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Jeff Daniels, Ph.D.

Director | University Professor | Researcher at Lockheed Martin

Fort Worth, United States

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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

Speaking Fee $1

Jeff Daniels, Ph.D.Points
Academic120
Author148
Influencer121
Speaker65
Entrepreneur220
Total674

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Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Enterprise
Media Experience: 15
Last Media Interview: 11/23/2020

Areas of Expertise

5G 30.26
AI 37.27
Blockchain 41.20
Business Strategy 31.32
Cloud 77.97
Cybersecurity 42.50
Design Thinking 36.06
Digital Disruption 30.95
Digital Transformation 33.68
Future of Work 30.87
IoT 41.31
Leadership 33.07
Predictive Analytics
RPA
Innovation 32.04
Management 40.03
Healthtech 30.73
Analytics 33.40
Public Relations 31.12
Open Innovation 35.08
Health and Wellness 30.59
Social 31.64
Startups 30.46
Big Data 30.30
Emerging Technology 31.00
Culture 31.87
Edtech 50.93
Lean Startup 30.98
Mobility 30.97
Agile 31.56
Govtech 31.54
Data Center 34.62
Business Continuity 32.02
Customer Experience 30.06
Smart Cities 49.44

Industry Experience

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

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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

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

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, Cloud, 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

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
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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

Libraries of the Future
Jeff Daniels
August 09, 2020
In "Libraries of the Future" Licklider envisioned a digital library with metadata "tagging" with schemas, access, storage, and retrieval. The year was 1961! https://archive.org/details/librariesoffutur00lick… #NationalBookLoversDay

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Tags: Management, Open Innovation, Social

Using Alexa for Business to Securely Access Program Management Status
Jeff Daniels
August 09, 2020

10 Simple Ways to Get Back into Reading Again
9/20/20200 Comments

Picture

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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Open Sourcing the Technology Management Playbook
8/21/20200 Comments

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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How to Speak by Patrick Winston
8/21/20200 Comments

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!

HOW TO SPEAK BY PROF WINSTON#How to start a talk? -Don't start with a joke, start with a promise
#Some techniques
Cycle on the topic to reinforce it (3x)
Build a fence around our ideas, so audiences don't confuse them with the ideas from others
Use verbal punctuation to help audiences re-focus
Ask questions to audiences
#Time & place
11am is a good time for the 1st lecture of the day
The place should have good lighting condition, should be cased and reasonably populated
#Tools: boards, props and slides
Chalks and boards are good for informing and teaching, slides are good for exposing
Chalks and boards are good for showing graphics. You can control the speed of talk to help audiences absorb contents, and use your hand to point a target on board
Empathetic Mirroring is the technique using props to help audiences think about abstract things using i.e. audiences can feel they are doing the writing and demonstration (blackboard, chalk)
Bad slides contain too many pages and too many words
Audiences can be tired to switch between slides and speaker if they far away from each other
How to create good slides: simplification. Audiences will pay less attention to the speaker if their slides contain too many words
Font size shouldn't be large enough for easy reading
Lazer pointer reduces the speakers' chance to engage (e.g. eye contact) with audiences, using sign-post in the slides instead
We humans only have one language processor (visual, reading, listening). Focus is key.
#Informing and Inspiring
Show your passion for the topic
An example of making a promise and showing passion
How to teach people how to think, provide them with:
The stories that they need to know
The questions that they need to ask about these stories
The mechanism to analyse these stories
The ways to put together stories
The ways to evaluate reliable stories
#Oral exams, Job Talks
People usually fail them because they fail to situate the context and fail to practice
Practice your talk with people who don't know you work
#Getting famous
Why should you care about getting famous because we want our work to be recognised and we need good communication skills to do that
How to get your presentation ideas to be remembered, we need to have: symbol, slogan, surprise, salient (ideas) and (tell a) story
#How to end a talk
Some examples on final slides, show what you have done (i.e. contributions) and give audiences the time to read them!
#Final words
A joke, his colleagues always end a talk with a joke, so people think they have had fun all the time :)
The phrase "thank you" is a weak move, "thank you for listening" is even worse, it suggests that people listen to your talk because their politeness
Some great endings without saying "thank you"
Salute the audiences

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Using Alexa for Business to Securely Access Program Management Status
8/9/20200 Comments


On #ThisisMyArchitecture, learn how Lockheed Martin worked with AWS to solve several business challenges, including pronunciation issues for acronyms by using Amazon #DynamoDB. https://go.aws/2P2zh64

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Data Wrangling: 101 Sources for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Jeff Daniels
August 09, 2020
101 Sources for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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How Employers Can Overcome Their “Trust Gap” and Hire Great Technologists
Jeff Daniels
February 10, 2020
The best fit for a tech position is a candidate who’s done the same job before, right? Maybe not, says CEO, award-winning author and social innovator Charles Easton. In this episode of Technologist Talk, Charles explains how employers seeking to fill jobs working with technology must learn to trust qualification beyond specific experience.

“A confidence gap is what the potential employee faces. The person who is in training or doesn’t know if they can be in this field. And on the other side it’s a trust gap. An employer doesn’t know whether they can trust this person who they might hire, because they’re so green and they don’t necessarily have all the requirements they were looking for. In their mind, it’s about managing their risk.” Charles Eaton, CEO, Creating IT Futures Listen now.

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[MIT] How to turn digital transformation into a capability
Jeff Daniels
February 10, 2020
According to MIT’s Professor Westerman, leaders should focus on three major areas:

Change the vision.
Help people see a reason to change and how they can play a role in making it happen. Great visions paint a clear picture of a better company—one that is better for customers and employees. He cites the compelling example of DBS Bank, which once had the lowest customer satisfaction ratings among Singapore’s top five banks. Leadership set out to radically change the situation and created a vision to “make banking joyful,” and promoted the vision widely. They set a goal to save customers 100 million hours of wait time by fixing processes and introducing new features at typically bottlenecked touchpoints. They empowered employees to suggest innovations that would reduce wait time. A few years later, DBS had saved more than 200 million hours of customer wait time … and it soon thereafter became the highest-rated bank by customer satisfaction.

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Computer Science in the 1990's
Jeff Daniels
January 11, 2020
I graduated in Computer Science in the 1990’s.
When I took a
systems design, there was no cloud.
programming class, there was no Kotlin, Python, iOS/Swift.
database design, NoSQL did not exist.
statistics class, there was no analytics, no big data.
operating systems class, there was no x86 hypervisor.
cybersecurity class, there was none!
Technology changes. Adapt and change.

