MWC2023 Recap: 1. Everyone Was Stoked about Metaverse, Connected Devices, and Generative AI 2. I Remain a Curmudgeon
Ok, I have finally had time to process my amazing trip to Barcelona for MWC2023. I came home with lots of thoughts and a few extra pounds…
Can Connected Devices Be Green?
We can do all a lot of cool things with connected devices, but it can also be terrible for the environment. The chips that fuel these devices, and the cloud in general, have to be smarter and make being greener a priority versus just consuming more and more power. Read more on my thoughts on how connected devices can hurt, and help, the environment in my interview with Bobby Hellard of IT Pro: https://www.itpro.co.uk/infrastructure/network-internet/370171/mwc-2023-can-ai-embedded-6g-greenify-next-gen-networking
Thinking About Using Wearables in the Workplace to Reduce Stress?
Employee wellness continues to be a priority for employers, especially as a high number of employees are resigning ie “The Great Resignation”. Wearables are an opportunity for employers to demonstrate that they care about their employees, by providing technology that can aid in first measuring and then providing solutions for stress. Learn more in my interview with EHS Today
Enterprise AI Trends for 2022
Over the past several years, I’ve seen Machine Learning move from Innovation Lab to Production in the Enterprise. As of such, companies are establishing tools and methodologies them to become more rigorous in how they train, deploy, and monitor AI models. Machine Learning is beginning to match mainstream software development in the thought given to deployment and long-term maintenance. I spoke about this maturity shift in CIO magazine, along with other tech industry folks and their thoughts on Enterprise AI Trends for 2022. You can read it here.
The New, New Normal: What’s In and Out in 2022 and Beyond
Telehealth is here to stay — both patients and providers prefer its convenience for routine treatments. However, the telehealth tools being deployed right now are relatively primitive — basically HIPAA compliant Zoom sessions. By leveraging advancements in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Artificial Intelligence, telehealth can be engaging, data-driven experiences that exceed current in-person appointment expectations, while also giving patients the convenience of at-home healthcare access.
How to Win the War for Talent
The last two years has upended the workforce as we knew it. Some things that were highly desirable before the pandemic are table stakes now. Paying to market, work from home, paid vacation time — everybody is doing these things. To win the war for talent companies need to understand that employees want more: a purpose-driven company, social responsibility, and meaningful work. Thanks to Elastic for including me in a round table on the changing look of employment. You can read the entire interview here.
Fake Skin Could Make the Metaverse Feel Real
Yes, the word “metaverse” makes me cringe too. (Thanks Mark Zuckerburg) Nevertheless, I was able to chat Augmented Reality with nary the mention of the M-word in this article from LifeWire. XR doesn’t need to be creepy or gamey to succeed — applications for healthcare, manufacturing and other “everyday” industries is where the true impact of this technology is. Read Now: Fake Skin Could Make the Metaverse Feel Real
On the Go: Mobile Learning Solutions for IT Teams
Companies are becoming increasingly distributed with the rise of hybrid work environments. As we prepare students to for future careers, they need to have skills to adapt to work trends. This includes being comfortable working with tech in a variety of environments. Additionally, the continued disruption of COVID in the…
Did companies rush their “back to office” plans?
At one point this summer, I almost threw away my stash of masks. I’m glad I didn’t. With the Delta variant poised to wreck havoc this fall and winter, it looks like we have more months of social distancing and masking up ahead of us. I wasn’t the only person to be prematurely exuberant. A number of companies gleefully announced “back to office” plans during those blissful, innocent days earlier this summer.