Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy

18 10 2015

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An expert in the field of robotics, David Mindell regularly presents at industrial and research venues such as Lufthansa, Apple, Google, Fedex, NASA, the U.S. Air Force, and The Explorer’s Club. Mindell has twenty-five years of experience as an engineer in the field of undersea robotic exploration and is a veteran of more than thirty oceanographic expeditions. Mindell is also the founder of Humatics Corporation, which launches in fall 2015. Humatics pioneers a new vision of robotics with the goal of “automating people in” to make Situated Autonomy where robots work within human environments and create value.

Week In Review


  1. Fast-growing social-media firm VaynerMedia expands to London
  2. Google bids on Bloomberg’s bank-backed chat rival
  3. JetBlue Will Provide Free WiFi on Every Plane by 2016
  4. VW Will Recall 8.5 Million Rigged Diesels After German Hard Line
  5. DRM for JPEG? Standards group could make it happen




Managing Sensitive Company Info in the Age of Social Media

11 10 2015

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James Pooley is the author of Secrets: Managing Information Assets in the Age of Cyberespionage. He provides international strategic and management advice in patent and trade secret matters, performs pre-litigation investigation and analysis, and consults on information security programs.

Mr. Pooley recently completed a five-year term as deputy director general at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, where he was responsible for management of the international patent system (PCT). He has also taught trade secret law at the University of California, Berkeley, and has served as president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, where he currently serves as chairman of the board.

Week In Review


  1. Inventor platform Quirky files for bankruptcy
  2. IBM’s A.I. System Watson to Get New West Coast Home
  3. Mobile app is just the ticket
  4. Hackers Took Fingerprints of 5.6 Million U.S. Workers, Government Says
  5. GoPro stock tumbles over Apple concerns




The Future of Healthcare

4 10 2015

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Dr. John R. Patrick is President of Attitude LLC and former Vice President of Internet Technology at IBM, where he worked for thirty-five years. In addition to holding a Doctorate in Healthcare Administration, Dr. Patrick has degrees in electrical engineering, management, and law. He has more than four decades of experience in business and nine years serving on the board of a hospital. His new book, Health Attitude, takes his visionary view and applies it to the world of healthcare, predicting its path and challenges for years to come.

Week In Review


  1. Brooklyn-based farm-to-fridge startup raises $16 million
  2. New York leading offshore wind push while New Jersey lags
  3. Interactive map shows every block in Manhattan 400 years ago
  4. Rate your ex, boss and neighbor: Peeple, the ‘Yelp for humans,’ lets you review anyone around you
  5. Amazon to ban Apple TV, Google Chromecast sales: report