After four months of face to face and telephone research with over 100 C-Level IT purchasers and technology pioneers
including our esteemed advisory board
, I am ready to reveal the key agenda themes for Cloud World Forum for 2015.
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Due to industry demand we will be bringing you 16 different ‘deep dive’ conference tracks devoting time to the critical areas highlighted through my research. Here they are:
- Building Business in the Cloud: Powering Disruptive Businesses in the IOT World
- Containers & DevOps: Revolutionising Cloud Application Development
- Cyber Security: Securing Digital Transformation
- Employee Experience: Not Just About Cost Savings: How Cloud is Powering Next Generation Workplaces
- IOT & Big Data: Revealing the Impact of IOT & Big Data on the Enterprise
- Data & Analytics: Monetizing Data in the Cloud through Predictive Analytics
- Enterprise App Development: How Developers can Stand out in an Increasingly Competitive Market
- Software Defined Everything: Introducing Future Investment in Software Defined Environments
- Cloud Security & Data Governance: Data Governance, Privacy, Security & Identity
- Comms & Communication: Delivering Seamless Employee & Customer Experiences
- Enterprise Mobility Strategies: Delivering Cross-device Applications for Employees & Customers
IBM recently published a number of innovations they expect to see in the near future which can be seen here.
Among them was the more interesting concept of “smart guardian” that will safeguard you from fraud online.
Basically, the security across the increasing amount of devices we use is fragmented. In 2012, 12 million people were victims of identity fraud in the U.S. In five years, IBM envisions a digital guardian that will become trained to focus on the people and items it’s entrusted with. This smart guardian will sort through contextual, situational, and historical data to verify a person’s identity on different devices. The guardian can learn about a user and make an inference about behavior that is out of the norm and may be the result of someone stealing that person’s identity. With 360 degrees of data about someone, it will be much harder to steal an identity.
“In this case, you don’t look for the signature of an attack,” Meyerson said. “It looks at your behavior with a device and spots something anomalous. It screams when there is something out of the norm.”
What do you think?
Think that these innovations should be with us sooner? Longer? Or even doubt they’ll happen?
Let us know in the comments!