Glad to be a part of it
@jeffdaniels

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Our Favorite Books of 2018
Jeff Daniels
January 07, 2019
My top books of 2018 include:

1. Transformational Leadership: How Teams Change Teams, Companies, & Organizations
2. The art of thinking clearly
3. Prediction Machines: the Simple Economics of Artifical Intelligence
4. Life After Google
5. Into the Black: The Extrodinary Untold Story of the 1st Flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia and the Astronauts Who Flew Her

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Are Innovation Assassins Aiming at You?
Jeff Daniels
January 06, 2019
5 characteristics to counter "innovation assassins" in the workplace
State what you are transforming & why
in < 2 minutes
using no corporate speak
inspiring the team
and easily repeated by peers

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Tags: Open Innovation, Leadership, Culture

Introducing the British Blockchain Association Journal
Jeff Daniels
January 06, 2019
​Interested in #Blockchain research? I am editor and reviewer along with a distinguished research team Check out our open access journal https://www.britishblockchainassociation.org/jbba ⁦@Brit_blockchain⁩ #DigitalTransformation #jeffdaniels #techmgmt #CloudComputing

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[MIT] How to turn digital transformation into a capability 2/10/20200 Comments According to MIT’s Professor Westerman, leaders should focus on three major areas: Change the vision. Help people see a reason to change and how they can play a role in making it happen. Great visions paint a clear pic
Jeff Daniels
October 24, 2015
Presented on Cybersecurity and industrial control systems, Internet of Things with colleagues from IBM and FIU

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Anecdotes about the Skunkworks
Jeff Daniels
September 12, 2014
his treasure is from Ben Rich's book Skunkworks.

Ben told Kelly about his plan to attend a 13-week advance program at Harvard Business School, which was only available to 150 carefully selected executives. Kelly wrote Ben a glowing recommendation, but still insisted that it would be a complete waste of Ben’s time.

"I’ll teach you all you need to know about running a company in one afternoon, and we’ll both go home early to boot. You don’t need Harvard to teach you that it’s more important to listen than to talk. You can get straight As from all your Harvard profs, but you’ll never make the grade unless you’re decisive: even a timely wrong decision is better than no decision. The final thing you need to know is don’t half-heartedly wound problems – kill them dead. That’s all there is to it. Now you can run this (excerpt) place. Now, go home and pour yourself a drink."

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Inside the Top Secret Skunkworks (Popular Mechanics)
Jeff Daniels
September 12, 2014

October 1994 Article by Stuart Brown. He interviews Ben Rich and discusses the SR-71 and working with Kelly Johnson.

http://stuartfbrown.com/articles/Brown_Skunk-Works.pdf

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Prominent Business Management Thinkers
Jeff Daniels
September 12, 2014
Prominent Business Management Thinkers
Outline of selected authors from the book The Ultimate Business Library: 50 Books That Made Management (Ultimates) by Stuart Crainer

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Tags: Business Strategy, Leadership, Management

Johnny Appleseed & the Intergalactic Cloud
LinkedIn
September 05, 2014
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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HBR/Verizon Survey Respondents: ''Cloud Provides a Competitive Advantage''
Jeff Daniels
July 06, 2014
70 Percent of 527 Survey Respondents Say Cloud Reduces Complexity

New research from Harvard Business Review (HBR) shows the connection between the use of cloud computing and increased business agility and competitive advantage. The research, which was sponsored by Verizon Enterprise Solutions, surveyed 527 HBR readers from large and mid-size organizations around the world. The goal was to understand what businesses and government organizations think about cloud and how that thinking impacts adoption and perceived value of cloud.

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Revised Bloom's Taxonomy
Jeff Daniels
June 14, 2014
Among other modifications, Anderson and Krathwohl’s (2001) revision of the original Bloom’s taxonomy (Bloom & Krathwohl, 1956) redefines the cognitive domain as the intersection of the Cognitive Process Dimension and the Knowledge Dimension.




This document offers a three-dimensional representation of the revised taxonomy of the cognitive domain. Although the Cognitive Process and Knowledge dimensions are represented as hierarchical steps, the distinctions between categories are not always clear-cut. For example, all procedural knowledge is not necessarily more abstract than all conceptual knowledge; and an objective that involves analyzing or evaluating may require thinking skills that are no less complex than one that involves creating. It is generally understood, nonetheless, that lower order thinking skills are ubsumed by, and provide the foundation for higher order thinking skills.

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F-35 Achieves 16,000 Cumulative Flight Hours on May 16th, 2014
Jeff Daniels
May 16, 2014

The F-35 Lightning II aircraft fleet surpassed 16,000 cumulative flight hours through 30 April 2014. Test pilots at three locations flew a monthly record high 282 flight hours and 153 flights in April. In April, operational F-35s fleet-wide flew 812 hours. Cumulative totals for 2014 include 420 hours on F-35A test aircraft, 281 hours on F-35B test aircraft, and 222 hours on F-35C test jets. Operational F-35 pilots in all three variants have flown 2,790 hours for the year. Block 2B software flight science testing on the F-35A fleet is now nearly complete, and Block 3 software testing is expected to begin in mid 2014. Block 2B testing for the F-35B is expected to be completed later this year.

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#thisisFortWorth
Jeff Daniels
May 13, 2014
Monday's social media storm about Fort Worth started with a simple tweet. Fort Worth City Council member Joel Burns complained on Twitter to The Weather Channel that it should stop showing photos of Dallas when giving the Fort Worth forecast on its weather app. KERA story (here)

Twitter has erupted with the hastag #thisisfortworth

Below is my contribution.

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Identity and Access Management for the Cloud
Jeff Daniels
March 03, 2014
Dell has an Identity & Access Management for the Cloud paper out that validates my dissertation research in cloud computing and identity assurance.

The paper claims:
"Essentially, what is needed is a proxy between the consumer and the cloud provider that allows you to create and maintain levels of authorization and monitoring far beyond what is currently available from most providers. Once this proxy is in place, it is very easy to log every action users are taking. Having a user action log contributes to overall security, facilitates recovery and helps you pass compliance audits."

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Be Aggressive
Jeff Daniels
February 26, 2014
Re-commissioning of 725 Squadron, Royal Australian Navy prompted a new badge. The 50-year history of the squadron which is home to Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky MH-60R helicopters, is varied and colorful. There are commissions, and decommissions/disbands including radar and communications calibration exercises, air interception practice, towing, and search & rescue missions.

I love the new badge - it encompasses the history of Australia, the Aussie Navy, and flight.

