Madison City Council bans city agencies from using facial recognition technology | Local Government



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The Madison City Council banned late Tuesday city agencies, including the Madison Police Department, from using facial recognition technology and also pushed back a decision on Edgewood High School’s latest effort to install lights at its athletics field.

On a 17-2 vote, the council approved a new ordinance that prohibits city agencies, departments and divisions from using facial recognition technology or “information derived from a face surveillance system” with a handful of exceptions.

Following a national reckoning this year on over-policing in communities of color, Madison and other governments have scrutinized and limited the use of face surveillance systems by law enforcement.

“The technology has proven to be unreliable and faulty,” Ald. Rebecca Kemble, 18th District, said of facial recognition, describing the ban more as a moratorium. “We also don’t want this technology to be used to further worsen the racial

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Bay Area Council, Stanford win as Trump admin rules nixed

The Bay Area Council, Stanford University and a host of other business and educational groups scored a legal victory over the administration of President Donald Trump on Tuesday, with a federal judge tossing out new rules for the H-1B visa.

“This is a major win for our economy and for our ability to recover from the worst downturn in generations,” Bay Area Council CEO Jim Wunderman said in a statement. “H-1B workers fill an important need in our economy and provide immense benefits not only to the companies they work for but the communities where they live. Many of the leading and fastest-growing technology companies in the Bay Area have been founded by entrepreneurs from other countries who first came here on visas.”

The rules issued in October by the federal departments of Labor and Homeland Security had imposed a one-year limit on placement of H-1B workers at third-party firms,

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Council Post: Back To The Future: Enterprise Edition

CEO of Gigamon, a leader in network visibility and traffic monitoring technology.

Grab your DeLorean and buckle up. Everyone is looking to the future for positive news around a Covid-19 vaccine and a safe return to some sort of normalcy, and business leaders are no exception. As GeekWire noted, even Bill Gates, “who predicted this pandemic five years ago, is now turning his attention to what’s next — and the simplest way to describe it, he says, is [a] ‘semi-normal'” version of the past.

2020 seemed destined to continue the growth pattern we had seen over the last few years with some of the largest tech IPOs and financing rounds to date, along with a booming security industry with consolidation and growth occurring in many segments. With the pandemic, however, it is clear that we will see a major change from this trajectory. As a result, it is

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“Dr. Obadare Peter Adewale, of Digital Encode Limited, accepted into Forbes Technology Council”

LAGOS, Nigeria, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Dr. Obadare Peter Adewale, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Digital Encode Limited, who is arguably the most credentialed and Multi-Award winning cybersecurity professional in Africa has been accepted into Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives.

Dr. Obadare Peter Adewale was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

“We are honored to welcome Dr. Obadare into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Technology Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater

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Council Post: Business Platforms: Bringing Customers Together

CTO of Wunderman Thompson NA, applying technology to drive client growth across the Americas and beyond.

The past decade has seen the rise of a new type of business model: the platform business. While more traditional business models set the stage for companies to supply services to meet consumer demand — packaging cost-effective services or marketing them to consumers for profit — a platform business disrupts traditional business models by facilitating direct interaction between value creators. Instead of the companies pushing services out in the world, platform businesses seek to enable exchanges between producers and consumers.

Spotify, AirBnB, Uber, Netflix and Amazon (SAUNA) have all adopted this model, facilitating interactions between artists and listeners, hosts and guests, drivers and riders, buyers and sellers. The platform opportunity is poised to grow — in 2016, an Accenture survey found that 81% of executives believed platform-based business models would be core to

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DPD to start using gunshot detection technology ShotSpotter if City Council approves

The Detroit Police Department plans to present a proposal to the City Council on Monday that would allow the installation of sound sensors to  alert police of gunshots  in the city.



diagram: A diagram of how ShotSpotter works.


© ShotSpotter
A diagram of how ShotSpotter works.

The department  seeks to administer the gunshot detection system, called ShotSpotter, in two communities with high rates of gun violence. If approved by the council, ShotSpotter would be installed in the 8th and 9th precincts, covering 6½ square miles, said Assistant Police Chief David LeValley.

 The four-year, $1.5 million contract proposal for ShotSpotter covers installation of the sensors, annual subscription for real-time gunfire analysis and alert services, and expert witness services. The technology would go live by spring 2021. 

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ShotSpotter would add to Detroit police’s robust assortment of law enforcement technology, which includes facial recognition

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Council Post: The Future Is Personalized: From B2B To B2Me

Chief Marketing Officer for Aptology. With Aptology, understand success at work and hire or pivot employees to success.

Let’s face it: The old ways of doing business to business (B2B) are going the way of the dodo, an extinction accelerated by the pandemic. In a remote world, businesses can no longer afford the glacial pace of discovery calls, and corporate clients are no longer willing to wait weeks or months for a transactional relationship to happen. They often want their user experience to be as streamlined as a business-to-consumer (B2C) transaction, featuring instant value and equally instant payment and delivery.

B2B: Moving Away From Blindfolding And Handholding

Previously, sales relationships for high-value corporate clients involved a lot of touch points to move leads through the sales funnel. Webinars, white papers, discovery calls, kick-off processes — these were all created with the intention of establishing “know, like, trust” touch points

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Council Post: Race In Tech, Part One: Inside The Numbers

Speaker, InterVision’s Strategic IT Advisor, and author of “Amplify Your Job Search: Strategies for Finding Your Dream Job.”

There is a great analogy used to describe the logical and emotional sides of our brains. New York University psychologist Jonathan Haidt compares our brain to an elephant and a rider. The rider is logic. The elephant is emotion. To affect change, you have to appeal to the rider and the elephant. For change to occur, both must want to go down the path. We in tech love our data. We love our logic. However, 2020 has had many of us looking at a cold hard truth when it comes to racial diversity in tech: Despite years of reporting on diversity and inclusion efforts, we have made little progress.

According to the 2014 Diversity in High Tech Report from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the percentage of Black employees

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Ramp’s Neal Stanton Accepted into Forbes Technology Council

Forbes Technology Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for World-Class CIOs, CTOs, and Technology Executives

Neal Stanton, Co-CEO, Ramp

Ramp Co-CEO Neal Stanton Accepted into Forbes Technology Council
Ramp Co-CEO Neal Stanton Accepted into Forbes Technology Council
Ramp Co-CEO Neal Stanton Accepted into Forbes Technology Council

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Ramp Co-CEO Accepted into Forbes Technology Council
Ramp Co-CEO Accepted into Forbes Technology Council
Ramp Co-CEO Accepted into Forbes Technology Council

BOSTON, Nov. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Neal Stanton, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Ramp, the leading provider of enterprise video delivery solutions, has been accepted into Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives.        

Stanton was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

“We are honored to welcome Neal into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective

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Gujarat Council on Science & Technology organizing a series of programs on World Science Day | India Education,Education News India,Education News

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Council on Science & Technology (GUJCOST), working under the aegis of the Department of Science & Technology, Govt of Gujarat is organizing a series of programs and outreach activities on 10th November 2020 to mark the celebration of the World Science Day for Peace and Development.

The World Science Day for Peace and Development is an annual program coordinated by UNESCO worldwide since 2002. This year the objective of World Science ay is focused on science for and with society in dealing with the global pandemic at a time when the world is grappling with the COVID 19 pandemic.

Science plays an important role in overcoming this crisis and will also help to build more just, more compassionate, and more sustainable societies.

The current crisis should serve as a wake-up call regarding the urgency for increased financing and support of scientific research and collaboration. This concerns not only

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