KablamoBlog

Further thinking to get the juices flowing.

Angus Dorney

WillyourcompanyvaluessurviveCOVID-19?

Last week in Australia, we witnessed a spectacular and public implosion of company values from one of the most popular banks.

Kablamo

ACOVIDANTHEMRISES

Members of the Kablamo team have many super powers outside of the digital world. One Kablamite has a secret identity as an artist and song writer

Angus Dorney

SURRENDERINGOURRIGHTS

Data is addictive, but should we surrender our Right to Privacy in order to control COVID-19?

Tim Elson

DEPLOYINGSOLUTIONSDRIVENBYMACHINELEARNING

There’s an ‘us and them’ mentality between software engineering and data science.

Debby McGerty

ALIVINGGUIDETOLIVINGWELL

Loss is a powerful time in everybody’s life. It is something we all experience and is a period of profound soul-searching. I’ve spent many years on this earth and have navigated the loss of many of my most-loved people. Recently, it was my husband.

Jonathan Englert

LET'STALKCULTUREDYNAMICBUSINESS

Kablamo’s co-CEO Angus Dorney was interviewed by Dynamic Business about maintaining culture when you’re under the gun as a business.

Jonathan Englert

BOARDGAMENIGHTANDTHEHUMOURFOUNDATION

Think you have what it takes to be a board game champion ? Want to support a terrific cause? Like beers and snacks?

Jonathan Englert

GODEEPLEARNING!

One of our Kablamites literally wrote the book on building and implementing neural networks using Go.

Jonathan Englert

VALUESANDJOINTLEADERSHIP

Want to explore the connection between values and joint leadership, the Australian recently published this piece by Kablamo’s Angus Dorney.

Jonathan Englert

FIVESAYINGSTHATSOUNDSMART,BUTAREACTUALLYDUMB

common workplace sayings that people may think are smart, but they are actually dumb

Jonathan Englert

HAVEYOUGOTAN“INNOVATIONKILLER”INYOURBUSINESS?

Here's five dead giveaways...

Jonathan Englert

KABLAMONAMEDARNAWARDSFINALIST

We are finalists in ARN's Innovation Awards for the Smart Technology Category

Daniel Serrano

ONKABLAMO,MELBOURNEANDLIFEDECISIONS.

Here’s the latest on Kablamo’s culture, courtesy Daniel Serrano, who has just joined the team down in Melbourne!

Allan Waddell

EXPLAINER:WHATAREDEEPFAKES?

Check out Allan’s thoughts in this CMO piece on Deep Fakes

Angus Dorney

RISEOFTHEMAMMAL:THEEXISTENTIALTHREATFACINGTRADITIONALCONSULTANCIES

Read Angus’s thoughts on traditional consultancies below

Allan Waddell

THEETHICSCENTRE:INJECTINGARTIFICIALINTELLIGENCEWITHHUMANEMPATHY

The great promise of artificial intelligence is efficiency.

Angus Dorney

THE"ODDCOUPLE"-MYFIRSTYEARASCO-CEO

One year ago, I made the biggest move of my career and joined Kablamo as co-CEO.

Angus Dorney

NEOBANKSANDTHECOMINGDISRUPTION?

When the internet challenged the global media industry, companies were confronted with a stark choice — innovate or perish.

Jonathan Englert

OVERCOMINGCUSTOMERSTOCKHOLMSYNDROME

Sometimes being a high performer in an industry with a bad reputation can be a burden due to what I call Customer Stockholm Syndrome.

Allan Waddell

ALGORITHMSANDARRHYTHMIA

How AI is revolutionising healthcare

Jonathan Englert

AMAZONAWSSUMMITINTEL

Great to be able to share this from the AWS Summit

Jonathan Englert

AMAZONSUMMITNEWS

Kablamo named finalist partner in ML

Jonathan Englert

KABLAMOAPPOINTSKIRSTYTRASKTOLEADERSHIPTEAM

Kablamo has appointed Kirsty Trask as its regional manager Melbourne.

Jonathan Englert

TENWAYSTOATTRACTANDKEEPTHEBESTTECHTALENT(WHENEVERYONESAYSIT’SIMPOSSIBLE)

Kablamo is a small but fast-growing cloud application development business and, so far, we seem to have a good formula for attracting and retaining really great technical talent

Ben Boyter

ALLYOUNEEDTOKNOWABOUTELASTICSEARCHBUTWEREAFRAIDTOASK.

