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September 20: It was a beautiful day in Maiori. We boarded a ferry at Maiori wharf to cruise along the Amalfi coast and visit Amalfi. <place holder for video 1>After disembarking from the boat at the Amalfi wharf Katia (tour director) marched us through the portals of the city. ...
We’re less than two weeks away from our October 19th AppD Summit event in New York City. From renowned IT thought leaders and innovative breakout sessions — not to mention the unique and scenic venue at Pier 36 — attendees are in for a day full of cutting edge information and exciting ...
I happened to be in India last November when prime minister Modi announced the demonetization program, where 86% of the currency in the form of two paper bills (Rs. 500 and 1000 denomination) were made defunct. People were given time to deposit their existing currencies in the bank. Th...
Life in the digital transformation Maybe you don’t gamble, but imagine you’re in a major Las Vegas casino feeding some dollars into a slot machine. The reels are spinning. They begin to stop one at a time: Triple Diamond… Triple Diamond… Your adrenaline kicks up… Triple Diamond! Then s...
Ten bags!  That is what we carried back from Rwanda, a small mountainous country in east equatorial Africa last night.  Why? The short answer is we have friends in Boise, Idaho with family and friends in Rwanda.  We took 7 bags to Rwanda, but unexpectedly returned with 1...
Ten bags!  That is what we carried back from Rwanda, a small mountainous country in east equatorial Africa last night.  Why? The short answer is we have friends in Boise, Idaho with family and friends in Rwanda.  We took 7 bags to Rwanda, but unexpectedly returned with 1...
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, distribution intelligence refers to the part of the smart grid that addresses utility distribution systems – meaning the wires, switches and transformers connecting the utility substation to both the utility company and the end customer...
Bob Gourley The following are some of the events we are tracking in our CTO Events Calendar: Women In Technology International Summit June 5 - June 7 City: San Jose. Venue: Doubletree by Hilton Organizer: WITI The Women In Technology International (WITI) Summit, June 5-7, is the annual...
Bob Gourley On 9 June 2016 Cognitio and Nlyte are hosting a data center optimization leadership breakfast that will feature a moderated exchange of real world lessons learned and best practices. Hear from Frank Butler of The World Bank on how he and his team optimized and consolidated ...
Welcome to the Dynamic Digest, a weekly recap of the latest news happening in our industry. Want the pulse of what’s going on in enterprise software and analytics, performance management, cloud computing, data, and other like topics? We got you covered! This week in the world of ...
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ThreatConnect Inc., creator of the most widely adopted Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP), and open source cyber intelligence company Defense Group Inc. (DGI) today unveiled a report attributing a sophisticated cyber espionage campaign, orchestrated by ...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Mike Read Appointed to President of Teledyne Marine; Robert Mehrabian Comments Determining Who Should Be in Charge of Cyber Security Defensive te...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Improved defense the key for FCW - MyWebTimes.com Federal grant to aid enrollment under Affordable Care Act; Delcross ... - Pittsburgh Post-Gazet...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Purdue part of $171 million federal initiative - Journal and Courier US federal agent investigating Silk Road admits $800000 bitcoin theft - The ...
If we turn back time two years, the healthcare industry was beginning to get its feet wet in the big data analytics pool. According to research from PwC, in 2013, 79 percent of healthcare executives anticipated increasing their technology spends in the areas of analytics, improved elec...
From Larry Winget: A 10%, across the board, cut on ALL government spending. Everyone and everything in government bites the bullet equally with no playing favorites. There is plenty of waste in government and 10% is a great starting place. Incentivize businesses to grow, hire, create a...
In last week’s article for Forbes, I questioned the purpose of the radically innovative cybercurrency Bitcoin. Libertarians, criminals, speculators, and consumers all have an angle – […]
A friend of mine's son recently returned from an extended absence which basically removed him from nearly all aspects of technology, including the Internet, for a bit longer than 5 years. Upon return, observing him restore his awareness of technologies and absorb all things new develop...
It was my great pleasure to join our inaugural #api360 event in Washington, DC, Sept 12.  The Newseum was an ideal venue, offering a stunning cityscape view including the Capitol building and, of course, the Canadian Embassy.  The day kicked off with Gray Brooks of 18F giving an inside...
Why is the idea of architecting ICT infrastructure still an abstract to so many in government, and even private industry?
Friday 22 August, 2014 An utterly innovative new platform launches this week that seeks to address the global problem of extreme poverty. Delivered by Enceed Ltd, the ground breaking project aims to combat poverty around the world and help millions of children and women it affe...
