Robin Austin

As a Board CTO/CISO for technology, real estate, energy and finance, C-suite executives from every revenue size including large, mid-market and startup companies call Robin their trusted advisor and benefit from her critical thinking, risk analysis, safety and security advice. Robin has over 35 years in technology and 17 in cybersecurity focusing on evolutionary, disruptive, beneficial and money-making solutions. She has created cybersecurity governance frameworks for C-level leaders, board members and investors for resiliency, reputation protection and relevancy.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Robin Austin and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Is it even possible to overcome built-in AI/ML bias?

AI/ML in education closes the gap on income inequality

AI/ML in education closes the gap on income inequality

Education for all is the most profound productive and precise answer to income inequality. History has shown time and time again that education in reading, writing and math is the great economic leveler for every human being...

Smart devices may be hazardous to your health

Smart devices may be hazardous to your health

As mobile devices and digital assistants continue to proliferate in all aspects of our lives, the World Health Organization is starting to urge caution, as testing is beginning to show alarming results.

Why AI/ML is top of mind with corporate executives

Why AI/ML is top of mind with corporate executives

From around every corner, from behind every door and through every window our lives are being disrupted by artificial intelligence with embedded machine learning. The escalation and widespread global availability of AI/ML solutions in...

Can private online communities drive corporate cultural change?

Can private online communities drive corporate cultural change?

“Many of the things that seem impossible now will become realities of tomorrow,” said Walt Disney. We are in the 4th Industrial Revolution, able to invent what our imagination dreams up. But it takes communities working together to...

Are you happy with chatbots replacing humans?

Are you happy with chatbots replacing humans?

AI and machine learning are predicted to be the most positive disrupting technology for banking with an estimated cost saving of more than $1 trillion by 2030. Although AI/ML fits into the “do more with less” mentality and the hope is...

As AI/ML permeates our lives, is privacy a thing of the past?

As AI/ML permeates our lives, is privacy a thing of the past?

The World Economic Forum has brought together the most influential scientists, economists and entrepreneurs to deliberate on the positive and negative aspects of our digital future living and being in what we collectively are calling...

How AI/ML is helping to eradicate poverty

How AI/ML is helping to eradicate poverty

In 2015, the UN Member States adopted a 2030 Sustainable Global Agenda. 17 aggressive objectives were recognized, of which the elimination of poverty was at the top. Since the SGA was created, ongoing gatherings of some of the...

Can crime be predicted with AI/ML?

Can crime be predicted with AI/ML?

US law enforcement believes they can and will be able to predict future crime events, proactively diffuse possible violent and criminal hotspots ahead of an actual criminal occurrence. Although in its infancy within law enforcement,...

The invention of voice recognition, this century’s phenomenon

The invention of voice recognition, this century’s phenomenon

Experimentation with Voice Recognition Systems has been a focus since the 1950s and with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) new solicitation offer has included more than just identification and classification....

Are tech/business evangelists necessary to ensure your company stays relevant?

Are tech/business evangelists necessary to ensure your company stays relevant?

Most executives and sales/marketing pros believe they are effective communicators. It’s the people to whom they’re communicating that “just doesn’t get it.” Every company, regardless of size, should hire a technology/business...

Made in India? Vietnam? Mexico?

Made in India? Vietnam? Mexico?

Due to the US trade war with China, accusations of China’s theft of US intellectual property, China’s cyberattacks, China’s human rights violations, conflict in the South China Sea and the total US economic and political competition...

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