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Jeff Daniels, Ph.D.

Director | University Professor | Researcher at Lockheed Martin

Fort Worth, United States

Dr. Jeff Daniels is the Director of business transformation and systems modernization at Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security company that employs 105,000 people worldwide. He is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
Jeff is responsible for leading the Intelligent Factory, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Product Lifecycle Management, and Asset Intelligence strategy, integration, services, and research on a wide-ranging portfolio that includes enterprise systems and major strategic programs such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. In 2011, Jeff was appointed to UMGC faculty as full professor of Cybersecurity in the Graduate School of Management and Technology. He has served as adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida and Florida Southern College teaching and designing senior-level systems analysis and design coursework.

Jeff is the recipient of several awards including Lockheed Martin’s highest honor, the NOVA Award. Jeff received the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award, for exceptional and consistent quality in teaching excellence in higher education. He is a recognized Chief Information Security Officer, and conducted the industry’s first doctoral research on cloud computing and cybersecurity. Jeff is also a plank-holder in CodeQuest, the high school student programming contest that originated in 2012 at Fort Worth. The DFW-based program has transformed into a global initiative reaching thousands of computer science students in the United States, Poland, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia.

He holds Doctor of Philosophy from Indiana State University, a Master’s degree in Management of Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a B.S. degree from the University of Central Florida and holds an USSF Soccer Coaching License. Jeff serves on the UCF Board of Directors and is a senior member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Association for Computing Machinery, and National Defense Industry Association. He resides in Fort Worth, Texas.

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Fort Worth, Texas
Speaking Topics: Digital Transformation, Technology, Cloud Computing

Jeff Daniels, Ph.D. Points
Academic 120
Author 148
Influencer 118
Speaker 65
Entrepreneur 220
Total 671

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Enterprise
Minimum Project Size: Undisclosed
Average Hourly Rate: Undisclosed
Number of Employees: Undisclosed
Company Founded Date: Undisclosed
Media Experience: 15
Last Media Interview: 11/23/2020

Areas of Expertise

5G 30.05
Agile 30.71
AI 31.41
Analytics 30.41
Big Data 30.06
Blockchain 35.40
Business Continuity 30.91
Business Strategy 31.11
Cloud 42.85
Culture 30.50
Customer Experience 30.03
Cybersecurity 34.90
Data Center 30.87
Design Thinking 32.87
DevOps 30.58
Digital Disruption 30.95
Digital Transformation 31.21
Digital Twins 33.43
EdTech 42.88
Emerging Technology 30.78
Future of Work 30.15
GovTech 30.53
Health and Wellness 30.32
HealthTech 30.08
Innovation 31.80
IoT 31.91
Leadership 31.50
Lean Startup 30.43
Management 33.89
Mobility 30.58
Open Innovation 32.48
Predictive Analytics
Public Relations 30.48
RPA
Security 30.36
Smart Cities 36.93
Social 31.11
Startups 30.22

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Industrial Machinery & Components
Manufacturing

Publications

2 Academic Awards
Drazek Award
UMGC
December 11, 2020
Today we recognize the 2020 winners of the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award and the Teaching Recognition Award. These awards are the highest honor given to faculty at UMGC.

Congratulations to John S. Galliano, Ph.D.

#award #congratulations #excellence #leadership #umgc #highereducation

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Tags: Cloud, Education

UMGC Honors Faculty Worldwide for Teaching Excellence
UMGC
November 23, 2020
Jeff Daniels, Ph.D.—an award-winning professor for the UMUC graduate Cybersecurity Program is also an industry pioneer—in 2011 he published the first doctoral dissertation on cloud computing and cybersecurity.

He said that he considers both a passion for students and continuous learning are priorities for the security and stability of our global future and that UMUC plays a critical role in that regard. “I believe we are equipping students with intelligence and imagination equal to their technical expertise and inspiring collective passion for missions that impact our world.”

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Tags: Cybersecurity

2 Adjunct Instructors
Florida Southern College
Jeff Daniels
November 23, 2020
Designed Database Design & Database Programming course material around the systems development life cycle, including ERDs, SQL, focused on relational databases.

Goals for course include web-enabled database designs, advanced queries, forms and reports generation, working knowledge of DBMS, and overall database design strategies.

Enrollment has increased significantly, campus infrastructure upgraded to support coursework.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Leadership, EdTech

University of Central Florida
Jeff Daniels
November 23, 1999
Collaborated (Assisted) in development of Systems Analysis & Design course curriculum and teaching methodologies for senior-level MIS course

Curriculum includes systems development life cycle, feasibility studies, ERDs (Entity-Relationship Diagrams), DFDs (Data Flow Diagrams), project management, information systems planning, IT architecture and infrastructure design, trend analysis, cost-benefit analysis.

Principles of relational database design & development using Oracle Designer/Developer 2000 Case Tools

Course embodies UCF BE2000 competencies: Teamwork, Creativity, Communication, Adapting to Change

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Tags: Design Thinking, EdTech, Leadership

2 Advisory Board Memberships
University of Central Florida
UCF
November 23, 2020
The department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems (IEMS) at UCF, is one of the most dynamic IE departments in the world.

UCF's Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems provides outstanding undergraduate education, engages in collaborative and multidisciplinary research, and offers excellent graduate programs that appeal to students of diverse interests and backgrounds. Because of their outstanding technical and creative abilities, our graduates are nationally and internationally recognized as productive contributors to the overall global economy.

The Board is comprised of leaders from across various segments of the industry and provide targeted expertise on curriculum and professional development, growth initiatives and partnership opportunities. The board meets to discuss fundraising objectives, business and community relationships, strategic planning other objectives as needed.

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Tags: Cloud, EdTech, Education

Robert Morris University
Robert Morris University
November 23, 2020
The B.S. in Cybersecurity combines the disciplines of technology, business, organizational behavior, and law in a program recognized by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.

Students use hands-on learning to master techniques used to detect, respond to, and prevent network intrusions. Broader concepts such as the responsible use of resources, the appropriate management of risks, and the alignment of information technology with the organization are taught with a focus on interdisciplinary learning.

Professors with practical experience in cybersecurity and strong academic research backgrounds work closely with you to build your competence in this fast-growing field. Several scholarship opportunities and faculty grants are available. Professional opportunities and internships prepare you for career settings, while special study programs and the student group Top Secret Colonials give you many options to test your abilities and broaden your competencies.

Graduates go on to work for law enforcement agencies, companies, and other private sector organizations as skilled professionals with both business acumen and technology skills for recognizing and mitigating vulnerabilities.

The Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET has accredited the B.S. degree programs in Cybersecurity, Computer Information Systems, and Information Sciences.

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Tags: Cloud, Cybersecurity, EdTech

98 Article/Blogs
Artificial Cities Could Pave the way to Driverless Adoption
Jeff Daniels
February 28, 2021
An interesting approach in using simulation, statistical analysis, ANOVA, optimization, and other operations research techniques paired to ML and AI to determine different permutations and optional engineering approaches.

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Tags: 5G, AI, Cloud

Digital Aerospace and the Model Based Enterprise
Jeff Daniels
February 28, 2021
Transformation in Aerospace and the Model based Enterprise 2.0" from Frost & Sullivan.

The article discusses the prevailing issues in Aerospace Manufacturing, why Digital Transformation is needed and how the Model Based Digital Transformation would change the future of Aerospace Manufacturing.

Source: Digital Transformation in Aerospace and the Model Based Enterprise

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Tags: 5G, AI, Cloud

Intelligent Factory at IISE with UCF Chapter
Jeff Daniels
February 28, 2021
Program Director Dr. Jeff Daniels and Chief Engineer Elena Adames will present the Intelligent Factory at the General Board Meeting of the IISE team at the University of Central Florida on 03 March, 2021.

