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Momenta Edge Podcast

Deeper explorations into Connected Industry and beyond

Welcome to the Momenta Edge podcast series, which feature leading practitioners and thinkers across Connected Industry, Digital Transformation (DX) and the digital technology landscape.  The podcast format allows for more free-form and in-depth explorations of topics of interest, and we’re targeting guests that provide unique perspectives and practical experience on connected industries and technologies, and relevant adjacencies. Keep an eye out for our upcoming guests.  We welcome any comments, feedback or show suggestions – please send to

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Ed Maguire
Insights Partner: New York
Ed Maguire
Insights Partner: New York
Ed brings more than 17 years of Wall Street experience in equity research and investment banking to Momenta, with deep domain expertise in enterprise software.  He has proven success identifying strategic opportunities and articulating actionable insights based on rigorous analysis of technology, operations, competition and markets.  Most recently he was senior analyst and managing director at CLSA Americas covering the software industry, technology and innovation.

Posted by Ed Maguire - Insights Partner on October 19, 2018

Insight Vector: Energy's Lessons for IoT (Part 1)

Insights Talent


With the addition of Paige Carratturo and the former Enertech team, Momenta’s Quantal Search practice dramatically expands our talent footprint. In Part 1 of a discussion with Insights Partner Ed Maguire, Paige expands on energy industry’s transformation over the past decade, the lessons and applicability across different industries. She highlights the interesting dichotomy behind the ascendance of clean power as the interests of idealists and pragmatists converge to promote the need for reliable, distributed, cleaner and cheaper power generation. She also clarifies why investing in energy projects differs from traditional growth-oriented VCs, and what types of funds are active in the space. 

Posted by Ed Maguire - Insights Partner on October 18, 2018

Momenta Edge Podcast #31: Connecting the Value in IoT – A Conversation with Syed “Z” Hosain



Syed “Z” Hosain is CTO and Founder of Aeris Communications. Our conversation covered the origins of Aeris, which has been delivering connectivity solutions in the market since before M2M and IoT were common terms.  “Z” shared his perspective on the challenges in the early days of Connected Industry, along with some of the advances and innovations including layering on analytics that helped Aeris evolve with its customers. He highlighted a number of significant advances in health care, where there are notable use cases both in critical care and for every day monitoring for patients with chronic conditions like diabetes. Looking forward, he sees enormous opportunities for Connected Industry, though security remains a key concern for everyone.  “Z” is also a huge fan of Science Fiction, with a collection of over 6,000 books, and shares a couple of his favorite authors.  


Posted by Alberto Cresto - Venture Associate on October 15, 2018

Portfolio Insights: - IoT Data Management Myths & Realities

Insights Ventures

At Momenta we bring a unique combination of experience to help founders and management teams meet the challenges of building and sustaining start-ups, enabling companies to realize their full potential. We're proud of our portfolio companies and in the coming months we will be featuring the insights and experiences of a portfolio company. It's a great opportunity to share their first hand knowledge with the Momenta Community. 

This post is guest written by Christian Lutz, CEO of Their core product CrateDB is a SQL database for managing machine data and analyzing it in real time. It has the versatility and scalability to handle the variety, velocity and volume of machine data–millions of structured and unstructured data points or log entries per second. Its use cases include smart factories and manufacturing, smart cities applications, geospatial tracking, and cybersecurity. CrateDB has been designed from the ground up to support the huge scale of web, mobile and IoT applications. is a global company with offices in San Francisco, Berlin, New York, and Austria. The IoT Innovator Awards named Best IoT Open Source Software in 2017, and they won the Disrupt Europe 2014 Battlefield.

Posted by Ed Maguire - Insights Partner on October 10, 2018

Momenta Edge Podcast #30: Exploring the Long Tail of IoT – A Conversation With Param Singh


Our conversation with Param Singh covered his recent blog posts “Is IoT a Viable Market” and “The Long Tail of IoT”. The evolution of IoT has seen a lot of focus on bespoke solutions, and our conversation explores the distinctions between the types of use cases that are replicable, and those that fall along the “Long Tail”. The importance of business value is a recurring theme in our conversation, as companies that succeed tend to follow the most practical use cases for technologies. One interesting startup worthy of note is, which is developing speech recognition technologies that are vertically oriented.

Posted by Cate Lawrence - Marketing Associate on October 9, 2018

Value Vector: The Impact Autonomous Vehicles will Have on the Oil & Gas Industry

Insights Advisory

It feels like we've been talking about autonomous vehicles and the impact they will have on our lives forever. With their implementation comes the idea that traffic jams and parking tickets will be a thing of the past, along with driving schools and auto dealerships, dual car ownership households and a reduction in motor vehicle accidents and deaths. But what impact will they have on industries that -literally- fuel the vehicles we drive? 

Posted by Ed Maguire - Insights Partner on October 4, 2018

Insight Vector: Towards a Future of Decentralized, Secure and Seamless Data - Part 2

Insights Ventures

In the first part of our interview with Dana Farbo, COO of Augmate, we discussed the promise of data in  Connected Industry as a critical key to problem solving in tech. Part 2 expands on this, exploring the need for decentralized data storage of device data and the role that blockchain technology can play.