Defense Acquisition Reform is a National Security Issue
The U.S. defense acquisition system, designed for the pre-digital revolution economy, is structurally unable to keep up with the rapid pace of technology.
Renewable Energy and the Developing World
Modularity and Scalability of Renewables An important element of renewable power generation is that it allows a degree of modularity and scalability that is not possible with many traditional power generation systems. The variance in cost per unit of energy generated between a large plant…
Bandwidth and the Emerging Network Divide
Robust optical fiber networks are rapidly emerging, which provide new capabilities opportunities for citizens and organizations to connect, and new challenges and planning considerations for public and private-sector leaders.
Blockchain and Startup Ecosystems
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Speculation In recent news, there has been considerable focus on bitcoin and its dramatic price swings. In March of 2014, I attended 500 Startups Bitcoinference. At the conference, the price of one bitcoin was approximately $580 and, soon after the conference, the…
Finding Gold Among the Gray
Young seniors (ages 65-74), are the fastest growing demographic in the United States, constituting about 9% of the population. Business and public-sector leaders have both an opportunity and a challenge to adjust their products and services to this growing segment.
Machine Learning and the New Innovation Paradigm
Machine learning and artificial intelligence change the fundamental paradigm of how computers execute instructions and how they interact with humans, which will reshape industries and create new tools for public institutions.