The session will include the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) approach to connecting machines, devices, smart tools, and factory assets including smart equipment. Jeff and Elena will discuss how to secure the digital thread in the midst of a volatile persistent threat. They will cover how to identify, capture, and manage factory efficiencies and productivity gains through process transformation and the benefits of the digital twin!

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Tags: AI, IoT

Dr. Jeff Daniels joins AWS Educate Program
Jeff Daniels
February 28, 2021
I am pleased to announce I have joined the AWS Educate program.

Since I published the first doctoral dissertation in cloud computing and cybersecurity in 2011, the state of the cloud has changed so much. I started the research in 2009 when AWS had only a handful of services. I would have greatly benefited from an AWS Educate program back then. Students today have tremendous resources available to learn, apply, and contribute.

The AWS Educate Program focuses on:

Program Features, Section
Learning Content, and Section
Teaching Resources

The program helps instructors create a simple, secure, no-cost learning environment for students to leverage AWS on projects, assignments, and other classroom activities.

I continue my work at Lockheed Martin and UMGC.

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Tags: AI, Cloud, IoT

What I Learned from Technology, Innovation and Acquisition Sustainment
Jeff Daniels
January 16, 2021
I've been participating in Steve Blank's Technology, Innovation, and Modern War course @ Stanford and thought you might enjoy this session with the Honorable Ellen Lord, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment. She is responsible to the Secretary of Defense for acquisition; developmental testing; contract administration; logistics and materiel readiness; installations and environment; operational energy; chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons; the acquisition workforce; and the defense industrial base. It's outstanding and worth listening to.

Highlights include:
- Acquisition at the speed of relevance.
- Software is central to every DoD mission and system.
- "We need to acquire and deliver software with much greater speed agility and cybersecurity."
- The software acquisition pathway is the newest pathway in the adaptive acquisition framework built on commercial principles that enable innovation and rapid delivery in response to conditions of uncertainty

- We have rapidly changing user needs, disruption technologies, and threats on the battlefield.
- Agile, DevOps, DevSecOps represent a substantial departure from the usual way of doing business.
- Cybersecurity is foundational. Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification defines levels with contracts.
- Key identify reputable vendors and supply chain.

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Tags: Cloud, Cybersecurity, GovTech, DevOps

Brooks Ghost 13
DR. Jeff Daniels
January 16, 2021
I have clocked on a few miles on my Brooks Ghost 13 shoes and I absolutely love them. I upgraded from Brooks 9 series, which previously held the rank of top running shoe in my arsenal. How could they possibly improve on the 9? I opted for the Ghost 13 over the 12 since I keep shoes for a long time and I wanted to have the most recent features.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

What I Learned about Business Model Generation
DR. Jeff Daniels
January 15, 2021
On Steve Blank's recommendation, I am reading Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur.

The first thing that strikes me about this book is the visualizations it has. Definitely not a boring read! The illustrations and use of space on each page to highlight concepts are impactful.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Open Innovation

95% of IT leaders pursuing cloud strategies
Jeff Daniels
January 15, 2021
A recent study by IBM found that 95% of IT leaders surveyed said they are looking to adopt public, hybrid or private cloud strategies. This is far different that when I wrote the first dissertation on cloud computing in 2011. The literature was bearish on cloud computing with security controls being one of the biggest inhibitors of using cloud platforms.

The State of IT Transformation Study conducted by the Managed Infrastructure Services unit of IBM's Global Technology Services division. Nearly a quarter of CIOs and CTOs (24%) surveyed say their company is just starting its IT modernization journey or has yet to begin modernizing.

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Tags: Cloud, Digital Transformation, IoT

The Digital Skills Gap....and What To Do About It
Jeff Daniels
January 15, 2021
We have a growing digital divide. Companies that are successful in workforce transformation will harness new and emerging technologies to reach higher levels of efficiency of production and consumption, expand into new markets, and compete on new products internationally.

As leaders, how do we address the digital skills crisis? Join me for ideas based on research from the The House of Commons, World Economic Forum , and leading educational institutions.

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Tags: AI, Cloud, Digital Transformation

Frameworks for Artificial Intelligence Model Deployment and Life-Cycle Management
Jeff Daniels
January 10, 2021
Identifying a model or strategy to apply to produce maximum positive results is imperative. Consider our research is centered on emerging and existing technologies integrating the best processes. To optimize outcomes, the authors recommend a strategic framework in which to operate within. Below are two models many industrial and systems engineers will be familiar with, the PDCA and CRISP-DM. The third component is a focus on governance of data, configuration management, certification of data structures, and processes around presenting the integrity of the data science practice.

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Tags: AI, Cloud, IoT

Open AI's DALL-E generates images from text
Jeff Daniels
January 10, 2021
DALL-E is a 12-billion parameter version of GPT-3 trained to generate images from text descriptions, using a dataset of text–image pairs. We’ve found that it has a diverse set of capabilities, including creating anthropomorphized versions of animals and objects, combining unrelated concepts in plausible ways, rendering text, and applying transformations to existing images.

I have requested to do research related to cybersecurity and AI on the GTP-3 platform.

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Tags: AI, Cloud, Cybersecurity

What I learned from Confucius on Strategy
Jeff Daniels
January 10, 2021
Long range planning starts with incremental steps.

One of the beautiful things about Confucius' approach is the simplicity.

He asks us what our time horizon is. Once, we define this (1, 10,100 years), it becomes apparent what steps we take action on. Near-term focus, annual crop such as rice; mid-range, larger trees perhaps pecan, and finally long-term an entirely different "crop."

​Education is one of the keys to longevity. Active mind, problem solving, continuous learning. We must teach ourselves, our colleagues, our children. A long time horizon helps us think and act strategically.

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Tags: Cloud, Leadership, EdTech

App Development Security is the most wanted cybersecurity skill in 2021
Jeff Daniels
January 10, 2021
When I wrote the first doctoral dissertation on cloud computing and cybersecurity, I never imagined demand would continue to increase 10 years later!

Demand for cyber professionals with the following three skills is increasing according to a report from Atlas VPN . The data is based on the report published by Burning Glass Technologies in October of 2020.

The report analyzed a database of more than 1 billion historical job records and calculated 5-year growth projections for cybersecurity skills.

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Tags: Cloud, Cybersecurity, IoT

Brexit Deal Includes Netscape 4.x, SHA-1, and JPEG2000
Jeff Daniels
December 29, 2020
As technologists, we need to do better. Surprisingly, the 1,246 pg UK Brexit deal includes references to Netscape 4.x, SHA-1, JPEG2000, & non-cloud infrastructure models. It's mix of outdated file standards, tools, and design practice. It's easy to dismiss the fact the authors suggest aged cybersecurity encryption algorithms and applications from the 1990's. The real question is why? The problem we are facing is much larger than a "cut and paste" error. The pace of technology is increasing, but we must bring non-technologists along with us.

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Tags: Blockchain, Cloud, IoT

21 Technologies to Watch in 2021
Jeff Daniels
December 28, 2020
We are seeing an increasing volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) global environment. Countries and organizations that excel will invest in automation and integration of platforms and systems.

As technologists, we have identified 21 emerging technology trends to watch in 2021.

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Tags: AI, Cloud, IoT

Three Leadership Lessons from 2020
Jeff Daniels
December 28, 2020
As we approach the close of 2020, we reflect on a year that tested our community of global leaders in health, security, and productivity like no other time in recent memory. While the past 12 months have proved to be tumultuous, volatile, and ambiguous, I would like to share some of the lessons we learned in hopes they may be applied to the following year.

As we usher in 2021 with the inspiration of hope and promise, 3 leadership lessons from 2020 are apparent: technology advantage, demand for leadership, and integration of processes and platforms. Leaders who focus on these areas will successfully guide their organizations, product teams, and companies.

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Tags: AI, Cloud, IoT

Welcome Grad Students to Winter Semester '21!
Jeff Daniels
December 22, 2020
I am thrilled to join you for the Winter 2021 session of CST 620 9042 Prevention of Cyber Attack Methodologies (2211).

