Come Join us for a day event on celebrating women in computing (STEM). Our theme this year: Women Pioneering Innovation.
We have an amazing thought leaders speaker line up to share their expertise, speed networking, the Hunt workshop, career expo and many more.
We are giving away 10 tickets. If interested, then email us firstname.lastname@example.org by wednesday April 9th
Follow the conversation #NWrWIC @24Notion and @MsSonicFlare
Date: April 12, 2014
Location: DoubleTree, Portland, OR
1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, Oregon, 97232, USA
Time: 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
The 2014 International CES® opened on Tuesday as a record-breaking show with more than 3,200 exhibitors across its largest show floor ever. CES is produced by Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $208 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. Over 150,000 people attended from more than 150 countries, with 37,000+ international visitors.
What’s happening in the world of technology trends right now? We saw everything from Interconnected Home, 4K TVs, wearable tech, face recognition, smart watches, 3D printing, and amazing headphones to emerging global start-up communities.
#CES2014 Keynote Speakers: Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, Sony’s Kaz Hirai, Twitter’s Dick Costolo, and Publicis’ Maurice Levy Highlights
Marissa Mayer announced Yahoo’s new media sites and its newly-acquired Aviate- which helps organize apps in a mobile app management platform. The new generation of mobile advertising is here with Yahoo advertising. The Bottom Line: Yahoo is a mobile company looking into simplifying its business across all aspects to deliver original content directly to the consumer. Two big media names, David Pogue (who was hired last year) and Katie Couric, are involved heavily within Yahoo media columnist and upcoming video series engagements. “Yahoo is a technology company, their heart is in media” said Mayer. #yahooCES
Kazuo Hirai, CEO of Sony, has the “WOW” factor judging from the stellar timeline of what Sony has accomplished in the past decades. This year, Sony unveiled several phones, 4k TVs, wearable devices, and even a gaming console. Hirai discussed Sony’s successes and failures – very authentic and transparent things to share – and they came straight from the CEO. “Harnessing technology talent within Sony that drives better content and delivery” is how the company has “great storytelling at Sony Pictures,” said Hirai. He then invited up Michael Lynton of Sony Pictures and Vince Gilligan of Emmy Award-winning Breaking Bad to discuss content and the role new technology plays in consumer experiences. “Integrating the existing format with new technology is creating a new experience… whether it is in the world of entertainment, gaming or others” said CEO Hirai. #sonyCES
I tweeted up points from the Brand Matters keynote withTwitter CEO Dick Costolo and Publicis Groupe CEO Maurice Levy who kicked off the discussion at brand matters keynote at LVH.
Innovative, Cool Brands and Gadgets Show & Tell Part I (stay tuned for more coverage next week!)
LG, BMW i3, Babolat Playdriver, Panasonic, Sony, Polaroid, TDK, Skullcandy, Soul Electronics headphones, SMS audio, Afterbuzz TV, Audi, Mercedes Benz, Zagg, Toyota, Fitbug, Voxx, Verizon wireless, Cisco, Qualcomm and more!
Innovation & Cool, Trendy Gadgets (Part I)
Product & Trend Spotlights
The sleek BMW i3 is the car of the future, making all-electric driving possible in everyday life and running emissions-free on a lithium-ion battery. The built-in i Navigation helps you find your way and locates nearby charging stations, while the i Remote app keeps you connected while you’re away so that you’re always online.
Sony showcased its 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector prototype at CES, which is their newest installment in their Ultra HD home theater market. The projector is made to look like furniture, measures 43.3” x 10.4” x 21.1” and can cast images from about 20” alongside any wall. Images can be adjusted from 66” to 147” in size, and the Ultra Short Throw also supports internet, satellite, and services like Netflix and Sony’s Video Unlimited 4K.
This 34-cubic foot fridge is the latest in smart refrigerator technology, with all the bells and whistles that chefs could use like temperature controlled chef baskets and pans that can be taken straight from the fridge to the oven. The 4-door fridge even comes with an upgraded water dispenser on the door – regular or sparkling water!
Tennis players rejoice! The Babolat Play Pure Drive is the world’s first connected racquet that collects data on players’ game including shot power, technique, and ball impact location. The racquet sends this information straight to your smartphone and you can connect with a community of tennis players through the Babolat Play App.
The DJI Phantom 2 Vision is the first aerial photography and videography device with integrated mobile phone first-person-viewing (FPV) system developed specifically for consumers. The integration of a DJI quadcopter with a built-in 14-megapixel HD camera allows users to shoot professional quality aerial photos and videos, and integrated mobile phone and wi-fi capabilities allow you to view a real-time display on your mobile or easily share over social media.
Last year, celebrity brand ambassadors were huge. CES also had some big names acting as brand ambassadors this year, likeTim Tebow, Brendan Schaub, 50 Cent, and Maria Menounos! check out instagram
More coverage to come – stay tuned!
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In the last months, we have been hard at work to create a synergy through our Corporate Social Reponsibilities and our new effort at 24Notion and Girls In Tech. This summer we are partnering up with the U.S. Department of State in one of the amazing new initiative. News Release is here
“U.S. Department of State Empowering Girls in the Middle East and North Africa Through Technology”.
