What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #42

AI and automation, some blockchain, and a little ML sprinkled in - chart below is amazing and I do believe will have new jobs created that we have not heard of before despite the drumbeat and rise of automation and AI

pic of the week from WSJ article, We survived spreadsheets, we’ll survive AI - net is new jobs will be created

Enterprise Tech

Inside Darpa’s Push to Make Artificial Intelligence Explain Itself - CIO Journal. - WSJ

Explainable AI will be super important to remove biases and other potential issues down the line

“The research arm of the U.S. Department of Defense is marshalling an international effort to overcome what many say is the biggest obstacle to widespread adoption of artificial intelligence: teaching algorithms to explain their decision-making to humans.”


Microsoft debuts Coco Framework to improve blockchain performance, privacy | ZDNet

Microsoft brings new cross platform, enterprise ready framework to work on any protocol - ethereum, hyperledger sawtooth,


The evolution of machine learning

great overview of ML stack needed to put models into production - although author misses companies like Domino and yhat (sold to Alteryx and former boldstart co)


Defending against cyberwar: How the cybersecurity elite are working to prevent a digital apocalypse - TechRepublic

fascinating article on the lengths we go to prepare for all out cyberwar


Microsoft dumps mobility from its Vision • The Register

significant only in fact it dropped mobile from last year in exchange for AI and intelligence - “Our strategy is to build best-in-class platforms and productivity services for an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge infused with artificial intelligence (“AI”)”


Burned by the bots: Why robotic automation is stumbling | Digital McKinsey | McKinsey & Company

Solid thoughts on bots and robotic process automation and how to better scale and fine tune



Slack Investor Mamoon Hamid's Mission At Kleiner Perkins: Restore Its Venture Glory

Kleiner making a comeback as Mamoon looks to rebuild enterprise software team leaving Social Capital


Twilio Inc. - Twilio Announces Second Quarter 2017 Results

Twilio lost Uber in Q1 and now back on track and crushing it - also adding analytics, NLP, speech rec on top of platform - should be interesting ride next couple quarters


Initial coin offerings now surpass early stage VC funding

it won’t last long but ICOs this year ($1.25b raised) have surpassed early stage VC funding for Internet cos


By Ed Sim

Ed Sim's weekly readings and notes on VC, software, and scaling startups - #enterprise #seed #DeveloperFirst #IntelligentAutomation #DataInfra #CloudNative #Cybersecurity

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