Saturday, April 19th, 2014

October 30, 2013, NFC and Proximity Solutions, WIMA, San Francisco—Clint McClellan from Qualcomm and the Continua Organization brought on a panel of providers. The panelists were George Karidis from Hotech in Greece, Suke Jawanda from the Bluetooth SIG, Koichi Tagawa from Sony, and Horst Merkle from Roche Diagnostics. Karidis opened with comments about integrating NFC [...]

October 2013 – At the Fox Theater in Redwood City, the AlwaysOn team had their 2013 look at directions in mobile and also announced their new visibility on the web. The event used a new event format with the “powerplayer” members (top 1% movers and shakers in the industry) seated in tables at the front [...]

August 13, 2013, Flash Memory Summit, Santa Clara, CA—Zahid Hussain from EMC talked about the datacenter moving to more solid-state storage. The evolution to hyperscale datacenters is driving changes in architecture and equipment. Adding flash into the storage mix is not the same as adding another tier of memory and storage. The hyper-scale datacenter requires [...]

July 11, 2013, Motion Tracking Developers’ Conference, San Francisco—Behrooz Abdi from Invensense the efforts and innovation needed to scale and integrate full platforms for our daily lives. The move towards motion tracking differs from simple motion sensing in requirements for accuracy and stability. The motion sensing market is growing with many more apps becoming available. [...]

June 5, 2013, Augmented World Expo, Santa Clara, CA—A panel of eyewear vendors addressed some of the important topics of wearable displays. Pete Wassell from Augmate moderated the panel. Panel members were Meron Gribetz from Meta, Judith Baumgarten from Fraunhofer, Anna Jen from Epson, Kayvan Mirza from Optinvent, Steve Mann from Toronto University, John Murray [...]

June 4, 2013, Augmented World Expo, Santa Clara, CA—Amber Case from ESRI presented “The Future of Wearable Computing”. The drivers and conditions for adoption are changing as the technologies improve. Among the issues the AR community has to address are constraint, context, and location information. We are still waiting for a realistic wearable display and [...]

April 29, 2013, Open Source Business Conference, San Francisco—A panel moderated by Kara Sprague from McKinsey and Co looked at various issues around movement to the cloud, either public or private. Panel members included John Mathon from WSO2, Ram Peddibhotla from Intel, Jim Wasko from IBM, and Peter Yared from CBS Interactive. Where is the [...]

February 20, 2013, Tablet Strategy Conference, Burlingame, CA—A panel discussed the growing number of tablets in the workplace. David Needle from TabTimes moderated the panel, which included Tom Gonser from DocuSign, Sean Ginevan from Mobile Iron, and Jared Hansen from Breezy. Use cases for tablets? Gonser offered in-office fidelity in a split screen mode. The [...]

February 20, 2013, Tablet Strategy Conference, Burlingame, CA—A conversational encounter between Michael Singer from TabTime, Adam Stein from SAP, and Saranya Babu from Dell covered the issues with BYOD. These solutions apply to all end points and operating systems. Stein noted that BYOD requires companies to see the issues and determine how to deal with [...]

February 14, 2013, EECS, University of California, Berkeley—The annual EECS status update focused on cloud and computer-based functions, and the need for optimization in all aspects of computing. The ASPIRE project (Algorithms and Specializers for Provably-optimal Implementations with Resiliency and Efficiency) is looking at extensions to their parallel computing work. Krste Asanovic is looking at [...]