Mobile Trends at Mobile Twin Cities

This week it was awesome to speak at Mobile Twin Cities on the topic of “Mobile Trends.”

We mixed up the format a bit. I presented trend information and examples on the topics of Mobile Adoption, Technology Innovation, IoT and Smarthomes, Algorithms and Culture, and Privacy, Ethics and Safety.

At the end of each section, three super smart developers from Buzzfeed — Paul Marino, Sebastian Celis, and Dan Tann — talked about their insights and implications of developing for these platforms.

We had a fantastic conversation and involved everyone in the room. We could have talked all night!

Big thanks to Buzzfeed General Manager Phil Wilson for his stellar organization and insight in pulling together this panel!

You can get notified about upcoming Mobile Twin Cities events by joining their Meetup group. Highly recommended!!

And you’re interested in chatting about this subject and looking through the research I’ve pulled together, hit me up!

Smartwatches: Past, Present and Future – my presentation at Mobile Twin Cities


On the eve of Apple’s iPhone 6 and POTENTIAL smartwatch introduction, I was invited to share a presentation and lead a discussion about smartwatches with the intelligentsia of Mobile Twin Cities.

As a passionate fan of smartwatch technology, quantified self and consumer adoption habits, this was a fun area to research and resulted in a fantastic two-way discussion with the developers, technologists and skeptics in the room.

I guess we’ll see what Apple has in store for the market just a little later today.