Articles By 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

Smart watches: It’s time to be picky!

Smart watches have become more than just a way to tell time as the Apple watch and Fit Bit are becoming increasingly popular. I have had my share of experiences with smart watches - some

Published on: June 6th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Will these 5 CES gadgets still exist in a year?

I'd like to highlight some of the startups I saw at CES 2016 and the products they had on display. As there were hundreds of startup gadgets present, the items I chose were the

Published on: January 27th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Canadian global app wins big at CES

At the Consumer Electronics Show Mobile App Showdown event, iHeartLocal, an app that's about building relationships with the places that we frequent and refer to our friends and family, won big! It won

Published on: January 22nd, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

CES 2016: the good, the nice, the useful and the odd

Greetings from Las Vegas! CES is in full swing, with many press conferences and attendees. The Samsung press conference attendees lined up two hours in advance of the event with thousands of media representatives covering

Published on: January 8th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

First peek from the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

Greetings from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas where there are over 3,500 exhibitors and over 170,000 attendees! The show is big -- it brings in $210M to Las Vegas' economy. The

Published on: January 6th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

What Pure Storage, Juniper Networks and Deutsche Bank look for in a job interview

As the over 12,000 women who attended the Grace Hopper Conference in Houston already know, it is recognized as the "place to be" to find internships or new jobs for students and recent graduates.

Published on: November 2nd, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Managing (too many) passwords

I'm sure most of you are facing the challenges of remembering and storing your passwords to the various apps, bank cards and such. Each password is very secure with upper and lower case

Published on: September 16th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

“Will knowledge become obsolete?” asks Ken Jennings from Jeopardy

I attended the mLearning conference (mlearncon) last week in Austin, an interesting conference in the over 35°C heat and over-air conditioned (19°C) meeting rooms. What is m-learning you ask? It is learning through

Published on: June 16th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

How the Cheesecake Factory trains its staff with ‘bite-sized learning’

At the Learning Solutions conference in Orlando last month, I heard many of the vendors and speakers talk about bite-sized learning. What is it? Just as its name implies, it consists of learning

Published on: April 15th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Why Michael Furdyk is using m-learning to connect with youth about Canadian identity

Recently I attended the Learning Solutions conference in Orlando, where along with 500 plus attendees, I learned more about mobile learning, or m-learning. What is mobile learning? It is learning based on short

Published on: April 13th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie