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Science fiction fans recognize Asimov’s prescient thoughts on robot programming, captured in his three laws of robotics. In Asimov’s sci-fi world, robots were all programmed to protect their humans (the first law), to obey their humans (the second law) and to protect themselves (the th...
The yearly Strata Data conference (formerly known as Hadoop World) will be 25-28 Sep 2017. This is the place to be to network with peers, learn lessons from others in the field, and track the status of the greatest technological solutions in the Big Data field. Topics include: AI, Big ...
As a techie the most fun at DIA's DoDIIS Conference is usually on the expo floor. This is always a great place to learn about interesting new technologies or about how key integrators are adding value to solutions for some very interesting missions. A fun challenge is to see as many of...
Editor's note: This article captures insights from Andrew Wells and Kathy Chiang, co-authors of the new book, Monetizing Your Data: A Guide to Turning Data into Profit-Driving Strategies and Solutions. -bg Build it and they will come. That is the view many organizations maintain about ...
For years we have heard warnings of cyber attacks against manufacturing processes and against infrastructure, and for years we have seen these attacks grow from theoretical to real. We have also seen many who do not know how connected these systems are say that all is well and the thre...
Taking place in New York, Newsweek’s second edition of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science in Capital Markets promises two days of exploration into cutting edge tools and processes being used in today’s data driven financial world. Following on from a successful event in March, wh...
Editor's note: We are proud to spread the word of this fantastic event coordinated by friends and associates at AFCEA and INSA. - bg Innovation is essential to the Intelligence Community's strategic advantage, a key theme of the Summit on September 6-7 at the Walter E. Washington Conve...
On September 26-27, 2017, senior leaders within the U.S. Military Services, DoD, Industry and Academia will convene in Alexandria, VA, for two days of off the record, non attribution briefings and senior level discussions at Defense Strategies Institute’s “Town Hall” Autono...
There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deeper into ...
There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deeper into ...
Strata Data Conference | September 25–28, 2017| New York, NY Cutting-edge science and new business fundamentals intersect and merge at Strata Data Conference. It's a deep-immersion event where data scientists, analysts, and executives get up to speed on emerging techniques an...
There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deeper into ...
There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deeper into ...
The O'Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference 17-20 Sep 2017 gathers some of the brightest minds in AI to cut through the hype, identify and explain the most promising AI developments, and provide practical case studies, time-saving tips and tricks, and proven best practices you need...
As you probably realize, right this minute your computers are being bombarded with WiFi signals. Where ever you are, whatever you are doing, WiFi signals are making the electrons in your device cycle back and forth. That's just a fact of life, and you should assume it is happing every ...
There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deeper into ...
We have previously written about the Security Innovation Network (SINET), a collective of mission-focused experts led by the highly regarded and widely respected connector Robert Rodriguez. Any SINET event is worth engaging with, they always deliver value for participants. The next maj...
Bob Gourley The Global Connected Aircraft Summit (7-9 June 2017) provides airlines, operators, integrators, and technology vendors with a venue for advancing the state of  the entire aviation community. This fourth annual event connects business, technology, and industry perspectives a...
Bob Gourley We should all collectively thank Mary Meeker for her continued efforts in helping capture key trends in our interconnected technology. Her yearly report on the state of the Internet (available at Internet Trends Report and embedded below) provides context relevant to just a...
Bob Gourley There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive ...
Bob Gourley There are seven key MegaTrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive ...
Bob Gourley One of the enjoyable things about estimating the future is there is always a new consideration. It is a dynamic task that is never done. This is especially true in analyzing the future of enterprise technology, where things are always moving fast. We try to find balance in ...
Bob Gourley The dynamic nature of today’s IT Operations has eroded the network perimeter in ways we have all been watching and even cheering on! This is a new world of mobility, cloud computing and rapid partnering for success. But the erosion of the network perimeter is making traditi...
Bob Gourley The 11 May 2017 Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure is notable for several reasons. As Marty Meehan points out, the order is significant as it discusses improvements to the federal government's (and...
Bob Gourley In the video below, Professor Gene Spafford, Executive Director Emeritus of CERIAS at Perdue, introduces one of the nation's great digital risk and cybersecurity thinkers, Dr. Ron Ross of NIST, who then provides very important context on what the next generation of cybersec...
Bob Gourley In the video below, Professor Gene Spafford, Executive Director Emeritus of CERIAS at Perdue, introduces one of the nation's great digital risk and cybersecurity thinkers, Dr. Ron Ross of NIST, who then provides very important context on what the next generation of cybersec...
Bob Gourley Editor's note: We are aiming this tutorial at the non-technical person. Please share with anyone in your life who could benefit from this. -bg Have you ever seen a picture of an old fashioned telephone operator? The operator played a critical function in establishing a glob...
Bob Gourley Operating, securing and defending the Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) network and the data traversing through it is inherently a governmental function for the Armed Forces. To accomplish this, DoD has a skilled workforce, empowered with advanced cyber capa...
Bob Gourley O'Reilly Media is looking for speakers to share lessons learned at several of their upcoming conferences. Presentations could be a success story, cautionary tale, hard-won lesson, or perhaps even a worthy failure. Here are some of the upcoming events to consider speaking at...
Bob Gourley Cooley is an international law firm recognized for its technology practice and experience in multiple practice areas, including Mergers and Acquisition (the firm has handled over 1,000 M&A transactions since 2010). In a recent post on the Cooley M&A website titled C...
Bob Gourley The FFIEC (Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council) is a formal interagency body empowered to prescribe uniform principles, standards, and report forms for the federal examination of financial institutions by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (...
Bob Gourley Hosted at the Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA, this event gathers over 300+ leading private equity investors, corporates, venture-back tech companies and emerging growth businesses. The cyber innovation ecosystem is broadening. CISOs and government groups alike r...
Bob Gourley The trend of applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to the mission of cyber defense is one of the most promising activities in the cybersecurity community. The trend towards eliminating data stovepipes to allow analysts to work over all relevant security data...
Bob Gourley There are many great ways to learn about Artificial Intelligence. An important one is to listen to those strategic thinkers who are helping drive real advancements into applications. As a long term student of AI, I have other videos I will recommend to you to better learn t...
Bob Gourley A trend we have noticed in engagements across multiple sectors of the economy is an absolute thirst for information on best practices for protecting information at home. Every employee of every company, from the most senior executive to most junior intern, is now leveraging...
Bob Gourley The Feb 17-20 Strata Hadoop World in San Jose has an incredible line up of speakers and hot topics. Attending is a great way to track the latest in the community, learn (and share) lessons learned and find the most capable technologies ready for enterprise use. This is the ...
Bob Gourley For years there has been a growing concern that many forms of machine learning are actually easier to deceive than they should be (and there is good reason to be concerned, for background on why see the paper recommended to me by my friend Lewis Shepherd: "Deep Neural Netwo...
Bob Gourley One of the greatest things about the annual RSA Conference is the open sharing of lessons learned between cybersecurity practitioners. One of the sessions I found most rewarding and insightful focused on new cyber attack techniques. This session, moderated by the SANS Insti...
Bob Gourley Editor's note: Dave Mihelcic has been a leader, mentor and friend to thousands, including me.  I wish him the very best in his transition from government service.  It was great to see how DISA honored him with with a farewell release on their site. Find and follow Dave on L...
Bob Gourley There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post ...