Publications

Back to the Future Cyber Security, a Manifesto

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. When Siemens AG introduced the Charter of Trust during the 2018 Munich Security Conference, …

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Technology Neutrality

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] We need binding technology neutral legislation, and this is why! As follow up to SDG’s and the Ethics of Technology, I ran a poll on Twitter to understand how my Social Media network thinks about the responsibility for the usage of technology. These are the results of that poll: [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] There are …

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Disrupting Blockchain

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] In a lively discussion about blockchain and disruption, once again the question was raised “what will disrupt blockchain?”, and the answer to that question is as simple as it is straightforward. Blockchain itself will disrupt blockchain. As carrier for disruption of many industries and applications, blockchain has become a catalyst for change and …

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SDG’s and the Ethics of Technology

In the series Star Trek: Voyager we find that the character Seven of Nine is a former Borg drone, who becomes disconnected from the Borg Collective, and faces the challenges of becoming a human individual again while still depending on Borg cybernetic implants. An important part of her survival and ability to deal with these foreign implants are the nanorobots that …

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US Senate Committee on Blockchain

On August 21st, 2018, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a public hearing on Energy Efficiency of Blockchain and Similar Technologies. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the energy efficiency of blockchain and similar technologies and the cybersecurity possibilities of such technologies for energy industry applications. In particular, should we expect …

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Marketing anecdotes and why the cloud is called the cloud

There are some pretty cool anecdotes about great marketing campaigns which started with an unintended statement or misunderstanding. Some of these anecdotes might not reflect the actual events or are twisted a bit to make the story cooler but isn’t that what anecdotes are all about? These are my favorite marketing anecdotes and let’s start …

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