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Talk show-on-wheels meets blockchain

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Who says technology must be so serious? Sure, advancements like quantum computing, blockchain and artificial intelligence are intense, no-nonsense innovations that are changing the world as we know it. Yet, there is also a lighter side of tech that piques excitement in non-techies when they envision how technology can help their lives become better.

That’s what “The Desk” is all about. It’s a new short and snappy talk show that offers deep-thoughts with a light-hearted spin on how business, culture and technology intersect.  Hosted by Matt Hooper of “Live From Tomorrow,” “The Desk” offers up playful banter between the host and his guests, business leaders who come from a variety industry backgrounds. Oh, and I forgot to mention that the desk is on wheels. And that it drives through Central Park. While the guests are being interviewed. Go ahead, see for yourself.

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In its inaugural episode, Matt interviews Nick Taranto, co-founder of Plated, the start-up that wants to make healthy, affordable, delicious food available to everyone through data and technology. He believes that blockchain will transform the 21st century, comparing it to the internet in 1993. Matt then turns to Jo Lang, Offering Leader for Blockchain Financial Solutions at IBM, for a little roadside assistance to find out about “programmable” money and how the IBM Blockchain has launched a universal payments platform that changes how money is created, moved and traded around the world.

Matt also interviews Kathryn Minshew, co-founder of The Muse, the elegant career website that helps 50 million people each year to navigate their careers. Kathryn shares her thoughts on “The Gollum Syndrome”, her own trajectory and how she wants to see technology improve the travel experience. IBM fellow and Internet of Things expert, John Cohn, makes special appearance to talk IOT and transit.

Check out the first episode of “The Desk”, for a chance to laugh, learn and spread the good innovation word.

Be sure to read my original article, “Deep thoughts, light spin, John Cohn” on the Internet of Things blog.

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