Waymo has changed leadership. What can we deduce (i.e. speculate) from the new faces? Waymo, the autonomous car wing of Alphabet, announced new leadership last week. For a long time, the company was headed by John Krafcik, who has extensive experience in the automotive industry. He is now stepping down, and leaving leadership to a … Continue reading Finding A New Way(mo)
Imagine this scenario: you're out hiking in the British mountains, maybe in Wales (by the famous Brekin Beacons) or the famous Lake District, when you trip, fall, and injure your leg. You're unable to walk another step. You pull out your phone and place a call to the authorities, but you're a good hours hike … Continue reading Jet Packs To The Rescue!
Finishing the week strong with a round-up of some of the best news from primarily the tech area. It's Friday, and time to take a look at a bit of good news from the past week. Let's go. The future is coming, and it may just save us all. California puts deadline on ICE carsThe … Continue reading Friday Dose of Good News
If I was the CEO of a traditional car manufacturer, and didn't already have a solid investment in an EV strategy, I'd be calling for an emergency management meeting about now. Tesla's annual battery day was upon us this week, delayed from the spring due to the COVID-19 restrictions. And interestingly, I'm seeing as many … Continue reading A Battery (Day) of New Announcements
Trigger warning: this post will seem cold and calculating Over the past few months, we've been seeing more and more talk about one or several COVID-19 vaccines coming through, there are two juxtaposing, but equally reasonable, points of view regarding when we introduce a future vaccine to the public. Point of view number one is … Continue reading Playing By Numbers
Innovation labs are changing, and some are shuttering their doors. What comes next? There was a time, about 2 years ago, when everyone wanted an innovation lab. It was the shibboleth of legacy companies who wanted to join the cool, creative world of Silicon Valley-inspired startup culture. Now, I'm seeing a lot of these labs … Continue reading What Comes After The Lab?
Why We Must Expect It To Happen Here In every part of the world, cybersecurity, data privacy, and digital ethics are very much on the agenda. I’ve noticed that it is a discussion with three main counterpoints, and a plethora of standpoints in between. First, there’s what I call the privacy first approach. Proponents of … Continue reading Boots On The Stairs
Apple is back to setting the tech agenda, and this time, it's private! So, another Apple WWDC is over and done, and the rest of us can start dissecting it bit by bit, like fanboys and -girls going to town over a Star Wars or Marvel teaser trailer. And what did we learn? Sure, there … Continue reading Privacy Shots Fired!
Facebook is launching its own currency. Facebook, how much you are becoming a country. If Facebook was a country it would already be the most populous one in the world (2.3 billion active users - you'll find plenty of news stories out there saying it's the third largest, but those are based on 2012 numbers, … Continue reading Show Me The Money!