Managing a Law Office from Anytime and Anyplace with Mobile Technology

24 08 2014

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Matt Spiegel leads the product strategy for MyCase, web-based legal practice management software. He studies the market, talks with customers and works closely with the engineering team to create industry leading software. He is also a successful trial lawyer and leverages his firsthand experience in the legal profession to direct the MyCase product line. In addition to being competitive in the courtroom, Matt enjoys rock climbing, golf and intense games of tennis. Matt worked as a criminal defense attorney at San Diego’s largest consumer law firm for four years before starting his own practice in 2009.

Week In Review

  1. NYPD cops have been warned against using their personal cell phones to record video or take photos while on duty
  2. Barnes & Noble Starts Selling Samsung Tablet With Nook Software
  3. Netflix Inks Time Warner Cable Deal for Faster Streams
  4. OnBeep raises $6.25M as it puts the finishing touches on its walkie-talkie wearable
  5. City Council bill would send drivers instant traffic ticket e-mails

Empowering Technologists at the Negotiating Table

17 08 2014

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We all know that talented negotiators can outpace their competitors, and colleagues for that matter, in business, and yet many of us feel ill- equipped to succeed in negotiations. But business professionals must be able to successfully create and close agreements when revenue, budgets, priorities, and due dates are at stake. Technology negotiations can be even more complex than straight business agreements, so technologists often have a unique set of challenges to tackle to achieve success and ensure that their technology is appropriately valued, and hopefully broadly adopted.

Leslie Mulligan of Watershed Associates will illuminate the challenges that technologists face at the negotiating table, more importantly shedding light on how they can maximize their success.

Leslie Mulligan is a proven business leader in the high tech arena, having spent more than 15 years in Silicon Valley, leading sales and marketing teams, negotiating with customers and partners alike to achieve win-win results.

Leslie joined Watershed Associates in Washington, D.C. in 2013 and has led negotiation workshops at numerous Fortune 500 companies, small startups and government agencies in North America and Europe. Prior to joining Watershed, she held senior roles at NVIDIA Corporation, Immersion Corporation, and Tyco Electronics. Before embarking on her high-tech career, Leslie served as an Officer in the USAF, after earning an M.S. from Harvard University in Applied Mathematics, an M.B.A. from the University of West Florida, and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame.

Week In Review

  1. Boingo will bring free Wi-Fi to WTC
  2. 3D printed headphone brand Normal opens flagship and factory in the Chelsea Disctrict of New York City
  3. Mayor Bill de Blasio criticizes Comcast and Time Warner merger plan
  4. Gartner: Windows 7 Shops Should Start Planning Migration Now
  5. Berlin bans car service Uber

Hardware and Crowdfunding

10 08 2014

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Accomplished entrepreneur and innovative businessman with over 20 years experience in Technology Management, Product Development and Business Development. He received both his undergrad and master’s degrees from New York University Polytechnic Institute Management of Technology in Electrical Engineering and Technology Management. He likes Sci-Fi movies and shows and the interface of technology with the physical world.

Week In Review

  1. Can Staten Island become … Silicon Island?
  2. Distracted walking takes a toll on New Yorkers as smartphones sending users to the ER
  3. Goodbye .com, hello .nyc
  4. Six-year-olds understand digital technology better than adults
  5. Self-assembling origami robot is world’s first Transformer

The Future of Microchip and Computing

3 08 2014

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Coming off of a $3B dollar investment IBM made in the research and development for the progression of microchips to nanotechnology, Tech Talk explores the possibilities of the future of technology with lifetime technology entrepreneur, Steve Papermaster.

Mr. Papermaster has served as an advisor in the White House to President George W. Bush, and co-chaired the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) from 2002-2008. He is the CEO of Powershift Group, a technology venture development firm in Austin, Texas, and has served as executive chairman of multiple technology ventures around the world for over 20 years.

