A Journey into Tech, Cyber Leaders’ Minds: The Week in TechBy Andrea Villar | Thu, 09/09/2021 - 17:30
This week took us on a tour of ideas and insights from some of the country's business leaders in tech and cybersecurity. While the President for the Americas Region of Rockwell Automation shared some key insights on how companies can make a smooth transition towards IT in industrial operations, the Economic Counselor of the Embassy of Israel in Mexico explained why Industry 4.0 goes beyond technology and takes place in making the world more sustainable. Likewise, leaders of the cybersecurity industry shared why dealing with the security threat should be a collective effort and why governments should look at R&D if they are looking to improve their population's quality of life.
Meanwhile, anticipation is already building ahead of the Apple event that will take place virtually next week.
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- Apple Event, where the company is expected to unveil its latest line of iPhones and other products ahead of a critical holiday season, will take place on Sep. 14. The Tim Cook-led company is expected to unveil iPhones with satellite capability as well as watches with larger and lighter screens. Since 2020, Apple's launches have been held virtually due to the pandemic. Here's what we know so far about the new iPhone.
- Apple will also delay the launch of its new child pornography protection tools, accused by some of undermining privacy on its devices and services. In August, the tech company announced measures to more effectively detect images of sexual content involving children on iPhone, iPads and the iCloud in the US. However, digital rights groups have raised concerns that the tweaks open a potential "backdoor" in the devices that could be exploited by governments or other organizations for other purposes.
- Building resilience to the cybersecurity challenges that all businesses face today is a collective responsibility, not just that of a few, said Director of Arista Technologies Mexico John Clayton in an interview with Mexico Business this week. “No one is infallible. We live in a small world and a threat to business can also be a threat to the Mexican economy. We, companies, entrepreneurs and governments have a collective responsibility,” he said. Read the complete conversation here.
- Why is it so important to invest in technology and research? Fernando Thompson, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of TBSEK shared with Mexico Business why Mexico should look at technology as a national priority. “High-level academic education, investment in research and development, as well as the use of technology, should be a high priority, if and only if we want a better country,” he says. Read the full opinion here.
- Industry 4.0 should not be considered just a migration from traditional to digital processes. It is also a commitment to a sustainable world, transparency and control of information, wrote Lior Yafe, Economic Counselor of the Embassy of Israel in Mexico. In this piece, he shared why Industry 4.0 should not be limited to a corporate benefit but should support all production processes, purchase-sell products, operating systems management, customer service and government platform optimization. Get the full insights here.
- Contrary to what many might think, technology is a vehicle and people drivers behind the wheel in the IT/OT convergence, writes Alejandro Capparelli, President of the Americas Region of Rockwell Automation this week in Mexico Business. In this article, he shared three tips for companies that are beginning to incorporate IT into their industrial operations and three benefits that come with doing so.