Posts by bluesalve partners

Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference (ETC) | June 25 – 27, 2019

SAN JOSE, CA Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference (ETC), in the largest embedded and IoT market in North America, is the ONLY event focused on what is most important to designers and implementers – education and training. At the inaugural event, attendees will experience over 100 hours of unparalleled education and training covering embedded systems, IoT,…

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National Leadership and Skills Conference | June 23 – 28, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky SkillsUSA heads to Louisville, Ky., June 24-28, 2019, for the 55th annual National  Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students. More than 18,000 people — including students, teachers and business partners — are expected to participate in the weeklong event. Activate, Leverage and Engage Conferences Offered just prior…

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IFSEC International | June 19-21, 2019

London, UK Why visit IFSEC International? Meet with 500+ global suppliers across access control, video surveillance, perimeter protection, integrated security. Take advantage of 35+ hours of critical content including seminar sessions: Future Proof your CCTV Networks, Social Media and Internet Security: A new Opportunity, AI and Machine Learning for Security: has its time come? Meet with 27,000 security professionals including manufacturers,…

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Standards, and their importance in the connected world.

Our bluesalve partners team attended the CTA Tech and Standards Forum the other week in San Francisco. This post is part one of the re-cap, there’s more to come. I attended working groups, education sessions and standards forming work on Artificial Intelligence, Security, Privacy, Audio, Video, Healthcare, and more. One question was asked of all…

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Jobs, Hiring and Retention in Today’s Tech Market

I recently returned from Washington D.C. where my colleagues and fellow member of CTA met with legislators and the White House staff to discuss many issues for the consumer technology industry and its small businesses and entrepreneurs. We discussed 5G technologies and the spectrum needed. A healthy discussion on tariffs and their effects (though this…

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Show Recap: Hong Kong Spring Fairs

I recently returned from Hong Kong where I attended the spring sourcing fairs – The Hong Kong Electronics Fair and Global Sources Consumer Electronics. Each year the fairs occur twice, once in the fall in once in the spring. It is a gathering of thousands of factories and manufacturers that all come down to Hong…

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7 Lessons I Learned From My Last Start-Up

Having been the founder, CEO, or COO of five start-ups, I thought I’d seen it all. But growth is ongoing, you can bring all of your lessons learned to each new venture and continue to make mistakes and learn new things. In my case, some were quite painful and others less so, but all valuable.…

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The Complexities of Technology Integrations

When it comes to voice assistants, there are some troubling issues beyond the simple fact that they were untruthful about listening. ICYMI, reportedly thousands of employees at Amazon are listening to customers, likely hearing quite intimate and perhaps illicit conversations; yet they claimed they weren’t listening. So what are the limits of their liability? And…

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Voice Assistants for Better or Worse?

We  are all busy giving all sorts of information to these platforms seemingly willingly in exchange for ease of purpose, or the answer to some question. That certainly is the position of these platforms, but as we see in the press (as I alluded to in my ISC West Re-Cap) and the minds of the…

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