Next Steps for the Gig Economy

30 10 2016

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Stephen DeWitt is CEO of Work Market, a role he assumed in January 2015 to lead the company in its next phase as the leading enterprise labor-automation platform. A 30-year technology veteran, Stephen was attracted to Work Market’s opportunity to help companies achieve digital transformation by adopting a cloud-based workforce and work management model.

Stephen previously served as Senior Vice President and
General Manager at Hewlett Packard, where he served on the company’s Executive Leadership Team.

Prior to joining Hewlett Packard, Stephen was President, CEO and Chairman of Azul Systems for five years, where he provided strategic leadership and visionary direction for the company from its earliest stages through product development and market entry.

Stephen earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from Babson College in Boston, Massachusetts.

Week In Review

  1. Look Who’s Smiley Now: MoMA Acquires Original Emoji
  2. Texas’ Alamo Drafthouse theater chain opens first New York City multiplex
  3. The new MacBook Pro is here
  4. DDoS attack on Dyn came from 100,000 infected devices
  5. Comcast Sues City Of Nashville In Last Ditch Effort To Bury Google Fiber

How Technology is Changing Real Estate

23 10 2016

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Tom Harness is the founder and owner of Harness Digital Marketing, a digital marketing firm that has worked with over 50 businesses and organizations on Social Media, SEO, and Email Marketing. He is an entrepreneur and business owner with 20 years of combined experience in Education, IT, Non-Profits and Business. Tom is a U.S. Army Veteran and a Southern Illinois University alum. He also enjoys craft beers, his beloved Chicago Cubs, his family and community.

Week In Review

  1. Hiring tech talent in Albany is (still) a problem for companies
  2. Co-working offices flourish across town
  3. Nintendo’s Next Console Is Called Switch, and It Looks Incredible
  4. Vimeo launches a TV store featuring top series from Lionsgate, STARZ
  5. Hackers hide stolen payment card data inside website product images

Self Driving and Smart Cars

16 10 2016

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Rebecca Lindland serves as the senior director of commercial insights for Kelley Blue Book. In this role, she oversees the creation and delivery of consultative, actionable and differentiated insights for automakers and advertising agency clients.

Prior to Kelley Blue Book in 2015, she spent over two years as a senior research fellow for the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center, based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. KAPSARC is a non-profit research institution focused on energy policy, technology and more.

Previously, Lindland also spent more than 10 years at IHS Automotive as director of research and formerly, as a director of industry research and senior analyst.

Lindland holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Gordon College in Wenham, Mass.

Week In Review

  1. Verizon just raised a big warning flag for Yahoo
  2. BuzzFeed Will Team Up With Twitter On Election Night
  3. IBM’s Watson makes a move into self-driving cars with Olli, a minibus from Local Motors
  4. Study Finds You Can’t Believe Everything You See On Fitbit Or Other Wrist-Worn Heart Rate Trackers
  5. Google News launches fact check feature ahead of Election Day