Dave Brinkman & Dana Barrett

Dave Brinkman & Dana Barrett

In the guest chair: 

Dave Brinkman, President and CEO of AssureSign and Erin Rosintoski Lewis, Community Manager at Atlanta Tech Village joined Dana in studio to talk e-Signatures and Rise of the Rest bus tour with Steve Case.

AssureSign simplifies the world’s most universally powerful action – the signature. Available as an on-premise, customizable solution for the enterprise and as an on-demand, SaaS solution for small business, AssureSign uniquely enables any business to create and execute a secure and seamless signature experience.

Atlanta Tech Village is a community of innovation powered by a 103,000 square foot building. As one of the top 10 largest co-working spaces and tech hubs in the US, their mission is to support and inspire tech entrepreneurs to achieve success through a community that promotes faster connections between talent, ideas and capital.

In the headlines:

  • Atlanta has one more week to come up with a plan for the 2015 Nobel Peace Laureates Summit in November or the Working Committee of the World Summit will move on and select another city. Oh Atlanta.
  • In better news, two researchers from Emory University’s Winship Cancer Center were awarded $3.5 million from the National Cancer Institute for their work in informatics technology. Essentially, they’ve found a way to digitize tissue slides in such a way that they can be examined using data analytics.
  • The tech industry is happy with some new bipartisan legislation that is set to end the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone and Internet metadata. The USA Freedom Act “…enhances civil liberties protections, increases transparency for both American businesses and the government, ends the bulk collection of data, and provides national security officials targeted tools to keep America safe from foreign enemies,” said it’s creators and proponents.
  • The former CEO of HP, Carly Fiorina is running for President. She tossed her hat in the ring yesterday morning and might give Hilary a run for the money. Fiorina is a conservative but with no political experience. She lost a senate bid in 2010. Some say the reason she lost the senate run is because of accusations that she outsourced 30,000 american jobs while at HP. Some clever techie opponents to Fiorina grabbed the CarlyFiorina.org domain name and used the site to post 30,000 sad face emoticons. One for every job she supposedly outsourced.

Other stuff:

“What if marketing was less about promotion or coercion and more about reaching out to people and helping them to solve problems?” Bernadette Jiwa answers this question and more in our May book club selection, MARKETING: A LOVE STORY: HOW TO MATTER TO YOUR CUSTOMERS. Join us for the next Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club meeting on Monday, May 11 at South City Kitchen in Vinings. Get all the details and sign up to attend here: http://www.meetup.com/DBShow/.

For other events and appearances, check out Dana’s event calendar: http://danabarrett.com/events/.