When I was a competitive athlete, my father would often tell me to "Be Aggressive" on the field of play. He would certainly approve of the 725th

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Hate Your Job Title?
Jeff Daniels
February 13, 2014
Do you hate your job title?

I heard a presenter today make a statement "I am tired of hearing the word 'strategy'. It's my least favorite word and I am sick of hearing about it."

What is his job title? Chief Strategy Officer.

To the audience, we immediately wondered why he would take a job with the word he hates in the job title.

For this young presenter, the conflict between job title, organization, and personal interest will cause problems. There is no harmony between his work and personal preference or interest.

Tired of strategy? Don't take a strategy focused job.

Tired of hearing about finance? Don't take a chief finance officer position.

Tired of the term mobility? You get the picture.

Make your work your passion. When I talk about my work, I get energized and excited to tell others.

If we are at odds with an assignment, role, or job title, let's work to change it.

Some ideas to find jobs that align with our passion

Take stretch assignments
Volunteer in new areas, organizations
Enroll in classes - after hours learning, MOOCs, degree programs
The summary is enjoy your work, if you don't seek work that is pleasing and rewarding.

-Jeff

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Remember Professor Chris Argyris, Father of Organizational Learning
Jeff Daniels
December 03, 2013
Obituary for Chris Argyris (1923 –2013), father of Organizational Learning From the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL)

We are writing to you in memory of Chris Argyris, the father of organizational learning, who died on November 16, 2013. Diana Smith, a long-time SoL member and colleague of Chris Argyris remembers his work and his legacy. We are all deeply saddened by this loss.

Chris Argyris (1923 –2013)

On November 16th, Chris Argyris died peacefully, surrounded by his family after living a full and meaningful life. During his 90 years, Chris served in World War II, produced over 30 books and 150 articles, taught at Yale’s School of Management and at Harvard’s Business School and Graduate School of Education, served on the Boards of the Monitor Group and Greenwich Research Associates, and earned 14 honorary doctorates. He leaves behind a body of work and a community of inquiry that will forever shape how we think about leaders, organizations, theory-building, research, and practice.

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Ten Most Popular ACM Online Books by Specialization
Jeff Daniels
November 20, 2013
Ten Most Popular ACM Online Books
by Area of Specialization

1. Agile Development
Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

2. Android Programming
Programming Android

3. Big Data
Hadoop in Action

4. Cybersecurity
CISSP Video Course (Video)

5. Databases
NoSQL Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Emerging World of Polyglot Persistence

6. Java
Java: How to Program

7. Mathematics/Statistics
R in a Nutshell

8. Python
Head First Python

9. Software Design
Head First Design Patterns

10. Web Development
Pro jQuery

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Business Etiquette: 3 Simple Reminders
Jeff Daniels
February 04, 2013
In the age of multimillion dollar business deals being made in turtlenecks, sneakers, and jeans, one might think "etiquette" is no longer applicable. The very mention of the word "etiquette" evokes a Victorian-era clothes, stiff posture, and proper pronunciation of each syll-a-ble.

In reality, etiquette still has a place in the boardroom, the cubicle, and the workplace. The following etiquette "reminders" (I hesitate to call them rules) apply to all work environment settings.

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Cyber Reading List for National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Jeff Daniels
October 11, 2012
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is observed in October to drive awareness about our role in reducing cyber threat and staying secure.

Today, organizations are more dependent than ever on the vast worldwide network of computers, data, and websites that support internal and external transactions, communications, and more. Increased connectivity can bring about greater risk of theft, fraud, and abuse. It is important that organizations ensure their information and infrastructure are secure, reliable, and resilient.

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Future of Credentialing
Jeff Daniels
October 04, 2012
The founder of the Khan Academy asks, "what if we were to separate the teaching and credentialing roles of universities?"

He continues the idea to say there would be "rigorous, internationally recognized assessments that measured your understanding in proficiency in various fields."

Those exist today. Consider the technical, information systems, computer science field. A quick search reveals no less than 130+ tool or technology specific certifications for IT professionals. These range from operating systems to cyber security to application specific credentials. There are many more by profession including human resources, systems engineering, systems architecture, and program manager disciplines. The Professional Engineer credential is another distinguished certification.

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Oracle Embracing the Cloud
Jeff Daniels
October 01, 2012
Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle just announced that Oracle was launching a brand new cloud computing service. Think for a minute how profound this is given Ellison's resistance to cloud computing since 2008.

In 2008, Ellison had some sharp words about the subject:
"The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we've redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do. I can't think of anything that isn't cloud computing with all of these announcements. The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women's fashion. Maybe I'm an idiot, but I have no idea what anyone is talking about. What is it? It's complete gibberish. It's insane. When is this idiocy going to stop?"

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@jeffdaniels on Twitter - latest posts
Jeff Daniels
August 21, 2012
"I get chills when I hear @jeffdaniels report things."
"I am also finding @jeffdaniels attractive."
"@jeffdaniels is incredible."
@jeffdaniels is amazing!
@jeffdaniels brilliantly smart and smarter.

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Texas or Mars?
Jeff Daniels
August 20, 2012
I've been following the Mars landing of NASA's Curiosity. The images being transmitted back to earth are nothing short of amazing. The landscape of Mars is very clear in many of the photos and Wired Magazine has done a fantastic job covering the story, especially sharing the images.

Below are two pictures along the Southwestern border of Texas and one from Curiosity on Mars. Some similarities - if the USA plans a manned Mars mission, Texans would be an obvious choice, plus we have Mission Control in Houston :)

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Is Your Silence Hurting the Company?
Jeff Daniels
March 19, 2012
Ever heard the saying, "better to keep silent and be thought a fool, than speak up and remove all doubt?"

How many times have we sat through a meeting and thought, "I know the answer to this problem," but keep quiet. Maybe the team thrashes around a bit and ends the call. The problem remains and the opportunity to resolve it has passed.

Why are we quiet?

Why not speak up?

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5 Reasons to keep the business card
Jeff Daniels
March 18, 2012
The LA Times has a story about how business cards are not appealing to digital folks, particularly in Generation Y (people in their 20s and 30s). One so-called expert says, "They absolutely gravitate toward products that help them do things really efficiently. It's time-consuming to organize business cards — and not portable." Really, since when are business cards not portable?

Publishers cite decreased sales of business cards. Generation Y doesn't see the point of business cards. I submit there are still reasons to keep business cards in the digital society.

