In his book “21 lessons for the 21st Century”, historian Yuval Harari notes that “Already today, ‘truth’ is defined by the top results of the Google search.”. In a different vein, an academic, Professor Nicholas Diakopoulos suggests in his research work that authority is becoming increasingly algorithmic. Last week, journalist…


Photo by Yiannis Kanellopoulos, titled “Watch Tower”

During the last months, I spent (quality) time with people of diverse backgrounds and roles; from executives in the banking sector, founders of health or tech startups and translators to name a few, discussing the impact of technology and algorithmic decision making on their daily work. …


It was late 90s, the era of .coms and “e-everything” and yours truly was a Computer Science student admiring a bunch of nerdy guys who were creating cool stuff like a web-browser (Netscape in particular) or an electronic (not digital, it wasn’t a cool term at that time) bookstore (Amazon…


The Black Box Society book was a source of inspiration for this article (among others).

For the last 14 years I have been conducting research and then practicising consultancy on software quality matters. I was merely trying to find answers to questions like: What defines good software? How can we measure it? How can we make its technical quality transparent? …


One of the most memorable speeches I remember, was delivered some years ago by the Group CIO of a bank. It was just before the term Digital Transformation made its appearance, and I remember it for two reasons:

  1. This guy was talking for 20 minutes straight, without using any…


Some weeks ago WIRED in this article announced the end of coding and the rise of the so-called Artificial Intelligence (AI). The claim is that soon enough computers will be trained by skilled engineers instead of being programmed to follow explicit, step-by-step instructions typically written by a software developer.

Soon…


Front-Cover of our report based on our client-cases

There has been lots of talk about “software eating the world” or about “digital transformation” as they call the former these days and I hope I am not being cynical here.

Working at Software Improvement Group the last 8 years I got the privilege to make an impact at large…

Y. Kanellopoulos

Technology can transform the world for the better.

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