Millennials and the Environment: The One Industry We’re Not Killing (Hopefully)

Millennials are blamed for a lot of things. They’re blamed for so much that it’s actually become a joke, like killing a variety of industries based on their unique preferences and brands not being able to keep up. It’s debatable if these claims are even negative (aren’t we better off without McDonald’s?), but even if … Continue reading Millennials and the Environment: The One Industry We’re Not Killing (Hopefully)

Amazon Echo Show: The Newest Digital Assistant

The newest smart home assistant has been released from Amazon, and it features a screen. What's the difference between the Echo Show and a tablet or a small computer? Its opportunities. With the screen, the Show can include visual displays with its responses. Whether that's verbatim words to follow the response or a complementary image based on … Continue reading Amazon Echo Show: The Newest Digital Assistant

The Handmaid’s Tale: Don’t Lose Your Voice or Your Values

Despite a slow start, I'm getting through my summer reading list and recently finished the Handmaid's Tale. Near-future dystopian novels are always my favorite (other than personal development -- what does that say about me?), and this is definitely one of the most grim. If you've heard anything about the book or the TV show, … Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale: Don’t Lose Your Voice or Your Values

CIO Hack-a-Thon: My First Design Thinking Experience

Last Friday, June 23, I was able to participate in Accenture's CIO Design Thinking Hack-a-Thon. Originally, I was going to help facilitate with one of my managers, Patrick Leinen, but I was able to join a team and experience Design Thinking firsthand. After frequently seeing and hearing the buzzword in the Tech Garage office where … Continue reading CIO Hack-a-Thon: My First Design Thinking Experience

The Chicago Connectory: Bosch & 1871’s New IoT Incubator

I work with Accenture at 1871, Chicago’s leading tech incubator. 1871 is growing and has collaborated with Bosch to open a new Internet of Things incubator, the Chicago Connectory. Also located in the Merchandise Mart, the Connectory is aiming to be the main Midwest Co-Creation Space for the Internet of Things (IoT). I was lucky enough … Continue reading The Chicago Connectory: Bosch & 1871’s New IoT Incubator

Conservative vs. Progressive: Sometimes You Have to See Change to Believe It

I've never been a fan of the bipartisan politics in the United States. After learning about how most other countries elect politicians, I've never understood why we choose to limit ourselves. That being said, I've always struggled to identify with a party. Both of my parents are 100% Republicans, which is not surprising, especially coming … Continue reading Conservative vs. Progressive: Sometimes You Have to See Change to Believe It