Articles By Catherine Aczel Boivie

Managing Staff Working from Home – Phase 2, The Basics Are Covered, so What’s Next?

So you are over the first phase of managing the Work From Home (WFH) initiative for your employees. This was done in crisis mode with little preparation just to meet the short term

Published on: May 7th, 2020 Catherine Aczel Boivie

CES 2020: Some of the more useful gadgets

This is my last CES blog which describes some of the products that I would use. Keymitt ( will retrofit your door lock to make it controllable from your smartphone.  By turning on auto-lock/unlock feature,

Published on: April 15th, 2020 Catherine Aczel Boivie

CES 2020: Six products where you may ask: Is this a good use of technology?

There were over 4000 booths displaying different technology products at CES 2020. I only saw about a 100 which were located mainly Eureka Park area where new innovative products were displayed. The next

Published on: January 14th, 2020 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Unveiling CES 2020

And here we are again, in Las Vegas at the CES 2020 that has grown to over 170,000 attendees and over 4300 exhibitors at 11 venues. Two days prior to the official CES launch

Published on: January 10th, 2020 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Quibi Announcement at CES 2020 – Not just another streaming service

I have decided to stray from my usual reviews of unusual offerings at CES that the main media does not report on. Why the change?  Meg Whitman, CEO and Jeffrey Katzenburg, founder and chair

Published on: January 9th, 2020 Catherine Aczel Boivie

26,000 Attendees at the Celebration of Women in Technology Conference Support the goal of 50/50 Gender Equity in Technology by 2025!

The 25th Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Computing (GHC) was held in Orlando beginning October. As a regular participant at this women-focused gathering over the past 5 years, the growth of the

Published on: January 6th, 2020 Catherine Aczel Boivie

AI projects: Hype or Reality?

  Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects have become a buzzword catch-all phrase to encompass more a technology trend as opposed to the actual technology. This is not new. I did my PhD over 20

Published on: November 7th, 2019 Catherine Aczel Boivie

WITI: A conference for women with a few men

Why do we need women only conferences? I often hear  that question when I talk about female focussed conferences, followed by ... are women interested in different topics than men? Are women further isolating themselves

Published on: July 18th, 2019 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Buy Bitcoin now and 9 other ways to prepare for cyber attack

Many governing boards over the past year have had presentations and discussions about cyber security but most look at it as an unlikely event. However, it is no longer the case of whether

Published on: March 25th, 2019 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Using Princes Cruises new Medallion a voyage in customer-driven IoT projects

Last February I took a Caribbean cruise with Princess Cruises aboard the Regal Princess, a vessel newly upgraded to support Medallion Internet of Things devices. I first wrote about this technology referring to

Published on: March 21st, 2019 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Final thoughts from CES 2019

For my last blog from CES, I am starting with a product that caused the quite the stir at CES. Then I will focus on a product for pet lovers and finally three

Published on: January 16th, 2019 Catherine Aczel Boivie

More weird and wonderful products from CES 2019

This report from CES 2019 looks at the wonderful and sometimes quirky products offered this year. (All prices cited are USD.) the "eternal notebook." The paper is waterproof and non-tearable, notes can be

Published on: January 11th, 2019 Catherine Aczel Boivie

CES 2019: Two devices to watch for

Usually, I describe up to 5 different unusual items in my CES blogs, but there were two items that impressed me while walking around CES that deserve more attention and detail.  The first

Published on: January 11th, 2019 Catherine Aczel Boivie

CES 2019 Unveiled

Greetings from CES 2019! With over 180,000 attendees expected and more than 4,500 vendors, one thing for sure, it is larger and anticipates more attendees than last year. The first event for the

Published on: January 9th, 2019 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Catherine Boivie: Apple or Samsung, that’s the question – and iPhone X is the answer! (part 3)

This is the concluding blog on my question of which company's device I should adopt: Apple or Samsung? I am a longtime iPhone user, and wouldn't have considered switching if it weren't for

Published on: September 4th, 2018 Catherine Aczel Boivie