Sorin Tells EDC Venture Summit the Times are Ripe for Massive Economic Disruption
In his keynote at the NJIT EDC Venture Conference last month, David Sorin made a strong case that the world of work is poised for dramatic change. The current tech tsunami created by artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual and augmented reality, robotics, the internet of things and advances in blockchain and cryptocurrencies will seriously upend business practices and consumer behaviors, he said.
Interview with Ethan Chazin, Author of “The Compassionate Organization”
Ethan Chazin has been helping members of the New Jersey tech ecosystem since he began his consulting practice in 2009. He is a frequent attendee of the NJ Tech Meetup. As a past contributor to NJTechWeekly.com, he has written convincingly about the need to bring innovation to organizations. With his latest book, he addresses the problem of how companies can attract and keep talent by becoming “compassionate organizations.”
10 Fastest Growing Tech and Tech-Related Companies in New Jersey Via NJ Biz
NJBIZ published its list of New Jersey’s 50 fastest growing companies in its November 20 issue. Some 18 of them are tech or tech-related. The companies were ranked by revenue growth over a three-year period.
Around New Jersey Roundup: Audible, NPower and AT&T, Comcast, Samsung
Audible gives 15,000 Newark high school students free memberships and Amazon Fire tablets. AT&T donates $30,000 to NPower for veteran tech education. Comcast will invest $13 million to expand its fiber network in New Jersey. Samsung names five N.J. schools as finalists in its Solve for Tomorrow contest.
Company Roundup: Vidyo, Verisk, Ameri100, Opengear
The Vidyo (Hackensack) board of directors has named Michael Patsalos-Fox chairman and CEO, effective immediately. Verisk Analytics, a Jersey City data analytics provider, announced that Lee M. Shavel had been named executive vice president and CFO. Ameri100 (Princeton), also known as AMERI Holdings, an outsourced provider of IT services to SAP customers, raised $6.08 million. Networking company Opengear (Piscataway) announced in late November that it had appointed William Levering as CFO.