An Interesting and Unique Data Science Conference Nov 12-13 in Chicago


There are many conference models, all with strengths and weaknesses. This particular one, the Data Science Conference in Chicago Nov 12 and 13 is very unique and worth studying by anyone who attends or organizes events because of their approach. But as you can imagine by its title it is of particular interest to the […]

Kindle Version of The Cyber Threat Provided Free 23 and 24 April


Thanks to we are able to provide our readers with a free copy of the Kindle version of our book on The Cyber Threat during a special two day promotion running 23 and 24 April. The book was written to provide actionable insights into the cyber threat specially aimed towards the leader who should […]

2015 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR): Strategic intelligence for cyber defenders


The yearly Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), conducted by Verizon with contributions by over 70 organizations from around the world, has become an important yearly marker on the state of enterprise security. We consider this report to be one of the most actionable of its kind because of the rigor put into the analysis as […]

Giving Soldiers the Power of America: A recap of AFCEA TechNet Fort Bragg


On 21/22 April in Fort Bragg, the Army met with Industry to brief them on their current and future needs and requirements (AFCEA TechNet Fort Bragg). Surrounded by a sea of uniforms, I was immediately humbled by the stories of how hard it still is to set up meaningful communications on the battlefield. As Major […]

30 April Synergy Forum: Help drive the future of government technology


The 30 April Synergy Forum provides a venue for government and industry leaders to exchange lessons learned and best practices. Cognitio’s vision for this event is what makes it unique. This is not an event driven by a single vendor or reseller. And it is not driven by a single agency or any other organization. It is […]

Hortonworks adds Spark to its Data Platform


Those familiar with the Apache Hadoop ecosystem are no doubt aware of Apache Spark and the potential it holds to transform data intensive analytics. Spark’s ties to Hadoop are tight and it is often seen as a possible replacement to the batch-oriented MapReduce framework, though its integration potential reaches beyond Hadoop to other data repositories […]