Craig opens the show with his review and comment on Tech that made news. This week he talks about the technology that makes our latest devices work.
As director of product management at BlackBerry’s QNX Software Systems, Grant Courville is responsible for managing the company’s global product strategy for the automotive and general embedded markets. He has more than 25 years of experience in the embedded industry, including 20 years with QNX in a wide range of roles, from software development to leadership positions in marketing, professional services, sales, and marketing.
Grant’s QNX experience is complemented by senior roles with Curtiss-Wright Controls and Tilcon Software.
<p>Patrick Hanley joined Atmel Corporation in August 2010 and is the product marketing manager for the Touch Technology team focusing on maXTouch. Prior to that Mr. Hanley focused on Atmel’s QTouch products, (Atmel’s capacitive Buttons, Sliders, and Wheels BSW), and maXFusion (Atmel’s touchscreen and sensor hub hybrid products). Mr. Hanley’s responsibility includes defining and pricing new products, developing sales collateral and many other functions for the success of the maXTouch product line within the Touch Business Unit at Atmel.</p>
<p>Prior to joining Atmel, Mr. Hanley held various roles at Cypress Semiconductor in three divisions including its Data Communications Division, Consumer & Computations Division and Memory & Imaging Division. His roles ranged from product marketing engineering, business operations to pricing. During his tenure at Cypress he achieved a number of outstanding accomplishments including the founding of Cypress’ Value Based Selling (VBS), definition of the original touchscreen segmentation and of PSoC 3 & 5 pricing, successful increasing of margins year-over-year with both proprietary and commodity teams and management of the commodity team during its most profitable quarter in Cypress’ history.</p>
<p>Mr. Hanley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering (BSEE) and a minor in business administration from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.</p>
<p>Craig shares updates on Amazon's drone deliveries, and how Apple topped the sales over Microsoft.</p>
<p>Mr. Josephson, the Company’s founder, spearheads the development and design of the company’s motion-based UX, UI, software products and IP portfolio. He brings a wealth of experience in working with Government agencies at Federal, State and local levels, and has worked on projects from the Tokomak Fusion Reactor Project / Ion Beam Acceleration Rail Gun to current work on the future of Heads Up Displays, Dynamic UI’s, VR and AR interfaces and sensor fusion technologies, including new products and systems for DOD implementations.</p>
<p>Mr. Josephson comes from an academic family, and began taking music theory and then mechanical engineering courses at the University of Texas at ages 9 and 11, eventually entering the UT Honors Engineering Program studying mechanical engineering, metallurgy and wave dynamics. He has a 25 plus year history as a company owner, executive and founder in construction, technology and new products companies, and helped to bring technological advancements and UIX improvements to private and governmental agencies.</p>