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Effectively Using the Internet of Things
In the Boardroom with... Ramesh Kesanupalli, Founder of Nok Nok Labs & Founding Member of FIDO Alliance

Ramesh Kesanupalli is the Founder of Nok Nok Labs and a Founding Member of FIDO Alliance.

Thank you for joining us today, Ramesh. It's an honor to speak with the founder of Nok Nok Labs and the visionary behind the creation of the FIDO Alliance. Before we discuss FIDO Alliance and Nok Nok Labs in greater detail, please tell us about your background.

Ramesh Kesanupalli: Sure. Before founding Nok Nok Labs, and as the FIDO Alliance was forming, I was the CTO of Validity Sensors, which is now part of Synaptics. Prior to that, I was the Senior Vice President at Phoenix Technologies, running Engineering, Marketing and Business Development. I was part of the team that founded Network24 Communications, a video Streaming company acquired by Akamai. I founded and served as CEO at both a Services company and a middle-tier carrier software company, which went through various incarnations before ultimately merging with Harris; and early in my career, I worked as a consultant with IBM Labs on the East Coast.

SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: We enjoyed "The FIDO Alliance Video: How It All Began" a great deal. Please share with us a brief history of the FIDO Alliance.

Ramesh Kesanupalli: Some of the thinking at the core of the Fido Alliance dates back to 2004, but the prime move occurred in 2009 when as CTO of Validity Sensors (now Synaptics), I met with Michael Barrett, who is currently the FIDO Alliance president and was then PayPal CISO. I was looking for ways to bring fingerprint technology into main stream consumer authentication, and Barrett was trying to fix consumer authentication for PayPal. That first conversation between me, Taher Elgamal, Inventor of SSL and now CTO of Salesforce.com security, and Michael Barrett established a working group to address the authentication problem. What started out as an exploration of how to engage PayPal in using Validity fingerprint sensors, expanded when Barrett said that PayPal would want to consider the whole field of authentication options to passwords, and the range of competitors to Validity, including more than fingerprint sensors alone. That stated interest was, and is, a driver in the development of FIDO authentication. Basically, PayPal was first to ask for what everyone wants: unlimited choice, limited liability, complete interoperability, low cost, and lots of flexibility to accommodate unpredictable change. The FIDO authentication model today embraces the full range of local authentication and authenticators, makes all methods interoperable and enables them to communicate with the network to authenticate users without ever sharing passwords or credentials - NEVER! That first meeting, and the working group that emerged from it, are the basis of the FIDO Alliance, which we launched publicly in February 2013 with six founding members. So compelling is the FIDO authentication model and so urgent is the need, that today - only 16 months later - we have 135+ FIDO Alliance members, and our ranks increase weekly. Global leaders in Technology, Financial Services, Healthcare, and Enterprise have joined the FIDO Alliance in our mission to move beyond passwords with universal strong authentication that is more secure, private, and easier-to-use.

SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: We read with great interest regarding the mission of the FIDO Alliance which is to change the nature of online authentication and your interview with Bloomberg Businessweek where you discussed that "passwords had to go." Care to elaborate?

Ramesh Kesanupalli: Yes. Happy to. Prevailing password authentication has proven to be insecure and risky amidst a world of escalating security threats, cybercrime and targeted attacks, not to mention increasing vulnerability associated with so many more vectors of attack coming through the Internet of Things (IoT). Right now, we are moving from informational access to a major life style change where we can access everything digitally. We're at the threshold of using authentication to pay at retail stores with our phones, to open and start our cars, to manage home networks, appliances, and security systems all through connected devices. Authentication is the FIRST step we must perform to begin to effectively use IoT. Even basic usability of passwords is challenged when typing/entering credentials on various devices or using touch screens is neither simple nor fast. As we make this lifestyle change, authentication must be based on universal FIDO standards, not the prevailing password infrastructure. Otherwise, there will be chaos and a scale of cyber disruption we have not yet experienced. Our FIDO Alliance members understand the full scope of the authentication problem and are determined to change the world with authentication that is more secure, private and much easier to use. FIDO standards promise to open new spheres of services with accommodations that potentially change the personal experience in ways we haven't even imagined yet. The impediments of prevailing password systems and the importance of solving the authentication problem cannot be overstated; once FIDO authentication predominates, the ensuing years of digital development will prove the importance of what the FIDO Alliance has accomplished.

Let me layout the scope of the password problem, so you can clearly recognize the urgency at hand, and the elegant solution that FIDO authentication presents. We are in an interesting and fast evolving world that requires access everywhere - from PC-centric computations to mobile phones with buttons, to touch screens, tablets and various forms of computing - taken altogether, we dub this the Internet of Things (IoT). Our digital and online identity is only as strong as the weakest service that we use; as we extend to an evolving world of IoT, the authentication issues become virtually unmanageable without a disruptive change - that disruption is FIDO authentication.

