Jonathan Cotton

Auditing algorithms

Ethics and algorithms: Can machine learning ever be moral?

December 6, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
New research suggests the human touch might be the solution to the excesses of the big data deluge... read more...
Digital identity

NZ enters the national digital ID movement

December 6, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
As NZ moves to roll out a national digital ID solution, what’s to be gained? And what are the risks? read more...
Amazon digital advertising crisis

Is digital marketing in crisis?

November 29, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
Facebook and Google, Google and Facebook. What lies beyond the digital marketing duopoly?.. read more...
Biometric ID_ASB

Biometric ID tech’s growing acceptance

November 28, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
The consumerisation of biometrics is seeing the selfie elevated to trusted identity authenticator... read more...
e-retailers vs Amazon

Are e-retailers too complacent about Christmas?

November 23, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
Judging by the buoyant mood you could be forgiven for thinking Amazon’s retail revolution has been called off. But not so fast... read more...
IoT security crackdown

Is it time for an IoT crack down?

November 22, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
Security vendors will always find something to make us paranoid, but for IoT, some sort of policy framework is surely the order of the day... read more...
Emesents Hovermap underground mine drone

Below and beyond: The underground drones are coming

November 15, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
Drone technology is rapidly taking off – but there's action happening closer to ground... read more...
ASB opens export window

ASB opens export window

November 9, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
ASB treads with caution into blockchain with new trade solution... read more...
Artificial Intelligence in NZ Health sector

AI presents possibilities for health sector

November 8, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
AI holds great promise for the Kiwi health sector, but the prognosis for uptake? not so healthy... read more...
Mixed reality revolution downunder

Mixed reality revolution finally gets underway downunder

November 1, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
Australiasian VR, AR and mixed reality on the cusp of broad adoption… read more...
IBM acquires Red Hat

Big Blue chases cloud market with US$34b Red Hat acquisition

October 31, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
IBM’s proposed acquisition of open source cloud software company Red Hat will create the world's largest open source software portfolio... read more...
Lime electric scooters

Lime’s e-scooters come to NZ

October 25, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
Zero emissions, quiet and perfect for the suit-and-tie-brigade, is micro transport the future of urban transport?.. read more...
Gartner digi-commerce projects

AI investment shows bang for buck

October 18, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
Gartner finds majority of AI projects are very successful – for e-commerce... read more...
Open office ruins collaboration

Open office findings counter-intuitive

October 17, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
The science is out: why open offices don’t foster collaboration... read more...
Tim Berners-Lee_Future of WWW

New world order: Is it time for Internet 2.0?

October 11, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
Goodbye passwords, logins and data-hungry tech giants. The net’s future might just be on a USB... read more...
Online voting

When will online voting come to Australasia?

October 10, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
With voter numbers dropping, postal services on the decline and booth-voting pure misery, is it time for a digital solution?.. read more...
Realforms paperless e-witness

Real estate agreements go digital

October 5, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
World’s first paperless property deal completed. In NZ...
Deloitte CIO survey

Deloitte says CIOs need to adapt or perish

October 2, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
In the age of change, just what does the role of the CIO entail?.. read more...
Banking sector

BigTech is coming for unhappy banking customers

September 26, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
A new banking sector survey reveals low customer satisfaction levels and an industry ripe for upheaval by Google, Amazon and the like... read more...

Shipping News: blockchain arrives for freight

September 24, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
IBM's TradeLens hypes a step toward ‘one-touch’ international shipping... read more...

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