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Business model canvas and value proposition design are #Essential tools @Strategyzer

Business model canvas and value proposition design are #Essential tools @Strategyzer | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
  • Learn how to build business models that work, and value propositions that sell

  • Work on Business Model and Value Proposition Canvases in our app

  • Attend an in-person masterclass

  • Read our books and take your business skills to the next level

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I wrote about this in the past with different reviews of the nespresso business model http://www.scoop.it/t/digital-transformation-of-businesses?q=nespresso


I've never highlighted the strategyzer business model generator and the value proposition design solutions and tools and that is a shame. I believe it to be an essential knowledge for digital transformation.


Very often we must think outside the box and contemplate changing our fundamental business model when looking in the depth of a digital transformation - think how these new companies have revolutionized their industry model : Uber, airbnb, amazon, spotify, or nespresso.


Strategyzer is the company behind 2 approaches that you must absolutely master. Go through the site and first buy the books to get started. Or listen to this video presentation that describes how to present the business model canvas:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SliMK6Z2jlA

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/a03a2a576ad72cd8546455984/files/Ways_To_Present_The_BMC_Strategyzer_Webinar4.pdf


Then watch all the other video webinars. Have a great Sunday morning!

https://www.youtube.com/user/businessmodeltv

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Digital Transformation of Businesses
A selection of documents, articles, papers, videos and other content for those interested in the transformation that is required when going 100% digital in an organization. I also try to highlight the impacts, both positives and negatives of that transformation. Like it? Please click "Recommend"
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10 urgent actions to take #today to remain in control of your digital life @fmheir #PrivacyAware 

10 urgent actions to take #today to remain in control of your digital life @fmheir #PrivacyAware  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

In this post I share 10 urgent actions that must be taken immediately to manage, secure and protect your digital-moi.

Digital-moi is a unique concept that I have developed since 2013, centered on the impact that digital technologies have on our lives and the need to protect our digital self. Read more about it in this introduction post “We all have a digital twin“. This post is a complement to the conference “digital-moi.com: how to manage and protect your digital self“.

Farid Mheir's insight:

This is Data Privacy Weekend and I recommend you take time this Sunday morning to read through the actions in this blog post and put at least once in practice right now - my recommendation is #4

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, January 30, 12:27 AM

A timely and critical reminder from Farid Mheir to clean up your digital presence online. Pay attention to point #4 (use a password manager) and point #5 (use 2-factor authentication).  These two steps will add a bit more security to your personal and business data.


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Strava 170M rides&runs #Heatmap shows most popular #bike & #run trails of 2015 with #BigData #GPS #crowdsourcing

Strava 170M rides&runs #Heatmap shows most popular #bike & #run trails of 2015 with #BigData #GPS #crowdsourcing | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
100 million rides and runs, 220 billion data points visualizing the best roads and trails worldwide.
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Big brother is watching and when it does you can gain tremendous insights into the behaviour of humans. I zoomed in on Montreal and the diagram is very clear about which run trails are most popular on the Mount Royal. On the dark side, of course, this means Strava performs some high level surveillance on us as we share our bike and run rides with their software.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, Today, 7:03 PM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this report on Strava.  This platform is a mixed blessing, especially from the security and privacy point of view.  As Mr. Mheir suggests, "Big Brother is watching."


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#analytics: Competing in a data-driven world difficult because of lack of talent & data silos via @McKinsey 

#analytics: Competing in a data-driven world difficult because of lack of talent & data silos via @McKinsey  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Big data’s potential just keeps growing. Taking full advantage means companies must incorporate analytics into their strategic vision and use it to make better, faster decisions.
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To unlock up to 50% of value in data analytics in major industries, businesses must invest in talent and break down data silos. HUGE job IMHO...

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 25, 11:29 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for a look at some of the challenges facing business in our "data-driven world." Among the key issues is the lack of trained talent to manage the growing demands of Big Data.

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#Wearables Aren't Dead, They're Just Shifting Focus as the Market Grows 16.9% in 4Q2016 via @IDC 

#Wearables Aren't Dead, They're Just Shifting Focus as the Market Grows 16.9% in 4Q2016 via @IDC  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

The worldwide wearables market reached a new all-time high as shipments reached 33.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016 (4Q16), growing 16.9% year over year. Shipments for the entire year grew 25% as new vendors entered the market and previous champions refreshed their product lineups. The year came to a close with 102.4 million devices shipped.

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Wearablesbubble has burst in recent months, when the hype of Apple watch has died down. But this technology remains important but still looking for the killer app, better battery life and lower price point. Expect this to reappear within a few year with, possible a low cost device with lots of sensors and a battery life of many days.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 24, 12:12 PM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this quick look at the world of "wearable technology." As battery life improves and more uses are found for this technology, expect the market for this type of clothing to expand in the years ahead. Wearable medical technology will be the most beneficial aspect of this fashion wave.


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Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?

Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women? | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Tech companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to improve conditions for female employees. Here’s why not much has changed—and what might actually work.
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Need more diversity. Period.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 23, 11:55 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this uncomfortable look at how Silicon Valley discriminates against women. It's time to get rid out outdated, inefficient business models. Diversification is the wave of the future.

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How to Make a Free Website in 5 Minutes with Google Sites

How to Make a Free Website in 5 Minutes with Google Sites | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Building a new website seems like an impossibly hard task, something that'd take a few hours at best and a few weeks or months at worst. You'd never make a new website just to share a couple reports or write about a project you're working on.

You could, however. With the newly redesigned Google Sites—one of Google's best yet least known apps—you can build a full website for free in minutes. Here's how.

 

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Good to know that there is less and less friction to be online and in the cloud for teams and businesses. Moreover, I like using zapier to connect my different cloud solutions and performs simple tasks. For example, I use it to archive into a spreadsheet every tweet I post: useful when you want to quickly refer to it!

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 22, 12:27 PM

Thanks to reporter Fred Mheir for these helpful tips in starting a website.  Small businesses should investigate "Google Sites" for their online presence.  Like Mr. Mheir, I use Zapier to make my blogs more efficient.


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Google Eric Schmidt provides compelling reasons to "Get on the #Cloud Now" 

Executive Chairman of Alphabet Eric Schmidt illustrates the results, way beyond expectations, achieved by companies that moved their business to the cloud.
Farid Mheir's insight:

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If you ever doubted if cloud computing is important to include in a business digital strategy, this 10min video by Google chairman provides very compelling business reasons to do so.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 22, 12:35 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this Google video on advantages of the "cloud." Nicely done and compelling for a number of reasons.

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New report confirms #InternetOfThings #BigData #MachineLearning Will Revolutionize Retail via @Forbes 

New report confirms #InternetOfThings #BigData #MachineLearning Will Revolutionize Retail via @Forbes  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
  • 70% of retail decision makers globally are ready to adopt the Internet of Things to improve customer experiences.
  • 73% of retailers rate managing big data as important or business-critical to their operations.
  • 78% of retailers say it is important or business-critical to integrate e-commerce and in-store experiences, so an omnichannel experience is delivered to every customer.
  • 87% of retailers will deploy mobile point-of-sale (MPOS) devices by 2021, enabling them to scan and accept credit or debit payments anywhere in the store.
  • 90% of retailers will implement buy online, pickup in store by 2021.

 

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Based on a detailed report, this article provides a chockful of stats about investments in certain technologies. Although based on a survey, it confirms certain trends that are widely accepted - so there should be no surprises for readers of this blog.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 21, 12:57 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this look at how AI, Machine Learning, and IoT will change the retail trade.  Many of these technologies are already in play...the business revolution is underway.

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US Homeland Security is scanning visitors #socialMedia accounts for signs of wrongdoing 

US Homeland Security is scanning visitors #socialMedia accounts for signs of wrongdoing  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

The US Department of Homeland Security used software to scan social media accounts of people visiting America, but it didn't work properly.

Under President Obama, the government considered asking people to voluntarily submit social media profiles, but since the election of President Trump the scheme may become mandatory and more invasive.

The new boss of the US Department of Homeland Security, John Kelly, has said that such checks should be mandatory and travelers should also be forced to provide passwords and banking records. This may take weeks or months, he said, but people will just have to wait before visiting this shining city on the hill.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Besides the obvious invasion fo privacy, this may actually hint at what the future may look like with the miniaturization of cell phones, the presence of heads-up displays and augmented reality. When meeting someone, or simply crossing someone on the street, face recognition and other tools may search the web to provide insights about people we cross and stand in line at the checkout counter. 

The impact of such constant surveillance may increase an already high fear of others or increase the impact of wrongful information about ourselves that may reside online.

Even more reasons to protect your digital twin and ensure your digital footprint is minimal.

Follow these links for more.

- know your digital twin: fmcs.digital/blog/digital-twin

- 10 actions to take to protect your digital twin: fmcs.digital/blog/digital-moi-get-started-10-actions 

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 20, 12:30 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this unsettling look at what our digital future holds for us. Shades of the Orwell classic, "1984". Welcome to a world we really didn't expect.  Reality stings at times. All the more reason to reduce your digital footprint.

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Introducing Stormcrow, @dropbox solution for #code feature deployment configuration 

Introducing Stormcrow, @dropbox solution for #code feature deployment configuration  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

A SaaS company like Dropbox needs to update our systems constantly, at all levels of the stack. When it comes time to tune some piece of infrastructure, roll out a new feature, or set up an A/B test, it’s important that we can make changes and have them hit production fast.
Making a change to our code and then “simply” pushing it is not an option: completing a push to our web servers can take hours, and shipping a new mobile or desktop platform release takes even longer. In any case, a full code deployment can be dangerous because it could introduce new bugs: what we really want is a way to put some configurable “knobs” into our products, which a) give us the flexibility we need and b) can be safely tweaked in near real-time.
To satisfy this need, we built a system called Stormcrow, which allows us to edit and deploy “feature gates.” A feature gate is a configurable code path that calls out to Stormcrow to determine how to proceed.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Software deployment is difficult enough, let's use all the tricks in the book to make it easier. If it is good enough for dropbox I guess it should be good enough for me as well...

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 19, 12:08 AM

Reporter Farid Mheir discusses the difficulty of keeping code infrastructure and updates current. Stormcrow may offer a way of introducing updates in real time.

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Five Models for Making Sense of Complex Systems – Christina Wodtke – Medium

Five Models for Making Sense of Complex Systems – Christina Wodtke – Medium | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

This post will cover

  1. Mind Maps, to gather your thoughts
  2. Concept Maps, to organize your understanding
  3. System Maps, to map the system (a tautology, but an accurate one)
  4. Mental Models, to understand and communicate your user’s understanding
  5. Concept models, to message a way to think about a complex system
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We often communicate better with images and drawings than with words. ;-)

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How will #ArtificialIntelligence impact #architecture?

How will #ArtificialIntelligence impact #architecture? | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
“Let us consider an augmented architect at work. He sits at a working station that has a visual display screen some three feet on a side, this is his working surface, controlled by a computer with which he can communicate by means of small keyboards and various other devices.
Farid Mheir's insight:

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The fact that AI systems can now suggest new designs and explore new design areas that may be unexplored by human designers should be a strong motivation for businesses to explore how they can leverage AI before someone else does.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 17, 1:38 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this look at how Artificial Intelligence will augment and improve architectural design. AI is having a growing impact on our daily lives--are you prepared and trained to meet the challenge?

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The number of VR companies grew 40% in 2016

The number of VR companies grew 40% in 2016 | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
The Venture Reality Fund reported that the landscape of companies it tracks in the virtual reality market grew more than 40 percent in 2016.
Farid Mheir's insight:

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With such growth will come one of 2 things: explosion of new solutions and a huge market size OR a complete failure. I vote for complete failure as the solutions will not live up to the hype (too expensive, too immersive / lack of environment understanding, etc.). VR will not be a mass market solution this time around (AR has more chances to be it, but it is much more difficult to achieve than VR IMHO).

But the huge amount of investment will yield amazing new devices and opportunities for businesses that will be able to put forward specialized VR solutions in healthcare and manufacturing.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 15, 5:51 PM

Interesting analysis by reporter Farid Mheir.  I tend to agree that VR, with its added expenses for equipment, will not be as successful as AR.  VR could be a risky investment.

