I just got back from CES and am still decompressing from the 140,000 person 4 full exhibit floors full of consumer electronics.
I have lots of tech that I will be talking about over the next few weeks, but here are a few to start:
3. I posted with some CES tech picks for moms at Cool Mom Tech (just a start… more to come). Check it out, and comment with what new tech you are looking for.
4. Just as I was packing for CES, I was honored to be interviewed by the Inside Source blog and the Wall Street Journal (about 4G — that I wish I would of had at CES because AT&T 3G was not so good). The article was by Don Clark, and I enjoyed ranting about how frustrated I have been that Silicon Valley did not have 4G until just recently… I mean, come on — it is Silicon Valley!
Reena Jana interviewed me for the fun Inside Source blog about CES and which gadgets I would be bringing with me… Sorely missing was a 4G Broadband card.
5. The LA Times discussed mom and dad bloggers at CES, and I was happy to get a shout out.
6. At CES, I spoke at a fun Tweethouse at a session called “Measurement and ROI: How To Quantify Costs and Results” with the fabulous Sheila Dowd of Clever Girls Collective and the busy Ben Parr of Mashable (who had just hosted a biggg Mashable party the night before). I shook things up by saying building a relationship with the right bloggers (for the companies niche) is a valuable part of ROI from social media campaigns. Check out the session at the Tweethouse link.
7. I had the honor of hanging with the fabulous crowd at MommyTechCES summit, a very valuable part of CES. Robin Raskin is someone I look up to as a trailblazer for getting the women and mom’s voice out in the technology world. Robin Raskin and an impressive team pulled together the FashionWare high tech fashion show as well. I enjoyed being one of the announcers — but more then that was seeing the fun high tech fashion. I will post with some fun pictures from that.
8. Best of all there were about 30 mom/women bloggers that made their way to CES this year. I helped organize a breakfast for them with Sarah Kimmel and The Clever Girls Collective (thanks to SWAGG for sponsoring the breakfast).
Beth Blecherman started her career in application development then Senior Manager, Computer Process Integrity, for Deloitte. After senior management she took on family management blogging as her career 2.0. She is a Co-Founder of the Silicon Valley Moms Group, a collaborative of mom blogs across the country, and their first international blog Canada Moms Blog.
Blecherman founded her personal blog, TechMamas.com, as a platform to discuss technology and gadgets for families. Beth vlogs with other female tech bloggers at Gadgetspin.com. She also consults with companies on blogger outreach and social media strategies and speaks at conferences on parenting, social media and technology. TechMamas.com was chosen as one of the Nielson Power Mom 50 influencers. On Twitter as @TechMama she was chosen as one of the 25 Influential Moms to Follow on Twitter and BizTechDay’s 25 Influential Business Women in the Bay Area. Beth is on the Board of Advisors for MommyTech at CES.