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Technology, Management Quotes, Shoulda known better!
Jeff Daniels
March 13, 2012


"Physics, as we know it, will be over in six months." -- Max Born, 1928

"Flight by machines heavier than air is impractical and insignificant, if
not utterly impossible."
-- Simon Newcomb, Director, U.S. Naval Observatory, 1902

"Aerial flight is one of that class of problems with which man will never
be able to cope."
-- Simon Newcomb, 1903

"The popular mind often pictures gigantic flying machines speeding across
the Atlantic carrying innumerable passengers in a way analogous to our
modern steam ships. . . it seems safe to say that such ideas are wholly
visionary and even if the machine could get across with one or two
passengers the expense would be prohibitive to any but the capitalist who
could use his own yacht."
-- William Henry Pickering, Astronomer, 1910

"A popular fantasy is to suppose that flying machines could be used to drop dynamite on the enemy in time of war."
-- William H. Pickering, Director, Harvard College Observatory, 1908

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"Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value."
-- Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre

"Landing and moving about on the moon offers so many serious problems for human beings that it may take science another 200 years to lick them."
-- Science Digest, 1948

"The aeroplane is the invention of the devil and will never play any part in such a serious business as the defence of a nation."
-- Sir Sam Hughes, Canadian Minister of Defence, 1914
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More good quotes on technology that failed: http://zimmer.csufresno.edu/~fringwal/stoopid.lis

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Visionary: Norm Augustine
Jeff Daniels
March 13, 2012

“The bottom line is that the things engineers do have consequences, both positive and negative, sometimes unintended, often widespread, and occasionally irreversible."

-Norm Augustine

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Adjunct Professor, Fastest Growing Job Title
Jeff Daniels
March 13, 2012
The Economist has a new story out stating an analysis of linkedin job titles shows that adjunct instructor is the fastest growing job title. The Economist also called adjuncts: "an ill-paid, overworked species of academic."

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NSF Report: Cloud Computing Research Direction
Jeff Daniels
February 13, 2012
On 12-February-2012, the NSF (National Science Foundation) released a report on cloud computing research. The NSF calls cloud computing a vital area in which to continue research investments. Among the topics highlighted by NSF:
Cloud Architectures and Systems
Network Support for Clouds
Data Portability, Consistency, Availability, and Management
Programming Models for Clouds
Fault Masking in the Clouds
Cloud Security, Privacy,and Auditing
Cloud Debugging, Certification, Diagnosis,and Update
Cloud Self-Monitoring and Autonomic Control
Cloud Inter-Operability and Standardization
Green Clouds
Cloud test beds

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Project Manage your Career
Jeff Daniels
January 30, 2012
Good advice from CommPro blog on tuning up your career management skills for 2012. Many of us have heard these things before. It's a good reminder to review. The difference is putting these items in action and pushing for results in these domains.

I made my own list building off theirs


1. Take responsibility. - Don't blame the previous assignee, other teams, or factors. Just get it done.

2. Have a career strategy. - technical vs management, long-term vs short-term

3. Your goals vs. company’s goals. - are they complimentary? the harmonious place will be where both benefit from the results of shared or compatible goals

4. Know your customer. - In-house, horizontal, cross-business functional, etc. Understand their demands, industry constraints, competition. For example, if your customer is the FedGov, it's focused on Affordability

5. Publish. - Gold-star journal is the goal, but there are other mediums that can help with career progression. An endorsement, a write-up for a volunteer activity, department newsletter, speak on a topic.

6. Be a team-player. - Yes, it's still relevant; probably now more than ever given a smaller workforce and the inability for a maverick approach to "go it alone."

7. Be multi-functional. - The "analyst" role seems to be expanding as organizations "do more with less staff." For techies, learn the business-side of the house in a Technical Program Manager role; for business leaders, consider building up new skills such as cloud computing, columnar/in-memory databases.

8. Volunteer to develop your skills. - Participate in student development competitions, exchange study program materials with co-workers, seek out grants, and scholarship funding. Teach.

9. Mentor. - Another buzzword. Consider mentoring with colleagues at the peer level. Set up monthly exchanges with a trusted group of peers and help each other.

10. Network, network, network. - Dale Carnegie. 'nuff said

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What recruiters are really asking in the interview
Jeff Daniels
January 26, 2012
All of us have read the "oddball interview question" articles. They are aplenty on the web, get lots of hits when posted, and they are getting quite tiresome (hasn't everyone read them by now?).

In contrast, ACM has a great article written by Jayne Mattson on what HR recruiters are looking to answer. She says they are trying to determine the following:
Can this person do the job?
Will he do the job
Will he fit in with the company culture?

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Speeding up the Internet, Reducing Latency
Jeff Daniels
January 25, 2012
Yuchung Cheng from Google's Make The Web Faster Team has a new post on how to improve the "workhorse of the Internet", the TCP protocol.

Cheng's ideas focus on reducing latency by reducing the number of round trips a packet takes.

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Tags: Cloud, Emerging Technology, Social

The Cuckoo's Egg
Jeff Daniels
January 24, 2012
first read Clifford Stoll's book in the early 90's and was fascinated by his gripping tale of chasing an intruder through global military networks. If you are interested in cybersecurity, ethical hacking, computers, or just enjoy a great tale of espionage, this is a great book!

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Retuning Skills for the Cloud
Jeff Daniels
January 24, 2012
What kind of skills will you need to be competitive in the cloud computing environment?

CIO has an article about what changes may occur and the skills required to be a technically effective in the cloud computing domain.

I summarized the key points below:
Application Developers - learn new APIs, Non-relational DBs
Systems Administrators - less about running server, more about running environment
Architects - Bring together knowledge of cloud computing, enterprise architecture, storage, networking and virtualization
Capacity Planners - shorter forecast, quicker turnaround
Vendor Managers - Different cost models, contracts impact pricing

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Delayed Doctorates and Jobs
Jeff Daniels
January 24, 2012
Scott Jaschnik from InsideHigherEd writes about a recent study by Jeffrey A. Groen of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
and Cornell University which found found "that that the impact on time to degree in the humanities and social sciences is seen three to six years after the job market changes in various academic disciplines."

After years of coursework, training, and preparation, the doctoral student sits for prelims (or comps) and upon passing enters candidacy. At this point, a good portion of the research study is self-directed and the candidate is left to manage the project, meet deadlines, and deal with impacts to the research. All the while, maintaining a semblance of work-life-school balance. As the dissertation defense looms closer, candidates will be looking ahead to completion of the program, graduation, and the job market.

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Tags: Edtech, Emerging Technology, Management

5 things in college that you shouldn’t take for granted (USAToday)
Jeff Daniels
January 03, 2012

In USA Today, St. Joseph's College senior Ashley Santucci shares five things in college not to be taken for granted.
1. Campus Events
2. Textbooks
3. Professors (yes!)
4. Career Centers
5. Walking around campus

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Calling all Architects - TOGAF 9.1 Released
Jeff Daniels
January 03, 2012
TOGAF 9.1 – Now Available in Architecting the Enterprise Course Material Architecting the Enterprise is pleased to announce that from the 3rd of January 2012 all our training will be delivered using TOGAF version 9.1 which was released by the Open Group on December 1st, 2011.

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Kindle Fire Internet Connection Solved
Jeff Daniels
December 29, 2011
ere's how I solved the issue.

Problem:
Kindle Fire (KF) would connect to the local wireless network, but not access the Internet.

Condition:
Other wireless devices (iphone 4, blackberry, itouch, laptops, etc) would connect to the local area network and get out to the Internet/Web. The KF had no Internet access.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, IoT, Mobility

Martin & Company, Orlando, FL
Jeff Daniels
November 19, 2011
The original Glenn L. Martin Company (heritage company to Lockheed Martin) building. Martin later merged with American Marietta Company in 1961 and became Martin Marietta.

The facility below is located off Sand Lake Road & Kirkman Road in Orlando, Florida. It was built in 1956-1958 for the Army's Pershing tactical ballistic missile and later the Patriot defense missile. One of the last contracts I worked on was the Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared System for Night (LANTIRN) Target and Navigation Pods. These were mounted on F-14's as an upgrade to their weapons systems.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, IoT, Mobility

National Jukebox, Library of Congress
Jeff Daniels
November 19, 2011
Did you know the USA has a National Jukebox? The Library of Congress has converted over 10,000 audio recordings between 1901-1925 over the past two years.

My young daughter recently asked me, "Daddy were you alive during Roosevelt's presidency?" I laughed. I must seem older than dirt to her.

Browsing the jukebox, I found a speech by Teddy Roosevelt. Other notable political speakers include Taft, Harding, Woodrow Wilson, and William Jennings Bryan.

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Tags: Culture, Emerging Technology, Social

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) – December 4-10, 2011
Jeff Daniels
November 17, 2011
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek)
December 4-10, 2011 – is a call to action to share information and offer activities that will advocate for computing and elevate computer science education for students at all levels. Everyone can participate!

Some ideas for College and Higher Ed professors:
Offer Engaging Computational Thinking Courses for Non-Majors
Visit youth in formal and informal settings
Host an Open House at Your College or University for High School Students
Entice Non Majors and Community College Students to Learn about Computer Science

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Deep Dive: The Proven Method for Building Strategy, Focusing Your Resources, and Taking Smart Action
Jeff Daniels
November 16, 2011
Horwath's book was just recommended to me. I plan on reading it soon (perhaps on the Kindle Fire?). The reviews are fantastic and call the work "simple", but effective way to focus limited resources and to implement a strategy. Horwath opens the book with "85% of executive leadership spends less than an hour a month discussing strategy."

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NIST Guidelines on Security and Privacy in Public Cloud Computing
Jeff Daniels
November 16, 2011
Interesting draft from NIST on Security and Privacy Guidelines for Cloud Computing. Researchers have found that "organizational identification and authentication framework may not naturally extend into the cloud and extending or changing the existing framework to support cloud services may be difficult." (Chow et al., 2009)

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Top Cloud Computing Events and Conferences for 2012
Jeff Daniels
November 10, 2011

Events Scheduled for 2012
Cloud Expo 2012 – June 11-14- NYC – http://cloudcomputingexpo.com/

CLOUDCON 2012 – February 13-16, 2012 – Santa Clara, CA – http://www.cloudconnectevent.com/santaclara/

ICNC 2012 – January 30- February 2 – Maui, HI – http://www.conf-icnc.org/

CloudCon Expo – July 11-13, 2012 – San Francisco, CA – http://www.cloudconexpo.com/

Cloud Security Alliance Innovation Conference 2012 – January 26 – Silicon Valley, CA – https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/events/csa-innovation-conference-2012/

Cloud Identity Summit 2012 – July – Vail, CO – http://www.cloudidentitysummit.com/

IDGA 3rd Annual Cloud Computing for DoD & Government – February 21-23 – Washington DC – http://www.cloudcomputingevent.com/Event.aspx?id=619576

2012 Cloud Computing & Virtualization Conference & Expo – http://govcloudconference.com/Events/2011/Home.aspx

Parallels Summit 2012 – Profit from the Cloud – February 14-16 – Orlando, FL – http://www.parallels.com/summit/2012/

Cloud Fair Conference 2012 – April 17 – 19, 2012 – Seattle, WA – http://www.cloudfairconference.com/

Cloud/Gov 2012 – February 16, Washington DC – http://www.siia.net/cloudgov/2012/

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What I Learned from Smokin' Joe Frazier
Jeff Daniels
November 08, 2011
Legendary boxer Joe Frazier died at age 67. NPR did a story on his life and career. Smokin' Joe has some great lessons for us, for not only is he a boxer, he is a teacher.

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Study: IT's Future Lies with Cloud Computing, Security and Mobile
Jeff Daniels
November 07, 2011
CIO Magazine reports:
Cloud computing, security and the mobile space hold the most growth potential in the coming years, according to IT professionals surveyed by tech staffing firm Modis.

No kidding?
Efficient (and/or affordable), secure, accessible. I don't really see anything new here. We did not need a new study to confirm these are potential growth areas. One can look at the recent and current strategic plans of the FedGov, DoD, and industry leaders to confirm.

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Why Defense Stocks Could get Crushed in Coming Years (Sterman)
Jeff Daniels
November 05, 2011
Townhall's David Sterman paints a gloomy picture for the defense industry starting 23-November when Congress is slated to the Super-Committee recommendations on federal spending budget cuts. The recommendation is likely to include $454B in defense spending reductions, on top of a previously agreed to $350B

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Tags: Business Strategy, Cloud, Digital Transformation

Google to Index Facebook Posts
Jeff Daniels
November 05, 2011
According to a new story, Google will begin indexing Facebook posts. In the story, Scott Gilbertson @wired says, "any time you use a Facebook comment form on a other sites, or a public page within Facebook, those comments will be indexed by Google. The new indexing plan isn’t just about Facebook comments, but applies to nearly any content that’s previously been accessible only through an HTTP POST request."

This is important for many reasons, not the least of which, a 2009 study found "45% Employers use Facebook-Twitter to screen job candidates."

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F-35 Flight Test Progress (2011)
Jeff Daniels
November 04, 2011
Flight test progress 2011 Flight test totals as of Nov. 4:
Total flights: 837
F-35A conventional takeoff and landing: 407
F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing: 296
F-35C carrier variant: 134
Program lifetime (including AA-1 and production aircraft): 1,428
View reports from April 4, May 11, June 14, July 25, and Sept. 20.
More, including video: https://www.f35.com/building-the-f-35/testing/flight-tests.aspx?ESRC=sm_deftech.nl

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What Successful People Do Differently (HBR)
Jeff Daniels
November 04, 2011

Klout: I'm influential on teeth, technology, spirituality
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Checked out Klout service. The idea is portray how influential one is within their network and to portray how others influence you. The data is collected through social networks and give a "score" based on the findings.

The service also identifies 5 topics one is "influential on." I consider myself well-read in some aspects of technology as well as religion and spirituality. However, I have never been to Reno nor Yale. I do not know much about teeth and orthodontology (aside from avoiding the dentist lately).

I don't have much faith in klout's ability to determine if I am influential or authoritative on a topic. It's an interesting concept, but in reality, our sphere of influence is much greater than twitter and other social network mediums.
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Flight test progress 2011 Flight test totals as of Nov. 4:
Total flights: 837
F-35A conventional takeoff and landing: 407
F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing: 296
F-35C carrier variant: 134
Program lifetime (including AA-1 and production aircraft): 1,428
View reports from April 4, May 11, June 14, July 25, and Sept. 20.
More, including video: https://www.f35.com/building-the-f-35/testing/flight-tests.aspx?ESRC=sm_deftech.nl

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Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. has a new HBR ideacast on what successful people do differently.
Get specific.
Seize the moment to act on your goals.
Know exactly how far you have left to go.
Be a realistic optimist.
Focus on getting better, rather than being good.
Have grit.
Build your willpower muscle.
Don't tempt fate.
Focus on what you will do, not what you won't do.

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Systems Engineering Defined
Jeff Daniels
November 03, 2011
Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary process that ensures that the customer's needs are satisfied throughout a system's entire life cycle. This process is comprised of the following seven tasks.
State the problem. Stating the problem is the most important systems engineering task. It entails identifying customers, understanding customer needs, establishing the need for change, discovering requirements and defining system functions.
Investigate alternatives. Alternatives are investigated and evaluated based on performance, cost and risk.
Model the system. Running models clarifies requirements, reveals bottlenecks and fragmented activities, reduces cost and exposes duplication of efforts.
Integrate. Integration means designing interfaces and bringing system elements together so they work as a whole. This requires extensive communication and coordination.
Launch the system. Launching the system means running the system and producing outputs -- making the system do what it was intended to do.
Assess performance. Performance is assessed using evaluation criteria, technical performance measures and measures -- measurement is the key. If you cannot measure it, you cannot control it. If you cannot control it, you cannot improve it.
Re-evaluation. Re-evaluation should be a continual and iterative process with many parallel loops.
This process can be summarized with the acronym SIMILAR (Bahill and Gissing, 1998).

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Leading as if Your Life Depended on it
Jeff Daniels
November 03, 2011
Col. Tom Kolditz, author ofIn Extremis Leadership: Leading as if your Life Depended on it shares 4 characteristics of effective leaders in extremely difficult situations:
Understand Motivation
Focus on Learning
Have a Common Lifestyle with Followers
Demonstrate Competence and Loyalty

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The Clam Chowder Hetereogenous Example
Jeff Daniels
November 02, 2011
Sometimes food analogies serve as the best illustrations. Last week I was explaining distributed computing systems with terminology we've used for years: homogenous and heterogeneous. I shared a a wikipedia entry for my colleague and we found it has the best illustration for describing heterogeneity: clam chowder!

Conversely, if you live in a dairy farm (like I do), or have been around a dairy, you know that fresh from the farm milk is not consistent when you milk it. Fresh milk in the pail separates into different "layers", namely, the cream rises to the top. Mass producers and milk distributors "homogonize" the milk, making it more consistent. Most of the milk you buy in the store is homogenized or ultra-homogenized these days.

Definitions (from wiki)
heterogeneous. It is the nature of opposition, or contrariety of qualities. Pertaining to the sciences, it is a substance that is diverse in kind or nature; composed of diverse parts
homogeneous. Pertaining to the sciences, it is a substance where all the constituents are of the same nature; consisting of similar parts, or of elements of the like nature

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Who can you trust in the cloud? A review of security issues within cloud computing
Jeff Daniels
October 25, 2011
John Roberts and Wasim Al-Hamdani presented on cloud security in the InfoSecCD '11 Proceedings of the 2011 Information Security Curriculum Development Conference.
Interesting resources in the bibliography section:

Y. Chen, V. Paxson, and R. Katz. What's New About Cloud Computing Security? Technical Report UCB/EECS-2010-5, Berkeley, 2010
Pianese, F., Bosch, P., Alessandro, D., Janssens, N., Stathopoulos, T., and Steiner, M. 2010. Toward a Cloud Operating System. Network Operations and Management Symposium Workshops (NOMS Wksps).
Jensen, M., Schwenk, J., Gruschka, N., and Iacono, L. 2009. On technical Security Issues in Cloud Computing. IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing.
Geer, D. 2009. The OS Faces a Brave New World. IEEE Computer Society Volume 42, issue 10 p. 15--17.
Ertaul, L. and Singhal, S. 2009. Security Challenges in Cloud Computing. California State University, East Bay. Academic paper http://www.mcs.csueastbay.edu/~lertaul/Cloud%20Security%20CamREADY.pdf
T. Ristenpart, E. Tromer, H. Shacham, and S. Savage. "Hey, You, Get Off of My Cloud! Exploring Information Leakage in Third-Party Compute Clouds." ACM CCS 2009
A. Cavoukian, "Privacy in the clouds", in Springer Identity in the Information Society, Published online: 18 December 2008. http://www.ipc.on.ca/images/Resources/privacyintheclouds.pdf

Source: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2047458&CFID=57421764&CFTOKEN=12463119

