Today we are talking to John Remar, the Executive Vice President and Referee at BattleBots.  And we discuss how BattleBots has grown from humble beginnings to television sensation, the impact BattleBots has on introducing technology to the next generation and the future of robotics.

All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!

About John:

As a BattleBots referee I am responsible for presiding over the game from a neutral point of view and making on-the-fly decisions that enforce the rules of the sport, including, Incapacitation, knockout, sportsmanship and safety.

A BattleBots Tournament celebrates the sport of robotic combat through a contest of battling machines.
Teams design, build and control combat robots to demonstrate their creativity, engineering skills, strategy, and driving ability. My primary job function is to watch the match closely to ensure that the rules are adhered to and assist in arbitrating on matters arising from the play.

About BattleBots:

World famous Television show and live event featuring custom built, remote controlled robots beating the crap out of each other. BattleBots showcases ingenuity, resourcefulness, education and no holds barred excitement.  The Box is locked, the lights are on, it’s robot fighting time!

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company LeaderBits.io. Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of BeasleyFoundation.org a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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