Author Archives: Geoff Irwin

Harnessing your brainwaves for collaboration

A few weeks ago I posted about the controversy that will likely come with wearable technology such as Microsoft HoloLens. I closed that post by mentioning that human brain integration (or brain-computer interface) was coming. That sentiment was almost saying, wearable … Continue reading

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Internet for All: Global Internet Solutions and their Future Impact

Around 40% of the global population has internet access (Internet Live Stats). There are obvious benefits to increasing access that extend from increasing a buying market, to providing access to micro-loans to poor populations, to providing education to the world, and … Continue reading

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Social Media trumps the personal website

A few years ago I decided to set up a professional website on which I could share content such as my resume and other information; I later transitioned that site to a personal one in which I could share photos, … Continue reading

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Autism, Social Media, and Business

Last summer I had the opportunity to begin mentoring within SAP’s Autism at Work program, which looks to integrate people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with the rest of the workforce. People with ASD can have challenges making eye contact, … Continue reading

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Making use of the big data we have

The advent of IoT and Big Data has given us access to information that we have never have access to before. Once we have access to the data, making use of it requires more than just the click of a … Continue reading

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The coming controversy

Computing has gone from a dumb terminal to being smart, artificially intelligent, and self-sufficient. My Android phone, for example, recognizes where I am, knows when I am headed to Penn, and knows how long it will take me to get … Continue reading

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It’s a Small World After All

It’s a world of laughter, a world of tears It’s a world of hopes and a world of fears There’s so much that we share that it’s time we’re aware It’s a small world after all – R. M. Sherman … Continue reading

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Mapping out your happy network

As a kid, I loved maps. I would sit for hours on end quietly paging through an atlas. One of my favorites became an atlas of natural resources through which I learned, for example, where the oil producing areas were in … Continue reading

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3 takeaways from the White House Digital Strategy Team

Jenna Brayton, an Associate Director in the White House Office of Digital Strategy, came to speak with students in the Annenberg School of Communications at University of Pennsylvania last Monday, and discussed the role of social media in the presidency. … Continue reading

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The disruption of social media

Since Facebook’s emergence about 12 years ago, we have seen our culture change at an incredible rate. We can tie this change to both social media, and mobility, which combined have connected more people, more often. While this is the case, … Continue reading

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