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Posts:March 2017

When the Grid Goes Down: Major Utilities Must Begin Communications Preparedness

by James Peters and James Donnelly | March 30, 2017

Over the past month many news stories have appeared about the current power grid and its susceptibility to interruption by both attacks and natural causes. While the industry has been monitoring and dealing with weather-related outages for decades, only more recently have policy makers and regulators taken a more focused interest on the viability of […]

Full-Court Press: VR for Sports Fans Needs a New Narrative

by Chip Scarinzi | March 29, 2017

I stepped into the batter’s box at Yankee Stadium with shaky hands and weak knees. Waving the bat above my shoulder, I tried to look the part while Masahiro Tanaka stared down his catcher for the sign. Would he try to blow me away with a mid-90’s fastball? Buckle my knees with a slider? If […]

Navigating the Language of Diversity and Inclusion

by Tom Barritt | March 28, 2017

The story of diversity and inclusion is a people story – a story directed to, and about people with, identities, hopes, desires and dreams. It is also a story of language and aspirational ideas. So, how do we communicate the complex concepts of personal identity, unity, fairness and respect? What kind of place do we […]

SXSW 2017: Rebooting Your Heart-Drive

by Bill Reihl | March 24, 2017

SXSW is well-known as the launchpad for many technology start-ups like Twitter, FourSquare and Meerkat. While there are fewer breakout launches these days, the tech talk was still abundant with panel after panel diving deep on AI, VR, AR and an entire alphabet soup of acronyms changing the media, communications and computing landscape. One thing […]

A Seismic Shift in Our Eating Behavior

by Gur Tsabar and Amber Wilson | March 23, 2017

Remember the food pyramid from health class? It wasn’t that long ago that a meal was considered incomplete if portions of meat, dairy and other animal-based proteins were not included as part of the occasion. Nor was it that long ago when diets, like vegetarian and vegan, resided almost exclusively on the fringe. Today we […]

Weighing in on World Water Day

by Jonathan Younger | March 21, 2017

Tomorrow is World Water Day: a palatable call-to-action to protect Earth’s most precious resource. Think about how many times today you have turned on a faucet for water – for taking a shower, brushing your teeth, cooking your food, making a cup of tea or re-hydrating after a workout. It’s so fundamental to our well-being […]