At Calix’s ConneXions Conference, I presented on the amazing work we’re doing at Jade in Southern Colorado to make the internet more personalized, more private, and more fun. Click here for full video.
WIFI 6 IS HERE (FINALLY)!
At CES this year, Wi-Fi and Internet technology was discussed at great length. How do we improve the battery life of our devices? Increase router capacity? Deliver WiFi to parts of our homes that are currently unserved or underserved? The answer is WiFi 6 and at Jade Communications, we’re standardizing it in EVERY home.
NO QUESTION, GOOGLE BOUGHT FITBIT FOR YOUR HEALTH DATA
Google recently purchased FitBit at $7.35/share, giving the fitness and wearable tech company a valuation of $2.1 Billion. With an increasingly competitive IoT and digital health landscape, Google will try to compete in the wearables market via your FitBit data. Full article here.
DISNEY’S BOX OFFICE STRATEGY (PDF)
In addition to developing original content, the Walt Disney Company, under the leadership of Bob Iger, has turned to large scale mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to further their media and consumer goods empire. Notable M&As include Pixar in 2006 ($7.4 billion), Marvel in 2009 ($4 billion), a 30% share in Hulu in 2009 (to increase to 60% once Fox merger is finalized, undisclosed fee)...
AI IN BROADBAND/TELECOM
At Jade Communications, we use a host of AI and machine learning technology to provide a better customer experience. Forbes is right; AI can improve network optimization, introduce robotic process automation (RPA), assist with fraud detection, and help drive predictive analytics. How can AI improve the customer experience in your industry? Full Article here.
STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES WITH TECHNOLOGY AND MARKETING (VIDEO)
Executive Presentation (5 min) of my Capstone Project at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
How can small, family-owned businesses compete against Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple? My suggestions…
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JONNY IVE ANNOUNCES NEW DESIGN FIRM, DEPARTURE FROM APPLE (VIDEO)
For years, Ive has been hugely influential to Apple’s hardware design and software development and deployment. Yesterday, he announced his departure from the company to start a new design firm. Without Ive, will Apple have the same focus on intelligent design? Steve Jobs described Ive as, “not just a designer. That’s why he works directly for me. He has more operational power than...
BUSINESS IN ITALY (PDF)
Thinking about expanding business to Italy? Recruiting talent out of Italy? Read this first. This 4 page, C-level analysis includes a documented review of the country’s socio-cultural, economic, technological, and political environments as they relate to business. Enjoy!
DOES BEING BUSIER MAKE YOU FASTER/BETTER?
Sarah Sellers, the runner up to last year’s Boston Marathon (unsponsored), makes the case that being busier makes her faster. Click here for full article. Is there something to be said for this type of balance in business/life?
DIGITAL STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS
I’ve worked in small to mid-sized businesses my whole life. Over and over, I’ve seen the same problem: small businesses leaders are too busy and/or too budget limited to build out a strong digital strategy. That’s why I created Altitude92 Creative Group, a digital agency dedicated to the plight of the small business.