127 – Michael Corbett of WEEL Technologies – As Goes the Smart Car

Michael Corbett of WEEL Technologies 2

Wearable electronics …

Michael Corbett of WEEL TechnologiesMichael Corbett (bio) Co-Founder and General Manager of WEEL Technologies (a world leader in development and manufacturing of wearable electronics), joins Marc Raco, Rob Sanchez and Nataliya Makulova at The 2016 Smithers Apex WEAR Conference in Boston, MA. This interview is the first of three focused on manufacturing and scalability of direct-to-consumer products.

Invisibility, an MP3 player belt, and sensors

Michael Corbett of WEEL Technologies 3Corbett reviews how his work as president of a Taiwanese-based Chinese cut and sew factory put him in the right direction, about his first big work with a belt holding an MP3 hands-free 15 years ago, making electronics and working to make invisible and integrated with apparel, while withstanding washing and harsh conditions. Consumer desire vs. leading with innovation, what’s exciting in sensors, the aim towards comfort such as heated apparel and gyro/accelerometers, and the efforts to equal the data provided by high-speed video capture in apparel with sensors that one takes with them.

Continue Reading

It's only fair to share...Share on LinkedInShare on RedditTweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookEmail this to someonePrint this page

126 – Henry Chang of IBM Research – The Balance of Becoming Human

Henry Chang of IBM 3

Researching human behavior for machines …

Henry Chang of IBM 2Henry Chang (bio), Senior Technical Staff Member and a Research Manager in Healthcare Transformation Department at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, joins Marc Raco, Rob Sanchez and Nataliya Makulova at The 2016 Smithers Apex WEAR Conference in Boston, MA.

Chang’s path, wearables, and cognitive powers

Henry Chang of IBM 1Chang discusses his tenure with IBM from PhD electrical engineer in Taiwan to a long service with IBM in the US, and how connection with machines, memory, and communication became commodity. Studying early cell phones, how iPhone changed the world, and how wearables will change the world. The value of understanding close culture and mindfulness in exploring emulating human thought processes, and looking at why cognitive power accomplished more than a mechanical computer but uses so little energy. Also, the powerful combination of physical, mental and spiritual sides.

An unintended experiment, new behavioral knowledge, accessing the brain

A conversation on getting information feedback from wearables without suggestions for improvement, how life isHenry Chang of IBM 4 an unintended experiment, providing data correlation, and thought processes of a human vs. computer. Why the 10,000 steps goal is good, but not right. The subtlety of understanding human behavior, sub-special sensors, opening up new channels, taking heavy equipment from a lab and bringing it to people now gets data in a daily context, 24 hour recordings, and new knowledge in our behavior. People donating or selling data gathered by wearables, and reimbursing people for providing data for research. How complexity, still-developing technology, and lack of context create underestimated difficulty in gathering data from the brain.

Continue Reading

It's only fair to share...Share on LinkedInShare on RedditTweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookEmail this to someonePrint this page

125 – Kathryn Hume and Nick Vermeer of Fast Forward Labs – Thinking Ahead

Fast Forward Labs

Machine learning and data science …

Kathryn Hume and Nick Vermeer of Fast Forward Labs Kathryn Hume bio, Director of Sales and Marketing, and Nick Vermeer (bio), Research Engineer, at Fast Forward Labs (helping organizations accelerate their data science and machine intelligence capabilities), join hosts Pavan Bahl, Rob Sanchez and Marc Raco.

Natural language, artificial intelligence, and image recognition

Kathryn Hume and Nick Vermeer of Fast Forward LabsHume and Vermeer discuss the genesis of Fast Forward Labs, how innovation changed what the Labs mean from then to now, natural language generation, learning how much distance there is to go with Artificial Intelligence and language, machine learning vs. AI, difficulties with Amy on scheduling and other platforms, a bot to mimic Alexis Ohanian, how much sample size matters, and image recognition.

Continue Reading

It's only fair to share...Share on LinkedInShare on RedditTweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookEmail this to someonePrint this page

124 – Alan Tisch of Spring – For the Love of Shopping

Alan Tisch

Online retail marketplace …

Tisch-min-2Alan Tisch (more info), Founder and CEO of Spring (an online marketplace for brands enabling users to follow the brands they love and purchase new arrivals, exclusives, and one-of-a-kind products) joins joins Pavan Bahl, Rob Sanchez and guest host Charles Beckwith, on location at the 2016 SHOPTALK retail and ecommerce event in Las Vegas.

Mobile shopping mall, connecting with story, app fatigue

Tisch discusses the largest mobile shopping mall, relevance of the background of his brother David Tisch of BoxGroup, curation of products, and how his sister in law trying to live the American Dream inspired Spring. The factors motivating success such as desire for direct to consumer, the need to connect with story, convenience of multi-brand shopping, and mobile apps driving consumer interaction. Creating an online mall or marketplace, allowing brands control of their own data and story, app fatigue, and the solution of a single button on phone for shopping.

Continue Reading

It's only fair to share...Share on LinkedInShare on RedditTweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookEmail this to someonePrint this page