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Each week, Rick joins his buddy Sully to talk tech on the Limpert Tech "SullyCast on ALT 105.7, formerly TalkRadio 640 WGST

Saturday
Apr072018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

While attending Adobe Summit in Las Vegas last week, Rick has the opportunity to stay at the high tech and centrally located... THE COSMOPOLITAN of LAS VEGAS

See more at: https://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/

From gambling to eating to relaxing and the best rooms in Las Vegas, it's The Cosmopolitan that now sets the standards in so many ways, in Las Vegas.

The resort opened on December 15, 2010, and is located just south of the Bellagio on the west side of Las Vegas Boulevard.

It consists of two highrise towers, the Boulevard Tower and the Chelsea Tower, both of which are 184 meters (603 ft) tall. The $3.9 billion project features 3,027 rooms, a 110,000 sq ft (10,000 m2) casino, 300,000 sq ft (28,000 m2) of retail and restaurant space, a 40,000 sq ft (3,700 m2) spa and fitness facility, a 3,200-seat theater, and 150,000 sq ft (14,000 m2) of meeting and convention space.

In 2013, the hotel was rated "The Best Hotel in the World" by Gogobot. In 2015, the resort was named to the Condé Nast Traveller Gold List as one of the "Top Hotels in the World".

You can explore the one-of-a-kind restaurant collection featuring the Las Vegas debuts of world-class chefs. Let our stylish art and design exhilarate your cultural sensibilities and our vibrant nightlife capture your imagination. The eclectic mix of hand-selected boutiques, an unrivaled Pool District, 100,000 square-foot casino, and serene Sahra Spa & Hammam complete an unforgettable luxury experience.
 

Here's what Rick found when it comes to technology at The Cosmo


1.  Tech upgrades to the rooms


Rooms are outfitted with top-of-the-line technology that millennials will likely find very appealing. An iPad “virtual concierge” will enable guests to make restaurant and spa reservations, buy tickets, order room service, schedule wake-up calls, and control lighting and temperature. This will also be a great tool for meeting professionals to utilize. They’ll be able to communicate with attendees to send updates and alerts about the itinerary.

Additional include 65-inch Samsung TVs to stay entertained with Hulu, YouTube, Pandora, Crackle and NetFlix, and personal Bluetooth connectivity.


2.   Rose - The Cosmopolitan's resident Chatbox


Rose was unveiled in January of 2017. She is a chatbot unlike other chatbots in the hospitality space as she is playful, savvy, quick-witted and inspiring—reflecting the distinct mystique of the resort and its guests. Rose is an expression of The Cosmopolitan’s luxury-with-a-wink take on hospitality. Rose uses her wit, charm and bold personality to help guests have a better time. She is uniquely designed to move guests around the resort and surprise them along the way. Upon check in, guests are given a mysterious card in a room key packet with a phone number on it. Once guests begin texting the number, they will be introduced to Rose, who does more than any one person could do alone. Through interactive technology using real-time text messaging conversations, Rose guides guests through art tours as well as a variety of tours, has the ability to arrange for amenity delivery (towels, pillows, etc.) to guest rooms, suggests the perfect restaurant, recommends indulgent cocktails and even plays games. More complex questions or requests are handled by CoStars behind the scenes.
-  Important to note: Rose will be the first and only chatbot to communicate and serve guests that are players at the casino.



3.  Three types of pools to enjoy

The Pools at the Cosmopolitan features three different types: a relaxing pool, day club pool and nightclub pool.

4. Underground Parking

The Cosmopolitan was the second Las Vegas hotel, after The Palazzo, to feature an underground parking garage underneath the hotel. As a result, the parking garage was built first. In December 2007, work finished on the 70-foot hole for the parking structure, while other foundation work remained in progress.

5.  LED displays in Lobby


There are 408 LED high-definition screens, which play an inspired mix of videos created in partnership with artists from all over the world.

Powered by some 90 computers and 25 miles of cable, this stunning display of art and tech gets a complete refresh every 30 minutes — When you enter the hotel you will be greeted by a whole new presentation of sight.

Sunday
Apr012018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 - Adobe Summit

Rick is at another "summit" this week.  The annual Adobe Summit in Las Vegas.

A gathering of over 13,000 digital marketers, tech entrepreeurs, media and partners of Adobe

Adobe Systems Incorporated, commonly known as Adobe, is an American multinational computer software company. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, United States. Adobe has historically focused upon the creation of multimedia and creativity software products, with a more recent foray towards rich Internet application software development. It is best known for Photoshop, an image editing software, Acrobat Reader, the Portable Document Format (PDF) and Adobe Creative Suite, as well as its successor Adobe Creative Cloud.
www.adobe.com

Rick and Sully talk about what went on at Adobe Summit:

 

1. Adobe and Microsoft bridge a gap to China

Adobe and Microsoft’s extend a partnership into China to help local brands deliver personalized customer experiences. Also new today, Adobe and Microsoft unveiled:
    New native integrations between Adobe Experience Manager and Microsoft Azure, Adobe Campaign and Microsoft Dynamics 365, and Adobe Analytics and Microsoft Power BI
    A new standard model that aligns data across an organization with ease, with the integration of Adobe XDM and Microsoft CDM

More than 60 global brands leverage Adobe and Microsoft joint solutions, including 24 Hour Fitness, Foot Locker, Tourism Australia and W.B. Mason.

This will also help at serving more than 60 global brands today, as Adobe and Microsoft’s new native technology integrations include Adobe Experience Manager Sites Managed Service, running on Microsoft Azure to help companies deliver personalized web experiences.

2. Innovations in Adobe Analytics Cloud, such as a new integration with Advertising Cloud to give marketers more visibility into how paid search drives engagement, as well as deeper insights into publisher reporting metrics.

3. Keynotes by NFLer JJ Watt and Sir Richard Branson

Power of positivity - JJ Watt
Entrepreneurship for Sir Richard Branson essentially means finding ways to make people’s lives better.  Speaking at the 2018 Adobe Digital Marketing Summit, he was of the view that understanding people’s experiences – the good and the bad – should take center stage in guiding all business decision making and processes.