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Digital Transformation Best Practices

How to Solve the Security Challenges of Digital Transformations by Oleg Diachuk

“Digital transformations is a top-of-mind task on every company’s agenda. Recent data from Tech Pro Research survey proves it: last year 70% of organizations either pursued a digital transformation strategy or are crafting one. Indeed, the pressure to make legacy processes more effective; to meet shifting customer demands; embrace new technological advancements, is mounting. Failure to seek digital transformations in the first place was highlighted as the top business risk for enterprises in 2019 by North Carolina State University’s research.”


Digital imperatives in airport security by Diogenis Papiomytis

“The airport security market is witnessing a revolution, driven by adoption of new screening technologies and intense digitisation of security processes, mainly in passenger and baggage screening. This is part of the overall digital transformation of the airport environment, where most of the key digital transformation projects running at airports worldwide fall within five main digital transformation categories: 1. Data visualisation and analysis 2. Digital infrastructure 3. Passenger and baggage journey 4. Airside operations 5. Administration and asset management. Smart-security projects, though they fall within the largest digitisation category related to the seamless passenger and baggage journey, are enablers of safe and friction-free operations.”

Digital Transformation Industry Implementations

Digital Transformation In Healthcare Is Not Happening As Fast As It Should — And There’s One Reason by Juan Pablo Segura

“At first glance, the healthcare field seems to be a goldmine for digital innovation. An overextended workforce, outdated protocols, hundreds of wasted hours in administrative tasks, a patient population that is wide open to digital solutions, a multitude of inefficiencies and redundancies — the opportunities for digital overhaul in healthcare are myriad. Yet every year the graveyard of digital health tools gets more crowded as innovators fail to overcome healthcare’s uniquely complex barriers to their adoption..”
IoT-Enabled Transformation For Tangible Business Value by Chiara Martini

“These days, the set of technologies under the “Internet of Things” (IoT) name is considered the enabling factor for a potential Fourth Industrial Revolution. While the hype has been great, the business value may be greater. According to McKinsey, if policymakers and business get it right, linking the physical and digital worlds could generate up to $11.1 trillion a year in economic value by 2025 in different fields (e.g., $3.7 trillion in operations and equipment optimization, $1.7 trillion in public health and transportation; $850 billion in logistics and navigation). The organizations that use IoT systems are faced with a multitude of opportunities and challenges. IoT also will affect consumers and operators in different ways. The two main areas of improvement and evolution that have been identified pertain to business models and operations.”

Digital Transformation of Government and Public Services

With ‘digital transformation,’ UNDP seeks to stay relevant and add value by Catherine Cheney

“SAN FRANCISCO-The United Nations Development Programme has called its new digital strategy “the first of its kind in the UN system.” The organization seeks to digitally transform itself and better understand ways to support countries to leverage digital tools as drivers of development.As technology rapidly transforms the way development is done, UNDP aims to serve as a model for not only keeping pace with these changes, but also leveraging these tools to advance progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.“We’re trying to make that which UNDP can offer to a country highly relevant,” UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner told Devex.“In other words, we have to become ourselves digitally literate and understand how development and this digital future intersect.”Steiner said he hopes the strategy, launched in April 2019, will put UNDP in a position to support more programs like the flagship program of the Digital Bangladesh agenda, for example.”
China’s Digital Transformation by Dennis Wang

“For millennia, humans have played games with each other, exploring the limits of human thought and strategy. During the digital era, more and more individuals are starting to play games with machines, with the first computer game Spacewar invented in 1962 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This two-player game involved sparring spaceships that fire photon torpedoes at one another. Each player maneuvers a spacecraft and scores by hitting his opponent in the game. Seemingly a simple concept, this game runs on a computer the size of a large car! Today, individuals are playing far more sophisticated games with computers. No longer do they require two human players, as computers can now artificially simulate the actions of humans with stunning accuracy. With the increase in machines’ computational power and the development of artificial intelligence, they are becoming much better than ever before at simulating human behavior. Machines are winning so much so that they are inspiring doubts about the future of humanity.”

Digital Trends - AI / Cybersecurity / Data Science

How to build ethical AI by Carolyn Herzog

“You’ve likely already encountered artificial intelligence several times today. It’s an increasingly common technology, in cars, TVs, and, of course, our phones. But for most people, the term AI still conjures images of The Terminator.We don’t need to worry about hulking armed robots terrorizing American cities, but there are serious ethical and societal issues we must confront quickly — because the next wave of computing power is coming, with the potential to dramatically alter — and improve — the human experience.Full disclosure: I am general counsel and chair of the AI Ethics Working Group at a company that is bringing AI to processor technology in trillions of devices to make them smarter and more trustworthy.”
Keys to Building A World-Class Cybersecurity Workforce by Julianne Simpson

“The most senior military cyber warfighters have defined the challenge of building a world-class cybersecurity workforce: We have great performers but not enough. Our accessions can barely keep pace with attrition; but we are scheduled to grow. We need a viable plan to increase capacity.During a panel session at the Cyber Education, Research and Training Symposium (CERTS) in Augusta, Georgia, cybersecurity leaders discussed how to build the people who can protect the nation against the tens of thousands of very high-end professionals that Russia and China are putting out.Their success stories served as case studies for how the cybersecurity community can move forward in attaining such talent..”

The key tools you need to get started with data science in 2020 by Sergio Infante

“There are a lot of tools for data scientists. Some of these tools are losing popularity and some are becoming better known and more widely used. If I were to prepare a complete list of them, it would be very extensive, and probably not very useful.So, to prepare a more useful list for 2020, I decided to consider these market-driven criteria:The skills requested in job portalsCompany requirements identified in round tables and meetings with Belatrix’s clients.Tool popularity identified by developer surveys and developer portals, such asStack Overflow and others.If you are considering learning about data science projects or wanting to improve your use of data in your organization, there are a lot of reasons why you should concentrate on the following three technologies that are in demand and growing…”

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