Although we officially begin on 12 January, 2021
I wanted to simply say hi and welcome each of you :)

What to expect:
Collaborative environment
All work open, visible, accessible for our course
Approachable and engaged professor

My approach to our course is the same as the high performance teams I manage. I don't have ALL the answers and we can learn from each other throughout the semester. I have had RSA scholars, Fortune 50 consultants, and some of the brightest cybersecurity professionals enroll in this course. You are among giants in the industry and I simply cannot wait to see what you add to the course!

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Tags: AI, Cloud

AI regulation pass in DoD funding
Jeff Daniels
December 21, 2020
The United States is about to get a bunch of new AI legislation and government investment, thanks to a range of initiatives included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual must-pass fund-the-military bill that winds its way through US politics.

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Tags: AI

The Impact of Right to be Forgotten on Deep Neural Networks
Jeff Daniels
December 12, 2020
​Individuals are gaining more control of their personal data through recent data privacy laws such the General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act. One aspect of these laws is the ability to request a business to delete private information, the so called “right to be forgotten” or “right to erasure”. These laws have serious financial implications for companies and organizations that train large, highly accurate deep neural networks (DNNs) using these valuable consumer data sets.

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Tags: Big Data, Leadership

Collaborating with Stanly Community College
http://www.drjeffdaniels.com/home/collaborating-with-stanly-community-college
December 10, 2020
I am partnering with Kelly Caudle, Program head of Cisco Academy Support Center (ASC), Instructor Training Center, VMWare Academy, IT Academy, and Lead Instructor on a grant for Cisco Training.

We will start in February 2021, thankful for the partnership!

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Tags: AI, Cloud, IoT

New Intelligent Factory Network Comes to Life
Lockheed Martin
November 23, 2020
Lockheed Martin is laying the groundwork for faster and more agile production operations with a new, cybersecure and standards-based network that can automatically predict maintenance needs, analyze production performance and monitor quality.

The company recently connected the first manufacturing machines to this new network, called the Intelligent Factory Framework. It’s the foundation for a future company-wide Industrial Internet of Things solution that will digitally link production facilities and enable unprecedented insights into the health, status and optimization of operations. Programs across Lockheed Martin will have instantaneous access to machine performance data that previously took hours, if not days, to collect and analyze.

“In a way, we’re teaching these machines to talk to us,” said Dr. Jeff Daniels, director of Lockheed Martin’s Intelligent Factory and Industrial Internet of Things. “Now they can tell us when they need maintenance, when they anticipate a possible parts failure, and how we can make them even more efficient.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, IoT, Leadership

Open Sourcing the Technology Management Playbook
Jeff Daniels
August 21, 2020
I recently published the first open source version of my Technology Management Playbook. The playbook includes the following information:
References
Models
Equations
Quotes
Maxims
Rules
Laws
Thinkers

The topics range from how to give a speech to decision making, and approaches for estimating, planning, and managing technology initiatives.

The foundation for much of the Playbook was my doctoral study in Technology Management, Communications, Cloud Computing, and Cybersecurity.

If you have any additions, I would love to hear from you! @jeffdaniels

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Tags: Analytics, AI, Open Innovation

Mise en Place: Bringing Order to Kitchens and Our Digital Life
Jeff Daniels
August 21, 2020
10 Simple Ways to Get Back into Reading Again
9/20/20200 Comments

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The Path to Change: Read at Least Twenty Minutes Per Day

​1. Schedule it in - Designate a block of at least twenty minutes during the day when you think you will have time to read. The longer the block, the more you will benefit. Reading at night before bedtime helps you wind down. Some enjoy reading during breakfast or lunch, others during their commute. Choose a time when you are least likely to be distracted.

2. Go for length - Although reading blog posts and short snippets in magazines may “feel” like reading, it isn’t going to give you the amount of content that will allow you to fully reap the benefits of increased focus and concentration, relaxation, and stress reduction. Instead, opt to read books and articles of decent length.

3. Choose for pleasure - Choose books and articles you want to read. Reading books or literature because you think you should will not be pleasurable. If you start a book and find your mind wandering or interest lacking for several days in a row, consider abandoning it for something you’ll enjoy more. The more time you spend reading what you love, the more interested you will be in doing it.

4. Expand your horizons - Although you may be tempted to read romance novel after romance novel, broaden your horizons by exploring new genres. Not only will you learn more through exposure to new concepts, information, and vocabulary, but it may even help you develop new interests.

5. Go digital - With the influx of devices and eReaders, reading on the go has become easier than ever. You can instantly download a book, a magazine, or a newspaper any time you want. And if you are enjoying more than one book at a time, you can take your whole library with you.

6. Have book, will read - The easiest way to read more is to have something to read with you at all times. Bring a book, magazine, or eReader with you in your briefcase or purse. Keep a book in your car. Anytime you have five or ten minutes of downtime, such as at the doctor’s office, you can squeeze in some reading.

7. Create a reading ritual - Create a ritual that makes you look forward to reading. Find a comfortable place with no distractions. You may enjoy reading on a park bench or at the beach or in the grass under a tree. Finally, consider sipping a beverage—such as green tea, a latte, or a glass of wine—or nibbling on a snack while you read.

8. Set a goal - Set a goal to read a certain number of books within a certain time frame. For instance, maybe you want to read two books per month or twenty-four books within a year. Whatever goal you choose, make sure it (1) is realistic and (2) doesn’t take the fun out of reading. You want to remain inspired to read, not dread it as a chore. Go a step further and create a reading log to document each book you read, how long it takes, and your thoughts about it. Tracking your reading will give you a sense of accomplishment.

9. Join or start a book club - Joining a book club offers many benefits. It provides you with a sense of community and the ability to make lasting friendships with people who share a common interest. Being part of a book club keeps you accountable to complete books, making you more likely to read on a regular basis. And being part of a book club gives you further intellectual stimulation because the books read are discussed and analyzed by the group.

10. Read to children - Reading to children benefits both parent and child. For parents, it provides an opportunity to spend focused quality time with your child. Children benefit from increased vocabulary, language, and speech development. Reading also prepares them for school and education advancement and develops listening and attention skills. It can also help them develop a passion for reading, as well as curiosity, creativity, and imagination. Discuss the books you read and ask them questions. If your children are older, create a family reading night. You could even create a “family book club” and choose the same book for all of you to read and discuss.

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Master Your Mind: Proven Techniques for Altering the Brain
8/21/20200 Comments

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Source: aboutmodafinil.com
Who doesn’t dream of taking full control of their brain, becoming a master of their own mind? For tens of thousands of years, individuals from every culture around the world have claimed the ability to focus their thoughts and brain activity to a state of profound one-pointedness, leading to incredible mental feats, deep states of calm, and numerous enhancements to the brain’s day to day functionality. Whether these people are called gurus, yogis, spiritual masters, or even prophets, the recipe for unlocking the brain’s full potential has traditionally involved methods such as years of sensory deprivation, the use of rare and exotic entheogens, praying to a higher power, or even a mixture of all the above. However, studies have revealed that the ability to change the brain, both biologically and psychologically, is already at our fingertips. You don’t need to be a spiritual guru to start hacking and changing your brain this moment; altering your own brain is far simpler than you might think!
Contents
1 Brain Plasticity
2 Natural Human Development and Brain Change
3 Ways You Can Personally Change Your Brain Right Now
4 Learn a Language
5 Go Read a Book!!
6 Sit Down and Meditate!
7 Just Breathe
8 Future Techniques to Alter the Brain
8.1 Brain Implants
8.2 Brain Uploads
8.3 Adding, Removing, or Altering Memories
8.4 Genetic Manipulation
8.4.1 About Heawon Kang
8.4.2 Share:

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Webinar - Firewalking: A Female Perspective on Breaking Barriers
8/21/20200 Comments

Firewalking: A Female Perspective on Breaking Barriers

​About this webinar
In 2018, 20% of all jobs in technology were held by women (Source: Small Business Trends). Fortune 500 companies with at least 3 women in leading positions saw a 66% increase in ROI (Source: Women Who Tech). In this panel, led by Dr. Dawn Beyer, we will share our unique experiences on how we have bypassed firewalls to enter a male dominated field while opening doors for others to do the same.

