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MAY 2012

Nigel Alexander, Owner, Liberty-Bell Telecom
David Allen, Technology Transfer, Profile of a Leader
Eric Bloch, Director, Community at MarkLogic
Chris Coughlin, President, Revenue North
Aaron Harber, What government could learn from entrepreneurs
Ray Hutchins, Cyber Security in Dismal State
Mike Ihbe, Application Platform Engineer, Yammer
Greg Maffei & Michael Zeisser, Entrepreneurs Unplugged
Kathleen Pelley, Children's Author and Philanthropist
Silicon Flatirons, Digital Broadband Migration
Bill Soards, President, AT&T Colorado
Bill Soards, Chairman, Colorado Technology Association
Genevieve Thiers, SitterCity - Rescue for Care Givers
w3w3 Photo Archives, More than Déjà vu
Adam Wilson, Orbotix [Sphero]
Marie Wilson, Founder, White House Project


Mike Ihbe advises, Piggy back on trends and the social
Mike Ihbe, Application Platform 
        Engineer, Yammer enclosure-voice 1214_ 5/28/12 - As the "cloud" becomes a common platform, web applications still live in a "stovepipe" world. At the Glue Conference, we met folks who are exploring the new technologies that are forming around web applications in a post-cloud world. We caught up with Mike Ihbe, Application Platform Engineer with Yammer. Yammer is the social intranet, providing social collaboration tools for people to get work done on their intranet and leverage the social mechanisms that are so popular in today's world. We are talking intranet, Yammer is for inside your company so you can collaborate with your coworkers on projects or anything you do during your normal job, you can do online with Yammer. Larry asked Mike what he sees down the road for Yammer. Mike said, "We're adding features all the time. We started as kind of a Twitter for the enterprise and we worked our way up to a fully featured intranet suite. We've just acquired this company called 'One Drum" they do a lot of file sync. So we'll have a lot of "DropBox" type features now. We're integrating more and more of your offline work with Excel documents and whatnot into the Yammer experience. Larry asked if Yammer works with large, medium or small companies and Mike told us they work with every size. In fact they have accounts with 85% of the Fortune 500, and small and medium size businesses are a huge part of our business too. Larry asked Mike what advice he would give entrepreneurs today. Mike said, "Piggy back on trends actually. We're piggy-backing on social and the other trend we found is enterprise tools basically. So, enterprise tools are very old and we're capitalizing on the cloud to deliver high quality, consumerized, enterprise products...listen for more...
Related Links: Yammer || Glue 2012 || Defrag and Blur || GlueCon Event Photos || Software Channel || Keywords: Mike Ihbe, Yammer, Software, Social Intranet, Glue Conference, Social Mechanisms, DropBox, Twitter, Cloud, Enterprise Tools bytes=2983709
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Nigel Alexander, Lemonade Day It is a fun, free,
Metro Denver city-wide event

enclosure-voice 1216_ 5/28/12 - What is Lemonade Day? It is a FUN, FREE, Metro Denver city-wide event, where KIDS get to MAKE and KEEP THE MONEY that they earn. Kids of all ages learn to set goals, develop a business plan, establish a budget, seek investors, sell a product, provide customer service, and give back to their community. Larry interviewed Nigel Alexander, an owner of Liberty-Bell Telecom who is a big supporter of Lemonade Day. What is it? Lemonade Day is an event that teaches kids the skills they need to be successful in the future. They will learn to set goals, develop a business plan, establish a budget, seek investors, sell a product, provide customer service, and give back to the community. Lemonade day is the perfect opportunity for a community to show kids they care, and train the next generation of entrepreneurs through a FREE, fun, engaging, experiential activity. When it is? Lemonade Day is Sunday, June 3, 2012. Who can participate? Youth of all ages can participate (with adult supervision!). Not only does Lemonade Day directly affect the participants, but it also affects the entire community. To register for an official Lemonade Day stand and to participate in the event, a parent or guardian must sign a consent form agreeing that a responsible adult will assist and supervise. Who can get involved and how? Anyone and everyone can be involved in Lemonade Day! Young entrepreneurs that have lemonade stands need adult supervision, sponsors, investors, employees, and customers ...Listen for more...
