"Machine Learning Causing Science Crisis" Machine-learning techniques used by thousands of scientists to analyse data are producing results that are misleading and often completely wrong. Dr Genevera Allen from Rice University in Houston said that the increased use of such systems was contributing to a “crisis in science”. More...
"10 Powerful Examples Of Artificial Intelligence In Use Today" While companies like Apple, Facebook and Tesla rollout ground-breaking updates and revolutionary changes to how we interact with machine-learning technology, many of us are still clueless on just how A.I. is being used today by businesses both big and small. How much of an effect will this technology have on our future lives and what other ways will it seep into day-to-day life? More.....
"Benefits and Risks of Artificial Intelligence" What sort of future do you want? Should we develop lethal autonomous weapons? What would you like to happen with job automation? What career advice would you give today’s kids? Do you prefer new jobs replacing the old ones, or a jobless society where everyone enjoys a life of leisure and machine-produced wealth? Further down the road, would you like us to create superintelligent life and spread it through our cosmos? Will we control intelligent machines or will they control us? Will intelligent machines replace us, coexist with us, or merge with us? What will it mean to be human in the age of artificial intelligence? What would you like it to mean, and how can we make the future be that way? More....
Tech Trends 2019 – Beyond the digital frontier by Deloitte
This PDF eBook provides six chapters. Deloitte spotlight emerging technology trends that, over the next 18 to 24 months, will likely offer new avenues for pursuing strategic ambitions. Three of them spotlight “top of the iceberg” technologies such as AI, intelligent interfaces, and experiential marketing. Three other chapters focusing on serverless computing, advanced connectivity, and DevSecOps, are more foundational and enabling, though no less critical to innovation and growth.
Those feeling overwhelmed by change may take some comfort in the fact that all of these trends are grounded in the nine macro forces. As in chaos theory, patterns and structures eventually emerge from perceived disorder. In our final chapter, we try to demystify the future of digital transformation by examining approaches for turning something seemingly nebulous and uncertain into a process that is measurable and knowable.
Privacy Under the Hood: Towards an International Data Privacy Framework for Autonomous Vehicles - Chelsey Colbert
This paper takes a prospective policy approach to the data privacy challenges of connected and autonomous vehicles.
It seeks to provide insight and direction to policymakers and industry by canvassing what sets AVs apart from current technology, such as mobile phones, and it looks at laws and policy approaches in three jurisdictions to highlight some areas of tension for consumer data privacy protection.
This online course will help you understand online security and protect your digital life, whether at home or work. Guided by Cory Doctorow, you will learn how to recognise threats that could harm you online and take steps to reduce the chances that they happen to you.
The course will frame your online safety in the context of the wider world, introducing concepts like malware, viruses, trojans, network security, cryptography, identity theft and risk management. The course was supported by the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Programme, is GCHQ Certified Training and IISP accredited.
The Digital Records Transformation Initiative (the Initiative) is an Australian Public Service wide initiative focused on supporting the development of modernised digital records and information capability across Australian Government non-corporate Commonwealth entities. The Government has agreed to modernise the common function of recordkeeping by taking advantage of new technologies, particularly those that automate the capture and classification of records.
In this context, Finance intends to establish a whole-of-government arrangement for entities to source technology that supports modernised records management capabilities. Finance is currently using a co-design approach with industry, Commonwealth entities and State Government to determine the best way of achieving this. The first sprint of the Discovery Phase has just been completed.
Introduction to Process Mining with ProM Learn to get a critical, process-centric perspective on data. Learn how to use the free, open source process mining framework (ProM) to analyse, visualise, and improve processes based on data.
Process mining combines business process management with data science. Using process mining, you can analyse and visualise business processes based on event data recorded in event logs. For example, you could analyse how people use public transportation; verify whether a loan application is processed correctly by a bank; or predict when hardware parts are likely to fail. This online course will give you an introduction to this new and exciting field.
Build a Data Governance Strategy for the New Digital Era – Published by Hitachi Vantara
Unlike information governance, which manages how information is used and retained, data governance moves beyond business processes to encompass several areas.
Data governance helps organizations better manage the availability, usability, integrity and security of enterprise data. And with the right technology in place, it can also drive enormous business value and support digital transformation.
This eBook touches on some of the following topics:
What Is Data Governance?
The High Cost of Compliance
Data Security Unleashed
Analytics and Intelligence for Dynamic Data Governance
The Role of the Modern Data Center
Building Blocks of a Solid Data Governance Strategy Security Unleashed
Analytics and Intelligence for Dynamic Data Governance
Whilst this paper by Deloitte talks about internal audit in Financial Services in the UK the findings could be of value to government agencies at Local, State and Federal levels, in fact to any business that has an internal auditor/governance role.
