Well, it was a inspiring speech about Google Cloud Platform and further topics yesterday from Urs Hölzle – thanks a lot !
As employee number 8 of Google, the swiss born Urs Hölzle wrote history and is member of the current steering forces in the giant enterprise. So what, if you would have the opportunity the listen an interesting speech, practically in front of your housedoors ?
So, please find more of “My other computer is a data center” and hurry up to register with Eventbrite (mandatory but at no additional costs) ! I just finished the booking … perhaps we’ll meet us there and have some conversation too 😉
Urs oversees the design, installation, and operation of the servers, networks, and data centers that power Google’s services. Through efficiency innovations, Urs and his team have reduced the energy used by Google data centers to less than 50% of the industry average. And they are about to make life even easier for startups and larger companies alike by providing access to the same technology Google uses to power its own services, also in key areas such as Machine Learning.
In my opinion, it would be a sin to miss that gorgeous event on next Monday:
23 January 2017,
Auditorium Maximum, ETH, Rämistrasse 101, CH-8092 Zürich
FHNW wins Innovation Prize for space industry research, supported by RUAG Space
An invention in the area of satellite construction by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, with support from its industrial partner RUAG Space, has been awarded the 2016 YPSOMED Innovation Prize. The automation process subsequently developed on the basis of this invention contributed to the project partner RUAG Space acquiring a major project.
The 2016 YPSOMED Innovation Prize went to the development of the ‘GreDom-Insert’ – a novel kind of insert that is installed and bonded in satellite panels fully automatically. These are special thread inserts which allow instruments, assemblies and sensors to be attached to the load-bearing structure of a satellite. An average communications satellite has between 5,000 and 10,000 inserts, which have had to be installed manually up to now. – Read more about this great success here …
Here is an interesting presentation of an analysis of the Threema protocol by reverse-engineering while the CCC sessions (on 2016-12-28 / 63 minutes). Less interesting is the fact, that the Threema start-up will leave Switzerland, when our authorities will force them to implement a full storage of the communication threads for surveillance purposes to them.