The public is acutely aware of online and point of sale (POS) attacks and rampant identity theft. Headlines about breaches and scaled attacks on Evernote, EBay, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Target and many other major consumer destinations, point to a dire need to move authentication beyond passwords. The rapid growth of the FIDO Alliance is incomparable and illustrates a consolidated determination across industry, technology, and the world to fix the password problem. The marketplace has been trying to address the password problem for some years, and there are some very strong scalable solutions, but until now these have been proprietary, too expensive, difficult to deploy, or add complexity and friction to the user experience. Moreover, ALL options have been based on password infrastructure, which we know must go.

Even a decade ago, passwords worked adequately on the Internet. The average Internet user in 2004 probably had only 5-6 passwords to try to remember. Now, those same users must cope with 30 or more of them. As such, a coping mechanism for the average user is to use the same password repeatedly everywhere. Basically, that means that the security of their most secure account is now the security of the least secure place where they've used that same password. Criminals understand this very well, which is why we see so many data breaches these days. Adding to the insidious password problem, we now have huge amounts of data about which passwords users use; as well as GPU-based cracking arrays. Even well salted & hashed password databases wither under this assault, as criminals are able to retrieve the passwords used by millions of users.

Though users are at risk personally, the Relying Parties, RPs (Internet services, if you like) who serve them bear inappropriate liabilities for lost or stolen credentials and face huge risk and losses - in the range of hundreds of millions of dollars per year, maybe more.

The largest and most sophisticated of these RPs - typically large financial institutions and online service providers - have developed complex risk based authentication systems. These systems staunch the bleeding somewhat, for those organizations, but don't begin to solve the problem for all of the other companies who provide Internet based services.

Enterprises have roughly the same issues as they look inside their perimeters. Typically, 30 percent of helpdesk costs derive from requests for password help and resets. Meanwhile, the poor CISO is generally complaining to the CIO that stronger authentication is needed in order to manage the risk from APTs (advanced persistent threats).

Password authentication dates back more than 50 years, to the first client/server models when dumb terminals authenticated to mainframes to access data. Though password-based authentication has had a good run, it's clearly not up to authentication as needed now, and Internet providers and businesses know it all too well.

Enter FIDO authentication - It is important to emphasize that FIDO technologies and products are available now to the marketplace. The FIDO Alliance released the first review draft specifications in February 2014 - just one year after our official launch. As soon as the specs became public, four of our members announced the first FIDO technology deployment based on FIDO specifications - Samsung, PayPal, Synaptics and Nok Nok Labs implemented FIDO technology with the Samsung Galaxy S5 in a payments solution that uses the Synaptics fingerprint sensors to authenticate users and confirm transactions in a PayPal point-of-sale payments application, while Nok Nok Labs servers manage FIDO authentication on the back-end for both smartphone users and the RPs to effect very fast, reliable, secure and private mobile payments (https://fidoalliance.org/news/item/the-fido-alliance-announces-first-authentication-deployment-paypal-samsung). Since last February, more FIDO Alliance members are announcing FIDO ReadyTM products, marketplace deployments, and implementation trials across industry - Enterprise, Financial Services, Healthcare, and for a range of Internet and mobility authentication. FIDO authentication is happening now, and let me use this forum to broadcast the good news and encourage more participation in the FIDO Alliance. As more join us, adopt FIDO technologies and deploy FIDO authentication solutions, FIDO specifications become better, and refined to include every potential use case.

When we decided to release FIDO draft specifications and ask for public comment, we struck an enduring model of how FIDO authentication will naturally respond to an evolving landscape that has just begun its expansion into a future that demands secure, private, easy-to-use authentication. By putting FIDO specs to work in products and solutions now, the first implementation draft of the spec will be enlightened by actual deployments and usage that is occurring now. We will never be finished specifying what's best in universal strong authentication, but FIDO standards are already moving the world beyond passwords to universal strong authentication.

SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: What is your perspective regarding the achievements thus far for the FIDO Alliance and your vision of future goals?

Ramesh Kesanupalli: Astonishing progress and incomparable growth! We launched the FIDO Alliance publicly with six members in February 2013; in only 16 months we have 135+ members - comprising leaders in Tech, Financial Services and Industry. We have published draft specifications for two FIDO protocols -one which addresses requirements for using multiple authentication factors with existing devices, and one which addresses use of an external dongle or plug-in - both are easy to use, interoperable (or universal) and move us beyond password dependencies. The two protocols provide more user options, and more options for RPs to specify choice to granularly manage security levels and control their own risk without adding friction to the user experience.

