Category: Asides

  • Reblog – Microsoft Keynote: Quick Impressions

    I’m reblogging my post over on the NBCU at CES site here on our website for posterity sake. After sitting through the Microsoft keynote, I can say for certain that they have some great things ahead in 2011 including a tablet & laptop device that I might mediately order tonight. Steve Ballmer focused the crowd […]

  • CES 2011: Tablets, A New Era of Mobile Computing

    My last session of the weekend was the “Tables: A New Era of Mobile Computing” from Ben Bajarin (Director Consumer Technology, Creative Strategies). Ben had done some research and was essentially reporting his market view of tablets and things to focus on to be successful. Ben is estimating 46-48 million tablet sales in 2011 and […]

  • CES 2011: Gadgets Everywhere and the Role of Wireless

    The last panel session that I sat through on Friday (my brain sponge was absorbent, but damn today was a lot) was one titled “Consumer 360 – Gadgets Everywhere and the Role of Wireless” and moderated by Rajeev Chand (Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst, Wireless, Rutberg & Company). The panelists included Anand Chandrasekher […]

  • CES 2011: NBC Digital Model

    As part of the Media Money Makers program track, I sat in on a quick presentation from some familiar faces: the NBC.com executive team. The “From Broadband to Big Time: The NBC Digital Model” presentation from Vivi Zigler (President, NBCU Digital Entertainment), Steve Andrade (GM and SVP, Digital Development, NBC.com), and Nick Johnson (VP, Digital […]

  • CES 2011: Innovation Power Panel

    Day two started by stumbling into the press line for the Innovation Power Panel when all I was really looking for was the breakfast buffet line (how’s that for luck?). The panel was moderated by CEA President & CEO Gary Shapiro and included the following blue chip heavyweights as panelists: Ursula Burns (chairman & CEO […]

  • CES 2011: Social TV

    Friday’s day-long panel discussion track continued with the Social Television – The Merger of Content, Social Interaction and the Video Platforms panel. The panel was moderated by Richard Sussman (VP of Digital Entertainment, The Nielsen Company) and includedMichael Kernan (Chief Executive Officer, NuMedia Studios), Greg March (Director of Digital Media, Weiden + Kennedy), Raviv Moore […]

  • Test Driven Development = Good, Acceptance Test Drive Development = Bad

    For the most part, that was the message at the “Acceptance Testing: Just Say No” by James Shore Meetup tonight at the Shopzilla.com offices in Santa Monica, CA. James structured the talk as though it was a “fill in the blanks” Anonymous meeting (you know, Alcohol Anonymous, Sexaholics Anonymous, etc). The concept of Acceptance Test […]

  • Sustainable Product Development

    I recently attended a panel discussion from PDMA-LA and IDSA-LA titled “Best Practices in Sustainable Product Development“. The following are some rough notes & thoughts I took down while in attendance. Heidrun Mumper-Drumm spoke about green packaging design noting that packaging equates to 75million tons and 1/3 of our waste stream by weight (~20% by […]

  • Happy Birthday To Me!

    Its official, I’m 31. Old? Nah. Mature? Hmmm, nope. Ready for what the next year brings me? You betcha! Thanks to Jessie & West I got an amazing early birthday gift of being an Uncle. Thanks to Crystal, I’ll get an amazing after birthday gift of being a Father. What more could I ask for?

  • Agile Journal Seminar: Agile Comes to LA

    The following are my notes from the Agile Comes to LA seminar on Thursday, December 17th 2009. The event was sponsored by AccuRev, Coverity, Electric Cloud, Rally Software, and BigVisible. The event saw leaders from each sponsor talk about how Agile software development techniques and the tools that support them can help you reduce risk, […]