Melvin Greer, columnist and advisor, is Director of Data Science and Analytics at Intel. Melvin uses his knowledge in graph analytics, machine learning and cognitive computing to accelerate transformation of data into a strategic asset for Federal Agencies and global enterprises. His systems and software engineering experience has resulted in patented inventions in cloud computing, synthetic biology and IoT bio-sensors for edge analytics. Mr. Greer is a principal investigator in advanced research studies involving nanotechnology, additive manufacturing and gamification. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and U.S. National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine and GUIRR. Melvin has been awarded the BEYA Technologist of the Year Award, and has been appointed Fellow of the National Cybersecurity Institute. He is also founder and Managing Director of the Greer Institute for Leadership and Innovation, and is a member of the International Monetary Fund / World Bank, Bretton Woods Committee, is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities, and is an accomplished author; his fifth book “Practical Cloud Security a Cross Industry View” is his most recently published book.