7 Must-See Talks and Experiences at SXSW 2019

7 Must-See Talks and Experiences at SXSW 2019

As another SXSW Interactive quickly approaches, Mission Data’s team has curated a collection of the panels, talks, and experiences that are piquing our interest this year. With themes focused on artificial intelligence, mixed reality, Internet of Things, blockchain, food, cannabis, and workforce—just to name a few—this year’s tech mecca looks to be another educational and invigorating conference.

4 Key Takeaways from Groceryshop 2018

4 Key Takeaways from Groceryshop 2018

Last month, the grocery and CPG industries came together in Las Vegas for Groceryshop, a spinoff of the Shoptalk retail conference. Content focused on the intersection of food retail and tech, with buzzworthy sessions diving into robotics, personalization, and in-store experience. One clear takeaway from the event was that when it comes to adopting new technologies, the $650 billion grocery industry is rapidly playing catch-up.

The Store of the Future: Hype vs. Reality

The Store of the Future: Hype vs. Reality

The headlines filter into our inboxes daily: “Blockchain Will Save Retail.” “Why You Desperately Need to Hire a Data Scientist.” “Brick-and-mortar is Dead!”

To cut through the noise and hear which digital solutions operators are actually investing in and planning to investigate, Mission Data recently hosted an Innovation Forum at FSTEC 2018 titled “Store of the Future: Beyond the Hype.”

Conference Recap: IEEE LANMAN

Conference Recap: IEEE LANMAN

I recently had the opportunity to attend a research conference focused on projects related to computer networking, the IEEE LANMAN conference hosted at George Washington University. Researchers travelled from all over the world to showcase their projects, resulting in a three-day experience comprised of six speaker sessions, a panel, and a demo/poster session. I was particularly drawn to speaker sessions that shared new research in the field of the Internet of Things (IoT), given how much work we do with IoT at Mission Data.

A Designer Goes to SpeechTEK

A Designer Goes to SpeechTEK

I recently attended the SpeechTEK conference for the first time in Washington, D.C., an event focused on deploying speech-based solutions for business applications. I went to the event with Stu Gavurin, Mission Data CEO, who had attended previously, but for me, SpeechTEK stood out from other conferences in several ways. I attended because I wanted to have a broader understanding of the voice world beyond building consumer-facing skills for Amazon’s Alexa. I do think I achieved my goal, but it took some work.

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