Augmentation or automation: How can the defense industry prepare?

We have been on a journey of IT-enabled automation since the middle of the 20th century, when data processing first started to take some of the workload off the human workforce. Later, we realised we could link business applications directly to each other and help pass information more seamlessly from one business unit to the […]

Leveraging the ‘normal’ in smart city communications

A memorable cartoon shows a store with two tables, one labeled “Toys for Normal Children,” the other labeled “Toys for Gifted Children.” The former had no customers; the latter was three deep. Apply that analogy to smart cities. Can you imagine an elected official shopping at the “normal city” table? I would argue that so many […]

Will telehealth be fundamental to smart cities?

Think about how urban transportation strategy would change if citizens could travel by laptop or mobile device to a doctor visit. Research firm Markets and Markets reports that the telehealth market is expected to reach  $9.35 billion by 2021, from $2.78 billion in 2016, growing at a CAGR of 27.5%. This parallels the growth in the population […]

Municipal drones are coming — and cloud leaders are getting prepared

Like it or hate it, government drones are coming to your block. The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a leading organization dedicated to ensuring a secure cloud computing environment is working with Securing Smart Cities, a nonprofit global initiative focused on smart city cybersecurity, to set up drone guidelines. Their report, co-authored by the CSA Internet of Things (IoT) […]

Défense : les technologies qui vont marquer 2017

C’est un classique en ce début d’année, lister les tendances qui vont influencer le marché pour les mois à venir. Pour le cas précis du secteur de la défense,  nous voyons une nouvelle génération de technologies qui sont susceptibles de marquer 2017, de par leur caractère disruptif ou les améliorations qu’elles apportent. Voici un aperçu […]

Will these emerging technologies disrupt the defense industry in 2017?

As we head into a new year, it’s a good time to think about what’s on the horizon for the industries and markets we operate in. When it comes to Defence, I see a number of potentially game-changing technologies set to disrupt and improve the industry in the year ahead. What follows is an overview […]

2017: Moving beyond the ‘post-truth’ phenomenon

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The Oxford Dictionary named “Post-Truth” the word of the year for 2016. It was a year when political rhetoric based on emotions rather than facts tapped into the social psyche across much of the Western world, a trend that drove significant decisions that surprised many. Whilst pundits will continue to examine and explain this phenomenon, as will […]

What millennials bring to – and gain from – a career in public sector

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It’s not a 9-to-5 job. It’s a calling. It’s 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – and it changes your life. That’s what I tell new graduates as they start their careers at CSC in the hopes of recruiting them to the public sector space. It’s a space I have worked in my […]

A new take on the cybersecurity talent gap

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There has been a lot of writing about the cybersecurity skills gap that challenges enterprises and government agencies. I’ve certainly written my share on the subject, including this post of mine from about a year ago, 5 Cybersecurity Gaps That Spell Opportunity In 2016. However, not everyone agrees that there is a dearth of cybersecurity talent. […]

Realpolitik for our digital age

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Recently, I had the honor to speak to the European Parliament in a conference titled “Politicians in a Communications Storm.” The question the parliamentarians were grappling with was how complex humanistic ideas such as the European project can be secured and developed in a world of #brexit, #therealdonaldtrump and the #ColombianPeaceProcess. There are no simple […]