Wednesday, November 19, 2014

First Lady of Emerging Technologies Predicts the Future of Driving

Dr.Satwant Kaur, HP Distinguished Technologist, believes that human error will soon be eliminated from our daily transportation.

Some might say that exciting, futuristic predictions are Dr. Satwant Kaur's forte. Her many awards and accolades celebrate unparalleled accomplishments in technology, and her version of the future can often seem like science fiction.  However, humanity has made great technological strides, and will surely continue to do so; Dr. Kaur believes that in the near future, technology will completely alter how we drive our cars.   

Humanity has known roughly a century with the automobile, perhaps the greatest innovation of its time. Personal travel before the car was slow, uncomfortable, and often reliant on farm animals. Now, about a hundred years later, Dr. Kaur predicts a new, surprising future for cars: that they will become autonomous and self-driving. These self-driving cars could be a reality by as early as 2020, utilizing vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology. According to Dr. Kaur, machines communicate better with other machines than with humans; this is due to predictable programmatic behaviors. Also, the elimination of human drivers would eliminate most car accidents, since many result from human error- we bring with us the element of surprise, often causing these crashes. Therefore, the roadways of the future will be much safer.

Dr. Kaur notes that the easiest way to drive will be using the new technology for autonomous cars. She also believes that roads will be dedicated to the sole use of self-driving cars. Autonomous cars will also be extremely helpful they will be able to recognize and avoid pedestrians, and will be able to identify and avoid construction or other roadway hazards. These may seem like outlandish advancements; however, it isn't as radical to us now as the idea of a pocket-sized computer was thirty years ago. As always, Dr. Kaur reminds us that impressive and radical changes may be nearer than we might think.

Dr. Satwant Kaur
Dr. Satwant Kaur is hailed as the “First Lady of Emerging Technologies®” in Silicon Valley,Media, and the industry worldwide. She is the author of Amazon’s bestseller, “Transitioning Embedded Systems to Intelligent Environments: A journey through evolving technologies”.
Dr. Satwant Kaur is a HP Distinguished Technologist and currently serves as the Chief Technologist - Innovation (HLS) for the Hewlett-Packard Company. Her professional positions have included: Strategist at the Office for the CTO at EMC ; Platform Strategist in Intel Architecture Group at Intel; Director of Development at Symantec; Chief Architect (Allstate) at Computer Associates (CA Technologies); Chief Technology Architect at Quest Software (part of DELL) ; Chief Technology Officer for TIBCO  and Management Consultant. Dr. Kaur has also served on the Board of Panacea Software and  Expert Consultant for Thomson Reuters.
She was also Electrical Engineering Faculty Member at Idaho State University and Computer Science Faculty Member at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT) She is a prolific inventor. She invented Intel’s Reduced Interoperability technologies, CA Technologies’ Event Correlation Engine. At HP, she has invented dozens of lifesaving technologies.
Dr. Kaur is a sought after keynote speaker on emerging technologies at ITEXPO, IEEE conferences on Consumer Electronics, IEEE embedded system workshops, Connected World Conference, and numerous other conferences. Hundreds of Radio Shows have broadcast her interviews. Her live Radio Show segment, “First Lady of Emerging Technologies” on “Computers 2 Know” earned thousands of live audience. She has been interviewed by CBS, Huffington Post and her interviews have been broadcast on hundreds of CBS sites. She received her doctorate in Mobile IP technologies from Oakland University in Oakland, Michigan. She also holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering withdistinction from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India.
Dr. Satwant Kaur, First Lady of Emerging Technologies®, expresses her own personal views and opinions in all communications including all electronic, broadcast, and print media formats. Dr. Satwant Kaur is not endorsed by any third-party affiliation, organization, or employer and all opinions are solely of Dr. Kaur's, and do not reflect the opinions and/or views of any third-party affiliation, organization, or employer. For further information, please refer to her web site Dr. Satwant Kaur may be contacted at

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Social Media Promotion For Authors


Looking for new ways to get the word out about your book?  Consistent exposure outside your current sphere of influence is key. According to, using Facebook is one of the top 5 inexpensive ways to launch a product. Spectacular websites still need traffic to sell anything. Facebook and Twitter have built-in platforms of individuals viewing content in real time. Many  users have apps downloaded to their phones notifying them when something is posted to their timeline. This creates a great opportunity for you as an author to engage and provide content to individuals who may be interested in your book. All they need is an invitation.
Whether you need Fan Page setup, promotion, or both, can assist with maximizing your social media. We will set up a Facebook Fan Page and a Twitter Fan page for you as an author, and/or we'll promote your past, present, and future titles.  Think you have this covered? Fan Pages are different than personal pages. Personal pages reach people you know. Fan pages are for everyone else. With Fan Pages, you can engage Facebook and Twitter users with consistent relative content connecting readers to your books without bombarding your close friends and family.

