Cédric has 15 years of experience with Telecommunications and Internet companies. He was previously heading the Value Added Services at HTC Group where he seats at the CEO Management Board. Prior to HTC, he was the founder and CEO of Abaxia, nominated twice as leader in its market. Before founding Abaxia, Cedric was COO of Namebay, a Monaco-based domain name registrar. Cedric holds an international Master in Marketing and Finance gained between MIM New York, IMUA Tokyo and ISG Paris. He is a native of France, and also speaks fluent English.
Craig wraps up this week's show with quick news about Amazon's ocean shipping business worth millions.
Craig opens the show with his review and comment on Tech that made news. This week he talks about the technology for outdoors.
Maurice Mizrahi is president of Mizco International, and oversees the re-fuel and DigiPower brands.
Mizco was born out of the bustling retail scene in the 1960s when the Maurice and his brothers, Sam, Albert, Isaac, and Joe, who run the company today, spent summers and weekend workingin their uncles’ stores in Times Square, ‘when 42nd Street was still 42nd Street, the center of the retail universe’.
As the brothers got older, they caught the family retailing bug and began their own retail chain, Brothers Camera in 1978, a successful New York-based speciality chain for the photo industry. In 1987, the brothers moved into the wholesale business and started Mizco International as a wholesale source for photo accessories. Two years later, they went to CES and discovered the cellular business, the very beginning of the wireless world.
More than 25 years later, Mizco has established several successful CE accessory brands under their roof, including DigiPower, iEssentials, Ecko audio accessories and Travelocity CE accessories. They are currently introducing their two newest brands to the CE industry — re-fuel and Tough Tested. The multi-brand strategy is the company’s secret sauce – especially for supplying retailers with multiple brands geared to multiple markets and demographics.
Craig talks about MIT Hyperloop Team winning a competition to design a Hyperloop system to transport people through high-speed vacuum tubes.
Donna Beadle has worked at Polaris for 10 years handling public relations initiatives for the company’s off-road division. She also manages Polaris Off-Road Race team. She enjoys anything with wheels and rides both off-road and on-road vehicles.
Craig continues the discussion on the H1B visa discussion in line with the presidental candidates' stands regarding the issue, and shares listeners views.
Alyssa is a brand manager for Lander and parent company BGZ Brands.
Lander creates expedition-inspired accessories for use at home, on the go, and off-grid. Inspired by its Rocky Mountain home, Lander accessories are made with innovative technology used in equipment carried by the world’s best explorers. Lander carries cables, phone cases, and will soon be introducing backpacks, and laptop sleeves – for the explorer in all of us.
Lander is a new brand under parent company, BGZ brands. BGZ brands’ mission is to enhance our customers’ lifestyles through branded products and services of elevated value and quality. Formerly known as BodyGuardz, BGZ brands has since become the powerhouse parent company of three distinct consumer electronic accessory brands, including: BodyGuardz®, a leading device protection company; Lander™, expedition-inspired accessories for the explorer in all of us; and Moxyo™, modern accessories for the masses.
Craig wraps up this week's show with quick news on the possibility of a new iPad Air 3, and the battle between the top Set-Top Boxes (Apple TV, Nexus Player, and Roku 4).
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>