Daniel Enskat

Daniel has written over a dozen books on the global asset management industry and has lectured at universities around the world alongside speakers such as Secretary of State John Kerry, Dr. Mark Mobius, ex-Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, Professor KC Chan and former Prime Minister Gerhard Schroeder. He is widely sought after for presentations, discussions and his perspective on the global asset management industry, and in the last two decades has advised hundreds of investment management CEOs on strategy and global expansion.

Daniel Enskat

Amazon AWS re:Invent conference highlights

Amazon AWS re:Invent conference highlights: a managed blockchain offering; Amazon Quantum Ledger Database; AWS optimized TensorFlow, AWS Lake Formation (data lakes, that is); Inferential/Elastic Inference; AWS Ground Station, Control Tower, Security Hub; AWS Marketplace for ML and AI… … and here is the curriculum used to train Amazon’s developers and data scientists: https://lnkd.in/eTmPQ55 30+ digital …

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500 million customers’ data exposed

500 million customers’ data exposed, including passport numbers, travel details, and other sensitive data – not a good day for Marriott/Starwood. Given the data hasn’t appeared on the dark web, government intelligence gathering is the most likely guess. Other than the obvious concerns, the length of the breach (starting in 2014 and up until now) …

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GM President Dan Ammann will take over Cruise

GM President Dan Ammann will take over Cruise

GM President Dan Ammann (a former Morgan Stanley investment banker), will take over Cruise, the carmaker’s self-driving vehicle startup… (also see my recent post on Qualcomm Ventures and its Cruise early stage investment). Current CEO and co-founder Kyle Vogt (33) will become CTO. https://getcruise.com A couple of AI related notes: 1. GM bought Cruise two …

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The Bureau of Industry and Security reviews controls for emerging technology

The Bureau of Industry and Security within the US commerce department is reviewing the controls for certain emerging technologies, especially AI, to see whether and how tech firms can or cannot export and sell their technologies abroad (an interesting angle to the US/China trade and cybersecurity issues and the meeting between Donald Trump and Xi …

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Hiring heavyweight AI talent away from tech

Hiring heavyweight AI talent away from tech: Anthem & Google

That’s one way companies are going about investing in AI: showing their seriousness, and try to get to results faster. Case in point: last month, Healthcare provider Anthem hired Google’s search head, Israeli scientist Udi Manber, as head of artificial intelligence. He is the first person with an AI role in the company and will …

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Spinning Up in Deep RL

Spinning Up in Deep RL

I get a lot of questions around where and how to learn (about) machine, deep and reinforcement learning. Open AI (the non for profit group founded by The Who is Who of technology) recently created Spinning Up (https://lnkd.in/eNjGXAt), an educational resource to learn about deep reinforcement learning – it has terminology introductions, essays, a curated …

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Enter Carebots: Robots that help the elderly with activities

Enter Carebots: Robots that help the elderly with activities

At age 18-19, during my social year and a half, I worked at a retirement home caring for the elderly. It was tremendously rewarding, but also brutal, physically and emotionally – for me, it was 18 months of laughter, soreness and tears, but for the career nurses and caregivers, the diminishing budgets and growing number …

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