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Feeling Thankful - Is there an App for That?

.Feeling Thankful - Is there an App for That?

I am thankful for mobile apps and social media that let me connect, and stay connected with so many kind people and friends.  Just yesterday my wife and I met up with a high school friend, Marti, we had not seen in 25 years.  I was in a business meeting in downtown Portland, Oregon for several hours, but was able to track their location and meet up with them later in the day via SMS and Google maps on my smartphone. This friendship was reestablished via Facebook.

Today we are meeting another high school friend, Candy, that we had lost contact with for decades, but we are now the closest of friends after connecting again via Facebook.

I record corny video commentaries and interviews with experts that many of you have started watching, but few have finished. This year I have recorded 67 videos (don't view them if you are allergic to corny).  My friends, when trying to bolster my ego call them "authentic," but they are most often corny. When traveling I use my iPhone to film them.  I can record, edit and upload my videos to a YouTube channel all from my iPhone that fits in my pocket.  I can bring you with me on my travels and into discusses with leading mobility experts around the globe.

Social media and mobile technologies has enabled a redneck, Boise, Idaho based, mobility obsessed former dairy farmer to travel to the corners of the earth on a regular basis sharing mobile and digital transformation strategies and research with companies.  This is just crazy to me, and for that I THANK YOU!!!!

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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Senior Analyst
Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work Cognizant
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Kevin Benedict is an opinionated futurist, Principal Analyst at the Center for Digital Intelligence™, C4DIGI.com, emerging technologies analyst, and digital transformation and business strategy consultant. In the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries, and is a keynote speaker at conferences worldwide. He spent nearly 5 years working as a Senior Analyst at Cognizant (CTSH), and 2 years serving in Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work where he wrote many reports, hundreds of articles, interviewed technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries. He has written articles published in The Guardian, wrote the Forward to SAP Press' book titled "Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP", published over 3,000 articles and was featured as thought leader and digital strategist in the Department of Defense's IQT intelligence journal. Kevin lectures and leads workshops, teaches and consults with companies and government agencies around the world to help develop digital transformation and business strategies. Visit his website at C4DIGI.com.