Fantasy Football and Online Gambling Woes

28 08 2016

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Dan Hill, a branding, reputation & crisis management expert and president of Hill Impact, joins us to share his insight into the landscape of online gambling and how recent regulatory actions against DraftKings and FanDuel will affect the future of fantasy gaming.

Dan Hill is President of Hill Impact in Washington, D.C., a communications and public affairs firm. For more than 20 years Hill has worked in and advised a variety of clients including professional athletes and sport teams, universities, public figures, and public and private sector organizations around the world. His portfolio includes multi-billion dollar international acquisitions, litigation and criminal investigations of Fortune 100 companies, hostile takeovers, corporate reorganization and bankruptcy, and defending the reputations of high-profile individuals including celebrities and titans of industry.

Week In Review

  1. The NYC subway may have limited mobile ticketing as soon as next year
  2. Bryant Park to use location-based data to learn more about visitor habits
  3. FBI investigating Russian hack of New York Times reporters, others
  4. Apple may add Snapchat-like video features to make iOS more social
  5. The world’s first network of fully self-driving taxis is up and running

Tutor Technology

21 08 2016

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Tonight we’ll talk to Scott Lee, an edtech entrepreneur who aims to change the tutoring industry. Scott’s company Gooroo ( recently launched an app that allows students to find tutors on demand. Scott will discuss what led him to start Gooroo, why Gooroo is better than its competitors and his advice for aspiring edtech entrepreneurs. He will also discuss the gap between technology and education.

Scott Lee is the founder of Gooroo, which aims to change the tutoring industry with an app that instantly matches students with tutors. Prior to launching Gooroo, Scott worked as a senior analyst at J.P. Morgan, founded a niche online fashion retailer and created a nonprofit English tutoring platform. He has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Management Systems from Columbia University and spent two years serving in the Republic of Korea army, which awarded him a medal of commendation for excellence in leadership and dedication.

Week In Review

  1. A Ton of Classic Macs Are Going Up for Auction
  2. Univision is shutting down
  3. Can Tech Tools Make Apartment-Hunting in New York Affordable?
  4. Twitter is making big changes to finally take abuse and terrorism seriosuly
  5. Amazon Alexa Can Now Control Huyndai Genesis

Political Technology

14 08 2016

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This show we will be joined by Brian Kelly to discuss voting technology in 2016 and the technology that we will be used to register our votes and tabulate our election results this year. He will also discuss how social media is impacting elections and campaigns, how your vote information is being harvested and used, and when we might be able to vote online in the future!

Brian Kelley is in his 25th year at Portage County and has served in the capacity of Chief Information Officer for the past 24 years. He is responsible for the County’s enterprise-wide information technology operations spanning 18 elected officials,over 30 departments, and 700+ users. Under his leadership, Portage County has received international, national, state, and regional recognition for highly successful enterprise-wide IT projects.

Brian is an adjunct professor in the Political Science Departments at Kent State University where he teaches a public sector IT management , e-governance, and strategic planning online graduate courses. He is also a senior lecturer at the University of Akron where he teaches an undergraduate course in computer and information security.

Week In Review

  1. Macy’s plans to shutter more stores as shoppers move online
  2. Arianna Huffington to leave Huffington Post for wellness media startup
  3. General Assembly doubles down on physical campuses and expands into Canada with Bitmaker acquisition
  4. Cities looking to compete with large Internet providers just suffered a big defeat
  5. 100 million Volkswagens at risk with new wireless key hack