“Success with Updating Something Old”

 

 

I had an interesting and filling week for the second week of July 2017. It started out with a luncheon where a tech company had revamped their hardcore products. The second event consisted of IoT (Internet of Things) and what VC’s (Venture Capital) had to say about the emerging market. The second day and third set of events is a combination of sorts, solar and semiconductors. The third day had to events: Google Cloud and S&P Dow Jones, yes, very different industries!

 

In the tech industry, it’s the most competitive of all the other industries as a whole. Why? Developers and start-up founders have all worked with one another in some form or another in the early days of their careers. All-of their ideas about how to fix certain problems clash throughout months and even years, causing various persons to part ways and start their own projects or another company overall. Since the early 2000’s, tech companies have been suing one another by means of using an “old” law concept of: copyright infringement and failure to abide an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement). The tech start-ups are obviously new, having been created in the past decade give or take, and yet, most of the men and women operating them have not read up on the “old” business laws created in their country, causing legal actions against them!

 

When I did my research on some of the VC companies on several workshop panels of that week, the newer firms have been sued within the past few years over greed from one of the parties but have managed to profit from their investments in a VERY short period of time whereas the older companies took a couple of years to several decades. Business practices are changing and what the younger CEO’s and founders have been accused of is sexual harassment, being underpaid, and stealing funds from the company bank account and putting into their personal one. Older companies have had the same type accusations but with social media, the complaints are automatically on every news outlet where as a half century ago, it would be in the newspaper a week later. Being an investor isn’t just about investing smart, it’s about having excellent when engaging with employees, colleagues, customers, and clients.

 

Tech needs investors and VC’s need something to put their money into to bring in recurring income. Some VC’s don’t think that there will be a recession in the US or even the rest of the world, while others DO suspect there will be by the end of 2017 into 2018. The reason behind the fear of investors is that they see the business market crash since MOST people will be out of work due to machines doing more work that used to be for five to ten persons to operate per item. Most persons around the globe don’t already have proper skill sets and don’t have the proper education to back them up on top of it all.

 

No matter where people live in the USA or in the world, politics are hindering what people can be employed to do by continuing to limit their businesses and resources. For example, most countries in the world have created other ways to generate electric power by using hydro, solar, and wind turbines. In the USA, some of the equipment and parts that go into making any of the supplies is still declared illegal and unsafe according to building laws that were written at least a century ago! Europe and Asia have been active in creating more forms of alternative and clean energy that they are able to be sustainable during extreme weather changes and have sufficient food supplies. Is there any reason why a known first world country can’t adjust and compete with the countries that have a lower GDP?

What people to do with their own money, can vary person to person and their influences. We can’t control what people do to invest or splurge with their hard-working earnings. In first world countries, the average person spends their money on little things rather than what’s important regarding their needs over temporary wants. Just as with investments, most persons will invest in old ideas since they see them as a more long-term fix rather than on newer options that are taking over the economy anywhere you go in the world.

 

Many companies that have been in business for well over a hundred years, are going bankrupt if they haven’t already gone under! Many companies that have been around for as short as five to ten years have profited into the billions and trillions. For anyone who wants to invest their time and money into something that will be trending indefinitely, they will have to put their interest into the medical and technical fields since all other industries are no longer around due to poor sales and lots of losses. Emerging tech is helping not just the average person, but also for the medical industry to help cure or even detect diagnosis’s that people are born with.

 

New money needs to stay with other new money types of companies and organizations. They need to invest into their own even though many companies are a competition rather than as a client or some kind of customer or user. We can’t depend the old companies that can’t stay afloat in the new age where technology is taking over industries that used to take actual physical labor. Machines are making our homes, food, vehicles we drive, and our clothing. Sure, it does take human brain power to make sure these machines are up and running properly, but where are the jobs? They don’t exist due to the creation of more machines.

