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February QS Meetup!


CES 2014: The Thoroughly Connected Human

Short Description: Tery Spataro participated in the Consumer Electronics Show 2014.  A key focus at CES 2014 was on wearable technologies and she wrote about some of her observations as part of this blog. In this talk, Tery will present insights she had while participating in CES 2014. 

Bio: Tery Spataro is a widely known and respected digital/tech entrepreneur.  She founded one of New York City's first digital marketing firms and has [co] & founded 7 other companies. Her latest venture is the Gilbert Geekery, tech marketing, startup accelerator and social investing firm to improve the human condition and make the world more sustainable.

An avid advocate and researcher studying the behavior of Humans at the Confluence of Technology and the Environment, Tery proposes a human-tech-environmental solution that flows with the environment and technology rather than coming apart.

Tery held executive roles with top agencies and served as senior strategist for several consulting firms working with some of the world’s most well known brands. Throughout the years she lectured at universities and international conferences providing valuable thought leadership and is quoted in books and articles about business and marketing. Tery has MBA in marketing from Regis University. Wrote and illustrated a book about quantum perceptions called “The Other Side of the Box”.

Training Metrics to Track Readiness for Ironman Competition

Short description: Training and racing an Ironman triathlon is a long and difficult process. While just finishing the event is a goal for many, I've set my goal to qualify for and compete in the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. Quantifying and tracking my training and relating it to performance is essential to my success. This information allows me to know if I've done the required work to meet my goals and provides me with some estimation of my fitness on race day.

Bio: I work as a Senior Project Manager at the Translational Genomics Research Institute. I am a husband to my wife Julianne and father of 4yr old daughter Sydney and 2yr old son Parker. I am passionate about all things science, especially physiology, psychology and sports science. As a hobby, I've been competing in triathlons for the past 11 years.

Bike More

Short description: During an ASU class led by Dr. Eric Hekler called “Designing Health Behavior Interventions”, I completed a do-it-yourself project, which was a Quantified Self based intervention designed to increase the amount of miles I biked each week. The core of the intervention was tracking miles biked, and the presentation will discuss complementary behavioral principles, results, and lessons learned.

Bio: John Harlow is a Graduate Research Assistant for ASU’s portion of “Reinvent Phoenix,” a grant to the city of Phoenix from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. John completed his Master of Arts degree from the School of Sustainability at ASU in 2010, and is currently working on his PhD in that school. His master’s thesis was published in Sustainable Development and reviewed utopian themes in sustainable development discourse. John's sustainability interests are broad, and include studying how behavioral economics can inform sustainability transitions.

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  • Eric H.

    Thanks all who came! I'll be posting the next meet-up but it will be on the third Thursday of each month and the next one will be, hopefully, at Gangplank in Chandler. More soon.

    March 2, 2014

  • Natasha V.

    I'll be at TEDx Munich giving a talk on my work. Sorry I can't attend QS. Have fun!

    February 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      looking forward to seeing your talk, any notes you'd like to share?

      February 11, 2014

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