Overview of Paper An eye on the further2019 Hot Topics for IT Internal Audit in Financial Services - An internal audit viewpoint Deloitte
This paper by Deloitte openly discussed their areas of focus and the organisational challenges in relation to their firms' technology control environment. Deloitte interviewed over 20 key organisations across the financial services sector in the UK to obtain perspectives on the ‘hot topics’ or areas of focus in IT internal audit plans for 2019.
Whilst "cyber security" claimed, once again, the top spot of our list, it is interesting to see a shift of focus to cyber 'recoverability', incident response and resilience, as well as security considerations over new digital assets. In fact, in this year’s survey, functions seem to have "an eye to the future", quoting for the first time topics such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, DevOps and specifically highlighting the audit challenges they will need to overcome; whilst we still refer to them as 'emerging risks', it is not difficult to foresee a time in the near future where these become core risks impacting business as usual activities.
This paper also includes a commentary on the challenges that IT Internal Audit functions are facing (section 1) based on the results of our survey, our viewpoint on the effective IT internal audit of the future (section 2) and our perspective on its role in the continuous evolution of Internal Audit functions.
In December 2018, The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) launched its latest report titled "Identity of a Nation: Protecting the Digital Evidence of Who We Are". The author of this report is Anne Lyons, visiting fellow with ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre.
Earlier this year Vladimir Videnovic, IIM's National President, interviewed Anne Lyons.
Journey to Success - An Information Management Capability Development Framework - By Vladimir Videnovic, Institute for Information Management. January 2019
In this paper Vladimir Videnovic declares that the importance of Information is not new. From the beginning, this millennium was characterised by processes moving online and systems of record transitioning to the digital realm. Although information was identified as an essential corporate asset almost two decades ago and information management was claimed to be a top strategic priority in both public and commercial sectors, most organisations still struggle to improve the maturity of their information management capability.
With this in mind and 15 years of observing organisations in the public and commercial sectors in the ANZ and ASEAN regions, Vladimir Videnovic, Institute for Information Management has put together a paper titled "Journey to Success – an Information Management Capability Development Framework". The paper proposes a multi-faceted approach in establishing a modern information management capability. It observes common organisational challenges in the handling of information. Further, the Journey to Success - an Information Management Capability Development Framework aims to deliver a roadmap for an optimal Information Environment. An Information Environment that is based on four principles with a focus on the Right Approach, building the Right Team, being supported by the Right Technology in order to deliver the Right Results.
Vladimir observes how top performing organisations utilised organisational capabilities and leveraged their technology enablers in order to create and implement information strategies. Strategies that facilitate organisations to enhance capturing quality data into their transactional systems, enabling them to provide better access to information and to better identify how to transform their data for reporting and processed into information and intelligence. Strategies that provided better access to information, allowing them to efficiently use good quality information, gain appropriate business insights and continuously optimise their performance. On the other hand Vladimir also notes that many organisations lacked an understanding of the importance of information to their business and did not have a defined information strategy.
The paper "Journey to Success – an Information Management Capability Development Framework" transforms the research findings and results by Vladimir into an approach to achieving an optimal information eco-system, enabling organisation to become information-powered and continuously review and optimise its information management capability. His paper provides the basis for building a modern information environment, addressing the current and future information needs of an organisation. It suggests a multi-faceted approach in establishing a modern information management capability using the Information Management Capability Development Framework.
Welcome to the first IIM Newsletter for 2019. The IIM Board and I will be working hard to make 2019 a year of education and insight to meet the challenges in a continually evolving information management industry. With this in mind we have a busy schedule ahead and are proud to be starting the year with the IIM Workshop Day being held on the 20th February 2019 in Canberra (for more information see below).
IIM proactively promotes innovation and in bringing industry specialist, professionals, academics, vendors and users together. The IIM Workshop Day will be one of many events that our members will see over the next months and I encourage all our members to join in.
Deloitte - Becoming an Insight Driven Organization Realize return on your analytics investment sooner An Insight Driven Organization (IDO) is one which entrenches data, insight and reasoning into the decision-making processes of the organization. It not only turns analytics into a core capability across your organization, it promotes a culture of data-driven decision-making. In essence, it gives everyone access to the insights they need to inform their decision-making, tackle complex business problems and answer the ‘what’s next’ question.
This eBook provides an enlightened approach to data analytics.
The Technology- Driven Future of Project Management. Capitalizing on the Potential Changes and Opportunities
Technology is enabling innovation more quickly than even the most optimistic organization thought possible just a few years ago. Shifts in the workforce, employee models and customer expectations are all driving organizations to take advantage of this opportunity for change. In the context of project management, there is ever-increasing pressure to deliver more quickly and efficiently, leading to the adoption of new technologies.
This will likely drive significant change to the structure and nature of project management, project teams and even projects themselves. In this whitepaper, we'll examine these potential changes and the opportunities they may create.
AI will transform project management. Are you ready? Transformation Assurance By PWC, 2018
In this article, PWC explain how AI is set to change project management practice, what obstacles need to be overcome, and how project managers can prepare themselves to stay relevant in a fully integrated, automated and predictive project management world.
