Stephen R Hagan FAIA

9,888 Flips | 12 Magazines | 45 Likes | 44 Following | 527 Followers | @shagan2012 | Stephen Hagan FAIA is recognized as an industry expert and technology evangelist, focusing on the real estate, and the construction marketplace. In August 2012, Steve retired from the federal government after 35 years and is now consulting about BIM and online technologies. Steve is now President | CEO of Hagan Technologies LLC, focusing on Strategy and Consulting for e-Industry Infrastructure and Online Technologies for the 21st Century. Stephen has been program and project management lead for the PBS Project Information Portal (PIP) and a member of the GSA 3D / 4D Building Information Model (BIM) team. He was 2006 Chair of the AIA Technology In Architectural Practice (TAP) Knowledge Community and co-chair of the Emerging Technologies Committee of the Federal Facilities Council and on the Executive Committee of the National BIM Standard Committee. The AIA BIM awards program, which Steve founded in 2003, now in its 11th year (now titled Innovation Awards) includes COAA, IFMA, BimForum partnerships.

TNW and Vodafone are building a smart city in just six months

Building a smart city from the ground up is a complex challenge that requires the cooperation of multiple stakeholders — such as governmental institutions, large enterprises, and small businesses<p>Understandably, this cooperation between different stakeholders isn’t all rainbows and unicorns. …

Smart Cities

Neura’s Digital Personas learns users’ habits and routines to personalize apps

In a Google thought experiment titled “The Selfish Ledger,” a digital profile, or ledger, records a person’s habits and routines over time, learning their preferences and nudging them to make certain choices. It seems ripped from the pages of science fiction, but artificial intelligence startup …

Apps

InVision design tool Studio gets an app store, asset store

InVision, the startup that wants to be the operating system for designers, today introduced its app store and asset store within InVision Studio. In short, InVision Studio users now have access to some of their most-used apps and services from right within the Studio design tool. Plus, those same …

App Store

Okta and VMware Announce Partnership to Deliver Advanced Identity Capabilities for the Digital Workspace

<i>New Integration Delivers</i><i>Advanced Security and Employee Experience</i><p>LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 23, 2018–<p>Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, and VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, today announced a partnership …

Virtualization

4 Things You Must Spend Money on as a New Business

No startup has money to burn, but still, there are some things your small business truly needs.<p>Bootstrapping can be the simplest, and oftentimes best, way to start a new business.<p>It can also be the <i>hardest</i> way to start a new business. Without money, resources could be in short supply, which means …

Small Business

Building the modern collaboration hub – Several People Are Typing — The Official Slack Blog

When we say that Slack is a collaboration hub, we don’t just mean people sending messages to one another, but more broadly, the work enabled across …

Apps

Slack wants you to never leave its app

Quick, how much <i>actual work</i> are you able to get done just in Slack?<p>Chances are, unless your job description includes "sending an endless stream of …

Apps

The birth of the Universal Digital Profile

It is a well-known fact that Europeans are generally more concerned about privacy than some other countries. Indeed, we’ve had a history of major privacy breaches that had such catastrophic consequences that it is now part of our culture that personal data should be treated as highly sensitive — …

Personal Data

Supply Chain Titans, U.S. Chamber Eye Blockchain For Global Commerce

In a globalizing world where cross-border e-commerce is ever-prevalent, logistics practitioners and customs authorities are eyeing new technologies like blockchain to help process transactions, share and secure data and weed out criminal activity and counterfeit products.<p>“Blockchain. Blockchain. …

Blockchain

Why Finance-Smart Entrepreneurs Eat Tech-Smart Innovators For Breakfast?

Innovation is a sexy topic in business schools today. Everyone talks about innovation, teaches innovation, and exhorts others to innovate. When I go to entrepreneurship conferences, I see several sessions devoted to innovation – and its current offshoot, ideation.<p>But skills-based entrepreneurial …

Entrepreneurship

Google taps Yubico for password USB rings of the future

This week it’s been revealed that Google is getting pumped up about working with the company known as Yubico with intentions of creating a sort of …

Connectivity

Never Get Lost Again, Promises Google. Here's How They're Using AI To Deliver.