 

We need to update many things in our professional life. That includes our investments, living situation, and colleagues. Who we surround ourselves does influence what we do when making serious life decisions that we didn’t know was possible aside from where we lived and whom we’d settled down with or have children.  So, for today, make a list of what our monetary successes are. If the number is low, then we need to make changes to keep up with the world around us where we desire to or not. The world isn’t going to wait for us, we just need to catch up!

“Jungle Boy”

 

 

Jungle boy doesn’t really know for now how old jungle girl (me) really is. Since he’s young and extremely stubborn, he didn’t get the chance to learn something important in life. The other two essays are about my loss of him after learning their darkest secret. I want to share something from a professional business perspective that I other people learn from.

 

When we don’t face our life fears, this will affect how we perform professionally since we won’t be empathetic to the needs of others. In just about any industry, we must show empathy not sympathy! With empathy, we reach the core of a person or even another business to generate more with. Since jungle boy is extremely handsome, he did seem too good to be true. He had a dark secret that he never received closure from. In his private life, he took flight to a certain situation and never did fight it. As a woman and what I endured, I always put up a fight first before eventually taking flight!

Whatever industry a person works in, we need to also put up a fight, to become successful long term. Jungle boy never really had any legit job but random sales gig until I met him, so he wouldn’t understand the importance of putting up a fight even in the world of business. When I’ve read the biographies of most self-made billionaires, they’ve all put up a fight in their said industry! Just like many musicians and actors, MOST were originally rejected, but put up a fight in what they do and are successful as they age verses those who’ve given up resulting in suicide or drug abuse. Jungle boy relies on his looks to get himself by and it’ll only last for so long until people learn of his dark secret.

I’ve been very fortunate to be surrounded by people who have helped me endure my tragedies and loss. Those friends aren’t perfect but have been a great deal of comfort to my pain. Jungle boy doesn’t really have anyone he can a shoulder to cry on and he’s never had that yet. He never let his emotional pain go, and in the world of business that will affect results.

Youths are ignorant. They think they can handle the world, but, they can’t even overcome what’s are home. A happy home results in a good job performance! When personal relationships fail, so does the job! When people give up in the home, they’ve proven to give up on the job! He’s had success at doing one particular job, but that’s because he numbed his personal life.

I never got a chance to, but would have loved for jungle boy to have been my successor as a Professional Socialite. He’s the perfect specimen due his similarities to me, but hopefully he can survive his pain and suffering like I have. I was the underdog when I started and he’s already starting as one too since he doesn’t know the business professional scene like I’ve had to rush to figure out! He hasn’t seen it and most definitely hasn’t participated in any of it. I’ll sign him up as an option but won’t allow him to attend anything I do until he does apologize in person and add me back on social media!

I had to learn the hard way to navigate the business professional life. I had to learn about so many companies I’ve never heard of and what they do. I’ve received some suggestions along the way of what I can or should do at times but that wasn’t even immediate. I’ve met people who were surprised to meet me since they found events through my listings. Many random strangers want the scoop to have all the fun and getting as much as they can for free!

Jungle boy doesn’t know any of that, yet! He currently sees things like a room with no windows to see out. I know I’ve been a harsh on him, it’s because I’m anxious and can’t physically tackle the professional party seen due to aging as a woman. He may have received an award in sales, but he doesn’t have a “overcoming life fears” award! I started out shy and nervous and jungle boy is mostly confident other than dealing with me!

What makes him the ideal successor is that the first letters of Professional Socialite are also his initials! It’s fitting that when or if he comes back around to me, he will be taking on something that isn’t a job but a lifestyle. I can sense he’s secretly snobby but in general he’s a nice person. I saw something in him that he doesn’t see in himself. I saw someone who was also a lost soul just like me but hasn’t made closure. I originally saw perfect, yet deep in his soul he was more imperfect than me. He’s stubborn as I was once that way. He’s business smart and I’m emotionally smarter than him. He’s a father to two sons, I’m a mother to two daughters. We’ve had loss in our lives. He produced imperfect children, whereas, mine are perfect to make up myself being imperfect! It’s only fitting that a very imperfect perfect person becomes the one to take the business world by storm all from their presence and conversational intelligence!

