DIGITAL INNOVATION THROUGH COLLABORATION

We are mining the complexities of the world around us in greater detail than ever before. While this ongoing interrogation has yielded great advances and insight, it is also taking a toll on us as employees. In too many cases, systems and processes designed to bring people together in the workplace are causing undue distraction and disengagement.

The situation, however, is far from helpless. As humans we have a tremendous ability to create – the task before us is to make sure that spirit does not lie dormant. DROPBOX is dedicated to this pursuit, making it their mission to unleash our creative energy by creating an enlightened way of working – not by overengineering a complex problem, but by removing all the noise and all the friction.

As part of this mission, DROPBOX and CONNECT MEDIA gathered senior digital, marketing and business intelligence leaders from the retail sector to hear how they are supporting collaborative spaces, where the frustration lies, and where spaces for creation exist. This conversation unearthed a number of shared frustrations, as well as shared opportunities – this is what they had to say.

BUILDING YOUR THREAT INTELLIGENCE

AKAMAI and CONNECT MEDIA recently hosted 10 of Australia’s premier hi-tech leaders for an executive conversation on mitigating the latest cyber-attack threats.

With new attack vendors being discovered almost daily, AKAMAI’sEnterprise Security Architect provided a first-hand account of the emergence of a new security paradigm. Next followed a robust discussion on how to effectively militate against dynamic and mutating attack patterns.

As one of the world’s largest procurers of bandwidth, AKAMAI delivers a formidable portion of the internet. With a hundred and twenty terabytes per second of traffic – and visibility over 15 to 30 percent of global web traffic – AKAMAI absorbs billions of attacks a day.

This data is manipulated by a team of data scientists to create actionable threat intelligence that is then embedded in their security portfolio. Conversation around the table was anchored in this veritable intelligence.