If the blue dot on Google Maps bugs you sometimes, you'll love the new approach.<p>You step out of a Lyft or Uber, looking for which building your appointment is in. You can't tell which way to go. You might be running late now. This happens to millions of people millions of times a day. Google …

Artificial Intelligence

Leave It to Richard Branson to Create Cruise Ships Like None You've Seen Before

Virgin is headed to the open seas.<p>Virgin Voyages, the upcoming cruise line from Richard Branson, has unveiled a “shiptease” with information about …

Cruise Ships

How to Get Started with Machine Learning and AI for Marketing

Artificial Intelligence is powerful and will open doors we don’t even know exist at the moment. But there are some steps you can take today to ensure …

Machine Learning

6 Signs Your Business Idea Is Ready for Financing

Potential investors need to be convinced that your idea is viable before they offer you cash.<p>7 min read<p>It’s thrilling to hit on a great idea for a business, and envision yourself at the helm of a lucrative new endeavor. Less thrilling, though, is the prospect of securing the necessary financing to …

Small Business

What It Takes To Build An Innovative Business Model

Apart from having a strong foundation, there are certain traits that an entrepreneur should try to develop, like applying creativity and out-ofthe-box thinking.<p>4 min read<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Why is the US or Israel so innovative? Why a …

Innovation

3 Things We Need to Do to Revive Innovation and Entrepreneurship in America

We need to solve some deep-rooted problems and reverse some long-standing trends<p>Entrepreneurship in America recently hit a 40 year low, with far less business creation and new jobs coming from startups than in the past. Productivity numbers show a similar trend, with levels today far below what …

Innovation

What is WPA3, why does it matter, and when can you expect it?

This week, Qualcomm announced that it would integrate WPA3 across its portfolio of mobile and networking products, including chipsets for routers, smartphones, tablets, and PCs. It’s the newest security suite from the Wi-Fi Alliance, the nonprofit organization that certifies Wi-Fi networking …

Information Security

What is a Progressive Web App (PWA) and why does my business need one?

With Google’s implementation of the Mobile First index, whereby a brand’s mobile website is to be the default listing in the Google search results, …

Web Development

Barcelona is leading the fightback against smart city surveillance

In 2015 Ada Colau, an activist with no experience in government, became mayor of Barcelona. She called for a democratic revolution, and for the last …

Smart Cities

How This Tiny Startup Competes With the Googles and Facebooks of the World for the Best Intern Talent

Gone are the days where young recruits would spend the bulk of their time running out for coffee.<p>When it comes to recruiting young talent, Silicon Valley giants have the upper hand with lucrative perks and salaries. For instance, according to Glassdoor, interns at Facebook make nearly twice what …

Silicon Valley

Al Gore predicts machine learning and other tech advances will usher in a ‘sustainability revolution’

One of the world’s most visible environmentalists is optimistic about the future of the planet because of technology. Former US Vice President Al …

Machine Learning

The revolution won’t wait: AI enthusiasm rises, but adoption lags

AI has been called the most important general-purpose technology of our era, comparably disruptive to 20th century innovations like the internal combustion engine. By 2030, analysts predict that AI will have a global economic impact of $15.8 trillion.<p>While 72% of executives expect large effects …

Artificial Intelligence

TensorFlow Tutorial For Beginners

<i>Originally published at</i> <i>https://www.datacamp.com/community/tutorials/tensorflow-tutorial</i><p>Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning that is a set …

Deep Learning

How Google created Gmail's Smart Compose feature - Artificial intelligence

At the I/O 2018 earlier this month, Google introduced and demonstrated numerous AI-powered features to its services that were mind-blowing and creepy …

Machine Learning

Honeypots as deception solutions: What to look for and how to buy

Honeypots are once again in the news. If you stopped by the Watchguard booth at last month’s RSA Conference in San Francisco, chances are good that …

Cybersecurity

6 Reasons Why Concrete Goals Are Essential to Entrepreneurial Success

Making dreams come true is a precise, step-by-step process.<p>4 min read<p>Believe it -- there is a right way and a wrong way to approach setting career goals. In a nutshell, the more specific your goals are, the better.<p>If your professional goals are nebulous, like “become rich” or “gain success,” you …

Motivation

Twenty Tips For Startup Success, Part Three: Put The Right Team In Place

<i>In the previous part of my series, I discussed the right kind of leadership for your startup. In this installment, I’m talking about how to build the right team.</i><p>As an entrepreneur, you are the leader and guiding force for your project, the captain of the ship. But any ship that means to make its …

Leadership

Moving Toward an Augmented Future

Augmented reality has long been hailed as a game-changer for meetings and events, although compelling examples of this enhanced future have been slow …

Mixed Reality

Industrial Internet of Things - Reports - World Economic Forum

Despite the great promise and new opportunities of the Industrial Internet, many factors could hinder future growth. Figure 3 shows our survey …

World Economic Forum