Live online Aug 26 8:00 pm Italy - Rome
or after on demand 45 mins

Register for free
Presented by
Dr. Dawn Beyer, Jacque Blanchard, Tammy McNeley, and Valerie Underwood



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Mise en Place: Bringing Order to Kitchens and Our Digital Life
8/21/20200 Comments

Mise en Place means "everything in it's place." Chefs practice this to run their kitchens efficiently. My father managed his tools in the garage this way.

Then why does our digital life seem so disorganized and disoriented?

In this NPR article, instructor Lipuma at the Culinary Institute of America (the other CIA),:

"The world is a giant gerbil wheel right now," Lipuma says. "I think if we just became a little bit more organized, a little bit more mise-en-place, [understand] what we really need and only do what we really need, I think we'll have more time" — time for what's important, he says.

"You'll be able to sit down at the table with your kids and actually cook a meal. Get up a little bit earlier so you could breathe. You want to greet the day."

And that sounds marvelous!

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Tags: AI, Open Innovation, Health and Wellness

How to Speak by Patrick Winston
Jeff Daniels
August 21, 2020
Are you giving a speech or a talk soon?
Dr. Patrick Winston has a wonderful lecture on "How to Speak." It's an hour long and worth your time.
I added my notes below for reference. Enjoy!

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Tags: Social, Startups, Management

Master Your Mind: Proven Techniques for Altering the Brain
Jeff Daniels
August 20, 2020
Who doesn’t dream of taking full control of their brain, becoming a master of their own mind? For tens of thousands of years, individuals from every culture around the world have claimed the ability to focus their thoughts and brain activity to a state of profound one-pointedness, leading to incredible mental feats, deep states of calm, and numerous enhancements to the brain’s day to day functionality. Whether these people are called gurus, yogis, spiritual masters, or even prophets, the recipe for unlocking the brain’s full potential has traditionally involved methods such as years of sensory deprivation, the use of rare and exotic entheogens, praying to a higher power, or even a mixture of all the above. However, studies have revealed that the ability to change the brain, both biologically and psychologically, is already at our fingertips. You don’t need to be a spiritual guru to start hacking and changing your brain this moment; altering your own brain is far simpler than you might think!

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Tags: AI, Open Innovation, Health and Wellness

2 Book Chapters
New Book: Internet of Things in Business Transformation cites Dr. Jeff Daniels
Wiley
December 24, 2020
I just found out a new book by S Sambhi, S Sambhi, VS Bhadoria leverages my research in IoT, Distributed Ledger Technology/Blockchain, Cloud Computing, and Artificial Intelligence. I am looking forward to reviewing the final publication! Honored to be included and glad to be part of it.

The book description is as follows
"IoT-Based Optimized and Secured Ecosystem for Energy Internet: The State-of-the-Art - Internet of Things "

In India, the concept of smart cities and Internet of Everything is taking shape with a faster pace, so the dependence on electrical energy is increasing day by day. Renewable energy is being adopted rapidly to overcome the power shortages and to meet the power demand.

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Tags: IoT, Smart Cities

Maynard Handbook for IISE
Jeff Daniels
November 23, 2020
Updating for 6th edition.

This is the 155-chapter, 2,000+-page pacesetter of the industrial engineering industry--it's nothing less than the most in-depth, hands-on reference available for industrial, manufacturing, plant, facilities and quality engineers, ergonomists, and safety engineers
Offers exhaustive application-driven coverage of industry principles and practices, from work measurement and material flow, to facilities and quality control--as well as productivity improvement-related case studies
New topics include Kazien approach methods engineering, design for assembly, and statistical quality control

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Tags: Design Thinking, EdTech, Leadership

3 Conference Publications
Critical Steps in the Process for Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
Industrial Institute of Systems Engineering
November 23, 2020
Accepted 2021 IISE Annual Conference

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Tags: AI, Cloud, IoT

Future of data analytics and AI in the industrial sector
Industrial Institute of Systems Engineering
November 23, 2020
Accepted 2021 IISE Annual Conference

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Tags: AI, Cloud, IoT

ITNG2017 Cybersecurity Symposium
ITNG, Springer
November 23, 2020
Industrial growth increasingly depends on
trusted partnerships; but increasing regulation,
cybercrime and fraud are inhibiting expansion.
To address these challenges, blockchain will
enable more agile value chains, faster product
innovations, closer customer relationships, and
faster integration with the Internet of Things
(IoT) and cloud technology. For example, IBM
Global Financing freed up 40% more capital and
decreased dispute resolution time from 40+ days
to less than 10 with a pilot blockchain solution.
Since the technology is decentralized,
blockchain provides a lower cost of trade with a
trusted contract monitored with out intervention
from third parties who may not add direct value.
Blockchain allows immediate contracts,
engagements, and agreements with inherent,
robust cyber security features. This paper
presents how blockchain is changing the world.

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Tags: Blockchain, Cloud, Cybersecurity

1 Courseware
Building Graduate Curriculum, Technology Management, Cybersecurity
Jeff Daniels
November 23, 2020
Redesigned UMGC Cybersecurity program to leverage electronic library materials and open source publications. Introduced cybersecurity and cloud principles in a chunking style with a combination of case studies, vignettes, lectures, discussion collaboration, and projects.

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Tags: Cloud, Cybersecurity, EdTech

2 Executives
Columbia University in the City of New York
Columbia University
November 23, 2020
Columbia Executive Education Program
For more than 250 years, Columbia has been a leader in higher education in the nation and around the world. At the core of our wide range of academic inquiry is the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater human understanding, pioneering new discoveries and service to society

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

IMD Business School
IMD, Ch. de Bellerive 23, Lausanne, 1001, CH
November 23, 2020
IMD Executive Education Program
At IMD, we develop leaders who transform organizations and contribute to society. We are an independent academic institution with Swiss roots and global reach, established by business leaders for business leaders.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

18 Industry Awards
Jeff Daniels recognized with NOVA Award for Crisis Response Team
Jeff Daniels
January 18, 2021
Dr. Jeff Daniels was recognized with the prestigious NOVA Award, Lockheed Martin's highest honor presented annually to individuals and teams who have made outstanding contributions to the corporation's mission and business objectives.

The 26th annual NOVA Award recognizes Jeff and teammates "working tirelessly to deliver technology products and services in record time so that employees could continue working and Lockheed Martin could continue delivering on our customer commitments despite unprecedented change during the global pandemic crisis."

The Lockheed Martin NOVA Awards were created in 1995. The name "NOVA" aptly describes the contributions of the winners as the bright stars of the corporation.

To be considered for a NOVA award, individuals and teams must demonstrate outstanding contributions to the corporation’s mission and business objectives in the four categories of exceptional service, leadership, teamwork and technical excellence.

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Tags: Cloud

Dr. Jeff Daniels named Top Dallas 500 Leader
Jeff Daniels
December 11, 2020
Jeff Daniels, director of Business Transformation and Systems Modernization program at Lockheed Martin has been named to the D CEO’s “Dallas 500” list.

The Dallas 500 celebrates the most influential leaders in North Texas, across a wide spectrum of industries. Unprecedented in scope, the publication represents months of research, interviews, and conversations with extensive, high-level contacts in the regional business community. Dallas 500 goes far beyond corporate biographies to reveal the personal side of leaders who are driving the North Texas economy and helping make it such a vibrant place to work and live.

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Tags: Open Innovation

Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin
November 23, 2020
The awards are given to individuals and teams who have made outstanding contributions to the corporation's mission and business objectives.

