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Samsung Unpacked 2019

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung Business. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung Business. The opinions and text are all my own.

I would 10/10 would recommend Samsung’s newest reveal. ;)

I traveled to San Francisco last week for Samsung’s Unpacked, where they introduced the newest additions to the Galaxy family, revealing an exciting future for the smartphone. The new S10 generation was redesigned to remove interruptions, with a Dynamic AMOLED infinity screen and simple screen touch unlock feature—all of which make managing my business and sharing content on the road easier.

And speaking of sharing content, head to ForbesWomen for my latest article on why you’re not getting as many likes on your content as you’d like (hint: it has to do with your friends).

The Latest in Healthcare Tech | HIMMS 2019

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

Last week, I trekked to sunny Orlando with Samsung to learn about the latest in global healthcare at HIMMS 2019.

During the conference, I had the pleasure of talking with Maria Lensing, Vice President at AT&T, and digital health influencer Evan Kirstel about how digital transformations, such as 5G, impact hospitals and healthcare technology.

Also in the Samsung Lounge, I interviewed legendary NFL Hall of Famer Jack Youngblood about brain health and the innovative technologies that help diagnose and treat concussions.

See you next year, #HIMMS19!

Retail's Biggest Show | NRF 2019

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung Business. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung Business. The opinions and text are all my own.

As e-commerce becomes a staple of the shopping experience, retailers are tasked with finding new ways to connect and maintain relationships with their customers.

At NRF 2019 last week, I talked to Samsung’s Director of Enterprise Sales Hamshy Raveendran about some of the biggest challenges retailers face today and how Samsung is addressing those pain points for customers and brands alike.

We also got a look at some of the most exciting retail innovations to come from experts including Vala Afshar, Chief Digital Evangelist at Salesforce; social media influencer Evan Kirstel; John Soricelli, the Director of Technology and Analytics at Home Depot; and Nicole Reyhle, founder of Retail Minded.

One of the most anticipated innovations in retail? The connected home. I talked to Ian Hutchinson, head of Business Development for the Retail Vertical at Samsung Electronics America, about the relationship between future homes and the future of retail.

Until next year, NRF!

#NRF2019

My Switch to the Galaxy Note9

My Switch to the Galaxy Note9

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

When I made the switch from the iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy S9 a few months ago (after a year as Samsung’s video correspondent), I didn’t think I could be happier with a phone. Then I upgraded to the Galaxy Note9.

The switch was seamless with the Smart Switch App, and all my photos, contacts (and even background image) are accounted for on the new phone.

As a business owner who also travels frequently, my phone plays an incredibly important role in my work. One of my favorite new tools is the Samsung DeX—which transforms my phone into a desktop work station with just one cable. It’s completely changed the way I work.

Check out some other features I’m loving on the Galaxy Note9.

IACP 2018 with Samsung Business

IACP 2018 with Samsung Business

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung Business. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung Business. The opinions and text are all my own.

“We’re 16+ years after 9/11, and we still have a massive inoperability problem.”

Last month, I joined Samsung Business in Orlando at #IACP2018, where I interviewed Blueforce Development CEO Mike Helfrich about the importance of mobile solutions in coordinating emergency response efforts across multiple public safety agencies. Tap here to learn more.

Mobile technologies are becoming increasingly important for public safety - and for the safety of first responders. I spoke with Verizon’s Associate Director of Business Products Ana Ossa about the subject (interview here), and Alex Popof about the unique benefits of body cameras.

Thanks to everyone at IACP who took the time to chat with us!

FIT | Building a Brand on Social Media

FIT | Building a Brand on Social Media

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It was such a pleasure to be back at the Fashion Institute of Technology to teach (some of the world’s best-dressed students) about how to better use social media to connect with retail customers.

Speaking of retail, throwback to NRF with Samsung earlier this year, where I had the opportunity to chat with Steffen Schenk, business unit director at Barrows, about the future relationship between data and retail. Check out the interview.

And shout out to Ted Baker for keeping me in good company with the fashion elite at FIT!

The Latest in Samsung Innovation

The Latest in Samsung Innovation

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

Hard to believe it's been over a year since I've been working as Samsung's Video Correspondent!

Last week I joined the Samsung Business team in Las Vegas for the 84th Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Conference, where I talked to experts about the latest advancements in Samsung DeX.

The docking station allows the smartphone to be extended into a desktop experience, which is helping to improve the work flow for public safety officials.  

In other Samsung innovation news, have you tried out the S Pen? The Bluetooth-enabled, click-on-command pen makes the mobile experience even more convenient. Both the DeX and S Pen are available on the new Galaxy Note9. 

