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Evan Kirstel is an internationally recognized thought leader and social media influencer in IoT (#1 in 2017), Cloud, Data Security (2016), Health Tech (#9 in 2017), Digital Health (#6 in 2016), B2B Marketing (#5 in 2015), AI, Smart Home, Digital (2017), IIoT (#1 in 2017) and Telecom/Wireless/5G. His connections are a "Who's Who" in these technologies, He is in the top 10 most mentioned/re-tweeted by CMOs and CIOs (2016) and have been recently named 5th most influential B2B marketeer in the US. His social media "Klout"​ score is 81 and rising! CloudEXPO Power Panel which will take place on November 13, 2018 (6:00PM - 6:40PM) and will be moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff will host Dez Blanchfield, Kevin Jackson, Evan Kirstel, and Andi Mann. The announcement for the panel was retweeted by 158 followers in less than 24 hours. CloudEXPO Power Panel which wi... (more)

Deven Samant Joins @ExpoDX Faculty | @Infostretch #Serverless #SmartCities #DigitalTransformation

Addressing Critical Shortcomings of ETL Tools for Better Data Analytics Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation. Extract, transform and load (ETL) tools like AWC Glue bring much needed functionality. This tool enables new approaches to pulling, processing and pushing data from source to target, and introduces concepts such as performing data transformation tasks using SparkSQL scripts in Apache spark environment. However, there are shortcomings with AWS Glue, leading to a number of challenges and questions: Where are the necessary coding techn... (more)

AI, Competition and Balloons | @ExpoDX #AI #IoT #IIoT #DigitalTransformation

W. Edward Deming taught that quality is achieved by measuring as much as possible and reducing variations, and reducing variation is achieved by improving the system, not just pieces.  Japan widely adopted Deming's philosophies in the 1950s and became the 2nd biggest economy in the world.  Quality improvement didn't decrease jobs in Japan, it increased jobs. AI now has the ability to expand and codify Deming's philosophies - to take them to the next level. AI can improve and standardize decision making based on logic, rather than the fear of missing objectives, bonuses or losing one's job.  It can continuously monitor for quality against specifications by analyzing streams of real-time data coming from embedded sensors connected to the IIoT, IoT and IoA (internet of agriculture).  This means companies that are aggressive early adopters of these digital technologies w... (more)

What Is #GDPR and Why Should We Care? | @CloudExpo @CalligoCloud #IoT #DevOps

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here European Data Regulations with Global Reach: What Is GDPR in Reality and Why Should We Care? With tough new regulations coming to Europe on data privacy in May 2018, Calligo will explain why in reality the effect is global and transforms how you consider critical data. EU GDPR fundamentally rewrites the rules for cloud, Big Data and IoT. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Adam Ryan, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Calligo, examineed the regulations and provided insight on how it affects technology, challenges the established rules and will usher in new levels of diligence around personal data. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Adam Ryan is responsible for Calligo's EMEA operations, he has established himself as a thought leader and innovator with 30 years of experience in leading clients t... (more)

CFP for @CloudExpo and @ExpoDX Opens | #CloudNative #AI #DevOps #SmartCities #DigitalTransformation

DXWorldEXPO LLC, the producer of the world's most influential technology conferences and trade shows has announced the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO "Call for Papers" is now open. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps,  AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location. CloudEXPO Speaking Proposals ▸ Here DXWorldEXPO Speaking Proposals ▸ Here Cloud Topics will include: Machine Learning Consumption-Based Billing Cognitive Computing Cloud-Based Compliance Cloud Federation and Intercloud Virtual Private SaaS (VPS) Hardware as a Service SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS Green IT Application Portability Automation Mobility High-Performance Computing Cloudsourcing Grid Sof... (more)

Maria Horton Joins @ExpoDX Faculty | #IoT #IIoT #SmartCities #ArtificialIntelligence #DigitalTransformation

DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Maria Horton joined the faculty of CloudEXPO's "10-Year Anniversary Event" which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City. Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by FTC, CUI/DFARS, EU-GDPR and the underlying National Cybersecurity Framework suggest the need for a ground-up re-thinking of security strategies and compliance actions. This session offers actionable ... (more)

Announcing 2018 Agenda | @CloudExpo @ExpoDX #IoT #AI #DevOps #SmartCities #DigitalTransformation

DXWorldEXPO LLC, the producer of the world's most influential technology conferences and trade shows has announced the conference tracks for CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throughout enterprises of all sizes. Register for Full Conference "Gold Pass" ▸ Here (Expo Hall ▸ Here) Sponsorship Opportunities ▸ Here Speaking Opportunities... (more)

Andrew Keys Joins @CloudEXPO NY Faculty | @ConsenSysAndrew #FinTech #Blockchain #Bitcoin #Ethereum

DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Andrew Keys joined the faculty of CloudEXPO's "10-Year Anniversary Event" which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City. Download Slide Deck ▸ Here Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereum. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a multi-faceted approach of strategy and enterprise business development. Andrew graduated from Loyola University in Maryland and University of Auckland with degrees in economics an... (more)

Hacking the Autonomous Vehicle | @ExpoDX #AI #IoT #IIoT #M2M #Sensors #DigitalTransformation

I love it when I get feedback from a blog that I’ve written. I appreciate the different perspectives and insights that others bring to a topic of interest. And no blog that I’ve written has drawn more comments than my blog, “Isaac Asimov: The 4th Law of Robotics.” The section of the blog that fueled the most comments stem from a scene in the movie I, Robot where Detective Spooner (played by Will Smith) is explaining to Doctor Calvin (who is responsible for giving robots human-like behaviors) why he distrusts and hates robots. He is describing an incident where his police car crashed into another car and both cars were thrown into a cold and deep river – certain death for all occupants. However, a robot jumps into the water and decides to save Detective Spooner over a 10-year old girl (Sarah) who was in the other car. Here is the dialogue between Detective Spooner a... (more)

How to Achieve #DigitalTransformation | @ExpoDX @DellEMC #AI #IoT #IIoT #FinTech #SmartCities

Industry after industry is under siege as companies embrace digital transformation (DX) to disrupt existing business models and disintermediate their competitor's customer relationships. But what do we mean by "Digital Transformation"? Digital Transformation The coupling of granular, real-time data (e.g., smartphones, connected devices, smart appliances, wearables, mobile commerce, video surveillance) with modern technologies (e.g., cloud native apps, Big Data architectures, hyper-converged technologies, artificial intelligence, blockchain) to enhance products, processes, and business-decision making with customer, product and operational insights. In order to achieve digital transformation, organizations need to coordinate and align the following business and technology capabilities: Build out the organization's data and analytics capabilities and assets (e.g., da... (more)

Robert Cohen Joins @CloudEXPO NY Faculty | @ExpoDX #IoT #IIoT #FinTech #DevOps #SmartCities

Enterprise IoT Has Created Smart Cities and a New Economy Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities - ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups. As a result, many firms employ new business models that place enormous importance on software-based innovations. They require not only skilled occupations, such as data analysts and DevOps professionals, with more technical skills, but also middle-level employees with more software and computing acumen. Both large and small firms operate differently. These are the "green shoots" of a new economy... (more)