World Economic Forum- AMNC 2014

For the past week, we’ve been in Tianjin, China, at the World Economic Forum- Annual Meetings of the New Champions 2014.

The show has been a great success! We had various speakers, WEF staff, and Global Shapers Beam in. Our CEO, Scott, attended numerous sessions and we received positive feedback all around.

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Beam on the red carpet
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Global Shaper Waleed Abdel Rahman enjoying his
Beam experience in “The Village”
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Max Levchin chatting with a fellow Beamer
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Scott showcasing Smart Presence Technology 
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Dr. David Agus moderating the session “Recoding
Disease” via Beam
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Participant filling out “live survey” with WEF staff,
Cynthia Gaechner, from Geneva
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Scott being interviewed by CNBC- Africa
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Professor Erik Brynjolfsoon Beaming in for his
debate “Chrome-Collar Jobs
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Global Shaper Leandro Pisaroni Gerbaldo with his team
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Two Global Shapers enjoying the beautiful closing
ceremony

Thanks for everyone who helped make everything possible!

 

School Attendance via Beam

After a climbing accident that caused Simon to stay in bed rest, he thought he would be missing his classes for a while. As luck would have it, the management team of the Ecole Centrale de Lyon brought a Beam to his school. Not only was he able to attend all his business school classes, he was also able to interact and collaborate with his peers on various project from the comfort of his hospital room. One of the project he was working on was to build“The most important aspect is for us is the human side . [This device] ato have a social life with other students is fundamental for us.”

This is the first time that a student in Europe has been able to attend classes remotely via smart presence device. Special shout-out to Awabot for making this happen!

 

Beams @ MuseumExpo

Two weeks ago, we were in the Emerald City at the Washington State Convention Center. This was a fantastic experience for Beam and The American Alliance of Museums (AAM). The attention we’re getting has been positively received by the museum goers looking to expand their services via Beam. Not only can Beam be used for the guests to view galleries, but also for tour guides to showcase art in museums across the globe.

While touring the convention booths, two of our Beam pilots had the opportunity to meet Your Music Memory, a company that has dedicated the last 10 years to combining both music and art into their products. They have a collection of rare guitars that have been painted by the original album artists such as Storm Thorgerson, Roger Dean, Stanley Mouse and Mike McInnerney to bring their inspired album covers to life on these very rare and special custom guitars. Not only were our pilots impressed, but the company has also opted to collaborate with Beam to better represent their vision through our smart presence device. We are honored to have received such a positive response as we hope to expand and bring together the art world for those who appreciate it as much as we do.

Two of our beams are currently in use at the De Young Museum here in San Francisco, just across the street from the Academy of Sciences. Beam presents great opportunities for any users to easily experience the museum firsthand all from the comfort of their desktop computer or laptop.

AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International)

Last week, Beam was at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida for the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) annual conference. We partnered with UTARI and are proud to support their efforts working with the Wounded Warrior Project. Beam made it possible for attendees to “beam” into the UTARI research facility in Texas and communicate with staff in real time conversations.

AUVSI represents not only the opportunity to enhance business through connections but also the facilitation of the integration of systems. These technology partnerships are key in the efforts to create a safer environment for our military as well as society. The conference reported an expected amount of over 8,000 participants from 55 countries such as Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Australia, and Africa. This experience was a unique opportunity for us to collaborate with colleagues from around the world and interact with the latest technological advancements.

These advancements are seen in the specific applications in the worlds of civil service, government/military, commercial, and academia.We were honored to have have had the opportunity to not only answer questions about our technology and relevant applications, but also learn about the up and coming technology developed by students and companies. Many attendees took advantage of the great location and enjoyed the wizardry world of Harry Potter.  We are looking forward to what great innovations and knowledge leading experts we can expect for 2015.

 

GCUC (Juicy) 2014

During the beginning of this month, Beam traveled all the way to Kansas City, Missouri, for the Global Coworking Unconferenced Conference (GCUC). We had 4 beams there and not only did we enjoy the historical sights at the Airline History Museum but also participated in workshops. People were impressed by just how easy we were able to participate in ongoing discussions.

We were happy to help two young professionals (with Commons Calgary) from Canada  attend the event via Beam. Due to unforeseen circumstances that came up last minute, they realized that they were unable to travel to Kansas City. Beam was able to come to the rescue so Erynn and her brother could attend the conference remotely and participate from their homes in Canada.

This experience highlighted the prominence of creative thinkers all around us. We are honored to have been immersed among many remarkable minds from around the world who share the goal of creating and sharing leading edge ideas. Although we did not fly out on one of the incredible aircrafts such as the rare TWA DC-3 (also known as Douglas), we did join the Conga line as the grand finale of the conference.

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Edison Gold Award for Communications Technology

Last week, we were proud to take home the Edison Gold Award for the “Most Innovative Communications Technology”. We were excited and honored to be a part of this prestigious event.

The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. This award is judged on four criteria: concept, value, delivery, and impact, by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation.

We brought 2 Beams to the Merchant’s Exchange Building and had a great time meeting the exhibitors and watching live product demos. We also enjoyed interacting with innovators at the Gala in the iconic San Francisco Julia Morgan Ballroom. The highlight of our night was hearing innovative winners like Elon Musk and Yan YuanQing present. Thank you Steering Committee for choosing Suitable Technologies for this award.
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We couldn’t be happier to be there. Go Beam!
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