Why CES Must Prioritize Diversity to #ChangeTheRatio

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© ScanMyPhotos.com, 2017 at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada

Twenty-eight years is a long record and explains why we are staunch advocates for CES–the global consumer electronics and technology tradeshow that takes place every January in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Beyond networking and exploring the next “new–new” tech finds, we attend in our role for providing digitized photographic content for sharing and uploading to the thousands of photo-sharing gadgets and devices.



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ScanMyPhotos.com President & CEO, Mitch Goldstone at CES

ScanMyPhotos.com CEO, Mitch Goldstone, was interviewed for our advocacy in support of diversity and more equality representation at the world’s largest gathering place for innovations and technology.


It is not enough to have women just address the small breakout sessions at the diminutive LVCC North Hall rooms.  They and the entire rainbow canvas of diverse representation must also be on the main stage, where thousands attend to hear the keynote addresses.


This year all those keynote presentations are featuring only men.



We were among the first to take note that the keynote speakers at CES are void of diverse representation and we took action, including launching a large social media campaign. The twitter hashtag to follow is #ChangeTheRatio.


Due to the lack of diversity at CES, we pulled our 28-years of attendance because #changetheratio has become a thing. This signal along with many others creating a viral campaign is intended to encourage CES to broaden its scope of outreach and better represent women and minorities. There is just a month to go, so we are hoping to reevaluate and continue with our scheduled attendance at CES.


Part of the CES woes was revealed after reviewing archived past photos from our nearly three decades of attending. We noticed a disconcerting quandary. There have been too few female attendees. A solution is to have businesses register and send more female employees and minorities to #CES2018.


 

cesmediaroom 300x225 - Why CES Must Prioritize Diversity to #ChangeTheRatioScanMyPhotos.com was interviewed by Lauren Johnson, a senior technology editor for Adweek. The article, “With No Women Keynote Speakers, Does CES Have a Diversity Problem?” centers around the conference’s lack of female keynote speakers.

 

Excerpt: For the past 28 years, Mitch Goldstone, CEO of ScanMyPhotos, a company that transfers analog photos to digital, has attended CES but after the weeklong dust-up, he doesn’t plan to attend. “CES needs to represent a better portrait of representing consumers—all the people who buy the stuff that CES showcases,” Goldstone said. “It’s not just women, it’s broader diversity.”  He suggested Lisa Su, CEO of Advanced Micro Devices as a name CES’ organizers should consider.



 

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“3 New Year’s Tech Resolutions You Must Keep,” Photo Scanning

USA TODAY PROFILES SCANMYPHOTOS

Coming off feature profiles in the past from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, and to the 37 million readers of AARP The Magazine, ScanMyPhotos.com begins the new year with this: ” 3 New Year’s tech resolutions you must keep,” published by USA Today


Our 28-year passion and purpose have always been digitizing the world’s 3.5 trillion analog photos for today’s all-digital world.  What better way to draw attention than from this prior profile when USA Today’s tech columnist and host of #TalkingTechJefferson Graham wrote this:


ScanMyPhotos.com corporate headquarters in Irvine, CA. Home to our 26-year digitization business which has professionally scanned more than 300 million pictures

ScanMyPhotos.com corporate headquarters in Irvine, CA. Home to its 26-year digitization business which has professionally scanned more than 300 million pictures[br]

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Digitize.


For those of you from the analog era, with your shoe boxes of photos and shelves of 8mm and VHS videotapes, let’s get them saved to digital in 2017, okay?


For one, they’ll be safe, and secondly, now you can share them on Facebook, Twitter and privately. I like the services iMemories (50 cents per image, $12.99 per video, and/or $49.99 yearly to have stored on its website for sharing) and Scanmyphotos.com ($149 for a box holding up to 1,800 photos, and $19.99 per video) for getting the entire collection done in one full swoop.)


BONUS: Sign up here for instant discounts and news updates from ScanMyPhotos.com


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How to Make a DIY Photo Booth for Holiday Parties

Young couple in a Photo Booth party with garland decoration backgroundPhoto booths are all the rage these days. Chances are you’ve seen them popping up at weddings, sweet sixteens, anniversaries, birthdays, block parties, and more. While these booths are typically set up by a professional photographer, it’s possible to have one at your party without the assistance of a seasoned pro.

 

With the right gear on hand, a DIY photo booth can be easily pulled together. Let’s take a quick walk through what you’ll need to build a fun photo booth for your holiday party.

 

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6 Ways to Include Photos at Your Holiday Event

Photos at Your Holiday EventHoliday photos are such an important part of our lives and personal histories. The photos taken at this time of year are almost magical—they can capture so much joy, love, and cheer.

 

While we all have plans to take pictures during the big parties that are coming up, there are many other ways to include photos at your holiday event!

 

Send an e-card invite

 

When you send out the invitations, use one of these e-card services to send a unique holiday invite—complete with photos from your scanned archive. Your guests will love seeing familiar faces on the e-card!

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