• Techno-Inversion Part 2: AV Tech Fights Cancer

    The technology driving your display may also help cure cancer. While it’s only been a few short years since the introduction of ‘Quantum Dots’ to consumer displays, they have been of interest to the scientific community since the mid-1980s and they are about to make a real difference in both the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Whenever a technology can be leveraged for completely new applications - I take notice. Cleverly borrowing successful technologies from one market and applying them to a new application space can mean real innovation and disruption. I covered quantum ... Read More »

  • What Does Market Disruption Really Look Like?

    You may have noticed it has been a while since my last post. I’ve been busy holding onto my proverbial hat as the collaboration market has gone from rapid growth to full explosion. I’ve been spending my time trying to understand how technology-based collaboration should evolve as our customers envision the future of their workplaces. It’s been a tough task – the market is in a period of hyper-inflation i.e. extremely rapid adoption driven by multiple trends. I was able to see the effects of hyper-inflation for collaboration earlier this week ... Read More »

  • Confessions of a CTO Lurker

    Probably like any other Founder/CTO in a startup, my day consists of a huge variety of things – meeting with technology partners, going to on-site visits with customers, designing products, engineering, speaking at events…the list goes on. I’ve discovered that one of my “hidden” jobs is at least as important as these other things and it’s been paying off. This job isn’t at the forefront of my job title, my board and management team don’t hardly notice I’m doing it – but I’d recommend the same to any CTO, Product Manager, or Founder. ... Read More »

  • Displays No Longer Dominate the Living Room

    A friend who works at a large content streaming company recently gave me a glimpse at a study that focused on the role of television in the household and wow – the results were quite shocking. I would argue the results will have significant impact on how displays are used in the enterprise as well as the home. The study, from the award winning research agency, Sparkler, puts an end to the long-standing belief that the television is the center point for social interaction in the living room. The viewpoint that ... Read More »

  • The Emotional Arc of Meetings

    I’ve started the New Year with a near constant tour of conference rooms, war rooms, classrooms, huddle spaces, and other places where meetings of any kind are held. In the first three weeks of the year, I’ve visited four major cities and countless business and university campuses. I’ve been trying to gain a deeper understanding of meeting culture and how technology is impacting those trends, for better or worse. Some of the most consistent and obvious themes that I’ve noticed is that meetings need to start faster, involve more input from participants, and support seamless collaboration, which is centered around the content ... Read More »