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Looking forward to sharing my #Wearables thoughts on Nov 18

NSBEI’ll be speaking about the wearables future and the opportunities we all can be a part of. Proud to take part and truly looking forward to the evening.

 

 

 

Emerging TechTalks: Computing Innovation and the future of wearable technology

The NSBE Boston Professionals and Black Techboston are pleased to present the Emerging TechTalks sponsored by Twitter Boston. Join us as we hear from cross-industry entrepreneurs, experts, and innovators on the future of technology and opportunities tech lovers need to know!

This year’s TechTalks will features overview and discussion on Big Data, Cloud Computing, and Wearables.

This Emerging Technology Talk series will offer insight into the future of technology as seen through the eyes of our experts, industry entrepreneurs and innovators!

Date: November 18th
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Location: Twitter – 141 Portland St (Hampshire), Cambridge, MA 02139
Free to Attend – Click to RSVP (Attendees must register to attend)

Details: NSBE Boston Website

The plans for my 15 minutes: The Connected Future. Wearables will affect virtually all professions and how we access just in time information about our location in space and time. From physicians reading lab reports while looking the patient in the eyes, to first-hand coaching and warehouse picking we’ll explore development opportunities in this uncharted space.

#NSBEBoston @NSBEBoston

Juniata Transhumanism Gallery

View From the Poduim #ThroughGlass

View From the Podium #ThroughGlass

The Teachers of the Juniata Transhumanism Conference

Juniate TranshumanismTeachers. I want to offer my single most important take away from the Juniata Transhumanism Conference 2015. Teachers are amazing creatures. I’ll post much more after my mind comes down from way too much time in my car, but for now I want to tell a story that finally, and completely, etched into me the lasting value of teachers.

Don Braxton, the someone or other Professor of Religious Studies at Juniata College, hosted this conference on the future of the technological human. Very interesting to spend 5 days among religion teachers, athethiests, geeks, brilliant kids too and assorted retired, 80 year old engineers. The fact that they listened to and valued my “uneducated” streams of consciousness speaks worlds. But back to Don and Alison.

Alison Earnhart graduated in 07, I think. She was and is a student of Don. She basically teaches geek studies in Austin. Hacking, making and exploring with tech kids. She is one of those brilliant leaders changing engineering education from the lecture halls and memorization of the past to a journey of exploration, failures and learning from those failures. I have no doubt that one or more of her students will change the world.

Alison and Don, her former teacher, met at a conference a few years back and had the germ of an idea for this Transhumanism, H+, conference. They planned it and pulled together the finest meeting of minds which I have ever had the honor to attend. A simple teacher and the product of his life’s work now working together to facilitate more inquiry, more learning, a better future. We often hear of teachers impact on the future but rarely is it so perfectly laid in front of our eyes.

Teachers. They may not be the doers. They may not make the great discoveries. They may not create jobs, directly. They DO the hard work of nurturing, creating the future.

This conference featured many talks on preservation of the mind. Uploading ourselves if you will. Talks on immortality via technological means and of course the moral implications. But my one takeaway.

Teachers are amazing creatures that are already immortal.

Mass Innovation Nights #MIN72

We had another incredible evening of networking and product launches at #MIN72 on March 11, 2015. LogMeIn are wonderful hosts and their multi-tiered space was perfect. I should also mention that the food was spectacular for a networking event and we owe that to Lucky’s Lounge, also the site of our fun after party. Most photos taken by myself with Google Glass and a couple with my Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Helping Kids Through Glass

We had a great Hangout on Air Friday, March 6 and learned so much from Dr. Joe, Roxanne and Rick. The topic was Kids and the ways Google Glass can be used in education and health. Dr. Joe Cohen discussed his Kiddo EMR practice management tool which utilizes Google Glass for data input. Roxanne Riskin and Rick Sare discussed their series of books built around Glass photos. I have Glass on the Beach and highly recommend it. Roxanne is a learning technologist who speaks to Glass and wearables in the classroom. Other book in the series are here.

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NH Innovation Nights Coming to Merrimack in January 2015 #NHIN2

NH Inno LogoThe second New Hampshire Innovation Night, #NHIN2 is coming on January 28, 2015, to Solidscape in Merrimack.

We are currently accepting product submissions to be shown for Free. Sponsors and Experts, focused on the Innovation Economy, can contact us directly via email.

Our evening event is a product launch party, for new products from any type of company, old or new, tech or not. The only requirement is you be NH based or have a significant presence here. Our first event was a rousing success and we expect a great night in January as well.

RSVP to attend for free or find exhibit Details here

An added bonus for #NHIN2 will be tours of the Solidscape manufacturing floor where they build incredibly high precision, 3D printers. Their printers are used in Jewelry, Dentistry and many other fields.

Solidscape

High Precision 3D Printers

Visual Report from the First NH Innovation Night #NHIN1

Governor Hassan Supports Innovation

Governor Hassan Supports Innovation

And we launched with a bang!logo

Wednesday night, November 5, 2014, saw the launch of our networking events for the New Hampshire Innovation Economy and the first night was spectacular!

NH Innovation Nights is a periodic night of networking and innovative presentations highlighting launching products from the Granite State. Here is the short rundown on the events and how to submit your product for future events. details

We were told that there are already enough networking events for entrepreneurs. We were told that people are burned out hearing pitches. We were even told that only 20 or 30 of the “usuals” would show up. I am happy to report that “they” were wrong on all accounts. We’re still counting but estimates put attendance at close to 100. Mark Kaplan, CEO of our host Alpha Loft, told me that a high percentage of attendees were new faces.

And Governor Maggie Hassan stopped by. Newly reelected the night before, I am sure she was running on fumes, but she spent a half hour meeting with all of our “launchers” and listening to their stories. Here is her short remarks about supporting innovation in New Hampshire.

Videos of all our launcher presentations >> YouTube Channel
Special shoutout to Newick's Lobster House for providing incredible lobster rolls, chowdah and apps. Yum! Newick's

Wearable Devices Design Sprint for Health

We are very proud to be part of the team bringing students, designers, professionals and physicians together for a day to imagine the future of wearables in health.

The full day, Design Sprint, taking place October 17, 2014 at Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health, will be a jam packed day for meeting and working with DC area professionals and students who share a deep desire to influence the future of healthcare. This will be a focused, guided brainstorming scrum.

“Design sprints are inspired by the iterative, time-bounded, and user-focused aspects of Agile Development and Design Thinking.”

Teamwork

Teamwork

We will be focused on Google Glass and Android Wear and discussing Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard and other wearable technologies.

Come prepared to learn, come prepared to contribute. Health professionals in business development, mobile development, doctoring or nursing, come prepared to mentor a team of medical students and coders who need your real world experience to draw upon.

Get all the details and register on our event site. It’s only $5 for early birds!

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