At InfoComm 2018 with Samsung Business

At InfoComm 2018 with Samsung Business

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

InfoComm 2018 was lit – literally.

This month in Las Vegas, I loved learning about the latest innovations in digital signage like microLED display technology. I also had the pleasure of talking to BJ Vander Linden, CIO of the NBA’s Utah Jazz, about how digital displays in arenas and stadiums can create a better experience for fans. 

Between this and Samsung's Aviation Summit this month, I'm flying high from all the groundbreaking innovations!

The Switch to Samsung

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung Business. The opinions and text are all my own.

The secret's out! 

As you may know, for the past year, I’ve been Samsung’s Video Correspondent (happy one year, Samsung Business USA)!

But, what you probably don’t know is that my personal phone... is an iPhone. 

You read right.

I’ve been an iPhone user for 10 years – so the idea of switching galaxies (see what I did there!?) has been intimidating.

But, I need a phone that won’t die on me in the middle of the work day. I want to be able to take important business calls and charge my phone at the same time (I don’t think that’s asking too much!) That’s why I'm finally making the switch.

Learn more about why I finally made the switch here

Live from the Tribeca Film Festival

This   is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung Business and Dell. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung Business and Dell. The opinions and text are all my own.

This year's Tribeca Film Festival was one for the books (or screens).

First, I spent an unforgettable night playing with Samsung's new #360Round VR camera (and Rihanna's childhood piano)!

I then spent a day live-Tweeting about women in film, technology and business with Dell, WE TALK and director/producer Ondi Timoner! (To see some of our posts, check out hashtags #PoweredbyDell and #WeTalkCulture).

That's a wrap!

NAB 2018 with Samsung Business

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

Thank you VRy much to everyone that stopped to chat with Samsung Business and yours truly at the NAB Show in Las Vegas last week!

I attended the show with Samsung Business to discuss the latest innovations in media, entertainment and tech (including Samsung's new 360 Round).

And while the future of tech is bright, your past digital life may be a little less so.

Check out my tips in this New York Post article about what to do if your old social media posts come back to bite you.

Health and Tech at HIMSS 2018

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

Samsung recently unveiled its Galaxy S9, a phone that's reimagining the way we live and work.

As a business owner, I'm especially excited about this phone, which offers more security, intuitive design, multitasking capabilities and a better and larger display when I need to work on the go. 

Speaking of innovative tech making a difference in people's lives, I got a look at the latest in healthcare at #HIMSS18 in Vegas last week, where Accendowave CEO and Co-Founder Martha Lawrence talked to me about the new ways to manage pain. Watch our interview here. For more on health and tech, check out my segment on Fox5 Las Vegas, where I shared my top healthcare apps. 

And while tech clearly has a positive impact on our lives and health, safety and security are growing priorities. Check out my interview with NBC Tampa about how to make money while also staying safe on social media, my segment on CBS Nashville about privacy, and my tips for parents when it comes to online safety for kids, for the Today Show

Samsung Flips the Script on Business

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

I FLIPping love this company, in case you couldn't tell!

Head to the Samsung Business blog to learn how Samsung Flip is changing the workplace as we know it. And while you're at it, head to BizBash to hear how my top social media and tech trends (as shared during my Digital Entertainment World talk in L.A. last week.) 

Speaking of innovation, I recently joined Samsung in sunny San Diego to attend AFCEA West, where data ruled the day. I had the opportunity to speak with Chris Stalzer, principal, Mil/DoD liaison at Juggernaut.Case about how data drives innovation in the federal workforce. Check out the full interview here

We also recently hit the Music City Nashville, where I had the honor of speaking to executives at Samsung's National Sales Meeting. Stay tuned for some exciting Samsung news in the coming days!

And working with an amazing company like Samsung got me thinking about business relationships. Check out my latest interview in Entrepreneur. 

NRF 2018 with Samsung Business

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This week I joined Samsung Business in New York for the National Retail Federation!

After chatting with the pros, I had time to scope out the newest innovations transforming the retail industry (like this magic machine that lets me order 100 coffees #DoWhatYouCant).

Check out this interview with Deloitte Digital's Jay Samit about how AR improves the customer experience by enhancing customization, and don't miss my chat with Barrows' business unit director Steffen Schenk about personalizing content for customers to improve efficiency. 

I also had the honor this week of performing at the Hard Rock (for the fifth year!) at NRF's Rock in Retail with my friends and brilliant musicians Tracey Edouard and Tom Kanach

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CES 2018 with Samsung Business

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

CE-yes!

