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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 - Insights Partner on October 18, 2018

Momenta Edge Podcast #31: Connecting the Value in IoT – A Conversation with Syed “Z” Hosain


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

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

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


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


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. 


Posted by Ed Maguire - Insights Partner on September 19, 2018

Momenta Edge Podcast #27: Robotics, Blockchain, AI and Game Theory - A Conversation with Thuc Vu, Co-Founder of OhmniLabs and Kambria

Dr. Thuc Vu is an entrepreneur and co-founder of OhmniLabs and Kambria, a decentralized open innovation platform focused on accelerating the development and adoption of the world's most advanced robotic technologies. Our conversation covered a range of topics, including the differences between industrial and consumer robotics, key advances in AI, the role of game theory in designing collaborative systems, and the promising opportunities for robotics in health care, education and senior care. We also explore the broader market dynamics in the robotics markets and the burgeoning tech scene in Vietnam.   


Posted by Ed Maguire - Insights Partner on September 12, 2018

Momenta Edge Podcast #26: The Social Singularity - A Conversation with Max Borders

Author Max Borders tackles an broad range of topics relating to his new book The Social Singularity: How decentralization will allow us to transcend politics, create global prosperity, and avoid the robot apocalypse.   Our conversation covered the factors that have led to the current political disfunction in the US, how unbalanced incentives evolve over time and the profound implications of decentralization. Drawing from the arguments outlined in the book, Borders applies a philosophical lens to understand the roots of decentralization, and how blockchain and related technologies have the potential to reshape power dynamics in organizations, the evolution of hierarchies in society, and the structural dynamics of economies and culture.