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Augmented Analytics: Current Capabilities and Limitations

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Augmented Analytics: Current Capabilities and Limitations

The idea of augmented analytics is incredibly exciting. The ability for a computer to turn analytical insights into data by automating data preparation, insight discovery and then finally sharing with the appropriate people has amazing potential.

Written by:

Andrew Wolfe

It’s Possible To Be Successful And Ethical In Tech. Here’s How To Build A Company That Respects User Privacy In 2019

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It’s Possible To Be Successful And Ethical In Tech. Here’s How To Build A Company That Respects User Privacy In 2019

Building Thoughtful Software is about so much more than just development and delivery. It's about considering the ethical commitment to user privacy and rights.

Written by:

Andrew Wolfe

NewSQL : The Global Scale Database Trend And What It Means For You

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NewSQL : The Global Scale Database Trend And What It Means For You

One new type of database that is starting to gain in popularity is something called NewSQL. There have been many NewSQL databases launched over the past few years like Google Spanner, MemSQL, and VoltDB to name a few.

These databases aim to provide the scalability of NoSQL, meaning fast reads and fast writes, with the guarantees of Relational Databases (RDBMS).



Written by:

Andrew Wolfe

From Artist to Software Engineer: My Non-Traditional Path to a Tech Career

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From Artist to Software Engineer: My Non-Traditional Path to a Tech Career

My journey to becoming a software engineer did not follow the typical path most would expect. But, my background as an artist and creative thinker has been incredibly valuable in my new role.

Written by:

Stajah Hoeflich

Here’s How To Actually Achieve Work-Life Balance As An Entrepreneur (From A Fellow Founder)

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Here’s How To Actually Achieve Work-Life Balance As An Entrepreneur (From A Fellow Founder)

For founders, the topic of work-life balance can be especially elusive—the line between work and life is tenuous. With the weight of a company on your shoulders, it’s hard to turn off. You work late nights and answer calls throughout the weekend. Elon Musk even slept on the Tesla factory floor.

Written by:

Andrew Wolfe

Software Principle 12: There Is No One Size Fits All

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Software Principle 12: There Is No One Size Fits All

So far, I’ve provided my perspective on principles that have helped me develop my skills as an engineer and apply them to business situations as well. Principles are a powerful tool to guide quick and relevant decision making, but every decision should be made on a case-by-case basis using the facts and data to inform the best decision.  

Written by:

Andrew Wolfe

The Importance of Workplace Culture

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The Importance of Workplace Culture

Many companies make the mistake of allowing their culture to take shape, typically without defining what they want it to be. Culture must be intentional.

Written by:

Donald Otis

Private AI: Here's What You Need To Know About Protecting Your Data In the Digital Age

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Private AI: Here's What You Need To Know About Protecting Your Data In the Digital Age

These days, AI is almost always in the news in some form or fashion.

A couple of weeks ago, the New York Times published a piece on how AI can detect lung cancer. MIT technology review recently wrote about protecting ourselves from “malicious AI.” San Francisco banned the use of facial recognition technology by government agencies for fears of abuse.

Written by:

Andrew Wolfe

The (De)Centralization Paradox: Why Blockchain Technology Can Actually Maintain Power Structures, Instead Of Disrupting Them

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The (De)Centralization Paradox: Why Blockchain Technology Can Actually Maintain Power Structures, Instead Of Disrupting Them

There’s no doubt about it—blockchain technology is starting to radically reshape economics. And, if we go about it the right way, the transaction-recording peer-to-peer network technology has the potential to give us the first truly decentralized monetary system.

Written by:

Andrew Wolfe

Episode 19: Smart Stores, Analytics, and the Future of Retail with Gregg Golembeski CTO at Dor
Episode 19: Smart Stores, Analytics, and the Future of Retail with Gregg Golembeski CTO at Dor

Hosts: Fahad Shoukat and Andrew Wolfe

Today's Guest: Gregg Golembeski, Founding CTO at Dor

Gregg is a software engineer passionate about shaping the architecture of complex systems at a high level. In 2015, he co-founded Dor with Michael Brand.

