Thursday, March 30th, 2017

September 24, 2015, Churchill Club Awards, Redwood City, CA—The Churchill award for game changer: for indispensable technology and business innovation was presented to LinkedIn. Susan Lund, Partner, McKinsey & Co. talked with Allen Blue, co-founder, LinkedIn. Lund stated that the increased personal connections needed innovations in both technology and business practices. LikedIn changed the way [...]

August 2014 – The UC Hastings Law School acted as the organizers and coordinators for the first TechLaw Startup Weekend that was held at AirBnB’s headquarters in San Francisco. The five organizers from Hastings for the event were Kristen Killian, BethMcCarthy, Hanna Konitshek, Gabby Grinberg and Ashley Dymond. The 2.5 day event was run by [...]

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 [...]

April 2014 – At NAB , we had a chance to sit down at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas for a few minutes and talk to the new CEO of Harris Broadcast, Charlie Vogt. The company has undergone a number of big changes lately. First by being spun out from the parent company, Harris [...]

September 26, 2013, Churchill Club, Santa Clara, CA—Geoffrey Moore acted as the master of ceremonies and occasional interviewer for the awardees at this event. Following some light entertainment, the Churchill Club awarded small bowler hats to various people. The Game Changer award is given for indispensable technology and business innovation to Tesla Motors. The spirit [...]

June 18, 2013, Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age, SPMTE and SCIEN conference, Stanford, CA—A panel took on the topic of gaming and entertainment over the Web. Charlie Jablonski from OnLive chaired the panel whose members were Bill Gardner from Digital Entertainment Insights, Alex Caccia from Marmalade, and Brett Durrett from IMVU. Gardner provided background [...]

April 29, 2013, Open source Business Conference, San Francisco—Jim Whitehurst from Red Hat talked about open source going into the mainstream and losing its niche status. The trends and drivers in the industry are coming from a newfound respect for the values of open source software. The shifts start with technology and innovation. As a [...]

January 2013 – The new Neat Receipt Desktop Scanner is a joy to work with. Installation of the software and familiarizing myself with the scanner itself was easy, but the speed of the scanner and companion software was remarkable. Neat desktop scanner I am the type who has typically followed the “shove it a box [...]

October 17, 2012, Storage Network World, Santa Clara, C—Mike McClaskey from Dish Network described the efforts and results of a major IT infrastructure rebuild on the company’s business. The IT overhaul affected most of the departments in the company, so a lot of planning and trials had to be done before the cutover. Dish planned [...]

October 11, 2012, TV Next Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Greg Ireland from IDC moderated this panel on OTT opportunities and strategies. Panel members were Jim Louderback from Revision3, Alex Vikati from Tribune Media Services, Tracy Geist from Digitalsmiths, David Anderson from Shine America, and Wayne Purboo from Quickplay Media. Apps can start as any function for [...]