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.”

IBM CEO: We Will Be Number One in Hybrid Cloud
IBM CEO: We Will Be Number One in Hybrid Cloud

“All of us know the big job is how to manage it, access controls, security, know what data is where, and how much data you want flowing,” says IBM CEO Ginni Rometty. “We will be number one in what the world calls hybrid cloud.”

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.

AT&T CEO Slaps Down 5G Criticism by Verizon and T-Mobile
AT&T CEO Slaps Down 5G Criticism by Verizon and T-Mobile

AT&T CEO John Donovan slapped down recent 5G criticism by Verizon and T-Mobile at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Those companies and some others have criticized them saying AT&T is “slapping 5G stickers” on upgraded 4G phones. Donovan says that is really just not the case.

People Without Google Accounts Can Now Collaborate on G Suite
People Without Google Accounts Can Now Collaborate on G Suite

Google has a new beta feature that will allow people without a Google account to…

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.

Microsoft AI CTO: A Cloud AI Service Behind Every Device
Microsoft AI CTO: A Cloud AI Service Behind Every Device

The most important macro trend is a cloud AI service behind every device. It might be any device that you use in your house. Of course, your apps on your phone have AI services behind them eventually, some of them already have AI, but others well.

Motorola Solutions CEO: We Want a Level Playing Field in China Where IP is Not Stolen
Motorola Solutions CEO: We Want a Level Playing Field in China Where IP is Not Stolen

Motorola Solutions CEO Greg Brown explains how China went from a great business opportunity in the mid-1980s to an intellectual property stealing concern following their acceptance into the WTO in 2001.

Cisco: Financial Institutions Struggle With Pace of Technological Change
Cisco: Financial Institutions Struggle With Pace of Technological Change

The pace of technological change is possibly the biggest challenge that financial institutions are facing says Cisco FinTech Lead Al Slamecka. He says that the large financial organizations are zeroing in on automating the network management functions and the operations side of their businesses, which they call Intent-Based Networking.