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Innovating Touch with David Birnbaum, on the Future of Haptics

This week on the Tech Cat Show we chat with David Birnbaum who is the Director, UX Design at Immersion Corporation, a company that has been into the field of sensory technology for over 25 years. David has been creating haptic experiences for over 10 years. Haptic technology brings the sense of touch to digital content, creating experiences that are engaging, impactful and ultimately, more real. David will take us through the science and art of bringing more senses to every experience...


Cryptocurrency and cloud mining with New School Mining

On this week's Tech Cat Show we dig into the exciting world of cryptocurrency with a new twist, crowd mining. We'll chat with Ben and Ava Payne of New School Mining who have created a business that brings the benefits of mining to interested parties without the expense or infrastructure needed. Their New School Mining takes care of the mining for you by providing the equipment you need to more efficiently mine for cryptocurrencies. We'll learn all about how this exciting world works and some...


Digging into On-Demand Video with Canoe Venture's Chris Pizzurro

This week on the Tech Cat Show we dive into the ecosystem for video on demand and advertising across video platforms with Canoe Venture's Chris Pizzurro. Canoe performs service assurance on ad and promo campaigns into the VOD DAI ecosystem for national TV networks and is owned by Charter, Comcast, and Cox. Chris is Head of Sales and will fill us in on the latest data surrounding consumer's consumption behavior with video and how well television is really doing. We're going to dive into...


Tech Trends In the Music Biz with Eric Mayron, Media Technologist

This week on the Tech Cat we look at how tech is impacting the music industry with Eric Mayron, Media Technologist. Eric has provided professional level digital audio services to a wide variety of recording studios, artists, producers, engineers, and composers throughout his career. We'll hear from Eric how the latest tech is creating opportunities and challenges in the exciting world of music and what it takes to stay ahead of the game. Tech is changing the world around us, including the...


AI Innovations for Better Experiences with James Briggs

This week on the Tech Cat Show we do another deep dive on artificial intelligence and how it's impacting the consumer experience. James Briggs, Co CEO and Founder of Ai Collaborators will share with us why he created his company, which focuses on introducing leading Ai startups from around the world to Fortune 500 brands. The ultimate focus of the company is to help connect corporations who are seeking partners to bridge internal resource gaps, solve complex business problems, and drive...


The Future of Mobility and The Connected City w/John du Pre Gauntt

This week on the Tech Cat Show we chat with John du Pre Gauntt, an expert on artificial intelligence and urban life. John will share with us insights from his popular multimedia show, The Augmented City. We'll discuss autonomous vehicles,businesses being impacted by AI. and The Future of the City. He'll also share with us his thoughts on collaborating with LA CoMotion, a yearly event dedicated to new policy and innovation mandates for a more connected, innovative and sustainable urban...


The World of Tokenized VC Funds with Ciaran Hynes, Cosimo Ventures

This week on the TechCat Show we chat with Ciaran Hynes, a venture investor and managing partner at COSIMO Ventures, a tech investment firm that helps transform promising disruptive companies into global industry leaders. Ciaran talks to us about Cosimo X which is a tokenized venture capital fund focusing on early stage companies in deep tech industries, such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, AR/VR, IoT and cybersecurity. COSIMO X is disrupting the traditional venture capital...


Advancing Retail through Innovation with Sterling Hawkins, CART

This week on the Tech Cat Show we chat with Sterling Hawkins, a leading expert on the intersection of retail innovation and technology. Sterling currently runs innovation for the Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART), evaluating over a thousand new retail technology companies every year. We'll chat with Sterling about the latest trends in retail, how consumer behaviors are changing and what's new and hot in tech trends as it relates to the retail category. Shopping will never be...


The Power of Voice, AI As A Tool with Omar Tawakol, CEO Voicera

On this week's Tech Cat Show we talk with Omar Tawakol, CEO of Voicera, who is using AI to solve one of the biggest business problems, making meetings relevant. Voicera has created Eva, a AI virtual assistant. Eva is in your meetings to help you capture what’s important and connect the dots to the rest of your collaboration systems. Omar will share with us how voice and AI can be leveraged to make our work days more actionable as well as some hints to where the future of AI will take us in...


Digging into Siggraph2018, the largest conference on computer graphics

This week on the Tech Cat Show we dig into attending Siggraph 2018, the world's largest conference on computer graphics with our very special guest, the smart and always right, Hardie Tankersley. SIGGRAPH takes place once a year, this year in Vancouver and is attended by tens of thousands of computer graphics professionals. Hardie is currently the VP Visualization Solutions & VR at Silverdraft where he's helping build the business for high-end visualization solutions for real-world...


