For our 10th and final internal She-TO Boost post, we’re excited to present our Marketing Intern— Chloe. As our youngest team member, Chloe brings an exciting and positive energy to our Toronto office. She’s our social media guru, and she happily and effectively tackles each challenge that comes her way. She’s never seen without an iced coffee in hand, or a stylish, J.Crew inspired outfit. Once the summer is done, Chloe will be moving back to Kingston, Ontario for her second year of Commerce at Queens University.
Last week, CTO Boost attended the Big Data and AI Toronto Conference by Corp at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The 2-day conference drew in 5,000 attendees and featured more than 150 speakers and 90 exhibiting brands — including CTO Boost. While the conference showcased a range of different use cases, industry advancements, and keynote speakers, the overarching theme of the conference focused on solving data-driven business challenges and navigating the latest Big Data tools.
While “technology is changing our lifestyle” is a common phrase, it is more accurate to say that technology is our lifestyle. All of our personal records are online, we use technology for work and education, and we communicate everyday via social platforms. Digital literacy is beneficial for everyone: it helps us to understand the technology that we use every day and how to use it appropriately, it helps us to understand our privacy and security, and it helps understand the technology of the future! So, here’s the 411 on all the tech talk buzzwords and trends you will continue to see in the news.
Emily is a quiet but deadly force in our company’s tech room, and is a subject matter expert on almost everything data related. Whether she’s working away on a technical presentation for a conference, or building out a recommendation engine, everything that Emily works on is completed with the highest degree of accuracy. When Emily isn’t running the tech room, she’s sharing her delicious treats and rose tea from China with the team, or leading a quick, mid-day stretching session.
It’s no secret that technology is a male-dominated industry. According to a recent study, women hold less than 20 percent of the technology jobs in the United States, despite accounting for more than half of the country’s workforce. Recently, Observer published an article outlining some statistics that show how large the gender gap in technology is. Here are some key takeaways.
Although industry leaders recognize the value of data, they aren’t using it. This is because they don’t have the right tools or resources to do so. In fact, the majority of respondents stated that they are counting on AI to help them extract value from data. Yet, most do not have the technology or skill necessary to utilize AI. Moreover, 69 percent of respondents stated that they aren’t even trying to learn new skills, with almost half of respondents saying it’s because they’re “too old.” This is not only hindering their ability to unlock business value, but it’s also expensive. Storing data is less costly than it used to be; however, it is still expensive – especially when you aren’t leveraging it.
The days of data privacy as an afterthought are well behind us, but the motivation to monetize consumer data remains strong. The downside is, many companies are stockpiling information without much regard to basic security features; the upside is, a reliable framework can save the day.
Transactions in IP and finance often require an excessive amount of verified personal information. But what if there was a way to provide verified proof by revealing only the specific amount of information necessary to approve the transaction?
Let’s face it, regulatory compliance is like the broccoli on a five-year-old’s dinner plate (that glaring thing you hate, but you’re forced to swallow).