Related Links: Lemonade Day || Lemonade Day FAQ's || Prepared 4 Life || Liberty-Bell Telecom || CIMCO || Community Reach || Keywords: Nigel Alexander, Lemonade Day, Prepared 4 Life, Metro Denver, Kids, Liberty-Bell Telecom, Kids, Entrepreneurs, bytes=4637991
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Bill Soards, President, AT&T Colorado - 
       Chairman of the Board, Colorado Technology Association Bill Soards, Public policy initiatives and wireless radio spectrum
enclosure-voice 1211_ 5/21/12 - Wireless radio spectrum is probably the hottest topic in the industry today! Twelve years ago Bill Soards began working with Indiana Bell... aka, Ameritech, SBC and became AT&T over the course of time. But the company has been around over 100 years and Bill has had the opportunity of being in a couple different places. He's been here in Colorado just over three years now, and is the president of AT&T Colorado. As we learned last week, he is also the chairman of the board of the Colorado Technology Association. "A fabulous organization that advocates for all the various software, hardware, IT companies all across the state - it's a great organization to be a part of." he said. The state legislature is wrapping up their activities for the year. Bill said, “AT&T and a number of communications companies and stakeholders across the state were heavily involved this year. They worked to support a piece of legislation called, Senate Bill 157, a kind of telecommunications modernization act of 2012 - but it failed, unfortunately. For the last number of years there's been a lot of conversation about the telecom regulatory environment in Colorado. Most states update their definitions and telecom laws about every two or three years. Unfortunately in Colorado, it's been nearly two decades. That's been the subject of debate for the last two years. There's a lot at stake here, technology and communications are at the heart of our economic engine. Whether it's physical infrastructure or wireless infrastructure, we just need to update our state statutes to recognize that traditional telephone service isn't what it used to be. We need to clean those things up to encourage investment and jobs, and deployment of technology across Colorado. It's a competitive market place and as states and countries all across the world are doing everything possible to try to get infrastructure and broadband dollars into their various locations - we need Colorado to pay more attention to this. Nationally most of the conversation is about wireless. The CDC estimates that nearly 1/3 of Americans no longer have a traditional telephone in their home. We're seeing just amazing growth in wireless. It's not just telephones, it's tablets and GPS devices, it's gaming systems - there's just a massive explosion of all of these new devices that utilize the wireless network and that's causing quite a bit of congestion. Wireless radio spectrum is probably the hottest topic in the industry today.” ...listen now...
Related Links: AT&T || CTA Home || CTA: Public Policy Forum End of 2012 || Software Channel || Communication Technologies Channel || Keywords: Bill Soards, AT&T, Wireless Radio Spectrum, Colorado Technology Association, CTA, w3w3® Media Network, Technology, Colorado legislature, Senate Bill 157, Software Tax, bytes=5942442
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Benchmarking: Are women leading alongside men?
Marie Wilson, Lucy Sanders & 
       Larry Nelson782_ 2/1/2010 enclosure-voice
In 1998, Marie Wilson founded The White House Project in recognition of the need to build a truly representative democracy – one where women lead alongside men in all spheres. Since its inception, The White House Project has been a leading advocate and voice on women’s leadership. An advocate of women’s issues for more than 30 years, Marie Wilson is founder and President of The White House Project, co-creator of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work ® Day and author of Closing the Leadership Gap: Why Women Can and Must Help Run the World (Viking 2004). The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) hosted the White House Project Benchmarking study. Marie led the eye-opening program. Lucy Sanders, the CEO for the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) along with Larry Nelson from w3w3.com interviewed Marie after the program. The White House Project, a national, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization, 501(c)(3), aims to advance women’s leadership in all communities and sectors, up to the U.S. presidency. By filling the leadership pipeline with a richly diverse, critical mass of women, we make American institutions, businesses and government truly representative. Through multi-platform programs, The White House Project creates a culture where America’s most valuable untapped resource—women—can succeed in all realms. To advance this mission, The White House Project strives to support women and the issues that allow women to lead in their own lives and in the world. When women leaders bring their voices, vision and leadership to the table alongside men, the debate is more robust and the policy is more inclusive and sustainable. Listen, there's much more...
