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May

How to get into a Better Start Wave for the Peachtree Road Race

It’s hot, humid, and way too crowded with 59,999 fellow participants. But the AJC Peachtree Road Race is the can’t miss running event of the year.  This is the biggest 10K race in the world, and an Atlanta tradition.

I have run the Peachtree Road Race (aka Peachtree) for 5 years in a row, and I love it. It’s a well organized, fun race, and presents a serendipitous opportunity to get on TV! It’s turned into a tradition for me to see my friends at Peachtree each year.

2017 Post-Peachtree

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March

3 Things I Learned from Watching Georgia Tech Basketball

Here are my top three observations from attending 34 of 39 home games within the past 2 seasons of GT Men’s Basketball.

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October

Top 5 Learnings from Digital Summit: Content + Social

As expected, the team from Digital Summit put together a great lineup for Atlanta Marketers on October 23, 2018 at Cobb Energy Center. We covered “Everything: Content & Social” with speakers from GoDaddy, Westin Grand Cayman, Futurus, and marketing leaders from across the country.

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September

Product Camp 2018 Recap

For the 2nd year in a row, I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at Product Camp. Product Camp is an annual full-Saturday unconference for product managers organized by an amazing group of volunteers.

Content is provided by volunteers that pitch their topics at the beginning of the day. 20 sessions are offered in total.

Last year, I was voted in with Steve Youngblood to present The Art and Science of Product Management. Slides from that presentation are posted here.

Prior to the Product Camp event date, participants are asked to submit written session proposals. On

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March

There’s NO Heavy Lifting in Electrical Engineering and Other Harsh Truths about Technology

Women in Wireless Special Interest Group (SIG) as a part of the Wireless Technology Forum volunteered for our first official service project, in partnership with GSMA and ChickTech. We helped teens from middle school to high school build their own Google voice assistants from Raspberry Pis and Google AIY Voice kits.

Check out the bright, happy, shiny faces of these teens at the event on March 24, 2018.

 

Behind the scenes

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January

5 Things You Need to Know about Mobile Financial Services

On January 18, 2018, the Wireless Technology Forum held their 7th annual panel discussion on Mobile Financial Services. The inaugural panel in 2012, moderated by Dr. Phil Hendrix, predicted a revolution in the way consumers would conduct financial transactions with mobile. While the mobile commerce journey was full of ups and downs, mobile financial services is here today.

Here are 5 things you need to know about Mobile Financial Services.
1. You’re probably already using Mobile Financial Services whether you know it or not.

Have you ever…

‘Called’ an Uber of Lyft?
Ordered ahead with a mobile app

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September

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

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September

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