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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 - Insights Partner

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 - Insights Partner on October 19, 2018

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

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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

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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 Ed Maguire - Insights Partner on October 10, 2018

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

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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 Brighton.ai, which is developing speech recognition technologies that are vertically oriented.

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

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

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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.

Posted by Ed Maguire - Insights Partner on October 3, 2018

Momenta Edge Podcast #29: Charting the Rise of Industrial AI - A Conversation with Ganesh Bell

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Our discussion with Ganesh Bell, President of Uptake, focused on how the application of Machine Learning and AI is driving a new generation of solutions that go beyond enterprise software and business process automation. With the data created by machines and other contextual data, it’s possible to tackle far more complex, and industry specific challenges with Machine Learning and AI. He shared his view that Industrial IoT adoption is both slow and fast, while data presents an ongoing challenge to manage. Successes come from building a belief system, creating new measures for the business, embracing the diversity of people, experience and diversity of thought.

Posted by Ed Maguire - Insights Partner on September 26, 2018

Momenta Edge Podcast #28: Technology and Climate Change - The Next Frontier, a Conversation with Kelly Wanser

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Kelly Wanser is a technologist and entrepreneur,  Executive Director of SilverLining, a not for profit climate research organization. Previously she was Principle Director of the The Marine Cloud Brightening Project, a program focused on research in reflecting sunlight to reduce heat in climate. She also sits on the Board of Directors for BioCarbon Engineering. Our conversation focused on the application of technology to address the challenges of climate change, and how the initiatives she works with are looking to expand on research in the public sector. Kelly is an articulate advocate of the imperative to marshal the resources of Silicon Valley’s tech innovators to address the pressing global issues of our era.