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This post is the second in a series based on a discussion with Marc Andreessen. The first was on: AI, Robotics, Jobs and Accelerating The Future Gourley: Can you provide more context on what kind of education and training? Andreessen: It is fair to say I am biased on that subject but...
If you are an enterprise technologist or if you love thinking about the incredible future we can build for ourselves you no doubt already track the very interesting Marc Andreessen. His open sharing of views and context via his blog, on YouTube and his Twitter Feed are a great source o...
Bob Gourley This is the second in our bitcoin series. The first was an introduction to key concepts and terms around Bitcoin titled: Crypto-currencies and their promise for enterprise technology professionals. With this post we discuss a tool you can use immediately to work with Bitcoi...
Bob Gourley On 18 Feb 2016 the newly formed Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) is hosting a townhall formatted discussion at their Mountain View offices designed to inform tech company CEOs and other tech leaders on some of the nuances to track when seeking to serve DoD missio...
Bob Gourley One of CTOvision's features is our curated list of the most relevant events of interest to enterprise technologists (see our Technology Events Calendar. This carefully selected list contains events we believe to be of high interest to our readers (many are events we will be...
Bob Gourley As savvy, informed technology professionals you possess something that could be of a huge help to research underway at Carnegie Mellon's Human Computer Interaction Institute.  They are developing what looks to be a very interesting approach to automated analysis to some typ...
Bob Gourley On 18 Feb 2016, Women In Technology present "The Promise and Peril of Big Data" For more and to sign up see: http://bit.ly/1S9t3wz Big Data has enormous promise for consumers and organizations alike. Big data makes it easier than ever to listen to, interact with, and connec...
Bob Gourley Bitcoin is hot right now. It is known as a crypto-currency, but has the potential to be applied to far more than exchanging value. Bitcoin is a protocol, one that many consider the next great protocol for the Internet and the emerging Internet of Things. As advanced applica...
Our list of Truly Useful Artificial Intelligence Tools You Can Use Today was out of date the minute we published it. We knew that would happen and are absolutely thrilled when we discover new capabilities that belong on this list. One we just learned about is EverLaw, provider of perh...
“If data analysis is Big Data’s "tip of the spear" when it comes to delivering data-dependent value to customers or clients, we also must address how that spear is shaped, sharpened, aimed, and thrown – and, of course, whether or not it hits its intended target.” In Meeting the Missio...
Gartner predicts that number of IoT devices in use worldwide will grow from an estimated 5 billion in 2015 to some 25 billion connected devices by 2020. The best business strategies will perfectly balance the ever-growing IoT market opportunities versus a rapidly evolving threat enviro...
Katie Kennedy The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker US to invest billions in self-driving cars - Los Angeles Times O'Malley: Upgrade technology to fight gun crimes - DesMoinesRegister...
Katie Kennedy The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Overnight Tech: State of the Union turns up light on tech - The Hill US must keep pace with China in cyberspace - FCW.com NASA Advi...
Katie Kennedy Hortonworks has announced that Arkena, one of Europe's leading media services companies, is now using Hortonworks Data Platform (HDPTM) to provide its media customers with an advanced analytics platform to deliver content to OTT customers through its content delivery netw...
Katie Kennedy In the video below, Mark Sargeant addresses how Bright computing uses the power of OpenStack for their own DevOps environment, Bright for Big Data, and the value of a single pane of glass infrastructure management solution. The environment is easily managed by Bright Open...
We know you, dear readers, have been tracking the megatrend of artificial intelligence. There are many issues in this trend that should inform your day-to-day decision-making (we examine AI issues as part of our CAMBRIC construct to help put the trend in the context of other major thru...
Katie Kennedy The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Dr. Greg Hanson Named Chief Operating Officer at Zantech IT Services, Inc. Why Cheaper Oil Prices Help Solar Tech - Fortune The Sto...
Bob Gourley The analyst firm IDC reports that worldwide PC shipments in 2015 were about 300 million units, on par with 2007 numbers. The PC market continued to face persistent challenges from longer-PC lifecycles and competition from mobile phones and tablets, despite the slowing growt...
Bob Gourley We have previously written about the FFIEC approach to helping financial institutions think through cyber risk and ways to improve. For credit unions, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) has provided more focused context. A video overview is presented at this li...
