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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.

Cate Lawrence

An experienced technology journalist with a history writing for Sitepoint, ReadWrite and DZone, Cate brings an understanding and focus on IoT, connected industry and future technology to Momenta. She is an experienced storyteller, writer, and researcher who uses analytic thought to create a creative marketing approach.
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Recent Posts

Posted by Cate Lawrence on December 11, 2018

Value Vector: Your Next Colleague Might Be a Robot

Insights Advisory

For the last few years we've been told that robots will take our jobs, with technology embedded machines that are inserting themselves into industries including the burger flipping robot, customer service greeting robots and those farming the land

Robots have been used in manufacturing for decades to speed production, enhance accuracy and replace human labor. Yet, they're not entirely taking over. There are still plenty of tasks that robots can't do - without the help of a human. Enter the cobots. Cobots or more specifically collaborative robots are "complex machines which work hand in hand with human beings. In a shared work process, they support and relieve the human operator.'' They were invented and patented in 1999 by Ed Colgate and Michael Peshkin, professors of mechanical engineering.  This article takes a look at the use of robots in Connected Industry, addressing some of their challenges and benefits.

Posted by Cate Lawrence on December 4, 2018

Value Vector: Real Use Cases For Blockchain in Enterprise

Insights Advisory

We've witnessed the frenetic momentum around ICOs and heard the exclamation that blockchain technology is the most revolutionary technology since the creation of the Internet. As a technology, the potential of the blockchain reaches far beyond financial transactions to create changes in industries such as insurance, security, shipping and solar energy. The convergence of blockchain and the IoT is becoming increasingly relevant as companies look to solve problems such as security and data privacy and our ability to track and manage billions of connected devices as well as store the data they produce.

Posted by Cate Lawrence on November 20, 2018

Value Vector: How Data Monetization is Creating a New Economy for Connected Industry

Insights Advisory

The notion that new economies and business models can be developed through the monetization of AI and IoT data is incredibly compelling. This article takes a look at the evolution of IoT data marketplaces and data monetization to date, and explores some of the offerings, alliances, and questions generated.

Posted by Cate Lawrence on November 19, 2018

Nov 28-29 : Meet Our Thought Leaders in the Bay Area

Events Advisory

It's the time of year where conferences and commitments are starting to wind down some, but here at Momenta we like to go out with a bang, and the opportunity to have three team members in speaking slots at stellar events is too good to resist.


Posted by Cate Lawrence 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 Cate Lawrence on October 2, 2018

Startups are The Crucial Frontrunners in Smart City Innovation

Insights Advisory

Every week heralds another report of a city researching, instigating, or developing smart city projects and initiatives. While almost all involve an industry stalwart such as Cisco, AT&TSchneider Electric or Siemens, startups focused on smart city verticals are rapidly earning their rightful place. This article explores a number of innovative startups, the challenges they face in creating smart city solutions and how cities can help.