The Wonder of Learning Machines

The Canadian Government invited PwC to talk about technology’s impact on governments in late November, 2016, about a month before I joined Google. I was thrilled to share with the audience my own fascination with how computers could learn directly from data, without being “programmed” by humans. I used to... [Read More]

Why Google Security Rocks

While at PwC, I was part of a team lobbying for the 140-year-old financial services firm to embrace the public cloud. That was heresy! The CIO at the time thought that cloud was illegal in certain parts of the world, particularly Germany. He wasn’t alone. The Snowden leaks had just... [Read More]

Heavy on Cloud

Way back in 2008 some investors wanted to build a business video platform in New York City. The idea was to host videos that could be embedded in other websites, then sell a “wrapper” for branding around the content. Think, a commercial YouTube. Edgy content like MTV, Jack Ass and... [Read More]

IBM WebExplorer

This is a reproduction of an article from 1994, for when I want to walk down memory lane. I love how he mentions NASA, which is where I spend my time in 2019. [Read More]