Category: VLAB

  • Collaborative Robots: Living Amongst Us

    I’m going to program a robot to do my laundry and dishes for me, and be my personal butler. Unless some enterprising entrepreneur builds one and sells it to me first. May 29’s VLAB on collaborative robots showcased robots that can work side by side- collaborate- with humans. The industrial robots of the past remain…

  • Algorithm Alchemy: Turning Talent Search Into Gold

    How much do companies spend on people? Trillions of dollars… Winning or losing your market is based on whether or not you have not just good, but amazing people. -Dan Shapero, VP of Talent Solutions, LinkedIn As of today, no one’s found a scalable* way to provide general recruiting options. So far a cadre of startups…

  • Why Public Privacy Matters More Than Big Data

    Why Public Privacy Matters More Than Big Data

    If you’re not paying for the product, then you are the product… Let’s not do that.” – Phil Zimmerman, Creator, PGP “What’s wrong with the current system is not that we are Google’s users; we are google’s product.” – Jacques Benkoski, Partner, USVP As the data industry blazes ahead, few stop and think of the…

  • Greetings from the 2013-2014 VLAB Executive Committee!

    Greetings from the 2013-2014 VLAB Executive Committee! As we head into our 23rd season, we are looking forward to welcoming you into our community of over 25,000 Bay Area influencers.  We have a fantastic line up of events planned for the year ahead.  Starting off on Tuesday, September 17th, we will explore how the adoption of…