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Joining the Highway1 Ambassador Program

March 25, 2015 | By | No Comments

Highway1 is one of the best hardware accelerators out there. Part of global producat development and supply chain PCH, Highway1 is focused on early seed stage hardware startups helping them develop their idea from prototype to manufacturable, scalable product.

I’m happy to announce that the good folks over at Highway1 kindly asked me to join as an ambassador alongside an inspiring group of inspiring people. Needless to say, I’ll be keeping my eyes open primarily for European startups that might stand to profit from working with Highway1. It’s a great way to help hardware startups get faster from idea to market.

Full disclosure: Highway1 has in the past sponsored and otherwise supported events of mine, like ThingsCon.

Interview with The Thingcast

March 23, 2015 | By | No Comments

The other day Paul Houghton and Ricardo Brito kindly invited me to Futurice’s Berlin HQ to record the second issue of their #IoT podcast The Thingcast, where we chatted about IoT, ThingsCon and the Berlin tech scene.

Enjoy!

19 Feb

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Connected mobility: Smart parking, smart routing, mobile OS integration

February 19, 2015 | By |

At Bosch Connected World (#BCW15), Bosch’s annual IoT gathering in Berlin, there was a track dedicated to connected mobility.

The three big themes or clusters as far as I could see them, which pretty much reflect the discussion across the industry: smart parking, smart routing and mobile OS integration.

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17 Feb

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Is Apple building a car?

February 17, 2015 | By |

Full disclosure up front:

  • I have worked with automotive companies and suppliers, and with Google, in some minor roles.
  • I hold no stock of Apple or any automotive companies or suppliers.
  • I have no inside information that’s going to go into this bit of analysis, it’s all publicly available (and linked).

Now, let’s dive right in.

The tech news have been full of buzz about rumors of Apple building a car. The thinking isn’t silly, of course: A tech company sitting on a giant pile of cash, lots of movement in the connected car space, where parties as diverse as car manufacturers, web giants (Apple, Google, Nokia/HERE), mapping companies (TomTom, Nokia/HERE, Google), big data and connectivity companies, even a new car manufacturer (Tesla), and many more are shuffling for a seat at the table. It’s a backdrop for epic drama, disruption and intrigue. It’s even code-named “Project Titan”, and how ambitious and gigantic does that sound, eh?

So is Apple going to compete with Tesla and working on their own car?

I don’t believe so. And here’s why.

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