Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

December 2016 – Logitech showed off their new SMB and enterprise collaboration solution that is centered around the Skype for Business communications software and a hardware integration platform centered on the current generation of Surface Pro tablet. The Smartdoc solution supports many of the existing PTZ cameras from the Logitech line, as well as a [...]

June 2016 – A number of the Intel employees were challenged at being in locations where file collaboration and secure communication became a problem when in offsite locations, traveling, and even in a diversity of buildings in their own company. The system has a standard dedicated PC running Windows 7,8,or 10 that is just a [...]

 April 2015 – The trend from the three big “A” companies at NAB – Autodesk, Adobe, Avid – were all showing collaboration in the cloud as the main theme. While the individual companies also highlighted enhancement to the point tools in the content creation flow, the commonality was that projects are moving away from single [...]

February 9, 2015, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Daniel Cernea from Technische University in Kaiserslautern discussed interaction-driven emotion visualization on multi-touch interfaces. The intent of the work is to create better user interfaces and incorporate other human factors to enhance collaboration. The detect user emotional states allows researchers to measure user affective states. In group settings, [...]

April 2014 – At NAB 2014 in Las Vegas, Avid held their annual press and customer conference that was lead by new CEO and continuing board member Louis Hernandez Jr.. The well choreographed event presented the new Avid license and product rollout model called Avid Everywhere to a standing room only crowd. Mr Hernandez gave [...]

July 8, 2013, IMEC Technology Forum, San Francisco—Martin Anstice from Lam Research talked about inflection challenges and value creation opportunities from collaboration. The pace and costs of change in the semiconductor industry now make it an imperative for companies to work together. Value in this industry comes from the semiconductors, and not from the equipment. [...]

June 13, 2013, Association for Corporate Growth, San Jose, CA—An executive panel considered the issues of innovation in their respective industries. Sharma Banerjee from Socialtext moderated the panel, and panelists were Komathi Stem from Genentech, Stan Rosenschein from BranchTime, Brian Steel from UC Berkeley, and Karoly Nikolich from Circuit Theraputics. While the open innovation movement [...]

 November 3, 2011, International Gaming Innovation Conference, Orange, CA– Phaedra Boindiris from IBM described how serious games open new possibilities for business. Business functions and operations are like the Gordian Knot, a very complex and intertwined structure. Complex systems are the primary cause for contention in businesses. By changing the nature of interactions, companies can [...]

 March 16, 2011, IEDEC, Santa Clara, CA—Rich Goldman, vp at Synopsys described the challenges of staffing up remote facilities with productive graduates. He also talked about the interventions that Synopsys and the government of Armenia make to the educational systems to address the challenges. One aspect of their efforts is to update the curriculum every [...]

 December 9, 2010, 3-D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging conference, Burlingame, CA—Hans Stork, group vice president and CTO at Applied Materials described the technology landscape for TSVs and the drivers and applications that will use these connections. The baselines for the different unit processes and their integration into a manufacturing flow for TSV last [...]