Today we are talking to Michael Waters, the CTO of Duuzra and we discuss, when to be afraid of Artificial intelligence, how blockchain is being used in government elections and the blurred line between public and private data.

All of this right here, right now on the Modern CTO Podcast!

Show Notes

3:05 Putting out fires
3:23 Dealing with the GDPR
4:50 Everyone is scrambling to comply with GDPR
6:48 Zuckerberg Rule
8:00 Google was a little bit ahead – you can see all the data that google has on you
9:00 We either do nothing, or we over react
12:30 Are you afraid of AI – Not yet but there will be a point that
13:30 So many things happening within AI that we won’t be able to monitor all the things happening in AI
15:42 Senator How is FB making money when FB is free?
16:59 Massive outages in russia because of over reaction
18:41 Blockchain Election in Europe
23:00 How did the name for Duuzra come about – It’s a UK Based company and Rugby term
23:27 In the Seminar and Event Industry
26:16 helping to retain information through real time
27:19 Bringing interactivity to seminars
27:40 Growing Fast – Just under 100 employees – Virtual Company
27:57 Mikes job as CTO is one that never gets Sleep
29:19 Analytics on steroids
31:19 Pass down documentation – PDF’s etc to your device at a certain time of the event
33:39 Able to analyze the performance of a speaker at an event
35:00 Going to mention to Synapse organizers
40:17 different standard of privacy with home and public
40:55 What is the reasonable expectation of privacy on the internet?
42:40 Who covers the cost of the extraction of Data?
43:50 All of this is a cost to the end consumer
45:39 Michaels first computers was a commodore vic 20
48:00 Michael killed the dream of having the computers in schools with ASCII ART Middle finger
49:15 Joel’s first experience running code
51:00 Gigantic playground of data
52:34 CTO Questions, how large is the development team right now? 15 and growing
53:30 Appified internet in the future
54:39 People were using Sony playstation to plan nefarious needs
55:30 Raspberry PI’s etc are the vic 20 of today
58:32 the exploratory nature is what will get you started and help you succeed
59:30 Kids need to learn how to screw stuff up
1:01 – How do we encourage those within our company to become leaders

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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