Tech & The District » Tech in 5 http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict Tech the way we see it: insights and musings on technology PR, policy and the District, from H&K’s D.C. Tech Team. Thu, 04 Aug 2011 15:06:44 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 en hourly 1 “Tech in 5″ – Marcia Hale, Building America’s Future http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2011/03/29/tech-in-5-marcia-hale-building-americas-future/ http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2011/03/29/tech-in-5-marcia-hale-building-americas-future/#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2011 19:12:31 +0000 Ben Breit http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/?p=922 Last week, we welcomed Marcia Hale, President of Building America’s Future, as part of our latest installment of “Tech in 5.” BAF is a bi-partisan coalition devoted to bringing about a new wave of infrastructure investments throughout the United States. As part of her role, Marcia works directly with BAF’s three prominent and colorful co-chairs – Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor Ed Rendell, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

BAF has several major policy programs (including energy and a National Infrastructure Bank) – not the least of which is technology, where they focus on proliferating wireless broadband and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Check out the video to hear Marcia’s insights on potential initiatives to accelerate innovation and jumpstart the economy. And be sure visit the BAF website for further information.

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“Tech In 5″ – Peter Cherukuri, VP and General Manager of Huffington Post http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2010/09/23/tech-in-5-peter-cherukuri-vp-and-general-manager-of-huffington-post/ http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2010/09/23/tech-in-5-peter-cherukuri-vp-and-general-manager-of-huffington-post/#comments Thu, 23 Sep 2010 21:49:38 +0000 Lauren Wilson http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/?p=582 Did you know that in the month of June, the Huffington Post received about 24 million unique visitors?

Hill & Knowlton had the opportunity to sit down with Peter Cherukuri, Vice President and General Manager of the Huffington Post.  Peter shares with us how the Huffington Post differentiates itself from other outlets and the people who make the organization a success. He also gives us a sneak peek on where we can catch him for lunch.  Start adding the Bombay Club and BLT Steak to your list!

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“Tech In 5″: Peter Corbett from Digital Capital Week http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2010/06/14/tech-in-5-peter-corbett-from-digital-capital-week/ http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2010/06/14/tech-in-5-peter-corbett-from-digital-capital-week/#comments Mon, 14 Jun 2010 15:08:27 +0000 Lauren Wilson http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/?p=466 Peter Corbett from iStrategy Labs and co-producer of Digital Capital Week joined us in our Hill & Knowlton studios to share all the exciting events that we can’t miss! Digital Capital Week is a 10 day festival in Washington, DC that focuses on technology, innovation and digital activities. Events will take place June 11-20 primarily on George Washington University’s campus and at a series of venues in the Washington, DC area.

In this interview Peter talks about the opening party that happened this past Friday, Media 2.0 Day, and City Camp. Will you be among one of the 4,000 participants that are expected to attend this week? If so, post your comments on the events below and let us know what you thought of them. Follow @DCWeek and @Corbett3000 on Twitter to get all the latest happenings from the week.

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Tech in 5: The Hill’s Kim Hart http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/12/22/tech-in-5-the-hills-kim-hart/ http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/12/22/tech-in-5-the-hills-kim-hart/#comments Tue, 22 Dec 2009 21:10:38 +0000 Sharla Lane http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/?p=350 In the thick of the action and always with a smile on her face, Kim Hart fills the 3,000-mile void between the innovative minds of Silicon Valley and the policy makers on Capitol Hill with her blog, “Hillicon Valley,” for The Hill newspaper. As we see more tech companies building their presence in D.C., her blog is quickly becoming a must-read. Check out her recent interview with FCC Commissioner Baker on C-SPAN here and click below to hear her thoughts on technology and the Hill as part of our Tech in 5 video series.

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Tech in 5: National Journal’s Andrew Noyes http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/10/19/tech-in-5-national-journals-andrew-noyes/ http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/10/19/tech-in-5-national-journals-andrew-noyes/#comments Mon, 19 Oct 2009 21:28:17 +0000 Sharla Lane http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/?p=330 If you are attending a major hearing on the Hill or a prominent tech event in D.C., you may spot the debonair Andrew Noyes. A journalist with more than a decade of experience, he currently covers intellectual property policy, litigation, privacy, civil liberties and Internet governance issues as a staff writer for National Journal’s CongressDaily. He is also the author of Tech Daily Dose, a companion blog for the publication that takes readers inside the corridors of the Capitol, providing access to the conversations, strategies, and alliances that drive congressional action. Hear Andrew’s thoughts on what it’s like working on the Hill and more in this installment of Tech in 5.

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Tech in 5: Washington Post’s Rob Pegoraro http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/10/02/tech-in-5-washington-posts-rob-pegoraro/ http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/10/02/tech-in-5-washington-posts-rob-pegoraro/#comments Fri, 02 Oct 2009 19:48:58 +0000 Vanessa Truskey http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/?p=299 Are you trying to decide between an iPhone and a BlackBerry?  Is your TV not working after the digital transition this past June?  Have no idea what I’m even talking about?  Your first stop should be the Washington Post’s Rob Pegoraro and his column, Faster Forward.   In this installment of Tech in 5, we spend some time with Rob, one of the most widely-sought out columnists on consumer tech and gadget issues, to find out which reader questions irk him the most, which gadget he can’t live without, and (perhaps most importantly), his feelings on our very own (love ‘em or leave ‘em) Washington Nationals.

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Tech in 5 with Kevin Maney http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/08/19/tech-in-5-with-kevin-maney/ http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/08/19/tech-in-5-with-kevin-maney/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2009 14:58:03 +0000 Sharla Lane http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/?p=269 Technology and music enthusiasts alike will revel in this edition of Tech in 5 as we sit down with longtime technology writer Kevin Maney to discuss his views on media, his upcoming book and his can’t miss insights into the local music scene. If you’re unfamiliar with Kevin’s work, be sure to check out last month’s Fortune cover story for an inside look into one of the Valley’s most charismatic figures and savvy tech investors, Marc Andreessen. Otherwise sit back and enjoy as we venture into Virginia to highlight yet another local tech journalist. 

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Tech in 5: BusinessWeek’s Steve Wildstrom http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/05/05/tech-in-5-businessweeks-steve-wildstrom/ http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/05/05/tech-in-5-businessweeks-steve-wildstrom/#comments Tue, 05 May 2009 20:36:55 +0000 Sharla Lane http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/?p=154 While known to some, Washington is home to not only the first digital president but also some fairly passionate Web and technology enthusiasts and writers. Staying true to our mission to help bring the local DC tech scene to life, Tech & The District has launched a new video series to showcase some of our best-known talent. For our premier episode, we thought we’d lead off with one of our favorites: BusinessWeek columnist Steve Wildstrom dishes his perspective on tech trends for ‘09, the role of government in technology, DC tourism and more in this first installment of Tech in 5.

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