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The Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative
Jeff Daniels
October 25, 2011
12 Initiatives Outlined by the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) launched by President George W. Bush
in National Security Presidential Directive 54/Homeland Security Presidential Directive 23 (NSPD-54/
HSPD-23) in January 2008.
Initiative #1. Manage the Federal Enterprise Network as a single network enterprise with Trusted Internet Connections.
Initiative #2. Deploy an intrusion detection system of sensors across the Federal enterprise
Initiative #3. Pursue deployment of intrusion prevention systems across the Federal enterprise.
Initiative #4: Coordinate and redirect research and development (R&D) efforts.
Initiative #5. Connect current cyber ops centers to enhance situational awareness.
Initiative #6. Develop and implement a government-wide cyber counterintelligence (CI) plan.
Initiative #7. Increase the security of our classified networks.
Initiative #8. Expand cyber education.
Initiative #9. Define and develop enduring “leap-ahead” technology, strategies, and programs.
Initiative #10. Define and develop enduring deterrence strategies and programs.
Initiative #11. Develop a multi-pronged approach for global supply chain risk management.
Initiative #12. Define the Federal role for extending cybersecurity into critical infrastructure domains.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/cybersecurity.pdf

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16 Business Practices That Need to be Killed (Gartner)
Jeff Daniels
October 25, 2011
CIO shares Gartner VP Ken McGee's 16 long-held business practices that need to be discontinued:

The short list of targeted items includes:

1. Stop recommending mega projects

2. Eliminate differences between CIO/CEO projects

3. Terminate projects that do not improve the income statement

4. Abandon CIO priorities that don't support CEO priorities

5. Stop recommending mega projects

6. Terminate existing apps that do not yield measurable business value

7. End the practice of putting the enterprise IT spending within the CIO budget

8. Abolish environment of little or no IT spending accountability

9. Eliminate IT caused business model disruption surprises

10. Kill cloud-a-phobia

11. Abandon level 1,2,3 tech support

12. Kill chargeback systems

13. Stop issuing competitive bids

14. Stop holding onto unfunded projects. Stop IT hoarders

15. End discrimination against behavioral skills around social sciences

16. End unbalanced support between back and front office

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Alliance Airshow Cancelled, 23 October, 2011
Jeff Daniels
October 23, 2011
The Fort Worth Alliance Airshow was cancelled on 23 October, 2011 due to weather conditions. The weather on Sunday was fantastic, but the parking lot was soaked. The muddy mess led to the cancellation of all performances due to unsafe conditions.
The Alliance Airshow staff does a great job planning for the event. I've been in attendance many years at the Captain's club, Flight Deck, and met many of my friends and colleagues in Fort Worth. The vendors, performers, and attendees wanted the show to go on.
As pilot Michael Rambo puts it, "just like flying, safety first."
See you next year!

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Netflix Approach to the Cloud: Simian Army
Jeff Daniels
October 20, 2011
Ariel Tseitlin and Yury Izrailevsky from Netflix share their approach to cloud adoption using "Simian Army" suite of tools.
Below are the definition of the various tools Netflix engineers created:

Chaos Monkey, a tool that randomly disables our production instances to make sure we can survive this common type of failure without any customer impact.

Latency Monkey induces artificial delays in our RESTful client-server communication layer to simulate service degradation and measures if upstream services respond appropriately. In addition, by making very large delays, we can simulate a node or even an entire service downtime (and test our ability to survive it) without physically bringing these instances down. This can be particularly useful when testing the fault-tolerance of a new service by simulating the failure of its dependencies, without making these dependencies unavailable to the rest of the system.

Conformity Monkey finds instances that don’t adhere to best-practices and shuts them down. For example, we know that if we find instances that don’t belong to an auto-scaling group, that’s trouble waiting to happen. We shut them down to give the service owner the opportunity to re-launch them properly.

Doctor Monkey taps into health checks that run on each instance as well as monitors other external signs of health (e.g. CPU load) to detect unhealthy instances. Once unhealthy instances are detected, they are removed from service and after giving the service owners time to root-cause the problem, are eventually terminated.

Janitor Monkey ensures that our cloud environment is running free of clutter and waste. It searches for unused resources and disposes of them.

Security Monkey is an extension of Conformity Monkey. It finds security violations or vulnerabilities, such as improperly configured AWS security groups, and terminates the offending instances. It also ensures that all our SSL and DRM certificates are valid and are not coming up for renewal.

10-18 Monkey (short for Localization-Internationalization, or l10n-i18n) detects configuration and run time problems in instances serving customers in multiple geographic regions, using different languages and character sets.

Chaos Gorilla is similar to Chaos Monkey, but simulates an outage of an entire Amazon availability zone. We want to verify that our services automatically re-balance to the functional availability zones without user-visible impact or manual intervention.

I like the approach of the Simian Army to simulate failures and keep systems healthy, responsive, and available. Two follow-on thoughts:
Is the Simian Army a suite of COTS tools, homegrown scripts, or a combination of COTS customized.
What are the results of testing and simulation using these tools?
Would be great to see this in a case study format or detailed journal paper.

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Chuck Yeager Breaks Sound Barrier 15 October, 1947
Jeff Daniels
October 15, 2011
American test pilot Chuck Yeager flew the X-1 aircraft, affectionately named "Glamorous Glennis" after his wife on October 14th, 1947. Yeager's historic flight signaled the first manned flight to break the sound barrier, launching the USA flight program ahead of Britain and Germany.

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The Role of CIO and CTO
Jeff Daniels
October 11, 2011
The primary role of the CIO is to provide policy direction, maintain the IT infrastructure of the organization, ensure proper security measures are followed, and to evaluate and control capital expenditures to facilitate the portfolio management of the organization. The graphic below illustrates a more detailed list of the functions of the CIO. Clinger-Cohen defines the general responsibilities

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NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture Released (Sept 2011)
Jeff Daniels
October 11, 2011
National Institute of Standards and Technology cloud computing standards roadmap released Sept. 13.

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Battleground email: 7 Ways to Respond to Snarky emails
Jeff Daniels
October 11, 2011
Russell Working over @ Ragan.com shares his techniques before responding to those snarky emails.
Instead of a scorched earth policy, try these tips to avoid a "reply-all firefight":

Re-Read the original message
Pause before sending hostilities
Respond in person, by phone
No cursing!
Chose words carefully
Limit emoticons, acronyms
Use reply all cautiously

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Behavioral Interviewing STAR Method
Jeff Daniels
October 11, 2011
The MIT Career Development Center shares the STAR method of interviewing. Behavioral interviews are replacing the general "tell me about yourself" approach. Behavioral interviews help interviewers assess the candidates responses given a specific situation.

STAR Method
Situation: give an example of a situation you were involved in that resulted in a positive outcome
Task: describe the tasks involved in that situation
Action: talk about the various actions involved in the situation’s task
Results: what results directly followed because of your actions
I used this approach during the dissertation research phase, proposal defense, and final defense. In the results section, it is particularly helpful to include measurable, quantifiable results (think cost reduction of 18%, defects decreased by 20%, sales increased by $1.2M).

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Family Things To Do in Weatherford, TX
Jeff Daniels
October 07, 2011
Searching for things to do with the Daniels girls and found this list. Every small town in America has a Dairy Queen. The list for Weatherford lists family activities #4 & #5 as a trip to the DQ!
Clark Gardens
Golf Outing
Mineral Wells State Park/Trailway (good idea)
Dairy Queen

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ASTRONAUT CANDIDATE CLASS OF 2013, Applications Accepted Fall 2011
Jeff Daniels
October 06, 2011

ASTRONAUT CANDIDATE CLASS OF 2013, Applications Accepted Fall 2011
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Calling all schoolteachers, doctors, scientists, adventurers, explorers, engineers. The first U.S. astronauts were selected in 1959, before human spaceflight operations began. Beginning Fall 2011, a new class of astronauts will be selected. Are you ready? Space awaits.....

NASA WILL ACCEPT APPLICATIONS IN THE FALL OF 2011 FOR AN ASTRONAUT CANDIDATE CLASS OF 2013. PLEASE CHECK THIS WEBSITE FOR UPDATES.
http://astronauts.nasa.gov/

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Favorite Texas City Names
Jeff Daniels
October 04, 2011
Texas is such a vast state and the history is mix of German, Spanish, Mexican, Polish, and Texican heritage there are many miles of stories, names, and places.
The list below represents some of colorful city names in the great state of Texas.

Need to be cheered up?
Happy, Texas 79042
Pep, Texas 79353
Smiley, Texas 78159
Paradise, Texas 76073
Rainbow, Texas 76077
Sweet Home, Texas 77987
Comfort, Texas 78013
Friendship, Texas 76530

Love the Sun?
Poolville, Texas 76487
Sun City, Texas 78628
Sunrise, Texas 76661
Sunset, Texas 76270
Sundown, Texas 79372
Sunray, Texas 79086
Sunny Side, Texas 77423

Want something to eat?
Bacon, Texas 76301
Noodle, Texas 79536
Oatmeal, Texas 78605
Turkey, Texas 79261
Trout, Texas 75789
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
Salty, Texas 76567
Rice, Texas 75155
Pancake, Texas 76538
Sweetwater, Texas 79556

Why travel to other cities? Texas has them all!
Atlanta, Texas 75551
Buffalo, Texas 75831
Detroit, Texas 75436
Colorado City, Texas 79512
Denver City, Texas 79323
Klondike, Texas 75448
Nevada, Texas 75173
Memphis, Texas 79245
Miami, Texas 79059
Boston, Texas 75570
Santa Fe, Texas 77517
Tennessee Colony, Texas 75861
Reno, Texas 75462
Feel like traveling outside the country? Stay "in-country" with Texas
Athens, Texas 75751
Canadian, Texas 79014
China, Texas 77613
Dublin, Texas 76446
Egypt, Texas 77436
Ireland, Texas 76538
Turkey, Texas 79261
London, Texas 76854
New London, Texas 75682
Paris, Texas 75460
No need to travel to Washington D.C.
Whitehouse, Texas 75791
We even have a city named after our planet!
Earth, Texas 79031
And even another planet:
Venus, Texas 76084
And a city named after our State!
Texas City, Texas 77590
Exhausted?
Energy, Texas 76452
Cold?
Blanket, Texas 76432
Winters, Texas
Like to read about History?
Santa Ana, Texas
Goliad, Texas
Alamo, Texas
Gun Barrel City, Texas
Robert Lee, Texas
Need Office Supplies?
Staples, Texas 78670
You guessed it… it’s on the state line:
Texline, Texas 79087
Texarkana, Texas 75507

For the kids…
Kermit, Texas 79745
Elmo, Texas 75118
Nemo, Texas 76070
Tarzan, Texas 79783
Winnie, Texas 77665
Sylvester, Texas 79560

Other city names in Texas to make you smile…
Frognot, Texas 75424
Bigfoot, Texas 78005
Hogeye, Texas 75423
Cactus, Texas 79013
Notrees, Texas 79759
Best, Texas 76932
Veribest, Texas 76886
Kickapoo, Texas 75763
Dime Box, Texas 77853
Old Dime Box, Texas 77853
Telephone, Texas 75488
Telegraph, Texas 76883
Whiteface, Texas 79379
Twitty, Texas 79079
Other favorites…
Cut n Shoot, Texas
Gun Barrell City, Texas
Hoop And Holler, Texas
Ding Dong, Texas
Muleshoe, Texas
Wizard Wells, Texas

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Kitchen Cabinet of Mentors
Jeff Daniels
September 23, 2011
Kitchen Cabinet of Mentors InsideHigherEd has a great post by Owen Stukowski today. Owen writes about the Kitchen Cabinet of Mentors:

Many higher education professionals find mentors with similar backgrounds to seek advice and test their ideas. Borrowing an idea from president Andrew Jackson, what if you create an informal cabinet of mentors from a set of diverse backgrounds? As we build a network of mentors, it is important to have a diversity of viewpoints and connections. Having a variety of mentors will serve as a strong sounding board for professional growth as we face different challenges. Five types of mentors are important to consider appointing to your mentorship cabinet. Each of these types of mentors can contribute a unique perspective to your professional and personal development.

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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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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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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

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

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

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Tags: Digital Transformation

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

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Tags: Digital Transformation

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

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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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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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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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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

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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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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Helpful AI Courses for 2021
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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Digital Transformation

Location: Virtual    Date Available: November 23rd, 2020    Fees: 1

Submission Date: November 23rd, 2020    Service Type: Service Offered

Review, advise digital transformation initiatives in the areas of digital manufacturing, enterprise resource planning, product lifecycle management, and manufacturing execution systems. Have chaired red team, tiger team, independent panels across defense, manufacturing, oil & gas, telecom, and high tech industries.

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Digital Transformation

Location: Virtual    Date Available: November 23rd, 2020    Fees: 1

Submission Date: November 23rd, 2020    Service Type: Service Offered

Review, advise digital transformation initiatives in the areas of digital manufacturing, enterprise resource planning, product lifecycle management, and manufacturing execution systems. Have chaired red team, tiger team, independent panels across defense, manufacturing, oil & gas, telecom, and high tech industries.

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