Technology

Oracle and cloud: Success demands a customer-centric culture

Oracle and cloud: Success demands a customer-centric culture

Because Oracle is one of the most important players in enterprise software, I asked three top industry analysts to join me on Episode 261 of the CXOTalk series of conversations with innovators. Read on to learn how these analysts view Oracle, its position in the market, and its relationship to customers. Oracle is a 40-year […]

Data science: Feeding the all-seeing beast

Data science: Feeding the all-seeing beast

Pervasive data science is becoming a core enabler of business innovation and competition. Given this importance, it’s worth examining the context of data science to consider its trajectory and future value. In my view, primary challenges around data science for business leaders comes from three sources: Business people do not always understand the power and […]

Equifax : Disturbing Developments

Equifax : Disturbing Developments

Credit-rating company Equifax’s data breach, which involves an estimated 143 million people, may not be the largest that we have seen, after all Yahoo lost billions of emails in a series of data breaches, most of them brought out to the public much later. Given the nature of data at play here, this is clearly […]

AI on the high seas: Royal Caribbean sets a course for "frictionless and immersive" vacations

AI on the high seas: Royal Caribbean sets a course for “frictionless and immersive” vacations

Royal Caribbean, the world’s second largest cruise line, operates in 47 different countries with over 50 ships, each of which is a floating city transporting and entertaining between 2,500 to 7,000 guests at a time. Running a cruise line at this scale presents massive logistical challenges. I caught up with Royal Caribbean’s Chief Information Officer […]

Time to Drop LastPass? The Most Irresponsible, Idiotic Post Ever!

Time to Drop LastPass? The Most Irresponsible, Idiotic Post Ever!

<rant> I have not blogged for a while, but I feel my blood is boiling at such an irresponsible call by MakeUseOf, a site I used to respect: It’s Time to Drop LastPass: How to Migrate to a Better Password Manager As a long-time LastPass user, my first reaction was panic: yet another breach?  But […]

​Artificial intelligence and privacy engineering: Why it matters NOW

​Artificial intelligence and privacy engineering: Why it matters NOW

As artificial intelligence proliferates, companies and governments are aggregating enormous data sets to feed their AI initiatives. Although privacy is not a new concept in computing, the growth of aggregated data magnifies privacy challenges and leads to extreme ethical risks such as unintentionally building biased AI systems, among many others. Privacy and artificial intelligence are […]

Augmented reality: Field service proof points in the enterprise

Augmented reality: Field service proof points in the enterprise

A demonstration at Oracle’s Modern Customer Experience conference shows why augmented reality is here to stay in the enterprise. Watch AR help repair a slot machine in Las Vegas.

McKinsey: AI, jobs, and workforce automation

McKinsey: AI, jobs, and workforce automation

Machine intelligence will have a profound impact on business and jobs. Learn how artificial intelligence and machine learning will affect your company and what you can do about it.

Oracle in the cloud: The analyst conversation

Oracle in the cloud: The analyst conversation

Wavebreak Media LTD Last month, Oracle presented OpenWorld, its annual confab of enterprise software, in San Francisco. OpenWorld gives Oracle the opportunity to showcase the latest technology, products, and future directions of this huge company. It also creates a nexus of customers, prospects, press, and analysts who converge to study the company and its plans. […]

Why Computer Vision Tracking the Flow of People Will be a Huge Market

Why Computer Vision Tracking the Flow of People Will be a Huge Market

  As I’ve written before I believe Computer Vision will become a major factor as a Human-Computer Interface (1) as sensors and cameras help us make sense of our physical world. There is so much in the media about “The Internet of Things” that it has lost meaning and for many for some strange reason […]