Articles By 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

Switching from iPad to ‘more productive’ Windows 8 tablet has its ups and downs

OK, I caved. I finally bought a Toshiba tablet running Windows 8. I'm a long time iPad user and resisted buying a different tablet. What finally convinced me is the ability to connect a

Published on: April 7th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

A CIO at CES: The weird, the wacky, the wonderful – final gadget roundup

This is my last report from Consumer Electronics Show and while you may not have read my previous blogs, I'm sure you have read about the Consumer Electronics Show that just closed. It

Published on: January 13th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Belts, buckles, and business cards: sensors are in everything at CES 2015

Smart objects was a big theme at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Taken literally, the smart refers to a trend of objects that would not normally be outfitted with electronics suddenly

Published on: January 13th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

A CIO at CES: the Weird and the Wonderful

Greetings from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that opened today to 160,000 attendees, 3500 vendors and 6000 media. Let me state at the start of this blog, I like technology gadgets

Published on: January 8th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

A CIO at CES: 5 most intriguing products from CES Unveiled

Hello from the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where I attended the CES Unveiled event set out solely for the press. There were about 100 vendors exhibiting their products for about

Published on: January 7th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Pebble gives Timex Move x20 a lickin’ in smart watch comparison

As a Pebble watch user, I'm appreciative of watches that do more than show the time and date. The Pebble alerts me to incoming phone calls and text messages from my iPhone. It

Published on: January 2nd, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

How one woman answered Nadella on asking for a raise

Now the media frenzy has somewhat subsided over Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's comments at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, let me try to put it all in perspective. I

Published on: October 20th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Over 8,000 women in technology sharing and learning

Greetings from the Anita Borge Institute's Grace Hopper Conference, also known as Celebration of Women in Computing. For all those who are too young to remember who Grace Hopper was, she was an

Published on: October 16th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Gartner shares golden rule of ‘digital humanism’

Yes, it's time for the annual Gartner Symposium for 8,500 senior IT executives, including over 3,000 CIOs. The symposium, an annual event that takes place at the Orlando Disney hotels, is in one

Published on: October 9th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie