Sat.Jun 22, 2024 - Fri.Jun 28, 2024

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Robotics Startups On The Rise In 2024

Crunchbase News

So far, 2024 is shaping up as a not-so-shabby year for robotics startup funding. Developers of workplace robots, robotic surgery technologies, and even humanoid models have all raised large rounds in the past six months. The artificial intelligence funding boom has also helped boost the space, with investors backing big deals at the intersection of AI and robotics.

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10 ways to break free from AI pilot purgatory

CIO

Companies pour millions into AI initiatives, only to find themselves mired in pilot purgatory — endless cycles of testing and tweaking with no tangible results. It’s not enough to start strong; you need to finish with impact. The stakes are high but AI has the potential to revolutionize industries, driving unprecedented efficiencies, innovation, and growth.

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Tap Into All Your Data's Senses: The Art of Multimodal ML

Dataiku

Discover real-world use cases where a multimodal machine learning approach is valuable (and how Dataiku's framework can help your team use this technique).

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OpenID Connect: Mocking You

Xebia

OIDC (OpenID Connect) is a protocol that allows companies to streamline user experiences by centralizing accounts in one place. This allows better security and protection of privacy. Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Auth0… provide OIDC Providers. It makes users’ lives easier by having only one username and password and those should be stored securely and thus are less susceptible to data leaks.

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Secure SaaS Success: Embedded Finance as a Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms

Join us for an exclusive webinar hosted by Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms, where he’ll explore the significant impact of embedded finance on the software industry! This session is designed to provide you with the strategic insights needed to navigate the future of SaaS successfully, all while gaining a deeper understanding of how these trends can enhance your competitive edge, boost revenue, and deepen customer loyalty.

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Amazon Q Developer review: Code completions, code chat, and AWS skills

InfoWorld

When I reviewed Amazon CodeWhisperer, Google Bard, and GitHub Copilot in June of 2023, CodeWhisperer could generate code in an IDE and did security reviews, but it lacked a chat window and code explanations. The current version of CodeWhisperer is now called Amazon Q Developer , and it does have a chat window that can explain code, and several other features that may be relevant to you, especially if you do a lot of development using AWS.

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Phantom Secrets: Undetected Secrets Expose Major Corporations

Aqua Security

For years, we’ve been educating developers not to hard-code secrets into their code. Now it turns out that even doing this once might permanently expose that secret, even after its apparent removal – and worse, most secrets scanning methods will miss it. Our research found that almost 18% of secrets might be overlooked.

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AI is in the tire-kicking phase

InfoWorld

Just like big data back in 2013 , we’re in the “everyone’s doing it, no one knows why” phase of generative AI (genAI). A recent McKinsey survey found that 65% of enterprises are “regularly using genAI.” Promising! In Elastic’s recent earnings call, the company noted that over 1,000 customers are paying to build genAI applications. Wow! Each of the big cloud companies, as well as Oracle, has talked up how genAI is driving cloud spend.

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3 Exercises to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence, According to Research

Harvard Business Review

Everyone struggles to manage their emotions at times. It’s normal to have negative feelings and we can’t expect ourselves – or others – to leave those behind just because we’re at work. But those negative emotions can be detrimental to our relationships, performance, focus, and overall well-being. So it’s worthwhile to hone our emotional intelligence skills that help us handle negative feelings.

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Data center design in the age of AI: Integrating AI with legacy Infrastructure

CIO

In the age of artificial intelligence (AI), how can enterprises evaluate whether their existing data center design can fully employ the modern requirements needed to run AI? There are major considerations as IT leaders develop their AI strategies and evaluate the landscape of their infrastructure. This blog examines: What is considered legacy IT infrastructure?

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How to Easily Navigate Crypto Accounting in the Web3 Era

Speaker: Aaron Jacob, VP of Accounting Solutions & Reagan Cook, GTM Lead

Are you struggling to navigate the complexities and challenges that come with crypto accounting? 🤔 This new webinar will cover everything businesses need to know to get started with crypto accounting after incorporating crypto into their business models! Industry experts Aaron Jacob and Reagan Cook of TaxBit will thoroughly explore the prevalent operational hurdles encountered by accounting teams when interacting with crypto on the books, and detail how software solutions can effectively

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Effective one-on-one coaching with the Clover Model

Agile Alliance

The Clover Model guides Agile Coaches in bi-weekly one-on-one sessions with Scrum Masters, addressing structured agendas, personalized challenges, role fulfillment, team metrics, and continuous growth and training. The post Effective one-on-one coaching with the Clover Model first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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Funding To Autonomous Driving Startups Surprisingly Starts To Move Again

Crunchbase News

For the first four months of the year, it seemed like funding to autonomous driving startups — once a super hot sector — was slowly driving off a cliff. However, since then venture funding has kicked into another gear. Through April, less than $800 million was raised by startups in the autonomous driving industry, per Crunchbase data. However, since May 1 nearly $2.7 billion has come pouring into the sector — mainly through a handful of big deals that seem to show investor interest is not stuck

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How Starbucks Devalued Its Own Brand

Harvard Business Review

Starbucks is struggling. It has strayed from its successful strategy of offering customers exceptional experiences and, in the process, has commoditized itself. This article analyzes where it went wrong and offers ideas for how the company can turn itself around. It holds lessons for other companies that compete by providing customers distinctive experiences.

