Metal Toad Blog

Learn more about the latest Media & Entertainment industry and AWS trends from the Metal Toad blog. If you prefer to browse by category, all of our posts are organized under the help section.

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The Value of Values

Given the times it seems appropriate to lean back into some of the unique aspects of Metal Toad's work culture that I've had time to observe. In my role as Director of Accounts I hold space in both sales and account support…
Jonathan Mills
April 7th, 2020
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Cloud + Higher Education

An Executive Interview with Carmen V. Lidz, CIO of Los Angeles Community College District I’ve been chatting with some of the execs I admire—from across a range of industries—to get insights on how they’re using cloud…
Joaquin Lippincott
April 2nd, 2020
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AWS re:Invent Insights—The Future of Machine Learning

After being immersed in hundreds of announcements and innovations and inspiring presentations at AWS re:Invent, the key insight I came away with was this: machine learning has so radically evolved that it will change the…
Tony Rost
March 28th, 2020
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AWS Personalize - AWS reInvent Insights

After attending AWS re:Invent, I’m convinced the conference is an absolute must-go for anyone who’s passionate about the future of the cloud. There was so much inspiration, excitement, and creativity in the air, I was…
Julie Scott
March 27th, 2020
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Cloud + Healthcare

An Executive Interview With Bridget Barnes, CIO of Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) I’ve been chatting with some of the execs I admire—from across a range of industries—to get insights on how they’re using cloud…
Joaquin Lippincott
March 25th, 2020
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Cloud + Utilities

An Executive Interview with Charles Eckstrom, CIO of Metropolitan Water District of Southern California I’ve been chatting with some of the execs I admire—from across a range of industries—to get insights on how they’re…
Joaquin Lippincott
March 23rd, 2020
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The Cloud May Be ITs Antidote for COVID-19

These are unprecedented times where it's hard to get anyone to pay attention to anything other than the COVID-19 epidemic sweeping the globe.  Within the current swirl of confusion people are trying to figure out a lot of…
Joaquin Lippincott
March 20th, 2020
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Cloud + Manufacturing

An Executive Interview with Jim Williamson, VP of Technology at ESCO I’ve been chatting with some of the execs I admire—from across a range of industries—to get insights on how they’re using cloud technologies and what it…
Joaquin Lippincott
March 18th, 2020
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The Impact of COVID-19 on the entertainment & tech industries

To say that we have entered turbulent times is perhaps an understatement. As we watch things unfold in real time (in my house we are glued to the news coming out of the AppleTV) I am trying to gauge the shockwaves that are…
Joaquin Lippincott
March 12th, 2020
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AWS Media Symposium—New York 2020 (Postponed)

This symposium has been postponed due to COVID-19 precautions—but you’ll want to attend when it’s rescheduled! In the meantime, here are some tips to get you ready for a fun and valuable event. Follow Metal Toad on LinkedIn…
Joaquin Lippincott
March 11th, 2020
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Creating a Scavenger Hunt on Android With TensorFlow

While going through my files sorting them to find anything that may be of benefit to future Toads, I came across a blog post I had started writing early in my tenure at Metal Toad.  Many of the thoughts have stayed the same…
James Simshaw
March 10th, 2020
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HPA Tech Retreat 2020

Exhilarating, overwhelming, and immensely inspiring—the HPA Tech Retreat (February 17–20 in Palm Springs, CA) is one of our favorite events of the year. As an advanced AWS Consulting Partner in the M&E industry, we’re…
Joaquin Lippincott
February 19th, 2020

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