Advancements in areas such as telecommunications, smart cities, the Internet of Things, electric vehicles, and cloud computing are all pushing us towards a more sustainable, healthy, energy-efficient, and smarter lifestyle. And thanks to all the inventors, entrepreneurs, thinkers, risk-takers, venture capitalists, techies, marketers, sales folks, social media, fans, and individual consumers… we are one, big, connected planet celebrating our global connection and competitive spirit of the World Cup together – no matter how physically far apart we may be.
I was in Maui in early May of this year, kitesurfing with a friend. As I chatted with other kiters there – who have subsequently become friends – I learned about Maui’s MaiTai’s event. This unique annual networking gathering brings together elite kiteboarders, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and tech companies.
Continuing my blog on how to survive SXSW, here’s my list of “must haves” to pack for Austin. And, if you’re keen on parties, I’ve added some points to remember when planning your nightly party hopping activities.
Attending the South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival teaches you a thing or two about how to survive in the downtown Austin wilderness. For some, it can be a daunting event to navigate—especially if new to the SXSW shuffle. But it’s actually one of those experiences that require a full jump into the deep end. Just go for it.
Scores of technology PR pros hit the massive show floor at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to support clients during interviews and engage with a vast army of bloggers, reporters and influential columnists that take over Vegas. For three days, more than 150,000 consumer technology – and increasingly enterprise technology – industry-types watched, tweeted and blogged about everything CES.
The question is no longer should your business have a Wikipedia article, but why doesn’t it?
If you’ve ever visited or stopped over in the land of my ancestors, you’ve probably come across this Hawaiian travel staple – the whimsically named “Wiki-Wiki” bus. In the native Hawaiian language, the word “Wiki” means “quick”. At the Honolulu International Airport, the Wiki-Wiki bus serves as a quick way for travel-weary passengers to scoot between the various terminals.
Technology has been and continues to be a game changer for enterprises and individuals alike; just consider how different things would be if email had never been invented. You don’t need a laundry list of the benefits that adopting a new technology brings, but why technologies stick and others don’t is a different story.