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These are the 10 breakthrough technologies you need to know about right now via @MIT 

These are the 10 breakthrough technologies you need to know about right now via @MIT  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
These technologies all have staying power. They will affect the economy and our politics, improve medicine, or influence our culture. Some are unfolding now; others will take a decade or more to develop. But you should know about all of them right now.
Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

There are lists every year put together by many. When MIT says something I usually listen. And this year's list goes way beyond most gadgety ones.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 15, 2:32 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for a look at the trends that will succeed in the months ahead. If MIT says things look good for these breakthrough technologies,  you best pay attention.

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Searching the World Wide World @DescartesLabs @Medium

Searching the World Wide World @DescartesLabs @Medium | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Today, we’re unveiling a technology demonstration of machine learning at global scale, which we call GeoVisual Search. This release makes the global composite images we released last month a bit…
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Nowhere to hide anymore...

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 14, 1:20 AM

Reporter Farid Mheir puts it succinctly:  There's no place to hide anymore. George Orwell's "1984" is no longer science fiction.  "Big Brother" is nearly everywhere.

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Supercharge Google Calendar: 30 Tips, Tricks, Hacks and Add-Ons

Supercharge Google Calendar: 30 Tips, Tricks, Hacks and Add-Ons | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Google Calendar was likely the second Google app you tried, right after Gmail, when you got your first Google account. With a history dating back to 2006, one that's overshadowed by Gmail and Google's other apps, it's easy to overlook Google Calendar's deep set of features.

Even though it appears to just be a basic calendar app at first glance, Google Calendar has the features you need to manage almost any calendar needs. In this article, you'll find 30 tips and tricks to customize the app and make it work for your needs. Whether you're wrangling an international business spanning multiple time zones, or just need a better way to track events with friends and family, here's how you can use Google Calendar to manage all that and more.

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Just useful, a bit technical at times.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 12, 10:58 PM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for these tips on using one of my favorite Google Apps--Google Calendar.  This versatile app can be improved by using some of these add-ons and tips. Try a few of them--Good stuff.

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120 Machine Learning business ideas from the latest McKinsey report.

120 Machine Learning business ideas from the latest McKinsey report. | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Machine learning is on the edge of revolutionizing those 12 sectors. Most leaders in those industries look at Machine Learning and see a non-stable, none viable technology in the short term.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 12, 11:25 PM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this look at how machine learning will impact business. Although this technology is in its infancy, it will mature rapidly and absorb many business functions now run by humans. Hopefully, we will see this coming and take the necessary precautions.

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Mind control: Correcting robot mistakes using EEG brain signals | Robohub

Mind control: Correcting robot mistakes using EEG brain signals | Robohub | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

For robots to do what we want, they need to understand us. Too often, this means having to meet them halfway: teaching them the intricacies of human language, for example, or giving them explicit commands for very specific tasks. But what if we could develop robots that were a more natural extension of us and that could actually do whatever we are thinking?

A team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Boston University is working on this problem, creating a feedback system that lets people correct robot mistakes instantly with nothing more than their brains.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Mind control is the last frontier. We are not there yet but initiatives like this show the potential.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 11, 10:04 PM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this look at how humans may communicate directly with robots.  A basic first step in joining human and artificial intelligence.  Fascinating research.

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Mind control: Can humans correct robot mistakes using brain signals?
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How to open microchip & see what's inside? via @CyberPunk 

Microchips - are indeed can be considered a black box - as long as it's working you normally don't look inside. But what if you want to?
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For those of you that wonder what lies underneath those black squares that power your computers and cell phones, this short paper will show you.

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Pretty much everything you own these days is powered by a thing like that. You need to know what's inside, if only just to know.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 11, 12:18 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this fascinating look at what's inside those microchips powering our digital devices.  Amazing stuff!

