Ian Hamilton

Canadian in Vegas: Emmy Awards, Storage Visions, and Consumer Electronic Sprawl »

I spent last week in Las Vegas, and not just for the bustling electronic sprawl of CES. Two parallel technology events also drew me to The Gambling Capital of the World: the Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards Ceremony and a panel discussion at the Storage Visions conference. Vegas is famous for bright lights and celebrity appearances. Last week, it kept up with its reputation from Alex Trebek hosting the Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards to telepresence robots walking CES exhibit floors.

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Next week’s Content Protection Summit in the wake of Sony’s cyber-attack »

The far-reaching cyber-attack on Sony Pictures last week has put Hollywood studios on high alert as the company’s financial damage and emotional strain become apparent. Whether the attack was in retaliation for a film negatively portraying North Korean leader Kim Jong-un or some other mal intent, Hollywood has suddenly entered an information security conversation we typically reserve for governments and banks.

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