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Voice technology, the next great UI?

Voice technology, the next great UI?

Voice interfaces like Alexa and Siri have been adopted faster than almost any other technology in history — even surpassing the smartphone in their four-year trajectory. Approximately one-quarter to one-third of the U.S. population already owns a smart speaker like the Echo or Google Home; the global number of installed smart speakers is going to more than double to 225 million units in two years. But to be revolutionary, they will need to find a greater calling — a new, breakout application.

Are you a UI/UX professional? Do you want to lead the next great interface charge? I’d love to help! Email [email protected] and let’s ‘talk’ about your career.

Read the complete recode article here

Why so Community Active?

Why so Community Active?

I believe a technically advanced community of professionals strengthens our companies, builds our economic region, and improves all of our lives.

  • That’s why we are active in the South Florida technology community.
  • That’s why we proudly originate, manage and sponsor a wide range of tech events and user groups.

Do you believe it too? Let’s work together.

We would appreciate the opportunity to serve your company’s temp & perm hiring needs.  We’ll provide the best professionals our IT community has to offer for your specialized technical requirements.

Top Tech Talent Headlining ITPalooza

Top Tech Talent Headlining ITPalooza

It’s no secret that ITPalooza presents some of the best speakers and panels – what you might not be aware of is the growing number of high-profile speakers set to present at the December 13 event.

The list is long, illustrious and growing. We are expecting over 60 speakers and moderators delivering Keynotes, panel discussions, presentations, and workshops.

REMINDER – FREE Toys for Tots Pledge Tix end Midnight Tomorrow (October 31)

We are adding speakers, filling out the schedule and preparing the complete agenda –  on a daily basis as we get closer to ITP18. Be sure to check the ITP website and blogs for the latest news and updates.

Featured Speakers: For a full break-down (so far…) visit the ITP18 content page


SoFlo’s Fastest Growing Tech Co’s add $Millions

SoFlo’s Fastest Growing Tech Co’s add $Millions

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Last Thursday saw the SFBJ Fastest Growing Tech company and CIO awards event. The remarkable thing about this event is the insight it provides into our local tech community. The top 20 fastest growing companies added well over $100 Million in revenue to their bottom lines for the previous 12 months. This bodes well for local hiring and job growth.

Watch this space for some terrific upcoming job opportunities.

Also of note was the award for Best CIO of a company over $50M – it went to past-president and current board member of the CIO Council of South Florida, Mr. Charles Grau, CIO UDT.

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month (& ITP Halloween Sales Month)

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month (& ITP Halloween Sales Month)

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. It’s held to raise awareness of cybersecurity threats, promote cybersecurity for individuals and organizations, and to provide resources to ensure that everyone stays protected.

One way you can protect yourself while online is by implementing a VPN. There are many VPN products available, here’s another one: https://www.ipvanish.com/cyber-aware/

October is also ITPalooza Halloween Sales Month. During October you can get an ITPalooza Gold Package Vendor Table for just $2000. The price will increase to $2500 on November 1. To purchase sponsorship click or tap: https://shop.itpalooza.org/shop/a-la-cart/gold-package-vendor-table/

For just $2000 you get a complete sponsorship package with everything you need to impress your clients and dazzle new customers. Your package includes a dressed and skirted 6-foot table, electricity, 2 chairs, trash can, 2 event passes for your staff, logo on the ITP T-Shirt (first 100 sponsors), logo on the ITP website and ample parking.

We are offering this incredible package price thru’ 10/31/2018 (Halloween), after which, prices will rise.

  • Thru’ 10/31 – $2000
  • Thru’ 12/13 – $2500

Package Benefits:

  • 2 event passes
  • Ample parking
  • 8-foot high pipe and drape backdrop separates isles
  • 6-foot Table draped and skirted
  • Power at your booth
  • Full-Carpeted
  • Trash Can
  • 2 x Chairs
  • Logo on the ITPalooza T-shirt (first 100 sponsors)
  • Logo listed on the ITPalooza website with click-through
Ready, Aim, Fire! Magic Leap is Bidding on an Army Combat Contract

Ready, Aim, Fire! Magic Leap is Bidding on an Army Combat Contract

Magic Leap Inc. is pushing to land a contract with the U.S. Army to build augmented-reality devices for soldiers to use on combat missions, according to government documents and interviews with people familiar with the process. The contract, which could eventually lead to the military purchasing over 100,000 headsets as part of a program whose total cost could exceed $500 million, is intended to “increase lethality by enhancing the ability to detect, decide and engage before the enemy,” according to an Army description of the program. A large government contract could alter the course of the highest-profile startup working on augmented reality, at a time when prospects to produce a consumer device remain uncertain.

Read the complete story here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-21/magic-leap-is-bidding-on-an-army-combat-contract