Related Links: The White House Project || NCWIT Home || NCWIT Channel || NCWIT Share || Event Photos || Mastering Change || Keywords: Marie Wilson, The White House Project, Lucy Sanders, National Center for Women and Information Technology, NCWIT, > Channel: NCWIT 11286025 bytes - 2/1/10
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Larry Nelsoon and Aaron Harber, The Aaron Harber Show       on Channel 3, Sunday Evenings at 8:00pm Aaron Harber, what government could learn from entrepreneurs
enclosure-voice 1210_ 5/14/12 - Our political environment is in a shambles and there is little opportunity to learn about the issues or the candidates in this super charged, unhealthy atmosphere. w3w3.com's policy has been to avoid politics in favor of following the people and affirmative activities that make our business and economic environment work, and grow a healthy future. As we face another presidential election as well as state and national elections, we have discovered Aaron Harber, who with his TV show, presents non-partisan, mutually respectful, civil conversations about controversial issues in the political arena. It sounds like a dream come true and the opportunity for w3w3.com to help bring light to a very important area of our lives. This information has a tremendous impact on our business and local communities. Aaron tells us about his show, "The program is really an opportunity for people to see those opinion leaders, people in government, in business and academia and the media, talking about the key issues of the day. The show's effort is to always be non-partisan, so you see as many republicans as democrats on the show. And", said Aaron, "we wanted to be a place where people could come with confidence, knowing that they're going to get accurate information. The whole purpose is to demonstrate that you can have a mutually respectful, civil conversation about controversial issues. Which of course, you don't see a lot of on television today." With his entrepreneurial background we asked Aaron what government could learn from entrepreneurs and business. His answer, boiled down to learning efficiencies and setting priorities. One of the advantages in the free market is you rarely can do everything you want to do. In business there is a much greater distinction than government, between doing what you absolutely have to do vs. doing what you would like to do. You see more the necessity in business than you do in government. Government entities, while well intentioned, there is a tendency to do as much as government entities would like to do, and feel is a good thing to do. So the intention is positive but the decision that really should be made in government is what is it that we really have to do. You can find The Aaron Harber Show on Sunday evenings on Colorado TV Channel 3 at 8:00pm.
Related Links: Harber TV Website || Bringing Colorado Together Event || Aaron Harber TV Show Demo || Entrepreneur Channel || Podcasting Directory || Keywords: Aaron Harber, The Aaron Harber Show, Government, Politics, Business, Entrepreneurs, Channel 3, Television, Mutually Respectful, Civil Conversations Controversial Issues - bytes=10823369
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Greg Maffei, President & CEO, 
        Liberty Media Entrepreneurs and large organizations
enclosure-voice 890_ 10/18/10- Silicon Flatirons, ATLAS, and ITP present Greg Maffei and Michael Zeisser as the featured entrepreneurs with moderators Brad Feld, Foundry Group and Brad Bernthal, Clinical Law Professor and Director, Silicon Flatirons. Both Brads asked some intriguing questions and dug deep into the entrepreneurial realm and their relationship with big organizations. Gregory Maffei is President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Media Corporation. He leads the team transforming this diversified company with interests in media, technology, and telecom into a more focused operating company to maximize shareholder value and compete in the digital age. Liberty's assets include some of the world's most respected media companies including DIRECTV, QVC, Starz, Overture Films, SIRIUS XM, GSN, Expedia, and the Atlanta Braves. Mr. Maffei became CEO of Liberty in March 2006. Previously, Mr. Maffei has served as president and CFO of Oracle, CEO of 360networks Corporation (a regional broadband carrier), CFO of Microsoft, and chairman of Expedia. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and an AB from Dartmouth College. Mr. Maffei serves as a director of DIRECTV, Electronic Arts, SIRIUS XM, Zillow.com, and 360networks. Michael Zeisser Michael Zeisser, Vice President, Liberty Media Corp.is Senior Vice President of Liberty Media Corporation, a leading media holding company. Michael oversees Liberty Media's activities in eCommerce, interactive gaming and digital media. At Liberty Media, Michael has led numerous M&A transactions and oversees Liberty's eCommerce Group of companies. Michael has served on the boards of IAC/InterActiveCorp.(Nasdaq:IACI), Fun Technologies (TSX:FUN), OpenTV (Nasdaq:OPTV), QVC Inc., Provide Commerce, BuySeasons Inc., Backcountry.com, BodyBuilding.com, CommerceHub, GSN/The Network for Games, GoPets Ltd, and SlingMedia. Prior to joining Liberty Media in 2003, Michael was a partner at McKinsey & Company in New York, where he co-founded McKinsey's Internet Practice, and was a member of McKinsey's Media & Entertainment and Private Equity practices. Fascinating discussion about entrepreneurs and large companies...Listen now...