IIM Business Analytics Community of Practice Presentation From Data to Action: Interactive Dashboards Driving Your Decisions Presenter: Vladimir Videnovic, IIM National President
Interactive Dashboards provide a visual display of the most important information that information consumer needs to maintain his/her situational awareness, inform the decision-making process and assist in accomplishing one or more objectives. They make data open and accessible to business users and provide means to measure the performance and success in achieving predetermined goals and targets.
This session of the IIM Business Analytics Community of Practice introduced the key functions expected from interactive dashboards, discussed why is the topic of dashboards and business intelligence still one of the CIO's key priorities for the last two decades and provided an overview of good practices and success factors related to the delivery of this important component of an organisation's enterprise information management capability.
AIIM Industry Research Report - The state of intelligent information management - in partnership with M-Files - 2018
In this industry research AIIM believes that "Intelligent Information Management" is a better "verb" to describe what organizations are trying to "do" with content and information than ECM. Intelligent Information Management is not a technology segment.
In February, 2018 AIIM set out to quantify what organizations thought of ... the explosion of data and advances in artificial intelligence and machine.
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is thecomputer-to-computerexchange of business documents in a standard electronic format between business partners.
More than 85% of all electronic business transactions take place using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). Whether you are looking to optimise B2B collaboration, streamline B2B integration, reducing errors, increasing processing speeds or just wanting to explain EDI benefits to your colleagues, this EDI Resource Hub sponsored by OpenText is for you.
Big Data: Statistical Inference and Machine Learning by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) - Join Free
Learn how to apply selected statistical and machine learning techniques and tools to analyse big data. This course is part of the Big Data Analytics program, which will enable you to gain the big data analytics skills that are in demand today.
Business Fundamentals: Project Management by The Open University - Join Free
Gain the basic skills to manage all phases of project lifecycles effectively, using the most appropriate methods and tools. Whatever the type or scale of your project, delivering great results, on time and budget, is always a challenge.
This online course introduces you to the essential skills and processes that support successful project management and helps you apply them to your own context.
Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management byDarden School of Business, University of Virginia - Join Free
Learn the basics of project planning and management so you can run effective projects at work or in daily life. Projects are all around us.
Virtually every organisation runs projects, either formally or informally. In this course you will learn planning principles and execution methods so your projects can be run more effectively and efficiently at work and in daily life. You'll discover the language and frameworks for scoping projects, sequencing activities, utilizing resources, and minimizing risks.
Cloud Computing Services - Cloudurable Introduction to Kafka – Published 2017 What is Kafka? Kafka is a platform for building a fault tolerant, distributed publish-subscribe messaging system engineered for processing of high-volume data streams, which is able to handle hundreds of thousands of messages. This 79 page eBook provides a comprehensive overview of topics such as:
Dark Data Analytics - By Complexity Labs - Published February 2018
This video highlights that the dark data explosion of data is far outstripping our capacities to use it. A small fraction is in a traditional structure form that is easily accessible and usable by organizations, a larger section of big data is unstructured but at least somewhat accessible, while the vast majority is simply hidden all together going unseen and unused, this, we can call dark data.
Data may be considered dark for a number of different reasons because it is unstructured, because it is behind a firewall on the internet, it may be dark because of speed or volume, or because people simply have not made the connections between the different datasets.
In many organizations, large collections of both structured and unstructured data sit idle. On the structured side, it's typically because connections haven't been easy to make between disparate data sets that may have meaning- especially information that lives outside of a given system, business unit or function.
A Guide to Robotic Process Automation – By The Robotic Workforce.
Robotic Process Automation may sound like futurist science fiction, but for many organisations, it's an essential part of their everyday operation and is already delivering significant benefits. So exactly what is RPA and what does it mean for your organisation? A Guide to Robotic Process Automation by The Robotic Workforce.
Funding Grants for Women’s Leadership Development - Women & Leadership Australia (WLA)
Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) has a vested interest in improving the diversity and strength of the IT sector, and our Charter recognises the important and positive role that women can contribute as a result of increased participation. Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s IT sector.
The initiative is providing women working in the sector with grants to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs.
The leadership development programs are part-time and delivered nationally via WLA’s blended learning model. Scholarship funding is strictly limited and will be awarded based on a set of selection criteria being met.
Expressions of Interest: Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to September 7, 2018: www.wla.edu.au/funding
Risk and control considerations within robotic process automation implementations – Published by EYGM Limited 2008
Maintaining a "finger on the pulse" of RPA risk and control across an organization represents a worthwhile investment to proactively manage the changing business processes and, ultimately, protect against potentially newsworthy repercussions.
Measure and monitor your RPA risk and control profile before becoming a statistic.
Cisco Live 2018: Emotional AI and the Future of Work
Dr. Rana reveals eight major ways that emotional AI will transform the future of work from productivity companions and human robot teams, to a complete re-imagination of our travel experiences and how we connect with one another.