About Larry Treas

My name is Larry Treas and I am CEO and Head of New Thinking at Dagger. I have 35 years of witnessing the madness that blows through companies around the world, and it’s a foul breeze. I created the Dagger Guild to forge peer discussions, mentoring sessions, and specific information pipeline deliverables to address, solve and alleviate the standard issue nothingness you go through daily. Dagger has no allegiance, no affiliation, and no ties to carriers, vendors, advertisers or telecom marketers of any kind. As a result, our advice is both untethered and unbiased. You can see from my CV/resume my track record and years of experience. The Dagger Guild is my dream built upon the belief that together, we will create the next generation of heroes.
31 12, 2018

AT&T’s 5G network is live, if you’re in the right city


By Stephen Shankland If you live in one of a dozen US cities, you can tap into AT&T's 5G network this week. The carrier, locked in a race with Verizon and other network operators to move to the next-gen wireless technology as fast as possible, is turning on its network on Tuesday. But until 5G phones arrive in the first half of 2019, it'll only be useful with Netgear's Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot, a portable device that creates its own Wi-Fi network so you can link phones, laptops and tablets to the 5G network. AT&T's 5G network [...]

AT&T’s 5G network is live, if you’re in the right city2018-12-31T18:06:39+00:00
31 12, 2018

Pfizer, Glaxo to Create Over-the-Counter Drug Giant


Dagger Points Companies are continuing to increase their size through mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships. By Denise Roland in London and Jared S. Hopkins in New York Pfizer Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline plan to combine their consumer health-care units and eventually spin off the joint venture, creating the world’s largest seller of drugstore staples like Advil and Sensodyne toothpaste. The deal, announced Wednesday, will free up both companies to concentrate on prescription medicines, which tend to be more profitable if also higher risk. The joint venture represents an unexpected conclusion to a yearlong process by Pfizer to shed its consumer business, as [...]

Pfizer, Glaxo to Create Over-the-Counter Drug Giant2018-12-31T17:51:21+00:00
31 12, 2018

The Changing Role of the CIO


Dagger Points Great article! I agree with many points each CIO made. I especially agree with those making comments of: Where can I help the business change; IT is more essential now than ever; There has to be a knowledge exchange; Find ways to get close to the customer. To accomplish these kinds of goals companies CIO’s and other staff will need one or more of the following: Coaching; Training; Collaboration, internally, as well as externally with like peers; Access to unbiased information; etc. This will take time, energy and money since systems and processes have been [...]

The Changing Role of the CIO2018-12-31T17:38:50+00:00
31 12, 2018

Carlos Ghosn Rearrested on Suspicion of Shifting Personal Losses to Nissan


Dagger Points Everyone should read this article. It will give us great insights if we are willing to ask more questions. Maybe we should be asking how the things we have been reading could occur. Many will say, this is a one-time case, I say, if it has happened once, it is happening inside other companies and institutions as we speak. It may not be to the extent we see here but it is still miss use of funds. The question we might should be asking is why aren’t those that were involved not speaking up? Others [...]

Carlos Ghosn Rearrested on Suspicion of Shifting Personal Losses to Nissan2018-12-31T17:27:23+00:00
31 12, 2018

How to become an Alexa developer: A cheat sheet


Dagger Points Google knows that they can only keep up and know certain capabilities that others want. To take the product light years ahead of their competitors, they are saying, they want others help. Smart move! By Conner Forrest and James Sanders The launch of the Amazon Echo and its voice service, Alexa, brought virtual assistants out of our smartphones and into our homes and offices. While the Echo is a solid product, Alexa as a voice platform is where the real value is. After starting off with 100 things Echo devices could do, the number of available [...]

How to become an Alexa developer: A cheat sheet2018-12-31T17:16:44+00:00