Data Owner

I share this data science pill for unversed professionals to understand how much they can contribute to transforming the company into a data-driven company.

Some days ago I got an excel list of sessions from a school.
My data analytics bias caught my attention in the first column: «Teaching mode»

After two nested formulas in excel, I got a list of unique values like this:

Zoom Meet
Zoom W+Zoom M
Zoom Web
Zoom Web.
Zoom WebBrasil
Zoom Webinar

The list made me think about the headache for the academic director to know how many sessions were online, presential, or hybrid.

Culture of data

This simple use case shows that becoming a data-driven organization is not as easy as a willful wish coming from the board of directors.

Transforming a company into a data-driven decision company requires that a culture of data has to permeate the organization. That takes time.

At the moment, ETL tools (Extract, Transform Load) assist in data analysis to prepare data for further treatment with statistical algorithms. but despite such tools, we are still attached to the 80/20 data-science dilemma. Preparing data takes 80% of the time.

One tiny part of the data culture is the definition of the data owner role. In the case of the school, who is the «teaching mode» data owner?

Basically, The owner of the «Teaching mode» has to define that only «Online», «presential» , «hybrid» are allowed. If there was a requirement to know which platform the school is using, an additional column had to be filled with «Zoom», «Teams», «Hangout», «Webex», and so on.

In Companies using ERPs or CRMs, IT people prevent these mistakes with dropdowns showing the right values to users. But in the areas unreached by corporate software the mistakes will persist.

It was my aim that this small pill opens your eyes to this regular problem in data science.

A new legal blockchain solution

DriveChain, a new legal blockchain solution relevant to all industries, first adopted by BNP Paribas Real Estate.

This  technology adds structured data to PDFs and Word documents turning them into “smart documents” to which users will incorporate the document data.

Blockchain use cases

DriveChain enables peer-to-peer transfer of documents, contracts, and their associated data in a way that increases automation, accuracy, and security

Industrial Cybersecurity Market Expanding

As per the high-quality report of FMI, the industrial cyber security market is predicted to increase at a CAGR of 7.7%, from USD 20.7 billion in 2022 to USD 29.99 billion in 2027.

Energy Efficiency for the Agri-Food Industry

The pandemic has resulted in the introduction of a work-from-home option for most employees, posing operational issues for enterprises. 

cyber security training is essential for personnel to comprehend, anticipate, and avoid future dangers before they become more serious.

Physical world’s digital twin

Physical world’s digital twin. Connecting the Human and Digital worlds with 6G at terahertz frequency offer higher performance, delivering a peak data rate of 1,000 Gbps, and is expected to provide 100 times faster network speed over 5G.

Physical world's digital twin

Nokia Bell Labs has identified the following potential innovations that can be enhanced by 6G: Network Sensing, Extreme connectivity, Cognitive, automated & specialized architectures, and Security and trust.

7 Pressing Cybersecurity Questions.

In this article reader will find 7 pressing cybersecurity questions to ask to make sure boards understand how cybersecurity is being managed by the organization. Simply asking these questions will also raise awareness of the importance of cybersecurity, and the need to prioritize action.

Pressing Cybersecurity Questions

1. What are our most important assets and how are we protecting them?

2. What are the layers of protection we have put in place?

3. How do we know if we’ve been breached? How do we detect a breach?

4. What are our response plans in the event of an incident?

5. What is the board’s role in the event of an incident?

6. What are our business recovery plans in the event of a cyber incident?

7. Is our cybersecurity investment enough?

Do not sign half-empty smart contracts.

Do not sign half-empty smart contracts. Same when you sign real-world contracts. Empty fields allowed attack and stole NFT assets

$1.7 million in NFTs was stolen in an apparent phishing attack on OpenSea users. In essence, the targets of the attack had signed a blank check — and once it was signed, attackers filled in the rest of the check to take their holdings.

To know what an NFT is you can read here

Farmers in the center

The fourth annual Bloomberg New Economy Forum convened on November 16-19, 2021 in Singapore and facilitated face-to-face discussions among world leaders in plenary sessions and intimate breakouts.

Farmers in the center

On that point, all the panelists were in agreement: that the key to boosting agriculture’s sustainability and resilience lies with the individual at the center of the industry — the farmer — and making sure they have the tools and know-how they need.

But for the majority of the world’s growers, advanced technologies remain far out of reach. While the hope is that access to these can be ‘democratized,’ smallholders across the world’s emerging economies have more immediate technological needs altogether.

Blockchain agriculture in Africa.

Zimbabwe could not sell beef to high-paying markets in Europe and the Middle East due to a lack of a traceability system, resulting in lower export earnings.

Last year, a blockchain-based cattle traceability system brought end-to-end visibility to the cattle supply chain in the country. Zimbabwean farmers could again prove the origin and health records of their cattle. How does this work?

Blockchain in agriculture helps simplify transaction processes and creates a common ground for small-scale farmers. 

New agriculture technology accelerator in Canada

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry provided $500,000 in grants to Olds College through a new agriculture technology accelerator led by the THRIVE Canada accelerator. That movement strengthens the local agri-food ecosystem.

With consumers everywhere increasing the demand for food quality, safety, transparency, and supply chain management there are incredible opportunities for Calgary to help solve a truly global challenge,” said Calgary Mayor

Educate lawyers about blockchain

Posted by Dan Bindman

The UK is running out of time to establish itself as the legal jurisdiction of choice for governing transactions involving new technologies.

Quite senior people tended “to glaze over” when confronted with the subject of distributed ledger technologies, which hampered their willingness to address issues around it

“People do not need to understand the technical details, they need to understand how distributed ledgers − recording immutably every aspect of every transaction, and smart documentation and contracts − will change legal business, transactional or litigious, the consumer world… the way financial and insurance markets work…[and] the way people’s personal finances will operate. And that’s just a few sectors for a start.”