Category Archive: Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association

May 24

@techLatino Applauds Apple on Naming Denise Young Smith VP of Diversity and Inclusion

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Apple has appointed Denise Young Smith as its first-ever VP of diversity and inclusion, 9 to 5 Mac first reported. TechCrunch and @techlatino has since confirmed that Smith officially started in this role yesterday. Smith previously served as head of worldwide human resources at Apple for three years, and has been involved in diversity programs at Apple …

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May 23

The Untapped Hispanic Market: Hispanic-Owned Businesses

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By now, many marketers have heard of the tremendous opportunities the United States. Hispanic consumer represents in terms of numbers and purchasing power. However, in the age of hyper-segmentation and targeting, Millennials and bi-cultural Hispanics have risen to the top of marketer’s go-to Hispanic sub-segments. While most companies focus on this target, there is an …

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May 23

@techlatino Guest Blogger: Howard Tullman: We Have Reached Peak Apps


Spare us your “killer apps.” We don’t need any more. What we do need is an app that kills all the underutilized or just plain useless apps that are taking up space on our phones. I’m good. No mas. In fact, I’m up to here in unused apps and mystery buttons that, at best, are …

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May 22

A Peek into The Near Future of Healthcare


Last month, attendees at The Near Future in Washington, D.C. were treated to talks from world-renowned technology, innovation, and business experts who presented on how technologies of the future will one day change how we live, learn, work, and play. They brought on stage the latest in virtual reality, augmented reality, holograms and artificial intelligence …

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May 10

Smart Cities: Civic Tech Innovation and The Internet of Things.


Government technology practitioners from various cities and countries gathered last week to discuss the future of “smart cities” and the “Internet of Things” at the Smart Cities NYC conference that took place at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. One panel was moderated by Jeff Merritt, Director of Innovation for the City of New York and a go-to person …

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Apr 23

A Solution to the H-1B Visa Mess that Tech Companies Hate.


President Trump signed an executive order this week that directs federal agencies to implement a “Buy American, Hire American” strategy and to reform the much maligned H-1B visa. No doubt, lobbyists and congressional staffers are working overtime to develop an even more complex visa system that will be riddled with new loopholes. It will benefit large corporations …

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Apr 17

TechLatino Guest Blogger Kevin Delaney: To Foil Cybercriminals, use “White Hat” Hackers to Find Security Weaknesses


Cybercriminals are brilliant, relentless and ruthless. So how can organizations hope to fight them? One way is to hire people just like them. “I’ve always enjoyed thinking like a criminal,” said Casey Ellis, CEO of Bugcrowd, a company that crowd sources ethical, “white hat” hackers. “Certain types of ingenuity, creativity, even the entrepreneurial element, I’ve …

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Mar 29

ETL Summit – A Salute to Excellence in Georgia


TechLatino Honoring 15 Latina Leaders in Tech, Government and Business at their13th Annual Emerging Tech Leadership Summit April 25 – 26, 2017. To mark the organization’s 20th anniversary, TechLatino: National Association of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology is kicking off their 13th Annual Emerging Tech Leadership Summit in Atlanta, Ga.  This year’s theme, A Salute …

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Mar 02

Wal-Mart Raises the Stakes in E-commerce Arms Race With Amazon


And the company is making management changes to reflect its new focus on online shoppers. If Wal-Mart stands any chance of going head to head with Amazon, it’ll have to use its physical store locations to its advantage. To that end, the company is streamlining its management team to align its e-commerce and brick-and-mortar operations. The retailer will …

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Feb 27

Ajit Pai, FCC chairman: “We Don’t Expect to Review AT&T-Time Warner”


New Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Monday that the commission likely won’t take a look at the proposed $85.4-billion merger between AT&T (NYSE: T) and Time Warner, Inc. (NYSE: TWX). Speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Pai said that the fact AT&T isn’t planning to transfer over any of Time Warner’s FCC licenses means the commission likely …

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