Hyperledger Indy Walkthrough Sequence

Here is a UML Sequence Diagram based on the Hyperledger Indy Walkthrough. This is my first attempt to summarize the sequence of events when an identity owner (“Alice”) attempts to make claims and have them validated by another party (“Acme Corp”, validator). The code is linked above. I appreciate your review and feedback, especially as […]

A Domain-Specific Architecture for Deep Neural Networks | September 2018 | Communications of the ACM

Moore’s Law is dead. Let’s not mince words. DRAM chips introduced in 2014 contained eight billion transistors. Chips with 16-billion will not be mass produced until 2019. At the very least, the growth exponent has flattened. Meanwhile, the company associated with Moore, Intel, is struggling to stay relevant with its CISC architecture. The RISC-based ARM […]

GitOps: A Path to More Self-service IT – ACM Queue

Some technological trends are consistent over time: Dematerialization: hardware that accomplishes the same functionality becomes smaller and lighter. Virtualization: hardware stacks are collapsed into software ones. Virtualization enables the configuration and implementation of such stacks in code. Infrastructure as Code (IaC): The corollary of the previous item. Automation: frequently performed tasks are automated to reduce […]

Do boring speakers really talk for longer?

This headline violates Betteridge’s Law of Headlines — Yes, boring speakers do drone on longer than interesting ones. Although brief, the article contains some good pointers to keep in mind for my upcoming presentation on Managing IT in 2019. “Dull talks at conferences can feel interminable.” — Read on www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06817-z

Let’s Stop Playing “Service Provider” and “Customer” – Tedder Consulting

Doug Tedder has accurately captured the general trend away from managing IT as distinct services published through a service catalog, captured from users as service requests, that deliver value to customers. These may still be useful as conceptual models, but relatively few organizations publish a service catalog in such a literal manner. What happens to […]

Demonstration of Data Analysis with Quantum Computing

It’s hard to miss the news on quantum computing. Breakthroughs in the last few years have demonstrated the opportunities and potential of quantum computing. The question is whether it will scale to more qbits while maintaining the stability of quantum entanglement. There are detractors, but it is too promising and far-reaching to ignore. The work […]

In a Bid to Compete, Apple Grows Fleet of Self-Driving Cars

Apple has a lot of work to do if it wants to compete with other companies in the self-driving car industry. Tesla already sells vehicles with semi autonomous systems, while automakers like General Motors are already giving rides in their self-driving cars. Meanwhile, Google and Waymo are testing their autonomous Chrysler Pacifica Minivan in San […]