By Dennis Clemente
November 21st, 2016
Events & Recaps

NEW YORK—When a meetup isn’t just a meetup, it’s an actual learning experience. Vaughn Shinall, head of product outreach at Temboo, did more than the usual company profile in his talk by providing the audience with some valuable tips for bringing IoT (Internet of Things) to anyone’s business at the Hardwired meetup last November 16 at WeWork in Chelsea.

By Dennis Clemente
November 12th, 2016
Events & Recaps

NEW YORK— Last November 10, the meetup called Data Science & Analytics for Communications Industry showed us how IBM Watson Analytics is making it easier for business professionals to analyze data and extract insights for businesses across data intensive disciplines, including marketing (social media and networks), sales, operations, finance and human resources.

By Hannah Bornstein
November 9th, 2016
Guest Posts

We all feel it - the crisp of fall in the air has arrived in NYC. It's a little darker when we leave the office now, and Summer Fridays seem to be distant memories. No need to despair - fall can give summer a run for its money if you do it right. Whether you're still munching watermelon for a snack and planning beach trips in denial or donning a flannel and a beanie while sipping pumpkin spice everything, you can bring these five easy practices to your workplace to make the transition into chilly weather a little more....chill. 

By Dennis Clemente
November 7th, 2016
Events & Recaps

NEW YORK--“I don’t believe in VR (virtual reality),” said Olivier Laurent, editor at Lightbox, a blog by the TIME’s photo department, in a meetu on the topic, “Visual Storytelling and the Future of Photos” last November 2 at the Libris by Photoshelter in Union Square. It was  certainly a gutsy admission, considering that tech titans have rolled out or are launching their own VR devices with fanfare.

By Dennis Clemente
November 6th, 2016
Events & Recaps

NEW YORK -- If you’re rebranding and you didn’t go to the Design Driven meetup last November 1 at WeWork, you missed the outstanding presentations of Bryan Berger, Product Design lead at General Assembly and Jennifer Gergen, Design director at Meetup.

 

By Dennis Clemente
October 30th, 2016
Events & Recaps

NEW YORK—Why do companies struggle with Big Data and why is Ashush Thusoo, founder and CEO at cloud-scale data processing Qubole, concerned about it? The answer is obvious: Big Data gives you competitive advantage if companies can manage it; unfortunately, not all the time. It has been reported that only 27 percent of Big Data initiatives are classified as successful in 2014.

By Dennis Clemente
October 22nd, 2016
Events & Recaps

NEW YORK—Nine out of 10 startups fail, studies say. Why? Because many of these startups make products no one wants. This is almost common knowledge by now if you’ve been reading up or attending meetups, at least. Being aware of the high failure rate can be discouraging, of course, but that shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your dream.

By Dennis Clemente
October 22nd, 2016
Events & Recaps

NEW YORK—How do you get into UX work when it’s not even on a school curriculum and many of the UX designers come from various fields? It turns out there are many ways of answering the question because there are no specific skill sets required for a UX designer, as the panelists conveyed last October 19 at the qLabs in Chelsea.

By Dennis Clemente
October 22nd, 2016
Events & Recaps

NEW YORK—“Is the app economy dead? When was the last time you bought an app?” The question was directed at Vivek Nasta, founder & CEO, Scout Finance at the panel discussion on fintech by Empire Startups last October 17 at Rise  

By Jack Petrie
October 20th, 2016
Real Estate Reflections

I always chuckle when a tenant says something like "I'm friends with my landlord" and assumes they're going to be taken care of and get the best deal.  Below are some of the top tricks we've learned over twenty-five years of negotiating leases that your landlord doesn't want you to know: