Anybots Names Former Cisco Exec David Rogan CEO, Company Enters Into ‘Rebuild Mode’ It’s a time of transition for Anybots, the 11-year-old Silicon Valley company which makes remote-controlled robots that are meant to serve as “mobile telepresence systems.”
Trevor Blackwell, who served as Anybots’ CEO since he founded the company way back in May 2001 and is also a partner at famed startup incubator Y Combinator, has been replaced in the CEO role by former Cisco executive David Rogan, the company has announced. In an interview this week, Rogan told me that Blackwell will “continue to be involved with the business” in some capacity, but declined to provide further details. Collaboration Is the New Competition - Ben Hecht. By Ben Hecht | 9:00 AM January 10, 2013 Leaders and organizations are acknowledging that even their best individual efforts can’t stack up against today’s complex and interconnected problems.
They are putting aside self-interests and collaborating to build a new civic infrastructure to advance their shared objectives. It’s called collective impact and it’s a growing trend across the country. Quantified Self. Early prototype of "Quantimetric Self-Sensing" apparatus, 1996 (body sensing apparatus with Digital Eye Glass for realtime display of ECG, EEG, EVG, and other body sensing apparatus output).
The above-pictured "Quantimetric Self-Sensing" apparatus when removed from the body harness: Left-to-right: Respiration Sensor; ECG; EEG; Skin Conductivity; EVG (ElectroVisuoGram=Quantimetric EyeTap). The Quantified Self is a movement to incorporate technology into data acquisition on aspects of a person's daily life in terms of inputs (e.g. food consumed, quality of surrounding air), states (e.g. mood, arousal, blood oxygen levels), and performance (mental and physical). Such self-monitoring and self-sensing, which combines wearable sensors (EEG, ECG, video, etc.) and wearable computing, is also known as lifelogging. History According to Riphagen et al., the history of the quantimetric self-tracking using wearable computers began in the 1970s: The Team Brain: Beyond Email, Meetings, and Middle Management.
Editor’s note: Justin Rosenstein is the co-founder of Asana.
He’ll be speaking at Disrupt SF on the future of work. This article is a precursor to a larger vision which he has offered to share at SXSW; you can vote for his talk here. When you watch a skilled guitarist play, it’s fascinating to see her left hand and right hand doing entirely different things, yet synchronized perfectly towards a common effort. The guitarist can perform complex tasks with many moving parts because she has a central nervous system with a sophisticated, unified brain. It's a Bird, it's a Plane...it's The Digital Workplace. InShare13 Intranet owners and other IT product or service owners are often confused when they hear the term ”Digital Workplace”.
What is it? Is it the same thing as an intranet? Is it a virtual desktop? What the Yammer Acquisition Says About Microsoft – and Enterprise Social Networking. By Al Campa On July 11, 2012 Much of the recent analysis on Microsoft’s $1.2B acquisition of Yammer focused on the slick application Yammer had built, their rapid viral adoption, and how it represented the assent of the social enterprise as the next hot category.
Certainly all this is true, as Yammer is a very simple and intuitive application, and had a devoted following of several million users. And Microsoft’s $1.2B speaks volumes about the value of the social enterprise to an established industry leader. Survey shows Office Workers, Bosses Want to Work from Everywhere and Anywhere. Microsoft Canada survey results found workers and bosses often feel more productive working remotely.
Continuing with the Social Enterprise and Flows. [Note: This is the fifth in a series of posts about the Social Enterprise and the Big Shift.
The first post provided an introduction and overall context; the second looked specifically at collaboration, working together; the third looked at optimising performance, enjoying work, working more effectively. On Collaboration. Introduction Last week I spent some time looking at the Social Enterprise through the lens of The Big Shift.
Cirovski defines leadership formula. During their run to a second straight CIS women's basketball championship last season, Windsor Lancers head coach Chantal Vallee agonized over some personnel decisions and the domino effect it would have on her team.
Vallee went with her gut instincts and she was proven right not just by the results on the floor, but also by the cold calculations of a computerized analysis of the Lancers' team leadership and chemistry after the season. "I thought I was making the right decision and this verified it," said Vallee of having her team work with PEAK Consulting of Tecumseh on a social network analysis. 2012 Global CEO Study. Overview For some time, businesses have been refining and optimizing their networks of suppliers and partners.
But something just as meaningful has been happening – the sudden convergence of the digital, social and mobile spheres – connecting customers, employees and partners in new ways to organizations and to each other. In speaking face-to-face with 1,709 CEOs, general managers and senior public sector leaders around the globe, leaders confirmed that our new connected era is changing how people engage.
How are CEOs responding to the complexity of increasingly interconnected organizations, markets, societies and governments? Our key findings center on: Empowering employees through values CEOs see greater organizational openness ahead. Videos: CEOs discuss their employee priorities Shared values driving key decisions. The Power Of Coordination. The ancient Chinese general Sun Tzu once wrote that “power comes from formation.” Fundamentally the way one creates power is by coordinating the pieces in a strategic formation.
Street art to takeover The Rocks, Sydney - Arts & Entertainment - Lifestyle - Fairfield Advance. General Assembly Incubator Takes in $4.25 Million. Arlene Weintraub9/7/11 General Assembly, a New York-based technology incubator, has raised $4.25 million, as announced today on the company’s blog by co-founder Brad Hargreaves. The funding round was led by Maveron, the Seattle-based firm co-founded by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, with participation from Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Yuri Milner, Tom Vander Ark, Alexis Ohanian, Hosain Rahman, and Alex Asseily. General Assembly opened in January in a 20,000 square-foot space that more closely resembles a college than a typical incubator. It was initially supported by organizations like Skype, Ideo, Silicon Valley Bank, and the New York City Economic Development Corp.
Google: Mobile, social, cloud changing the way we work. 3 February 2012Last updated at 00:05 By Sebastien Marotte VP, Google Enterprise, EMEA Mobile multi-tasking: Google believes that mobile technologies and the rise of the tablet is changing the way we work As part of our Future of Work series running throughout February, we asked some experts to give us their take on how the way we work is going to change. Google's Sebastien Marotte is responsible for leading sales teams across EMEA, developing business strategy and identifying new growth opportunities for Google Enterprise in the region. He joined Google from Oracle where he was senior vice president of technology for the Asia Pacific region. Prior to that, he spent 15 years in sales management at Hyperion Solutions, subsequently acquired by Oracle. Draw Diagrams Online using Collaborative Diagram Tools.
15 Free Tools for Web-based Collaboration. No man (or woman) is an island – and this statement can’t be any truer if you’re a designer or developer. Though paid/subscription services like Basecamp and Zimbra are great, individuals strapped for cash have a ton of alternatives that provide similar (if not better) features. In this article, you’ll find 15 free tools to help you facilitate remote/web-based collaboration.
Whether you need basic whiteboarding/brainstorming tools or fully-featured project management applications – you should be able to find a tool or two that’s worth checking out.