As I've already said, we are very pleased by all the FIDO Ready products, and real deployments and implementation trials underway as we proceed toward the implementation draft of the FIDO specifications. The FIDO Alliance is among only a few industry alliances able to evolve open industry specifications through a working industry ecosystem that is developing new products in parallel with products already working in the field. While our progress has been great, there is still much to do. Ultimately decisions are made and direction taken based on FIDO Alliance governance, and working groups. Though, personally, I anticipate that FIDO authentication will develop and expand from the original model of authenticating from user-to-device and then device-to-service, by eventually extending the model to include device-to-device and service-to-service authentication. This extended model would squarely address the IoT market. We have prepared for FIDO authentication to work with the current marketplace and evolve to accommodate what's next - no longer will authentication be a persistent vulnerability and an impediment to true market expansion. Prepare to be amazed by the possibilities, as FIDO authentication expands in the marketplace.

SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: The Board of the FIDO Alliance reads like a Who's Who of online authentication with eBay, Google, Microsoft, and RSA, just to name a few. Please tell us about the FIDO Alliance Board Member Representatives.

Ramesh Kesanupalli: Yes. The FIDO Alliance can claim some of the world's most significant and highly material companies among our board members, including ARM Holdings, Bank of America, BlackBerry, CrucialTec, Discover Financial Services, Google, IdentityX, Lenovo, MasterCard, Microsoft, Nok Nok Labs, NXP Semiconductors, Oberthur Technologies, PayPal, RSA; Samsung, Synaptics, Visa, and Yubico. With Google and Microsoft, major OS providers are represented; and between Samsung and Lenovo, we have the top device OEMs among us; ARM significantly expands market diversity and reach; and with Mastercard, Paypal, Discover, Visa, and Bank of America we have important financial sector representation; various authenticator technology vendors in our ecosystem add to a well-balanced, capable, and very influential mix of organizations equipped to effect a new authentication model. More enterprises, network operators and carriers are approaching the FIDO Alliance now for trials and membership, and we are actively pursuing these sectors to enlarge the scope of FIDO Alliance membership. Our goal is to meet the need for secure, private, easy-to-use authentication wherever it's needed.

SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: Ramesh, can we discuss the Internet of Things for a moment? The benefits of IoT are clear...in seconds with our mobile devices we can all pay a bill, send a gift, make a dinner reservation, check the stock market, and in growing numbers, control the HVAC and security systems in our homes. But, we all know that there are bad guys out there. The Target breach is still causing repercussions. Are we also more vulnerable now? Is my iPhone a target? What are your thoughts?

Ramesh Kesanupalli: Very good question, and worth emphasizing, as getting IoT authentication right is critical. As I said, we are entering an interesting time of a very inter-connected world. Until now, we've used the Internet to access information, emails, pictures, music and financial information, and sites that offer us things we want to know about, use or buy. We are about to start using the internet for lifestyle management. Our homes are wired; our security monitoring systems are connected; our electricity, gas and thermostats are remotely accessible, along with our home appliances. We can even open doors and access buildings, as well as open and start our cars through digital connections. We manage our health and fitness with connected devices and services. You might say, we are becoming the connected person, and our critical infrastructure is undergoing the transformation now. Typically, we use our Internet-connected mobile devices and PCs as remote controllers. So far, our experience of threats and digital attacks is confined to disruptions of service or the inability to access information or sites. The next generation of bad actors - those who target IoT - could potentially cause disruptions in our lives and create problems that extend well beyond inconvenience and nuisance. For example, what if your neighbor was turning your thermostat off in the middle of the night on a cold winter day, thinking they were affecting their own home? Or imagine that your medical records or your fitness records stored in the cloud suddenly appeared with someone else's data, not yours. While IoT promises an improving lifestyle with new personalization replete with conveniently delivered content and services that find us where we are, we must be vigilant in protecting this highly personalized infrastructure. We must begin with FIDO authentication. We know that password systems cannot withstand hackers and malevolent actors, so FIDO authentication must be engaged before IoT can deliver all we can imagine, unimpeded by threats to our life style and well-being.

SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: We also read with great interest, Ramesh, the recent Nok Nok Press Release regarding Samsung and PayPal which have "...selected the company's NNLTM S3 Authentication Suite." Please give us an overview of Nok Nok solutions and please tell us more about this significant "win" with Samsung and PayPal.

Ramesh Kesanupalli: Yes. That is a significant win for us and we are working on a few more. PayPal has been working with us right from the beginning, and we are very happy that PayPal has deployed our FIDO Ready MFAS server which truly moves PayPal beyond passwords as the leader in the online payments space. We are also quite pleased that Samsung has deployed our Authentication kernel which provides strong authentication working at the hardware core of Samsung S5 with Synaptics's fingerprint sensor.