Related Links: Liberty Media Corporation || Silicon Flatirons || FeldThoughts || Podcast Directory || Entrepreneurs Unplugged Event Photos Keywords: Greg Maffei, Michael Zeisser, Liberty Media Corporation, Entrepreneurs Unplugged, Brad Bernthal, Brad Feld, Jill Van Matre, Silicon Flatirons, ATLAS, ITP, CU, 10/18/10 bytes: 32408871
Listen to: Entrepreneurs Unplugged, Greg Maffei, Michael Zeisser, Liberty Media, Silicon Flatirons, CTP


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Kathleen Pelley, Children's Author and Philanthropist
enclosure-voice 1206_ 5/7/12 - Kathleen Pelley's passion for stories stemmed from listening to them. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland a country famous for its heather dappled mountains Kathleen T. Pelley, Children's Authorand a treasure chest of stories. Her gentle Irish father also loved to feed Kathleen his own tales of fairies, leprechauns, and banshees. As an elementary teacher, Kathleen loved teaching language and history and drama. "In my classroom I always made plenty of time for reading stories aloud to my students, no matter what age they were." After moving to the States in 1990 with her husband, Chris, an American, and their two daughters, Kathleen was extremely homesick. "Writing helped to soothe the hurt in my heart, and soon I was sending off my stories to publishers." Kathleen's first book was "The Giant King", set in Scotland, is about kindness and how you can tame a fierce giant with kindness. But the most important thing about the book is that it is published by a no-profit publisher, the Child Welfare League of America. This publishers doesn't make any money for itself - all the proceeds they make goes to help vulnerable children who've been abused or neglected, suffered family disruption, or a range of other factors that jeopardize their safety, permanence, or well-being, throughout America. Recently CWLA decided to make a CD of the book, narrated by Kathleen, which has won an award from the National Association of Parenting Publications. And Kathleen, as she's always done, uses the little bit of profit she makes from this book to help a children's home in Zimbabwe. "My family and I have been involved with Makumbi Children's Home in Zimbabwe, Africa—a home for AIDS orphans, where one of Kathleen's brothers has worked for the past 25 years." Kathleen's most recent book, just came out, "The Sandal Artist" and is illustrated by Colorado artist, Lois Rosio-Sprague. You can meet Kathleen in person at the Tattered Cover in May 12, 2012, at the Highlands Ranch location and for people who don't know, we will be celebrating Children's Book Week and that afternoon with illustrator Lois Rosio-Sprague Kathleen will officially launch her latest book, The 'Sandal Artist'.
Related Links: Kathleen T. Pelley || Podcasting Directory || CIMCO || Social Entrepreneurs || The Sandal Artist Book || Keywords: Kathleen Pelley, Author, Glasgow, Scotland, The Giant King, Child Welfare League of America, The Sandal Artist, Lois Rosio-Sprague, Children's Book Week, Makumbi Children's Home, Zimbabwe, Africa, Tattered Cover - bytes=4941430
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Larry & Pat Nelson - w3w3® Media Network Photo Archives reveal more than Déjà vu
1208_ 5/7/12 - Do you remember the CTEK eBall? Were you at any of the big events held by the Internet Chamber of Commerce (ICC) ? Have you been a part of the super growth of the Association of Corporate Growth, Denver (ACG Denver) ? In addition to the recorded interviews and calendar listings there are 1000s of business photos archived on w3w3.com. You can do an internal search to find a company, association, or... Here are a few links by year for business event photos...
