The U.S. Drops Out of the Top 10 in Innovation Ranking

This seems to be a reoccurring story – science and engineering education as a lacking component in the U.S. innovation ecosystem.  This is not a universal failure.  There are outstanding school systems and STEM programs in this country, but I would argue that educational consistency and student motivation are significant factors in the decline this article discusses.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-22/south-korea-tops-global-innovation-ranking-again-as-u-s-falls

Innovation vs. Risk & Compliance in Financial Services

I love the balancing act that innovation versus risk compliance represents, especially in a vertical like financial services.  There are so many great ideas that must be tempered and hardened in an insecure world.  I also love that IT Security is beginning to recognize this problem and move the conversation forward.  I worked hard when managing a security team to move our stock answer from “no” to a firm “yes, but…”.  Be willing to compromise as long as integrity can be maintained.

https://blogs.akamai.com/2015/05/innovation-vs-risk-compliance-in-financial-services.html