Nok Nok Labs is the first and, at this time, the only implementer of the UAF protocol, because the implementation draft is not yet published. Nok Nok Labs's MFAS server is a Multi-Factor Authentication server which we deploy within the service provider's infrastructure, and we have clients that work with multiple authentication technologies like Fingerprints, Facial Recognition, Speaker recognition, TPMs, and Secure Elements that can be deployed on Android platforms, Windows platforms. We support multiple browsers on the client. Also, we recently tested our client software with Apple iOS and Touch ID services, and we intend to support them once the Touch ID service from Apple is available publicly.

SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: Thanks again for joining us today, Ramesh. Are there any other subjects you would like to discuss?

Ramesh Kesanupalli: As a synopsis, it is basic but important to state exactly what the FIDO Alliance does and does not do, for your audience's reference.

The FIDO Alliance is an organization that provides a forum for its members to work together to develop and publish open industry standards. FIDO Authentication represents innovation that could only be realized by an ecosystem comprising the titans of technology and industry, and it is a huge step forward in authentication derived from the sum of many parts. FIDO members can each claim unique and patented innovations, but each has contributed their own technologies, experiences and leadership to create FIDO authentication in an open unencumbered standards framework.

FIDO authentication renders all strong authentication methods and solutions interoperable, more secure, private, and easy-to-use. These specifications allow interoperability among strong authentication technologies, and help remedy the problems users face with creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. Prior to the emergence of the FIDO specifications, the authentication market was highly fragmented with more than one hundred vendors offering entirely un-interoperable products.

FIDO authentication reverses a prevailing and long-standing inversely correlated model of security and ease-of-use. Until FIDO authentication, more security meant more trouble for users, who were expected to remember more passwords, more PINs, more secret phrases, more security questions, etc. Under FIDO authentication, security improves while the user experience becomes faster and easier. For the first time, users take control over their own authentication credentials; service providers no longer have responsibility for storing constituents' passwords and personal identifying information (PII), and they don't even have access to it.

For users, the FIDO experience allows them to choose device-centric authentication mechanisms such as fingerprint, voiceprint, or even securely managed/stored PINs, which are much easier for them to use than today's passwords. The FIDO architecture ensures that users' credentials are only stored securely on their local devices. As such, FIDO authentication removes the large centralized credential databases that today's password infrastructure creates. Additionally, FIDO's decentralized architecture means that it is not vulnerable to even systemic vulnerabilities, such as the OpenSSL "heartbleed" bug, which ravaged the Internet in Q2 2014.

At the same time, providers have much more insight and easier management on the backend to assess security requirements and vary and apply new controls as needed. Online, cloud and mobile service providers can implement FIDO specifications just once, and then determine as a matter of policy which types of authenticators they will trust. Simultaneously, users are freed from security concerns and, for the first time, can enjoy privacy!

Free at last to use online, mobile, and point-of-sale applications with ease, confidence and confidentiality, we're going to wonder how we managed without easy-to-use FIDO authentication.

Ramesh Kesanupalli: Thank you very much for the opportunity and I look forward to more exposure to the FIDO alliance and Nok Nok Labs through this interview.

For more information, please see Ramesh Kesanupalli's "Future of Authentication" presentation at COMPUTEX Taipei:http://www.slideshare.net/computex/2014-cpx-conferenceiot-forum-fido-alliance, and the related FIDO Press Release here:https://fidoalliance.org/news/item/the-fido-alliance-to-deliver-future-of-authentication-vision-at-computex. Find more about the FIDO Alliance at: www.fidoalliance.org. To join the FIDO Alliance and affect FIDO specifications as they develop, visit https://fidoalliance.org/membership.

Fido Alliance Board Members Told Us...

Michael Pak. Vice President of Security R&D, Samsung Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics, Ltd.

Regarding the mission of the FIDO Alliance and its achievements thus far and vision of the future:

"The FIDO Alliance is the first global and multi-industry effort to set standards for incorporating biometric authentication in consumer electronic devices. For the first time in history, industry leaders from finance, software, hardware and multiple services industries have come together to set the standards that will change how we use ecommerce and the scope of it."

Regarding the importance of FIDO authentication and the vision of the future of authentication and its potential impact on IoT, network breaches, POS vulnerability.

"Credit card payment standards were originally shaped before the invention of the Internet, modern cryptography, and mobile devices. A standardized authentication method, such as FIDO, has been a key missing factor needed to transform the way we shop. Through the FIDO Alliance's efforts, we envision a world where consumers from around the world will be able to shop anywhere - from a small merchant, such as a fisherman in Africa, to advanced/modern department stores in Manhattan."

Liz Votaw, SVP, Customer Protection Strategy Digital Banking, Bank of America

Regarding mission of the FIDO Alliance and perspective regarding the achievements thus far for the FIDO Alliance and vision of the future.

"At Bank of America we take the security of our customers and the protection of their privacy very seriously. We continue to look for opportunities to work collaboratively within the financial industry and across different industries in an effort to develop valuable solutions for our customers. The mission of the FIDO Alliance aligns with our efforts, and since joining the board in February 2014 we have seen great progress toward establishing a shared framework that will benefit all consumers."