 

The imperfectness of the ever so perfect jungle boy, is what made my heart be in love with him when I learnt that about him.

 

By reading body language of people, we know how to make a sale and make a business deal. We need to listen how they speak and what words they choose to say, so that when we’re making a professional connection, it’s permanent and not just a temporary one. We shouldn’t just care to close a deal, we should make sure we have a business marriage instead that will never divorce!

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So, if you are a reader and are curious why I used the words: jungle girl and jungle boy, it’s in reference of our heritage. Even though he and I weren’t raised in a real jungle, our ethnic heritage is rooted from the rain forest steeped in mountains close to the equator but in far opposite ends of each hemisphere. It’s not racist, it’s not degrading, it’s the truth! Also, he and I are both living in a figurative jungle now as adults.

“NAB Show 2017 Started Off Terribly”

“NAB Show 2017 Started Off Terribly”

 

When I arrived at the San Francisco Airport, about 2:30pm, I went to get my flight ticket and I noticed that it had a different time than what the original reservation had listed. My flight was originally supposed to be 5pm but instead it changed to 7:30pm. I asked an employee of the airline and the women told me that it delayed due to construction on the runway and that ALL flights are delayed.

I got through the TSA line rather quickly. I waited around and when I went to the gate, the time for my flight changed to 9pm. In all, I was delayed 4 hours. I thought I would make it to Las Vegas and get a bite to eat once I arrived, but instead, I was stuck getting something at one of the restaurants in the airport and it ate up my funds.

I called the hotel and I couldn’t cancel for the night and they told me that I had to see them about 10am on Monday. The persons in the reservation department at the hotel I booked, are helpless to me! I eventually got onto my flight. I didn’t arrive into the Las Vegas airport until 11pm. I picked up my carry-on luggage at the carousel in a quick manner only to realize that I didn’t want to arrive at my hotel extremely late and be charge for the room and the deposit for a night I wouldn’t be able to relax since I’d have to get up early in the morning to attend the conference. I just waited around the airport. I messaged the airline about getting compensated, but even then, they couldn’t give me a definite answer since that department isn’t available until 6am local time.

I’m just an independent freelancer and I don’t make a lot of money as a blogger! I work many other jobs just to pay for this one that I don’t even get paid to do! Why am I even at NAB? I studied film and photography in art school almost a decade ago and it’s been a keen interest of mine to try out other cameras and editing equipment.

I don’t know if either the hotel or even the airline will compensate financially poor me. I hope they do. I came all this way and I hope it comes out better for me than a failure. I already struggled last year financially. I thought I had enough but it seems like the hotel is charging excess of extra for stuff I wouldn’t even be using since I won’t even be there during the daytime. I just need a place to put my head down at night and wash up.

When I left San Francisco, I was feeling sick due to my chronic bronchitis. When I arrived into Las Vegas, I felt just as terrible, health wise. I haven’t been to the doctor since early February. I think it’s chronic bronchitis, but then again it might be something much worse. I’m worried about falling over since I’ve been feeling light headed from my constant coughing. I’ve been keeping myself together but with the cough, my body is about to fall in shock! Who’s going to help me? More likely no one. I’m not necessarily tired due to it being late, I’m tired from coughing and the strain it’s having on my body. I just hope my business trip does improve.

 

 

“Experiential Entertainment: Engaging the Mind”

 

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

@4:45pm

Location: City View Metreon; San Francisco, CA

Event: XTech

 

Moderator

Dean Takahashi: Writer at GamesBeat

 

Panel

Margaret Wallace: CEO of Playmatics

Theresa Duringer: Co-Founder of Temple Gates Games

Noah Falstein: Chief Game Designer at Google

Shiraz Akmal: CEO of Spaces

 

AR and VR for healthcare settings other than the at home experience

In VR, you can communicate with other people with the 1 on 1 as a social platform.

