Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know kids and iPads are now a “thing.”
As a marketing expert, Tonia Gould has witnessed firsthand the potential of digital media to reach target audiences. As a mother, she’s also seen how technology can engage children and influence child development.
Gould, a product of Indiana’s foster child system, loved books as a child and says they encouraged her to dream for a better life. To Gould and her fans, her new app represents the marriage of child development and the exploding world of digital entertainment.
Tonia Allen Gould is a wife, mother, author, marketing expert, and sought after speaker. She is the founder and CEO of Tagsource, formerly Tag! The Creative Source, an award-winning eighteen-year-old consumer promotions and marketing agency, and BRANDHUDDLE, a new marketing startup that caters to clients, suppliers, and distributors of promotional branding products.
Information security industry expert and CEO of cloud security company Vaultive, Elad Yoran, will explore the impact of the ongoing revelations of NSA access for cloud computing adoption– and explain why ownership and control of cloud data is a critical element in coming to terms with unauthorized data access.
An expert on information security market and technology trends, Elad Yoran’s nearly 20 years in the cyber security industry spans experience as an executive, consultant, investor, investment banker and entrepreneur. Elad also serves as a member of The FBI Information Technology Advisory Council, the Cloud Security Alliance NY Metro Chapter, and The Department of Homeland Security Advisory Board for Command, Control and Interoperability for Advanced Data Analysis.
Ever wondered what kinds of Technology go behind growing your food? Join us this week to find out the answers with Clint Christensen.
Clint Christensen is CIO at Christensen Financial, Inc. He has worked in technology as a programmer or manager for the last 18 years. More recently, Clint has turned his sights to personal food sustainability and production. In 2012, he and life long friend Scott Turman started Zero Mile Farms. Zero mile Farms manufactures and sells hydroponic system designed for the home user.
Scott Turman is a serial entrepreneur who has consulted for The Florida House of Representatives, NASA, Disney and various Department of Defense contractors. He has spent the last 20 years coding projects but his real passion is growing food in a healthy and sustainable way.
In our day and age, concerts are far from what we may remember it being as. We don’t envision them like Woodstock from the 1960’s, but we think of laser beams of light and giant stereos to feed the music hungry audience. The speedy advancement of technology today is influencing almost every aspect of our daily lives and has made its way into the world of music festivals.
We have taken electricity out to the middle of nowhere to power days and nights of endless music. Light aren’t just to illuminate a stage, but are industrial strength lasers and patterned beams for viewing pleasures. We even take holographic images of dead artists and brought them on stage. And who need a paper ticket when we have wristbands with chips in them for ticketing and crowd control?
Benjamin Burnside agrees that today, the music is louder, the lights are brighter, and the way we share to the world our experience is better thanks to technology.
Benjamin Burnside has successfully been in the radio industry for over 20 years. He has been responsible for over a billion dollars of revenue as a Production and Creative Services Director, Consultant, Audio Designer and Composer. He has experience working in production at the top stations in every market with incredibly talented professionals.
In May of 2013, Ben announced the launch of his formal independent production house entitled “BB the King Creative.” He is also a member of Cumulus Media’s Benztown Branding production team. In addition to handling his production duties, for the past six years Ben has created a successful production library called “The Heat” for XRadio Networks.
Proof-of-concept demonstration projects can blaze a trail, doing something on a small scale, for the first time, but perhaps changing basic assumptions and potentially influencing an industry or the world. They’re also a way to validate a big idea without taking too much risk, too soon.
Gabe Goldberg is a technology communicator and consultant. He’s written extensively for computer industry venues including mainframe-focused magazines and website Destinationz.org. He’s also contributed to consumer publications such as the Washington Post and websites such as AARP and slickdeals.net, and co-authored three McGraw-Hill technology books.
Gabe speaks frequently to diverse audiences, from tech experts to consumers, always avoiding jargon and techno-babble. And he strongly supports community-based technology resources.
Homer Hickam is an American author, Vietnam veteran, and a former NASA engineer. His autobiographical novel Rocket Boys: A Memoir, was a #1 New York Times Best Seller, is studied in many American and international school systems, and was the basis for the film October Sky. His most recent book, published in April 2013 is Crescent, a Young Adult Science Fiction thriller set on the moon.
Historically, technology innovation and economic growth have been driven by BIG innovations, e.g., the Internet, smartphones, and tablet computers. Yet, most technology announcements we’ve heard lately seem incremental. Is there a “next big thing”?
Technology analyst and author Bill Meisel thinks so. He says that technology such as speech recognition and natural language understanding that allow a tighter human-computer connection, one that can help unify the increasing number and complexity of digital devices we deal with every day. By addressing this problem of “digital overload,” companies can create a closer and cost-effective connection with customers. The overall impact to individual companies and to the overall economy can the tightening human-computer connection “the next big thing,” he claims. See if you agree!
Bill Meisel is an industry analyst, publishing a newsletter on applications of speech and natural language technology and holding an annual Mobile Voice Conference. Bill recently published a book for the general reader, The Software Society. Bill began his career as a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at USC and published technical books. He also managed the Computer Science Division of a defense company and founded and ran a speech recognition company. He is also Executive Director of the Applied Voice Input Output Society, a non-profit industry organization. He also makes The Software Society a “living book” with a blog at http://www.thesoftwaresociety.com.
Since Hurricane Katrina, people have known that the big organizations just aren’t that great at responding to natural disasters quickly. There has been a gap between when the disaster strikes and when help gets to the victims. It’s not all their fault, the bigger an organization gets, the more levels of bureaucracy have to be navigated for any true action to happen. Social Media is beginning to and will continue to change all that. From case management and damage assessment to locating victims to fundraising, social media has been one of the only thing able to fill the gap.
The one thing that hasn’t changed is that preparedness is still the key to an effective disaster response and communities that plan to integrate social media into their response will have a vast advantage. Join us as Abbey Dieteman alerts us on how social media is changing emergency response.
Abbey Dieteman is the co-founder of Dieteman Technology Consulting in Upstate NY where she helps small businesses integrate technology. She is also a Certified Disaster Early Responder and has responded in the wakes of Hurricanes Katrina, Irene, Lee, and Sandy.
As cable fees continue to rise, some subscribers looking for a pair of metaphorical scissors so they can cut the cord. More than 90 percent of American households pay for TV, according to Nielsen. But by the end of the year, an estimated 4.7 million American households that previously paid for TV will have cut the cord, or about 4.7 percent of all subscribers, up from about 3.74 million in 2012.
While estimates vary, it appears at least 5–6 percent of U.S. households relying exclusively on a mix of free antenna-delivered broadcast TV and online sources for their video entertainment.
Robert Cole is a former hippie, psychologist 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.