How fog computing is enabling augmented reality…#womenintech

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A nice read by Network World’s Jon Gold on how fog computing can advance augmented reality initiatives.

The article gives an interesting perspective on some of challenges that need to be addressed as augmented reality moves more and more into the mainstream.

It’s one of the first stories I’ve seen highlighting some of the security issues associated with the fast-moving augmented reality space.

The story features the work of Dr. Maria Gorlatova, a professor at Duke University.

I had the opportunity to hear Gorlatova speak when she was in New York City at a tech event in the spring of 2017, and then again in Santa Clara at Fog World Congress 2017.

Her innovative work in edge and fog computing is laying the groundwork for advancing a wide range of Industry 4.0 initiatives.

Read the full article here. – Russ DeVeau

#Womenintech and women in edge and fog computing

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For #InternationalWomensDay – and with fond memories of my days developing marketing programs at Hartford College for Women – it’s an honor to be working with some of the women in edge and fog computing who are driving digital transformation initiatives in markets around the world! – Russ DeVeau


Promoting future presidential candidates and President Obama’s tech guru

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Before #womenintech…Billie Jean King, Deborah Norville, Gloria Steinem…

Russ DeVeau at Hartford College for Women Gloria Steinem Debra Norville Bille Jean King Russell DeVeauBefore I was promoting women in technology #womenintech, I was working at Hartford College for Women (HCW) where I was promoting accomplished – and often groundbreaking – women who were leaders in a wide range of industries.

These pictures provide a glimpse of some of the notable women I had opportunity to cross paths with during my time developing marketing programs at HCW. The photo on top was taken on the HCW campus by E2 Photography – in fact, I was standing to the photographer’s left when this picture was taken – and features, from left to right, Sarah Brady, Faye Wattleton, Ellen Goodman, Eileen Kraus and Billie Jean King.

That image was used to help promote the first ever Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame exhibition that was installed by me and my team in the HCW art gallery in conjunction with the incredibly successful American Women in Focus event produced by the Connecticut Forum.

The bottom photo is a picture of a Hartford Courant press clipping of a story covering Gloria Steinem’s visit to Hartford as part of the HCW Women Connect educational and networking programs. I had an early role in producing Women Connect, working shoulder to shoulder with my pal Sandra Bursey, who at the time, was director of membership at The Hartford Club.

I’ve recently launched a blog to showcase some of the programs I managed during my time at HCW and to highlight some of the incredible women – and men – I met during those years. Check out my latest HCW posts here. – Russ DeVeau


Promoting future presidential candidates and President Obama’s tech guru

Java, women in technology and Hartford College for Women

Developer relations, developer programs and #womenintech

Russ DeVeau GCN developer coverage Russell DeVeauMy experience working with developers includes over ten years of managing proactive programs designed to build and expand developer communities, increase developer participation in global standards bodies, and showcase developers and applications in markets around the world.

This experience includes managing positioning for Java Verified and UTI in the mobile application quality industry; launching and managing the IDDYs, a global awards program designed to recognize developers in the digital identity sector; and managing communications for Liberty Interoperable, an international program focused on testing vendor products for interoperability of identity standards and protocols.

My proactive work with the Liberty Interoperable program includes five years of working with leading deployers of identity solutions such as the US GSA and governments around the world – as well as with top vendors in the identity sector such as HP, IBM, Microsoft, Ping Identity, Oracle, RSA Security, SAP and Siemens – to position and promote the program and vendor products in global markets.

I have a great deal of experience in producing and promoting workshops and educational events designed specifically for developers and covering a wide range of topics such as federated identity management, policy and governance, open source, service oriented architecture and web services. These events have received high marks for quality from developers around the world and have served as valuable content for client blogging and proactive social media activities.

I also have a lot of experience – and have enjoyed a lot of successes – placing developer and technology teams in panel presentations and speaking sessions at major industry events such as HP World, RSA Conference, SAP’s SAPHIRE, and Oracle World – as well as at regional and vertical-specific events such as AfricaCom, Digital Disruption, Cloud World Forum, Digital Identity World, HIMMS and Java One. I talk more about industry events in my What’s your favorite tech event? post.

Developers became an important part of the communications process right around the time when Sun Microsystems was aggressively promoting Java and IBM was promoting e-business. At that time many public relations teams at the global IT firms were moving fast to associate a face – usually a young man’s – to new Internet initiatives. Media trained developers frequently became that face.

I was on several of the teams that were promoting developers as spokespersons during the early e-business transformation years. While those spokespersons were mostly men at the time, it wasn’t too long before I was promoting women developers as spokespersons and the #womenintech movement had begun.

I’ll highlight some of the #womenintech I’ve had opportunity to promote during my career to date in future posts. – Russ DeVeau


Promoting future presidential candidates and President Obama’s tech guru

-Java, women in technology #womenintech and Hartford College for Women

Java, women in technology and Hartford College for Women

The year was 1999. I was managing customer reference programs for some of IBM’s Java initiatives and ghostwriting byline articles for a couple of IBM executives as part of a global campaign to position Java as ready for business.

Here’s an article I wrote that was published in THE Journal, a top-tier trade magazine focused largely on showcasing how technology can transform education and the education sector. Back then the magazine was distributed in print at a cost of 3.50 U.S. dollars per issue.

Java Solutions Expand Student Services at the University Level

The story explores how Java was being used by universities to update legacy computing systems to offer students new services and to conduct e-business, a term IBM and the team I was working with during those years did a fantastic job of branding.

I wrote this article for Pat Sueltz, who was an IBM General Manager at the time. She was a great spokesperson and one of the first women executives I crossed paths with at IBM.

I had recently left a marketing position at Hartford College for Women, where one of the programs I worked on recognized women in leadership positions. I was – and continue to be – sensitive to diversity and glass ceiling issues.

When I wrote this article in 1999, I appreciated the fact that IBM seemed to be extremely committed to moving women into leadership roles. – Russ DeVeau

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