Josh, also known as “The Technologist”, joined the Abt team of experts in 2004 as a representative in the Small Electronics Department. Working for the company runs in the family for Josh, as his father is a former employee, while his uncle and cousin currently work at Abt. A year after being hired, Josh spearheaded the Apple Boutique opening and now serves as its manager. He has appeared on numerous television shows including ABC, NBC, FOX and WGN and has been quoted in many publications including USA Today, Reuters, the LA Times, and the Daily Herald
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.
Tonight we’ll talk to Scott Lee, an edtech entrepreneur who aims to change the tutoring industry. Scott’s company Gooroo (www.gooroo.com) 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.
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.
Richard Aborn talks about how human behavior and decision making expose users to cyber attacks and how the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City is using technology influence behavior change in order to prevent crime.
Richard Aborn is president of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City a nonprofit organization that develops and implements innovative solutions to some of the most vexatious crime problems with a focus on preventing crime. Mr. Aborn applies his more than 30 years experience in criminal prosecution and litigation, policy development, management and government affairs to advise police departments, criminal justice agencies, corporations and non-profit organizations in the United States and Europe on both strategic and operational issues.
Ken Immer is Former Chef and butcher turned ‘ecstatic living activist’ dropped traditional French cuisine for a yoga mat, and everything in his life changed. This is where he found his purpose, conquered his addictions, and lost 50 pounds.
Ken works with many others at Culinary Health Solutions, where they use technology and traditional Culinary techniques to develop health eating plans for individuals.
In addition to being the Chief Culinary Officer of CHS, he is an adjunct Chef professor at The Culinary Institute of Charleston.
A new mobile game is taking the world by storm. And once you install it, you probably won’t be able to resist trying to catch them all. Yes, we’re talking about Pokemon GO!
Dana is President & Partner at Kick Point, where she applies marketing into strategies to grow clients’ businesses, in particular to ensure that digital and traditional play well together. With her deep experience in digital, Dana can separate real solutions from wastes of time.
Dana was born in a steel mill but overcame these humble beginnings to move to Edmonton in 2010. In her spare time, Dana is the president of the Advertising Club of Edmonton, co-leads Ladies Learning Code Edmonton and is the weekly technology columnist on CBC Edmonton AM. She also enjoys drinking beer and yelling at the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.