Rakuten CEO: Very Difficult to Use Chinese Venders for a While
Rakuten CEO: Very Difficult to Use Chinese Venders for a While

Rakuten CEO Mickey Mikitani says he’s happy he didn’t choose to use Huawei and ZTE. “I kind of sensed the potential risk even if it’s only one percent,” said Mikitani. “I told myself actually I cannot take a one percent risk that something may happen to prohibit Chinese network equipment to be used for the Japanese mobile network.”

When It’s Game Time for Retail New Relic is There, Says CEO
When It’s Game Time for Retail New Relic is There, Says CEO

Whether it’s for a popular mobile app, an online video game with millions of users, or a huge ecommerce platform, they all rely on critical New Relic insights to keep revenue flowing.

Extracting Value From Data is a Massive Opportunity, Says Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO
Extracting Value From Data is a Massive Opportunity, Says Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO

Every business has been disrupted by the digital transformation, says Hewlett Packard Enterprise President and CEO Antonio Neri. With that disruption is an explosion of valuable data. “That data has value,” says Neri. “We see that as a massive opportunity.”

Make School - This Revolutionary Tech College is Free Until You Get a Job
Make School – This Revolutionary Tech College is Free Until You Get a Job

A revolutionary new tech college, Make School, is offering students the option of free tuition and $1,500 a month living expenses on the condition that they sign an Income Share Agreement. Under the ISA students will pay for their tuition only after they are hired.

Cisco CEO: Last Year We Blocked 7 Trillion Cybersecurity Threats
Cisco CEO: Last Year We Blocked 7 Trillion Cybersecurity Threats

The CEO of Cisco says that last year they blocked seven trillion cybersecurity threats or about 20 billion per day. He says that by and large cybersecurity organizations inside of their customers are very good.

BeyondCorp - Google’s New Zero Trust Security Approach Explained
BeyondCorp – Google’s New Zero Trust Security Approach Explained

If you are a network person you have probably heard of BeyondCorp, but maybe you have had difficulty explaining it to others in your organization. Max Saltonstall says that Google has shifted to a security model where each access request is reevaluated as it is made.

How Pandora Uses AI To Power Music Discovery
How Pandora Uses AI To Power Music Discovery

Pandora is considered the world’s most powerful music discovery platform, using algorithms to determine which music to play to a subscriber at any given time. The question is how do they do it so successfully?

Democrats Created Fake Russian Twitter Bots to Influence Election
Democrats Created Fake Russian Twitter Bots to Influence Election

The New York Times reported that Democrats created fake Russian Twitter bots in a disinformation campaign, also known as fake news, in order to influence voters to influence the Senate election in Alabama.

What Are the Security Risks of the Internet of Things?
What Are the Security Risks of the Internet of Things?

IBM Resilient CTO and internet security guru Bruce Schneier takes a look at the security risks of the Internet of Things in his latest video. He brings up an interesting and rather disconcerting point, IoT devices tend to do critical things like turn on and off power or drive your car, so preventing hacking is even more critical with IoT than typical computers.

AWS CEO Announces Textract to Extract Data Without Machine Learning Skills
AWS CEO Announces Textract to Extract Data Without Machine Learning Skills

AWS CEO Andy Jassy announced Amazon Textract at the AWS re:Invent 2018 conference. Textract allows AWS customers to automatically extract formatted data from documents without losing the structure of the data. Best of all, there are no machine learning skills required to use Textract.