Ben’s pointers should be enough for anyone to get started with elastic.

Jonathan Englert

OURFRIENDLYAISURVEY

This survey is about helping us all to understand your AI perspective a little better (and, hey, it might even be fun).

Kablamo

MYBUSINESSTALKSTOALLAN-ENTREPRENEURREVEALS:‘WHYIHIREDACO-CEO’

Kablamo co-CEO and Founder, Allan Waddell, recently appeared in MyBusiness to talk about the experience of going from solo to co-CEO.

Angus Dorney

HOWFACIALRECOGNITIONCANUNLOCKVIDEOARCHIVEVALUE

Kablamo’s co-CEO, Angus Dorney, recently spoke to ComputerWorld about how facial recognition and AI can unlock tremendous amounts of value in video archives.

Kablamo

IMPORTINGCUSTOMFINDINGSINTOAWSSECURITYHUB

Though Security Hub is in preview, you can access it in your console now and it comes with out-of-the-box support for AWS services such as GuardDuty, Macie and Inspector as well as from 3rd party providers.

Allan Waddell

WHYTWOCEOSCANBEBETTERTHANONE

“Co-CEO… how’s that going for you?” This is a question I’ve been asked many times in my first six months sharing the helm of fast-growing cloud software engineering company, Kablamo.

Allan Waddell

ALLANTALKSAIANDSLIMEMOULDSINTHEAUSTRALIAN

Allan Waddell’s take on the biological future of AI.

Kablamo

INERPNOONECANHEARYOUSCREAM

Welcome to the world of ERP hostageware.

Kablamo

ISCLOUDALLORNOTHING?

When it comes to cloud adoption, there’s largely two schools of thought on the best approach.

Kablamo

BRINGYOURHUMANS...

Transformations are disruptive. I don’t mean this in the lazy, cliched, and sigh-inducing “X company is the Uber of Y industry, poised to disrupt the industry”, I mean it is a process of change that requires some adaptation.

Kablamo

WHATMATTERSTOYOUWHENYOUTHINKABOUTHIRINGANITCONSULTANT?

Hiring an outside IT consultant is obviously a common business decision, but the experience can be complicated.

Kablamo

THE(HUMAN)ETHICSOFARTIFICIALINTELLIGENCE

Intelligence without ethics is dangerous. Human intelligence is tempered with human empathy.

Kablamo

ERPisdead...LongliveERP

Dinosaurs. Edsels. Consumer-grade Betamax players. All long gone. Is ERP about to wind up on the dust heap of history?

Kablamo

ENGINEERINGSTABILITYINTOKOMBUSTION'SPLUGINSYSTEM

Kombustion is a CloudFormation tool that uses plugins to pre-process templates. It enables DevOps to re-use CloudFormation best practices, and standardise deployment patterns.

Kablamo

ABUSINESS-PRACTICALWAYTOTHINKABOUTAI

Quantify It. Undersand the downside.

Ian Mckay

EFFECTIVEAWSIAM

Ian Mckay, DevOps Engineer for Kablamo, weighs in on the effective use of AWS IAM

Kablamo

AI-THEOUTERREACHES

We'll be the first to admit that AI is scary.

Kablamo

SECURITYATTHECENTRE

Security is a big challenge in enterprise. Here's how we tackle it.

Kablamo

INTRODUCINGKOMBUSTION:OUROPENSOURCEAWSDEVELOPERTOOL

THE TEAM IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF KOMBUSTION.

Victoria Adams

UX/UI,THEPERFECTCOUPLE

This week, Kablamo's UX/UI lead, Victoria Adams weighs in on the UX/UI thing...

Kablamo

BUZZWORD:DEVOPS

DevOps is overused. What does it really mean, and what's a better word for it?

Kablamo

BUZZWORD:AI

In this week's buzzword chat the team tackles how machine learning & AI aren't going to solve your IT woes -- robust discussion ensues.

Kablamo

YOUTALKIN'TOME?CHATBOTSMIGHTNOTBEHEREYET.

Science fiction has had mixed results predicting the future.