"The NOVA Award recipients are extraordinary men and women who have brought innovative solutions to our customers, strengthened our business and modeled our values," said Lockheed CEO Marillyn Hewson, in a prepared statement. "Their achievements are a source of pride and inspiration to the 113,000 men and women of Lockheed Martin."

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Tags: Business Continuity

Dallas 500
D Magazine
November 23, 2020
The editors of D CEO present the most powerful top executives in more than 50 business categories. The Dallas 500 is the region’s highly selective biographical database of the people who run Dallas-Fort Worth business. Learn about their toughest challenges, strategies for success, and personal details you can’t find anywhere else.

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Tags: Leadership

Emergency Management Institute - Introduction to the Interagency Security Committee (ISC)
FEMA
November 23, 2020
JEFF DANIELS
IS-01170
Introduction to the Interagency
Security Committee (ISC)
Issued this 7th Day of February, 2020

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Tags: Leadership, Security

Google Analytics Academy
Google Analytics Academy
November 23, 2020
Google Analytics for Beginners shows new users how to create an account, implement tracking code, and set up data filters. You'll learn how to navigate the Google Analytics interface and reports, and set up dashboards and shortcuts. The course will also demonstrate how to analyze basic Audience, Acquisition, and Behavior reports, and set up goals and campaign tracking.

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Tags: Analytics

LinkedIn Academy: Skilled Trades: Resumes and Portfolios
LinkedIn Academy
November 23, 2020
Skilled Trades: Resumes and Portfolios

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Foundations of The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0)
LinkedIn Academy
November 23, 2020
Foundations of The Fourth Industrial
Revolution (Industry 4.0)

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Tags: Digital Transformation

G-Code Programming for CNC Foundations
LinkedIn Academy
November 23, 2020
G-Code Programming for CNC Foundations

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Get Ahead in the Manufacturing Trades
LinkedIn Academy
November 23, 2020
Get Ahead in the Manufacturing Trades

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Manufacturing

In the Shop: Manufacturing
LinkedIn Academy
November 23, 2020
In the Shop: Manufacturing

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Manufacturing

Introduction to Composite Manufacturing
LinkedIn Academy
November 23, 2020
Introduction to Composite Manufacturing

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Manufacturing

Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
LinkedIn Academy
November 23, 2020
Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning
and Tolerancing

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Introduction to Mill and Lathe Operation
LinkedIn Academy
November 23, 2020
Introduction to Mill and Lathe Operation

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Prepare for AWS Solutions Architect – Professional Certification
LinkedIn Academy
November 23, 2020
Prepare for AWS Solutions Architect –
Professional Certification

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Rapid Prototyping for Product Design
LinkedIn Academy
November 23, 2020
Rapid Prototyping for Product Design

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Skilled Trades: Manufacturing Careers
LinkedIn Academy
November 23, 2020
Skilled Trades: Manufacturing Careers

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Manufacturing

Skilled Trades: Resumes and Portfolios
LinkedIn Academy
November 23, 2020
Skilled Trades: Resumes and Portfolios

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Tags: Digital Transformation

7 Industry Certifications
CompTIA Cloud +
CompTIA
November 23, 2020
CompTIA Cloud+ validates the skills you need to maintain and optimize cloud infrastructure services.
Cloud+ covers the increased diversity of knowledge, skills and abilities required of system administrators to validate what is necessary to perform effectively in data center jobs.
CompTIA Cloud+ views cloud-based infrastructure services as an increasingly important piece of an organization’s IT systems.
It is the only vendor-neutral, performance-based certification covering more than a specific vendor or a single function — such as security or networking — to help you better realize the return on investment of cloud infrastructure services.

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Tags: Cloud, Cybersecurity, EdTech

CompTIA Security +
CompTIA
November 23, 2020
CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification a candidate should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on troubleshooting, ensuring candidates have practical security problem-solving skills required to:

Assess the security posture of an enterprise environment and recommend and implement appropriate security solutions
Monitor and secure hybrid environments, including cloud, mobile, and IoT
Operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies, including principles of governance, risk, and compliance
Identify, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents

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Tags: Cloud, Cybersecurity, EdTech

Certified Blockchain Professional (CBP)
EC-Council
November 23, 2020
There is no doubt that becoming a blockchain professional is a rewarding career, however, while the demand is high, employers around the world are in search for professionals who possess the right skill set. This is where blockchain professional training comes in.

By getting trained and certified, one can gain practical skills needed for the job, as it focuses on both knowledge and skills needed to perform real-world job responsibilities, as well as, document one’s expertise in blockchain and their personal commitment to their professional development.

For one to become a Certified Blockchain professional, it is important that you attain knowledge in the following areas:

Blockchain Fundamentals:
Applications of Blockchain Technology
Blockchain Project Implementation
Advanced Blockchain Development

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Tags: Blockchain, Cloud, Cybersecurity

Certified Scrum master CSM
ECM/ScrumAlliance
November 23, 2020
As a Certified ScrumMaster, you’ll have the training you need to help your Scrum Team perform at their highest level. Through the certification process, you’ll learn the Scrum framework and gain an understanding of team roles, events, and artifacts. As the expert of Scrum values, principles, and practices, the ScrumMaster protects the team from both internal and external distractions.

With your CSM, you'll:
Expand your career opportunities across all industry sectors adopting agile practices
Demonstrate your attainment of core Scrum knowledge
Learn the foundation of Scrum and the scope of the role
Engage with agile practitioners committed to continuous improvement

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Tags: Agile, Cloud, Cybersecurity

Certified Chief Information Security Officer
EC-Council
November 23, 2020
The CCISO Certification is an industry-leading program that recognizes the real-world experience necessary to succeed at the highest executive levels of information security.

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Tags: Agile, Cloud, Cybersecurity

Certified Cloud Computing Practitioner
AWS
November 23, 2020
AWS Certification in Cloud Computing

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Tags: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data Center

Certified Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Practitioner
Microsoft
November 23, 2020
Microsoft Azure Certification in Cloud Computing

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Tags: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data Center

1 Influencer Award
Performance Without Limits 2.0
IBM
May 16, 2016
Improving Performance with Cloud Computing, Connectivity, and Cybersecurity

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Tags: Cloud

3 Journal Publications
Journal of the British Blockchain Association
Jeff Daniels, JBBA
December 11, 2020
Dr. Jeff Daniels, editor of the Journal of the British Blockchain Association received a Certification of Appreciation from JBBA founder, editor in chief and president Dr. Naseem Naqvi, FBB

Daniels said, "I am thankful to work with Dr. Naseem Naqvi and the editorial board at JBBA. We are doing important research at the British Blockchain Association. Dr. Naqvi and our colleagues are publishing critical research in the fields of medical, technology, cybersecurity, finance, industrial systems, and many other domains. Distributed Ledger Technology will play a pivotal role in future cybersecurity, assurance, and trusted platform solutions."

The JBBA, the Journal of the British Blockchain Association, is the world’s first peer-reviewed, academic Blockchain journal that is available both in print, and online. The JBBA is a fully open access journal offering a wide-ranging and comprehensive coverage of all facets of DLT/ Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies. We welcome manuscripts reporting Blockchain and DLT research projects, scientific methods, case studies, analysis, reviews and practical use cases of emerging distributed ledger technologies and innovations including sound descriptive work. All research articles undergo a fully ‘double-blind’ peer review process by 2-3 independent, external reviewers.

The publication can be found at https://jbba.scholasticahq.com/

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The Journal of The British Blockchain Association
The Journal of The British Blockchain Association
November 23, 2020
The JBBA, the Journal of the British Blockchain Association, is the world’s first peer-reviewed, academic Blockchain journal that is available both inprint, and online. The JBBA is a fully open access journal offering a wide-ranging and comprehensive coverage of all facets of DLT/ Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies. We welcome manuscripts reporting Blockchain and DLT research projects, scientific methods, case studies, analysis, reviews and practical use cases of emerging distributed ledger technologies and innovations including sound descriptive work. All research articles undergo a fully ‘double-blind’ peer review process by 2-3 independent, external reviewers.

