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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 edge@momenta.partners.

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Ed Maguire
Insights Partner: New York
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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.

Ed Maguire

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.
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Posted by Ed Maguire on December 13, 2018

Insight Vector: Investing in Energy, Connectivity and Blockchain - Lee Carter

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In this interview, we talk to Momenta's Lee Carter who shares his experience investing in remote connectivity, distributed energy, mobile payments and blockchain technology. Lee was most recently Principal at Reflective Ventures where he was responsible for full-lifecycle investing in early-stage companies. He also has a wealth of experience in operational roles.

Posted by Ed Maguire on December 12, 2018

Momenta Edge Podcast #39: Toward a Future of Distributed, Clean Energy - A Conversation with Bonnie Lind and Trevor Curwin

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Bonnie Lind is VP of Business Development for Pathion and Trevor Curwin is VP of Energy Market for Greensparc are both passionate and articulate advocates for a future of decentralized clean energy as both work at clean-tech companies. Our conversation covered some of the recent history of clean-tech – the overshoot of initial technologies a decade ago, why and how there have been positive changes that pave the way for adoption of clean energy generation. Topics covered in the discussion include the dynamics of micro-grids, the challenges and opportunities involved with integrated multiple types of generation into traditional grids, and the role that software plays in orchestrating and managing a more decentralized, heterogeneous energy infrastructure. We also explore the challenges ahead for utilities, both economic and structural, as well as the potential opportunities ahead for new players to enter the market. We discuss the potential role of AI and advanced analytics along with interesting new companies such as Pisces and ElectriQPower.

Posted by Ed Maguire on December 6, 2018

Value Vector: Germany's AI Investments: An Economic Imperative

Insights Advisory

 

Recently, the government of Germany announced plans to invest $3 billion into Artificial Intelligence R&D through 2025 in order to increase the company’s competitiveness on the global stage. Investments in AI will be critical to drive productivity and economic growth in coming decades, and Germany has lagged world leaders in development of AI. Over the next five years, France plans to invest 1.5 billion euro in AI, and China has plans to create a state-funded $150 billion industry by 2030. 

Posted by Ed Maguire on December 5, 2018

Momenta Edge Podcast #38: Connected Industry VC Perspectives – A Conversation with David Mount

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In our conversation with David Mount, parter at the VC firm G2VP, he shares some of his experiences working with companies in the energy and industrial sector. He discusses some of the unique characteristics that lead to success, the interactions with key customers, and the need for VCs to adjust their perspective to customer success when working in the industrial sector. He also compares and contrasts how and why certain industries have been moved faster and been more successful in digitalizing their businesses, and discusses the potential unleashed by AI, machine learning and other technologies. Finally, he highlights notable startups in the space including Kelvin, Alea, Zomi, Xage and Particle

Posted by Ed Maguire on November 28, 2018

Momenta Edge Podcast #37: Unpacking the Disruptive Power of Blockchain - A Conversation with Mark Jeffrey

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Mark Jeffrey is Co Founder and CEO of Guardian Circle, a blockchain-based startup focused on enabling people anywhere in the world to summon critical help from their smartphone. He’s an accomplished entrepreneur and CEO as well as a published author. Our conversation explores his path through technology, becoming one of the first podcasters to serialize fiction, the characteristics that make blockchain special and some of the key applications. 

We discuss the origins and goals of Guardian Circle, the ongoing regulatory challenges in the cryptoasset market, key distinctions between the NEO, EOS and Ethereum blockchains, and the obstacles to mainstream adoption of blockchain based applications. 

He also shares commentary on notables startups including Spotcoin, EOS Lynx and Neon Wallet.   

Posted by Ed Maguire on November 27, 2018

Value Vector: Cruising Toward the Rise of Self-Driving Cars

Insights Advisory

 

The advent of truly autonomous vehicles and transportation as a service is compelling, and the vision of thinkers like Tony Seba of a complete transition to electric vehicles in self-driving fleets powered by clean energy and batteries becoming pervasive in the 2020s is riveting. Currently, the investments in self-driving technologies from companies like Tesla, Google, Uber and others are progressing at a stunning speed. Tony Seba predicts that 2021 will the year of inflection where we see self-driving cars take off. Despite regulatory challenges, there’s growing data supporting this view. 

A look at GM’s Cruise to autonomy 

In early November, Tech 2025’s Charlie Oliver hosted a Conversation on Consumer Data and Self-Driving Cars in New York City at the Knightscope pop-up space in midtown with Henry Greenidge, Policy Advisor of Cruise Automation, a subsidiary of General Motors.