Cloud is the future, serverless is the way to go

I’ve been hosting production workloads on Amazon Web Services for over 5 years now, and am also hosting production workloads on Azure and Google Cloud as well. There seems to be a lot of enthusiasm for containerisation, and many are loving on kubernetes and docker. But this seems to merely be a cul de sac on the road to a serverless future. There is a … Continue reading Cloud is the future, serverless is the way to go

Data is the engine of the fourth industrial revolution

“Data is the new resource and we are in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution that is driven by the internet of things. The old fossil fuelled industrial revolutions are in their dying days and we are seeing the birth of a new era that will reshape everything that we know.” – Kate Carruthers Last week at the 2018 Stanford University Women in Data Science … Continue reading Data is the engine of the fourth industrial revolution

Some thoughts on digital and data Ethics

‘We ask ethical questions whenever we think about how we should act. Being ethical is a part of what defines us as human beings.’ The Ethics Centre, Sydney Humans have been thinking about the moral principles that govern our behaviour or the way in which we conduct ourselves for aeons. We are moving at lightspeed towards a new and exciting future that is built on … Continue reading Some thoughts on digital and data Ethics

Internet of things, data security and privacy

I’ve been attending the 36th International Conference of Privacy and Data Commissioners in Mauritius, presenting on the Internet of Things (IoT) privacy and security to the attendees. It has made me very conscious of the tension between privacy/security and the drive to bring products to market quickly. Further, it seems that the challenges of data protection have not been fully considered for many Internet of … Continue reading Internet of things, data security and privacy