How America could lose its allies – 2020 Election | YouTube


For 150 years, the US avoided formal alliances. It occasionally went to war — fighting the War of 1812, the Spanish-American War, and World War I — but did so without entangling itself in promises to other countries. Then, after World War II, it abruptly changed course, and began to build a network of alliances unlike anything that had come before. Over the next few decades, the US used those alliances to keep countries around the world close, and to fight Soviet expansion, by making a promise that it would go to war if any of its allies were ever attacked. After the Soviet Union fell, the initial purpose of those alliances was gone, but the US recommitted to them, signaling again and again that the central promise of those relationships was still in effect. It kept doing so for the next 25 years. Then the US elected a leader who took America’s global relationships in a new direction.

President Trump was skeptical that America’s network of alliances was still beneficial to the US. He began to distance the US from those alliances, raising doubts about whether America would actually follow through on the promise at the core of them if provoked. Some allies moved closer to Russia or China, both of whom had attempted to undermine America’s alliances. Today, the future of those alliances is on the ballot in the US. One of the major presidential candidates in the 2020 election wants to return the US to its former status with its allies; the other finds its decades-old alliances costly and cumbersome. The world is waiting to see which vision Americans prefer.

Sears to ask bankruptcy judge for approval to liquidate | Reuters


Should Sears liquidate its assets, it would become one of the most high-profile victim in the wave of bankruptcies that has swept the retail sector in the last few years, as the popularity of online shopping exacerbates the fierce price competition facing brick-and-mortar stores.

Sears, which filed for bankruptcy protection last October, may have to close hundreds of stores it is still operating, potentially putting up to 68,000 people out of work, the sources said.

Its vast inventories of tools, appliances and store fixtures will be sold in fire sales, the sources added.

Source: Exclusive: Sears to ask bankruptcy judge for approval to liquidate – sources | Reuters

The Top 10 Reasons That Network Automation Projects Fail | Light Reading

This webinar will address the top ten challenges CSPs face when automating for the first time or when increasing and optimizing their existing automation efforts. The presenters will provide expert tips on how to identify and overcome these challenges, while simplifying management of a wide range of network automation tools and orchestrators.

When: Thur Mar 22, 2018, 11:00 am New York/ 3:00 pm London
Where: Online

Source: The Top 10 Reasons That Network Automation Projects Fail | Light Reading

Start the Journey to the Adaptive Network – Real-World Case Studies | Light Reading


Autonomous networking has been at the forefront of this discussion. However, automation is only part of the story. Providers require a network that will give the right response where and when needed. A network that can adapt.

In this webinar, Ciena will share key insights on how other companies have begun this journey and provide examples of how to achieve the end-state of an Adaptive Network utilizing:

  • Software control and automation
  • Analytics and intelligence
  • Programmable infrastructure

When: Wed, March 21, 2018, 11:00am New York/ 4:00pm London
Where: Online

Source: Start the Journey to the Adaptive Network – Real-World Case Studies | Light Reading

IoT Connex Virtual


IoTConnex Virtual: Solving Business Problems in a Connected World moves beyond speculative discussions about technology to show you what’s working in the real world—helping you discover more opportunities, make smarter IoT decisions and save money.

Where: Wed, April 25, 2018
When: Online

Source: IoT Connex Virtual

USA 2018 | RSA Conference

Information is power. And wherever there’s power, there are people looking to steal it. But that’s also where you’ll find us. We’re RSA Conference.

Connecting you with the people and insights that will empower you to stay ahead of cyberthreats. We do this through our online outreach and with our events around the globe.

When: April 16 – 20
Where: San Francisco

Source: About RSA Conference – Cybersecurity event | RSA Conference

Paths for Automotive Tier Suppliers to Gain a Competitive Edge


Automotive tier suppliers are continually battling changing market dynamics through regulations, rise of automation and global competition.

Both automakers and consumers have high expectations of timely deliveries without compromising product quality or costs.

When: Thu, Mar 22, 2018 12:30 PM EDT
Where: Online

Source: Paths for Automotive Tier Suppliers to Gain a Competitive Edge – 1182024

The Pay TV Show


The Pay TV Show will give attendees an opportunity to explore the latest advances and challenges in the pay TV industry through keynotes, panels, and general sessions.

The Conference Program will focus on two different tracks – Business Models & Content and UX & Technology.

When: May 14-16, 2018
Where: Denver, CO

Source: Home | The Pay TV Show

Lessons Learned: Efficient Deployment & Maintenance of FTTH/PON Networks | Light Reading

Demands for greater bandwidth and speed are driving a global increase in fiber to the home (FTTH). However, this demand for network infrastructure does not always come paired with a corresponding increase in fiber expertise. In the real world, fiber is installed in harsh environments and is vulnerable to a number of faults.

Charlene Roux, global product line manager for OTDR with VIAVI, walks webinar attendees through recommendations for successful, consistent deployment and maintenance of FTTH/PON networks without requiring special training or expertise.

When: Wed, February 21, 2018, 11:00 a.m. ET
Where: Online

Source: Lessons Learned: Efficient Deployment & Maintenance of FTTH/PON Networks | Light Reading

Genius Machines Livestream


In just the last five years, artificial intelligence has evolved from a staple of science fiction to a real-world magnet for large-scale investment, wonder, and hype. Increases in computing power and the emergence of large data sets to train ever more powerful machine learning algorithms have created real world applications and success stories. And both trends are expected to accelerate into the 2020s.

This summit will showcase the researchers, business, government leaders and soldiers that are designing, funding, and shaping the future of artificial intelligence.

When: Mar 07 2018, 7:30AM-1200:PM
Where: Online

Source: Genius Machines Livestream