Come see our leader, Ivo lukas, Founder/CEO of 24Notion & Chief Innovation officer/Global Mentorship programs of Girls in Tech will be speaking on July 16th in Washington DC at the Microsoft HQ with other top women leaders in the technology/entrepreneurship arena about the value of Mentorship and how you could become the next generation leader(s). This event is a VIP/private exclusive event only.
If media/journalist/bloggers are interested in being invited, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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From June 25 – July 18, these tech-savvy teenagers from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, the Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, and Yemen will engage with their American counterparts in the classroom and the community, working on their technical development and leadership skills. They will participate in an iD TechCamp, an interactive technology and computer camp, at Towson University; meet with leading U.S. technology companies in Washington, DC, and New York, NY; and take part in community service activities. The TechGirls will be also be mentored by representatives from top technology companies, making important personal contacts and expanding their networks to compete equally in an often male-dominated field. The TechGirls Program is administered by Legacy International.
Working to ensure a diverse experience, the Department has teamed up with several private sector partners, including: 24Notion, ALIVE!, Inc., AT&T, Bully Pulpit Interactive, Code4Charity, the DC Digital Divas Dinner, DoSomething.org, Facebook, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Girls in Tech, Girls Who Code, Google, OhMyGov Inc., Precision Network, Relief International, TechChange, Women Innovate Mobile, Yahoo!, and Verizon Communications. The State Department is also pleased to collaborate with the White House, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA), and the Federal Communications Commission for the TechGirls program.
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced today that 27 TechGirlsfrom eight Middle Eastern countries and the Palestinian Territories will arrive in Washington DC on June 25 for a three-week exchange. TechGirls provides girls from the Middle East and North Africa with the knowledge and resources to pursue higher education and careers in technology. This program builds on the U.S. global commitment to advance the rights of women and girls around the world.
On March 8, 2013 is the International Women’s day, 24Notion’s own CEO Ivo Lukas hosted a virtual summit by Global Tech Women with Dawn Armstrong, the Mentorship Director of Girls in Tech in Los Angeles. The topic was about the huge need for mentorship of the upcoming generations of girls in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Since these industries are largely comprised of men, it is vital that women with experience in these fields help other women with technical skills and how to be successful. This is a great opportunity to promote greater equality in STEM fields, and also a huge advantage for both the mentees as well as mentors.
At 24Notion, we love media and technology, and what’s great about the rise in technology is the convenience and accessibility that has emerged for mentoring channels. E-mentoring has already been successfully used in education and has become a prominent practice among businessmen, especially entrepreneurs. Mentorship is becoming so popular in business that this Forbes post suggests that one should have multiple mentors with different specializations to get a wide range of benefits. Mentorship is on the rise today, and it will only continue to grow.
Ivo and Dawn explain that if you’re mentoring someone (or being mentored by someone), you are “making contacts that are going to serve you and you are going to serve them for years and years to come.” These relationships are not just for a mentee’s professional development, but for the collaboration that comes out of these connections. 24Notion thrives on connections since we know it’s the way to reach audiences and achieve strategic goals. Our goals are to make a difference, and mentoring is a perfect way to do it. This is an opportunity to give back and learn something new at the same time! Mentorship can make a difference in your personal networks, creativity, and innovation. Find people who you look up to as well as who look up to you, and start those relationships.
Check out the entire virtual summit with Ivo and Dawn below. For more information about 24Notion’s focus on mentoring, email info@24Notion.tv.
Check out video of Virtual Summit
Ivo Lukas, 24Notion’s CEO/Founder, was sought out by ASU/STEM/WISE leaders for an exclusive interview opportunity with ambitious, technology-minded high school girls. With a mission of supporting and understanding how women entrepreneurs/STEM leaders can make it to the top and then providing mentorship for young girls who want to follow those leaders’ footsteps, Lukas was a natural candidate to be interviewed. Our trusted leader at 24Notion jumped at the opportunity to reach out to young girls and reminisce on her journey from being a math-savvy high school student to top female STEM entrepreneur.
Dr. Robyn McKay, professor and mentor of a group of motivated, STEM/WISE-minded high school girls, acted as moderator extraordinaire during a casual question and answer interview style with Lukas. The questions were created and presented by fifteen high school girls, who were participating in a daylong career fair, STEM workshop, and day-in-the-life conference, and each one were fun, personal and focused on advice and personal experiences. The virtual and online interview was conducted over Skype video conference call – a fitting medium for a STEM-based discussion – and was then featured in Dr. Robyn McKay’s article, “3 Strategies for Increasing Self-Worth, Net Worth: Women in STEM” and made into a podcast, where you can listen here.
We picked the best take-aways from the interview and drafted a list of Ivo Lukas’ top advice in leaving your stamp in the STEM/WISE world. Below, you will find fundamental lessons and personal experiences from Lukas herself. For more helpful words of wisdom, listen to the whole podcast.
1. Personal strengths – creative, innovative, and math-minded. Even in High School she worked hard to make the things that she enjoyed her strengths and then utilize them in the technology world.
