Month: November 2017

Salome Vaioleti Merumeru

Salome Vaioleti Merumeru

Problem Solving is my Passion. My passion led me to venture into the Information System academic journey after 15 years of  IT/IS role experiences that ended with a Master of Information System.  80% of my problem solving skills were gained from all my work and experiences in the ICT World of  all Government ICT/Information Systems while 10% were from the Manufacturing Industry  and 10% from the Financial Sector of the Superannuation Industry.  Some of the Recent Projects that I have been a part of as a Lead Business Analyst includes the establishment of  the Fiji National Provident Fund’s first Project Management Office with the primary objective of modernizing the Fund from scratch.  The Business Process Re-Engineering of the Fund’s Withdrawal Processes.  The development of  a Manufacturing Production System, The Analysis of  Government existing Systems  and the Scoping of E-Government  Web Applications, Infrastructure and Contact Centre Solution.  My current work includes the review of the existing Teacher Registration and Pay Scale classification in the NSW Education Sector.  I am always looking out to hear you if you need someone to talk to and help you solve your business problem the AGILE way.

Lizette (Lizzie) Revilla

Lizette (Lizzie) Revilla

You’ve got to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you’ve got, and remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from mistakes, but never regret. – My mantra in life…

Hence why I usually enjoy the moment and drink everything that life has to offer. I am a graduate with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. It’s funny that for someone who’s not fond of Computer Programming, my life revolves around IT world even up to this day. Everyday is a struggle and a challenge for myself, thinking how I will face my day again, how I will resolve all incident tickets and issues escalated to my team and if I will be able to complete all tasks assigned to me. But I believe in perseverance and hard work., you just have to do your best and believe that you can do it! and I did! And still am!

I am a combination of Introvert and Extrovert type of person, I can stay in our house the whole day or even a week if I want to and I can travel the world and have the time of my life at the same time while trying extreme adventures. During my free time, I love to read fiction books and watch anime shows, you will be surprised how addicted I am in anime shows.  I am a member of Filipino walking group and every Sunday I join bush walks and even coastal walks. In the Philippines, I join my high school friends to do mountain hiking. I also love to join fun run marathons whenever I have time, i don’t just run for fun, I run to make a difference by contributing to non profit organisations.

James Hennessey – Profile

James Hennessey – Profile

A little about me.

Most mornings I would get up at 5:30 am to do a 45min F45 HIT class, though since I’ve had surgery on my back this has stopped. I now wake up at the same time and either go for a cycle, watch Family Guy episodes or drink coffee and stare at whatever I have to study for the day.

I enjoy my morning coffee’s, finding it hard to start the day without one on my desk. My Nespresso machine has a good work out in the morning before I leave.

I normally cycle to work while on the rare occasion I will catch the bus. During daylight saving hours, I will occasionally walk or run to work to avoid the bus. This helped me prepare to run my first Blackmores marathon in 2015.

Recently I made a return to Fencing. This was prompted by my daughter taking up fencing again when she started her degree at Sydney University. In 2012 after two years of Fencing foil followed by epee, I won a silver medal in the veteran’s epee competition, being completely outclassed by a 70year old lifetime fencer.

I’m not an avid reader, though will always have my kindle handy, for the rare bus trip. I’ve enjoyed reading the Freakonomics books which provide fascinating insights into human behavior. I’ve also watched the movie and now follow the podcasts.

Both of my children will tell you that I can’t cook, though I am one to ‘try’ different things. However, I will say that I did get rave reviews by the Infosys team at Westpac for my traditional butter chicken.

Kiran Singh

Kiran Singh

I am Kiran Singh

I am busy making a road map for my  career in IT. There are many takes and overtakes in the busy traffic of Microsoft, Chrome, Clouds Apple, and Google. The scenarios are many user stories and mapping are plenty. IT outcomes are up and running on Google way.In this vibrant scene of IT learning, we work as a group of  students with IT processes, and culture of networks, virtual reality, web technologies, elicitation, business architectures and motivational models. AGILE , SCRUM LEAN, and KAN BAN are on our doorstep to show us the new way. We are on business analysis highway.

I am IT Business analyst in making.

Soon, I will be making career moves with employers,interviews and rewarding recruitment of my choice.

Cheers

 

 

 

 

 

 

IPhone X Face Recognition and the sensitivity of the biometric data

IPhone X Face Recognition and the sensitivity of the biometric data

What is iPhone face recognition?

The upcoming iPhone X will use Face ID, technology that unlocks your iPhone X by using infrared and visible light scans to uniquely identify your face.

What is Face ID?

Face ID a form of biometric authentication. Rather than a password (something you know) or a security dongle or authentication app (something you have), biometrics are something you are. Fingerprint recognition is also a biometric.

Instead of one or more fingerprints, as with Touch ID, Face ID relies on the unique characteristics of your face.

How does it work?

  • Initially scan your face accurately enough to recognize it later.
  • Compare a new scan with the stored one with enough flexibility to recognize you nearly all the time.
  • Scan your face in a wide variety of lighting conditions.
  • Update your facial details as you age, change hairstyles, grow a mustache, change your eyebrows, get plastic surgery, and so forth to still recognize you.
  • Let you wear hats, scarves, gloves, contact lenses, and sunglasses, and still be recognized.
  • Not allow a similar-looking person, a photograph, a mask, or other techniques to unlock your phone.

Apple uses a combination of infrared emitter and sensor (which it calls TrueDepth) to paint 30,000 points of infrared light on and around your face and also captures flat or 2D infrared snapshots. For the points, the reflection is measured, which allows it to calculate depth and angle from the camera for each dot and construct a depth map.

Live depth mapping is also used for live tracking for Animoji, the talking animals heads—and piles of poo—that match your facial expressions and lip movement, and other selfie special effects, and is provided to third-party developers. But live depth mapping doesn’t offer up raw sensor data that would let a developer re-create a Face ID map.

Where biometric data are kept and how secure is it, is there any violation to Privacy laws in this technology?

Apple’s description of enrollment and comparison is very similar to Touch ID. The enrollment sends data through a one-way channel to the Secure Enclave, a special tamper-resistant chip bound deeply inside the iPhone and iPad architecture that can only respond with limited information, such as confirming a match was made when unlocking for Apple Pay and the like. Secure Enclave also stores some other private information.

As a result, Apple doesn’t collect this information and process it centrally, nor does it store it on the device in a manner that can be retrieved by cracking a phone, a phone backup, or intercepting information to and from it.

However, the concern remains that, with proprietary technology under the control of Apple, a government could force changes that would pass or extract facial identification information, or perform comparisons with faces that a government is looking for.

In the current hardware architecture, however, that seems unlikely. Apple has engineered its systems so that there’s no reasonable way to rework it to change the flow of facial (or, with Touch ID, fingerprint) information to a different source. It would have to create a whole new kind of phone and new firmware.

As an off note; till now there is no 100% guarantee that biometric data will be 100% secured and can’t be hacked a third party applications if the phone lands in the wrong hands.

Pros & cons of face recognition?

Pros:

  • Improve the speed and convenience of daily activities for consumers, like shopping, where a customer could simply look into a camera, have their face identified , and pay for a transaction in a matter of moments.
  • It can also help with surveillance, having the ability to monitor thousands of faces from security cameras.

Cons:

  • Security part of this technology would be that people’s every movement could be tracked without their consent.  This could also possibly be used by the government to identify and follow political opponents, which would cause a great amount of conflict in a country.