Year 2003 || Year 2005 || Year 2008 || Year 2010 || Current ||
Related Links: Find It History || Event Photo Directory || Podcasting Directory || Best of the Best 2003 ||
Keywords: Photos, ICC, CTEK, RVC, DTP, CSIA, CTA, DaVinci, RMIMA, AITP, Start-Up-Guru, ACG, Defrag, Glue, Advance Colorado >

Adam Wilsosn, Chief Software Architect/Founder Adam Wilson, these events are populating developers creating apps
enclosure-voice Larry Nelson, Executive Director/Founder, w3w3.com Internet Talk Radio - Ranked Number One by Google...1213_ 5/28/12 - It's been about two years since we talked with Adam Wilson, a Boulder TechStar 2010 alum - their name was GearBox at that time and has since been changed to Orbotix. We talked to Adam at the Glue Conference. And Orbotix makes Sphero, the robotic ball that you control with your smart phone or tablet device. At first glance, Sphero appears to be a glowing orb you can drive around. But what is really interesting is the sensors inside allow you to pick Sphero up in your hands and allow you to control objects on the screen, or games on the screen, while moving the Sphero around in three dimensions, in your hand. Adam tells us they've done a lot of work in 'augmented reality'. "Sphero is a universally unique ball. It's a circle you can identify from anywhere - we have this moving fiducial, a recognizable object in our screen that we can do a lot of interesting game play with. The fact that we have an SDK really speaks to the techies, so for iOS, Android or Windows.net you can write an application for the ball that does what you want it to. Down the road 'augmented reality' we see as the big play that a lot of companies are going towards. Orbotix has an edge on that just because they have something in the real world that they can control. Not only that, with the SDK, Orbotix is having a 'Hack Tour' going around the country (NYC, Seattle, Boston, Austin, San Francisco - here in Boulder where 100 people show up. They give all of them a Spheros, and the winner in two different categories gets $5,000. for writing the best application for Sphero. So these events are populating developers, people creating apps." Now there are hundreds of apps that they don't even create themselves...
Related Links: Orbotix (sphero) || GlueCon Event Photos || Glue 2012 || Entrepreneurs || Podcasting Directory || TechStars || Defrag and Blur || Keywords: Adam Wilson, Orbotix, Sphero, Gear Box, GlueCon, TechStars, Developers, Apps, Augmented Reality, Fiducial, SDK, iOS, Android, Windows, Smart Phone, Tablet Device - bytes=3655369
LISTEN TO: Adam Wilson, Founder, Orbotix


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Christie with Eric Bloch, Director, 
    Community at MarkLogic Eric Bloch says Search engine technology has been proven to scale
enclosure-voice 1215_ 5/28/12 - We're talking with Eric Bloch, Director of Community at MarkLogic here at the Glue Conference, and it is exciting, so many interesting people and companies here.... Larry asked Eric to give us an overview of what MarkLogic does. They make database software, but it's a unique, non-relational database. It's a database that's built from the ground up on search engine technology and search engine indexing techniques - enough so that sometimes people think of MarkLogic as a search engine instead of a database. Search engine technology has been proven to scale the way Google does, and so often customers come to MarkLogic to solve complicated big data problems. The bulk of their customers today are medium size to large, as well as a number of organizations in the government. They actually have people who use the software who aren't formally their customers, because they give away a copy of their software to developers to do things with. So those are often individuals and sometimes very small companies. Eric tells us they've seen some interesting use cases for big data technologies and big data problems where people have more and more data that they have to manage quickly and make smart decisions. They're working with a top five bank to help them. There's been news about banks and the problem of understanding where they are and what their positions are. It turns out, while you might think managing a trade is a pretty simple thing, but in fact banks trade these complicated things that are hard to model. They get all sorts of financial instruments that get described as ...listen for more...