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8 tips to encrypt your entire life in less than an hour

8 tips to encrypt your entire life in less than an hour | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Andy Grove was a Hungarian refugee who escaped communism, studied engineering, and ultimately led the personal computer revolution as the CEO of Intel. He died earlier this year in Silicon Valley after a long fight with Parkinson's disease. When one of the most powerful people in the world encourages us to be paranoid, maybe we should listen.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Start by reading this article then read my top 10 things to do along the same lines: fmcs.digital/blog/digital-moi-get-started-10-actions 

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 11, 12:25 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this cautionary tale about protecting our lives from unwanted intrusions.  The advice is sound and prophetic.  Ignore this warning at your own risk.

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Ransomware for Dummies: Anyone Can Do It via @BrianKrebs 

Ransomware for Dummies: Anyone Can Do It via @BrianKrebs  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Among today’s fastest-growing cybercrime epidemics is “ransomware,” malicious software that encrypts your computer files, photos, music and documents and then demands payment in Bitcoin to recover access to the files. A big reason for the steep increase in ransomware attacks in recent years comes from the proliferation of point-and-click tools sold in the cybercrime underground that make it stupid simple for anyone to begin extorting others for money.

Recently, I came across an extremely slick and professionally produced video advertisement promoting the features and usability of “Philadelphia,” a ransomware-as-a-service crimeware package that is sold for roughly $400 to would-be cybercriminals who dream of carving out their own ransomware empires.

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WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Some people wonder if ransomware is real or popular. Here is the answer.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 9, 6:32 PM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this fascinating and somewhat scary introduction to Ransomware as a business.  Ransomware developers are so sure of their product that they are offering a fairly cheap ransomware-as-a-service package to help aspiring "businessmen/businesswomen" get started in their own malware companies.  This would be a joke if it weren't so serious.  This direct marketing approach is so blatant that it makes you wonder what we can do to stop its proliferation.

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Twitter can tell which states love jogging & which are eating hot dogs 

Twitter can tell which states love jogging & which are eating hot dogs  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

With the explosive growth of online activity and social media around the world, the massive amount of real-time data created directly by populations of interest has become an increasingly attractive and fruitful source for analysis. Despite the limitation that social media users in the United States are not a random sample of the US population [7], there is a wealth of information in these data sets and uneven sampling can often be accommodated.

Indeed, online activity is now considered by many to be a promising data source for detecting health conditions [8, 9] and gathering public health information [10, 11], and within the last decade, researchers have constructed a range of public-health instruments with varying degrees of success.

Fine-tuning these algorithms is key to improving large-scale analysis of social media, whether the goal is to measure the caloric content of a tweet or to find the next developing news story. These technologies represent new ways of finding and understanding the conversations we're having as a country -- chatter that is increasingly moving online.

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More insights on wellness and fitness from social media and big data. Here what is important to note is how we can extract knowledge from information that people share on social media. With more and more wearable devices and internet connected devices like refrigerators, cooktops, and water bottles, it is clear that more and more insight will be gathered from our digital exhaust.

 

More insights:

- more on the digital twin and digital exhaust: fmcs.digital/blog/digital-twin 

- the website with all the data: panometer.org/instruments/lexicocalorimeter 

- twitter can also help predict happiness: hedonometer.org/index.html 

- the research paper: arxiv.org/pdf/1507.05098.pdf 

- lapresse+ article (in french): plus.lapresse.ca/screens/d09ef280-9b06-4fe5-935c-4155336ef100%7C_0.html 

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Fitbit Activity Index & Fitbit Science are examples of #wearables #BigData insights 

Fitbit Activity  Index & Fitbit Science are examples of #wearables #BigData insights  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Explore the fitness and workout trends of Fitbit users, and get exercise advice from the experts in this comprehensive, interactive infographic. At Fitbit, we geek out about workouts. Feast your fitness-loving eyes on the first ever Fitbit Health & Activity Index that identifies some of the most popular activities, shifts in workout trends, and ways to stay motivated.

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WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Wearing a device such as a fitbit does something way bigger than providing you with insights: it provides a HUGE trove of data to be mined for trends and insights. I wrote about the jawbone big data analysis in the past, but recently found that fitbit has started to provide a similar service, analyzing data its millions of devices capture every day.

 

More insights:

www.fitbit.com/fitscience

fmcs.digital/?s=jawbone 

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 7, 11:29 PM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this intriguing look at what wearable technology can mean for health. Medical applications are nearly endless.