Regarding the significance of being a FIDO Alliance board member and the ability to influence outcomes and direct the work of the FIDO Alliance.

"As a FIDO Alliance board member, Bank of America has been able to ensure that the final FIDO specifications reflect the needs of the financial industry and its customers. The board represents a diverse cross-section of industries from software development companies, to hardware manufacturers, to giant technology platforms and financial institutions. Each company contributes their perspective and expertise, making for rich and productive dialogue and sound decision making. Bank of America has a voting seat and participates in the board governance subcommittee, allowing for many opportunities to directly influence the work of the alliance."

Regarding why FIDO authentication is important and the vision of the future of authentication as t can impacts IoT, network breaches, POS vulnerability.

"At Bank of America we are committed to providing secure and convenient banking services, products and account access to our customers. Similar to the goals of FIDO Authentication, we strive to provide frictionless access to all banking needs while at the same time ensuring the privacy and security of our customers' financial data."

Bret McDowell, Head of Ecosystem Security, eBay Inc., and FIDO Alliance Vice-president

"PayPal spearheaded the formation of the FIDO Alliance with Lenovo, Validity (now Synaptics) and Nok Nok Labs because we knew that there was a better and more secure way for consumers to authenticate - beyond passwords. We also knew that only an open industry standard would be able to supplant passwords at scale. To realize this vision we work closely with an ever-increasing number of FIDO Alliance members to create common specifications, where the first public drafts were released in February 2014. We partnered with Samsung and Nok Nok Labs to deploy the world's first FIDO ReadyTM solution that enables PayPal's privacy-preserving, highly secure fingerprint payments experience available on Samsung's Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Tab S. This solution is a great example of how FIDO technology is poised to impact our future by empowering us to securely deliver better experiences for our customers, anytime, anywhere, from any device."

This interview originally appeared in SecuritySolutionsWatch.com. Republished with permission.

