Tech Trends Monthly – Issue #17: Fitness Tech, Wildfire Management, Industrial AI, History of Dell Computers


It’s that time again for this month’s tech trends wrap-up.

For these newsletters, we personally hand-gather articles and podcast episodes that our developers and management think are top-class, and that you will get a great deal of value out of.

If there are topics you’d like to see more of, please reach out and let us know. Otherwise, enjoy!



Mirror unveils a gym-in-a-mirror, so you can watch yourself sweat

As thousands are making their fitness goals for the year, many will engage with tech in a new way. While some activities are preloaded, with the help of AI, live interactive classes are available.

Bad news developers! Apple evicts cross-platform Electron apps from the Mac App Store

Developers trying to leverage recent versions of Electron to write code once and deploy across mobile platforms are getting their apps rejected by Apple and threatened to have their Apple Developer accounts terminated


Helping land managers take risk-analysis approach to new wildfire reality

New digital tools will enable land managers to better adapt to the new reality of large wildfires through analytics that guide planning and suppression across jurisdictional boundaries that fires typically don’t adhere to.


Solutions for Rapid Industrial Change

For this interview, I sat down with Anu Gupta, a Digital Advisor at Microsoft Corporation, to talk about how technology is driving change in government and industrial companies. Topics include manufacturing lead time improvements and pricing model challenges, rapid change management at the DOD and Navy, short and fast government procurement models, the future of industrial robotics, and the importance of everyone learning about AI.

What I Learned about Successful Consulting after 4 Years with the Master

In September of 2015, I started working with Michael Zipursky and his team at Consulting Success to better define my ideal customer, implement new marketing approaches, and come up with better service productization strategies. In this episode, Michael and I recap our 4 years of working together, talk about his background and what drives him to continue to expand his business, and how consultants are growing using technologies and specialization.

How I Built This with Guy Raz, Dell Computers: Michael Dell

Before it became fashionable to start a tech company in your dorm room, Michael Dell did exactly that.

In 1983, he began selling upgrade kits for PC’s out of his dorm at UT Austin. A few months later he dropped out of school to focus full time on the PC business. At age of 27, he became the youngest CEO to head a Fortune 500 company.

That’s all for this time – hope it was valuable to you!


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