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MicroStrategy boosts HyperIntelligence with artificial intelligence

CIO

MicroStrategy has added generative AI capabilities to HyperIntelligence, part of its One business intelligence platform, making it possible for workers to access data using natural language by asking questions from within any web application. The HyperIntelligence software uses a browser extension to turn keywords in web applications into pop-up “cards” containing key information that employees can consult on demand.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Cassandra

It’s no surprise that Apache Cassandra has emerged as a popular choice for organizations of all sizes seeking a powerful solution to manage their data at a scale—but with great power comes great responsibility. Due to the inherent complexity of distributed databases, this white paper will uncover the 10 rules you’ll want to know when managing Apache Cassandra.

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Article: Platform as a Runtime - The Next Step in Platform Engineering

InfoQ Culture Methods

As systems become larger and more complex we need to take the concepts of platform engineering to a higher level – to the code level – by creating platforms and abstractions that will reduce cognitive load, help simplify and accelerate software development, and allow for easy maintenance and upgrades to the platform. Let’s move from “platform” to “Platform as a Runtime”.

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No-Code Startup Creatio Hits Unicorn Status After $200M Raise

Crunchbase News

Low-code and no-code startups are not seeing the funding they did a couple of years ago, but it clearly has not dried up completely. Creatio achieved unicorn status after landing a $200 million round led by Sapphire Ventures , with participation from StepStone Group and current investors Volition Capital and Horizon Capital. The new cash, a minority investment, values the startup at $1.2 billion and will be used to help the company expand globally as it continues to grow revenue 50% year to year

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The New Rules of Marketing Across Channels

Harvard Business Review

The Internet and AI tools are transforming marketing communications within a complex, interactive landscape called the echoverse. While marketing has evolved since the proliferation of the Internet, in the echoverse, a diverse network of human and nonhuman actors — consumers, brands, AI agents, and more — continuously interact, influence, and reshape messages across digital platforms.

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Healthcare’s long road to digitization gets an AI boost

CIO

The University of Pennsylvania Health System had an enormous amount of anonymized patient data in its Penn Medicine BioBank, and SVP and CIO Michael Restuccia’s team saw an opportunity to use it to benefit the research hospital’s patients. “We had a conversation about how to take some of the innovation occurring in research around AI and deploy it in the clinics,” he says.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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Chicago Children’s Hospital Says 791,000 Impacted by Ransomware Attack 

Ooda Loop

Following the ransomware attack of a Chicago children’s hospital in January, it has now been revealed that 791,000 individuals were impacted. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago fell victim to a ransomware attack from January 26 to January 31, 2024.

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Hero, Villain, or Victim? Stories that Sabotage

Perficient

In 1968, psychiatrist Stephen Karpman modeled what he called the Drama Triangle. With this, he illustrated dysfunctional mindsets that can derail social interactions. The three roles defined in this model are the rescuer (hero), persecutor (villain), and victim. This is another view of the lies we tell ourselves. Since the dawn of history, we’ve loved stories.

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Why Are Companies That Lose Money Still So Successful?

Harvard Business Review

In a well-functioning capital market, profits should be the sole criterion for firm survival; that is, firms reporting losses should disappear. Of late, however, loss-making firms are highly sought after by investors — often more than some profitable firms. Unicorns, or startups with valuations exceeding a billion dollars, are examples of such loss-making firms.

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New trade body wants to license training data for AI use

CIO

Seven companies that license music, images, videos, and other data used for training artificial intelligence systems have formed a trade association to promote responsible and ethical licensing of intellectual property. The issue has become a concern for builders of generative AI models and the enterprises that use them, as some data sets used in AI training have legally and ethically uncertain origins.

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Embedding BI: Architectural Considerations and Technical Requirements

While data platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and programming platforms have evolved to leverage big data and streaming data, the front-end user experience has not kept up. Holding onto old BI technology while everything else moves forward is holding back organizations. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) aren’t built for modern data platforms and don’t work on modern architectures.

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The May 2024 OODA Network Monthly Meeting: Insights and Takeaways from Spring 2024 Conferences and Field Research Efforts

Ooda Loop

At the May 2024 OODA Network Member Meeting – held on Friday, May 17, 2024 – the network discussed their insights and takeaways from recent attendance of and field research at several notable spring 2024 conferences.

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Accounting Startup Klarity Books $70M Series B — Report

Crunchbase News

It’s weird to say, but accounting is hot — at least in the startup world. Klarity became the latest accounting-related startup to raise big in the sector. The San Francisco-based company raised a $70 million Series B led by Nat Friedman and Daniel Gross and included participation from Scale Venture Partners , Tola Capital , Picus Capital , Invus Capital and Y Combinator — per a report in The Information.

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3 Ways to Build a Culture That Lets High Performers Thrive

Harvard Business Review

Many companies build cultures that are focused on controlling the output of low performers, rather than growing and unlocking everyone’s skills. This approach is low-ROI and ultimately problematic for high-performance cultures. Leaders spend an inordinate amount of time handholding their least productive colleagues, instead of helping their strongest contributors move faster and do more.

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Great Resignation 3.0? Rising workload and skills gap push workers to consider job changes

CIO

A growing number of workers worldwide are considering changing employers within the next year due to rising workloads and the rapid pace of technological change, surpassing the levels seen during the “Great Resignation” of 2022, a report by PwC said. The 2024 Global Workforce Hopes & Fears Survey , conducted among over 56,000 workers in 50 countries, revealed that a surprising 28% of respondents are likely to switch employers within the next year.

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12 Reasons Snowflake Costs Get Out of Control — And How to Solve It

With no barriers to entry you can get started with Snowflake for next to nothing, but as you may already know, costs can quickly spiral out of control. While usage costs can be better managed for your internal BI use case, Snowflake costs skyrocket for SaaS providers because the need to deliver real-time, interactive analytics in a multi-tenant environment is always on.