“Looking Up Into The Cloud”

 

 

With recent natural disasters, many major city areas have been submerged. South Asia is known for their location of enterprise call and data centers, and the Houston area has numerous corporation subdivisions. Flooding has caused many people to be without power and vehicles can’t get to the people that need help for at least food. How do these situations affect companies?

 

More than ever, many corporations and enterprises will have no choice than to use the cloud verses the physical on-prem to store all-of their company data and then some. If a company’s other facility’s power goes out, another location can still access all-of their data to keep them operating. This is most effective way to make sure that customers and partners are still taken cared for during a time of extreme emergency.

 

Since some hospital named chains use a source such as Oracle, if one facility is without power due to a storm or another disaster, a different location can still access information for patients so they can assist accurately. This is extremely important since peoples’ lives are at stake for medical professionals can easily be sued for malpractice later if a death occurred. Any doctor and/or nurse doesn’t want to provide the wrong care and medication to a patient especially if they have certain ailments already such as diabetes, HIV, cancer, etc.

 

MANY companies offer a cloud service for internal use as well as for their client base. It all depends on the size of a company and how much data they’ll be needing for storage, which determines price. Cloud storage is going to be on demand more than ever due to many facilities losing data from weather related occurrences rather than an atomic disaster.

 

Why the cloud now? Do you want to lose all-of your customer information? Do you want to lose all-of the data you’ve worked tiredly to gather? How important is the data that you must have it all? What would happen if all-of that data is lost? Do we really need all-of the data in the long run? Who is the responsible one(s) to store data? How do we get all of it in the cloud? Is cloud realistically safe?

 

There are so many questions regarding cloud storage since data centers and on-prem aren’t working out for companies’ due to natural disasters causing data and power to be lost indefinitely. It’s important more than ever that companies shift what they do and operate if they expect to survive times of crisis. People’s lives are at stake and it’s important that organizations prepare for when tragedy strikes.

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Ironically, there’s a downside as to who will be efficient using cloud storage. Most medium and large government offices don’t have the adequate funds to pay into cloud storage and most of those employees are skeptical since they’re accustomed to old-fashioned on-prem as well as printed physical copies of files. These are the most difficult people to try to convince since they’re not very tech savvy, amongst other matters. Getting the less tech savvy employees of government offices on-board to use cloud verses on-prem, will be a struggle, but they’ll have no choice once they SEE that their paper copies are easily destructible.

 

Companies that specialize in offering cloud storage will profit from now on if not in the very near future. This means that these companies will profit, due to the services that they already provide. Most of the companies in cloud, haven’t had much success due to the immaturity of a lot of overhead who are in denial to change. They will prevail! They will succeed! When many companies finally realize that they’re business is falling apart, they’ll invest into cloud, like right now or at the latest, next week.

 

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“Why I Chose NOT to Go Back to School AGAIN”

 

EVERY day in my youth, I was told that I was stupid, fat, ugly, and a failure. My sisters ALWAYS told me that and my mother, of all people. ALL of my cousins and aunts that I grew up around, they too insulted me with the same. ALL of the family friends NEVER said anything nice to me, just insulted me, assuming it was funny. I grew up believing that I am fat, ugly, and a failure, just not stupid. I never knew what good I was until I got away from my family by parting ways with the Christian faith and moving away to the point, I didn’t have any family around. God was NEVER good to me even when I had faith because I just suffered at the hands of everyone around me: my older sisters who continue to verbally abuse me, my mother, and all those who claim to be Christian.

 

My older sisters and younger brother never finished actual high school. Growing up, they were always praised to be successful, only to be bigger failures than me! I struggled to finish high school due to the death of my father when I was sixteen. Home life was stressful but I always managed somehow. The music of my teenage years consisted of themes of suicide, promiscuous sex, and being emotionally disturbed by inner demons. The popular books of that time didn’t fit my interest, so I took up writing song lyrics and fiction to help me escape my life in a small town.

 

I eventually went back and took classes at the local community college where I was living. I did okay. I had my first child a year later and didn’t go back to school, so that I could take care of my daughter. I moved across the USA and after nearly nine months in the California central valley, I moved to San Francisco. I got accepted into a mediocre art school and was the only Asian female in the film program. I got pregnant again while a student and failed my third quarter because I was jobless and homeless. My own family NEVER once sent me any money and refused to help me due to frowning upon any women who has children out of wedlock. Several students at the art school helped me as much as they could. One student in particular, had allowed me to stay with them for a while in student housing until another student moved in who threatened to report them to get expelled for allowing me to stay there even though I was pregnant and nowhere to go at the time.

 

I eventually had my second child and many bad things followed. I didn’t reapply to art school right away because I had some personal matters to take care. A year goes by and I reapply, only to get rejected due to my poor grades. About two years later, I get asked to return to the school, only because the school needed money by accepting students. I did a stint where I took a modern dance class which I dropped out of before being charged, and a Saturday real estate course. Around that time, I made very different types of friends who I am still on contact with today.

 

I was curious what was happening at the convention center in the downtown area. I asked people who went to them, but they were vague and didn’t explain anything since I learnt later, they’ve been going to those functions for many years. Attending tech conferences which led to meetups and then other types of popular events, have since changed my life. I became an actual blogger, as I share my experiences with the many things I now do. I’ve met many great people along the way and as always, there are some terrible people. I went from rarely attending a music concert since they can be expensive, to going to many that are part of the conferences I attend. I have since taught myself to drink in moderation since I wasn’t accustomed to higher end free alcohol!

