November, 2016

Your data project is going to fail

Eric D. Brown

I hate to be the bearer of bad news… but your data project is going to fail. Maybe not the one you’re working on today. Maybe not the one you’re starting next month.

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Micro Explanations For Nine Essential AI Technologies

Forrester IT

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not one big, specific technology. Rather, it is comprised of one or more building block technologies. So, to understand AI, you have to understand each of these nine building block technologies.

Dutch bank ING to spend millions ‘disrupting’ its own business

Computer Weekly

Dutch bank ING used digital technology to reinvent itself following the financial crash, and is about to reinvent itself again, says its global CTO, Brendan Donovan

How to approach machine learning in the cloud

David Linthicum

Artificial intelligence and its machine learning subset are all the rage these days. That was evident when I spoke this week at the AI World event, which was packed with vendors and users seeking to understand what the hell AI and machine learning are—and wanting to know how they could use this old but revitalized technology effectively. Amazon Web Services, Google, IBM, Microsoft , and the other major cloud providers all have machine learning services in their clouds now.

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.

Corporate IT: How the Best Teams Lead Digitization Efforts

CEB IT

Most senior executives, regardless of background or outlook, will now agree that digitization should be a priority for their company. They realize that intelligent use of data and digital technology will lead to better products, more efficient creation of them, and a more productive way to sell them.

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Cognitio’s Bob Flores, Ex-CIA CTO, Featured in IDG TechWorld Providing Context On the Cyber Threat

CTOvision

Bob Gourley. Cognitio's Bob Flores, former CTO of the CIA, was just featured in IDG TechWorld providing context on the state of the cyber threat.

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Artificial Intelligence: Fact, Fiction. How Enterprises Can Crush It

Forrester IT

Forrester surveyed business and technology professionals and found that 58% of them are researching AI, but only 12% are using AI systems. This gap reflects growing interest in AI, but little actual use at this time.

Alleged hacker Lauri Love’s ‘life will be destroyed’ under Trump regime

Computer Weekly

Supporters fear for activist Lauri Love if his extradition to face hacking charges to the US goes ahead

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2017 is the year the cloud zooms like a rocket

David Linthicum

It’s now obvious that 2016 was the inflection point for cloud computing, so the questions for 2017 are set: How big will it get? When will it experience rapid growth? Also, what part of the market will grow the fastest? Here are my predictions. Download the public cloud megaguide PDF: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Joyent compared. Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorld’s Cloud Computing Report newsletter. ]. Explosive growth in migrated workloads.

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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.

Why IT Chiefs of Staff are Shaping Business Strategy

CEB IT

Nearly half of all IT chiefs of staff say they want to get more involved in helping to set business strategy, but only 28% say they are currently involved in this process, according to CEB data.

DCK Exclusive: TierPoint CEO Jerry Kent Talks Strategy

Data Center Knowledge

In an interview with Data Center Knowledge, TierPoint CEO Jerry Kent reviewed significant 2016 achievements which will set the stage for growth in 2017, and beyond. Read More. Featured TierPoint

CTOvision Named To BizTech’s List Of Top 30 Must-Read Blogs For the Small to Mid-sized Business

CTOvision

Bob Gourley. We are pleased to report that CTOvision has been named to BizTech's list of the top 30 "Must-Read" blogs for small to mid-sized businesses, ranking as number 2 of 30. The small to mid-sized market includes all firms under 2000 people in size, which is 90% of the businesses in the U.S.

Meet The Digital Architects Of Your Technology Strategy

Forrester IT

When Jeffrey Hammond , Mark Grannan , and I dove into our most recent developer survey, we unearthed a fascinating group of developers we call "digital architects."

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.

UK firms neglecting cyber security, say 74% of IT managers

Computer Weekly

Most UK firms lack the time and resources to ensure adequate cyber security and data protection, according to a survey of IT managers

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Cloud computing’s next gambit: Data as a service

David Linthicum

The American Heart Association (AHA) announced a strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services: the launch of a cloud-based data marketplace for researchers and clinicians. The idea to target products for a vertical market is not new. What’s new is our ability to put meaningful data on public clouds that doctors and researchers can use to better understand the patterns of some disease. This is a great leap forward, considering that heart disease is the No. 1 killer in this country.

IT Governance: Lessons from the Simple Sabotage Field Manual

CEB IT

The Simple Sabotage Field Manual was created in 1944 by the predecessor of the CIA. It was distributed to disgruntled citizens of enemy states to help them destabilize their governments by taking disruptive actions.

Equinix VP: New Power Models Make Open Source Necessary

Data Center Knowledge

Changes to the way newer, highly scalable servers consume power made it necessary for the world’s leading colo provider to change the way networks connect to those servers, says Equinix’ chief scientist. Read More.

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.

Hyper-segmentation – How to Avoid Cyber Disasters

CTOvision

Nathaniel Crocker. There is a new kind of disaster that is currently striking all our agencies—cyber disaster. Unlike natural disasters, man-made disasters are avoidable. Like other man-made disasters, we need to find a way to prevent cyber disasters.

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VMware Is Evolving As A Powerful Provider Of Cloud-Based Offerings

Forrester IT

With Lauren Nelson. We recently attended VMworld 2016 Europe in Barcelona. The event, which attracted about 10,000 visitors, has established itself as an important destination for anyone with an interest in virtualization-related topics.

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Cyber security image putting women and girls off, says panel

Computer Weekly

There is still a lot of work to be done to change the perception of cyber security and corporate culture to attract more women to the profession, according to a panel of security professionals

3 key cloud trends you'll see at AWS Re:Invent

David Linthicum

Amazon Web Services’ Re:Invent cloud event is this month, and already I’m getting emails around announcements. Here are the three key trends that will be highlighted not only at the show but in the broader world of cloud providers and users in the next few months. An updated tactical push from AWS. We'll see many tactical announcements around every topic, including security monitoring services, better service discovery, and better scaling algorithms.

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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.

Darknet Podcast with Aamir Lakhani

Doctor Chaos

I had the pleasure of being on the Brakeing Down Security podcast. We had a great conversation around Darknet and investigations. Check out the awesome podcast in the links below! Direct Link: [link] iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/2016-045-aamir-lakhani-discusses/id799131292?i=1000377812439&mt=2 i=1000377812439&mt=2 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7Gto0VAf5E

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Azure Stack in 6 Months, Says HPE Exec

Data Center Knowledge

The timeframe is finally tightening for the release of Microsoft’s long awaited data center operating platform, Azure Stack, based on the same platform that runs the company’s public cloud service — at least from the perspective of Microsoft’s partners. In remarks made during the Tuesday general.

How Far has Face-Tracking Technology Come in 2016?

CTOvision

Ellie Martin. The latest Snapchat lens that gives you fox ears may be nothing more than a passing distraction to send to your friends, but that lens, colloquially known as a “filter,” utilizes surprisingly advanced face tracking technology.

Blockchain’s Potential For IoT Solutions

Forrester IT

"IoT is not a feasible concept without a solution that allows for the direct interaction between machines and devices. Blockchain is a technology that can help to unlock this piece of the puzzle.". Matthew Spoke, CEO, Nuco.

Best Practices for Micro-Services Management, Traceability and Visualization

Speaker: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner at Kumulus Technologies

Moving to micro-services, or even working with distributed applications in a traditional environment, brings with it a host of interactions that are often difficult to understand. This session will provide an overview of service mesh, a review of the Istio service mesh itself, and dive into best practices and integration models for integrating the traceability model into a distributed application.