Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

May 2016 – The Santa Clara Marriott hosted this year’s annual Churchill Club 1o 10 trends dinner and discussion. Trends for this year’s event were wide ranging and once again included big data, robotics and healthcare. The discussion was moderated by : Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes Magazine Bruce Upbin, Managing Editor, also of Forbes. The [...]

March 2016 – At HardwareCon 2016, Jay Rogers Jr, CEO and Co-Founder of Local Motors presented a keynote on design. He started with a story of the 8 year odyssey of Local Motors and the efforts to make the first crowd-sourced designed car. He talked about how the concept of scaling had changed. In early [...]

March 2016 – At HardwareCon2016, they held a panel to discuss the Future of Hardware. The theme was to discuss the practicality of the hardware business and the ability to be differentiated in the market and operate profitably. The panel was pro-offshoring and subcontracting as a manufacturing methodology as opposed to using domestic resources, this [...]

March 2016 – At the 2016 HardwareCon in San Leandro, CA, Publisher, entrepreneur and advocate of the Maker movement Tim O’Reilly spoke to the primarily “maker centric” audience about trends and the transition to bigger things. The basis of his talk was all movements that drive change start with enthusiasts. These people have an inherent [...]

March 2016 – At the RSAC in San Francisco, we spoke to Trend Micro about the changing landscape of the security marketplace and the times of threats and threat sources that are present. As an overriding observation, the environment for security has changed – it is no longer trying to be disruptive on just a [...]

March 2016 – At the RSA Conference 2016 in San Francisco, Deep Instinct was showing their new cybersecurity system that is built around an advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine. The AI system in place is a deep learning neural network methodology that self learns about malware and threats in an enterprise. The product was developed [...]

Inviting people into your business is a well known process. In big businesses with big offices they’ll have a visitor management system at the front door. You get a nametag when you walk in. Folks who are there more frequently may have badges or keys. In today’s connected world it’s not only people in your [...]

February 2016 – At the Los Angeles DEW, Robert Tercek, Chairman of the Creative Visions Foundation talked about the changes and future of the digital television landscape in a time of changing viewership. While a lot of discussion has been on cord cutting and the impact it is making on the industry. Robert also discussed [...]

February 2016 – The Digital Entertainment World expo featured a keynote by Kristin Patrick, Global Chief Marketing Officer of PEPSI in a One-on-One chat with Ken Hertz, Senior Partner of Hertz Lichtenstein & Young LLP. The focus of the keynote was the directions and development of branding in a connected marketplace. Kristin opened with the [...]

 February 2016 – At Digital Entertainment World, Laura Lee, Chief Digital Officer and President of Media for Margaritaville presented on the Power of Escapism. The Margaritaville company is a diversified firm that focuses on providing a solution for the busy and constantly connected lifestyle – they focus on the moments of downtime. The multi-billion dollar [...]