Detroit, MI, July 28, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Keeper of the Mountains Foundation President Paul Corbit Brown announced today that he and KOTM board member Bill DePaulo will leave Charleston Tuesday afternoon, driving a 27-foot tractor-trailer rig laden with 1080 gallons of water, destined f...
Monday 28 July, 2014 The public's willingness to dig deep in their pockets to help the victims of humanitarian crises during 2013-14 enabled Oxfam to recover from a fall in income and help almost 6 million people caught up in disasters. Oxfam helped almost a million people in ...
No matter how sophisticated technologies become and how much mankind evolves, there is little—if anything—we can do to prevent natural disasters from occurring. What we can do, however, is implement technologies that help streamline the way we respond to such disasters. And that’s whe...
Tuesday 22 July, 2014 Divine Chocolate is delighted to announce two brand new limited edition additions to their range of 100g bars especially for Christmas. The Divine Dark Chocolate with Pear & Ginger and the Milk Chocolate with Spiced Toffee Apple have been created especiall...
Wednesday 25 June, 2014 Responding to today's IMF report Spillovers in international corporate taxation, Nicolas Mombrial, Head of Oxfam's Washington Office, said: “This is a sobering call for the world to 'wake-up' to the scandal of global corporate tax dodging. The mega-...
Wednesday 18 June, 2014 Today China Merchants Group (CMG) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) signed a collaboration agreement to support CMG's ambitious plan to develop the first major museum of design in China. The signing of the contract took place at the Foreign & Comm...
My wife and I just spent nineteen hours in Yeruham [flickr photos] in the Negev desert. We were visiting Avi Warshavsky and his family who I know through the Center for Educational Technology, an Israeli non-profit that encourages tech innovation (in Hebrew and Arabic) for schools. Avi...
Innovative Korean technology companies are becoming leading players and stealing market share from the giants Global technology giants, such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and SAP, have for decades dominated the enterprise software market. With an access to capital and a love for risk-takin...
Vaughan, Canada, May 29, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Sponsorship and Conference Participation Unique Broadband Systems Ltd, would like to announce its sponsorship of and participation in the Global Space Applications Conference, which will take place on 2-4 June, 2014 at the UNESCO headquarter...
More than 400 players, clubs and fans from all over the world to select the most important day in the history of football28 May 2014, London - Hinch.as, football's social network, today opens the worldwide vote to select the date which will celebrate International Football Fan Day. Hav...
Oxehealth closes latest round of funding with £2m of investmentOxehealth, the vital signs software developer spun out from the University of Oxford's Institute of Biomedical Engineering, today announces the results of its latest round of funding, which has seen investment from IP ...
Wednesday 7 May, 2014 Launchpad PLC the international property crowdfunding platform is emerging from a year long stealth mode and for the first time will allow investors to fund property projects across the world. The company has just listed its shares on Crowdcube to build u...
Mountain View, CA, April 24, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Engineers in US and India Team Come Together to Create Apps Making India More Resilient to Natural Disasters Code for India, the non-profit organization that inspires techies to volunteer their time and talent to the developing world, to...
I’m at the first Web Economy Forum, in Cesena, Italy. It is, unfortunately, terribly under-attended, which is a shame since the first session I’ve gone to was quite good. But it’s being webcast, so we can hope that there are people listening who are not in the room. N...
Leading remittances provider in Japan brings benefit of Earthport's cross-border payment efficiencies to consumer and corporate customers London, UK, 19 March 2014 - Today Earthport, the cross-border payments service provider, announced the leading Japanese remittances provider Kyodai ...
By Bob GourleyEditor’s note: We have watched Endgame since their founding and believe their make very positive contributions to the security ecosystem. It is great seeing two of our readers and friends on their advisory board. -bg. Arlington, VA – February 20, 2014 – Endgame, Inc...
Monday 10 February, 2014 Azimo, the online international money transfer service, has launched 20,848 new cash pick up points across the globe, more than half of which are in India. Almost 12,000 pick-up points have been added in India, 4,000 in Nepal, 2,700 in Sri Lanka, 2,600 ...
By Bob GourleyThe ModevGov conference will be held 26 Feb 2014 at the Artisphere in Rosslyn Virginia. The speakers at this event are an awesome cross section of developers, strategists, government professionals and world class technologists. Sign up at: http://gov.gomodev.com/ Here is ...
Appointment of Warren East to Advisory Board endorses market opportunity for human signs monitoring Oxehealth, the spin-out from the University of Oxford's Institute of Biomedical Engineering, today underlined its intention of delivering on the high growth potential of its non-contact ...