Home, Smart, Home: Bumping Up Your House’s IQ
While we don’t yet have Rosie the Robot from The Jetsons cleaning up our homes in 2017, we do have washing machines that will text us when the load is done, LED lights that will turn off when we leave the room, a smart thermostat that will know if someone is home or not, and a water sensor that will alert us to a leak in your basement. Whether it’s to save you money, automate your home, or give you greater control (even when you’re not at home), this presentation walks us through today’s smart homes – be it through Wi-Fi-enabled video cameras, Bluetooth door locks, voice-enabled smart home assistants, and even the latest in “pet tech.”
Tech tools to keep you on your game
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the ever-changing world of technology? You’re not alone. By translating “geek speak into street speak,” renowned tech expert Marc Saltzman will help you understand, and embrace, the top tech trends when it comes to remaining productive and competitive today – including the latest in mobile devices, free apps, the “cloud,” and more. Discovering how to get more done in less time, regardless of the industry you’re in, in this informal but informative and motivational talk.
Top 10 future tech trends worth getting excited about
Be prepared to be blown away at the future, when TV and radio personality Marc Saltzman takes you on a journey into tech trends of tomorrow. After a short primer on what’s trending today — including wearables, smart homes, and virtual and augmented reality — this visually rich presentation will no doubt inspire attendees about what’s to come, as we explore domestic robots, self-driving cars, next-generation 3-D printing, “Internet of Things,” delivery drones, and much more.
Top 10 reasons why your business needs to be on social media
While Canadians as a whole are one of the most passionate users of social media, it’s mostly limited to personal use. But today’s popular platforms – like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – can in fact help empower small and medium-sized businesses by competing on an even playing field with their biggest competitors. Learn the top 10 reasons why it’s critical today’s businesses need to be on social media, including many examples of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to customer engagement, brand awareness and calls to action.
EdTech and STEM: Be in the Tech-Know
We’re now well into the 21st century – and while the world has changed, why hasn’t our education system? Are you connecting with today’s youth? Are you embracing the tools they’ve grown reliant on to help engage with them? Are you helping to prepare them for a successful career? Renowned tech expert Marc Saltzman will help you wrap your head around today’s top tech trends among students – including mobile devices, wearables, apps, gaming, social media, and more – and where we’re going in the near future. This talk will also suggest a stronger in-classroom and extracurricular focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).
Tech does retail
Technology is transforming virtually every industry, and retail is no exception. This visually engaging chat talks about the major shirt in offline and online shopping – and what retailers and brands need to know about how, when and where Canadians will consume their products and services going forward. Providing a lot of breadth over depth, Marc can discuss the intersection of technology and commerce – today and tomorrow – ranging from online/mobile shopping and peer-to-peer marketplaces to mobile payments and wearables to omni-channel retailing and apps to social media and iBeacons to augmented/virtual reality experiences and smart