TechKey Virtual- New Product Success

 

 

 

 

 

Download Presentation  201007 Understanding the Product Development Process NMTC

Topic, “Insider’s Secret to a Successful Product”
Understanding the Product Development Process, Taking a “Hardware” idea all the way to production

Amazing depth of detail to assure new product launch success, from ‘do yoiu even have a product’  through the myriad of regulations, legal and even political requirements, 

Comparisons made with Software new products as they are the darling of entrepreneurs and investors, where all it requires is a desk, programing platform and a compiler to get started (abbreviated, of course).

The gist of the talk focused on Hardware-based new products, engine for building valuable assets and manufacturing jobs creation  often requires much larger investment to develop than software
• Team of experts
• Equipment, networks to interface
and communicate with
• Costly prototype runs, printed
circuit boards, cables, mechanical
components, enclosures… and
software/firmware
• Test, prototyping, manufacturing,
fabrication equipment
• Physical space

While hardware-based new product is a more demanding a process, these same secret tips used there will assure you better results no matter what type of new product you pursue.

Our Presenter
Cyrus Etemad‐Moghadam, President – RPM Tech, From Creative Concepts to Productions Solutions, Making things work since 2006

TechKey Virtual Talks, focus monthly on the latest things the NMTC Tech Team are learning that will help you to succeed no matter where you work, even working remotely.

TechKey Talks (virtual) give you quick, “Ah-Ha” explanations about the most important technologies, processes and self-help that sometimes perplex, frustrate, or make you hesitant to use. We give you the expert, along with their tips & shortcuts to help you master your world. It’s good conversation, and you’re invited. When in person, It’s over complimentary coffee and conversation.  Now being virtual, bring your coffee, and we’ll still have the conversation, and of course, you’re invited and your friends as well.

Water Cooler – Were Your Digital Resources Compromised?

 

 

 

 

 

“Were Your Digital Resources Compromise, Working Remotely?”.
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\We rely ever more on our digital resources to work flawlessly, where the scramble to work remotely during Covid-19 has compromised, previously consistent, well structured, resources related to corporate identification, corporate information, and IT logins and resources. The sudden rush to work remotely have found these core, critical items cobbled together, with numerous versions and individual with logins and control that are unknown to the organization at large. How do we fix this? Our expert, who troubleshoots thousands of digital resources shares quick, “keep it safe’ steps to return you and your organization to a digital strong structure.

SPEAKER
Marco Ciavolino runs a private consultancy, enktesis, LLC, that assists clients in a range of web technology solutions, marketing communications, business development, and communications research efforts. He has been involved in the web space, almost from its inception in the ’90’s, and since 1995 has directly developed and collaborated on hundreds of web projects from small niche sites to large enterprise projects.

NMTC and Marco, a previous Visionary Awards Honoree, are also involved extensively with STEM education, is the creator of a product line called RobotMats (https://robotmats.com), for  robotics training and competition,  now licensed exclusively to Geyer Instructional.  Want to know more?  Visit https://enktesis.com

The Water Cooler presents a “HOT Cooler topic”, on ways to succeed during Covid-19
You get expert’s views, their knowledge on topic that currently matter to you, where you ask questions, get answers, and solve problems.

The Water Cooler is a historical metaphor of camaraderie, communication and collaboration where NMTC members contribute to the collective understanding of how to best succeed. We use Zoom Conference for this virtual meeting.

TechKey Virtual- 5G4Work

Download Presentation  MD5G KCI NMTC Event

5G technology is well on its way to cover the planet in high speed, huge bandwidth and instant connection to each other and everything.

The shift in the way we communicate has evolved rapidly in the last few years. We depend on mobile data to operate efficiently in our daily lives. The revolution to 5G will deliver data at rates 20x faster than the infrastructure in place today enabling new technologies and innovations to thrive. In the coming years, 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) will power how we live—and how we work—in even more ways.. For more detail SEE THE BENEFITS  

Our Presenter
MD5G Partnership

TechKey Virtual Talks, focus monthly on the latest things the NMTC Tech Team are learning that will help you to succeed no matter where you work, even working remotely.

Water Cooler – Building Trust During Covid-19

Presentation
Before the Corona virus, we built relationships in-person, with often impromptu and the give and take conversations in meetings and coffee shops, plus the occasional, traditional phone calls and the far too many emails.

Now we find ourselves, almost daily, communicating with a 2 in square video of another person on webcams – colleagues, customers, potential clients, kids teachers.
Surprisingly, that could reveal a lot about that person if you know what to look for, and even better yet, when you meet the person..

