Excerpt from: The Wall Street Journal
June 7, 2016. Shopping malls are going high-tech.
Making technology investments to improve customer experiences has traditionally been the domain of retailers, which have introduced robots, touch-screen mirrors and virtual-reality goggles to attract shoppers to their stores in recent years.
“We’re bringing the same analytics Amazon used to crush bricks-and-mortar retailers into ... Read
Black Hat@ Charlie Palmer Steakhouse, Four Seasons Hotel
Aug 2 @ 3:10 pm – 4:00 pm
Sysorex CTO, Craig Harper will be speaking on the Masters Panel II at CyberTech’s Securing the Internet of Things running concurrently with Black Hat. 12:10pm Head in the Clouds, Literally? Life of IoT and Emerging Tech in the Cloud Moderator: Justine Phillips, SheppardMullin Craig Harper, Sysorex Robert Brese, Gartner Tom Byrnes, ThreatSTOP Tom Caldwell, CyberFlow Analytics Peter LaMontagne, Novetta
Sysorex CTO Craig Harper will moderating a panel. 12:00 pm Harnessing the Power of the Internet of Things By 2020, there will be an estimated 50 billion devices connected to the Internet, ranging from computers, phones and tablets to traditionally non-digital devices like televisions, appliances, building automation, even wearables. Harnessing the power of the IoT requires not only the acquisition of huge quantities of data but also the ability to aggregate, analyze and apply the unique insights this data offers. Moderator: Craig Harper, Sysorex Anthony Dina, Director of Big Data and Analytics, Dell Inc. Warren Hewerdine, VP of Products, Sysorex Ankit Rakha, Big Data & Analytics Director, Sysorex
Recently, a rather alarming headline appeared in my news feed (”Data dangers: Why publishers' over-reliance on data puts them at risk”.) The author believes that newspapers publishers’ reliance on customer data makes them “vulnerable” because ad blockers and customer privacy legislation will lead to data scarcity. He makes an interesting point. Blockers and legislation will shape how data is collected and used. But, in this age of information, I’m not sure that data can be overly-relied upon. And, there are best practices when working with data that’s been acquired from website visitors which can mitigate concerns about data scarcity: Handle [...]