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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.

Posted by Alberto Cresto - Venture Associate on October 15, 2018

Portfolio Insights: Crate.io - IoT Data Management Myths & Realities

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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 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 September 13, 2018

Insight Vector: Bringing Blockchain to Products That Are Born Digital

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Posted by Alberto Cresto - Venture Associate on September 4, 2018

Portfolio Insights: Eigen Innovations - The 5 Levels of Autonomous Manufacturing

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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 each month. It's a great opportunity to share their first hand knowledge with the Momenta Community. 

This post is guest written by Scott Everett, CEO of Eigen InnovationsFounded in 2012, Eigen Innovations was born from the belief that the true potential of Artificial Intelligence within manufacturing would only be discovered by introducing tangible uses cases on the factory floor. Eigen empowers their customers to introduce different levels of autonomy as they teach, test and trust their machines to ultimately operate with minimal human intervention. They start by focusing on the machines and lines that drive the biggest costs and the highest cycle times, allowing for an immediate return on investment and, ultimately a scalable path to autonomous manufacturing. 

Posted by Ed Maguire - Insights Partner on August 16, 2018

Insight Vector: The Coming Third Wave of AI – Technology That Truly Can Learn

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We spoke with Peter Voss, founder of Aigo.ai, a software company developing natural language based intelligent agents that can be used for businesses and consumers. The company has developed an enterprise bot as well as a consumer bot that are designed to allow users to keep control of their own data, on contrast to the AI assistants like Alexa, Siri and Google, which collect data for their own purposes. Peter is a long-time trailblazer in Artificial General Intelligence, and he sees the next generation of AI incorporating true learning and adaptive capabilities that improve based on ongoing interactions with their users. 

Posted by Ed Maguire - Insights Partner on August 6, 2018

Insight Vector: Parquery Camera Technology Beats Sensors for Smart City Parking Solutions

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The challenge of parking in crowded urban areas such as train stations, airports and universities is one that most people have experienced personally. IoT technology offers a means to alleviate some of the frustration through the provision of real time insights into parking occupancy. Momenta portfolio company Parquery is a Swiss start-up enabling smart parking solutions using images and computer vision software to detect real-time on-street parking vacancy. We spoke to Parquery's CEO and cofounder, Dr. Andrea Fossati to find out more.