3D printing comes of age – creating major urban infrastructure

I am a huge fan of Amara’s Law, and have been known to quote it extensively in talks. This is because humans are not very good at estimating things. Especially estimating what technologies will have long term impact on our lives. “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” Roy Amara, past … Continue reading 3D printing comes of age – creating major urban infrastructure

CDO Magazine 2021 List of Global Data Power Women

2021 List of Global Data Power Women

So honoured to be among the CDO Magazine 2021 Global Data Power Women. Another huge thank-you to my team, who do all the work to bring my vision to reality. CDO Magazine has once again searched the globe, reached out to key influencers and industry organizations and is excited to announce our 2021 list. These women are shaping the landscape of business and pioneering the … Continue reading 2021 List of Global Data Power Women

CDO Magazine Announces Its 2021 List of Academic Data Leaders

It is a great honour to be listed as one of the CDO Magazine 2021 Academic Data Leaders. CDO Magazine is always on the leading edge of the data world so it is so exciting to be named among such an august group. “CDO Magazine is committed to being a champion to academic professionals in the field of data and analytics. CDO Magazine has searched … Continue reading CDO Magazine Announces Its 2021 List of Academic Data Leaders

Ransomware is coming to get us. Prepare. Beware.

There are increasing numbers of ransomware attacks on municipalities and governmental organisations in the US, with headlines like this. And Australia will not be immune to these attacks. Towns Across Texas Hit in Coordinated Ransomware Attack The state government and cybersecurity groups have mobilized to respond to a mass ransomware attack that simultaneously hit 23 different towns statewide.  https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/towns-across-texas-hit-in-coordinated-ransomware-attack/d/d-id/1335567 As Lawrence Abrams noted in Bleeping … Continue reading Ransomware is coming to get us. Prepare. Beware.

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

Data governance and cybersecurity

The connection between data governance and cybersecurity might not be immediately apparent. But if one considers the ‘5 knows of cyber’, it becomes obvious that cybersecurity is all about data, and data is all about information, and we want information to be secure. I use the ‘5 knows’ as the foundation of our data governance framework, because it really helps people to understand why data … Continue reading Data governance and cybersecurity