What you missed was an impactful summary innovative and effective communications tools and trust-building methods, that typically are conducted in a day’s long workshop.

This diagnostic tool shown here starts you on the path to building TRUST, and effectively connecting with others, and importantly, them reciprocating. Download here Summary of Water Cooler, Sep 03, 2020

Our Speaker
Mike Penkethman is President and founder of the Pilotage Group, and for over 20 years, advised, consulted and trained executives Fortune 500 companies to become better communicators and thus, leaders in their organizations.

Further detail available at https://nmtc.org/events/trust/

TechKey VR 4 WORK

 

 

 

 

 

Download presentation, here NOTE, it is a large file (approx 1 Gb) and may take time to complete downloading, pending speed of your internet

Topic: VR4WORK

VR has inched its way into significance over the last few years and captured the imagination of many. Until now, primarily used for gaming and entertainment, developers and companies have started to offer products and platforms designed for work within a HMD (Head Mounted Display). During this presentation we examined some of these offerings and saw what WORK might look like in just a few years.

Our Presenters

Scott Chaney Scott Chaney, VP of Corporate Strategy and the Technical Director at RTR Technologies. (see more below)

We start the the two presentations with Scott donning the required headset, then move to the immersed experience that shows how VR facilitates training in a manufacturing setting, allowing management to simulate different manufacturing processes in VR to perform trade off studies.  The same application of VR can be expanded to train anyone from surgeons, nurses, repair-people, office workers to car mechanics – just about anywhere repetitive tasks or accurate motions need to be perfected – it actually develops muscle memory

Rick Casteel, Director of Information Technology at the University of Maryland, Upper Chesapeake Health(see more below)

In the second presentation, Rick demonstrates the multiple versions of VR useful for management, conference and training tools, and compares Augmented to Virtual Reality. His presentation format uses VR platforms showing him on a large stage, presenting to you, the audience. He often uses these tools for hours at a time, viewing multple virtual laptop screens, from the comfort of his recliner.

More about Scott and RTR Technologies

Scott is the VP of Corporate Strategy and the Technical Director at RTR Technologies. For 20 years, he has worked in the field of simulation and software development. He started his career in the field as an engineer at NASA Langley developing 3D simulations for the International Space Station program. For the last 15 years at RTR, he has continued his simulation and 3D software development work in support of our customers in Customs and Border Protection and the US Navy. He is also the lead for

RTR’s commercial business development efforts. RTR has developed an application demonstrating how VR can be used in the training of manufacturing workers. This application also allows management to simulate different manufacturing processes in VR to perform trade-off studies. This VR application can be used to study the effectiveness of a manufacturing process as well as to train workers.

More about Rick.
Rick Casteel is Director of Information Technology at the University of Maryland, Upper Chesapeake Health. Rick has worked in health care his entire career, starting as an Orderly then a Nurse back in the early 1980’s. In the advent of Electronic Health Records in the 90’s, he turned his hobby of setting up PC’s for friends and family into a job and moved into IT. A lifelong Marylander he has spent his entire career in the Upper Chesapeake and University of Maryland systems.

His new passion is looking ahead at the next evolution in computing in XR technologies. XR representing Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Realities and how they will change work in the future. Rick runs the VR 4 Work Facebook Group and posts videos of his VR experiences on the VR 4 Work YouTube page. 

TechKey Virtual Talks, focus monthly on the latest things the NMTC Tech Team are learning that will help you to succeed no matter where you work, even working remotely.

TechKey Talks (virtual) give you quick, “Ah-Ha” explanations about the most important technologies, processes and self-help that sometimes perplex, frustrate, or make you hesitant to use. We give you the expert, along with their tips & shortcuts to help you master your world. It’s good conversation, and you’re invited. When in person, It’s over complimentary coffee and conversation.  Now being virtual, bring your coffee, and we’ll still have the conversation, and of course, you’re invited and your friends as well.

Water Cooler – Pivot Your Business

Aug 06, 2020 Water Cooler
Pivot Your Business During Covid-19
Download presentation here Pivoting Your Business_NMTC

TOPIC
While COVID-19 has forced many businesses to change their business models quickly, “pivoting” has been and will continue to be a critical skill for businesses to survive and grow. This discussion focused on key mega trends in the next decade and the framework to help leaders prepare for changes. To illustrate the application of the framework, they used how government contractors can build artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to stay competitive.

