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Interview: David Blei, Professor, Columbia University

The following is a discussion with David Blei, Professor, Columbia University; ACM-Infosys 2013 Foundation Award, ACM Fellow (2015). The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) just concluded a celebration of 50 years of the ACM A.M. Turing Award (commonly known as the “Nobel Prize of computing”) with a two-day conference in San Francisco. The conference brought together some of the brightest minds in computing to explore how computing has evolved and where the field is headed.

The Enterprise Lacks a Big Data Strategy for IoT Transformation

A new research report is now available describing how organizations are approaching IoT transformation. The Enterprise Lacks a Big Data Strategy for IoT Transformation by Verizon and Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, explores how companies are currently using IoT to improve customer experience and increase efficiency, the challenges they’re facing as they struggle to handle the volume, variety and velocity of big data.

The Industrial Internet Consortium Publishes the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture, Version 1.8

The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC), the global, member-driven organization that promotes the accelerated growth of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), announced the publication of version 1.8 of the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA). This new version builds on version 1.7, originally published on June 17, 2015, by incorporating rapidly emerging new IIoT technologies, concepts, and applications.