Not Qualified

Neither Clinton nor Trump is qualified. Certainly, Gary Johnson isn’t. While we can debate the relative merits of the three candidates’ fitness to be our nation’s next Commander in Chief, what’s abundantly clear following in the wake of the first presidential debate, not to mention some disturbingly ignorant comments by Libertarian candidate Johnson, is that none of the candidates is…

Read More

Big Data Will Pick Our Next President

By Lloyd Marino Forget the debates. They’re a lot of talk, but change few minds. Speeches and rallies gather the faithful, but bring in few new supporters. Newspapers and TV news are too easily distracted by the latest scandal and much of direct mail is thrown out unread. Instead, it is big data that will elect our next president, at…

Read More

Big Data Battles Global Climate Change

By Lloyd Marino Now that Autumn is here with falling temperatures reminding us that winter is on its way, global warming may not seem like such a hot topic. But remember, when it is winter here, it is summer for half the globe. Global warming needs to be a year-round concern. August 2016 was the hottest August since reliable records…

Read More

Non-Standardized Medicine

Standardized Medicine Henry Ford, who pioneered the assembly line mass production manufacturing system, once said that a customer who bought his Model T car could have it "painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black." Today, of course, Ford cars come in a variety of colors and with an extensive range of options beyond Henry Ford’s…

Read More

Do We Need a New Agency to Reveal Software Secrets?

By Lloyd Marino We all know our computers run software.  Indeed, when you bank, use a credit card, make a phone call, or watch television, you are using software. Of course, this is just the tip of the software iceberg. The software that bears the global economy’s collective cross isn't an app on your smartphone or your computer. They’re massive…

Read More

Can Governments Innovate the Way to Zero Vehicle Emissions?

By Lloyd Marino It seems like a question with an obvious answer: should we reduce auto emissions to improve the quality of air we breathe? But ask most Americans if they’d being willing to give up their cars, and you’d almost certainly get a resounding “no.” A recent PEW study found that 88 percent of Americans own a car, a…

Read More

Big Data on an Itty Bitty Budget

By Lloyd Marino More now than ever, organizations, both great and small, need big data. As I lay out in my white paper, growing numbers of people are recognizing that more information—when properly captured, analyzed, and acted upon—means more targeted customer outreach, more expanding successful strategies, more production savings, and most importantly, more profits. But when most folks think about…

Read More

Reality Has Been Augmented

Pokémon Go Augments Reality By Lloyd Marino If you just returned from summer vacation and are wondering why so many people are aimlessly wandering about, staring intently at their phones, have I got news for you! The nature of reality has changed. Thanks to a game called Pokémon Go, we are all now living in the world of augmented reality.…

Read More

Hacking the Hyperloop

By Lloyd Marino I wrote in my last blog about my recent trip to Bratislava, Slovak Republic for Hyperloop Transport Technologies’ (HTT) very first Digital Innovation Challenge. The Hyperloop, essentially a super speed train, promises to revolutionize transportation as people ride capsules in vacuum tubes traveling at 760 miles per hour, fast enough to enable someone living in New York…

Read More

I’ve been havin’ some hard travelin’

by Lloyd Marino I travel a lot. I have so many frequent flyer miles that my airline owes me a free trip to Mars. I’m not alone in this. Americans spend much of our lives in transit. The average American commutes almost an hour (50.8 minutes) each work day. That works out to over 200 hours annually, or eight and…

Read More