Episode 18: Thoughtful Industrial Automation with Kyle Reissner at Rockwell
Episode 18: Thoughtful Industrial Automation with Kyle Reissner at Rockwell

Hosts: Fahad Shoukat and Andrew Wolfe

Today's Guest: Kyle Reissner, Head of Digital Customer Experience Leader at Rockwell Automation

Kyle currently serves as Digital Customer Experience Leader at Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information.

Episode 17: Mastering Serverless Architecture with Mike Jones, VP of Eng at MedaSync
Episode 17: Mastering Serverless Architecture with Mike Jones, VP of Eng at MedaSync

Hosts: Fahad Shoukat and Andrew Wolfe

Today's Guest: Mike Jones; VP of Engineering at MedaSync.

Mike brings nearly 10 years of software development experience to MedaSync. He oversees the development of the MedaSync platform and works with other engineering team members to program and launch new features.

Episode 16: Merging Digital + Real-World Experiences with Jake Annear at Moet Hennessy
Episode 16: Merging Digital + Real-World Experiences with Jake Annear at Moet Hennessy

Hosts: Fahad Shoukat and Andrew Wolfe

Today's Guest: Jake Annear; Manager of Digital Marketing and NA Innovation Lab at Moet Hennesy/LVMH

Jake Annear has been working in Social and Digital Marketing over the past 7+ years. He joined the LVMH group in 2012 with the Hennessy team and has since gone on to manage the brands digital marketing efforts.

Episode 15: Legal Cannabis with Brett Cummings, CEO of Left Coast Ventures
Episode 15: Legal Cannabis with Brett Cummings, CEO of Left Coast Ventures

Hosts: Fahad Shoukat and Andrew Wolfe

Today's Guest: Brett Cummings; CEO of Left Coast Ventures. Their vision is to bring consumers innovative cannabis products that disrupt the CPG industry.

This episode is packed full of detailed information on the cannabis industry. We discussed the various opportunities and challenges. Regulation and where tech comes in. Truly Insightful information from Brett.

Episode 14: Scaling Values in Your Org with Gary Vaynerchuk (VaynerMedia)
Episode 14: Scaling Values in Your Org with Gary Vaynerchuk (VaynerMedia)

Hosts: Fahad Shoukat and Andrew Wolfe

Today's Guest: Gary Vaynerchuk, Chairman of VaynerX, CEO of VaynerMedia, fearless leader & frontman extraordinaire of The GaryVee Audio and Video Experience.

Gary Vaynerchuk is the chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media and communications holding company and the active CEO of VaynerMedia,

Episode 13: Innovation at Large Enterprises with Ed Olson-Morgan at Bain and Company
Episode 13: Innovation at Large Enterprises with Ed Olson-Morgan at Bain and Company

Hosts: Fahad Shoukatand Andrew Wolfe

Today's Guest: Ed Olson-Morgan, Head of Bain & Company's Americas Development Lab, ADAPT

ADAPT@Bain helps you fuel innovation and accelerate transformation while also helping you build your own in-house abilities. Bain & Company's Advanced Digital and Product Team.

Episode 12: Making Data-Driven Decisions with Brian Ellis (CTO) of Bezlio
Episode 12: Making Data-Driven Decisions with Brian Ellis (CTO) of Bezlio

Hosts: Fahad Shoukat and Andrew Wolfe

Today's Guest: Brian Ellis, Co-Founder and CTO, Bezlio.

Bezlio is a mobile-first, low-code development platform to visualize data from all the datasystems in an organization with a mobile application.

Episode 11: Chatbots with Natasha Takahashi from School of Bots
Episode 11: Chatbots with Natasha Takahashi from School of Bots

Hosts: Fahad Shoukat and Andrew Wolfe

Today's Guest: Natasha Takahashi, co-founder and CMO, School of Bots

School of Bots is your one-stop shop for everything bot building, marketing, and sales. They teach entrepreneurs how to build, sell, and monetize chatbot.

