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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 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 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 sent 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 Cate Lawrence - Marketing Associate on April 24, 2018

Value Vector:  Considering the Challenges and Opportunities of LPWAN

Advisory Insights

Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) have evolved at a critical time in the Internet of Things (IoT) as connected devices expand their presence. This article takes a look at some of the use cases and challenges of LPWAN and contends that they are enjoying a symbiotic relationship with IoT, but the lack of clarity between cornucopia of solutions poses a problem for those seeking to access the technology.

With the variety of statistics predicting the skyrocketing number of IoT connected devices in existence by 2020 and 2030, one thing has remained consistent, the need for an underlying computing paradigm that will complement both traditional cellular and short-range wireless technologies to meet the needs of the burgeoning plethora of connected applications.  With four billion IoT devices expected to rely on LPWANs by 2025, ABI Research predicts that this technology will be the fastest growing connectivity segment in the market through 2025 and that the rise of LPWANs will translate into one billion chipset shipments with the technology generating a total value of more than $2 billion in 2025.

Posted by Cate Lawrence - Marketing Associate on April 23, 2018

May 3-4: Join Alberto Cresto at Arch Summit Luxembourg

Ventures Events

Momenta Partners' Alberto Cresto will be a startup judge for the Arch Summit, one of the largest startup and innovation events of its kind in Europe. This event provides a meeting place to foster collaboration between startups and corporates, linking disruptive technology startups with C-level executives at major European corporations in the Connected Industry space.

Alberto Cresto will be a judge for the disruptive innovation startup competition, which is open to startups that are bringing a new, disruptive technology solutions. There will be around 100 startups competing for a grand prize of €150.000. The audience will include executives from major technology corporations from around the world, as well as public sector representatives from Luxembourg and the EU.

The Arch Summit offers a diverse line-up of speakers including Anton Kathrein (CEO of antenna manufacturer Kathrein), Georgia Paphiti (CFO of UBS) and Sonia Hernandez, Director at Vodafone Procurement Company.

If you'd like to make a time to meet with Alberto, contact us

Posted by Cate Lawrence - Marketing Associate on April 20, 2018

April 30 - May 2: Join Jim Fletcher at DCD New York

Advisory Events

As the IoT, Smart Cities, Big Data/Analytics, Cloud, drive the industry forward, and now blockchain, AI and a host of other technologies join the fray, DCD Enterprise is about not forgetting the on-premise engine and its future relevance. From 'mud to cloud', this event covers the full ecosystem for how enterprise data centers are being re-defined and how the economics of digital business, IT and data center service delivery is being re-shaped.

Momenta's Jim Fletcher is participating in the conference, offers critical insights into the evolution of data centers.

Focus Day - April 30: Jim is leading two sessions:

Presentation: How will industrial IoT impact data center capacity requirements at the edge?

Conference Day 1

Panel Discussion: Data centers at the edge in 2025

If you’d like to book a time to meet with Jim, please get in touch by emailing

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

Insight Vector: Beyond Preconceptions – Bridging Culture and Visions to Create Connected Industry Value

Advisory Insights

Innovation and market perspectives from leading IoT innovators

Our conversation with Momenta’s Sherif El-Henaoui touched on his broad experience across various industries through the evolution of what we now view as Connected Industry. The idea that there is no “killer app” is key, as the path to sustainable value comes from dominating focused niches. The markets have fundamentally changed since the financial crisis, as traditional industry CapEx cycles have not returned but rather made the transition to more “as a service” models, and connected analytics that prolong the life of capital assets. The challenges of bridging operation tech and IT culture remain a challenge for many firms, but those that master the new paradigms create long-lasting value.

Posted by Ed Maguire - Insights Partner on April 18, 2018

Momenta Edge Podcast #8  Scaling analytics for the IoT era: The rise of the Intelligent Edge

Events Podcasts


Our conversation with Kate Mitchell reviewed her experience working at Oracle with Larry Ellison in the midst of the database wars, the emergence of data warehousing and analytics and what led to successes in the first era of data analysis.  The conversation also covered the significant changes afoot with the transition from a centralized to decentralized infrastructure – from cloud/mobile to intelligent edge computing – along with the key considerations involved with choosing and deploying the appropriate technology to the right business problem in order to get the right information to the right place at the right time.  Looking forward, Kate discussed the potential for AI and machine learning to drive profound transformation of business.

Posted by Tom Gilley - Managing Partner & CTO on April 17, 2018

Momenta Partners welcomes Dave Westrom as Strategy Partner, driving Connected Industry leadership

News Advisory

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dave Westrom, our newest Strategy Partner to Momenta Partners.

Dave is a senior operating and business development executive with an extensive track record of driving dramatic growth for technology companies that enable digital transformation. He has held executive leadership positions at several Internet of Things pioneers including ThingWorx, Lighthammer Software and Wonderware among, all having experienced successful exits.

Dave is a deep connected industry practitioner and innovator with proven ability to strategically re-engineer technology businesses of all sizes, accelerating growth for Enterprise, Industrial, and IoT software and solutions companies. Dave is known for being a motivating leader of sales and business development organizations with a successful individual record of recruiting, developing and growing large, multi-national accounts.

As well as his extensive business development experience at ThingWorx, Dave has critical problem solving and digital transformation skills. At the request of investors, he recently served as interim CEO at an IoT edge device start-up company where he re-engineered the company's strategy and customer engagement model, leading to the successful closing of several new accounts. Dave has also held senior executive positions at connected industry leaders such as PTC, SAP, Schneider Electric and ABB.