Longer form of VR for the future and motion in VR that can be more natural with interface controls.

2017 is the year of VR!

Must be a specific category of VR.

Ecosystem of the brands, with a slowing down of investments for the year.

STEAM, HTC VIVE

Devices per region

Vive is popular in China.

USA is popular for PlayStation and Vive.

People need to create products to resonate with the audience.

Trying not to clone the systems.

(Vivid Vision)

Solving something even tho it’s not a VR business but it is in VR.

 

Entertainment Experiences:

Is it solved for the neurons on the vision?

Tunneling in VR to tract a circle or surrounding to feel comfortable.

Render the proverbial view.

Physiological VR

 

Similar to 1980’s games and early films for the effect of feeling for the first time in VR.

Emotional involvement to make comparison when in close range person, in VR, and on a TV.

Empathy with the characters.

With the platform going forward, there’s more commercial and enterprise grade with durability even tho it’s so fragile to be comfortable to use.

Faster Wi-Fi is need on the software side to make it more reliable.

Wireless is the biggest need for improvement.

Mixed reality is needed for clinical and retail aside from general gaming.

Hardware and firmware are the implements for improvements.

 

Favorite VR experience not their own:

-Robo Recall

-Virtual-Virtual Reality

-Medium

-Mr. Robot

-Dead and Buried on Oculus

 

Not selling VR but selling an experience!

 

 

 

“Boosting Productivity: XTech for Industry”

“Boosting Productivity: XTech for Industry”

@2:35pm

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Location: City View Metreon; San Francisco, CA

Event: XTech

 

Moderator

Tom Emrich: Partner at Super Ventures (VC firm)

 

Panel

Shauna Heller: Founder of Clay Park VR

Suman Kanuganti: CEO of Aira

Michael Leyva: Product Manager and AR for Epson

Danielle Dy Buncio: President of VIATechnik

Nabil Chehade: VP of Engineering at Atheer

 

Helps solving problem for tourists, manufacturing, construction, and visually impaired

-Saving $3billion a year by using VR.

 

Wearing VR and using AR can’t be heavy and take away from productivity.

How to get people to wear it for work use.

Hardware and software on serve both AR and VR devices.

Use cases can target both uses of AR and VR.

 

What are the solutions?

-VR

-AR but technology exists; creating for information ques.

-Building a display for features and basic.

-Wearable glasses but not at scale with the use of the HoloLens. Hardware needs to beyond construction hardhats.

 

Hardware features:

People are loving the distribution channel and hand controllers. They can have an immersive experience with enterprise use.

Education and entertainment space.

No one is building encoding built in the camera for the application.

Pilot projects and working with the people to learn to where to improve, fit and comfort.

Safety in general and make waterproof requirements for jobs, including nuclear safety.

In VR, people hate people tethered with cords attached. The future to make it wireless. Hardware limitations and build applications around to make it feasible so people don’t give up.

User experience with AR operating to ex., Wi-Fi, to make easier to use. Gestures and interactions. Weight and connectivity.

Design to use in multiple environments.

 

Roll outs – deployments:

Era of the pilot program. Enterprise, education, and other meaningful use.

Some people are taking 360 video for marketing.

Museum market in Europe.

Consumer selling thru DJI

1000’s of dentists are using the 3D cap model

Growth of sign-up where even small companies want to try it out!

In the AR side, has been in beta form; the punch-less form at the end of a construction process.

In VR, it’s for profit with end users.

 

Actual stories with AR and VR enterprise, impact:

Driving in value in specific industries – ex. Home Depot

Integration with IoT

Mobile a precursor for the next wave

 

 

 

“Experiential Analytics: Understanding Intention”

 

@ 4:05pm

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Place: City View Metreon; San Francisco, CA

Event: XTech

 

Moderator

Sean Captain: Freelancer at Fast Company

 

Panel

Ramses Alcaide: President and CEO of Neurable

Peter Hartzbach: Founder and CEO of iMotions

Charles Nduka: CSO for Emteq (Facial Paralysis)

Matteo Lai: CEO of Empatica

 

Take new technology such voice analysis capture data.

