trying to implement devops in a larger IT organization, please give a listen to my recent podcast on Gigaom's Voices in DevOps A Conversation with Isaac Sacolick. DevOps largely came from startups that wanted to break the cultural and practice separation between Dev and Ops.

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The Future Of Work Is An Adaptive Workforce

Forrester IT

To Build An Adaptive Enterprise, Build An Adaptive Workforce The future of work isn’t something that happens to you — it’s something you create for your company and your own career. Unfortunately, C-level technology and business leaders are often uncertain on how to do it.

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How to deal with cloud complexity

David Linthicum

Cloud complexity is the number one reason enterprises experience failures with cloud. Cloud-based platforms become complex due to an excess of heterogeneity and fewer common services. The end result is negative cloud computing value.

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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.

Top 3 Benefits of AI Projects

CEB IT

Determining the benefits for artificial intelligence (AI) projects is difficult and confusing, but increasingly important. By 2024, 50% of AI investments will be quantified and linked to specific key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure return on investment.

How can attackers abuse artificial intelligence?

CTOvision

CIOs Need To Learn How Best To Use Email

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to learn how to tame their email Image Credit: Simplificamos Su Trabajospan> Ah, email. What a powerful tool. What an utter nightmare! The person who has the CIO job probably uses email so often that they no longer really spend that much time thinking about it.

When it comes to the IoT, Wi-Fi has the best security

Network World

When it comes to connecting internet of things (IoT) devices, there is a wide variety of networks to choose from, each with its own set of capabilities, advantages and disadvantages, and ideal use cases.

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.

IoT And Blockchain: Are We There Yet?

Forrester IT

The internet of things (IoT) and blockchain. They should go together like strawberries and cream, right?

3 tips for container devops in the cloud

David Linthicum

Devops in the cloud is all the rage.

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Ride the 4 Waves of Digital Disruption

CEB IT

Dave, a longtime CIO at a large corporation, finds himself drowning in a sea of new technology developments. He is used to the old way of doing things, where a new technology advancement would come out every few years.

Facebook open-sources DLRM, a deep learning recommendation model

CTOvision

Facebook today announced the open source release of Deep Learning Recommendation Model (DLRM), a state-of-the-art AI model for serving up personalized results in production environments.

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.

How Can CIOs Become More Successful?

The Accidental Successful CIO

It turns out that what time of day we work to become more successful matters Image Credit: DennisM2. I would like to be more successful. Would you?

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Worst DNS attacks and how to mitigate them

Network World

The Domain Name System remains under constant attack, and there seems to be no end in sight as threats grow increasingly sophisticated.

Are Outdated Core Applications Holding You Back?

Forrester IT

You’ve been building flashy mobile apps, creating wonderful systems of engagement to improve customer experience, but your digital program still has not delivered. Because you’ve neglected the modernization of your core systems.

What your cloud provider doesn’t want you to know

David Linthicum

Cloud architecture is practiced differently, depending on who you work for or with. Given that the cloud architect gig encompasses planning, design, technology selection, technology integration, and deployment planning, the overall cloud architecture itself is often somehow overlooked.

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.

9 Steps to Successful Functional Strategic Planning

CEB IT

In the 2019 Gartner Strategy Agenda Poll, 60% of corporate strategists cite slow strategy execution as their biggest challenge for the year. The objective sounds simple enough: Define the organization’s strategy and make resource-allocation decisions to pursue it. So what goes wrong? . The problem — paradoxically — is that many organizations lack a coherent plan for their strategic planning that properly translates lofty enterprise goals into functional objectives.

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The Next AI in Government Events is 25 July 2019 at George Washington University

CTOvision

Join the next AI in Government event Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM at GWU. Note it’s in the morning this month! Our speaker is Adam Murray from the U.S. Department of State in the Office of International Communications and Information Policy.

Three Trends in Data Science Jobs You Should Know

Datacponomy

If you are a Data Scientist wondering what companies could have the most career opportunities or an employer looking to hire the best data science talent but aren’t sure what titles to use in your job listings — a recent report using Diffbot’s Knowledge Graph could hold some answers for.

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Tempered Networks simplifies secure network connectivity and microsegmentation

Network World

The TCP/IP protocol is the foundation of the internet and pretty much every single network out there. The protocol was designed 45 years ago and was originally only created for connectivity. There’s nothing in the protocol for security, mobility, or trusted authentication.

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.