A Q&A with Rich Carlton, President and CRO of Aunalytics, a data platform company that is using predictive analysis and Artificial Intelligence to achieve positive business outcomes.
I am a frequent speaker at events and engage with hundreds of business executives about their overall data management strategies. In the high-velocity world of IT and data management, I remain focused on helping businesses harness the power of data and use it to fuel the economic engine of growing companies, communities, and people.
I believe IT can be transformed from a cost center into a revenue generator with the right data management…
How do we bridge the distance that screens put between us and make remote interactions more personal?
The COVID-19 pandemic forced (or perhaps merely accelerated the inevitable) seismic shift towards remote working. It showed how unsustainable — and in many cases entirely unnecessary — it was to write off large portions of each working day to commuting. It is little wonder, then, that as life begins to return to “normal” many of us find ourselves questioning the financial, environmental, and psychological costs of traditional work environments, and gravitate towards new setups which are either hybrid or entirely virtual.
By Kevin Chin, CEO and Founder of VivoPower
The climate crisis is arguably the most pressing issue of our time, the urgency of which has only been strengthened by a global pandemic that has laid bare how vulnerable we are in the face of global threats. A study by Climate Dynamics suggests that the threshold for dangerous global warming will likely be crossed between 2027 and 2042, so it is clear we must be doing everything we can to ensure decarbonisation is occurring — not only in our homes but on a corporate scale, too.
Lush gives its app a fresh new look and some innovative functionalities to welcome customers back to its UK shops
After a year when most of us had no choice but to do most of our shopping online, Lush was far from the only retailer which had to rely heavily on technology to keep going.
Yet even now as things seem to be returning to something closer to a pre-pandemic reality, and we look forward to going getting out of the house to go shopping (imagine!) …
Camo is an app that makes you look your best in your video calls without tracking users or selling their data.
It’s rare to find an app where even the free version is also free of advertisement. So what’s the catch? Surely it profits from user data in some way, there’s no such thing as a free lunch in tech…
Yet according to Camo’s Founder Aidan Fitzpatrick, the app’s strict no-tracking policy is a point of principle, and there is, in fact, no need for such intrusion into user privacy. Enough of their users are happy to pay the very…
This year is bringing some exciting technology trends that will help designers create more engaging user experiences. We pick our top 3.
Marketers know that few tools are as effective in engaging your audience as a well-crafted animation. Traditionally, however, this type of material has been extremely labor-intensive — and therefore costly — to produce.
By Laura Kobylecky
I am alone in the empty streets of Austin. Everything has been simplified to geometric shapes and the stars are brighter than they’ve ever been in the middle of the city. Strange eyes look from high points and serve as a unifying aesthetic to the strange world. There are no bats, no rats and no raccoons. The closest things I’ve seen to life are the hovering drones that await my instructions. Who made this strange, virtual, world? The story begins last March.
On March 6 of 2020, South by Southwest was cancelled at the decree of the…
By Laura Kobylecky
Some people see them as a fun Internet novelty while others may see them as a sign that could lead to the total collapse of media trust. Ian Beacraft, CEO and Chief Futurist at Signal And Cipher (an agency that helps brands adapt to future tech) has a more optimistic perspective.
Synthetic media is a broad term for the production of media through artificial means. Beacraft introduces the concept with some popular Internet animations. The videos show celebrities and movie characters moving their mouths in sync to the words he is saying, creating the illusion that they…
Leading industry figures at South by Southwest talk about the interplay between connectivity and entertainment.
By Laura Kobylecky
#SXSW Online 2021 is bringing people together in a socially distant world. For this session, “Can 5G Transform the Live Music Experience?” Cristiano Amon and Steve Aoki have come together to talk about the impact of 5G technology on music. Cristiano Amon is the president of Qualcomm Incorporated and Aoki is a Grammy Nominated DJ, Producer, Music Executive, and Designer.
5G is a popular topic in 2021. It was discussed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year and remains a point…
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By Laura Kobylecky
South by Southwest has pivoted to an online-only event this year. SXSW Online 2021, as it’s officially called, is occurring in a digital venue that includes the normal collection of sessions about a wide range of topics.
One of these sessions is “Space Gold Rush,” a discussion about the possibilities and methods for mining in space. The discussion was moderated by Loren Grush, Senior Science Reporter at The Verge, and included Joe Landon, VP, Advanced Programs Dev, Commercial Civil Space at Lockheed Martin, Alexander MacDonald — Chief Economist and ISS National Lab Program Executive…
Technology writer for FastCo, Quartz, The Next Web, Ars Technica, Wired + more. Consultant specializing in VR #MixedReality and Strategic Communications