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There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deeper into Artificial Intelligence. Artificial Intelligence is the discipline of thinking machines. The field is growing dramatically with the proliferation of high powered computers into homes and businesses and especially with the growing power of smartphones and other mobile devices. Artificial intelligence software is assisting people in most every discipline. The many functions of AI are considered by many to be threatening many human jobs across multiple industries, but others consider it a great producer of jobs since it will help create entirely new industries and free more human... (more)

Transition for One of The Nation’s Greatest Enterprise CTOs: Dave Mihelcic Retires From DISA

Bob Gourley Editor's note: Dave Mihelcic has been a leader, mentor and friend to thousands, including me.  I wish him the very best in his transition from government service.  It was great to see how DISA honored him with with a farewell release on their site. Find and follow Dave on LinkedIn here. -bg The following is from: DISA CTO Retirement  Chief technology officer to retire after 31 years of government service The man who ensured the services and capabilities the Defense Information Systems Agency develops are technically in sync with the director’s strategic vision will ret... (more)

Record-Breaking Launch of 88 Satellites by Planet: Is there any doubt in your mind that your world is changing?

Bob Gourley Planet is designing, building and launching satellites faster than any company or government in history. They use commodity consumer electronics to build highly capable satellites at drastically lower costs. With the most advanced satellites launching into orbit every 3-4 months, their capabilities are on the cutting edge and always advancing. Their Dove satellites act like a line scanner for the planet, creating a unique data stream that will help solve some of humanity's greatest challenges and will no doubt trigger industry-changing opportunities. The Doves alre... (more)

DataRobot Announces Expansion Into Federal Market With Erin Hawley as VP Public Sector

Bob Gourley We track DataRobot in our Disruptive IT Finder (in sections on Artificial Intelligence and Business Intelligence companies), and have always held their capable team in the highest of regards. The press release below gives us reason to hold them in even higher regard: BOSTON, Jan. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DataRobot, an industry leader in machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI), today announced it is expanding into the federal market, beginning with the appointment of a Vice President of Public Sector. Erin Hawley, formerly the Director of National Secu... (more)

Miracle on Ice: Business, Technology and National Security Leadership Lessons from the 1980 Olympics USA Hockey Team

Bob Gourley I've previously posted the below, but it is a favorite story, one of leadership, vision, experience and mastery of art and science and my hope is that even of you have thought these lessons through in the past you might want to check them out again. The lessons probably apply to many enterprise teams (your Security Operations Center, Incident Response/Hunt Team etc), but seemed most relevant, to me, to teams formed from existing/legacy enterprises that have to now work as one. There are also lessons for just about any government agency and the overall national securi... (more)