 

From blogging, I have gained some notoriety and eventually received press passes for most conferences. I have taken part in hackathons, winning in three of at least a handful I’ve participated in. By having a press pass for some conferences, I have been able to attend workshops for free that would normally cost several hundred to several thousand. I am on numerous email lists to be invited to many paid events for free. I have become more active on social media due to networking. I have created my posh network of attending just about anything business related and leaving with new colleagues and occasionally new swag. Due to working in numerous industries, I’m able to have conversations with people who work in the sciences, medical, finance, and even the food industry, not just tech, film, music, and gaming that I have been involved with. I have colleagues from all walks of life and most have an education from prominent schools in the USA as well as, the rest of the world.

 

Various friends and family insist that I go back to school. I thought about it, and then I decided not to for several similar reasons. Within under a decade, I have discovered the many events being in a major city does offer. I learnt that I can (and have) get certified in various professions for free or for several hundred at the most if I were to pay my own way. I have access to many different types of industries, as long as, I stay in a larger city market. Whether in tech, healthcare, gaming, or finance, I can become trained and qualified easily without having to take courses that don’t have anything to do with that industry. Wow, it’s possible, but only while living in a major city that does offer such a variety!

 

Realistically, I don’t have to go back to an actual college or university to be prove my intelligence by means of a lavish education. I can prove that I can do the work by merely getting trained within a company course work in an industry. Just because people have been educated at some of the top schools in the world, it doesn’t mean that they’ll be independently successful, since most are not and never will be! It’s about the connections and who I engage with when I am out somewhere. It’s about meeting prominent successful people who are either big names in the business world, or better yet, under the radar. It helps to be at the right place at the right time and know who are worth being friends with and who are NOT! The people who give you tough love to succeed are the ones that will always be there for you when times have hit a personal rough patch. Anyone who makes it too simple, doesn’t care about others and who don’t care about you!

 

Many colleges and universities can’t keep up with the sciences and technology. They don’t even know what will be next success or failure in business since those said industries are running at light speed. Text books would have to be printed every three to six months to keep up with the changes in this world, where as before, the text books were updated every three to four years at the very least. Why do I see no need to go to school, again? The real world gives me experiences that are changing constantly, where-as attending another school does not. As long as I know how to do basic things such as reading, typing, writing by hand, and have access to numerous resources, I am set, ready to me immersed in the work forces and the changes happening daily.

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[I watched the first ten episodes of the TNT channel’s series “Will” and after watching interviews of the title actor, I felt more inspired. The show resonates how Shakespeare was able to reach the hearts of ALL persons, not just the rich or the poor. He wrote for everyone in his time. It was noted that he wasn’t as educated as all his fellow contemporaries, yet his choice of words, caught the hearts of the old, young, rich, and poor. He knew to have a way with words and rhyme, while the other authors had no empathy beyond people not of their financial class. This may be a fictional take on the author’s life, but it paints the story of the most famous writers of all time.]

 

Go out in the world of strangers and make your dreams come true.

“Colleagues and Friends, Part 1”

 

In big cities, one’s colleagues are their friends! I grew up with the notion that it’s improper to not mix business with pleasure, yet several colleagues and friends met their life partner or spouse from work. Times have changed with since the old coined terms about business but there are some lessons that will never die. In smaller towns around the world, meeting a life partner does have challenges since they would be in small working circles. In big cities, couples can work at the same company, and yet they never see each other during their day due to the many different departments in their place of employment. So, what’s the ordeal nowadays?

 

I know from experience that when colleagues make time for me, I must be on their schedule. When I make plans with friends, only half will accommodate their time for me while the other half doesn’t even bother to cancel or reschedule. There’s a reason why some of those friends get demoted to being more of an acquaintance since they’re inconsiderate with scheduling and timing when it comes to certain things. There’s also the other reason why those who are irresponsible with their time just so happen to be terrible at their job and go through them constantly, never being happy and content. A good number of colleagues become friends over time because we share similar interests separate from their employment.

 

Whenever we are in a new (living) situation, we must adapt, not to what we want but to what others need! This concept applies for both colleagues and new friends we’ve made and will make. The ONLY people who will tarnish their own reputation, are the ones who refuse to accommodate the time of others that are making for them. The old saying, “time is money” continues to hold true to this day, yet many people haven’t applied that term and it’ll be a long time if they ever do! Successful people apply, “time is money” whereas those who have failed, NEVER applied that into both their professional and personal life.

 

We can only say and do so much for our friends and colleagues. If they refuse to accept our advice, that’s their loss and not ours. Men are cockier to accept advice and life discipline in both business and their private life. Women in general are humbler. Not everyone is meant to be a leader while those who are successful employees (followers) do listen, take notes, and apply when advised. We cannot fix people who are stubborn and continued failures. The most successful people in business for the past 200 years have had to make changes in their life to become the household names we know well past their death.

 

I may not see some friends and colleagues as much as I used to. But what I do know is that before their successful business ventures skyrocketed, they made time for me and even others. What I learned from them, is that many people they have skipped out on making time for them with the result of being a failed business contact due to their rash behavior. It’s all trial and error of who will make time for you or in my case, for me.

 

It doesn’t matter where, when, and how a person is educated to be successful in business and other matters of life. Any person can have attended prominent schools around the globe, but half don’t even apply structure into their own life that will help them succeed in business and romantic relationships too. “Timing is everything” continues to hold true, too. Are we going to be late to a meeting that will determine our business professional fate or even our own wedding? I’d rather be early than late. Being late results in a bitter fate.

“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