How Marketing Technology Dependence is Killing Your Business

12 06 2016

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Coughlin has 12 years of experience of working in the digital marketing space with core competencies in marketing analytics consulting, search engine optimization, social media, global paid search management, and video production.

Throughout his career, Coughlin gained a wide range of knowledge and experience working with global companies in almost every industry, including Sony Music, SAP, Four Seasons Hotels, Humana, and Boston Globe.

With a bachelor¹s degree from Boston University, Coughlin is the owner of Digital Blue Creative, a full-service digital advertising agency in Boston.

Week In Review


  1. NYC Touts Growth of Biz Employment, Push for Diversity with Film Commission’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
  2. Schneiderman puts Charter on notice over Time Warner’s spotty Internet
  3. Manufacturing Is Making It Again in New York City
  4. Tinder Bans Users Under 18
  5. Pebble app looks to tell you when you’re at your happiest




Consumer Technology, Philanthropy and Independence

29 05 2016

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Learn about the Consumer Technology Association Foundation including some of the projects they support to use technology to empower older adults and people with disabilities. We will also learn about their recent study on the active aging market. Additionally hear about some of the hot trends in technology and how they will impact our ability to live longer, healthier, more independent lives.

Steve Ewell is the executive director of the Consumer Technology Association Foundation, a charitable foundation with the mission of linking seniors and people with disabilities with technology that can enhance their lives. Prior to joining the CTA Foundation he served in other nonprofit leadership roles. He was managing director of the InfraGard National Members Alliance, a public private partnership with the FBI focused on promoting and developing critical infrastructure protection.Steve graduated cum laude from Drew University with a Bachelors of Arts and earned his MBA and Masters in information and telecommunications systems from Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School.

Week In Review


  1. Incredible translating earpiece allows people who speak different languages to understand each other
  2. New NYC buses have Wi-Fi but no tech to avoid those on foot
  3. MTA Looks to Replace MetroCard With System Using ‘Contactless Media’
  4. Salesforce Chooses Amazon For Cloud Services In $400 Million Deal
  5. Google targets HTML5 default for Chrome instead of Flash in Q4 2016




Evolution of Telehealth Technology – A Software Revolution

15 05 2016

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Consulting veteran Mike Meikle navigates the turbulent and murky world of management and information technology consulting. As an entrepreneur who has run two consulting firms, Corporate Consigliere Mike Meikle provides strategic, technological and management solutions for his clients.

Mr. Meikle has over fifteen years of experience within the public and private sector across multiple industries. He has significant education and practical experience in strategic planning, risk, security, compliance and operations methodologies. Certifications he holds include Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Six Sigma Green Belt and a host of others.

Mr. Meikle can be reached via his website at http://www.mikemeikle.com.

Week In Review


  1. City launches website to help waterfront builders navigate byzantine permit process
  2. Amazon rival Jet.com just started selling fresh groceries like milk and eggs
  3. Uber is now offering flat fee $5 carpool rides in Manhattan during peak hours
  4. Emojis Would Show Women Doing More Than Painting Their Nails
  5. Instagram’s big redesign goes live with a colorful new icon, black-and-white app and more




Making Wearable Tech More Wearable

8 05 2016

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Keith McMillen is the CEO of BeBop Sensors in Berkeley, California. The company provides sensor solutions for Original Equipment Manufacturers, ranging from complete wireless solutions to custom apps. The company evolved from McMillen’s company, Keith McMillen Instruments, which builds electronic musical instruments and stage equipment, which includes the smart fabric. In 2015, BeBop Sensors was named as one of the best pieces of technology to come out of the IDTechEX Show, and received Frost & Sullivan’s 2015 Technology Innovation Award.

Week In Review


  1. This site helped New Yorkers raid their closets for a 2 million dollar payday
  2. The first-ever IMAX cycling studio is opening in Brooklyn
  3. You can now tinker with IBM’s quantum computer over the web
  4. Netflix now lets you control how much data it uses when streaming from your smartphone
  5. Your Periscope broadcasts can now live on forever




The Past, Present and Future Virtual Reality

1 05 2016

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Virtual Reality is finally here and analysts predict the industry will see its first billion-dollar year in 2016 – that’s approximately $700 million in hardware sales and $300 million in content. VR will appeal to both consumer and enterprise – and with this much attention, businesses should be asking themselves how their offerings and experiences could translate to this emerging medium. In this episode, we take a look at whether virtual reality will sizzle or fizzle for businesses and brands, as well as what’s on the horizon, featuring an interview with Jeff Piazza, Co-Founder and UX Director at Behavior Design, an award winning design studio.

Jeff Piazza is Co-Founder and UX Director at Behavior Design where he drives creative and design strategy for clients. Jeff began his career at i/o 360 Digital Design as a Lead Designer before the company was acquired by Rare Medium, a full-service solutions Web firm. Jeff has previously completed projects for Amalgamated Bank, HBO, Thomson Reuters, the American Museum of Natural History, Businessweek, the National Geographic Channel, and the Museum of Modern Art. Jeff graduated with a BFA, Design from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

Week In Review


  1. Uber’s NYC fare cuts haven’t helped drivers
  2. U.S. approves Charter’s Time Warner Cable buy with conditions
  3. AT&T offering $5 internet to low-income families
  4. In Internet age, pirate radio arises as surprising challenge
  5. Waze vulnerability allows hackers to track you




Artificial Intelligence is a Go!

10 04 2016

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Week In Review


  1. This company is partnering with Uber to offer rides to the doctor
  2. Queens lawmakers want speed cameras in operation round-the-clock
  3. 3-D printer pioneer MakerBot shrinks Brooklyn manufacturing space
  4. Tesla’s Model 3 sedan gets over 325,000 reservations
  5. Reddit Lets Users Block the Hecklers and the Trolls




Pet Electronic Technology Showcase

13 03 2016

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Dana Humphrey is the Lead Publicist and Owner of Whitegate PR. She also is a professor a the Fashion Institute of Technology in the Pet Product Marketing Department. She runs the Re-tails & Sales Pet Expo with Nancy Hassel, a trade show in NYC featuring pet products. Dana also has recently trademarked “The Pet Lady” and travels around the country giving pet safety tips and great gift suggestions to pet parents. When she’s not posing with a pet you can find her cruising the streets of NYC on her bicycle or vacationing with friends.

Week In Review


  1. The New York Times is launching a television website, expanding Well
  2. Solar-powered Whole Foods already grows (lettuce and tomatoes) in Brooklyn
  3. NYC Okays Charter, Time Warner Cable Franchise Transfer
  4. This New High-Tech Wonder Bra May Help Detect Breast Cancer
  5. U.S. communications agency unveils Internet privacy proposal







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