10 reasons IT leaders fail at innovation

Innovation is an important driver of growth, and many technology leaders aspire to build capabilities that can deliver sustained innovation. But they have a steep hill to climb: A quarter of CIOs who participated in Deloitte’s most recent global CIO survey say their innovation capabilities are nonexistent. Only 11 percent assessed their current innovation capabilities as excellent or leading. Here are 10 reasons innovation initiatives are lagging and what IT…

November 15, 2019
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Trump Administration would violate law by allowing 3D printed gun blueprint distribution, judge rules

A federal judge has ruled that the Trump Administration would violate federal law if plans to permit the sharing or sale of blueprints for 3D printed guns online went ahead.  As reported by The Independent, the White House has been blocked by Judge Robert Lasnik from the US District Court in Seattle from allowing the distribution of 3D gun blueprints on the Internet, reversing the administration’s decision last year to…

November 14, 2019
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Google releases source code of new on-device machine learning solutions

Google has opened up the source code of two machine learning (ML) on-device systems, MobileNetV3 and MobileNetEdgeTPU, to the open source community. In a blog post, software and silicon engineers Andrew Howard and Suyog Gupta from Google Research said on Wednesday that both the source code and checkpoints for MobileNetV3, as well as the Pixel 4 Edge TPU-optimized counterpart MobileNetEdgeTPU, are now available.  On-device ML applications for responsive intelligence have…

November 14, 2019
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Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott takes over from Harry Shum as head of AI and Research

Executive Vice President Harry Shum, the head of Microsoft AI and Research and a 23-year Microsoft veteran, is leaving the company in February 2020. Kevin Scott, Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer, will be taking on Shum’s responsibilities in addition to his existing ones, according to an internal Microsoft announcement on November 13. The change is effective immediately, even though Shum’s last day will be February 1, 2020. He will be continuing…

November 13, 2019
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IT’s new ROI: Return on innovation

After years of leading Colliers International through its digital transformation and dealing with the pressure to create new business solutions quickly, CIO Mihai Strusievici has come to a troubling conclusion: “We can create applications very fast, but our business partners may have expectations that if you do it fast, that you also got it right on the first attempt,” Strusievici says. “Iteration is harder to accept than one would believe.”…

November 13, 2019
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Tesla power storage: Balkan battery project is ‘largest running in Europe’

Slovenia-based energy startup NGEN has become the first company in the Balkans to implement Tesla-based power storage. Artificial Intelligence It’s using Tesla’s Powerpack system for a 12.6MW/22.2MWh battery energy storage project worth €15m ($16.5m). The technology employs machine learning to offer automated grid-balancing services. According to Tesla, the system supports many applications that offer consumers and energy providers greater control, efficiency, and reliability across the electric grid. SEE: The new…

November 13, 2019
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Techno-Conservation: Converging on a Modular Reference Architecture

“Techno-Conservation, a new coined term that establishes an intersection between technology and conservation, is also a purpose-led action that strengthen our shared values on how we make a sustainable impact. Cisco’s innovation programs, resources and technology aim to combine a multidisciplinary approach in applying technology towards solving the biggest challenges affecting our planet and all its inhabitants, by co-innovating and creating an effective technology that protects our ecosystems and species.”

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November 13, 2019
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Here’s why Israel is set to become a 2020s tech powerhouse

Though often overshadowed by larger countries, Israel has one of the world’s hottest tech scenes. Companies like Waze (an Israeli export acquired by Google) and Mobileye (an autonomous driving company acquired by Intel for a whopping $15.3 billion) have made big headlines, but it’s the country’s startup culture that’s really driving a massive innovation economy, one that’s set to shape several technology sectors in the 2020s. Robotics and drones, two…

November 12, 2019
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NBlog Nov 10 – strategic risk management

There’s an old old joke about a passing stranger asking for directions to Limerick.  “Well,” says the farmer, “If oi was you, oi wouldn’t start from here”.So it is with infosec strategies. Regardless of where your organization may be headed, by de…

November 10, 2019
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