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The Art of Software Thermal Management for Embedded Systems

A new book on the art of controlling the thermodynamic behavior of computing systems with software, by Mark Benson.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Published a piece today in IoT Central for digital transformation leaders within organizations, and how rigid organizational structures, inflexible cultures, and lack of market insight increase the probability of creating an IoT platform that is fragmented, brittle, and ultimately more susceptible to failure.

ABSTRACT: Many IoT challenges exist due to a lack of industry-wide standards around proven success. Everyone starts from ground zero, and few have crossed the finish line. Based on experience working on IoT-innovation programs across a variety of industries, here are five key considerations regarding where to focus your efforts early on and how to move your company forward as you build, deploy, and launch the next generation of your product.

Published a piece in IoT Agenda on the organizational psychology of the Internet of Things, centered on the interplay between team structure and software innovation, and how Conway's Law shows us that organizational design should be thought of in the service of digital innovation instead of its inverse.

ABSTRACT: Smart connected products will redefine entire markets and the very nature of competition over the coming decade. Organizations attempting to build smart connected products across divisions, product portfolios, and markets are being faced with a stark reality: creating IoT projects are hard and building a long-term organizational competency around doing IoT projects with excellence is even harder. Based on real-world experience, this article covers five key barriers to digital transformation, an organizational competency model for how companies become masterful at IoT, four case studies, and five behaviors that successful organizations embrace to drive lasting behavioral change.

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

Presented along with Bruce Schneier at the Harvard Club of New York City as part of an invitation-only event put on by Tehama and Pythian on on how CISOs, CIOs, CTOs, VPs of IT, and VPs of Engineering can de-risk their global workforce with secure access, auditing, and compliance in the face of changing regulations, increased competitive pressures, and emerging opportunities/threats like the Internet of Things.

ABSTRACT: Many organizations believe that digital transformation is key to their success over the coming decade. However, far fewer actually know what that means or how to achieve it. In the face of this uncertainty, organizational leaders tend to adopt risk-averse behavior. For information security leaders, this means saying "no" or going slow. However, for business line leaders, this means building fast and cheap products that prove market viability but often end up being essentially insecure. These two organizational forces are at odds and have divergent incentives for success. In order for companies to be successful and harmonize their efforts, they need to have clarity of vision combined with agile and flexible tools that enable them to bring in the right skills at the right time in order to securely manage their emerging IoT initiatives.

INTRODUCING DAPPER

Dapper is a simple but powerful static website generator written in Perl. Dapper makes it easy to develop locally and deploy your site to Amazon S3 directly. It works great for corporate, portfolio, or personal websites and blogs.

SIMPLE

Learning Dapper is easy — it gets out of the way so you can write, develop, and deploy the way you want.

FLEXIBLE

Content is written in Markdown, and templates are written using the TT3 mini-language from Template::Alloy for maximum flexibility.

FAST

Static pages are fast to load and easy to cache. Dapper makes sites that can be deployed staticly and are blazingly fast.

PORTABLE

With a static site, it’s easy to move the site to a new host in the future without incurring unnecessary cost and complexity.

NOTA BENE

Presentation on IoT cybersecurity and corporate innovation at Harvard Club of NYC

12 September 2018 /Mark Benson

Presented today at the Harvard Club of NYC on IoT cybersecurity and corporate innovation for highly regulated industries.

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Keynote presentation at Smart IoT London

26 March 2018 /Mark Benson

Delivered a keynote presentation at Smart IoT London last week on case studies in digital transformation.

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Publication on tactics for avoiding common pitfalls for IoT program leaders in IoT Central

09 January 2018 /Mark Benson

Published a piece today in IoT Central for digital transformation leaders within organizations, and how rigid organizational structures, inflexible cultures, and lack of market insight increase the probability of creating an IoT platform that is fragmented, brittle, and ultimately more susceptible to failure.

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