Cyber Security in Digital Transformation, BMW moves to AWS, the Smart City Expo and More
Hello and Happy Thursday!
This week's newsletter features a cross-section of interesting articles and developments in the world of tech and digital transformation, including:
- Why cyber-security should be fundamental to your DX strategy
- The importance of back-office enhancements before major digital investments are made
- How Microsoft is boosting its Big Data credibility
- How BMW plans to move data from 20 million connected cars to the cloud
- Canada's big and transformative investment in wireless infrastructure
We've also highlighted a digital attendee option for an upcoming event focused on designing Smart Cities around the globe.
Plus, a podcast that explores how your company can become "Disruption Proof" by becoming "RAD" through innovation and automation.
And, finally, how CIOs can build teams and use data to save the world.
Aligning Cybersecurity With Transformation Strategies: Creating A Secure Foundation For Digital Innovation
As organisations transform, this inevitably creates additional attack surface which threat actors are quick to exploit. It is critical to prioritise cybersecurity within the overall digital transformation strategy in order to mitigate risks as the strategy is rolled out.
Back-Office Overhaul Critical to Digital Banking Transformation
For most financial institutions, digital banking transformation is taking much longer and costing far more than expected. Often, this is caused by focusing on ‘above the glass’ (UX) enhancements without the required back-office transformation.
Microsoft boosts Azure's big-data cred with flurry of database-related enhancements
Microsoft Corp.’s Azure cloud is getting boosted with an array of data-focused updates, with expanded capabilities for its Intelligent Data Platform and new functions in its main database offerings leading the way.
BMW will be the first automaker to use Amazon Web Services’ cloud platform - The Verge
The German automaker is signing on to use AWS’s software to process data from millions of its connected cars. BMW’s ‘Neue Klasse’ electric vehicles will be the first to feature the new data processing service.
Strengthening Canada’s position as a leader in 5G and digital innovation | Prime Minister of Canada
A great example of digital transformation in the government sector, as Canada announces a major investment in their wireless infrastructure: "an important step toward strengthening Canada’s wireless network, paving the way for new opportunities in innovative technology, including in the areas of clean energy, smart cities, precision agriculture, autonomous vehicles, and advanced telemedicine."
DIGITAL PROGRAM | SMART CITY EXPO WORLD CONGRESS & TOMORROW.MOBILITY WORLD CONGRESS 2022
Interested in digital transformation as it applies to smart cities?
This 2-day, digital-first program alongside the in-person event in Barcelona will take place from November15th-16th and will feature:
- Interviews and talks with world-renowned experts.
- Live showcase of game-changing solutions.
- Best bits of Smart City Expo & Tomorrow.Mobility events
- Connections with a 20,000+ digital audience made up by global city enthusiasts.
Becoming Disruption Proof
From the "Transform Now" podcast series, host Michael Marchuk talks with author and speaker, Brant Cooper - CEO of Moves the Needle, about his book "Disruption Proof". Brant discusses how "RAD" companies can weather the storms of the markets, but also how to leverage employees to build innovation into everything they do.
And Finally . . .
Sustainability and the CIO: how tech can save the world
Exploring the role of the CIO in developing climate conscious initiatives: "When the whole team, not just the tech team, can understand and analyse data in its context, they can then be empowered to make changes for the better."