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Tags: Blockchain

The Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Professionalism
IEEE
January 20, 2019
Digital transformation is affecting industries across global
markets. Market segments, including industrial manufacturing,
healthcare, financial services, food services, and automotive,
are increasingly adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of
things (IoT), robotic process automation (RPA), and blockchain
technologies. The convergence of these technologies holds the
promise of creating smarter, safer, efficient, and more secure
systems. IoT devices integrated with RPA allow secure robust
communication among sensors, actuators, and power sources.
AI is being deployed on wide ranging systems from quantum
computers to edge devices. These systems are becoming more
responsive in thinking, perceiving, and acting within time
performance constraints. Designers are becoming increasingly
confident in applying multiple technology advancements to
solve volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous challenges.
However, as these technology architectures become more
integrated, we are concerned with security and privacy risks.
If all the data are on a centralized system, a single platform, or a
nondistributed application, targeting the single point of failure,
compromises the entire system. Can we use AI to empower IoT
for accurate data acquisition and analysis real-time model
development and prediction, while utilizing a blockchain
foundation to reduce risks, support risk mitigation strategies,
and enhance integrity and security? Kitchen appliances serve as
an example where integration of AI and IoT architectures with
blockchain technologies can enable user satisfaction.

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Tags: AI, Cloud, IoT

5 Keynotes
Dr. Jeff Daniels to join Cyber Quest 2021 as Keynote Speaker
Jeff Daniels
February 06, 2021
Jeff Daniels will be the CyberQuest keynote speaker for the second year in a row. The competition date for 2021 will be Saturday, February 6th. This year will be a virtual event.

Starting in 2018, CyberQuest is a cybersecurity competition for high school students to demonstrate and improve their skills. The teams are outstanding and highly technical. We usually meet at the Fort Worth Air Force Plant 4 facility and tour the a/c assembly lines.

This year, the challenges may include:
Web-based attacks
Common vulnerabilities found within websites across the internet
Windows & Linux privilege escalation
Find vulnerabilities to move from a user to an administrator
Packet capture & log analysis
A network traffic capture or various application / server logs commonly analyzed by cyber incident responders to retrace an adversary’s steps
Steganography
The practice of concealing a file, message, image, or video within another file, message, image, or video
Reverse engineering
The processes of extracting knowledge or design information from anything man-made and reproducing it or reproducing anything based on the extracted information
Cryptography
The construction and analysis of techniques that prevent eavesdroppers from reading private messages

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Performance in the Cloud with the Internet of Things
Jeff Daniels
December 11, 2020
I shared my slides from a performance at the Dallas Winspear Opera House. I joined Dr. Ben Amaba to cover Performance, Cloud Computing, Containers, and Connected Devices. The pace of innovation is increasing, performance is critical for us to meet demanding conditions, safety, and operational constraints.

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Tags: AI, Cloud, IoT

How Digital Strategy has become a Competitive and Disruptive Technology
University of Houston
November 23, 2020
University of Houston Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, IOT, and Cloud Technology

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Tags: AI, Blockchain, Cloud

Digital Workforce Succession in Manufacturing
MxD - Digital Manufacturing Institute
November 23, 2020
Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute

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Tags: AI, Blockchain, Cloud

Keynote - Launch 101: Taking Blockchain Live
Blockchain Supply Chain
November 23, 2020
The digital world has produced efficiencies, new innovative products, and closer customer relationships globally by the use of blockchain, artificial intelligence, mobile, IoT (internet of things), robotic process automation (RPA) and cloud technology. What created the competitive advantage through technology could be the Achilles heel for organizations later in the lifecycle. However, through the effective use of frameworks and methods like Industry 4.0, digital twins, cognitive capabilities, and cloud technology, we can create business models that are intelligent and resilient. Dr. Amaba explains why we need discipline to underpin innovation in order to revolutionize the digital world. As technologies go from the hyper stage to the production phase, we need to be prepared to manage the lifecycle. We need to consider the new digital world as a journey rather than a destination if we are to remain competitive. The data explosion—along with the concomitant surge in sensors and digital tools—has been happening for decades, but the systems have not converged governed by overarching discipline, creating disruption as components get tangled in unpredictable chaos. Continuous validation, verification, and configuration of an evolving digital strategy is necessary to understand, reason, learn, and react to data organizations possess, data outside the firewall, and data that is coming from unstructured sources or dark data. The new intelligent systems will combine human mental and machine muscle to continuously become better. We will explore public-private partnerships dealing with technology, workforce, standards, and innovation in order to transform but maintain a digital advantage to create economic opportunities.

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Tags: Blockchain, IoT, Digital Twins

3 Media Interviews
Parker County's 100 Most Interesting People
Parker County Today
November 23, 2020
100 Most Interesting People You Should Meet Before You Die :)

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Tags: AI, Cloud, Leadership

Angel Diaz of IBM and Jeff Daniels of Lockheed Martin Talk Cloud Innovation
IBM
August 22, 2016
Originall published on August 22, 2016 at https://developer.ibm.com/tv/ibm-dojo-podcast-angel-diaz-of-ibm-and-jeff-daniels-of-lockheed-martin-...

In this installment of the IBM Dojo podcast, Dr. Jeff Daniels, technology manager and systems architect for Lockheed Martin, and Dr. Angel Diaz, IBM Vice President, Cloud Technology and Architecture, discuss IBM Bluemix, cloud innovation, open technology and the future of cloud.

Angel and Jeff will be appearing at the upcoming Performance without Limits 3.0 event at the University of Houston on Sept. 27. This podcast previews that event and some of the topics we’ll be discussing, as provides an inside look at Lockheed Martin’s work in the cloud.

Some of the topics we explore:

– Lockheed Martin’s work with IBM Bluemix

– The importance of cloud performance

– How Lockheed Martin’s work in the cloud is helping to drive innovation within the organization

– Where the cloud is heading from an IT industry perspective

– How the cloud customer can stay current with IT trends

– The biggest impact the cloud has had on Lockheed Martin’s business

For more information about the Performance without Limits 3.0 event, visit http://bit.ly/PWLHOU.

We also have two more upcoming events where you can hear Dr. Diaz speak. The first is Performance without Limits Miami on Sept. 13, and the next is the Open Cloud Summit San Francisco on Sept. 15. All three events are free to register and attend.

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Performance Without Limits: A Conversation with Angel Diaz and Jeff Daniels
IBM
May 10, 2016
In our latest podcast, Angel Diaz, VP of IBM Cloud Technology and Architecture, and Joe Weinman, author of several books including “Cloudonomics” and “Digital Disciplines,” preview the upcoming Performance without Limits 3.0 event. Diaz and Weinman will both be featured as speakers at the event, which is scheduled for May 20, 9 a.m. at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

The podcast dives into the idea of “performance without limits” and what it means to clients and the broader technology community. Weinman also breaks down the four strategic elements of his latest book, “Digital Disciplines.” Finally, Diaz and Weinman discuss innovation and the role open technology plays in providing competitive advantage.

For more on the event or to register, visit the Performance without Limits 3.0 site. You can also join our upcoming CrowdChat on Monday, May 16, where other speakers from the event will join Diaz and Weinman to take a deeper dive into some of these concepts.

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Tags: AI, Cloud, Design Thinking

3 Panels
Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Virtual Workshop ft. Dr. Jeff Daniels on Industry 4.0, Business Impact (ROI), Ethics, Big Data and Data Analytics.
Binghamton University
January 26, 2021
Jeff Daniels to join panel on Industry 4.0, Business Impact (ROI), Ethics, Big Data and Data Analytics.

