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Rick Gimbel

About Rick Gimbel

VP of Marketing | TechMarketeers Well, after a B.S. in mathematics I went on to gain my M.S. in Computer Science from Purdue and began my 30-year career as a software engineer. I transitioned into marketing fairly early in my career and have held numerous VP of Marketing positions. Along the way I have worked in hardware, software and even supercomputing organizations (Adtron, JD Edwards, Sequent), from startups (Flashline & Apollo) to Fortune 500 companies such as Motorola, Digital Equipment, and Control Data. I have also spent time with other specialist marketing firms such as Neodata, a database marketing and fulfillment company where I fine-tuned my understanding in 1-1 marketing and the use of analytics in all campaigns. I currently serve as the VP of Marketing for TechMarketeers, specialists in hi-tech marketing.

RSA 2016 – Heavy Hitters Talk Privacy vs. Security

"The path to hell starts with the back door, and we need to ensure that encryption technology remains strong,” said Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer, Microsoft at the RSA 2016 Conference. The RSA Conference is the annual confab where the world talks security. The 2016 event, with the theme “Connect to Protect,” was held Feb. 29 – Mar. 4 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.  As you might expect, the FBI versus Apple battle was the talk-of-the-show, not only in the casual Read more [...]

Mobile World Congress 2016 – Virtual Reality Steals the Show!

Smartphones Continue to Get Better and Better Everything about Mobile World Congress 2016 (the mobile industry’s annual confab in Barcelona) rates a superlative: MWC is the biggest mobile event with 101,000 attendees, 2,200 exhibitors, 3,600 press and media) people present. It is the most important - the keynotes speeches and product announcements portend an even more dominant role for mobile technology in our lives. Even this year’s transit strike, which made getting around harder than usual Read more [...]

CES 2016 – Plenty of Cool Gadgets

Last Year's Preview Products Are Now Ready For Prime Time Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show provides the perfect stage for announcing new, exciting consumer products expected to be available during the year. This year’s record 170,000 attendees were not disappointed with plenty of technology to wow them from over 3800 vendors. Concepts introduced at CES 2015 have turned into this year’s products with plenty of announcements covering drones, wearables, robots, televisions and connected Read more [...]

SEMICON West 2015 Continues Focus on Microelectronics Innovation

SEMICON West is the flagship event for one of the driving industries of the Digital and Information Revolutions. SEMICON West 2015 opens its doors July 14-16 2015 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. With over 650 exhibitors and 65 hours of technical programs, SEMICON keeps attendees up­-to-date with what is new and upcoming in microelectronics. There is no doubt about the impact of the transistor and the integrated circuit on life today. From modest beginnings, the semiconductor industry Read more [...]
DAC 2015

Upcoming Design Automation Conference (DAC 2015) One of the Best

DAC earns its reputation as the premier conference for the design and automation of electronic systems. While lacking the hype and flash of shows such as International CES, the Design Automation Conference (DAC) is one of the best and most important hi-tech industry events. This 52nd annual conference is being held this year June 7-11 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. DAC 2015 continues in the tradition of previous conferences by offering an outstanding technical program. Session content submissions Read more [...]
Internet Expo 2015

Interop 2015 Wrap-up

Interop Las Vegas 2015 focused on Internet-of-Things, Software-defined Networking, Enterprise IT Interop 2015 concluded last Friday at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Trying to determine the “hot topics” of the show is a futile exercise, with many sessions attracting large audiences and triggering lots of conversations around the floor. However, two topics did garner at great deal of interest and deserve highlighting: the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Software-defined Networking (SDN). At a Read more [...]
ESC Boston 2015

ESC Boston 2015 Preview

For embedded systems hardware, software and firmware professionals, ESC is a “must attend” event. UBM’s expanded Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) series kicks off in Boston next week (May 6-7) at the Boston Convention Center. To meet the expanding need for embedded systems development education, UBM has added two US conferences, Boston and Minneapolis (Nov 4-5), to complement the well-established Silicon Valley event (July 20-22). International ESC events are held in Bangalore, India (July Read more [...]
Interop 2015 Las Vegas

Interop 2015 Preview

Interop Las Vegas 2015 covers key topics for enterprise IT professionals. Interop 2015 opened today at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Day 1 kicks off the weeklong event with numerous workshops and discussion- oriented roundtable sessions with the main event and expo starting tomorrow. As one of the main enterprise IT shows in the US, Interop Las Vegas attracts over 10,000 attendees and 300+ exhibitors. As you might expect, the show covers a broad range of enterprise technologies Read more [...]

RSA Conference 2015 Highlights

RSA Security’s new president Amit Yoran says the information security industry is “stumbling around in the dark” at RSA Conference 2015. The RSA Conference is the annual confab “where the world talks security.” The 2015 event was held Apr. 20 – 24 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco and as you might, posted record attendance. The seemingly never ending news about highly visible cyber attacks and data breeches (Home Depot, JP Morgan Chase, Sony, The White House, The State Department Read more [...]

NAB Show 2015 Highlights

The annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show that just finished in Las Vegas (Apr 11-16) is one of our favorites. While large shows (NAB had 103,000 attendees with 1789 exhibits spread over 30 acres!) tend to be a bit daunting, the new technology put on display every year is fascinating. While most of the show activity is focused on the broadcast and motion picture industries, the Zibiters like to spend some time looking at the DSLR camera announcements where continued improvements Read more [...]