to Jun 6

CEMC Innovation Summit, Laguna Beach, CA

Looking forward to another innovation summit by the Commercial Equipment Marketplace Council in sunny Laguna Beach, CA. This is a gathering of forward-thinking people who are not afraid to challenge the status quo approach to commercial equipment finance. The thing I enjoy most about this event is the diversity of thought. 

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Judging for the TechnovationMN Appapaloosa Competition, Minneapolis, MN

It was an honor to judge five junior teams competing in the annual TechnovationMN Appapaloosa competition. 

Girls aged 10 - 14 go through a 12-week program with volunteer mentors to learn the entire lifecycle for building mobile applications to help solve problems in their communities.

In this fantastic program, girls learn important skills such as:

  • Using design thinking to identify a problem in the community and brainstorm possible solutions
  • Performing market research
  • Designing, coding, and testing a mobile application
  • Planning and delivering a demonstration of the mobile application
  • Planning a presentation and pitching the mobile application via video and live in front of a 4-member judging panel during the competition.

Such an exciting program to encourage girls to develop an interest in pursuing STEM, I would definitely participate again.

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to Jun 14

CEMC Innovation Summit, Laguna Beach, CA

Looking forward to insightful round table discussions, new ideas, and new connections at the CEMC Innovation Summit.  At this event, I will be moderating a panel on “Man and Machine Learning” featuring
Christine Robson, PhD, Head of Product for Machine Learning at Google
Dr. Venkat Srinivasan, Founder and Chief Digital Officer of Rage Frameworks
Justin B. Dickerson, PhD, MBA, PStat, General Manager at Data Robot

CEMC is a community of corporate practitioners in equipment financing. Its charter is to create a forum in which industry executives can get the insight, interaction, and information they need to make good business decisions. Established in 2016, CEMC provides capital providers, online equipment sellers and equipment industry leaders and practitioners with educational seminars, benchmarking surveys, group workshops, an annual Summit and retreat, white paper by expert faculty, a professional networking web site, and regional working groups.

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to Feb 7

2017 Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation - Industry Future Council

Facilitating a two day Industry Future Council workshop for the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation. This workshop explores the impacts of exponential technology, market, political, and societal trends on the future of the equipment leasing and finance industry with a cross section of industry executives. 

Look for the 2017 Industry Future Council Report to be published by the foundation in March.

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