Gabriel Pesek

Gabriel Pesek

Gabriel Pesek is a writer for SiliconANGLE Media's roving news desk team theCUBE, covering events and developments in the tech world.Repeated stints as a publication editor in high school, a focus on international language studies in college, and a self-published examination of H.P. Lovecraft's fiction have left him with a deep appreciation of new communications developments.An enthusiastic fan of music, Pesek is a long-time album reviewer for The Burning Beard, which has led to contact with up-and-coming bands around the world, while also maintaining daily reviews of albums from his personal collection.Raised in south Texas, he currently lives in north Louisiana.

Latest from Gabriel Pesek

Moving mountains of data: Can humans learn from the failures of new technologies? | #WiDS2017

As machine learning advances, some voices in the data industry are drawing attention to the potential negative effects underlying the application of these sciences, particularly in regard to forcing humans out of jobs given to machines. But others, such as Janet George (pictured), fellow and chief data officer/scientist/big data/cognitive computing at WD, a Western Digital Co., […]

Where data science meets commerce: Walmart’s out to create retail psychics | #WiDS2017

With data science growing in sophistication and applications every day, it may be surprising to learn that some of the market’s biggest boosts are coming from companies with a primary focus on standard retail, according to Esteban Arcaute (pictured), senior director and head of data science at @WalmartLabs. The impact of data science on sales, and […]

When a doll rats out a parent: Tech firms struggle with thorny privacy issues

The rise of intelligent devices, from wearables to smart home sensors to Internet-connected Barbie dolls, is confronting technology companies with a host of new ethical issues involving privacy and security. That’s forcing them to think carefully in advance about principles they need to apply to a wide range of products for the emerging Internet of […]

What is the role of new tech in 2017? | #VTUG

As the first month of 2017 quickly moves to a close, the technological forecast for the rest of the year is being set at a number of events around the world, with the progress made in bringing cloud, IoT and other cutting-edge utilities to consumers leaving surprises in store for how those tools will be […]

Will cloud universality reduce data operations complexity? | #VTUG

In any corner of the tech world today, data is a massive consideration, whether it’s being managed, stored, analyzed or otherwise used. But with cloud, flash and various other options can enable enterprises to hold those massive stores of data. Yet many are finding themselves stymied by complexity before they can get to really working with […]

Uniting containers and virtual machines to answer specific use cases | #VTUG

As virtualization becomes increasingly viable for common users and enterprises in a variety of common applications, many of those users are trying to determine whether containers or virtual machines are better for their purposes, while developers are pointing to a blend of both. At the Virtualization Technology Users Group Winter Warmer 2017 in Foxborough, MA, […]

The IT-OT convergence: protecting operational technology in the cloud age | #ACCELERATE2017

Since the discovery of the Stuxnet worm, Operational Technology has been gaining attention from security providers, as the number and type of attacks continue to grow. With the integration of cloud services into a number of functionalities, the security side of OT is encountering rapid expansion of the terrain they have to protect. At Fortinet Accelerate, Edgard […]

Eliminating security weaknesses: What is proactive data protection? | #ACCELERATE2017

In today’s digital business climate, data trust is perhaps the most important part of the business, according to Drew Del Matto, CFO of Fortinet Inc. “I think it’s just core to value creation, because it’s as simple as if you think you’re putting information out there, and you think somebody’s going to get to it, then […]

Doing more with less: supporting realism in the new IT age | #HPEDiscover

The enthusiasm of a vendor for its product is an essential part of success, and there are few places that becomes as apparent as at company-specific conventions and conferences. But consumer reactions are at least as important, making the presence of outsider analysts at such gatherings a healthy piece of presentational balance. At the HPE […]

Will automation and machine learning eliminate human intelligence in IT? | #HPEDiscover

In the move toward automation, machine-learning and predictive analytics, many are seeing dark times ahead for the human component of the IT workforce. Others, however, are seeing it as a time for the IT workers to become more powerful than ever before. At the HPE Discover EU event in London, Dana Gardner, president and principal […]