In this free 3-day workshop, you will be able to interact with IBM and SUNY technical leaders in the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence profession. You will hear from SUNY and IBM experts on topics including: Industry 4.0, Business Impact (ROI), Ethics, Big Data and Data Analytics. The workshop will be split between talks and hands-on labs and each day will end with a Q&A panel session. The workshop will culminate with a panel discussion on "How to get started with AI"

COST: FREE
DATE: Jan. 26-28
TIME: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Live Virtual on Zoom. A meeting link will be sent to participants.
WHO CAN ATTEND: This workshop is intended for industry professionals, academic scholars and students with interest in emerging data science and machine learning/artificial intelligence (AI).
CREDENTIALS AND GIVEAWAYS:
Participants who attend all three days will receive a workshop completion certificate for 1.0 Continuing Education Units (1.0 CEU = 10 instructional contact hours).
All participants will receive free e-books, whitepapers and IBM Cloud Services for a 90-day free trial.
All participants will be entered into a contest for a free online Data Science or Computer Science course of their choice delivered through Watson Continuing Professional Education.

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Tags: AI, Cloud, IoT

Dearborn Artificial Intelligence Symposium
University of Michigan
December 01, 2020
Welcome to the Dearborn AI Symposium! This event will will focus on sharing lessons from leading experts and executives on AI from industry and academia based on hands-on tutorials, case study presentations, keynotes, and executives panel.

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Tags: AI, Cloud, EdTech

Industry Experts Shed Light on Top Skills to Thwart Cyber Threats
UMGC
November 15, 2016
Real success in a cybersecurity career depends on a broad liberal arts background, knowledge of politics and international affairs, and strong written- and oral -communication skills—not just detailed technical know-how and days spent glued to a computer screen, cyber experts told current and prospective students at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) “Interconnected and Unprotected – The Cybersecurity Dilemma” conference, Nov.4.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Emerging Technology, Leadership

1 Presentation
Federal Technology Convergence Commission Report. Building a Smarter Nation: The Convergence of Social, Mobile, Analytics, & Cloud
Whitehouse + Federal Technology Convergence
November 23, 2020
Social media, mobility, analytics, and cloud (SMAC) are technologies that have all made their mark independently and are rapidly changing the world. When converged (SMAC convergence), these technologies possess a unique power with dramatic implications for government across a wide range of areas. Rather than being a specific technology, convergence is a phenomenon that occurs when individuals use SMAC technologies to communicate, cooperate, and solve big problems.

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Tags: Analytics, Cloud, Public Relations

1 Professor
Assured Identity for The Cloud
Pearson
November 23, 2020
World's 1st Ever Dissertation on Cloud Computing: Assured Identity for The Cloud

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Tags: Cloud, Innovation, Management

3 Quotes
The Impact of Right to be Forgotten on Deep Neural Networks
Dr. Jeff Daniels
December 12, 2020
Interesting research as the Felps et. al explore the the impact on deep neural networks and machine learning as individuals take control of their data and remove PII and personal data.

​The research paper entitled "Class Clown: Data Redaction in Machine Unlearning at Enterprise Scale" proposes a lifecycle approach to managing integrity in deep neural net models.

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Tags: IoT

New Intelligent Factory Network Comes to Life
The Journal of The British Blockchain Association
November 23, 2020
“In a way, we’re teaching these machines to talk to us,” said Dr. Jeff Daniels, director of Lockheed Martin’s Intelligent Factory and Industrial Internet of Things. “Now they can tell us when they need maintenance, when they anticipate a possible parts failure, and how we can make them even more efficient.

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Intelligent Factory Network Comes to Life
Lockheed Martin
November 23, 2020
“The Intelligent Factory is our edge compute platform that secures, scales and standardizes device connectivity. We are using modern platform techniques including application programming interfaces (APIs), machine learning and software defined networking where machines across the company automatically report on their status in real-time. The information is used to avoid production issues, improve efficiencies and gain new visibility around operational equipment metrics from concept to product.”

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Tags: IoT

3 Speaking Engagements
BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN
IISE
November 23, 2020
Blockchain technologies applied to the supply chain

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Tags: AI, Blockchain, Cloud

Lockheed Martin Gets Virtualized With VMware!
VMWorld
November 23, 2020
A Case Study for VMware ESX
In Development and Test Server
Consolidation

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Tags: AI, Blockchain, Cloud

Jeff Daniels of Lockheed Martin on Performance Without Limits
IBM
October 27, 2016
With John Mason (VP Ecosystem Expansion, IBM), Brigham Serman (Dir., Global Midmarket, IBM), Jeff Daniels (Cybersecurity, Lockheed Martin), John Foley (ex-Blue Angel Solo Pilot).

Oct 27 IBM Cloud Performance w/o Limits @ Intrepid Air, Sea & Space Museum.
Limitless performance gives you the ability to achieve new possibilities in a manner never before imagined. When youre able to tap into your ultimate potential while being unfettered by the restraints of technology, you become an innovative power that soars to new heights at the awe of those around you. We believe that with IBM Cloud, your organization will have the ability to reach new heights by offering speed, innovation, security, flexibility and performance.
Join us for an exclusive client briefing hosted by John Mason, Vice President, Ecosystem Expansion for Global Business Partners at the Intrepid Air, Sea & Space Museum, where we discuss our cloud capabilities and why we believe hybrid cloud and mobility will help your organization achieve high performance.

Learn: Questions on your cloud journey? Weve got you covered with our top subject matter experts.
Soar: Engage with John Foley, Former Blue Angel Solo Pilot and learn how high performance can help you accelerate everyday.
Tour: Embrace innovative technology through a guided tour of one of the most varied aircraft collections on the East Coast.
Network: Come together with your peers to share your insights and ultimate potential.

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Tags: AI, Cloud, Design Thinking

3 Videos
Transforming you business with AWS IoT
AWS
November 20, 2020
AWS IoT operates your IoT infrastructure expertly, securely and at scale, allowing you to transform your business and focus on your customers.

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Tags: Cloud, IoT, Leadership

Dearborn Artificial Intelligence Research Symposium
Dearborn Artificial Intelligence Research Symposium
November 15, 2020
Welcome to the Dearborn AI Symposium! This event will will focus on sharing lessons from leading experts and executives on AI from industry and academia based on hands-on tutorials, case study presentations, keynotes, and executives panel.

You will also have the opportunity to:

Provide keen insights and tips on identifying AI Opportunities
Understand various types of business cases related to AI
When and how to adopt AI to drive business success
Investigate the practicality of the AI in real-world applications when AI acts as a teammate for human decision-making processes.
Hands-on Tutorials on AI for cybersecurity, AI for technical debt management, AI for risk estimation, AI for energy optimization, Business analytics, etc


The annual DAIR (http://dair.umdearborn.edu/) Center event. Please register at (each day has a separate registration):
https://hopin.com/events/dearborn-ai-symposium-day-1

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Tags: AI, Cloud, Leadership

Digital Manufacturing with IoT
AWS
November 04, 2019
AWS IoT operates your IoT infrastructure expertly, securely and at scale, allowing you to transform your business and focus on your customers.

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Tags: Cloud, IoT, Leadership

4 Whitepapers
Blockchain Technology Innovations
IISE
November 23, 2020
Digital world has produced efficiencies, new innovative products, and close customer relationships globally by the effective use of mobile, IoT (Internet of Things), social media, analytics and cloud technology to generate models for better decisions. Blockchain is recently introduced and revolutionizing the digital world bringing a new perspective to security, resiliency and efficiency of systems. While initially popularized by Bitcoin, Blockchain is much more than a foundation for crypto currency. It offers a secure way to exchange any kind of good, service, or transaction. Industrial growth increasingly depends on trusted partnerships; but increasing regulation, cybercrime and fraud are inhibiting expansion. To address these challenges, Blockchain will enable more agile value chains, faster product innovations, closer customer relationships, and quicker integration with the IoT and cloud technology.

