Innovation Lessons from DARPA

Most of us know that DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) brought us GPS, speech recognition, drones, nanotechnology, self-driving cars, ballistic missile defense and (of course) the Internet. What doesn’t get as much coverage is the thinking and strategy that…
What AI Strategy Should Your Startup Adopt?

The first 6-game match between Gary Kasparov and Deep Blue, played in 1996, ended in a 4–2 win for Kasparov. The world slept better after those games. But our joy at the superiority we still held over ‘the computer’ was…
How Innovative Is Amazon Echo Show?

The Issue With Amazon’s Echo Show When I first saw the Amazon Echo Show I had two (negative) gut reactions This is not innovation! I hope this bombs because it’s just an IPad with voice control on a black box. If…
Using Technology To Bring Empathy Into The Power Industry

It’s a great time to be working on innovation in the power sector. Technology advancements that were once thought to be fringe (to the sector), are now coming mainstream. Utilities are starting to develop their solar panel deployment strategies as…
Booking Your Vacation in 2020

How did you book your last vacation to a place you’d never been before? You decided you were going to spend $X for the trip. You searched for a flight on any one of the hundreds of flight booking sites. You…
Your Quick Guide to Smart Cities

We are in the early days of a transformation of our cities from dumb to smart.  Whether we know or like it our cities are being kitted up with sensors, cameras and all forms of data gathering devices. The technology…