An unusual CTO and a New Entrepreneur. What will they be doing this spring? Exploring the problems of technology and governance. However for the moment, we give you a quick introduction into the cast members behind Vinny & Maddie
What should you see at the Consumer Electronics Show? What are going to be the great cutting edge technologies that will shape the next 5 years of consumer products. We get some ideas from our special Tom Coughlin, who is one of the organizers of the technical side of the CES conference. Tom joins podcast staff members Sulley, the Policy Director and Jameela, the Manager of our Bangalore Office, to talk about the most important new technologies. (And, it appears, none of them are autonomous drone based coffee delivery systems.) Augmented Reality is probably on the top of the list, followed by Machine Intelligence and Virtual Reality. Tom will explain.
We’re not in any of the main exhibit halls at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show. Raytheon or someone like that got there first. We didn’t make it into the rump group at the Sands Hotel. However, we were able to secure a nice place in the parking lot next to the Sanchez Family Taco truck. We also were able to plan a podcast demo for the Hoover Dam: The Worlds Largest Drone Delivered Latte every witnessed on a podcast. You’ll hear about it on this episode.
Time to open an international office, start to build connections in high tech centers outside of the United States. Our first place will be in Bangalore, though we have yet to find a place. However, our newest employee, Jameela, has a long list of potential places. However, to make a choice, we have to assemble a team, build some trust, and make a plan that will lead us to a decision – a challenge in any environment much less a distributed international one. How do you build an distributed team? That is our first task.
We stand at our morning meeting and listen to a guy named a scrum master. What do these things tell us about organizations? And what do they tell us about technology? (Perhaps that it has much in common with more humble work?) A sketch of our morning standup meeting and an introduction not our new Master Scrummaster, Bix
Introducing John C Havens as Bix the Master Scrum Master