Join us as we talk to Cory Lebson, principal at Lebsontech LLC about professional adventure. You may enjoy your job on a day to day basis. But is your job an adventure? Maybe it is and maybe it isn’t but that doesn’t matter. You have the power to create your own professional adventure outside of work. There are plenty of things that you can do to enhance your resume and your career that are not related directly to your current job while enjoying the thrill of providing value and knowledge to your peers. Hear about Cory’s own adventures within the field of user experience (UX) and learn how you can do the same kinds of things.
Cory has been involved in user experience since 1994. He owns Lebsontech LLC (www.lebsontech.com), a company focused in user experience research/evaluation and training, is the President of the DC chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association and is on the Board of Directors of UXPA-International. Cory can be found on Twitter @corylebson.
This week Tom D’Auria and Mike Meikle of the Hawkthorne Group will discuss “What’s Next for Tech in 2013”. Tom and Mike will chat about Apple’s upcoming iPad 5, Microsoft’s answer to the tablet wars and how tech giants Sony and Microsoft plan to do battle on the video game console front. Mr. Meikle will also cover what the open source movement may have in store for the “cloud” and how this trend is even impacting consumer devices. Finally Tom and Mike will discuss how the chips that power all these gizmos are shrinking further and what it means for the average consumer. We’ll wrap up with the discussion with some final thoughts.
Consulting veteran Mike Meikle navigates the turbulent and murky world of management and information technology consulting. As an entrepreneur who has run two consulting firms, Corporate Consigliere Mike Meikle provides strategic, technological and management solutions for his clients. Mr. Meikle has over fifteen years of experience within the public and private sector across multiple industries. He has significant education and practical experience in strategic planning, risk, security, compliance and operations methodologies. Certifications he holds include Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Six Sigma Green Belt and a host of others. Mr. Meikle can be reached via his website at http://www.mikemeikle.com.
You’ve heard of the normal “Best of 2012″ lists. But what about the worst? Who made a bad personnel move? Who released a bad product? Who had a bad year? We’ve tapped Robert Cole to guide us through this “Worst of 2012″ discussion.
Robert Cole is a former psychologist, self-proclaimed hippie and total tech geek, but, most importantly, is the founder and President of World Wide Stereo. Bob is frequently called upon for his expertise as a lecturer and author, and has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX and numerous publications including Rolling Stone, and Esquire. He has been recognized as one of the “25 most influential people in CE”, and was most recently named to the Consumer Electronics’ Hall of Fame by Dealerscope Magazine. Bob served for eight years as President of Home Entertainment Source, the industry’s largest buying group and is currently a member of the PRO Group.
Most people quit smoking. Other start exercising. But what about a different kind of new years resolution? What are some bad cyber habits you need to break? This week Noah Kindler discusses what things you can be doing in the upcoming year to better your online presence.
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Noah Kindler founded SocialShield in the fall of 2009 after having experiences with his online friends doing activities which seemed in appropriate and recognizing the acute need for kids. Prior to SocialShield, Noah worked for several start-ups in the internet and social space as a product manager and software developer. He is also a published author of a best-selling technology book on getting hired as a software developer. Avira, one of the world’s largest computer security companies, acquired SocialShield in the spring of 2012 and Noah has joined Avira as the President Americas, leading their efforts to integrate SocialShield’s technology into Avira 2013, as well as launch their Americas office. As a father of two boys, Noah is more aware of parenting issues and technology than he ever has been in the past.
As the holidays and end of the tax year rolls around, people are thinking about giving, and increasingly, that giving is happening online. A third of all online giving occurs in December, and 22% of annual giving happens in the last two days of the year, according to Charity Navigator.
As we take a look at how technology impacts charitable giving, there are some interesting trends including more charities taking paypal and other online payments, more sites that make it easy to give to multiple charities from one site, by-product giving through shopping “Buy one, Give one”, and gifting donations. But not all online giving is monetary. There are new online ways to volunteer, help improve your local community, or even simply share through “collaborative consumption.” Join us and Jill Finlayson to discuss ways of making a difference online.
