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Techonomy is on a mission. Founded by David Kirkpatrick and Simone Ross, Techonomy has a vision and an ethos that focuses them on making the world a better place, a happier, healthier, wealthier and more peaceful place. Those are pretty lofty goals, and I've never heard David or Simone or their crew say it would be easy. But I have seen them pull together events and interactions and produce hard hitting content that helps extract the best ideas and believe they are making a difference in the world. Many of us have tracked David's journalism for decades now (I first became a fan when he was providing constant context on technology at Fortune magazine (producing the "Fast Forward" weekly tech column).  Watching him create Techonomy into something that does far more than write has been a real pleasure. So I was excited to learn that Techonomy is coming to DC on 9 June 20... (more)

Virginia Announces Research Commercialization Awards

The Commonwealth of Virginia announced research commercialization awards today, including many friends and readers of CTOvision, so we wanted to share this announcement.   Governor McAuliffe Announces Research Commercialization Awards ~ Investments target research and commercialization activities to spur innovation ~  RICHMOND– Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today 38 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) awards totaling more than $2.8 million to fund targeted areas of promising research and commercialization, including advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, an... (more)

Your House Now Buys Itself What It Needs | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

By Katie Kennedy Imagine you are getting ready to fill your washing machine with all your of dirty clothes and when you are ready to close the door and fill up the detergent, you suddenly realize your detergent bottle is completely empty. A sense of panic washes over you and then the doorbell rings. You go to the door and the FedEx man is standing there with a package. Bewildered as to what you had just received, you immediately tear open the package and find your favorite laundry detergent, just in the nick of time! This is the future of Amazon. Today, Amazon announced the Das... (more)

The Solution for ITS and Legacy Messaging: Syndeo | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

By Katie Kennedy Messaging is a critical function for any organization. This is especially true for the Military and Intelligence communities, where it is imperative that vital messages reach intended recipients as quickly as possible. The first messaging system was hand-written notes. While functional, these did not provide a timely way to get a message to a recipient quickly over a long distance, and could be intercepted. With the advent of the telegraph system, message transferal became much faster, but no more secure. With computer technology on the rise, there was a need for ... (more)

The Technology Content of the SOTU By @BobGourley | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

The Technology Related Content of the President’s State of the Union Address The 2015 State of the Union address was full of technology related content. Here are key takeaways from the perspective of a CTO: The President showed respect for something many American's may not have heard of, but you dear readers know very well: Coding! In the context of education he remarked that "we’re connecting community colleges with local employers to train workers to fill high-paying jobs like coding, and nursing, and robotics." By the way, this is the first time the word coding was ever ment... (more)