Can you make a career out of being a professional gamer? Its legit. The world of eSports and professional gaming has grown like crazy over the past few years. What many would write off as activities taking place in a parents basement are now selling out Madison Square Garden, attracting jaw dropping numbers of online streams, and earning pros prizes in the millions. Heck its even being considered as an Olympic sport! Katie Linendoll chats with Matt O'Brien who is leading the charge for the Cleveland Cavaliers in their own eSports partnerships.
We often think that the toy industry is just about fun and games, but when it comes to the financial market it's a 26 billion dollar industry in the US alone! Katie Linendoll sits down to talk toys with Sven Gerjets CTO of Mattel at the Toy Fair 2018. Topics include Mattel's vision to accommodate the modern tech kid; how they can take an iconic brand like Hot Wheels and give it an upgrade for the next generation; and how they are addressing privacy concerns with connected toys (something we never worried about in the Olden Days).
Katie chats with Miheer Walavalkar, Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer of LiveLike, a company that is bringing live sports into virtual reality. They are enabling audiences to experience huge events like the Super Bowl in Virtual and also collaborating with big brands like Fox Sports.
Is our heavily connected information society safe within the "Internet of Things?" How do we stop the rise of super sophisticated phishing schemes that have successfully hacked millions of users? Tom Gillis, a former VP of Cisco Security and now the founder of Bracket Computing, a cybersecurity company, tackles these questions and also explains what the world’s largest financial institutions need to do in order to protect their networks. Tom and Katie also chat about the cutting edge security software that Bracket Computing just unveiled at the RSA cybersecurity conference in San Francisco.
Roselle, a former White House Cybersecurity Chief in the Obama Administration, is now the co-founder of Uplevel Security, a company committed to building cybersecurity technology solutions for its customers. Roselle discusses high level security breaches and hacks, and how our government and major corporations combat cyber threats on a daily basis.