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50 Companies Leading the Artificial Intelligence Revolution

50 Companies Leading the Artificial Intelligence Revolution | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
A look at the most promising global startups working with artificial intelligence.
Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

The US is leading the AI revolution, for now. Surprised not to see Montreal in the list...

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 2, 11:03 PM

Intriguing article from reporter Farid Mheir.  The business world is rapidly changing thanks to artificial intelligence.  Here's a look at some of the top companies leading AI revolution.

Russell Roberts

Hawaii Intelligence Digest

https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com

https://paper.li/f-1482109921

Magaly Siméon's curator insight, March 7, 1:00 AM

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

The US is leading the AI revolution, for now. Surprised not to see Montreal in the list...

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This YouTube #Dataset can be used to train #AI to recognize planes in a #video 

This YouTube #Dataset can be used to train #AI to recognize planes in a #video  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

YouTube-BoundingBoxes is a large-scale data set of video URLs with densely-sampled high-quality single-object bounding box annotations.

The data set consists of approximately 380,000 15-20s video segments extracted from 240,000 different publicly visible YouTube videos, automatically selected to feature objects in natural settings without editing or post-processing, with a recording quality often akin to that of a hand-held cell phone camera.

All these video segments were human-annotated with high precision classifications and bounding boxes at 1 frame per second.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Training artificial intelligence systems using deep learning algorithms requires large datasets where the elements you want to recognize - cats, planes umbrellas - are already identified.

This dataset from YouTube contains 380000 videos with over 10.5M annotations to help train systems of the future. We have to remember that the more data is available for training the better the system will perform. Nevertheless, this is interesting as is shows a little bit of the behind the scene in AI and helps understand a bit more how good AI systems will be - or when they may fail.

Additional datasets are available from google here: https://research.google.com/research-outreach.html#/research-outreach/research-datasets 

Recently, Google announced an 8M YouTube video dataset to help spark research: https://research.google.com/youtube8m/ 

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 1, 10:36 PM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this insight on how AI can help in aircraft recognition.  The application of artificial intelligence to airport and port security will help in the war against terror.

Russell Roberts

Hawaii Intelligence Digest

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https://paper.li/f-1482109921

GROW.'s curator insight, March 6, 6:28 AM

AI on plane recognition 

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The #AI 100 from @cbinsight: will it one day replace the Fortune500? 

The #AI 100 from @cbinsight: will it one day replace the Fortune500?  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

A ranking of the 100 most promising private artificial intelligence companies.

It is a purely data-driven/algorithmic process that uses CB Insights data. We’ve gathered this data via our
machine learning technology (dubbed The Cruncher) as well as via several thousand direct submissions
from firms and individual professionals using The Editor.
The Company Mosaic page walks through the factors considered in the algorithm in some detail but at a
high level, it considers several factors including:
- Momentum – Considers non-traditional signals including news mentions, sentiment, jobs data/hiring,
social media, web traffic and usage, partnerships, and more.
- Market – Quantifies the health of the sector and industry the company is involved in, including funding,
deals, exit activity, and hiring.
- Money — Assesses financial signals including funding recency and total raised.
- Investor quality – Weighs the quality of the investors participating in deals to the company, judging
investors based on exits, returns, and portfolio quality.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Are we on the eve of an era where the Fortune 500 is replaced by the "AI 100"?

This may be more realistic than you think if the current predictions regarding the future of work push humans to service each other and let all the "work" be done by machines - robots and AI.

We are not there yet and this list merely reports 100 startups that are very active in the field AI. Nevertheless, it is interesting to consider what impact AI may have and adjust our digital strategies accordingly...

Fortune magazine has also created a very interesting infographics from this mountain of data: http://fortune.com/2017/02/23/artificial-intelligence-companies/ 

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, February 28, 6:38 PM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for the "AI 100" which may replace the more familiar "Fortune 500" company list.  A new business paradigm is on its way and these companies are leading the charge.

Russell Roberts

Hawaii Intelligence Digest

https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com

https://paper.li/f-1482109921.

compressedpiano's comment, February 28, 10:51 PM
Thats stunning...
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