2. What makes a good mentor – a good mentor breaks you out of your comfort zone. There will always be people around to comfort you (i.e. parents, teachers, siblings) but a good mentor is one that encourages you to keep improving and pushes you to new experiences.
3. Vision for the future – keep pushing the envelope. Lukas plans on keep building 24Notion, the business she built from the ground up, and taking on new challenges with the company. She also plans on mentoring more with women and girls in STEM careers and donating her time and skills to philanthropic endeavors. Proving she is a women of her word, Lukas has already kick started the Girls in Tech Mentoring Program (GITm) and has been a huge player in the continuing development of Girls in Tech, a non-profit social enterprise committed to engaging, educating, and empowering like-minded women to enter technology fields with confidence and a capacity for success. Check out more about Girls in Tech and the mentorship program and stay ahead of the loop with Lukas’ Huffpost article on the next generation’s leaders in STEM.
4. Biggest challenge/achievement – 24Notion. She started the company by its bootstraps and has been able to gain the funding needed to become a full global integrative creative marketing and lifestyle agency with a list of impressive clients. She remembers when people told her that she was crazy for not only starting a business, but also giving so much back to philanthropic efforts. 24Notion has been ranked as #23 by Portland Business Journal on their list of most philanthropic companies, which shows that staying to your core values and listening to your own instincts is always important.
5. What did you want to be in high school — Everything. Lukas disclosed that she dreamed of being a mathematician, scientist, flight attendant, CIA agent, and the list goes on. Even with so many passions and work ambitions, everything that Lukas wanted to do came down to technology, creativity and art.
To hear more from Ivo Lukas, check her out at @MsSonicFlare
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It was a busy week of panels, tweets, and excitement for 24Notion and CEO Ivo Lukas last week. From the east coast to the west coast, 24Notion was making their presence known in the Sizzling Miami Tweet up in the beautiful Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami and the Girls in Tech Career Expo in the foggy city of San Francisco.
In Miami, 24Notion started the week off right as a sponsor of the hottest celebration of social gathering and social media. And it was not only Miami residents that joined in the fun – the #SizzlingMiamiTweetUp went virtual with tweets, statuses, and posts from all over the nation. Check out the conversation here. Keep your eyes open for some of the influential leaders that flocked to the sunny city to support the night of tweet up:
As if that was not enough, 24notion’s trusted leader, Ivo Lukas, took a quick jump across our grand nation and ended up in San Francisco, as a feature for the Girls in Tech Panel Discussion on Landing the Perfect Job – and Keeping it. The panel discussion included females who have longed proved that they know what they are doing in the career world. Lukas and Girls in Tech were joined with leaders in Microsoft, Facebook and Anita Borg Institute.
The event hosted 350 eager attendees who gained ‘how tos’ on writing a resume, social networking, and maneuvering in the technology field sector. The event also touched based on some common interview mishaps and inspired women of all ages that their qualities and skills can land them the perfect job with a few helpful tips.
Lukas was honored to be a part of such a crucial and influential panel discussion – proud that Girls in Tech are taking the steps needed to begin to close the gender gap that reigns in STEM careers.
In the end, 24Notion’s bicoastal adventures were a huge success — receiving lots of love from both coasts. Check back soon to see what is thrown our way next. One thing is for sure — it does not look like we are slowing down!
We hope you all had a happy and sunny fourth with lots of food, family, and fun.
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Come to Innotech this year on May 3rd, 2012: Women Tech Panel and Speed Mentoring Forum Presented by ViaWest & Software Association of Oregon Women in IT Forum sponsored by Integra Telecom and Girls in Tech
Only open to the first 50 registered women attendees, this is your opportunity to sit 1 on 1 with 3 different female executives within the technology industry. Please register at www.innotechoregon.com and select Women in IT Forum. ***Registration includes ALL InnoTech programs, the Why Oregon Keynote luncheon and Women in IT Forum. (This pass does NOT include the eMarketing or NW Security Summit luncheons.)
After joining us for the Why Oregon? keynote luncheon
11:30am-1:00pm don’t miss: The Current and Future State of Women in IT
Congrats to our Girls in Tech leaders/members who will participate on the GITPDX speed Mentoring session: Ivo Lukas, Karen Eichelberger, Corinna Kruczynski, Rosina Zevallos, Sarena regazonni and Robin Segerdahl
3:45pm – 4:30pm Happy 45 minute reception & networking – Inside Exhibit Hall E
Girls in Tech discount available – Use Discount Code WTECH30 for the $30 price ($47 value). Price include all of InnoTech, Keynote Luncheon, Women in IT Event and reception. www.innotechoregon.com click Women in IT during registration
Be sure to come to our booth to learn more about Girls in Tech and Girls in Tech Mentorship Programs(GITm); Be sure to be a fan on our group GITPDX
Five federal agencies have launched a new $200M fund for big data projects. Big Data has been the hottest topic in the last years! The explosion of data to capture and analyze is just simply to massive. Turning disruption on the “big data” world into an opportunity would be key in successful and efficient findings on gathering the information. Check out our work for Adobe! Big Data/Big Opportunity- a snapshot of our digital motion graphics/data visualizations & Social content engagement for Adobe