Jill Finlayson is Vice President for Strategy and Planning at Dallant Networks, and an expert in social entrepreneurship and online communities. Dallant builds and maintains leading networks for global impact, including the World Bank’s Striking Poverty salon and the Ford Foundation’s urban poverty alleviation community – URB.IM. Jill has led marketing for Silicon Valley nonprofits, software companies, and numerous startups, including eBay where she was responsible for the Toys category business unit at eBay for five years. Jill co-authored the McGraw Hill book Fundraising on eBay, and more recently oversaw community engagement and social media programs for the Skoll Foundation’s social entrepreneurship community, Social Edge. Jill is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.
Its that time of year again, and we’ve got the best tech gifts for your holiday shopping. Join us and Lonny Paul to review the hottest gifts in technology.
Lonny Paul is the VP of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives at Syste
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max Technology Group, a Fortune 1000 company and leading multi-channel retailer under the brands TigerDirect.com. With over 20 years in the direct marketing industry, Lonny has done it all, including application development, site layout and design, back office application specification, blog development, web 2.0 strategies, online video strategy and management, search engine marketing and relationship management.
When it comes to retail technology solutions, old school cash registers might not be the technology you are looking for. Point of Sale industry veteran, Art Rosenbaum shares is Thoughts about next generation technologies that may or may not shape the retail industry in the next few years.
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Arthur Rosenbaum, whose senior level experience within the retail and restaurant point of sale industry spans over 30 years, serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of New Haven Cash Register Company. The son of the original founder of the Company, Mr. Rosenbaum is widely admired for his expertise in utilizing POS and cash register technologies for the independent business owner. His fields of expertise include point of sale hardware and software integration, credit card processing, and payment card industry (PCI) regulatory compliance.
Known for her daring antics and outgoing personality, Ruth Carter is a licensed Arizona attorney. She owns Carter Law Firm in Phoenix where she focuses on intellectual property, social media law, business formation and contracts, and flash mob law. Ruth was selected as an American Bar Association Legal Rebel for her work in flash mob law in 2012. She released her first book this year, The Legal Side of Blogging: How Not to get Sued, Fired, Arrested, or Killed. When she’s not busy being a lawyer, Ruth is a co-founder of Improv AZ and volunteers with Ignite Phoenix. She was recently selected to speak on copyright in digital media at SXSW in 2013.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, IMI’s Tech Talk wants to focus on the technologies used in disaster situations. We’ve asked Robin Murphy to come share her knowledge on technologies involved in disaster situations.
Robin Murphy is the Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M, an IEEE Fellow, and director of the Center for Emergency Informatics/Emergency Informatics EDGE® Innovation Center and the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue. She received her PhD from Georgia Tech and conducts research in artificial intelligence and human-robot interaction for rescue robots under funding from agencies including NSF, DARPA, and ONR.
She has been honored with the Motohiro Kisoi Award (Japan), the Al Aube Outstanding Contributor Award (AUVSI), and an Eagle Award (NIUSR) for her insertion of ground, air, and sea robots for urban search and rescue at 15 disasters. Dr. Murphy has been named an Innovator in AI by TIME, an Alpha Geek by Wired, and one of the most influential women in technology by WIRED. She currently serves on the Defense Science Board.
You may have heard of Ray Kurzweil talk about AI and the coming Singularity, but what is it? How are machines evolving, or better yet, are they evolving? We have so many questsions, so we have invited Dr. Paul Horn to come enlighten us.
Dr. Paul M. Horn is the Senior Vice Provost for Research and Distinguished Scientist in Residence at New York University. Prior to his NYU position he was Senior Vice President of the IBM Corporation and Executive Director of Research. In this job he directed IBM’s worldwide Research program with 3200 technical employees in eight sites in five countries around the world, and helped guide IBM’s overall technical strategy. In his 28 years with IBM, Dr. Horn was a champion for translating technology based research into marketplace opportunities.
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Under his leadership IBM Research produced an unmatched string of technological breakthroughs, including the chess-playing supercomputer Deep Blue, the world’s first copper chip, the giant magneto-resistive head (GMR), strained silicon (a discovery that allows chips to run up to 35 percent faster), and BlueGene the world’s fastest supercomputer that brought computing leadership back to the United States.