Related Links: MarkLogic || Glue 2012 || Defrag and Blur || GlueCon Event Photos || Software Channel || Keywords: Eric Bloch, MarkLogic, Glue Conference, Database Software, Search Engine Technology, Government, Banks, Big Data, Publishing, Google, bytes=4589508
LISTEN TO: Eric Bloch, Director, Community, MarkLogic


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Chris Coughlin, Revenue North Chris Coughlin, Business Conference Focused on Revenue Growth
enclosure-voice 1211_ 5/21/12 - Meet Chris Coughlin. Chris has a fantastic, interesting background. He is an entrepreneur and while this isn't the subject of our discussion today, Chris is involved in football coaching. His most successful business actually trains 35,000 football coaches each year in conferences across the country. Chris also does a little high school coaching in Colorado Springs. With that as a background, we're talking to Chris about his conference business, Revenue North - they have a conference coming up here in Denver on June 27th. Chris has a high interest in the "Blue Ocean Strategy" taken from the book of the same title (written by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne). What it did for Chris was to give a word picture to the way he's approached business his whole life. The word picture is, a red ocean, full of blood, representing a market with a lot of competitors fighting each other over the same ground. It's everyone competing along the same dynamic. If you can break into a blue ocean (the name of the book and a great word picture), out of the red ocean to the great blue sea, where there is unbounded opportunity to travel and cover as much ground as you want. Now we all have competition, but if you can develop your product or your pricing strategy - ideally both - you can make it so really you don't have competitors. Then, you're in the blue ocean. A great example is Apple / iTunes - they didn't approach the market in the same way as the people operating in the standard red ocean. Larry asked, "How does that strategy translate into value for your customers today?" Chris replied, using the Revenue North Conference here in Denver as an example. Chris was going to take his staff to a marketing conference about 18 months ago. The cost was staggering, a conference fee of $895 per person, plus air fare and hotel. It was going to be a $10 - $15K operation, plus a lot of coordination and a lot of headaches. "So" Chris said, "there are tons of business training options, the w3w3® website is one - it's great." Chris had to find a blue ocean strategy. How could he train business people including his own staff - but do it at a spectacular price, get a much better product than they could get anywhere else and make it local. He created Revenue North. "We've got 42 different sessions a person can hit in a day, seven concurrent sessions. Compared to $895 we can do it for $99."
Related Links: Revenue North Biz Conference || Blue Ocean Strategy || Training Trends || Podcasting Directory || Keywords: Chris Coughlin, Revenue North, Conference, Blue Ocean Strategy, W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne, Glazier Clinic, Apple, iTunes, Denver, Colorado, Training - bytes=6237939
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Dave Allen, Associate Vice President, 
        Technology Transfer, University of Colorado Future success meant David Allen
had to give up his tenure

enclosure-voice 1211_ 5/21/12 - David Allen, Associate Vice President for Technology Transfer at the University of Colorado is featured in the Profile of a Leader Series here on w3w3® Media Network. Before they got into the Leader Profile, Larry asked for David's forecast for the coming year. David said, "It's going to be a tough year. The economic horizon is looking a little brighter than it has for the last 12 months or so, but we're not seeing any finances, very little activity in M&A at our level; We see some of the ice starting to crack and hopefully melt; But for new companies and new ventures, which is our bread and butter, there's very little. I'm an eternal optimist and I know it's going to get better. For years we've known we would be in a revenue trough (we talked about this on your show before), we planned for that, we're going to be able to make it through that." David has a very interesting background and Larry had many questions including, "Who influenced you the most, he said his parents more than anyone else. But he thought about Elinor Ostrom who has won the Nobel Prize for Economics this year. She was David's advisor when working on his PhD at Indiana University. She is an absolutely wonderful person. What I learned from her was a sense of patience, to challenge yourself and surround yourself with bright intelligent people. I am immensely pleased to see her win, the first woman to ever have done that." Larry asked, "Can you imagine a failure you couldn't overcome, you had to live with?" David was a professor at Penn State, he had an opportunity to go to the Business School - in order to do that he had to give up his tenure. Tenure is hard earned a torturous process and he was turning his back on it. His friends and colleagues thought he was insane...there are many leadership suggestions...listen for more...
