Sunday, March 26th, 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 [...]

September 24, 2015, Churchill Club Awards, Redwood City, CA—The Churchill Club presented their magical team award to Pixar Animation Studios for collaborative breakthroughs that resulted in an irresistible product or service. Goeffrey Moore talked with Ed Catmull from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. Moore noted that the Pixar team has to work at the [...]

August 19, 2015, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—A panel discussed the issues and implications of diversity in the workplace. Roz Hudnell from Intel acted as moderator with panelists Tim Bajarin from Creative Strategies,Caryl Shaw from TellTale Games, and Lisa Lambert, Howard Wright, and Sandra Lopez from Intel. The main issue is a need for greater [...]

May 7, 2015, Neurogaming Conference, San Francisco—Phillip Rosedale from High Fidelity talked about the changing nature and perceptions of the VR and real worlds, and the things happening at their intersection. New hardware and software that takes advantage of the greater capabilities are making the VR worlds more immersive and real. Wikipedia defines the metaverse [...]

May 28, 2014, Augmented World Expo, Santa Clara, CA—A series of speakers talked about implementing or adding AR to art projects. The people had to overcome both technical and artistic challenges to achieve their desired responses. BC Biermann and Ean Mering from City Visions are artists who do large outdoors projects around the world. Their [...]

January 23, 2014, Anaheim—the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) honored Motown artist Smokey Robinson with the “Music for Life” award. Robinson is recognized for his five decades of enduring influence in the world of popular music, and his long standing as one of the founders of the Motown dynasty. NAMM president and CEO Joe [...]

This film depicts the encounters of a pair of other-world spirits in San Francisco. Kerwin Berk directed the film and stars Hiroshi Kashiwagi as Tenshi, an obnoxious 400-year-old spirit from old Japan who has a foul mouth and a propensity for petty theft, and Wendy Woo as Lucy, his new apprentice. The film mixes a [...]

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 [...]

September 12, 2013, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Genevieve Bell, director of interactivity, described one view of the future that differs considerably from the clean, high-technology look of the commercials. The anthropologist is responsible for defining product directions and the possible technologies that can make them possible. Their efforts are to investigate the people and the [...]

July 23, 2013, Siggraph, Anaheim, CA—The production of “OZ, the Great and Powerful” involved a lot of visual effects work to merge the live and CG characters. Visual effects supervisor, Scott Stokdyk from Sony Pictures Imageworks, along with Francisco de Jesus digital effects supervisor, and Troy Saliba, animation supervisor, described the various challenges involved. Their [...]