Kiril Kirilov

Kiril V. Kirilov is a content strategist and writer who is analyzing the intersection of business and IT for nearly two decades. Some of the topics he covers include SaaS, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, IT startup funding, autonomous vehicles and all things technology. He is also an author of a book about the future of AI and BIg Data in marketing.

The Importance of Open Source Security

By Kiril Kirilov | March 20, 2018

Open Source Vulnerabilities Open source software is rapidly gaining popularity with 93 percent of organizations using open source software and 78 percent performing all or part of their business operations on open source platforms, according to the Tenth Annual Future

What are Smart Contracts?

The State of Smart Contracts: Many Challenges Ahead

By Kiril Kirilov | February 28, 2018

The State of Smart Contracts With blockchain technology expanding into a growing number of industries and its applications broadening by the day, organizations and individuals are to witness self-executing smart contracts in literary any field of business. Decentralized apps, or

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Blockchain Companies Seek and Find Funding Outside the U.S.

By Kiril Kirilov | November 27, 2017

Blockchain Companies Seek Funding Outside the U.S. Blockchain companies are actively seeking funding deals outside of traditional tech hubs such as Silicon Valley, according to a report by CB Insights and other analysts. Bitcoin is generating a lot of buzz

AI

Autonomous Vehicle Startups Attract 76% of All Auto Tech Investment

By Kiril Kirilov | November 22, 2017

Autonomous Vehicle Startups Automotive tech startups are attracting close to $4 billion worth of investment since the start of 2017, according to a report by CB Insights. However, two-thirds of the amount, or 76 percent, are going into the pockets

Fake Digital Currency

How to Spot Fake Digital Currency

By Kiril Kirilov | November 20, 2017

Fake Digital Currency With the Bitcoin currency skyrocketing to levels above $8,000 per bitcoin and initial coin offerings emerging on a daily basis, a growing number of individuals and institutional investor look at cryptocurrencies as an alternative to more traditional

Record Number of VC Funds Target AI

How AI Changes Investment Decisions We Make

By Kiril Kirilov | November 9, 2017

AI Investment Decisions Artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing the way investors make decisions both at corporate and individual level. Institutional investors are using computing machines to make smarter investment decisions for years. Proliferation of predictive analytics, machine learning,

Can Waymo Retain Their Lead in Self-Driving Tech

By Kiril Kirilov | November 6, 2017

Waymo Self-Driving Tech Media people expected to see a working self-driving technology by Waymo this month but Alphabet’s daughter company is reluctant to elaborate when a commercial service will be available across the United States. Waymo CEO John Krafcik told

2017 Sets a New Record for Travel Tech Exits

By Kiril Kirilov | October 30, 2017

Travel Tech The number of travel tech exits backed by venture capital grew from 11 in 2013 to 20 in the first three quarters of 2017, according to a report by CB Insights. It is fair to say that further

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Cloud Security Solutions Still Puzzle Businesses

By Kiril Kirilov | October 24, 2017

Cloud Security Solutions Roughly one third of enterprises in North America experience troubles maintaining their cloud security due to the fast progress in cloud technologies and the complex nature of the cloud, a report by Threat Stack and the Enterprise

Amazon

Should Businesses Fear the Power of Amazon and Google?

By Kiril Kirilov | October 19, 2017

Amazon and Google Amazon is replacing Google as the most cited company, according to the number of mentions in publicly available corporate conference calls. The news passed largely unnoticed although this is quite a news bearing in mind that both

Corporate Chatbots

Can Corporate Chatbots Survive AI?

By Kiril Kirilov | October 18, 2017

Corporate Chatbots We read a lot of news about chatbots reshaping entire industry sectors by utilizing artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and natural language processing. Some chatbots are good in assisting consumers in buying tickets or finding good food nearby.

Digital Twins: Benefiting All Stakeholders in Virtual Environments

By Kiril Kirilov | October 12, 2017

Digital Twins and Virtual Environments Engineers utilize the concept of digital twins for centuries. You design an apparatus, then track its performance on paper, find points you can enhance, and then make the necessary tweaks to processes or components. Digitization