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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 on November 28, 2018

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


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.     

Posted by Jonathan Moulton on November 26, 2018

Xage Expands Leadership Team with Norm Thorlakson

Ventures Talent


Momenta Partners is pleased to announce that we have successfully completed an SVP Sales & Business Development search for Xage, with the appointment of Norm Thorlakson.

Norm was most recently Global General Manager and Line of Business Head for software businesses at Schneider Electric, running a $300m+ P&L. He has also held executive sales positions at Invensys Operations Management and at Wonderware.

Momenta Partners is the top retained Executive Search and Professional Search firm, placing exceptional, strategic talent and teams for Fortune 500 leaders and venture-backed innovators. We have successfully completed Board, CEO, CTO, COO, EVP, SVP, VP and Director searches across all functions, within all major vertical markets, and in every continent. 

Posted by Ed Maguire on November 21, 2018

Momenta Edge Podcast #36: IoT Value Starts With the Customer – A Conversation With Sean Parham of ABB

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Sean Parhamis Group VP and Head of Product Management for the ABB Ability Platform. In our conversation, he covered his origins helping the telecom industry migrate the transition to broadband, and the lessons learned that apply today. The discussion touched on the concept of “MaslowsHierarchy of Value”, the parallels of systems management applied to the challenges of managing distributed assets and the broad implications of how technology impacts multiple industries. 

The conversation also addresses the disruption coming from two simultaneous revolutions in IT and energy and how this changes the way that energy is generated and delivered, through microgrids, with green energy and storageRobotics is not to be feared as it solves the undersupply of talent and people. Current areas of technology focus for startups include batteries and the consumer drone market.   

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.