CFP for @CloudExpo and @ExpoDX Opens #SmartCities #DigitalTransformation


The 22nd International Cloud Expo 1st DXWorld Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo DXWorld Expo, to be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY, brings together Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location. CloudExpo DXWorldEXPO have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018, introducing DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO, colocated with Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorld Expo within the program.

Do welfare states boost economic growth, or stunt it?

BBC News

Women in politics are sometimes accused of consciously exploiting their femininity to get ahead in a male-dominated world. Frances Perkins did that, but in an unusual way: she tried to remind men of their mothers. She dressed in a plain, three-cornered hat, and she refined the way she acted, based on careful observation of what seemed to be most effective in persuading men to accept her ideas. Perhaps it's no coincidence that those ideas could reasonably be described as maternal or parental. Any parent wants to shield their children from serious harm, and Perkins believed governments should do the same for their citizens.

T-Mobile at @CloudExpo New York @TMobile #Mobile #IoT #DX #SmartHome #SmartCities


SYS-CON Events announced today that T-Mobile exhibited at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc., is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. CloudExpo DXWorldEXPO have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018, introducing DXWorldEXPO.

Top analysts are betting on these AI growth stocks


Facebook and Micron are among the favorite ways to play the boom in artificial intelligence, according to top technology analysts. The analysts were identified by looking at the average return of their recommendations and their success rate in those calls, as tracked by TipRanks, a Wall Street analyst database. Here are five favorite AI stocks recommended by the best-performing technology analysts. In 2017, Microsoft changed its strategy from a "mobile-first and cloud-first world" to "an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge infused with AI." And this strategy shift seems to be paying off.

Xero reports record EBITDA as it prepares to delist from the NZX


Xero has announced positive earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) for the first time in its history, reporting NZ$5.4 million for the six-month period ending on September 30, 2017. EBITDA in the previous corresponding period was minus NZ$25.9 million, marking a 121 percent improvement. The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)-listed cloud accounting software company also reported an improved after-tax loss of NZ$21.1 million for H1 FY18, compared to the loss of NZ$43.9 million reported in the previous half-year period. Operating cashflow increased 145 percent on the half from minus NZ$13.4 million to NZ$6.1 million, while operating revenue increased 37 percent from NZ$137 million to NZ$188 million. Subscription revenue accounted for a majority of Xero's operating revenue, as usual, coming in at NZ$183 million, up 38 percent from the NZ$133 million reported in H1 FY16.

Intel's PC Business Falls Flat, Profits Boom 34%


In Intel's financial third quarter reported Thursday, the chip giant made $16.1 billion in revenue on earnings of 94 cents per share, beating Wall Street estimates of $15.73 billion in revenue on earnings of 80 cents per share. The PC market continues to be a challenge for Intel. Growth in the company's PC unit was flat over the previous year with $8.9 billion in sales for the quarter. In addition to a slowing market, Intel faces a more competitive Advanced Micro Devices, which just launched its latest chips for laptop computers on Thursday. "We have earnings growth in a market with increasing competition," pointed out Intel CFO Bob Swan in an interview.

Wall Street's research jobs are the most likely to be disrupted by AI


Research analysts are the most likely employees on Wall Street to find themselves working with--or being replaced by--robots, according to a survey by Greenwich Associates. By next year, some 75% of banks and financial firms will either explore or implement artificial intelligence technologies, harnessing a variety of digital services to extract insights from mountains of data. While AI is probably near the peak of its hype cycle, several factors have helped it gain traction in recent years, according to Greenwich. Billions of images and documents are now available online for training computers to spot patterns and other high-level tasks. Advances in graphical processing units, which are adept at the kind of data crunching required by AI, are making sifting through daunting datasets much easier.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos may be the world's richest man again

Daily Mail

The battle for the title of'world's richest man' has taken a fresh twist. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, 53, may have pipped Bill Gates, 61, to the title after he added $6.5 billion (£5 billion) to his vast fortune yesterday. The jump came thanks to soaring Amazon share prices after its third quarterly earnings report beat expectations. Bezos now has a net worth of $90 billion (£69 billion), based on data from the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. Microsoft founder Gates still held the title at the market's close yesterday, with a net worth of $88 billion (£67 billion), according to the index.

2017 Tech Growth Exceeds Expectations: Industry Revenue to Reach Record Levels as Emerging Categorie


Consumer enthusiasm for both emerging technology and resilient mature categories is exceeding expectations – driving the U.S. consumer technology industry to an estimated 3.2 percent revenue growth in 2017, earning $321 billion in retail revenues ($251 billion wholesale), according to new research from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The latest edition of CTA's semi-annual industry report, U.S. Consumer Technology Sales and Forecasts, also projects drones, OLED TV and virtual reality (VR) technology will each cross the $1 billion revenue milestone for the first time this year. "Driven by consumer demand for the products we already know and love, as well as new, innovative technologies, revenue growth in the consumer technology industry is exceeding expectations," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. "Not only are breakthrough technologies changing our lives for the better – such as drones delivering medical supplies to remote areas or the use of VR in patient care – tech is also a key driver of the U.S. economy, outpacing GDP growth, and reinforcing America's role as a global leader in innovation." CTA's semi-annual report serves as a benchmark for the consumer technology industry, charting the size and growth of underlying product categories.

AcuityAds' CTO, Dr. Nathan Mekuz to Present at StableView TECH17 - Acuity Ads


TORONTO and NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2017 /CNW/ – AcuityAds Holdings Inc. (TSXV:AT) ("AcuityAds" or "Company"), a technology leader that provides targeted digital media solutions enabling advertisers to connect intelligently with audiences across video, mobile, social and online display campaigns, today announced that the Company's Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Nathan Mekuz, will be presenting at the StableView Asset Management TECH17 Conference on Thursday, October 26, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Mekuz will be delivering a brief presentation on the topic of how organizations are powering business innovation with Artificial Intelligence (AI). The StableView TECH17 conference is being held at the Arcadian Loft, located at 401 Bay Street, Simpson Tower, 8th Floor with AcuityAds presenting at 9:15 am. As the only buy-side curated tech conference in Canada, StableView TECH17 sits at the junction of the public and private investing tech ecosystem in Canada and brings together participants that typically stay in their individual silos: institutional investors, pensions, VCs, broker-dealers, advisors, HNW investors and family offices with private and public tech companies in Canada. On October 26th, 2017, approximately 25 of Canada's leading technology companies will be presenting to an expected audience of over 450 professionals representing approximately $350B in AUM.