Author: serge rodriguez

What do you know about the Internet of Things (IOT)

02 Jun What do you know about the Internet of Things (IOT)

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?  The term was supposedly coined back in 1999 by Kevin Ashton while he was working for Proctor & Gamble. The definition of IoT is the inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings (also referred to as “connected devices” and “smart devices”), and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enables these objects to collect and exchange data. This is in laymen’s terms the new internet on steroids, which is basically connected to everything. I would like to share with you ten trends that were at the forefront of the...

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Start Up

18 May 3 Universities/Colleges that are ensuring successful Start-Ups

As the South Florida tech scene continues to rise there are 3 colleges/universities  that are making sure the pipeline for skilled workers and start ups is a constant: Start up FIU is a university-wide initiative to foster and develop innovation and entrepreneurship that pursues opportunities in The Fourth Industrial Revolution. These opportunities include the development of breakthrough technologies, the pursuit of enterprises that close social or environmental gaps and the creation of companies that can create meaningful jobs of the future. To learn more go to their website In addition to Start up FIU, FIU also has an SBDC...

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04 May 5 Organizations that are Bringing  the Caribbean Up to Code 

When we think about the Caribbean we often imagine beautiful blue waters, white sand beaches and carnival. Now, there is another word that is becoming synonymous with the Caribbean, and that’s “Tech”. Here are 5 Caribbean Tech Organizations that are changing the narrative of the Caribbean and brining the region up to Code: Caribbean Tech Entrepreneur Programme (CTEP) helps Eastern Caribbean countries including Barbados, and Haiti address unemployment and under- employment by leveraging opportunities provided by the Virtual Economy. To learn more about CTEP go to their website:   The Haiti Tech Summit is a 13-year initiative of the Global Startup Ecosystem that conducts the largest online digital accelerator in emerging...

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BLACK TECH WEEK Aiming to add more impactful programming around Black History Month, Black Tech Week, a week long event series held the last week of February, celebrates innovators of color and diversity among Miami’s burgeoning tech community, and the tech industry as a whole. Created in 2014 by Code Fever, Black Tech Weeks kicked off its first week of events in February of 2015. Many organizations, startups and tech companies were involved in the week’s festivities. Some of those festivities throughout the week included 2 pitch competitions offering the chance to win cash prizes, a panel discussion on creativity with...

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