GDC 2014

So when I look at most corporate events, I do so through a very different set of lenses than most attendees. I’m typically looking at booth layouts, technologies used to present and promote new products, and anything new and cool — with little regard for the actual reasons for the conference. This year is a little […]

Head of the Order

Recently as a side project I built a tech demo of a gestural combat game called Head of the Order. It ended up winning first place in Intel’s Perceptual Computing Challenge. Head of the Order is a tournament style fighting game where users get to play as wizards and other magical beings while using hand […]

EventTech 2013

EventMarketer EventTech 2013 took place at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, and it was my first time attending any Event Marketer event. I had the opportunity to attend a number of different sessions, as well as speak. The topic I spoke about was: “Analyze, Synthesize, Maximize: Measuring Digital Experiences”. Data and Analytics have always been a focus of […]

Digital Playbook

Late last night I received George P. Johnson and partners’ Digital Playbook. At first glance, it seemed like it had missed a few key elements. This morning our exec team reviewed the playbook in depth at our weekly process meeting and it proved to be a more interesting document than I had initially thought. There are some […]

Eyeo 2013

After Eyeo Festival 2013, it’s a little hard to describe exactly how I feel. I’m full of hope and inspiration from all the amazing people I saw in person or that I watched present. I was pleasantly surprised that despite the weather, Minneapolis is a shiny beacon of awesome in the upper Midwest. I’m also […]

Future of CES

CES, where is this show going? I just attended my 15th CES in the last 18 years, and thought I’d share some of my thoughts. In wandering the show floors at various events over the course of the year, I like to judge an event’s health by looking for a few things. First, innovation. Innovation comes […]