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August

Top 10 Tech Trends in the past 20 years, according to my cat Tia

My 20-year-old cat Tia passed away recently, and during her lifespan, she witnessed a lot of changes in technology. As a tribute to my cat Tia, I have put together the top 10 changes in technology during her lifetime. This is not based on scientific information, but rather my opinion with input from my cat.

1999 – Birth of Tia

In 1999, we rented VHS movies from Blockbuster, played music from CDs, and paid by the minute for long distance calls. The ‘cool kids’ illegally downloaded songs from Napster. In 1999,

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June

The B2B Buyer’s Journey

B2B buyers are typically 57% of the way to a buying decision before actively engaging with sales.

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March

Top 10 Finalist in Alexa Multimodal Challenge

I’m thrilled to be named a top 10 finalist in the Alexa Skills Challenge: Multimodal for my skill Running Clothes! Running Clothes is a top 10 finalist out of over 430 entries and currently competing for the grand prize. Watch my entry video here.

I developed Running Clothes to take the guesswork out of checking weather for outdoor runs. Running Clothes will tell you your local temperature, wind speed, and a suggested running outfit.

You can also “log your run” after you return and let her know how the clothing recommendation

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March

Marketing Podcast

I’m pleased to announce that I am starting a podcast to share my marketing insights and experiences.

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January

My Journey to the Front Page of Amazon’s Alexa Skill Store

I woke up at 4:30 am on November 30th to check the front page of Amazon’s Alexa Skill Store. I was informed the day before from Amazon that my Alexa Skill Cork Ornamentswould be featured. How did I get there?

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December

RetailLoco Recap

2018 RetailLoco conference featured an all-star lineup of speakers from FourSquare, The Weather Company, Dunkin Donuts, CocaCola, Home Depot, Mizuno, GameStop, Charlotte Hornets, Hilton, and Mall of America. During this 2-day conference, marketers from North America converged to have honest conversations on successes and failures in Location Based Marketing from retail to quick serve restaurants, and big brands.

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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