Sat.Apr 21, 2018 - Fri.Apr 27, 2018

Why It’s Important For Your Organization to Know The Difference Between a Data Scientist and Data Engineer

CTOvision

Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to become a focus for many enterprises and these organizations are increasing realizing how important it is to have the right people and skills in place. In particular, there has been a significant increase in demand for data scientists. Companies are searching and competing for increasingly scarce data scientists as the […].

The Sorry State of Digital Transformation in 2018

Forrester IT

Software eats the world, right? We’ve been saying that for how long now? 1997 in my case, I think.) And we’re still transforming? That’s taking so long is just an indication of just how hard it is for companies to change how they operate.

If your cloud apps don’t have APIs, you’re doing it wrong

David Linthicum

If you are building new applications on public cloud platforms, you are faced with a choice: Should you build a set of APIs bound to the new cloud application’s application services? Or should you look for another job? I’m seeing many new cloud applications that are built to fail. Not because they are poorly designed, but because they are leaving out the power of using application services with well-defined and designed APIs that let other applications access those services.

Can Data Analytics Elevate Soccer’s Profile in the U.S.?

Datacponomy

In the world of IT, data’s role as MVP is rapidly becoming an industry standard. But when it comes to athletics, there’s still some room to grow — at least in the case of American soccer. Where some sports have adopted the use of data analytics to shape predictions and.

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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.

All Enterprise Techies Should Watch HBO’s SciFi Epic Westworld: It will help us dialog over shared experiences on what we will not be creating

CTOvision

Westworld season one was a great mix of science fiction and drama and action and it was done in a way that should help people think through many tech ethics questions, like how do we want to treat our robots? Does treating robots with violence change our nature? Can robots become sentient? HBO has a […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News SciFi

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Expect cloud providers to bypass GDPR where they can, just like Facebook did

David Linthicum

Facebook is moving 1.5 billion users away from GDPR protection just before the law becomes a reality in May 2018. GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation, restricts what companies can do with people’s online data. If the GDPR went into effect right now, almost 1.9 billion Facebook users around the world would be protected by it. But soon that won’t be the case.

How Can CIOs Remove The Bias From How They Hire?

The Accidental Successful CIO

To increase diversity in IT, CIOs need to take the bias out of the hiring process Image Credit: Quinn Dombrowski.

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Five Critical Layers of Protection to Ensure Data Security

Datacponomy

With businesses holding more data than ever before, the frequency of cyber breaches grows exponentially. A recent survey showed that there were over 1,792 reported data breaches in 2016 alone. The breaches compromised almost 1.4 billion data records.

Your Data Is Worth Nothing, Unless You Use It

Forrester IT

I’m often asked the question, “What’s my data worth?” And, my immediate (and somewhat provocative) response is, “Nothing!” As the data economy heats up, the fear of being left behind leaves some company execs in a cold sweat.

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.

How devops practices prevent legacy platforms

Social, Agile and Transformation

Do you fully grasp the long-term business problem devops aims to solve? I'm going beyond the upfront benefits. The alignment of dev and ops teams to build and deploy supportable applications. The ability to release frequently and bring new features to market faster. The monitoring that informs technologists of application issues before end users escalate them. The automation to scale up.

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#DigitalTransformation Means Hybrid IT and Multipath

Cloud Musings

The cloud is ubiquitous in today’s business world. This operational model is changing both data center operations and application development processes across multiple domains.

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Why Data Driven Sales Teams are the Most Advantageous

Datacponomy

Today, marketing is more complicated and diverse than it’s ever been. Getting people to come to your website or check out your business is a challenge. When a customer has found their way through your content and into a position where they could convert, that’s where the most difficult task.

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Sometimes questions are the fastest path to solutions

Forrester IT

Sometimes questions are the fastest path to solutions By nature, people like to help. Anyone who has ever networked their way into a new job by doing a round of purposeful informational interviews knows this.

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.