Steve Papermaster is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powershift Group. He is a distinguished and highly successful technology entrepreneur, international business leader, author, and public policy expert. Mr. Papermaster served as a presidential advisor and co-chaired the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). He also served as a founding panel member of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, which helps coordinate $15 billion in US investments for R&D activities in nanoscale science, engineering, technology, and related efforts, across 26 different agencies and programs.

Week In Review

  1. NYPD holds ‘common sense’ course on social media
  2. Why Hoboken is Throwing Away All of its Student Laptops
  3. NYC official says Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts
  4. Facebook’s New App Gives Free Internet Access in Developing World
  5. Tesla and Panasonic to Build Battery Factory in U.S.

Confidential Collaboration: Secure Business File Sharing in Today’s Cybercrime-laden Environment

27 07 2014

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That open glowing blue box icon on your desktop is friendly—and functional. It invitingly seems to say, “Put your files in here—and work on them from anywhere, with anyone—for added convenience and productivity.” But that little blue box delivers more than convenience. Consumer-grade file sharing solutions, like Dropbox, invite data sprawl, loss of control, and increased security risks for companies nationwide. Heinan Landa, CEO of Optimal Networks (, an IT support and strategic consulting company, talks about the risks (spoiler alert: you are probably at fault) and what can be done to mitigate your corporation’s risk.

As CEO of Optimal Networks, Heinan Landa has been providing managed IT services to hundreds of clients since 1991. His team uses their high spirit to fuel a commitment to unwavering client service and technology guidance; they deliver unparalleled business and technical expertise to law firms, associations, and small and mid-sized businesses and organizations in the Washington, D.C. community.

Heinan earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. It was here that he developed the idea for Optimal Networks and crafted a business plan emphasizing corporate culture that helped guide the company through its formative years.

Week In Review

  1. In Support of Mayor de Blasio’s Launch of The Tech Talent Pipeline, First Tech Talent Summit Held in New York City
  2. Google In The Running To Turn NYC Pay Phones Into Free Wi-Fi Hotspots
  3. Etsy Weighs In on Net Neutrality as FCC Comment Deadline Looms
  4. GM expects to pay more than $400M to victims of faulty ignition switch
  5. e Grants Over Half of ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Requests Processed So Far

Comcast, Netflix, ATT and Verizon: The Battlegrounds of Net Neutrality

20 07 2014

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Michael Bremmer is the CEO of and has been consulting for over 20 years with mid-sized and large businesses improving their technology plans to keep them years ahead of their competitors.

He has been called on for his expertise in this field by countless publications—including, but not limited to, Forbes Magazine, CNBC, and USA Today as well as sitting on the esteemed Technology Channel Partners advisory board (a nationally recognized group of independent communications professionals).

Week In Review

  1. Data Breaches in New York Hit Record High in 2013
  2. Swamped with last-minute comments on net neutrality, FCC extends deadline
  3. Home Depot to sell 3-D printers
  4. This Desperate Chinese Tesla Owner Built His Own National Charging Network
  5. Microsoft Cuts 18,000 Jobs as Nadella Streamlines for Cloud

Manage your IT through a One Stop Shop

13 07 2014

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A business that doesn’t have control of their cloud is at risk of losing productivity, money and private information. In this segment host Tom D’Auria speaks with Michael Gold, President of Intermedia, a provider of cloud IT services and business applications.

Michael Gold is Intermedia’s president, leading the organization with a focus on profitably growing the company through an increasingly broader set of cloud services. Gold joined Intermedia in May 2011 as part of the company’s acquisition by leading private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners.

Gold has held a variety of other executive roles in the industry, including CEO of software company Vicorp and senior vice president of Qwest Communications, where he had P&L responsibility for the Internet Products business and launched Qwest’s CyberCenter datacenter and hosting business.

Gold earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Stanford.

Week In Review

  1. Unapproved Lyft set to start in New York on Friday
  2. New York High Court Rules Local Cyberbullying Law Invalid
  3. IBM Pledges $3 Billion for Semiconductor Research
  4. Google, Dropbox band together to fight patent trolls


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