Weekly Rewind: Top 10 Stories On CXOToday (Jan 8-13)

by CXOtoday News Desk    Jan 13, 2018

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In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible to keep track of everything. In fact, this week saw some exciting updates that will interest decision makers in business, analysts and tech enthusiasts from across the world which we bring before you.

Stories on Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, cloud computing, cyber security and robotics, continue to be the flavor of the week, as we have for you a host of articles on how these technologies are having a long term effect on various aspects of business.

We also bring to you our daily dose of news and analyses, interviews, case studies, infographics and expert columns like every week. So, if you have missed out any of our updates, do not worry. Here are some of the top stories of the week on CXOToday you would not want to miss.

Hyderabad To Host ‘Olympics Of IT Industry’

The World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) is hosting its international conference, World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT), along with Nasscom, in Hyderabad from February 19 to 21. The ‘Olympics of the IT industry’, as the conference is called, is coming to India for the first time. The focus of WCIT India 2018 will be ‘Fulling the Promise of Digital Age’.

Indian Railways On Track To Bigger Tech Innovation

India has the fourth longest railway network in the world and is at the cusp of a technology transformation. While it has invested heavily in upgradation over the decades,  in recent times, it has come up with a slew of  technological innovations in order to make railway journeys less mundane and ensure greater safety, as part of the government’s ambitious Digital India initiative. We highlight some of the very recent initiatives by the Indian Railways.

Top 5 SMB Tech Trends To Rule In 2018

SMBs are one of the most dynamic segments and are becoming much more aware of how integral technology is to business success in recent years. The year 2017 has been a spectacular one in the technology arena for the small and mid-sized companies and it will surely pick-up further this year. Here are five tech trends SMBs can look for in 2018.

What Aadhar Data Breach Means To Digital India And Its Citizens

No wonder, there are chances that you are feeling vulnerable if you have read about how data was made available for as low as Rs. 500. It’s not every day that critical details like biometrics, schooling details, address, and a number of other records were made available online, for as low an amount as Rs. 500. The human factor in cyber security is of utmost importance. Risky cyber security behaviors, attitudes towards cyber security in a business environment, and not paying attention towards these elements result in serious lapses.

Top IT Security Predictions of 2018

Technology has to a very large extent touched upon the way we live our lives today. Connected devices are all over the place and with it arises a new spectrum of security issues to be addressed. Franklyn Jones - VP Security Marketing at Juniper Networks observes some IT security trends that will be prevalent in 2018.

CES 2018: What’s In Store For The Enterprise?

The annual mega gadget event Consumer Electronics Show [CES 2018] starts in Las Vegas this week and is expected to pull in more than 170,000 people as around 4,000 exhibitors showcase their products and solutions. The official CES 2018 dates are January 9th to 12th and here’s what businesses and consumers can expect from the colossal conclave this year.

CIO Klub Chennai Chapter Marks Sixth anniversary

The Chennai chapter of CIO Klub recently completed six years since its inception in 2011. The occasion was marked by a grand anniversary celebration in the presence of over 100 CIOs and IT heads along with technology and solutions partners.The event also for the first time was attended by some of the members representing different chapters of CIO Klub across India. V Sendil Kumar, VP – IT, Shriram Value, President of CIO Klub Chennai chapter welcomed the audience and was positive on taking the chapter to next level by planning more knowledge sessions for CIOs.

Are We Waiting For A Bigger Cyber Attack To Strike In 2018?

Globally, a computer system is targeted every 40 seconds by cyber terrorists out of which every fifth computer system is in India and the average per annum damage due to these attacks is quantified to be around USD 10 billion. As they say prevention is better than cure. It is now time to implement robust framework for cyber security, conduct cyber security audits and make all possible efforts to ensure secure systems rather waiting for getting victimized by a cyberattack, writes Arpan Relan, Assistant Manager, Corporate Legal and Information Technology at International Business Advisors.

AI To Play A Decisive Role In Cyber Security

The new generations of malware and cyber-attacks that are difficult to detect with conventional cybersecurity protocols and require more dynamic approaches can rely on AI or ML and respond better to such complex threats. Sunil Gupta, President and Chief Operating officer Paladion Networks, and a veteran in this area discusses the complex yet very interesting role of AI in cyber security and risk management.

How AI Is Shaping The Future of Fintech

Given that there is growing need for faster and more accurate style of functioning of the fintech firms, various solutions have appeared recently in the form of artificial intelligence, chatbots (chatting robots), machine learning, mobile apps facilitating easier and faster transactions,  blockchains etc.Whether artificial intelligence is used as facilitating technology or as a part of regulatory system or blockchain technology used for bitcoin management, the fintech sector is witnessing drastic changes.