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Enterprises are moving to the cloud faster than most of us in security expected. CIOs are going from 0 to 100 in cloud adoption and leaving security teams in the dust. Once cloud is part of an enterprise stack, it’s unclear who has responsibility for the protection of applications, services, and data. When cloud breaches occur, whether active compromise or a publicly accessible database, the blame must fall on both service providers and users. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ben Johnson, C...
It is of utmost importance for the future success of WebRTC to ensure that interoperability is operational between web browsers and any WebRTC-compliant client. To be guaranteed as operational and effective, interoperability must be tested extensively by establishing WebRTC data and media connections between different web browsers running on different devices and operating systems. In his session at WebRTC Summit at @ThingsExpo, Dr. Alex Gouaillard, CEO and Founder of CoSMo Software, presented ...
WebRTC is great technology to build your own communication tools. It will be even more exciting experience it with advanced devices, such as a 360 Camera, 360 microphone, and a depth sensor camera. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Masashi Ganeko, a manager at INFOCOM Corporation, introduced two experimental projects from his team and what they learned from them. "Shotoku Tamago" uses the robot audition software HARK to track speakers in 360 video of a remote party. "Virtual Teleport" uses a multip...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
DevOps promotes continuous improvement through a culture of collaboration. But in real terms, how do you: Integrate activities across diverse teams and services? Make objective decisions with system-wide visibility? Use feedback loops to enable learning and improvement? With technology insights and real-world examples, in his general session at @DevOpsSummit, at 21st Cloud Expo, Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, explored how leading organizations use data-driven DevOps to close th...
"Cloud4U builds software services that help people build DevOps platforms for cloud-based software and using our platform people can draw a picture of the system, network, software," explained Kihyeon Kim, CEO and Head of R&D at Cloud4U, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Is advanced scheduling in Kubernetes achievable?Yes, however, how do you properly accommodate every real-life scenario that a Kubernetes user might encounter? How do you leverage advanced scheduling techniques to shape and describe each scenario in easy-to-use rules and configurations? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Oleg Chunikhin, CTO at Kublr, answered these questions and demonstrated techniques for implementing advanced scheduling. For example, using spot instances and co...
An increasing number of companies are creating products that combine data with analytical capabilities. Running interactive queries on Big Data requires complex architectures to store and query data effectively, typically involving data streams, an choosing efficient file format/database and multiple independent systems that are tied together through custom-engineered pipelines. In his session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Tomer Levi, a senior software engineer at Intel’s Advanced Analytics gr...
Everything run by electricity will eventually be connected to the Internet. Get ahead of the Internet of Things revolution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Akvelon expert and IoT industry leader Sergey Grebnov provided an educational dive into the world of managing your home, workplace and all the devices they contain with the power of machine-based AI and intelligent Bot services for a completely streamlined experience.
As many know, the first generation of Cloud Management Platform (CMP) solutions were designed for managing virtual infrastructure (IaaS) and traditional applications. But that's no longer enough to satisfy evolving and complex business requirements. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, Embotics CTO, explored how next-generation CMPs ensure organizations can manage cloud-native and microservice-based application architectures, while also facilitating agile DevOps methodology. He expla...
@ThingsExpo Stories
DX World EXPO, LLC, a Lighthouse Point, Florida-based startup trade show producer and the creator of "DXWorldEXPO® - Digital Transformation Conference & Expo" has announced its executive management team. The team is headed by Levent Selamoglu, who has been named CEO. "Now is the time for a truly global DX event, to bring together the leading minds from the technology world in a conversation about Digital Transformation," he said in making the announcement.
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Conference Guru has been named “Media Sponsor” of the 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. A valuable conference experience generates new contacts, sales leads, potential strategic partners and potential investors; helps gather competitive intelligence and even provides inspiration for new products and services. Conference Guru works with conference organizers to pass great deals to gre...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develop...
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, led attendees through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He looked at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering m...
"Evatronix provides design services to companies that need to integrate the IoT technology in their products but they don't necessarily have the expertise, knowledge and design team to do so," explained Adam Morawiec, VP of Business Development at Evatronix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Jack Norris, Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR Technologies, reviewed best practices to ...
Widespread fragmentation is stalling the growth of the IIoT and making it difficult for partners to work together. The number of software platforms, apps, hardware and connectivity standards is creating paralysis among businesses that are afraid of being locked into a solution. EdgeX Foundry is unifying the community around a common IoT edge framework and an ecosystem of interoperable components.
Large industrial manufacturing organizations are adopting the agile principles of cloud software companies. The industrial manufacturing development process has not scaled over time. Now that design CAD teams are geographically distributed, centralizing their work is key. With large multi-gigabyte projects, outdated tools have stifled industrial team agility, time-to-market milestones, and impacted P&L stakeholders.
"Akvelon is a software development company and we also provide consultancy services to folks who are looking to scale or accelerate their engineering roadmaps," explained Jeremiah Mothersell, Marketing Manager at Akvelon, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventi...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Carl J. Levine, Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1, will objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases. Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. A veteran of the Internet Infrastructure space, he has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to it...
22nd International Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and co-located with the 1st DXWorld Expo will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud ...
"Cloud Academy is an enterprise training platform for the cloud, specifically public clouds. We offer guided learning experiences on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and all the surrounding methodologies and technologies that you need to know and your teams need to know in order to leverage the full benefits of the cloud," explained Alex Brower, VP of Marketing at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clar...
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...
"MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. In their Day 3 Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola, and Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, discussed how from store operations and ...
"There's plenty of bandwidth out there but it's never in the right place. So what Cedexis does is uses data to work out the best pathways to get data from the origin to the person who wants to get it," explained Simon Jones, Evangelist and Head of Marketing at Cedexis, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buye...
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VASILIOU
Catchpoint

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Electric Cloud

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Cisco

RANDALL
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ARMSTRONG
AppNeta

SMALLTREE
Cazena

MCCARTHY
Bsquare

DELOACH
Infobright

QUINT
Ontegrity

MALAUCHLAN
Buddy Platform

PALIOTTA
Vector

MITRA
Cognizant

KOCHER
Grey Heron

PAPDO
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Two Bulls

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SHUBIN

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PARKS
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SHAN
CTS

MATTELA
Redpine

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Coginition

SOLT
Netvibes

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GE Digital

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GoTransverse

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LogMeIn

PONO
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Google

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Metavine

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Intel

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MCCALLUM
Falconstor

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@ThingsExpo Silicon Valley All-Star Speakers Include

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Autodesk

MCCARTHY
Bsquare

THURAI
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Cloudian

ENDO
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Transparent

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Transparent

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testRTC

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MapR

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GORBACHEV
Intelligent
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THYKATTIL
Navisite

TRELOAR
Bebaio

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KRISHNAN

Red Hat
Cloud Expo New York All-Star Speakers Included

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POTTER
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CompTIA

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WSO2 Inc

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Oracle

CHOU
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HARRISON
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VMware

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MapR

KANE
Dyn

SICULAR
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Cloudian

KUMAR
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Coalfire

ISAACSON
RMS

LYNN
CodeFutures

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Windstream

RAMA
MURTHY

Virtusa

BOSTOCK
IndependenceIT

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CommVault

GRILLI
Adobe

WILLIAMS
Rancher Labs

CRISWELL
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COTY
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SingleHop

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Cisco

JACKSON
Softlayer

SINGH
IBM

HAZARD
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LEVESQUE
Windstream

IVANOV
StorPool

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Intellyx

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IBM Watson

TOLL
ProfitBricks

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Microsoft

BEARFIELD
Blue Box

HERITAGE
Akana

PILUSO
SIASMSP

HOLT
IBM Cloudant

SHAN
CTS

PICCININNI
EMC

BRON-
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Modulus

PAIGE
CenturyLink

SABHIKHI
Cognitive Scale

MILLS
Green House Data

KATZEN
CenturyLink

SLOPER
CenturyLink

SRINIVAS
EMC

TALREJA
Cisco

GORBACHEV
Systems Services Inc.

