I wanted to share a trilogy of books from Stuart Rudge. He's an author out of Middlesbrough, England and a proud father. He just published the third book, called "The Fall of Kings." If you enjoy historical fiction, you will enjoy Stuart's work set in old Spain.
Beginning with the Rise of a Champion, we meet young Antonio Perez in the kingdom of Leon. The stories feature protagonist Antonio following his journey though 3 kingdoms, heated battles and skirmishes for a united crown and kingdom of Spain. We see love, loyalty, treachery, honor, and action.
I am pleased to announce I have joined the AWS Educate program.
Since I published the first doctoral dissertation in cloud computing and cybersecurity in 2011, the state of the cloud has changed so much. I started the research in 2009 when AWS had only a handful of services. I would have greatly benefited from an AWS Educate program back then. Students today have tremendous resources available to learn, apply, and contribute.
The AWS Educate Program focuses on:
The program helps instructors create a simple, secure, no-cost learning environment for students to leverage AWS on projects, assignments, and other classroom activities.
I continue my work at Lockheed Martin and UMGC.
Sharing Think Tank Article on "Digital Transformation in Aerospace and the Model based Enterprise 2.0" from Frost & Sullivan.
The article discusses the prevailing issues in Aerospace Manufacturing, why Digital Transformation is needed and how the Model Based Digital Transformation would change the future of Aerospace Manufacturing.
Source: Digital Transformation in Aerospace and the Model Based Enterprise
Program Director Dr. Jeff Daniels and Chief Engineer Elena Adames will present the Intelligent Factory at the General Board Meeting of the IISE team at the University of Central Florida on 03 March, 2021.
The session will include the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) approach to connecting machines, devices, smart tools, and factory assets including smart equipment. Jeff and Elena will discuss how to secure the digital thread in the midst of a volatile persistent threat. They will cover how to identify, capture, and manage factory efficiencies and productivity gains through process transformation and the benefits of the digital twin!
An interesting approach in using simulation, statistical analysis, ANOVA, optimization, and other operations research techniques paired to ML and AI to determine different permutations and optional engineering approaches.
#engineering #machinelearning #ai #deeplearning #ml #datascience #autonomousvehicles Andrei S. Popa Scott Sink Jeff Daniels, PhD Bart Kemper, P.E.
I have clocked on a few miles on my Brooks Ghost 13 shoes and I absolutely love them. I upgraded from Brooks 9 series, which previously held the rank of top running shoe in my arsenal. How could they possibly improve on the 9? I opted for the Ghost 13 over the 12 since I keep shoes for a long time and I wanted to have the most recent features.
The 13 is a well-balanced shoe with neutral pronation. It feels lighter than the the 9 with the "Engineered Air Mesh" upper, it's a breathable fit. The DNA Loft is an improvement as well with a very responsive cushion, not pillow soft, but what you would expect during a run. I liked many of the colors schemes, and ultimately gave the choice to much more fashion-savvy daughter.
I settled on color: 053 - Black/Grey/Stormy. The combo almost looks almost navy blueish, really sharp. From a sizing perspective, I go with a 10.5 US in a D-width. The sizing from Ghost 9 to Ghost 13 was true and accurate. I made no sizing changes between the series.
Brooks is simply the best running shoe out there. Weber's decision to focus Brooks on running shoes and do it well has been impressive. I will continue to "run happy" with Brooks Ghosts.
On Steve Blank's recommendation, I am reading Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur.
The first thing that strikes me about this book is the visualizations it has. Definitely not a boring read! The illustrations and use of space on each page to highlight concepts are impactful.
There are 9 building blocks
The author's highlight familiar examples such as the transformation of the book publishing industry. They cover Lego's long tail strategy of customer-designed kits, Google's business model of targeted text advertising over the global web.
Also included is a freemium strategy coined by Jarid Luckin and popularized by Fred Wilson. and the Open Innovation approach (below).
I found you can download the Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition Canvas, Business Portfolio Map, Team Alignment Map, and many more resources at Strategyzer.com
Jeff Daniels will be the CyberQuest keynote speaker for the second year in a row. The competition date for 2021 will be Saturday, February 6th. This year will be a virtual event.
Starting in 2018, CyberQuest is a cybersecurity competition for high school students to demonstrate and improve their skills. The teams are outstanding and highly technical. We usually meet at the Fort Worth Air Force Plant 4 facility and tour the a/c assembly lines.
This year, the challenges may include:
For a complete list of eligibility requirements see the Official Rules
Jeff will be joining a panel to discuss Industry 4.0, Business Impact (ROI), Ethics, Big Data and Data Analytics.
Learn how data science and artificial intelligence (AI) can add value to your business or organization.
In this free 3-day workshop, you will be able to interact with IBM and SUNY technical leaders in the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence profession. You will hear from SUNY and IBM experts on topics including: Industry 4.0, Business Impact (ROI), Ethics, Big Data and Data Analytics. The workshop will be split between talks and hands-on labs and each day will end with a Q&A panel session. The workshop will culminate with a panel discussion on "How to get started with AI"
Dr. Jeff Daniels was recognized with the prestigious NOVA Award, Lockheed Martin's highest honor presented annually to individuals and teams who have made outstanding contributions to the corporation's mission and business objectives.
The 26th annual NOVA Award recognizes Jeff and teammates "working tirelessly to deliver technology products and services in record time so that employees could continue working and Lockheed Martin could continue delivering on our customer commitments despite unprecedented change during the global pandemic crisis."
The Lockheed Martin NOVA Awards were created in 1995. The name "NOVA" aptly describes the contributions of the winners as the bright stars of the corporation.
To be considered for a NOVA award, individuals and teams must demonstrate outstanding contributions to the corporation’s mission and business objectives in the four categories of exceptional service, leadership, teamwork and technical excellence.