Deep thoughts, light spin, John Cohn

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Who says technology has to be so serious? Sure, advancements like quantum computing, blockchain and artificial intelligence are intense, no-nonsense innovations that are changing the world. Yet, there’s also a lighter side of tech. Especially when non-techies get excited and inspired by life-changing technology.

That’s what “The Desk” is all about. “The Desk” a new, snappy micro-talk show. It’s deep thoughts with a light spin on the intersection of business, culture and technology. 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 of industries and backgrounds. Oh, and did I mention that the desk is on wheels? And that it drives through Central Park? While the guests are being interviewed? I’m not kidding.

Why am I blogging about this? Because our own IBM Fellow and Internet of Things expert, John Cohn, makes a special appearance.

In this inaugural episode, Matt interviews Kathryn Minshew. She’s the 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 career trajectory and how she wants to see technology improve the travel experience. And that’s where John comes in, to talk IoT and transit in his own, brilliant way. By the way, if you’re not familiar with John, check out his TEDx on the importance of play.

But enough of me talking about “The Desk.” Go see for yourself and enjoy the first episode. Then message us on Twitter @IBMIoT to let us know what you thought. (And don’t forget to follow!)

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