COLLISON
Apcera

PRABHU
OpenCrowd

LYNN
CodeFutures

SWARTZ
Ericsson

MOSHENKO
CoreOS

BERMINGHAM
SIOS

WILLIS
Stateless Networks

MURPHY
Gridstore

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Vicom

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GetClouder

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Windstream

DALRYMPLE
EnterpriseDB

MAZZUCCO
TierPoint

RIVERA
WHOA.com

HERITAGE
Akana

SEYMOUR
6fusion

GIANNETTO
Author

CARTER
IBM

ROGERS
Virtustream
Cloud Expo Silicon Valley All-Star Speakers

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Microsoft

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HP

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Intel

RILEY
Riverbed

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IBM

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CodeFutures

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HP

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Citrix

KHAN
Solgenia

SINGH
Bigdata

BEACH
SendGrid

BOSTOCK
IndependenceIT

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PATTATHIL
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Aria Systems

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Solgenia

PROCTOR
NuoDB

DUGGAL
EnterpriseWeb

TEGETHOFF
Appcore

BRUNOZZI
VMware

HICKENS
Parasoft

KLEBANOV
Cisco

PETERS
Esri

GOLDBERG
Vormetric

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Dimension

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Quantum

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SAP

LYNN
HP

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BSQUARE

POLLACK
AOL

KAMARAJU
Vormetric

BARRY
Catbird

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HALL

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SHAN
KEANE

PLESE
Verizon

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Voxox

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Cloudian

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SOA Software

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Quantum

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Verizon

GALEY
Autodesk

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NIMBOXX

BARSOUM
IBM

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1Plug

LEWIS
Verizon

YEO
OrionVM

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Transparent Cloud Computing

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Transparent Cloud Computing

NATH
GE

GOKCEN
GE

STOICA
Databricks

TANKEL
Pivotal Software


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Thank you @ThingsExpo for such a great event. All of the people we met over the past three days makes us confident IoT has a bright future."
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CEO of @Cnnct2me
 
One of the best conferences we have attended in a while. Great job, Cloud Expo team! Keep it going."

