Craig opens the show with his review and comment on Tech that made news. This week he discusses how to unleash your computer's potential with the latest in technology.
For over 25 years J.J. Schoch has been shaping products, strategies and markets in the technology and media industries, where he routinely transforms innovative concepts into leading products that outpace competition.
Mr. Schoch comes to Phoenix with a long history of successful product development and team building within several major PC utilities companies. As Vice President of Marketing at iolo technologies, Mr. Schoch was responsible for refocusing the company around its best-in-class computer performance product, System Mechanic, which he grew into the #1 product in its category, more than doubling the company's revenue.
As Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Panda Security, Mr. Schoch’s ability to see beyond current industry-wide solutions and focus on an industry- first behavioral technology resulted in an 80% increase in revenue. He also built and focused the marketing team through an aggressive CPC/CPM initiative which led to a 300% growth rate of e-commerce revenue.
Mr. Schoch was Senior Product Manager at CyberMedia (later acquired by McAfee) where he managed their flagship product, First Aid, overhauling the quality and brand image. Product sales then exceeded 120,000 units a month and First Aid became a $90-million annual asset. He also built and sustained an 85% market share despite relentless competition from major software manufacturers such as Symantec, McAfee and QuarterDeck.
At Symantec, Mr. Schoch was a Senior Product Manager responsible for the conception, design and marketing of the enormously successful 1990s product Norton Desktop for Windows. Throughout the productΓÇÖs life cycle, he maintained its status as the top seller in its category, dominating 80% of the marketplace. Prior to Symantec, Mr. Schoch was one of the founding employees at Peter Norton Computing which pioneered the massive PC Utility software industry.
Craig addresses concerns from callers wanting to know more about the new iPad Pro.
Larry O’Connor is Founder and CEO of Other World Computing, Inc. (OWC), a manufacturer and e-Tailer of Solid State Drives, data storage solutions, memory and accessories for Mac and PC computers. Started in 1988, the company has become an innovative leader in developing/delivering non-Apple/non-PC manufacturer storage solutions and upgrades to extend the performance, use-life of the SMB’s and individual’s computing device investment. In addition to guiding the technology and solutions activities for OWC, Larry also serves at the President of Newer Technology, Inc. and Price.com. An alumnus of Marquette University, O’Connor’s strong industry commitment has made him a sought-after speaker at numerous industry events and earned him numerous business and industry awards.
Craig wraps up this week's show with quick information on Honda Clarity and Adobe's Digital Index.
Craig opens the show with his review and comment on Tech that made news. This week he discusses how technology is improving consumers' lives today.
Craig shares MIT's online classes that can get you a degree for free.
Craig talks about how Verizon shares your browsing habits, and what you could do about it.
Craig wraps up this week's show with quick information on how to get to Craig's Insiders list.
Craig opens the show with his review and comment on Tech that made news. This week he discusses the must-have mobile apps and docks.
Bob Summers has developed and marketed consumer Internet applications since 1994. He is currently Chief Geek at Fitnet, his fifth startup. Bob is passionate about creating compelling online video experiences having grown iSpQ VideoChat, desktop video conferencing software, to over 3.0 million users from 196 countries/territories.
Beyond his work responsibilities, Bob plays an active role in Southwestern Virginia’s economic development by serving on the board of directors of the Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council, Virginia Tech Entrepreneur Club and sponsoring FIRST Robotics. His 10 year vision for Blacksburg, “Open Source Village” captured at the Community Voices forum.
With the help of 182 others via a $92,400 crowdfunding campaign, Bob led the deployment of gigabit fiber access into downtown Blacksburg and created the worlds first free open access gigabit wifi network.
Craig talks about drone technology and the need for it to be registered legally.
Craig discusses how iPhone App hackers can hurt the technology consumers rely on.
Craig opens the show with his review and comment on Tech that made news. This week he discusses cutting edge devices.
Graduated from “Polytechnique and Telecom Paris”, his career was built upon two main sectors: informatics and banking. He worked for ten years in IT consulting and in banks, where he carried out multi-partners projects, then successfully became the CEO of financial enterprises in several countries. Fascinated by robotics, he has been closely following this market and its evolutions for 25 years.
In 2005 he decided to leave the banking sector to take part into an uncommon adventure: the creation of a humanoid robot. That was the beginning of Aldebaran Robotics, a start up that brought together a few engineers and PhDs. In 8 years, Bruno Maisonnier’s incredible enterprise became a solid society, in which more than 300 people are currently employed. His robot, NAO, is commercialised all over the world, in the most prestigious universities as a research platform (Carnegie Mellon, Berlin University, Stanford, Tokyo University, Harvard…).
In the future, Aldebaran Robotics’ ambition would be to develop humanoid robots at the service of a broader audience.
Aldebaran Robotics’ vision: Robots for better living
Craig talks more about the Apple TV and how it can be the future of home entertainment.
My team and I were responsible for the content creation/design for ZANO's Kickstarter campaign, as well as the overall product marketing for ZANO. ZANO is Europe's most funded Kickstarter campaign, as well as the most funded "Drone" project on Kickstarter. We raised £2,335,119 (USD$3,540,507) in a 45-day period. We strive to deliver rich and engaging web content, with an emphasis on original video content. I also focus on defining and optimising Torquing Group's global product distribution network and strategy. Torquing Group's drone technology is a developable platform, complete with SDK. I work in a B2B development capacity, enabling simple integration and development for our platform.
Giovanni Tomaselli is founder and CEO of iON America and its sister company, World Wide Licenses Ltd. (WWL), which he formed in 1993. For more than 20 years, WWL has been involved in the design, development and manufacturing of digital imaging products for leading brands worldwide, including Kodak, Disney and Polaroid.
In 2012, Giovanni launched iON and unveiled the company’s first fully-waterproof and Wi-Fi-enabled HD sports video cameras. The iON line is designed to make it easy to shoot and share action content.
Prior to iON, Giovanni developed Disney-branded computer accessories and cameras for WWL throughout the 1990s and helped to create Polaroid’s next generation digital camera in 2001. In 2002, WWL secured the exclusive rights to design, develop and distribute Polaroid digital cameras worldwide, and became the first company to put a digital camera into a video camera format. By the next year, WWL had shipped more than two million Polaroid cameras to 30 countries worldwide.
In 2006, Giovanni sold WWL to a leading consumer electronics manufacturing specialist, Flextronics, where he led the CE design group before acquiring WWL back in 2009. Since then, WWL has been focused on the design and development of portable, connected, consumer devices including inkless printers and portable video cameras. In 2009, Giovanni re-launched the Polaroid brand again, working closely with Lady Gaga, who served as Polaroid’s creative director.
Giovanni and WWL were the focus of a Harvard Business School case study, documenting the company’s success as a foreign entity penetrating the Japanese market with imaging products.
Giovanni began his career in real estate development and sports marketing, where he struck a massive, global licensing deal with the Soccer World Cup 1994. He is an Australian native who lived in Hong Kong for two decades before relocating to the United States for iON in 2013.