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Hi! I'm Carmen.

Hi! I'm Carmen.

I love to ramble about all things emerging tech in writing, on podcasts, and at conferences.

With over twenty years of experience, my zen is when innovation meets data-driven decision making.

I lead Centric Consulting’s Modern Software Delivery practice, focusing on Cloud and Emerging Tech.

Also: Cancer Survivor, Soccer Mom, and Donut Mile Champion

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Emerging Tech Blog

Artificial Intelligence. Internet of Things. Blockchain. Quantum Computing. Whatever your favorite flavor of emerging tech, I’ve probably waxed poetic about. You will also find some random stuff – books, running, green living, beating cancer and more.

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

We are just getting started with AI’s potential.

As a mother of two tweens, I am particularly watching the rise of self-driving cars. But there are many other interesting AI applications on the near horizon too – including diagnosing medical conditions, predictive maintenance in manufacturing, and virtual reality in insurance.  

That said, with great power comes great responsibility. Keeping bias out of our AI algorithms and applications needs to be a top priority now, before AI’s soon-to-be ubiquity makes it impossible to correct.

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Internet of Things

IoT is the worker bee of the Emerging Tech scene. It may not have the wow of AI or the hype of Blockchain, but the Internet of (all the) Things gets things done.

On the factory floor, in the hospital unit, or from your wrist, IoT captures and ingests all the information.

And when you have all the information, you also have all the opportunity that comes with new points of view.

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Internet of Things
Blockchain

Blockchain

I know, I know… I roll my eyes too when I hear “Blockchain.” The whole cryptocurrency hype cycle exhausted us all.

Yes, my inner political wonk is intrigued by the socioeconomic implications of bitcoin and its brethren.

But the true power of Blockchain comes when we re-engineer archaic business practices and processes to be both more accessible and secure.

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Quantum Computing

I first studied Quantum Computing in grad school, which was, ahem, almost two decades ago.

At that time, it was a fun academic exercise, far removed from reality. Its potential imaginable, its practical implementation less so.

That’s changing quickly. Quantum is getting real and will cause us to rethink computing, security, and the possible.

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Quantum Computing

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