Archive for October, 2013

How cloud computing helps reduce the costs for media producers

Cloud computing and media producers


15 October 2013 – I have been in Israel for almost two weeks due to a fortuitous concatenation: an IBM Research event on Watson, the DLD Tel Aviv conference, and BrainTech Israel 2013.  As the Israeli press was reporting, Tel Aviv was a “city on steroids”.  I will write more on each of these events next week but a major highlight was to hear … and later meet … Yossi Matias, the managing director of Google’s R&D Center in Israel and Senior Director of Google’s Search organization. Clearly one of the smartest guys around.  Maybe on the entire planet.

Most of my work these days is centered in the TMT space … technology, media and telecom. Through the work of my TMT companies, Project Counsel Media (operating out of Frascati, Italy and Barcelona, Spain) and EAM Capital (based in Paris, France) we have been able to hit the TMT space from multiple angles as it undergoes a rapid and continuous development and evolution driven by changes in technology, liberalization of markets and adjustments in the way consumers connect.… Read more

Now THIS is artificial intelligence at work! The EU is to develop smart clothing in a cloud computing structure

 AI in smart clothing


14 October 2013 – The European Union (EU) has launched a project for the development of smart clothing with wearable technology in cloud computing at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI-Rhineland-Palatinate) in Kaeserslautern, in southwest Germany.

The project is titled “Easy-IMP” — Collaborative Development of Intelligent Wearable Meta Products in the cloud — and was launched in September 2013 with an investment of € 4.4 million for over three years.  The EU has developed an interdisciplinary team of experts in sensor technology, computer science, web programming, biomechanics, rehabilitation and sports, to find new methods and tools for creating the smart clothes.
According to a statement issued by DFKI, a typical example of such type of clothing is to provide a common platform that can be used and customized by downloading apps for a variety of applications. A part of this concept has been utilized in Easy-IMP smart clothing, where the garment can be configured via a smart phone to detect motion or vital data of the user and to use in conjunction with an app for … Read more

This Friday, October 18th in Hoboken, NJ : The Ada Lovelace Interdisciplinary Conference: celebrating the pioneer in science, technology, engineering and mathematics for women



Ada Lovelace



Ada Lovelace
An Interdisciplinary Conference Celebrating her Achievements and Legacy
College of Arts and Letters
Stevens Institute of Technology

October 18, 2013


A reminder for those of you in the NYC Metro area: there is an interdisciplinary conference celebrating the achievements and legacy of Ada Lovelace, to be held at Stevens Institute of Technology this Friday, October 18, from 9-6.
Stevens is in Hoboken, NJ, directly across the Hudson River from Chelsea and easily accessible by PATH train, bus, or ferry.
Presenters will speak about Lovelace’s many achievements as well as the impact of her life and work, which reverberated through the sciences and humanities since the late nineteenth century. This conference heralds a recent resurgence in Lovelace scholarship thanks to the growth of interdisciplinary thinking and the expanding influence of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

If you plan to attend, please register by 5 pm on Tuesday, October 15, to help us plan for food, coffee, etc. For more details please click here.

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How the cloud is disrupting the business landscape [INFOGRAPHIC]

Business on a laptop


3 October 2013 – Cloud computing isn’t going anywhere soon, with IT research and advisory company Gartner Inc forecasting that nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017. There is a stronger recognition today that this is more than just one shift of technology. Unlike the shift from mainframe to client/server, which was a switch from one technology architecture to another technology architecture, this shift moves out of the realm of technology architecture change and into the realm of behavioral relationship and business change, making it more akin to the change at the end of the 1990s from on-premises systems to the web and e-business.

Another key contribution made to the cloud computing debate is the emerging role played by Cloud Service Brokers – third parties that add value to cloud services on behalf of cloud service customers.

A new infographic, in the meantime, takes a closer look at just how the cloud is disrupting the business landscape.

The folks at ClickSoftware have created a dandy infographic that begins by highlighting the … Read more