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 (...
Katie Kennedy The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from FedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker House set to strengthen government records law - The Killeen Daily Herald Air Force seeks software for distributed adaptive planni...
Bob Gourley Editor's note: We have known and admired the work of Phil Reitinger for decades and believe his strengths make him uniquely qualified to successfully make progress in the important missions of this new global alliance for good. - bg From: www.globalcyberalliance.org The Glo...
Katie Kennedy The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Stephen Lewia to Lead Strategic Deterrence Mission Area at Johns Hopkins APL Parsons Manager David Warner Joins Seattle’s Minority ...
Katie Kennedy The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  "Fed Tech Ticker" Obama's Executive Actions On Gun Control May Not Do Much. But He's Doing More ... - Huffington Post GM Invests $500M in Lyft for ...
Brigg Patten In an atmosphere not unlike the red-carpet Academy Awards, the Canadian company Conquer Mobile announced the launch of PeriopSim, a mobile application to enable nurses to practice their “parts” in delicate robotic surgeries. The company scheduled the launch to coincide wit...
Bob Gourley An article posted in the Ukrainian news services TSN reported that massive outages suffered in the country were caused by highly destructive malware that infected at least three regional power authorities in Ukraine. The site reported that the only way to restore power was ...
Katie Kennedy The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  "Fed Tech Ticker" Noblis CEO Amr ElSawy to Keynote 2016 CES Government Conference ED's Top Tech Director Steps Down To Head Home - T.H.E. Journal I...
Katie Kennedy Hortonworks has announced that the 2nd release of their Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF) is now available. The Hortonworks DataFlow is designed to meet the practical challenges of collecting and moving data securely and efficiently. It is a data-source agnostic, real time data ...
Welcome to December's Technology Trends report. We produce this monthly to provide insights you can use regarding the rapidly changing technological landscape. We want to help you find the best ways to leverage new technologies to accomplish both your personal and professional goals. I...
Enterprise security management company, FireMon, has announced that its Immediate Insight security analytics software is available at no cost. Immediate Insight makes data accessible in a way that enables more of the IT organization to discover and analyze the data in order to accelera...
The video at this link and embedded below captures a 9 minute summary of Artificial Intelligence produced by PBS. It includes good research and video of computers and robots (and even an interview with Ray Kurzweil).
This time of year is one for commerce. The shiniest, newest, coolest gadgets are always the first to go from the shelves. This year in particular has been one for innovative gadgets and amazing buys.  From wearables to autonomous driving vehicles, the list below includes my picks of th...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  "Fed Tech Ticker" Juniper Hack: DHS Tells Agencies to Close Encryption Backdoors - Nextgov For the New Year, Let's Resolve to Improve Our Tech Literacy - New Yor...
Tamr is a very interesting firm with incredible software and even more incredible talent. Their executive ranks include champions who have created scalable enterprise data solutions for decades, including a Turing Award winner. Five of these credible builders of the future provide thei...
The video at this link and embedded below captures the back story on Watson's participation on Jeopardy! It is worth watching for historical context on the research behind the IBM system and some of the interesting stories around how it was brought to life.
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  "Fed Tech Ticker" Executive Profile: James Jasinski, Fortinet VP for Federal BD and Supply Chain Third quarter rally sparks Cru past FCW - MyWebTimes.com SpaceX ...
Editor's note: We noticed this article in Autodesk's Line//Shape//Space and requested their permission to repost it here. Line//Shape//Space is a site dedicated to inspiring designers and creators. -bg “Naturally, Man should want to stand on his own two feet … but how can he when his o...
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County operates the UMBC High Performance Computing Facility (HPCF), a community-based, interdisciplinary core facility for scientific computing and research. The facility is used in a wide variety of research involving numerical simulations, stati...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  "Fed Tech Ticker" New technology is aimed at keeping dementia, Alzheimer's patients at home - Minneapolis Star Tribune Full Measure: The federal version of 'Brea...
The video at this link and embedded below captures a historic first for humanity. Thanks to SpaceX and the many incredible engineers, planners, thinkers and leaders there, they have successfully proven that real space rockets, the kind that lift heavy payloads into working orbits, can ...