The Global Ungoverned Area

CTOvision

There are places on this planet where good, civilized people simply do not voluntarily go, or willingly stay. What elected governments do in safer and more developed parts of the world are carried out in these areas by despots and militias, often at terrible cost to those who have nowhere else to go and no […]. CTO Cyber Security Cyber Threats News cyber Cybersecurity Diplomacy Politics

5 key enterprise IoT security recommendations

Network World

Not so long ago, the phrase “ consumerization of IT ” was on everyone’s lips. Whole publications and conferences (remember CITE , for Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise?) were created to chronicle the trend of corporations relying on products and services originally created for consumers — which was often easier to use and of higher quality than its business-oriented competitors.

How to Setup Co-Management – Introduction – Prerequisites

Anoop

Co-management is device manageability feature of Windows. It’s a solution that provides a bridge from traditional to modern management and gives you a path to make the transition using a phased approach. This post is based on the presentation Rajul, and I had given at GAB 2018. Co-Management Related Posts Overview Windows 10 Co-Management with Intune […].

Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2018

Forrester IT

Huawei hosted its annual Analyst Summit in Shenzhen, China, recently. As in 2016, Huawei reported strong financial growth in 2017. Revenues were up 16%, EBIT, by 19%, and cash flow from operations by 96%.

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.

Government Matters TV Explores Email Security Standards, DoD IT and Cloud Security with Bob Gourley

CTOvision

The Global Cyber Alliance continues to coordinate smart guidance, tips and approaches for improving security posture. They are an international, cross-sector organization designed to confront, address, and prevent malicious cyber activity (it is led by the gracious and sociable cyber champion Phil Reitinger). Their most recent report is titled "Top Federal IT Contractors Leave Emails […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Business Process Automation 101: Understanding the Basics

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: Business process automation (BPA) is the technology-enabled automation of business processes. It is performed to improve efficiency through the automation of manual processes. In this article, we explore the basics of BPA, and explain why it’s so important to your business.

Internet exchange points team up to bring better MANRS to the internet

Network World

Spreading bad routing information to your neighbors on the internet isn’t just bad manners, it could be bad for business. That, at least, is the message that the Internet Society (ISOC) wants to spread, as it calls on internet exchange points (IXPs) to help eliminate the most common threats to the internet’s routing system. [ Don’t miss customer reviews of top remote access tools and see the most powerful IoT companies. | Get daily insights by signing up for Network World newsletters. ].

Creating The CX-Centric Utility

Forrester IT

Outage management is a defining moment for utilities and thus provides a great way to reimagine the relationship between utilities and their customers. Absent an outage, most consumers don’t give a whole lot of thought to their utility company – flip a switch and the expected happens. The outage – especially prolonged outages – changes […]. customer experience digital disruption energy & utilities internet of things (IoT

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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.

Quantum Computing: The Potential Cure For Cancer?

CTOvision

Think about the first time you encountered the Internet. Did you have any idea that you could not live without it or let alone make a living without it? This paradigm shift has ushered a digital revolution and influence our lives in ways we still have yet to experience. I think back to 1991, working […]. Big Data and Analytics CTO News

Artificial Neural Networks: Solving Challenges in Health Sciences

Perficient - Digital Transformation

There is a lot of buzz in healthcare and life sciences right now around Artificial Intelligence, and the potential uses for Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) and Deep Learning to solve for all manner of messy and complex problems.

Coherence and Decentralized Systems

Phil Windley

Summary: Building decentralized system requires more than defining a few specifications and hoping for the best. In order to thrive, decentralized systems need coherence, the social organization necessary to get otherwise independent actors to cooperate.

Stop Playing “Telephone” With Data And Analytics. Change The Game With The GQMD Framework

Forrester IT

Too many firms today are playing a data-to-insights game of telephone. In the data analytics version, the insights you deliver fail to drive many actions that improve outcomes. The insights tumble into a gap between you and your budget-holding stakeholders who drive actions and have accountability for outcomes. The larger your gap, the more competitors […

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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.