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Fast Track Back to Kanban
From The Eponymous Pickle

Fast Track Back to Kanban

It has been a considerable time since I have worked with Kanban, the lean,  just in time manufacturing process.   This InfoQ piece outlines what it is and a workshop...

Productivity Startups
From The Eponymous Pickle

Productivity Startups

We need more of these, in particular startups that deliver more efficient connections to each other, supplanting regular e-mail, focus data to value and have the...

Kroger Scan, Bag and Go
From The Eponymous Pickle

Kroger Scan, Bag and Go

Got a chance today to use the Kroger in-aisle checkout method at the Middletown,  Ohio Kroger today.   This was a concept we tested with many alternatives in the...

Business Strategy and Execution for CIO
From The Eponymous Pickle

Business Strategy and Execution for CIO

In Future of CIO: Business strategy and execution challenges. " ... Many companies spend significant portion of time for formulating rock solid strategies, focuses...

Should more banks acquire UX design firms?
From Putting People First

Should more banks acquire UX design firms?

Underscoring the importance of a great customer experience, Capital One has acquired the San Francisco-based design and user experience firm, Adaptive Path. Is...

Report outlines future of UK social design research
From Putting People First

Report outlines future of UK social design research

Social Design Futures: HEI Research and the AHRC By Armstrong, Leah, Jocelyn Bailey, Guy Julier, Lucy Kimbell University of Brighton and Victoria and Albert Museum...

Watson Cognitive Computing as Taught at Columbia
From The Eponymous Pickle

Watson Cognitive Computing as Taught at Columbia

How is Watson cognitive technology being taught today in universities?  Here is an example of how it is described in a curriculum at Columbia:" ... IBM Watson is...

Experientia president to speak at User Friendly 2014 in China
From Putting People First

Experientia president to speak at User Friendly 2014 in China

Experientia president Michele Visciola is one of the keynote speakers at User Friendly 2014, the annual user experience conference of UXPA China, to be held in...

Many Worlds
From The Eponymous Pickle

Many Worlds

Many Worlds is a 1950s idea that came out of physics.  A result of  the math that works very well predictively at the tiny, particle level, but for the real world...

Manufacturing and the IOT
From The Eponymous Pickle

Manufacturing and the IOT

Manufacturing and the Internet of Things.  "... Manufacturers like GM and Stanley Black and Decker are creating this platform for innovation by deploying open standards–based...

Friday Squid Blogging: Humboldt Squids Attack Submarine
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Humboldt Squids Attack Submarine

A pair of Humboldt squids attacked a Greenpeace submarine. There's video. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news...

From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USPTO and NIST To Host Multistakeholder Meeting on Cybersecurity and Patents in Silicon Valley on November 14

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will host the first multistakeholder...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Monitoring Vital Signs for the Elderly

The National Science Foundation recently featured University of Missouri computer scientist Marjorie Skubic in a Science360 radio episode. Skubic is engineering...

How Watson Works
From The Eponymous Pickle

How Watson Works

A straightforward, non-technical video of how Watson/Cognitive is designed to work,  implemented in the real world.    Worth a look if you are at all interested...

The Ineffectiveness of Sealing the Border Against Ebola (and Other Viruses)
From Schneier on Security

The Ineffectiveness of Sealing the Border Against Ebola (and Other Viruses)

Good analysis....

New Realities of Local Retail
From The Eponymous Pickle

New Realities of Local Retail

In ThinkwithGoogle:" ... The relationship between digital and local stores is changing—something we learned from our new Digital Impact on In-Store Shopping study...

P&G to Spin off Duracell
From The Eponymous Pickle

P&G to Spin off Duracell

Not unexpected.  But the form of the move is unusual. Not a profitable enough business.  " .... Though P&G said that the Duracell has 'attractive operating profit...

On the Role of the Chief Data Officer
From The Eponymous Pickle

On the Role of the Chief Data Officer

Excellent piece here. Have worked in the area of regulatory compliance.  Here the idea is to consider the more formal roles involved to address this problem systematically...

Analysis of Printer Watermarking Techniques
From Schneier on Security

Analysis of Printer Watermarking Techniques

Interesting paper: Maya Embar, Louis M. McHough IV, and William R. Wesselman, "Printer watermark obfuscation," Proceeding RIIT '14: Proceedings of the 3rd annual...
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What Is Your Research Culture? Part 1: The Questionnaire
What Is Your Research Culture? Part 1: The Questionnaire
10.26.2014

What kind of computer science culture reigns in your country and organization: retro, or modern? Take the questionnaire and find out.

Satya Nadella and Grace Hopper
Satya Nadella and Grace Hopper
10.16.2014

Thoughts about Satya Nadella's comments at the Grace Hopper Conference.

Anyone Can Learn Programming: Teaching > Genetics
Anyone Can Learn Programming: Teaching > Genetics
10.14.2014

Way more important than the question "Is P==NP?" is the question, "Is teaching greater than genetics?"

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