Kablamo

BUZZWORD:BLOCKCHAIN

Listen to the team tackle Blockchain as a buzzword, current industry uses, what blockchain might look like in the future and the effectiveness of distributed systems (or read the transcript)

Allan Waddell

WHYTHETECHNOLOGYBEHINDBITCOINMAYSOMEDAYSAVEYOURLIFE

It’s time to chin up and stop grousing that we’re all late to the crypto-currency party. Most of us may have missed our moment to make millions off of Bitcoin, but the technology behind it could eventually save our lives.

Angus Dorney

WHYI’MJOININGKABLAMO

Today, I join a special group of people who are creating a truly amazing company.

Allan Waddell

BITCOIN'SNOTAFAD,IT'SAWAITINGGAME

For all of its naysayers, the world’s first functioning virtual currency, the Bitcoin, has done amazingly well. But its accomplishments are completely unrelated to its price.

Kablamo

IAM-IDENTITYANDACCESSINTHEAWSCLOUD

For users (and sometimes administrators), security is hard. It can slow you down with authentication and provide roadblocks when you are denied access to the resources you need.

Allan Waddell

AIANDTHEINTELLIGENCEEXPLOSION--DIRECTOR'SCUT

A few weeks ago Allan published some thoughts on AI in The Australian. What was published came from a longer exploratory piece which makes sense to publish here in full. Here it is...

Kablamo

CLOUDFORMATIONSTATICANALYSIS

We want to take a deeper dive into CloudFormation stacks. CloudFormation stacks are a great tool for developers to provision AWS resource in a structured, repeatable way.

Allan Waddell

TOOMUCHSTUPIDITYFORRULEBYAI

Elon Musk can’t be wrong about artificial intelligence, can he? Well, actually, yes he is wrong.

Allan Waddell

ISYOURCOMPUTERARACIST?WEKNOWAI’S‘HOW’BUTWENEED‘WHY’

Kablamo's Allan Waddell recently explored the bleeding edge of Artificial Intelligence for The Australian.

Lucy Wilkinson

WOMENINTECH?AREYOUKIDDING?

The experience of attending a global tech event as a minority

Tom Giordmaina

AUTOMATEDTESTING:AREYOUMISSINGOUTONTHEBIGBENEFITS?

In my experience as a QA Manager, every organisation I’ve worked for has had a keen interest in automated testing. It’s easy to see why everyone falls in love with its perceived benefits - faster testing, with fewer people, at lower cost… the dream!

Allan Waddell

WHATGROWTHHACKHELPSSCALEYOURBUSINESS?

Our growth hack is built entirely around people. In order to scale a business quickly, we believe you have to create a foundation that is fully human.

Lucy Wilkinson

WHATCANTHEBUSINESSCOMMUNITYDOTOFAST-TRACKGENDEREQUALITY?

Gender parity is crucial for any well-rounded business… but an imbalance exists across almost every business sector

Ben Boyter

READINGBETWEENTHELINESATAWSRE:INVENT2017

Ben Boyter shares his thoughts around Re:Invent regarding Blockchain, IoT and Aurora

Kablamo

AWSRE:INVENT-LASVEGAS

Next week, Kablamo will be attending the AWS Re:Invent conference for the first time, in Las Vegas. It's a momentous occasion for us. We are now officially an AWS Advanced Tier Partner - a status shared by only a handful of providers in Sydney, Australia.

Allan Waddell

THEAGILEDEPENDENCYWALL

I’m sharing some of the techniques we use, that drive consistent Agile delivery. These articles are not intended to be exhaustive, rather an introduction to the theories and concepts we apply day to day.

Allan Waddell

COMMONHURDLESOFDIGITALTRANSFORMATIONINENTERPRISE...ANDVALUABLELESSONSLEARNED

Over 9 months, leading the Digital Team within a major enterprise business, we learned many lessons. Here is an overview of three of the key hurdles we faced.

Bryce Hanscomb

THECHANGINGROLEOFCONSULTANTSINANAGILEWORKFORCE

With the increasing adoption of Agile practices in enterprise, consultants must adapt to being increasingly involved with their client’s business needs.

Craig Stanford

WWDC2017-REVIEW

WWDC 2017 - REVIEW

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