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Dr Mark van Rijmenam

The f(x) = ex

Good Day! This is my weekly newsletter, with a dose of insights into the future. The topic of this newsletter is the exponential times we live in, hence the title of f(x) = ex, which is the (natural) exponential function.

Recently, my new book was published - The Organisation of Tomorrow. In the book, I discuss how AI, blockchain and analytics turn your business into a data organisation. If you are interested in the book, you can download a preview of the book here. If you have already read my book, a review on Amazon would be much appreciated!
The Database of Tomorrow: The Self-Driving, Autonomous Database
My latest article:
The organisation of tomorrow is a data organisation, but to prepare for tomorrow, an organisation needs to take action today. The organisation of today can already benefit from the database of tomorrow: the autonomous database. Such a database is a giant leap forward from the traditional, hard-work databases where a batch of engineers is required to keep it up and running and secure. Especially with data becoming the key ingredient for remaining competitive, organisations need to ensure the maximum output of their data. That is only possible when data can be put to work, hackers don’t stand a chance, and your database is up and running all the time.

Three Useful Nuggets of Information

My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.
1. France and Germany will block Libra.
The two countries are against the launch of the digital cryptocurrency because they believe that Facebook’s plan for Libra “fails to convince” that risks around security, investor protection and monetary sovereignty have been adequately dealt with. (Reuters)

2. How to inform future generations about our waste.
A problem that probably will not be top of mind, but which future generations will be thankful of if we solved it now: how to create a message that lasts as long as nuclear waste, so that future generations know where we have buried it. (Mosaic)

3. Interested in hacking a satellite? Now you can.
The US Air Force has a history of bringing cools toys for developers to the Defcon hacker conference. Last year it was an F-15 fighter-jet data system, and this year it will be an orbiting satellite, which hackers can try to hack and take over, by any means they can find. (Wired)
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— Mark
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