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Tags: Blockchain, Cloud, Innovation

Server Virtualization Architecture and Implementation
Association of Computing Machinery
November 23, 2020
Virtual machine technology, or virtualization, is gaining momentum in the information technology community. While virtual machines are not a new concept, recent advances in hardware and software technology have brought virtualization to the forefront of IT management. Stability, cost savings, and manageability are among the reasons for the recent rise of virtualization. Virtual machine solutions can be classified by hardware, software, and operating system/containers. From its inception on the mainframe to distributed servers on x86, the virtual machine has matured and will play an increasing role in systems management.

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Tags: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Innovation

Blockchain technology, cognitive computing, and healthcare innovations
JAIT
November 23, 2020
Exponential growth of the impact of information technology innovation is an indispensable part of today’s industry. Blockchain technology has identified itself as an efficiency booster and service optimization for financial industries. Yet non-financial venues have gained little benefit from this new major horizon, Blockchain technology. It offers a secure way to exchange any kind of good, service, or transaction. Industrial growth increasingly depends on trusted partnerships; but increasing regulation, cybercrime and fraud are inhibiting expansion. Blockchain enables more agile value chains, faster product innovations, closer customer relationships, and faster integration with the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud technology. Now with Cloud and Blockchain technologies providing high computing power and network capabilities, cognitive systems are available tools to deepen the relationship between humans and the world. Many problems that have been with our society for a long time can be solved. Cognitive systems are the tools to accomplish that ambitious goal. This study is continuing our effort on surveying the applicability of Blockchain technology innovation in nonfinance (non-bitcoin). The study concluded with discussing opportunities and challenges of the application of two intrahorizons of Blockchain technology, Cognitive Computing and Healthcare.

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Tags: Blockchain, Cloud, HealthTech

The internet of things, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and professionalism
IEEE
November 23, 2020
This article describes how technology can be impactful when applied to solve precise and measurable problems. Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of things (IoT), robotic process automation (RPA), and blockchain hold tremendous potential when integrated for specific solutions. In addition to these technologies, the professional designers, engineers, and developers are fundamental to solving problems. People are our most critical element in envisioning the future and solving challenges with the help of technologies. We recognize that in order to truly maximize our efforts with these technologies, the solutions must be used within the ethics of our communities, with a responsibility to safeguard the public’s health, safety, security, and environment with a minimum standard of care ultimately governed by people in a constantly evolving network.

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Tags: AI, Blockchain, Cloud

1 Workshop
Blockchain with IoT, AI, Cloud Computing, and Cybersecurity
IEEE Metrcon
November 23, 2020
Abstract—Digital world has produced efficiencies, new innovative products, and close customer relationships globally by the effective use of mobile, IoT (Internet of Things), social media, analytics and cloud technology to generate models for better decisions. Blockchain is recently introduced and revolutionizing the digital world bringing a new perspective to security, resiliency and efficiency of systems. While initially popularized by Bitcoin, Blockchain is much more than a foundation for crypto currency. It offers a secure way to exchange any kind of good, service, or transaction. Industrial growth increasingly depends on trusted partnerships; but increasing regulation, cybercrime and fraud are inhibiting expansion. To address these challenges, Blockchain will enable more agile value chains, faster product innovations, closer customer relationships, and quicker integration with the IoT and cloud technology. Further Blockchain provides a lower cost of trade with a trusted contract monitored without intervention from third parties who may not add direct value. It facilitates smart contracts, engagements, and agreements with inherent, robust cyber security features. This paper is an effort to break the ground for presenting and demonstrating the use of Blockchain technology in multiple industrial applications. A healthcare industry application, Healthchain, is formalized and developed on the foundation of Blockchain using IBM Blockchain initiative. The concepts are transferable to a wide range of industries as finance, government and manufacturing where security, scalability and efficiency must meet.
Keywords—Blockchain; Business; Cloud computing; Cloud services; Control Systems; Cybersecurity; DevOps; Finance; Government; Healthcare; IoT; Industry 4.0.

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Tags: AI, Cloud, IoT

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Thinkers360
January 09, 2021
Artificial Intelligence is one of the top new skills to learn and apply. Some experts suggest that we will rewrite the majority of applications to include components of artificial intelligence in the coming years. We have more platforms for learning and practical labs than ever before. Given these “MOOC” platforms have been available for a number of years, it is sometimes difficult to find appropriate content that is not “marchitecture.” According to Kaggle’s 2020 “State of Data Science and Machine Learning Survey”, 63% of data scientists look to Coursera for ongoing education, while 35% use Udemy and 30% use DataCamp. I wanted to share my favorite and meaty forums to learn, apply, and practice AI. Course Criteria Self-paced, on-demand Engaging, knowledgeable instructors Use free, open-source programming languages and libraries Python, R, or Pytorch, Tensorflow, etc. Contain programming assignments for practice and hands-on experience Clear explanation of algorithms, techniques, math The Courses Artificial Intelligence A-Z: Learn How to Build an AI (Udemy) ColumbiaX’s Artificial Intelligence MicroMasters Program (edX) Google AI Education The Beginner’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence in Unity (Udemy) fast.ai courses – Deep Learning for Coders, Foundations, Data Ethics, Linear Algebra, Natural Language Processing Machine Learning by Stanford University (Coursera) Deep Learning Specialization by Andrew Ng (Coursera) IBM Applied AI Professional Certificate (Coursera) AI for Everyone by Andrew Ng (Coursera) Introduction to TensorFlow for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning (Coursera) Do you have other recommendations? Please share! In my next post, I will be sharing AI certifications.

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Dr. Jeff Daniels added to Dallas 500 Leaders
Thinkers360
December 11, 2020
Dr. Jeff Daniels, director of Business Transformation and Systems Modernization at Lockheed Martin has been named to the D CEO’s prestigious “Dallas 500” list, an annual ranking of the most influential business leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth. Dallas 500 celebrates the most influential leaders in North Texas, across a wide spectrum of industries. Unprecedented in scope, the publication represents months of research, interviews, and conversations with extensive, high-level contacts in the regional business community. D CEO editors leverage extensive contacts in local business circles, as well as conducting hundreds of interviews and performing months of research to compile the list. Dallas 500 goes far beyond corporate biographies to reveal the personal side of leaders who are driving the North Texas economy and helping make it such a vibrant place to work and live. “The Dallas-Fort Worth area has some of the most influential, creative and innovative leaders in the world. Together with other leaders, I am excited to improve our community and continue the tradition of innovation and collaboration in DFW,” Daniels said. “I am humbled to be added to the Dallas 500 as a technology innovator this year, and thank my colleagues for their guidance, coaching and leadership.” Daniels has over 23 years’ experience in the Aerospace and Defense industry and currently leads Lockheed Martin’s Intelligent Factory, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Product Lifecycle Management and Asset Intelligence digital strategy. This includes integration, services and research on a wide-ranging portfolio of enterprise systems and major programs. Jeff is also a graduate school professor at the University of Maryland Global Campus School of Management and Technology. He holds Doctor of Philosophy from Indiana State University, a master’s degree in Management of Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida. Jeff is currently researching the ethical use of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Cybersecurity, 5G and Digital Manufacturing. He can be contacted at jeff.daniels@lmco.com and @jeffdaniels

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Tags: Cloud, IoT, Open Innovation

Johnny Appleseed & the Intergalactic Cloud
Thinkers360
November 23, 2020
J.C.R. Licklider was a distinguished engineer and visionary computer scientist, often referred to as the “Johnny Appleseed” of computing for his contributions by planting the seeds for the Internet and World Wide Web. In 1963, Licklider was appointed head of the Behavioral Sciences and Command and Control programs at the Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). “Lick” as his colleagues affectionately referred to him, addressed members of the Intergalactic Computer Group later that year with a memo calling for a network of computers that would allow scientists to collaborate irrespective of distance or computer compatibility issues.

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Tags: AI, Cloud, Leadership

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