Related Links: CU TTO Home || CU TTO Channel || Available Technologies || CU TTO Blog || Keywords: David Allen, Technology Transfer, University of Colorado, Profile of a Leader, Elinor Ostrom, Nobel Prize for Economics, Channel: Profiles and CU Technology Transfer Channel - bytes=13415939, 12/21/09
LISTEN TO: Dave Allen, Associate Vice President, Technology Transfer Office, University of Colorado


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Bill Soards, President, AT&T Colorado 
    & Chairman of the Board, CTA Bill Soards, we're fortunate in Colorado to be at the epicenter
enclosure-voice 1209_ 5/14/12 - Bill Swords serves as Chairman of the Board for Colorado Technology Association, started in 1994 originally called the Colorado Software Association. Over the years, like so many organizations, it's gone through some name changes. But there was a group of entrepreneurs in the early 90s that felt like the software industry in Colorado was really burgeoning and in need of some formal organization and so the Colorado Software Association was born, later they adopted the word Internet into the group as well. And just about a year or so ago, we became known as the Colorado Technology Association. At AT&T, appointed in April of 2009, Soards is responsible for all external affairs for AT&T in the state which includes state and local government relations, community affairs, regulatory and legislative activities, and initiatives before the Colorado General Assembly and Colorado’s Public Utilities Commission. Bill said, "It's interesting, the industry has been around for a long time but the association historically, has been one of networking. You know, it's largely an organization of entrepreneurs, and as these small business people so typically do - they're off running their businesses, trying to make payroll, trying to secure capital, funding for expansion and growth." About two years ago, the Colorado legislature passed a software tax, which didn't apply just to software companies but to all businesses in the state, so that suddenly their software products that they would purchase, would be subject to state sales tax. That kind of woke ‘the sleeping giant’ that is the technology industry in the state. So it became a natural for the association to begin increasing our activity in the public affairs and legislative arena. We found very quickly, there weren't many legislators around the capital that had a really good understanding of technology or all of these companies in their districts that are hiring people, investing and creating jobs. So the first kind of public policy mission of CTA became to repeal that Colorado software tax. ..There's much more, listen now...
Related Links: CTA Home || CTA: Public Policy Forum End of 2012 || AT&T || Software Channel || Keywords: Bill Soards, AT&T, Colorado Technology Association, CTA, w3w3® Media Network, Technology, Colorado legislature, Software Tax, Governor Hickenlooper - bytes=5558755
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789_ 2/15/10 Digital Broadband Migration: Ecosystem
Digital Broadband Migration 2010 Conference: Examining the Internet's Ecosystem Panelists: Dale Hatfield, Meredith Baker, Brad Feld, Michael Powell, Lisa Tanzi and Moderated by Phil Weiser - at the University of Colorado - Boulder
enclosure-voice Each panelist had their own take at The Digital Broadband Migration 2010 Conference: Examining the Internet's Ecosystem. Read a few excerpts and then listen to the panel discussion. Phil Weiser, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice moderates the panel ("What frightens me, makes me nervous - from the U.S. perspective losing our engineering talent, the Internet no longer being U.S. centric, patent litigation, a lack of cooperation among key players"); Meredith Baker, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission ("We have is a pretty good broadband environment out there - it needs to be better, it needs to cover all of America, but we have an adoption problem and we need to figure out..."); Brad Feld, Managing Director, Foundry Group ("It's nice to hear that Microsoft has adopted a term that is popular, and constructs that have been around for about 15 years...") ; Dale Hatfield, Exec. Dir., Silicon Flatirons Center, Former Chief Engineer, Federal Communications Commission ("So I get a little suspicious of re centralization and I get suspicious of cloud computing if it infringes on my freedom in terms of this is what I need to do to turn a job around."); Larissa Herda, Chairman, President and CEO, tw telecom, inc. ("We are affected by all of these things and the growth of the Internet Ecosystem has been quite staggering...") ; Michael Powell Former Chairman, Federal Communications Commission, Sr. Advisor, Providence Equity ("Why is it not done, because I don't know if it will ever be done. When you say what is driving it, absolutely technology first and foremost. Biggest concern is security and privacy.") ; Lisa Tanzi, VP and Deputy General Counsel for the Business Division, Microsoft Corporation ("Many people are referring to Cloud computing as the next frontier in technology and I think it's going to play an increasing important role over time".) Much more to listen to...
