The importance of smart investment in security systems. Co-founder of Scylla speaks about the solution


The importance of smart investment in security systems.

What is the impact of having so many connected, IoT devices in a city? How aware are we as a society when it comes to infrastructure threats? Are we prepared and equipped to deal with threats to our basic cyber infrastructures? And how can we attain a balance between security and privacy while maintaining the quality of our human life?  Listen as Manuela Krull, a Digital transformation expert and Managing Director of the Startupbootcamp Amsterdam Smart City & IoT Program, Ronald Kingma, founding partner of Access42 and Ara Ghazaryan, Develandoo’s Senior Data Scientist and co-founder of Scylla discuss their expert opinions and perspectives in an in-depth conversation to answer these questions that have become increasingly relevant in our world today. Manuela Krull begins the innovation platform discussion by speaking about the necessity of discussing these exact questions and the importance of listening to the experts and their perspectives on possible solutions. ‘’Why are we talking so much about smart city these days? Well, we all know that our cities have become more and more crowded since the invention of the steam engine 300 years ago. We call it the first industrial revolution….So now we have come to a situation where almost 50 percent of the world population is living in urban regions. As an example, this used to be 2 percent before the invention of the steam engine. So it's now 50 percent of the world population living on the same square meters. And this percentage is only growing so that's why we have to think about smart city issues’’. Ara Ghazaryan agrees cities are ever growing and overpopulation in some cases is a major issue. Providing security to the population is a key task for municipalities and ] private sectors. Ghazaryan states, one of the ways to address this issue is, of course, investing in security systems. He specifically highlights the importance of smart security system investing, because just putting a thousand security cameras up for a human to monitor is not effective and is not going to bring the desired result. Both Krull and Ghazaryan speak to an important question, “Can’t a security camera be hacked,” and although all technology is subject to vulnerabilities, Ara speaks towards how Scylla's researchers and developers are addressing these very security risks. ‘’We are aware of these threats and we design our software in that respect. Cybersecurity is in one of the top priorities we have. Our CEO, Albert Stepanyan is a cybersecurity specialist himself’’ states Co-founder of Scylla. Ghazaryan further highlights why using the above-mentioned smart security system can be more secure and more scalable than having humans eyes watching all security screens at all times. Being watched by a human means they have your information which can be used or forwarded, whereas surveillance by artificial intelligence removes human error and/or malice.  ‘’It doesn’t gather information, but analyzes it and gives alerts only to the police department or relevant structures and only in that respect, they get the information’’. Below you can find the full version of the podcast. Enjoy as our experts take a deep dive into smart security systems and how it is affecting and improving the security of our world today.

Björn Weigel Tells Us Why Western Economies Lost Much of Their Energy?


Björn Weigel is a business strategist, investor entrepreneur. Bjorn published his book “The Innovation Illusion” which is on the list of best books of 2016 and a “must-read”.

Good day Everyone. This is Albert, and welcome to the next episode of Cyber Podcast. For those who do not know who am I – I am a Startup investor and advisor, A.I. Specialist and the main strategist of the software accelerator Develandoo where we support companies in building products using AI and Predictive analytics. In this week’s episode, I am more than happy to host Björn Weigel! Björn Weigel is a business strategist, investor entrepreneur. Bjorn published his book “The Innovation Illusion” which is on the list of best books of 2016 and a “must-read”. Some of the questions that I asked Björn:
  1. You state that Western capitalism has lost its mojo, can you give a bit more details?
  2. What do you think about Scandinavian startup ecosystem?
  3. Do you think bureaucracy and hierarchies stop innovation?
  4. How do you think government regulations should support startup ecosystem?
  5. Is Europe ready for the next Industrial Revolution?
What do you think about entrepreneurial hubs in Eastern Europe?

RUDOLF HAGGENMUELLER ON GERMAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BAVARIAN STARTUP ECOSYSTEM


For many years he has been chairman of ITEA, the EUREKA cluster on software-intensive systems and services

Welcome to the next episode of Cyber Podcast. You can find more information about it Albert's personal page www.cyberhulk.net. On this podcast, Albert Stepanyan, Startup investor and advisor, A.I. evangelist and the main strategist of the software accelerator Develandoo is going to talk to  professor Rudolf Haggenmueller! Rudolf held several positions at the Institute of Mathematics of Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich,  worked at Siemens, mainly in the area of Software Engineering, for many years he has been chairman of ITEA, the EUREKA cluster on software-intensive systems and services. Since July 2016 he is Managing Director of ACU GmbH an accelerator for start-ups and fast-growing enterprises addressing the digital transformation. Checkout the audio track for more content and answers from Rudolf.

Nikita Gorshkov giving insights on Company Culture and Team Building


The more you work on the platform the richer your profile becomes

Welcome to the next episode of Cyber Podcast. You can find more information about it Albert's personal page www.cyberhulk.net. On this podcast, Albert Stepanyan, Startup investor and advisor, A.I. evangelist and the main strategist of the software accelerator Develandoo is going to talk to Nikita Gorshkov! He has experience in the digital world for more than eight years and is building his own company right now called Caesium. Today we are going to talk about company building, staffing of freelancers and company culture. For the rest of the interview please check out the audio track… Feel free to contact Nikita directly in LinkedIn.

INTERVIEW WITH CYBER SECURITY VETERAN SASCHA SCHUMANN


I STARTED PROGRAMMING AT THE AGE OF 7

Welcome to the next episode of Cyber Podcast. You can find more information about it Albert's personal page www.cyberhulk.net. On this podcast, Albert Stepanyan, Startup investor and advisor, A.I. evangelist and the main strategist of the software accelerator Develandoo is going to talk to some of the most successful people passionate about Cyber Security, AI, Data Science and company building. Today we are excited Sascha Schumann. Sascha is the founder and CEO of Myra Security. Sascha is involved in DDoS protection and cybersecurity, and he is in charge of Myra Security. Their main purpose is to mitigate DDoS attacks and protect websites from cybersecurity threats within several industries. If you want to get in contact with Sascha, we will leave his LinkedIn in the description below. Further to that, they will be participating in 2 upcoming events: it-sa (biggest IT Security Expo in Europe): 10th till 12th of October in Nuremberg, Germany Data Centre World: 28th and 29th of November in Frankfurt am Main, Germany They will have their own booth at both events so don’t miss them!

Rise of the Machines: Should We Fear Artificial Intelligence?


FIREWALLS DON’T STOP DRAGONS

Will the robots rise up and take over? Or will Artificial Intelligence usher in a Utopian future? These concepts may have seemed like science fiction just 10-20 years ago, but visionaries like Elon Musk are warning us to take the notion of true AI very seriously. Like any powerful tool, the impact of AI will depend on how we develop and use it.
In this week’s episode - technologist Albert Stepanyan. Albert Stepanyan is an A.I. Evangelist and Entrepreneur who loves code.He has an entrepreneurial mindset with a passion for coding. Currently, he acts as the CEO and lead strategist at Develandoo, a software accelerator that is changing the way companies build products. His experience includes acting as CTO of a Munich-based Startup accelerator, lead engineer at various enterprises, and lead engineer or technical co-founder on more than 50 high-profile projects.

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