Experience Limitless Media, Introducing The Infinity Film Festival

This week on the Tech Cat Show we chat with Mark Lieber and Nick Urbom, the co-founders of a new and innovative event, The Infinity Film Festival, launching November 1-4 in 2018 in Beverly Hills. 'IFF' is a new type of event, capturing unique moments in time in the entertainment capital of the world. Programming will have an emerging-technology focus, and bring together creative, business and tech icons from Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach. Mark and Nick will take us through...


Pushing the Envelope using Interactive StoryTelling with Bernie Su, Showrunner.

On this week's Tech Cat show we wrap up a two part series on creators who are pushing the envelope with storytelling and technology. Bernie Su is a two-time Primetime Emmy award-winning interactive storyteller, creator, and showrunner. He is currently the showrunner of Artificial, the first live audience-interactive science fiction series to debut on Twitch. His previous works include The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a ground breaking interactive adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice....


What Is StoryTelling of Tomorrow with Director Guy Shalem

On this week's Tech Cat Show we chat with Guy Shalem, an award-winning TV, commercial and music video director who is also digging into new formats in StoryTelling. Guy will share with us some of the projects he's working on that explore new audience behaviors and video formats that take advantage of current tech. One of his projects is a new mobile-first studio and distribution App/Brand focusing on engaging original content for the 'finger triggered insta-generation'. The App will using...


Digging into the World of Esports & The Blockchain with ReadyUp!

This week we dig into two big trends, gaming and the blockchain as we chat with Roderick Alemania, CEO and Co-Founder of ReadyUp. ReadyUp is a community that enables gamers to meet gamers they like, compete against others teams more easily with the support of group management tools, and get better by accessing a global marketplace of gamer services that is driven by a blockchain enabled protocol. Roderick will take us through how the GG Token Ecosystem, a new global gaming token is going to...


Developing develop autonomous & intelligent technologies for good, with John C. Havens, IEEE

What happens if society continues to develop autonomous and intelligent technologies without considering human well-being first? This week on the Tech Cat Show we're going to talk to John C. Havens, Executive Director of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. The IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. They have partnered with the MIT Media Lab and announced the launch...


The Future of Experience w/ David Warhol, CEO of Realtime TheatriX

This week on the Tech Cat Show we chat with David Warhol, CEO of Realtime TheatriX, Inc. David creates location-based immersive, social, interactive experiences which run in theaters and other environments. His work is a combination of the move towards interactive and immersive content experiences as well as solutions for business and enterprise. With a background in gaming, David's work is giving us a glimpse into what the future of all experiences will be like. We'll touch on VR, AR, MR,...


Live From The Show Floor of AWE 2018

Join the Tech Cat on the show floor at AWE 2018(Augmented World Expo), #1 AR+VR conference and expo with annual dates in the USA, Asia and Europe. AWE is back for its 9th year in the USA & will illustrate why every organization, startup, and investor must get into XR (short for AR, VR, MR) or be left behind. We chat with startups and co's who are already using AR & VR to drive economic growth and change the world. Today's show features interviews with Ori Inba, Co-Founder of AWE as he sets...


A Conversation with Tom Kidorla, VSports -VGolf, Live at AWE2018

Tom Kidorla is CEO of VSports. vSports develops mixed reality sports simulation and training systems (Pat. Pend). It revolutionizes how athletes play and train by blending the real world with a virtual reality overlay.


A Conversation with Jay Iorio, Director of Innovation, IEEE, Live at AWE2018

Jay is a technology strategist for the IEEE Standards Association, specializing in the emerging technologies of virtual worlds and 3D interfaces. In addition to being a machinimatographer, Iorio manages IEEE Island in Second Life and has done extensive building and environment creation in Second Life and OpenSimulator.


A Conversation with Max Dawes-Zappar, Live at AWE2018

Max Dawes, is Partnerships & Marketing Director for Zappar and works with many clients around the world. We work with some of the world's biggest brands to help them meet their marketing and commercial objectives by adding a layer of interactive digital content to their products, packaging, and physical marketing. With Zappar you can turn almost anything (print, POS, product, packaging, place) into an interactive delivery channel serving video, animation, games, competitions, additional...