Tech Talks focus on present and future

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Technology Forum of Delawaretook a broad look at technology and its implications at its Tech Talks session Wednesday night.

Speakers were:

Rod Wallace, president, Design Economics

Wallace discussed the disconnect between technology and taking care of people. He cited the example of a patient and disastrous visit to the emergency room and hospital. The patient recovered, but relatives complained about her treatment.

John Williams, president, Williams Law Firm, Wilmington

Williams discussed a start-up business that planned to use blockchaintechnology to work through documents in forming limited liability companies. The concept did not work out and he moved on to other areas.

Williams is also President of Agents and Corporations, Inc., an e-commerce incorporation service, serving as Delaware registered agent for 16,000 entities, including Pinterest.

He also is the inventor of a US patent application for a “System and Method for Processing and Dynamically Segregating Business Assets”

Gabriel Humphreys, director of Technology at Danio Diary, Wilmington

Humphrey’s discussed the growth of ambient intelligence that uses information from devices such as smartphones, Fitbitsand thermostats. Humphreys called for companies, such as Google and Apple to not develop silos that gather informationbut instead work together.

Danio has developed a heath care diary for patients

Sylvester Mobley founder/CEO of Coded by Kids.

Coded by Kids is an organization that aims to increase technology education opportunities for children of color and children who come from underserved community. Coded by Kids operates programs in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Mobley, whose technology career came by accident when joining the Air Force Reserve after serving in the U.S, Marines, said the goal of Coded by Kids is to allow all children to be exposed to technology education.

Patrick Callahan, founder & CEO, CompassRed, Wilmington

CompassRed is a data and analytics agency established with the vision that insights into data transform how organizations operate both internally and externally.

CompassRed supports clients in building data-driven strategies. Clients include Delaware County-based Wawa.

The company has offices in Wilmington, Philadelphia and San Francisco. Callahan is a long-time entrepreneur and was a founder of the Archer Group, a Wilmington marketing communications firm.

The Technology Forum of Delaware holds monthly education and networking sessions for people with an interest in tech.

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