Thanks to Our Presenters
BAM Advisory and TCV Partners

Jackie Luo is an investor and an entrepreneur, with expertise in software and technology businesses. Mostly recently, she was the CEO of a Baltimore based SaaS company, E-ISG Asset Intelligence. Jackie was responsible for growing the company as an early innovator in SaaS and mobile technology profitably, before selling the business to a publicly traded company in 2018.

Currently, Jackie is the principal of her own consulting business BAM Advisory. She is also a partner at TCV Partners, a Maryland based business consulting firm. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and lives in Virginia with her two daughters.

The Water Cooler presents a “HOT Cooler topic”, on ways to succeed during Covid-19
You get experts views, their knowledge on topic that currently matter to you, where you ask questions, get answers, and solve problems.

The Water Cooler is a historical metaphor of camaraderie, communication and collaboration where NMTC members contribute to the collective understanding of how to best succeed. We use Zoom Conference for this virtual meeting.

The Water Cooler tracks ever changing regulations, success stories and helpful hints. Click HERE for business help from federal, state and counties and tracking COVID19 and what NMTC members are doing, archived results from previous Virtual Water Coolers and more

TechKey – Social Media – Me or Pro

July 15, 2020
Presentation download HERE
Presentation video HERE

 

 

Our members learned about using social media to keep their business in front of their potential customers regularly with some tips and tricks on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more.

We learned about what it means to ‘do it yourself,’ but also grasp the value of having an “expert” guide you, so we can decide which avenue is best for our business.

Our Presenter
Kelly Jarvis, Changeup Marketing, offered her 16 years of experience working with businesses of all sizes on their marketing initiatives, telling their stories and importantly, making money. She is passionate about change, contagiously enthusiastic, and can’t wait to help your business, brand, or nonprofit find your place in the digital world. She’ll  help you make those changes you know need to be done, but aren’t sure how to execute.
Her contact information is:
Email: Kelly@changeupmarketing.net, LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelljarvis/

TechKey Virtual Talks, focus monthly on the latest things the NMTC Tech Team are learning that will help you to succeed no matter where you work, even working remotely.

Water Cooler- Ergonomics, Fitness Tips


July 09, 2020
This month we were honored to have as our “HOT COOLER” topic, and expert:

 

“Ergonomic & Fitness Tips for the new Work from Home Lifestyle”  presented by Dr. Kevin Murray, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland School of Medicine-Department of Physical Therapy, and the E.I.M. Institute of Health, and founder of Gold Medal Physical Therapy, Bel Air, MD

Download the presentation here: July 09, 2020 Water Cooler Handout

The Water Cooler’s first 15-20 minutes covers the HOT Cooler topic, with the remainder of the ‘cooler hour’ for us to:
Ask questions, get answers, solve problems,
Become/stay connected and Contribute to the challenges at hand.

The Water Cooler, an historical metaphor of camaraderie, communication and collaboration where NMTC members and  guests focus on the urgent and important issues they face, ask/answer questions and contribute to the collective understanding of how to best succeed. We use Zoom Conference for this virtual meeting.

Seven New NMTC Members

We welcome seven new members for the first half of CY 2020. They are Headquartered from Cecil County to Arlington, VA and represent a broad cross section of industries;  from telecommunications, banking, professional services, international consulting, DoD to non-profits, and range in size from 10 employees to over 300,000 employees.

They join NMTC to help tackle the big, concerning issues facing our community, to stimulate technology innovation and STEM workforce development, and importantly, collaborate on the large issues influencing economic growth of this region, and the security of our country.

Seven New Members Join NMTC in first-half 2020, for distribution June 30, 2020

 

 

iDisruptor, COVID-19 and the Future of Work

Over 50 concerned industry and government leaders learned how they may successfully navigate workplace changes forced by COVID-19, while leveraging the new technologies infiltrating every industry.See here for the caliber of speakers, each one commanding a national audience on their own. Flyer download NMTC iDisruptor 3.4 – COVID-19 and the Future Of Work_

This tech-talk explored economic and technological aspects of this challenge.  It was a dive deep discussion on the future of work as COVID-19 has turned economic thinking upside down, leaving organizational leaders to consider new ways to work, and firms responding by rethinking the modern workplace and traditional management science.

This was the largest virtual tech event ever hosted by NMTC, and also the largest tech event his year.

A few organizations had multiple attendees on the talk, where afterwards, they would collaborate on the speaker’s points to contemplate how that would benefit their own organization. 

You’ll find the downloadable video, below, which is easy to share with your team to encourage conversation and determine for you, how best to accommodate a post COVID-19 world.