Data

Blockchain: Understanding a Software Technology That Will Advance New Solutions

The term “blockchain” – like cloud computing and IoT before it – keeps cropping up in new and different settings, yet few people still truly understand its operations or allure. Blockchain, most often linked to the digital currencies Bitcoin and Ethereum, serves as the foundation for many less publicized, but no less potentially valuable applications. … Read More >>

Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Data

How Today’s Cybersecurity Practices are Like the Railroads of the Civil War

** This op-ed first appeared in Morning Consult on October 3, 2017.** Imagine you live in the Civil War-era United States and the railroad is your primary means of long-distance transportation. In those days, the railway gauge (or, the distance between the rails on the track) varied widely. There wasn’t just one accepted standard – … Read More >>

Data, Industry

With Software, Every State’s a Tech Hub

Across the US, software empowers countless people and businesses, improving our lives each day in ways big and small. In Michigan, it’s reducing medical conflicts so Americans can live longer, healthier lives. In South Carolina, it’s improving transparency in police departments. In California, it’s helping design smarter and more sustainable infrastructure. Stories like these are … Read More >>

Cloud Computing, Data, Global Markets, Privacy

Privacy Shield: A Strong Framework for Transatlantic Digital Trade

The Privacy Shield agreement has already improved data protection and digital trade between the EU and the US in its first year, and that should continue, writes Victoria A. Espinel.

The Privacy Shield agreement has already improved data protection and digital trade between the EU and the US in its first year, and that should continue, writes Victoria A. Espinel.