2018

December 10th, 2018

  • Education
  • Coding Schools

Training the Technologists of Tomorrow

“Coding is the universal language of the 21st century, and just like learning any language, the earlier you start, the easier it is,” said Jessica Naziri, founder of TechSesh.co, a community-based organization dedicated to empowering women in STEM. “It’s important that we are inspiring young people to learn to code and giving them access to quality computer science education, so they’ll later be inclined to pursue careers in tech.”

August 1st, 2018

  • Business Development
  • Growth Strategies

3 Keys To Building And Managing A Distributed Engineering Team

Hiring top-notch engineers in Silicon Valley has become an art. Competition for the best developers and engineers has grown so intense that many rock star programmers are hiring agents to help them land that big job with the right mix of salary and perks as well as a role that provides an opportunity to innovate or work on projects that positively impact society. For that reason, it can be difficult -- if not impossible -- to outbid tech giants for top talent.

June 13th, 2018

  • AI
  • Facial Recongition

AWS DeepLens AI Camera Shipping Globally

DeepLens is essentially a small Ubuntu- and Intel Atom-based computer with a built-in camera that’s powerful enough to easily run and evaluate visual machine learning models. In total, DeepLens offers about 106 GFLOPS of performance.

June 4th, 2018

  • AI
  • Growth
  • Marketing

How a Brazilian bank pays personal attention to each of their 65 million customers.

How Watson learned, in five steps: Watson was trained. In Portuguese and in banking by a dedicated team with 10,000 customer questions. Watson was tested. In a limited number of branches until the bank was satisfied with the responses. Watson was launched. And made available to the employees of all 5,200 branches nationwide. Watson got results. And as employees began to trust Watson, response times were reduced from 10 minutes to a few seconds. Watson keeps learning. And improving, thanks to feedback on over 10 million interactions.

March 25th, 2018

  • Algorithms
  • Ethical Design

Put People Before Algorithms - A $6 Trillion Wake-up Call

The goal of algorithms must not be to replace, manipulate, or deceive in the name of profit. This is all too often the case as black-box algorithms use massive amounts of data to attract eyeballs, encourage clicks, and, in more dire circumstances, even determine if someone goes to prison.

March 21st, 2018

  • Mobile
  • Gaming

The Rise of Mobile Gaming

It’s the full and complete game as present on consoles, it’s iOS-first and it supports cross-platform play with console and PC players.

March 1st, 2018

  • Innovation
  • Direction

Bonnie's rules for being a better client

White space is your friend. Be open to things you didn't imagine. Be confident, not arrogant. Nothing takes a second. Don't be rude. Tell me the problem, not the solution. Decide who will decide. Have clarity of purpose.

February 22nd, 2018

  • Ethereum
  • Blockchain

Interviewing Ethereum Developers

The new paradigm of Ethereum development brings with it many moving parts. Smart contracts, distributed applications (or “dapps”, sometimes stylized “ĐApps”), the “ether” cryptocurrency, a world-wide virtual machine where work is measured in “gas”—all of this is in addition to the basic underlying blockchain technology. Navigating this isn’t anywhere close to being second nature for most people, even from a user standpoint. That said, how can a non-expert make a reasonable assessment of a potential Ethereum developer candidate?

January 23rd, 2018

  • Design
  • Workflow

Working with a designer (four paths)

Most of us want to look good online, need a website, maybe even a logo. More and more individuals and organizations are discovering that they need to hire a professional. It comes down to doing your homework. Be clear with yourself before you spend a nickel or a minute with a designer. This difficult internal conversation will save you endless frustration and heartache later. Here are four postures to consider in working with a good (or great) designer:

2017

November 28th, 2017

  • Branding
  • Marketing
  • Technology

10 Best Branding & Corporate Identity Examples

So, if you searched for "best" and ended up here, well, you're welcome. So, while this is not the authoritative list, it is a list of some very solid branding and identity designs that have turned up over the last few years.

October 4th, 2017

  • IoT
  • Tech Trends

Gartner: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2018

As the IoT grows to encompass an increasing number of things, AI and machine will enable these things to operate autonomously or semi-autonomously. For example, a robotic vacuum with computer vision could navigate and clean a house with minimal intervention. As the technology advances, swarms of intelligent things will work collaboratively to achieve a goal.

September 18th, 2017

  • Microsoft
  • Current Events

Satya Nadella Rewrites Microsoft’s Code

Since then (February 2014), Nadella has not only restored Microsoft to relevance; he’s generated more than $250 billion in market value in just three and a half years—more value growth over that time than Uber and Airbnb, Netflix and Spotify, Snapchat and WeWork. How Nadella turned things around comes back to the book he had his top lieutenants read, and the culture that took hold from there. He has inspired the company’s 124,000 employees to embrace what he calls “learn-it-all” curiosity (as opposed to what he describes as Microsoft’s historical know-it-all bent) that in turn has inspired developers and customers—and investors—to engage with the company in new, more modern ways.

September 10th, 2017

  • AI
  • Machine Learning

How Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionizing Business In 2017

The technology, media and telecommunications industry has the highest expectations for AI to accelerate new product and service offerings of all industries tracked in the study, projecting a 52% point increase in the next five years...Customer-facing activities including marketing automation, support, and service in addition to IT and supply chain management are predicted to be the most affected areas by AI in the next five years.

April 25th, 2017

  • AI

Top Six Digital Transformation Trends In Media And Entertainment

In 2015, spending for AI was $300-350 million. Its projection for 2025: $30 billion. What gives? At risk of sounding crazy, AI is changing the entire creative process. In a new wave of computer-human “collaboration,” companies are already using AI to create effective movie plot points based on box office performance, and one company recently used AI to create a horror movie trailer based on trailers the AI had already processed and annexed.

March 22nd, 2017

  • IBM
  • Technology

IBM Bets The Company On Cloud, AI And Blockchain

The ONE Architecture is remarkable in two ways: first, AI (in the form of Watson) represents an entire layer, indicating the breadth of IBM’s bet on the technology. The second remarkable aspect of the architecture is what it’s missing: most of the traditional layers of a strategic technology architecture, like databases, middleware, and the like – now all rolled into the Cloud.

January 11th, 2017

  • AI
  • Trends

Crawl With Analytics Before Running With Artificial Intelligence

From virtual assistants to image recognition to self-driving cars, we’re only just beginning to scratch the surface of how AI-related technology will impact our daily lives and transform how businesses operate. IBM’s Chief Innovation Officer Bernie Meyerson optimistically predicts 2017 will be “the year of the solution as opposed to the year of the experiment.”

January 3rd, 2017

  • Technology
  • Trends

Seven Media and Technology Trends to Watch for in 2017

As new technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning are poised to take the lead in crafting our digital experiences, it is important to consider a negative aspect of this trend: the choices that are being taken away from us.