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

iPhone 7 Review

18 09 2016

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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

Week In Review

  1. Dutch startup incubator to open location at Brooklyn Navy Yard
  2. New York Going Nuclear – Forced to Bail Out Bogged Down Nuclear Power Plants
  3. NY financial regulators propose cybersecurity requirements
  4. Twitter partners with finance news startup Cheddar for its first daily streaming show
  5. Only 13 percent of Samsung Note 7s sold in US have been exchanged

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

The Human element in Cyber Attacks

31 07 2016

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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.

Week In Review

  1. A Digital Portal Into Distant Cultures
  2. Wind, nuclear advance as NY moves ahead with energy plan
  3. B12, a startup that build websites with A.I. and human help, raises $12.4 million
  4. Mercedes-Benz created a heavy-duty electric truck for making city deliveries
  5. Tumblr to introduce ads across all blogs

Technology in the Kitchen

24 07 2016

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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.

Week In Review

  1. Venture-capital funding in New York City plunges from a year ago
  2. Airbnb’s new ad campaign urging Gov. Cuomo to veto crackdown bill will use hosts to tout benefits of home-sharing
  3. Kickstarter Just Did Something Tech Startups Never Do: It Paid a Dividend
  4. Google Is Making Use of Its DeepMind Investment
  5. U.S. indicts KAT file sharing owner for copyright infringement