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@ThingsExpo Blogs
This is the time of year when everyone makes his or her predictions for 2018. I have my predictions as well, but wanted to do something a bit more fun. So I thought I’d look backwards to the state of technology 50 years ago to gain some insights that we can use to make projections about 2018. That is, what “predictions” made in the 1950’s might tell us about 2018. However, it’s really hard to find predictions about the future made in the 1950’s. There was no Internet or Social Media or Reality TV, so I found the next best proxy…sci-fi movies! I decided to review the most popular sci-fi mo...
Our cities have been connected since the dawn of urbanization in the Indus Valley and on the plains of Mesopotamia nearly ten millennia ago. Cities exist to gather and connect people, bringing us together into communities and joint ventures that need complex networks of communication. But in recent years the connected city has come to mean something more. Today and in the future, the connected city will not just be about people connecting with people, but people with machines, people with people via machines, and perhaps most importantly, machines with machines.
The time of year when crystal balls get a viewing and many pundits put out their annual predictions for the coming year. Copying off since 2012, rather than thinking up my own, I figured I’d regurgitate what many others expect to happen. Top 10 Cyber Security Predictions for 2018 – Infosec Institute kicks off this year’s Top 10, Top 10 list with a look back at their 2017 predictions (AI, IoT, etc.) and dives head first into 2018 noting that Ransomware will be the most dangerous threat to organizations worldwide; cryptocurrency will attract fraudsters looking to mine; cloud security will (ag...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the development process, accelerating application delivery times, and ensuring that developers will become hero...
A strong declaration from a historically antagonist foe should put chills in the hearts of Americans preparing themselves for the world ahead: Russian President Vladimir Putin says the nation that leads in AI will be the ruler of the world [1]” … The ruler of the world! From the article (with some modification to avoid political landmines), we get the following: “The development of artificial intelligence has increasingly become a national security concern in recent years. It is China and the US (not Russia), which are seen as the two frontrunners, with China recently announcing its ambi...
This month, an AI (artificial intelligence) system passed a medical exam in China for the first time. I wonder how its bedside manner will be? In addition, Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to a robot named Sophia. With all these rapid advancements, I think it is time we explore the spiritual life of robots. Up till recently, programmers coded and configured algorithms, AI, automation and machine learning system and took personal responsibility for all the code. Today, however, AI has escaped the confines of human oversight and has been empowered and employed to self-program, self-optimize, ...
Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have been the subject of much discourse in the last several years. They were widely anticipated in the gaming and entertainment industries, but in marketing and corporate settings, the benefits were murky at best. Today, these technologies are becoming more of a reality in all areas of business. For example, the new IKEA® shopping app leverages augmented reality to help shoppers determine how certain popular items will look in their homes – no trip to a crowded megastore necessary. Marriott® deployed virtual reality for customers to see its hot...
"Evatronix provides design services to companies that need to integrate the IoT technology in their products but they don't necessarily have the expertise, knowledge and design team to do so," explained Adam Morawiec, VP of Business Development at Evatronix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
As we end 2017, I’m tired of writing “lecturing” blogs about what organizations should be doing to master data monetization in order to power their business models and achieve digital transformation. While the objective of every organization should be to master big data and data science (artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning) to drive “data monetization,” let’s take a breath and have some fun. My recent ankle surgery afforded me the opportunity to binge watch “Game of Thrones.” As I watched the impending battle between the White Walkers and humanity, I couldn’t help but ...
For better or worse, big data has irrevocably altered the digital landscape. The explosion in variety, velocity, volume and value of information presents an abundance of previously unimaginable opportunity. But it also creates a number of challenges that need to be successfully navigated. This reshaped technical world poses the following question to organizations: do you risk presenting, stale, incorrect or erroneous data to your customers? Because, with 2.5 quintillion bytes of data now being created every day, finding a way to manage and harness such potential is a new experience for everyo...
Net Neutrality rules were originally enacted to ensure that all Americans would have equal access to a free and open Internet. We can argue about what Net Neutrality rules did and did not accomplish in a moment, but now I want to explore the most sensational of all the post–Net Neutrality fears: the death of the Internet. If you’re still reading, you know that the FCC voted to repeal Net Neutrality rules (aka the Open Internet) and replace it with the “Restoring Internet Freedom” order. The outcry from the Open Internet camp has been loud, hyperbolic, hypothetical, and mostly based on the fun...
When shopping for a new data processing platform for IoT solutions, many development teams want to be able to test-drive options before making a choice. Yet when evaluating an IoT solution, it’s simply not feasible to do so at scale with physical devices. Building a sensor simulator is the next best choice; however, generating a realistic simulation at very high TPS with ease of configurability is a formidable challenge. When dealing with multiple application or transport protocols, you would be looking at some significant engineering investment. On-demand, serverless computing enables deve...
“Why incur the expense of generating and collecting all of this IoT data if you’re not going to monetize it?” Organizations are racing to embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) as the pundits create “visions of sugar-plums dancing in their heads.” McKinsey Global Institute released their study “The Internet of Things: Mapping the Value beyond the Hype” in June 2015 that highlighted the staggering financial value that IoT could create! (See Figure 1.)
Recently I read somewhere this statement – As we end 2017 and look ahead to 2018, topics that are top of mind for data professionals are the growing range of data management mandates, including the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation that is directed at personal data and privacy, the growing role of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in enterprise applications, the need for better security in light of the onslaught of hacking cases, and the ability to leverage the expanding Internet of Things.
There is a war a-brewin’, but this war will be fought with wits and not brute strength. Ever since Russian President Vladimir Putin’s declaration that “the nation that leads in AI (Artificial Intelligence) will be the ruler of the world,” the press and analysts have created hysteria regarding the ramifications of artificial intelligence on everything from public education to unemployment to healthcare to Skynet. Note: artificial intelligence (AI) endows applications with the ability to automatically learn and adapt from experience via interacting with the surroundings / environment. See the b...
What's disruptive innovation, and why does it matter to leaders in the C-suite? It's how the savvy non-conformist will target market opportunities. How does this happen, when established companies seem to have the advantage? Creative software developers can quickly apply new technologies and digital business models to capture untapped demand.

Moreover, the most disruptive new companies will eventually reshape entire industries, swiftly pushing aside the legacy incumbent players -- it's a form of Digital Darwinism. The global networked economy will blossom, thanks to the pervasive In...
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Carl J. Levine, Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1, will objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases. Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. A veteran of the Internet Infrastructure space, he has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to iterate use cases, bring understanding to those seeking to explore complicated technical concepts and ...
22nd International Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and co-located with the 1st DXWorld Expo will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infras...
So data warehousing may not be cool anymore, you say? It’s yesterday’s technology (or 1990’s technology if you’re as old as me) that served yesterday’s business needs. And while it’s true that recent big data and data science technologies, architectures and methodologies seems to have rendered data warehousing to the back burner, it is entirely false that there is not a critical role for the data warehouse and Business Intelligence in digitally transformed organizations.