Articles By Catherine Aczel Boivie

How to retain IT staff (and non-IT staff)

Hint: Money is not always the answer. At two recent conferences I participated in panels addressing the issue of how to retain IT staff. It is obviously a hot and relevant topic. All

Published on: August 14th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Big data never forgets!

Remember when a small mistake you made early in your life could be forgotten with the passage of time? No longer! Big data remembers it all. Time was if you had a minor

Published on: July 31st, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Innovative recruitment strategies and other insights from this year’s CIO Move conference

I recently attended an interesting conference in Spain called CIO Move, which gathered a selection of CIOs from countries such as Brazil, Tunisia, Germany, Netherlands, Hong Kong, USA, Togo, and many others. The

Published on: June 26th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

It takes a (networked) village to make women successful

At the 23rd annual Women in Technology International (WITI) conference, held the week of June 11 in San Jose, no one stood alone. In the opening keynote, the audience was told that if

Published on: June 22nd, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Does the Internet of Things lead to the Hack of All Things?

Knowing a bit about technology, passwords and security, I assumed my electronic devices are pretty safe from hacking. After attending the Conference Board of Canada's conference on cyber security last week, I'm no

Published on: March 10th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

The last dispatch from CES 2017

CES 2017 was the show where almost every product was labeled "intelligent" or "smart," and all had AI (Artificial Intelligent) enabled features. Here are some examples where AI seems to be used like

Published on: January 24th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Introducing CES 2017’s star: Alexa

As I mentioned in my first blog, one of the trends to watch according to Shawn DuBravac, chief economist of the Consumer Technology Association, is the increasing use of voice user interface (VUI).

Published on: January 19th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

CES 2017: Technology at its best?

The keynote speaker at this year's Consumer Electronics Show was inspirational, albeit having the CEO of a cruise line as a speaker at a technology conference is unusual. Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines wanted

Published on: January 13th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Consumer Electronics Show: 50 years of unveiling ground-breaking technology

The Consumer Electronics Show is on again in Las Vegas for its 50th anniversary. The organizers have re-branded it as CES and media reviewers were asked not to refer it by "Consumer Electronics Show"

Published on: January 9th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Can Samsung rebuild its reputation after the demise of the Note 7?

A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting on the plane waiting to take off when the lady in the middle seat noticed that the gentleman in the aisle seat was reading his

Published on: November 22nd, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Celebrating women in tech at the 2016 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Imagine 15,000 women involved with technology all in one place. That is what happened in Houston a couple of weeks ago at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The event is

Published on: November 17th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Smart watches: It’s time to be picky (part three)

Yes, all good things must come to an end! This is the last of my three part series on smart watches. As mentioned in my previous blogs, I have selected three smart watches

Published on: July 28th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

The driver vs. the car: Who’s really in control?

By now most people have heard about the death of Joshua D. Brown of Canton, Ohio, the driver of a Tesla Model S, while his car was in the “autopilot” mode. The newspapers

Published on: July 15th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Smart watches: It’s time to be picky (part two)

As I mentioned in my previous blog, I have selected three smart watches to review. These were the Timex Move x20, Garmin Vivosmart, and the Polar A360. I planned to assess each watch

Published on: July 11th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Saying you’re sorry won’t get you ahead, advisor tells women

At last week’s Women in Technology conference  (WITI) in San Jose the keynote speaker admonished women for saying "sorry" so often. Wendy Wallbridge, a strategic and intuitive advisor to Fortune 100 leaders and

Published on: June 21st, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie