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Smart Eye Technology Hosts Product Launch Party at Atlanta Tech Park

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A year in the making

May 8, 2019, Peachtree Corners, GA: Smart Eye Technology, a secure document-viewing platform, celebrated its product launch with more than 200 people at Atlanta Tech Park on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The event featured a live product demo and launch party.

The company, founded by Dexter Caffey, started in January 2018 on the premise that business documents shared on smartphones and other devices should only be viewed by the people they are intended for.

Caffey worked with an Israeli biometrics firm to develop the software, which uses multi-level biometric (iris and facial) identification to verify the proper recipient is viewing a document that is shared online. The technology then continues to analyze who is viewing the document via the camera on the recipient’s device and hides any it if an unauthorized party attempts to get a look at the screen. Smart Eye users can set different profiles for document sharing to allow increased (or decreased) levels of privacy as desired.

“While greater connectivity has made the world a better place, new challenges have come about as a result that make services such as Smart Eye Technology a necessity in the business world,” Caffey said at the event. “Our software and product also show people what new frontiers can be pioneered within the world of technology and beyond,” he said.

About the event itself, Caffey said, “I am over the moon to have the support of hundreds of people given our humble beginnings and ambitious goals for the future.”

“As a seasoned cybersecurity professional with over a dozen patents to my name, I am impressed by the ingenuity and relevance of Smart Eye Technology’s platform,” Robin Bienfait, former Samsung and Blackberry executive, said. Bienfait is the Founder of Atlanta Tech Park, where Smart Eye Technology holds a membership.

For more on Smart Eye, visit www.getsmarteye.com now.

ABOUT ATP: Atlanta Tech Park is a technology accelerator in Peachtree Corners, GA. The facility features boardrooms, conference rooms, a video podcasting studio, hot desks, private offices, 600+ person events space, and 100+ person auditorium. Membership and insider information can be found on www.atlantatechpark.com. Please follow us on Twitter at @107ATP and on Instagram at @atlantatechpark for the latest news and updates.

Media contact: Asif Lakhani | 404-428-9418 | asif@emnovate.com

State of Network & Device Monitoring Conference To Be Held in March 2019

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Atlanta Tech Park is partnering with Vallum Software to host the inaugural State of Network & Device Monitoring Conference at Atlanta Tech Park in Peachtree Corners on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

This one-day event aims to bring together professionals from the fields of 3-D printing, cloud computing, data infrastructure, devices, IoT, embedded security, and cyber security to achieve a greater understanding of where network and device monitoring is headed in the future as well as establish a way for non-experts to approach the world of network and device monitoring.

Robin Bienfait, ATP Founder and former CISO executive, will deliver a keynote address at the event as will Andrew Peris, the Sr. Director of Core Technologies at Telular Corporation.

The conference features a State of the Industry panel as well.

Attendees will also have an opportunity to speak about their network device and monitoring successes and challenges during happy hour.

The cost to attend is $10, which includes heavy appetizers and drinks. Spots are limited. Register today at bit.ly/vallumconference now.

PodATL Visits The Park Part 1

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In today’s marketplace, podcasting is one of the most effective ways to build and maintain brand loyalty. As a matter of fact, podcasting has gotten so popular that as of 2018, Apple had more than 500,000 active podcasts in its library. However, with so many podcasts available to consumers for free, how your show differentiates itself from the others can be the difference between podcasting for a living and podcasting for an audience of one.

With that in mind, we joined forces with Mark Deal and PodATL to host a Comedy in Podcasting meetup featuring a keynote from Atlanta comedian Joel Byars at The Park. Don’t worry if you missed it, this recap will fill you in on what was said, but that’s not all! Mark Deal and PodATL will be back at The Park for a lunch and learn on January 16 for another session. Click here for details!

During his keynote presentation at The Park, Joel spoke about lessons he’s learned and applied to earn his show, Hot Breath! Podcast: Your Weekly Guide to Comedy Mastery, a 5-star rating from 165 people—and that’s just on Apple. His show is on Spotify and anywhere else you listen to your podcasts.

So, what’s the secret?

Well, comedy is the ultimate way to connect with your audience and create trust with them, Joel said.

“If they’re laughing, they’re listening,” he told the PodATL meetup group at The Park.

Even if you’re not intentionally funny, you can still find humorous ways to get the audience to engage with your content.

  • For example, you can pair your ad-reads with a real-life story or record them in a different voice.
  • A catchy intro, show name, or tagline are also easy, calculated ways to pique a listener’s interest.
  • Simply smiling while speaking into the microphone will make your voice sound more welcoming and subconsciously encourage your listener to do the same.
  • Standing while you speak into the microphone is another great way to inject energy into your voice as well.
  • Hard consonants go over with audience wells. Those are words or letters that pronounced differently due to variations in the breath behind a sound. For example, a punchline will be funnier if the emphasis is on the word bucks instead of dollars.
  • Identifying characteristics or behaviors from other things or people you find funny and imitating them (without stealing their material obviously) will surely work for your podcast.

Keep in mind that humor is innate within all of us. Being a comedian means being intentionally funny and viewing the world in a different way, but being organically funny isn’t something to stress over as it can and will happen naturally as long as you are confident, vulnerable, and open to what’s happening (contextually) and what’s being said by your guests and fans.

Aside from being funny, there are other principles to adhere to in order to create a successful podcast.

  • You want your delivery, sound quality, audio, and content to be buttoned up because podcasting is a very intimate platform. You are speaking directly to (or interviewing) someone. It can be an hour longer or more, go very in depth, take place on a tour bus, at someone’s home, etc. Unlike TV, which is made to look glamorous, or radio, which is heavily regulated, podcasting is driven primarily by the audience and host.
  • Always seek feedback from your listeners. If they have given you their time to listen to you, then you should return the favor and listen to them. Incorporating listener feedback into your podcast is a great way to get them to engage with you more.
  • Perhaps the most important thing to know about having or starting a podcast is that it needs to be treated like a job. “I’ve calculated the workflow to be 15 hours an episode,” Joel said. That includes “finding the guest, researching the guest, traveling to the guest, doing the interview, and all of the post-production.”
  • A good way to look at it is, a 30-minute episode can require up to an hour and a half of prep time, an hour-long episode requires that much or more, and so on. In other words, it takes time, effort, research, passion, and patience to make a podcast episode worthwhile for a listener—and that’s before you start recording a single thing.

The next layer of podcasting is having a unique perspective that only you can provide. People don’t want to just hear a regurgitation of information they can find elsewhere, so make sure you have a premise, idea, perspective, or content they won’t get anywhere else. Clearly stating your premise, a one-line summary of your show’s content, is an effective way to establish your perspective.

Now that you have received expert advice from Joel, you can apply the knowledge to your podcast whether it has been created or is still in the work. To achieve success with it, be consistent, be unique, and have fun! If you do take this approach and apply the tips Joel shared, your podcast is sure to be a success!

To learn more about podcasting, join us for a lunch and learn with Mark Deal at The Park on Wed., Jan. 16, 2019. Mark will discuss how to find podcasts that already serve your target audience and how to secure an appearance on those shows to ensure good exposure for your brand, service, or product. RSVP here now!

 

ETHATL Hackathon

ATP to host blockchain hackathon in September

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Monday, July 16, 2018, Peachtree Corners, GA: Atlanta Tech Park will proudly host EthAtlanta for its hackathon on Friday September 21, to Sunday, September 23, 2018.

ETHATL HackathonThe hackathon is open to all blockchain enthusiasts and web developers.

Participants will work in teams over a 36-hour period to create a blockchain enterprise idea from scratch then present their final product(s) to a panel of expert judges on Sunday, September 23. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the competition.

Blockchain beginners and experts, technology experts, designers, and more are all invited to attend and participate in this special event to learn new and valuable insights about blockchain technology and make meaningful industry connections.

Visit www.ethatl.com now to participate in the hackathon or register to attend.

ABOUT US: Atlanta Tech Park is a technology incubator in Peachtree Corners, GA. The facility features a video podcasting studio, hot desks, private offices, an events space, and a 100-person auditorium. Membership and insider info can be found on www.atlantatechpark.com. Follow us on Twitter at @107ATP and on Instagram at @atlantatechpark for the latest news and updates about what’s happening at ATP.

ABOUT EthAtlanta: EthAtlanta’s mission is to unite business leaders with senior hack teams to explore use-cases, network, and create working software for the media and entertainment, supply chain and logistics, healthcare, payroll, and automotive industries. Learn more at www.ethatl.com.

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