Select one or more items, and we'll contact you with a step-by-step plan:

Basic Twitter & Facebook Fan Page combination package: $65

From information and images you provide, we will set up your fan pages and profiles on Facebook and Twitter.

Bronze Promotion: $99

  • Includes Twitter & Facebook Fan page promotion
  • 2 posts per week for a month to at least 50,000 users
  • 2 posts to 2 Facebook groups per week for a month.
  • Posts will occur on Tuesday and Thursday
*You will gain additional Facebook Fan page likes. However, we can't guarantee a specific number of likes. Anyone who does is using bots and violating Facebook's TOS.

Silver Promotion: $149

  • Includes Twitter & Facebook Fan page promotion
  • 3 posts per week for a month to at least 75,000 users
  • 3 posts to 4 Facebook groups per week for a month.
  • Posts will occur on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
*You will gain additional Facebook Fan page likes. However, we can't guarantee a specific number of likes. Anyone who does is using bots and violating Facebook's TOS.

Gold Promotion: $199

  • Includes Twitter & Facebook Fan page promotion
  • 5 posts per week for a month to at least 125,000 users
  • 5 posts to 7 Facebook groups per week for a month.
  • Posts will occur Monday through Friday.
*You will gain additional Facebook Fan page likes. However, we can't guarantee a specific number of likes. Anyone who does is using bots and violating Facebook's TOS.

Platinum Promotion: $550 

  • Includes Twitter & Facebook Fan page promotion
  • 10 posts per week for a month to at least 500,000 users
  • 7 posts to 10 Facebook groups per week for a month.
  • Posts will occur every day.
*You will gain additional Facebook Fan page likes. However, we can't guarantee a specific number of likes. Anyone who does is using bots and violating Facebook's TOS.

Step 1: Create social media fan page or just choose your package if you already have Facebook and Twitter Fan Pages.

Step 2: Complete this questionnaire:

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Knighting of Sir Kaye nominated for the Voyager (Young Reader) Marble Award from Storytellers Campfire:



Sir Kaye Needs Your Vote!
​​On September 28th, it was announced on the Storyteller’s Campfire radio program that The Knighting of Sir Kaye was nominated for their first Voyager Marble Award in the Pre-teen, Teen and Young Adult category—see below for background on the Marble Awards.  The award winners will be announced sometime in February. 
A big part of the winning selection will be audience/consumer votes and here is where we need to get out the vote for Sir Kaye

How To Vote:
On the Marble Awards website there is a button that says “Vote for Nominee”.  When you push the button I will bring up a blank email with just their email address ( 

The easiest thing to do is just send an email using the above email address without needing to go to their webpage.   Next, just enter something in the subject line (like: voting for Marble Award nominee or whatever you’d like) and in the body of the email just state that you would like to vote for the The Knighting of Sir Kaye for the Voyager Marble Award and anything else you would like to say about Sir Kaye…or just leave it at that, that’s up to you.  

The Knighting of Sir Kaye has a good chance of winning if we can get out the vote.  Please vote and if you can ask family and friends to vote too that would be even better.   Please let me know as soon as you’ve voted and if you were able to get other votes so I can try to keep track (to the extent possible) of the number of votes.  

Here's the Marble Awards page:

What is Storytellers Campfire and the Marble Awards?

Storytellers Campfire’s is an internet radio program featuring guests from all around the world. Their mission is to teach history, preserve culture, and honor tradition with literary artists of all genres—including musicians, historians, professionals, educators, inspirational speakers, entertainers, and storytellers sharing and passing stories, knowledge, and experiences from one generation to the next.
Since their radio program began in 2006, Storytellers Campfire has featured thousands of guests from all over the world and now they want to honor and distinguish some of those guests. Over the last eight years they have reviewed more than ten thousand books and they have over seven thousand people on their waiting list to be on the show. I have been featured on their program twice and they plan to have me on again after the second Sir Kaye book is out.
For the first time Storytellers Campfire is presenting Marble Awards to those who have dedicated themselves in their work beyond expectation and have shared their passion and commitment with the world. Guests on the Storyteller’s Campfire represent 82 countries and 42 provinces. Out of thousands of selections they chose only 104 nominees for the Marble Awards. The award categories include Fiction, Non-Fiction, Teen, Young Reader, Children and Educational Books, Music CDs, Storytellers, Research Literary Work, Articles, Illustrators, and Publishers all exhibiting exceptional work.  This award was unsolicited and was kept secret until the nominees were announced on September 28th. The Knighting of Sir Kaye is one of only four nominees in the Young Reader Category.

Winners will be announced in February, 2015.  A slideshow of all the nominations is available on their website. 
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