If you followed along Samsung Business' Instagram Stories this week, you may have seen some of my favorite CES moments, from Samsung's self-driving, 5G-connected car tech to the company's new digital whiteboard, Flip to chats with industry experts like Deloitte's Jay Samit and J. Gold Associates' President and Founder Jay Gold about the ways enterprises are adopting AR and other smart technologies. 

While in town, I stopped into to visit my friends at Fox5 Las Vegas to share my top five social media trends of 2018. (You check them out here.)

I also got to check out Dell and Nikki Reed's new line of sustainable jewelry made entirely from old-school Dell computer motherboards. Congratulations on the launch! (And shop the collection here.)

But my trip wasn't all work and no play. Shoutout to Google, Microsoft and Lenovo for throwing some stellar parties, and to Cirque du Soleil for another incredible The Beatles LOVE performance. 

The Future of Security with Samsung Business

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

Are mobile devices changing the future of security?

Recently at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Philadelphia, I learned how public safety officers are increasingly using smartphones and technology like Samsung's innovative docking system DeX in the field. 

I spoke with City of Post Falls Police Chief Scot Haug, law enforcement veteran Dale Stockton, Blueforce Development Corp’s Michael Helfrich and Samsung’s Jan Ruderman about whether smartphones would ever replace in-vehicle laptops. Hear their answers here.  

Check out some other applications of DeX in my interview with Steve Sieron, senior alliance manager, Citrix Systems, at Gartner’s 2017 Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Florida.

And speaking of making a big difference in the field...

Back in New York, I joined Samsung to celebrate their partnership with Sprint and WeWork, who announced a new type of marketing called B2We (learn more here). Myself and other attendees (including a humanoid marketing platform named Pepper) were treated to a fireside chat hosted by SamsungNext, an organization that matches entrepreneurs with experienced founders to help startups reach the next level. 

At Mobile World Congress with Samsung Business

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

In order to look ahead, you need to look back. 

Recently at Mobile World Congress America in San Francisco, I asked executives to share the number one thing they wish their mobile device still had. Check out their answers here (T9 keyboard, anyone?).

We also spoke with Carolina Milanesi of Creative Strategies, Inc. about how millennials are changing the workforce. Hear her answers in this video

And in the interest of looking back to look forward, learn what inspired me to start my own business, make my own rules and work from my own home (besides the fact I find most offices way too cold) in this feature for Fidelity Investments. 

Plus, with the holidays are around the corner, are you looking to tap into the wealth of the gig economy this season? I weighed in on some ways to land some extra work and diversify your income for U.S. News and World Report, including online tools like WorkMarket and Fiverr. Check out that article here.  

Meet Samsung's Galaxy Note8

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

As a freelancer and small business owner, having a reliable, multi-functional mobile device is essential. Samsung recently #Unpacked its latest phone, the Galaxy Note8, featuring a dual camera with optical image stabilization, S Pen stylus — and a bigger-than-ever screen. Does bigger mean better when it comes to business? I talked to Samsung's Eric McCarty to find out.

Learn some of my other keys for business success in this article from CNBC, in which Lisa Ferber documents how I've built relationships with brands like American Express, Samsung and Shark Tank's Mark Cuban. 

Unconvinced by my success tips? I may be able to change your mind about changing your mind. :)

Head to Dow Jones’ Moneyish to read my thoughts on how to change your position on an issue – convincingly.

And speaking of changing your position, is it time to change your WiFi login? Head to New York Times to read my thoughts about how WiFi logins can represent individuality and personality. 

The Future of Banking

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

Take note!

Samsung's Galaxy Note8 is built for business (and rain). I talked to Kevin Gilroy about some of the phone's best new features. Check out the interview here.  

I also had the pleasure of talking to Reg Jones, Samsung’s director of solutions for financial services. As banking becomes largely digital, financial institutions are faced with the challenge of serving customers both on and offline. See what Jones had to say about the future of banking. 

And speaking of the future of business...

Head over to Inc. for some personal social media tips that can help you get ahead professionally, and head to Forbes for tips on automating your business!

Braking for Innovation with Samsung

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

It's been an exciting summer exploring innovation with Samsung.

Back in June, I had the chance to check out FedEx's new, first-of-its-kind Samsung-authorized repair center in the heart of New York City.

I also talked to Samsung director of marketing Jon Wong about the costs associated with losing a phone for both the individual and businesses. 

Can't imagine a reality without your phone? (Me either.) So I spoke with Accenture's wearable technology leader and pioneer Brent Blum about the best use cases for virtual reality and augmented reality.

And when it comes to VR, it's no surprise that Samsung leads the pack.

In July, I got to tour Samsung Bus, which features everything from the Samsung DeX station to the Knox security platform to virtual reality.

The bus will be going on a nationwide tour to spotlight Samsung's latest products and business solutions, so stay on the look out!