The Better Way Forward

PaulAdvocacy, Innovation, Venture Capital28 Comments

The economy of the United States is in distress. Our experiences in 2020 have exposed significant problems, accelerated movements, and forced social changes about health, society, and our experience with all things digital. We’re faced with a global recession and record unemployment. At this inflection point, we have an opportunity to adapt to change and to build a better future. … Read More

Digital Transformation to the Information Superhighway

PaulEducation, Innovation8 Comments

Now that we’re all familiar with the brand and its virtual conference experience, a remarkable start to what we’re going to explore here begins with noting that Zoom ended April, 2020, hosting 300,000,000 daily meeting participants. That’s a number without context so let’s give it some. Just 5 years ago, Zoom hosted 40,000,000 users, just shy of two years before … Read More

Understanding Covid-19 using Twitter NLP

RichInnovation6 Comments

Last week, the United States surpassed Italy as the country with the most deaths from the coronavirus, now making the US the epicenter of the virus. The country has been in a lockdown for several weeks, and while it appears the outbreak is beginning to reach its peak, many unknowns remain ahead of us. What are people thinking and doing … Read More

Reporters Without Borders, Virtually

PaulInnovation10 Comments

Meet The Uncensored Library Yes, it looks like a Minecraft world because it is. This is a Minecraft server made by a team 24 builders from 16 countries dedicated to the importance and freedom of the press. Easily one of the most ambitious Minecraft projects to date, design studio blockworks worked with Reporters Without Borders, MediaMonks and DDB to create … Read More

The Rise of Virtual Influencers

John ZozzaroAdvocacy, Innovation1 Comment

Virtual influencers started to get noticed on the North American viral marketing buzz scene in 2017 with the large Instagram following of Lil Miquela from the creative studio, Brud. These virtual characters have their roots in Asia, which go back to the 2000’s. Virtual idols are computer animated celebrity singers. The world’s most popular virtual idol is Hatsuni Miku from … Read More

The Impact on SaaS as we Stay at Home

PaulAdvocacy, Education, Innovation8 Comments

Second only to our being asked how best to livestream or host a virtual conference (let us know if we can help you there), is the question everyone is asking in startup and venture capital circles, “Which sectors are stronger or more attractive to investors, because of coronavirus and the economy?” Healthcare and MedTech are the obvious sectors on which … Read More