Ubiq Daily - Wednesday August 17th,2016

From the CIO

The average professional wastes 31 hours a month in unproductive meetings. David Humphreys offers 5 ways to reduce that figure.

Groupthink has been responsible for some of the biggest U.S. foreign policy blunders of all time. Could it also be an issue at your workplace?

On the importance of authenticity in IT leadership: “If your employees don’t feel that you’re authentic in what you say and how you act, you run the risk of losing great talent and jeopardizing your company’s long term future,” Lissa Minkin of Addepar tells CIO.com.

Technology News

With all of the recent advancements in A.I. and genome editing, now is the time to seriously start weighing the pros & cons of being a cyborg, says futurist Gerd Leonard.

The idea that apps will one day be replaced by bots is starting to gain mainstream acceptance. Don’t be so sure of it, says Kik founder Ted Livingston.

Google revealed the new security features of the Android Nougat 7.0 today during an hour-long Hangout with media and select IT professionals. New features include an “always-on” VPN, a “work security challenge” which allows IT to lock restriction for specific apps, and a ”work mode” which allows users to disable all work-related apps after business hours.

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