Facial muscles lack spindles by means of gestures. Helps patience for rehab; with adaptive VR.

Contact and non-contacting sensing with invasive gestures.

Emotions and character recognition to help a user what item to select, user intention with brain signals.

Control electric activity for stimuli, brain reaction to specific situation(s).

Create the actions that is associated with it.

EEG

Consumer based one with electric 1, prefrontal symmetry.

Voluntarily and automatic control with facial tracking.

Similar to that of Google Glass

Got to augmented the products to create this technology to add value.

Biometrics for data.

Lessons in the wearable space

Help with identifying whenever people have a seizure thru a stress response.

EEG to identify to whenever it can identify a seizure.

Medical application for the tech.

Use for people with: ALS, MLS, CP …

 

Non-invasive methods as a future technology, likened to a hearing aid.

Sensors must be very small but do people want to be tracked down; do I have a choice?

Privacy issues from consumers and consent.

You can major what we can measure, but we have poor tools.

“Can you opt out?”

EULA – Disconnects from the rest of the world!

It’ll get embedded to such with wearable to wear consistently.

 

Latency for readings into an app for EEG

-Depends on the use case

-VR into Unity

 

 

 

 

“XTECH For Peak Physical Performance”

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

@1:30pm

City View at the Metreon; San Francisco, California

Moderator

Isaiah Kacyvenski: Co-Founder and Managing Director of Sports Innovation Lab and Former Seattle Seahawks Professional Football Player

Panel

Dan Chao: CEO of Halo Neuroscience

Derek Belch: Founder and CEO of StriVR and former football kicker at Stanford University from 2003-2005

Tim Swift: CEO of Roam Robotics

Shaun Huls: Head of Sports Science Performance – Philadelphia Eagles

Yasuto Suga: President of Kadho Sports and Co-Author for FLASH software

 

Ways to tackle training:

Investment isn’t just physical but it’s neuro to help train and retest athletes, with tools to optimize for what each player needs.

Mental readiness isn’t just physiology at its peak.

Carson Palmer, NFL player, uses StriVR to help his performance in VR instead of being in the field with other players.

VR helps players heal when they have injuries without having to be with other players and can tweak their product accordingly.

Physical practice is a double edge sword but the cost is fatigue for athletes and risk of severe injury.

With neuro stimulation, it’s for the brain to be imprinted for when they play.

Balance for mental and physical workload for players themselves and their team.

Some of the barriers and adoptions listen to the athletes, management, game day operations, and joining with other products to help with the team performance. Early take isn’t reliable and can make a person over commit their body.

Logistical issues; maximize potency with the players with the interventions suited for the whole team.

StriVR has all former players and coaches part of the company. These people know how to make the product apply unlike people who aren’t familiar with football.

Timing component for some teams aren’t ready yet. Sadly, most go to what they only know, such as watching films only to repeat poor cycles.

Some accept and adapt to this new technology, while other teams do not. Behavioral chain.

It’s not about elite athletes but for ALL to have the ability to be at their best!

Consumer business instead of a professional athlete for everyday people so that they can improve. Regular people felt better to improve in their everyday athleticism.

Track usage with a formula in place and up to the player to engage in the equipment. MUST embrace it!

Stanford Kicker uses the VR for 40 minutes and has been the best player on the team since it’s improved his skills.

Technology has intervened in football seeing athletes who do less and increase injuries while those who engage with it more don’t.

These tools are optional to athletes.

This helps give athletes more confidence in their play.

Attempting this to be available to everyday life to have these tangible.

 

Neuro stem for disabled athletes: does it raise issues?

-It’s not unethical!

-Same algorithms as for stroke patients.

-Other competitions arise from each sport and ability.

 

Implementing same formula from athletes will be used to regular people. Ex: Target regular employee verses the manager. Help identify mistakes as a test quiz.