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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.

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 Alberto Cresto - Venture Associate on October 15, 2018

Portfolio Insights: Crate.io - 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 Crate.io. 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. Crate.io is a global company with offices in San Francisco, Berlin, New York, and Austria. The IoT Innovator Awards named Crate.io Best IoT Open Source Software in 2017, and they won the Disrupt Europe 2014 Battlefield.

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.

Posted by Cate Lawrence - Marketing Associate 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.

Posted by Ed Maguire - Insights Partner on September 24, 2018

Value Vector: M&A Moves Up the Business Value Chain

Insights Advisory

Recently, a subsidiary of the multinational re-insurance firm Munich Re acquired Relayr, a privately held IoT middleware and application enablement software provider for $300 million. Munich Re is purchasing 100% of Relayr through its subsidiary Hartford Steam Boiler, and Relayr will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary. Relayr provides technology that encompasses device management at edge, data processing middleware and sophisticated algorithms.