"The Inside Story" takes a deeper look into technology news by interviewing the people behind the story. We talk to the sources involved in the news and explore important and interesting issues.
The Inside Story talks to Lars Hard, founder and chief technology officer of software vendor Expertmaker, about recommendation technology. This increasingly sophisticated and popular approach analyzes multiple information sources to enable companies to recommend products and services to potential customers.
The Inside Story talks to George Demmy, chief technology officer for analytics vendor TerraGo, about location analytics. This approach integrates geographic information with the business data that companies normally analyze, to help them identify trends, develop more accurate predictions, and make better decisions.
The Inside Story discusses the mobile graphics processing unit, which has rapidly become critical to smartphones’ ability to produce better and better graphics, with Dave Shreiner.
Dave is director of graphics and GPU computing for leading chip designer ARM Ltd. He is an expert in computer graphics and has written books on OpenGL programming.
Sam Madden is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, where he works on projects including the C-Store column-oriented database system and the CarTel mobile sensor network system. He has a PhD in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, and was named one of Technology Review’s Top 35 Under 35 in 2005. He’s the recipient of several awards, including a US National Science Foundation CAREER award and a Sloan Foundation Fellowship.
The Inside Story interviewed Sam Madden about his review of Big Data in IEEE Internet Computing magazine last year (“From Databases to Big Data,” May/June 2012, pp. 4–6).
The Inside Story discusses the numerous serious security issues that have affected Java this year with software-security expert Gary McGraw.
Gary serves as chief technology officer at Cigital Inc., a major software-security consultancy. He is the author of eight best-selling books on software security and more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications.
His research interests include software security; software exploits; online game security; mobile-code security, especially involving Java and .NET; and malicious code and the technologies that can counter it.