This week Tom D’Auria and Mike Meikle of the Hawkthorne Group will discuss “What’s Next for Tech in 2013”. Tom and Mike will chat about Apple’s upcoming iPad 5, Microsoft’s answer to the tablet wars and how tech giants Sony and Microsoft plan to do battle on the video game console front. Mr. Meikle will also cover what the open source movement may have in store for the “cloud” and how this trend is even impacting consumer devices. Finally Tom and Mike will discuss how the chips that power all these gizmos are shrinking further and what it means for the average consumer. We’ll wrap up with the discussion with some final thoughts.
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.
This week, we bring you our 2010 GovTech coverage after a new Week In Review that includes a CES Kick-Off with Robin Raskin – find out more on the SHOW PAGE. It’s our first show of the year, but we have luck on our side.
Most people from the south just accept black-eyed peas will be there at some point on New Year’s Day. It is supposed to be lucky. Sounds like a wiley turn of the century marketer with too many beans and snake oil. But if finding out historical what-nottery is your thing, there are some links below with plenty of people telling you how it really started (ie what each read on Wikipedia). I am sticking with the wiley marketer. I am not sure how it started, but I can’t argue with tradition – especially when said tradition includes hog jowl for flavor. If you don’t know what a jowl is…you probably do not want to know. What does all of this have to do with anything? Nothing much. It just looks better when the boss clicks through to make sure the website is being updated if there are more words. So, let’s all just keep real quiet and keep reading…you’ll get your tech fix. And that’s how the first World War really started. Thanks, Grampa.
Since 1967, The Consumer Electronics Show has wowed us and showed us the technology we would covet over the next year. The show started in New York but migrated to Las Vegas after a period of two shows per year – one in the east and one in the west. With whirlwind product cycles, the Internet, virtual conferences and shrinking T&E budgets, CES has done quite well to keep attracting the crowds. A few notable debuts at CES include the VCR in 1970, the Laserdisc in 1974 (yes, SEVENTY FOUR!), HDTV in 1998 and many more… including a 10 year anniversary of the Xbox’s 2001 debut. Happy Birthday, Xbox!