Alexa Dev Day in Atlanta

I looked forward to Alexa Dev Day in Atlanta for months, and I was not disappointed! Alexa Dev Day is a free one-day workshop to teach Alexa Skill building direct from Amazon. Check out the current Alexa Dev Day schedule here. Alexa Dev Day held in Atlanta on September 19, 2017 was marketed as an “Introductory” level course. Everyone was welcome. Attendees ranged from business people interested in receiving an overview about Alexa to seasoned mobile app developers looking for their next “killer app.”

Over 200 people attended Alexa Dev Day at Ventanas in Downtown

Future of Robotics & AI: Not Your Father’s Robot

Yesterday: Your Father’s Robot

Artificial Intelligence (AI) was simply automation. Programming a robot to perform the same action repeatedly, or a specific set of actions if a pre-defined set of parameters are met.

Meet “Shakey” – the world’s first artificial intelligence robot.

Today: Meet Honda Asimo Robot
Asimo has been in development by Honda since early 2000s as a “Jetson’s maid, Rosie” type robot with delivery capabilities, and most recently announced in this video, sign language and stair climbing.

Tomorrow: Intelligent robots that can react in situations they haven’t specifically been programmed for.

AI algorithms project

5 Things You Need to Know about IoT

Internet of Things (IoT), started “buzzing” over a decade ago, when technologists began discussing connecting our refrigerators and washers to the Internet. Today IoT is about connected devices, monitoring, monetizing big data, artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented/mixed reality, manufacturing, transportation, smart cities, and much more.

Last week, Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) hosted Georgia’s 2nd annual IoT Symposium, in partnership with co-chairs, Dan Foster and Jason Wellman. This year, I had the honor of serving as Marketing Chair for the 2017 TAG IoT Symposium planning committee, and worked on an amazing team with

Mercedes-Benz Stadium Review

I had the pleasure of visiting the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 4, 2017 for the Chick-fil-a Kickoff game between Tennessee and Georgia Tech. My seats were on the main level, in section 103 as part of my Georgia Tech season ticket holder package. At the Atlanta Mobile Marketing Organization meeting last week, Dave Beck, Foundry45, called Mercedes-Benz Stadium possibly the “last great American stadium,” as more and more fans are opting to spend their money on 4K TVs instead of tickets to sporting events. I’d like to think of Mercedes-Benz

TAG IoT Hackathon Recap

From Winning a Hackathon to Judging a Hackathon

Last November, I posted my journey of entering and winning the MobilityLIVE Hackathon.

2016 MobilityLIVE Hackathon

Less than a week later, I judged HackATL at Emory University. That’s where I met Annemarie Stockinger; she led her team to a win at HackATL with their personal safety device. Annemarie is currently launching her first Kickstarter campaign on 9/22/2017 for GoSafely. Congratulations Annemarie!

I’m a volunteer on the planning committee for the TAG IoT Symposium on August 31, 2017. This event is a 1-day conference in

3 Key Learnings from the Wireless Forum’s CyberSecurity Panel

3 common scenarios of cyber crimes from the experts, and creating a cybersecurity action plan.

The panel discussion at the Wireless Technology Forum took a turn for the serious during the Ransomware and CyberSecurity session on August 17, 2017. The Wireless Technology Forum assembled a team of diverse CyberSecurity experts including panelists from the DOJ, Barnes and Thornburg, LLP law firm, and 2 independent privacy consultants. Three key trends in cybersecurity emerged from the panel discussion.

#1 – Social Engineering

Assistant United States Attorney, Samir Kaushal named social engineering as the top cyber

ATL Run Part 2: Designing for Echo Show

Last week, I launched the Atlanta Running Guide on www.atlrunguide.com and corresponding Alexa Skill. This endeavor was a month long project consisting of creating & conducting a survey, data analytics, and designing & coding for different experiences. Check out my previous post on this project: survey insights and journey here.

In this article, I’ll discuss organizing and presenting content for different mediums, devices, and experiences; specifically insights into developing for the website vs. Alexa vs. the new Echo Show. Disclaimer: I am not a User Experience expert, and this is not

Insights into the Atlanta Running Survey

This is the backstory to the Atlanta Running Guide Alexa Skill and website www.atlrunguide.com

I’ve posted previously that today’s marketing is great content combined with tech savviness. Gone are the days of selecting images for TV, print and direct mail. Today’s marketing is an interactive experience combining the virtual and physical world. These principles are how and why I have created the Atlanta Running Guide website and corresponding Alexa Skill. In this article, I’ll discuss the ideation, creation, and methodology of the my project. Next week, I’ll discuss how I used