Tensorflow Object Detection for Real World Problems
Tensorflow Object Detection for Real World Problems

I just wrapped up a challenging computer vision project and have been thinking about lessons learned. Before we started the project, I looked for information about what was possible with the latest technology.

Augmented Analytics: Current Capabilities and Limitations
Augmented Analytics: Current Capabilities and Limitations

The idea of augmented analytics is incredibly exciting. The ability for a computer to turn analytical insights into data by automating data preparation, insight discovery and then finally sharing with the appropriate people has amazing potential.

Written by:

Andrew Wolfe

It’s Possible To Be Successful And Ethical In Tech. Here’s How To Build A Company That Respects User Privacy In 2019
It’s Possible To Be Successful And Ethical In Tech. Here’s How To Build A Company That Respects User Privacy In 2019

Building Thoughtful Software is about so much more than just development and delivery. It's about considering the ethical commitment to user privacy and rights.

Written by:

Andrew Wolfe

NewSQL : The Global Scale Database Trend And What It Means For You
NewSQL : The Global Scale Database Trend And What It Means For You

One new type of database that is starting to gain in popularity is something called NewSQL. There have been many NewSQL databases launched over the past few years like Google Spanner, MemSQL, and VoltDB to name a few.

These databases aim to provide the scalability of NoSQL, meaning fast reads and fast writes, with the guarantees of Relational Databases (RDBMS).



Written by:

Andrew Wolfe

From Artist to Software Engineer: My Non-Traditional Path to a Tech Career
From Artist to Software Engineer: My Non-Traditional Path to a Tech Career

My journey to becoming a software engineer did not follow the typical path most would expect. But, my background as an artist and creative thinker has been incredibly valuable in my new role.

Written by:

Stajah Hoeflich

Here’s How To Actually Achieve Work-Life Balance As An Entrepreneur (From A Fellow Founder)
Here’s How To Actually Achieve Work-Life Balance As An Entrepreneur (From A Fellow Founder)

For founders, the topic of work-life balance can be especially elusive—the line between work and life is tenuous. With the weight of a company on your shoulders, it’s hard to turn off. You work late nights and answer calls throughout the weekend. Elon Musk even slept on the Tesla factory floor.

Written by:

Andrew Wolfe

Software Principle 12: There Is No One Size Fits All
Software Principle 12: There Is No One Size Fits All

So far, I’ve provided my perspective on principles that have helped me develop my skills as an engineer and apply them to business situations as well. Principles are a powerful tool to guide quick and relevant decision making, but every decision should be made on a case-by-case basis using the facts and data to inform the best decision.  

Written by:

Andrew Wolfe

The Importance of Workplace Culture
The Importance of Workplace Culture

Many companies make the mistake of allowing their culture to take shape, typically without defining what they want it to be. Culture must be intentional.

Written by:

Donald Otis

Private AI: Here's What You Need To Know About Protecting Your Data In the Digital Age
Private AI: Here's What You Need To Know About Protecting Your Data In the Digital Age

These days, AI is almost always in the news in some form or fashion.

A couple of weeks ago, the New York Times published a piece on how AI can detect lung cancer. MIT technology review recently wrote about protecting ourselves from “malicious AI.” San Francisco banned the use of facial recognition technology by government agencies for fears of abuse.

Written by:

Andrew Wolfe

The (De)Centralization Paradox: Why Blockchain Technology Can Actually Maintain Power Structures, Instead Of Disrupting Them
The (De)Centralization Paradox: Why Blockchain Technology Can Actually Maintain Power Structures, Instead Of Disrupting Them

There’s no doubt about it—blockchain technology is starting to radically reshape economics. And, if we go about it the right way, the transaction-recording peer-to-peer network technology has the potential to give us the first truly decentralized monetary system.

Written by:

Andrew Wolfe

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