Workshop CyberSecurity for Road Warriors (and Couch Potatoes)

With 30+ years of traveling around the world, being online all over the place, I have been exposed to countless cyber threats, attempted fraud, identity theft and there is no end in sight. During my research, I was blessed with the trust of dozens of fellows who shared their own experiences and research with me. [Read more]

Being passionate about #Cybersecurity!

“Why are you so passionate about raising Cybersecurity awareness?” is a question I have been asked many times in the past years. Even while discussing a project proposal for something entirely different last week, the potential customer asked me this question. In most cases I decide to give a provocative question as reply just for [Read more]

Cybersecurity – User Awareness and Education is critical

Most companies have implemented some level of Cybersecurity, which in many cases focuses mainly on technology and restrictions. Educating users and even customers on Cybersecurity and related risks remains undervalued when it comes to creating and implementing a Cybersecurity policy. Education in the field of Cybersecurity is not so much about the technical ins-and-outs of [Read more]

Industry 4.0 – Building smart digital bridges

Modern production facilities are loaded with sensors, systems and smart controls, all providing tons of data on the process and results. The spread of Plant Floor Data Collection (PFDC), Process Condition Monitoring (PCM) and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) in modern manufacturing facilities keeps growing and with that, digitizing Manufacturing Processes continues to spread just as [Read more]

Industry 4.0 – Now what?

With the introduction of Industry 4.0 by the German Government and the designated workgroup, a roadmap was created to introduce Artificial Intelligence, Smart Controls, Smart Automation and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in combination with Big Data into the manufacturing industries in Germany and beyond. The roadmap for Industry 4.0 focuses on introducing information and communication technology [Read more]

Cybersecurity for Road Warriors and Couch Potatoes

Little over 2 years ago, while preparing a workshop about Cybersecurity for which I was invited by my good friend, former colleague and fellow lecturer Ralph Peters, I decided to write down my experiences and research. Since I realized there simply was too much material for the workshop, I asked Ralph for advice on which [Read more]

Mind over Matter – The challenges of Leading the transition in LEAN, Agile, Design Thinking

A recent survey of 28 executives and leading managers shows that many organizations which have set out to benefit from the autonomous delivery and execution methods, like LEAN CI/PDCA, Agile and Design Thinking, are still struggling with creating the proper environment and culture, especially in the area of empowerment, but also in true implementation and [Read more]