Woz Enterprise Launches Federally Recognized Technology Apprenticeship with University of Phoenix

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Transformative workforce development program to drive acceleration of careers for high-potential community college graduates

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Woz Enterprise – a division of Woz U – and University of Phoenix are bringing the technology and education sectors together to launch a U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program to address the widening technology skills gap and put Americans to work. This world-class, transformative technology apprenticeship program trains community-college graduates in STEM fields with day-one skills and places them in entry-level apprenticeship jobs, while setting them on a path to earn a bachelor’s degree in an in-demand field.

“We have all heard about the tech talent gap. Hundreds of companies have been trying to address it, yet here we are in 2020, and the gap remains,” said Chris Coleman, President of Woz Enterprise. “Truly offering relief to this talent-starved industry, at scale, requires collaboration from

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Vancouver comic an internet sensation, in India

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a woman smiling for the camera: Vancouver comic Ambika Vas was born in Newfoundland but has lived all over the world.


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Vancouver comic Ambika Vas was born in Newfoundland but has lived all over the world.

Stuck in her apartment during the COVID-19 pandemic, Vancouver comic Ambika Vas started producing satirical news videos and posting them on YouTube .

Out of the blue she was contacted by Bombay comedian Cyrus Broacha , who has a satirical TV show in India called The Week that Wasn’t.

“It airs on the CNN channel in India,” said Vas , who is of Indian descent. “It’s like the Daily Show , but a little bit closer to Saturday Night Live, because there’s more sketches.”

Broacha asked her to become the “foreign correspondent” for the show. So for the last 11 weeks she’s been beaming fake news items across the globe, from the comfort of her living room.

Her instant celebrity is reminiscent of the rise of Sarah Cooper , the American comedian

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Software Has To Lead Hardware In The AI Dance

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A lot of the people who are working at the many AI chip startups have a long history in processor development in the datacenter, and that is certainly true of the folks who founded SambaNova Systems. And this is a fortunate thing because these people can leverage some of the good ideas they know worked when commercializing a new technology and avoid some of the big mistakes their former employers sometimes made.

At our recent The Next AI Platform event, we sat down with Rodrigo Liang, co-founder and chief executive officer of SambaNova Systems, which is one of the upstart custom AI chip producers vying for attention and budget dollars. SambaNova was founded in 2017 by a bunch of ex-Sun Microsystems techies as well as a few from Stanford University, which is of course where Sun itself was born in 1982. The co-founders include Kunle Olukotun and Chris Ré, professors

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Enchanted Rock Appoints Industry Veteran as Chief Technology Officer

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New Role Oversees Growing R&D Efforts to Meet Growing Market Demand for Low Carbon Resiliency

HOUSTON, July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Enchanted Rock, LLC, a leading solution provider of clean and affordable resiliency microgrids for commercial, industrial, and institutional customers, announced today the appointment of Ian Blakely as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Blakely joined Enchanted Rock in 2015 and brings over 20 years of experience in technology, investing, and strategy with 18 years in the energy industry. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer.

In the CTO role, Blakely will oversee the planning, development, and execution of corporate strategy on new technologies and associated products. Blakely will also serve as Executive Vice President of Asset Management, a liaison role working with investors to ensure that assets are built, operated, and maintained to achieve the highest long-term value.

“Ian is a proven leader in the energy industry and brings the

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