Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

April 2016 – At NAB, Adobe was showing their currently release of Adobe Primetime which is the core of the Adobe Marketing Cloud.  The platform contains the advertising analytics functions such as campaign management along with content management for OTT applications.  Currently the platform is targeted at TV channels, MVPDs (Multichannel Video Program Distributors) and [...]

January 2016 – This year, the RSA Conference San Francisco returns to its traditional time slot of February. This year’s event has been updated to reflect not only the issues of the current business environment, but to make the take-away from the event more actionable on a short term basis. In the past, while the [...]

August 18, 2015, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Fred Magnotta from Intel described the ongoing refinements in the tools and libraries for machine learning. The advent of big data and availability of large compute clusters has changed expectations for many data users. The combination of updated hardware platforms like the latest Xeon families, math kernel libraries [...]

 July 2015, The Silicon Valley Innovation Summit showcased individuals and companies from a myriad of industries, but there were some common topics throughout the summit. One of those topics was big data, a hot topic for the last several years, and a company that stood out in the big data space was BeyondCore. BeyondCore’s self-proclaimed [...]

May 21, 2015, Imagination Summit, Santa Clara, CA—Omid Tahemia from Ikanos Communications talked about the challenges related to in-home connectivity. The growing complexity in apps and technology is causing the platforms to stutter. The diversity of apps makes the installation and integration of new devices and their controlling apps somewhat less than simple plug and [...]

April 21, 2015, RSA Conference, San Francisco—Chris Young from Intel talked about changing the game. Admittedly, change is hard and it is easier to maintain the status quo, but the current trust crisis precludes inaction. Malware is getting headlines and also the attention of the C-level executives all the way up to the President. In [...]

July 23, 2014, Casual Connect Conference, San Francisco—A panel looked at the pressures that technology changes will bring to mobile gaming. Kyle Russell from TechCrunch moderated the panel with panelists Greg Hartrell from Google, Jean-Christophe Cimertiere from Unity, and Brian Shin from Pocket Gems. New platforms? Hartrell noted that game developers are considering second screen [...]

June 24, 2014, Creative Storage Conference, Culver City, CA—Steve Canepa from IBM talked with Marty Shindler from the Shindler Perspective about reinventing IBM’s media and entertainment offerings. The changes in technologies and user expectations calls for changes in business. Canepa commented that change happens and the core services need to change over time to follow [...]

May 28, 2014, Augmented World Expo, Santa Clara, CA—Robert Scoble from Rackspace talked about the confluence of many diverse trends that will enable the age of context. The growing availability of accessible content for mobile, servers, and other data sources presages a future of personalization, but these have to also consider privacy. As a waypoint [...]

March 2014 – Games Connections USA was held in San Francisco. The B2B conference had a number of key themes this year. Typically the conference focuses on connecting developers with publishers and financing, this year more of the conference was focused on the business of game development rather than the titles themselves. The rise of [...]