Related Links: Silicon Flatirons Program || Silicon Flatirons Center || Communication Technologies Channel || Communication Technologies || Change || Keywords: Dale Hatfield, Phil Weiser, Brad Feld, Lisa Tanzi, Michael Powell, Larissa Herda, Meredith Baker, Digital Broadband Migration, Silicon Flatirons, Internet's Ecosystem, Cloud Computing, CTP, bytes: 75084878 Chnl: CTP - 2/15/10 LISTEN to Digital Broadband Migration Panel Discussion

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Genevieve Thiers, Big Time Solutions for working moms
enclosure-voice 1205_ 5/7/12 - From opera singer to big time solutions for working moms. She needed to make some money but didn't want to wait tables. Studying the business Genevieve Thiers, SitterCity.commodel for Match.com, she met her husband who became her number one mentor...Lucy Sanders, the CEO for the National Center for Women and Information Technology or NCWIT, and Larry Nelson, from w3w3.com interviewed Genevieve Thiers, the founder of Sitter City. Gen was sitting in her college dorm room, senior year, when she saw this 9 month pregnant mother climbing up 200 steps, posting flyers for babysitters. Gen thought to herself that she could create a solution to this problem. Why doesn't someone just take all the caregivers in the city, or the nation for that matter, and put them all in one place where you could easily find them. But more importantly, quickly screen them. So that's what Sittercity.com became, America's first and largest network to connect parents with caregivers nationwide. And there are millions of caregivers in five divisions, child care, pet care, senior care, home care and tutoring. She has founded several companies in the Chicago area. Her first company, Sittercity.com, is America's first company to take care giving services online, and now has millions of users nationwide, and serves clients like the U.S. Department of Defense, Avon, MasterCard, Monster WW and many others. Her latest company, Contact Karma, is in beta and aims through the use of social recommendation engines to help consumers find the perfect vendor match. Gen's advice to young entrepreneurs just getting started.... "There are no problems, just sticky situations looking for resolutions. Problems can't exist for you if you're an entrepreneur. I mean insurmountable ones; you have to see them as opportunities to solve something. You can't see holes, you have to keep rolling over them and stay focused on your vision." ...There's much more, listen now...
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Ray Hutchins, Cyber Security is in a Dismal State
enclosure-voice1207_ 5/7/12 - What is the state of IT Security today? Well Ray Hutchins, founder, Denver Cyber Security, tells us about a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Ray Hutchins, Denver Cyber SecurityMarch 28th, 2012. Detailing a report issued by the Assistant Director to the FBI, that said in the United States of America, there was not one unclassified network that was secure. Not one unclassified network in the US was secure! That is the state of IT security - it's a dismal state. The basic reason for this is that when the Internet was designed by DARPA, they were not thinking about security, so it was not engineered into the process. And today it is just woefully insecure. Currently as we speak, DARPA is designing a secure network and starting up, it will be for the use of the Pentagon and security agencies, federal and state governments. But, for the rest of us, we have to cope with an unsecured internet for many more years. Ray said, "At Denver Cyber Security, our job is to help companies secure their networks. It is expensive and difficult to fully 100% secure a network - very difficult. And, if you have an opponent, somebody out there, absolutely targeting you, if they have sophisticated means at their disposal, it would be very difficult for you to stop them. Not impossible, if you're in a determined defensive posture. But if you're the average Joe out there, it's a tough play. " Ray tells us the best steps include taking care of the 'low hanging fruit', working to handle the easy and fast to solve. Most of the attacks going out on the Internet come from automated tools, bots looking for soft spots, looking to attack vulnerable computers - looking for social security numbers and credit card numbers and other sensitive information - that's what they're looking to pluck. That kind of thing can be defended against, sometimes for no or little cost, if you use your common sense. The next challenge we wanted to ask Ray about was the glut of spam that we all encounter with email each day. Ray tells us the biggest single thing is that you never, never, never click on a link in an email - NEVER! Listen to this interview for more information and remember to follow the simple steps recommended by Ray Hutchins. A cyber security attack is painful - a very real violation that can take years to deal with - and likely never be resolved to your satisfaction...
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LISTEN TO: Ray Hutchins, Denver Cyber Security


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w3w3® Media Network Links that will make a difference
914_ 10/25/10- w3w3® Media Network is all about supporting business and technology in Colorado.  We specialize in creating valuable links and relationships to help you grow your company, build your team, get insights to various industries, keep you up-to-date, raise money, increase your income and profits, and so much more...Venture Capital; Tech Transfer; Communications Technology Professionals; Mergers and Acquisitions; It's the Law; Training Trends; Colorado Companies to Watch; Mastering Change; Looking for Money; In the News; and more...Just click on the topic of your interest and you'll find treasure trove of information...
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