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A veteran of both the US Army and US Air Force, Professor Wes O’Donnell is a highly sought after presenter who has recently spoken at TEDx on Data Visualization and the US Air Force Academy on Leadership. He is noted for his fascinating, informative, dynamic and entertaining keynotes. Wes educates companies and government organizations on a number of topics ranging from emerging technology and big data visualization to veteran’s issues and leadership. But Wes’ best talks tend to center around his personal journey from poverty to distinguished entrepreneur and professor; a truly inspiring journey.

5G Networks: What's the Big Deal and Why Do They Matter?

When it comes to 5G, the fifth generation of wireless technology, cutting through the hype is growing increasingly difficult. Some major mobile carriers are contributing to the confusion. For instance, AT&T has started to call its 4G network "5G Evolution" when it is, in fact, not a 5G network at all.

The Business Case for Mobility Data Sharing

The explosive growth of mobility services—scooter-sharing, bike-sharing, ridehailing, peer-to-peer carsharing—is clear to anyone who walks around a city.

Texas Cyber Attack Has Taken 23 Government Agencies Offline

The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) has confirmed that the State of Texas has been responding to a cyber-attack that started on the morning of August 16.

Data Breaches Expose 4.1 Billion Records In First Six Months Of 2019

According to Risk Based Security research newly published in the 2019 MidYear QuickView Data Breach Report, the first six months of 2019 have seen more than 3,800 publicly disclosed breaches exposing an incredible 4.1 billion compromised records.

INTERVIEW: Company Uses Power of AI to Transform the Sales Process

As a technology writer, I am fortunate to meet and discover influencers and companies that act as real tech disruptors. Nowigence and its CEO, Anoop Bhatia, and his team are just that. If data and information are the currencies of the 21st century, companies that can leverage AI to increase the speed and precision of the flow of information are ushering in the next industrial revolution.

Technology Can Help Prevent Gun Violence But There's A Cost

The recent wave of mass shootings raises the question of whether technology, AI and IoT in particular, can be of any assistance in helping prevent such tragedies.

Protecting the Security of Internet of Things Devices

In the last few years, the information technology (IT) industry has seen an explosion of devices using wireless technologies, some of which have challenged the security industry like never before.

Georgia's new voting machines certified by the state

Georgia's secretary of state certified new touchscreen voting machines as election-safe in court documents Friday, bidding to put behind the acrimonious 2018 electoral season marred by reports of malfunctioning voting equipment, hourslong wait times and criticism that the state's outdated machines were vulnerable to hacking.

The Billionaires Behind The Secret Tech Mecca In America’s Heartland

Jim Kavanaugh climbs into a sleek, black-leather-interior Mercedes bus that whisks him away from his company's new headquarters in St. Louis to a squat, one-story outpost nearby. Kavanaugh is retracing the route he has traveled many times with executives from hundreds of America's largest companies, including Citigroup, Verizon and Lowe's.