The Tech Cat Show

By Lori H. Schwartz

About this podcast   English    United States

The Tech Cat show will give you the vital information that you need to stay ahead of the curve in technology as it relates to consumers and trends in marketing, entertainment and ‘business to consumer’ opportunities. You’ll hear from leading experts in the media and content business as they talk with Lori and share meaningful advice on how to navigate. Every show delivers insights and “nuggets” of information that you can take off line and activate on. Whether it’s a piece of business advice, a website or app to check out or a must attend trade show, Lori is the expert and authority in technology trends for all ancillary business opportunities.
112 episodes
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April 12, 2018
Ringing in part three of our month of blockchain is Cristina Dolan, Co-Founder and COO of iXledger. A relatively new venture, iXledger serves as an alternative marketplace for blockchain insurance solutions, with a utility-token-enabled economic layer as an added element. Providing over two decades of experience, Cristina serves her field through a number of other involvements, including: InsideChains, as a founding partner, FIX BlockChain Working Group, Forbes Technology Council, as an Official Member, Dream it. Code it. Win it., as a Founder and Organizer, and Smartmatic, as an Advisory Board Member. Today we are honored to get her insight on blockchain’s impact on finance, and other related industries, as well as its place as a disruptive, innovative technology. Hear it from the best, right here on The Tech Cat Show!
April 5, 2018
Bringing us part two of our month of blockchain is James Basnett, blockchain guru and practiced futurist from Softvision. Guiding their digital transformation from strategy to design to execution, Softvision partners with leading global brands to provide custom digital experiences that connect consumer to brand through memorable and relevant interactions. As Blockchain Practice Lead, James helps businesses break the envelope by putting together innovation and blockchain teams and bringing products to market with the right strategy to scale. James joins us today to explore how blockchain is revamping our economic systems, taking out the middle layer of operation and bringing transparency to the markets. Blockchain will be your best friend so get to know it well, right here on The Tech Cat Show!
March 29, 2018
Kicking off our month-long discussion of Blockchain we’re joined by two time Emmy Award winner, Seth Shapiro. Although Seth’s experience ranges from Senior Software Engineer at Jones Intercable, to Head of Strategy at VideoCoin, his latest venture is Alpha Networks, a blockchain-powered platform for the creation and optimization of existing and new video networks, for which he is CEO and Founder. Today he shares with us trends in media and blockchain, and the ways in which we’re seeing them collide. Technology and content are evolving together - find out how, right here on The Tech Cat Show!
March 15, 2018
Spending several years working with a variety of trending technologies, this week we are joined by John Canning, Managing Director of MediaSHERPA. Working with a range of companies, from early stage startups to Fortune 100’s, MediaSHERPA is a consulting and production company that creates, constructs, and deploys interactive media solutions while drawing from today’s leading methods and technology. For more than 20 years John’s career has centered around media production, delivery, and platforms - experience he now brings to MediaSHERPA with a focus on AR/VR, production solutions for Indies to Networks, Blockchain, live streaming, and AI. On this week’s episode John will reveal how AR/VR, AI, and Blockchain intersect and answer the important question of how to best incorporate them into your business. Learn how to go digital, and do it most effectively, right here on The Tech Cat Show!
March 7, 2018
Wrapping up our month of AR is this week’s Tech Cat Show guest, Shel Israel, CEO and Co-Founder of Transformation Group. A media, education, and consulting firm, Transformation Group was created to help businesses trying to understand the transformational impacts of immersive technology, especially Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. An author of seven books and contributor to Forbes, Business Insider and more, Shel drives Transformation Group’s efforts by overseeing its products and services, and building its talented and diverse network of AR experts. Heading Transformation Education Group, Shel develops its curriculum and serves as the primary instructor for the training programs. Today he joins us to discuss who the players are behind the AR and VR transformation and what that change will look like to students, doctors, and businesses in the near-future. Augmented Reality might be coming to a business near you, learn how you will be affected, right here on The Tech Cat Show!
Feb. 28, 2018
Joining us for Part Three of our AR month is Jay Samit, Independent Vice Chairman for Deloitte. Reimagining the traditional model for a new era, Deloitte functions as a creative digital consultancy, bringing leaders across its organization together to provide its clients with an array of professional services. With more than 30 years of experience in digital transformation, Jay works to produce Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, and Virtual Reality solutions for Deloitte’s corporate and public sector clients. Today with Jay we explore how AR will change the way we shop, work, and play, and its impacts on our everyday life. Stay up-to-date on technology’s transformation, right here on The Tech Cat Show!
Feb. 21, 2018
Joining us for Part Two of our AR month is Erin Reilly, CEO and CoFounder of ReillyWorks, LLC. As a director, founder, innovator, educator, and strategist Erin has 20 years of experience building the future of entertainment and media, with a focus on storytelling, emerging technology, and engagement. Embodying its cofounder's experience, ReillyWorks builds “phygital” story world experiences - products that combine the PHYsical and diGITAL worlds. In today’s episode, we’ll dive into the pros and cons of AR from a storytelling and technology point of view, as well as how the future of AR lies in combining it with other emergent technologies. AI and IoT are perfect for this, as Erin will show with ReillyWorks’ debut project, CARPE’ (standing for Collaborative Augmented Reality Play Experience), a “phygital” (AR/IoT) platform and software development kit designed to get people active and connecting with each other. Learn how AR will prevail without fail, right here on The Tech Cat Show!
Feb. 15, 2018
This week we begin our month of exploring AR trends, joined first by Charlie Fink, author of the recently released book, “Charlie Fink’s Metaverse, An AR Enabled Guide to VR & AR”. As a former tech executive he is currently a contributor to Forbes, covering VR, AR, and new media. Today he joins us to discuss the future of AR and VR, and how developments in AI, Blockchain, and more will impact them. Connect the dots between the biggest trends in tech and get the bigger picture, right here on The Tech Cat Show!
Feb. 7, 2018
With any creation comes a desire for protection; with that protection and the help of Entertainment Lawyers, innovators can watch their ideas come to life. With over 25 years of experience as an Entertainment Law Attorney, this is the service that this week’s Tech Cat Show guest, Jody Simon, offers. As the Head of Production Company Practice at Fox Rothschild, Jody works with clients to navigate the changing media landscape and negotiate deals that turn their content into reality. He joins us today to discuss the future of content, sharing trends in OTT, SVOD, the rise of digital platforms, the future of cable companies, and the need for improved search ability as online viewing becomes the norm. Everyone has a stake in entertainment and can benefit from knowing its trends - you can learn it all right here on The Tech Cat Show!
Feb. 1, 2018
From seed to sale, MedMen, one of the world’s largest legal cannabis enterprises, works through its scalable growing facilities, retail stores focused on quality and excellence, and support towards pro-legalization groups to shape the law and conversation on cannabis. Taking the mic is this week’s Tech Cat Show guest, Daniel Yi, VP of Corporate Communications. He joins us to look at cannabis through a cultural, social, and business lens, as well as discuss California’s recent dive into adult sales, and what spells progress towards the ultimate end of the cannabis Prohibition. Become the cream of the crop by keeping up on your cannabis current events, right here on the Tech Cat Show!
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