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Future Perfect Tech Podcast, Season 2, Episode 1

An R&D company challenged an early-stage company to a race: who could get acquired for more than a billion dollars first? The R&D company went through a long, iterative process while the early-stage company decided they could circumvent the entire development cycleby creating hype. Who wins the race?

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We sat sat down with Matthew Smith, CEO and founder of Fathym, a micro frontends platform for delivering future-proof web projects and applications, to talk about the lessons large companies can learn from startups on innovation, how to avoid overly hyped meme technologies, and the technology trends he’s most excited about.

Future Perfect Tech Season 2 Episode 2 - The Innovation Curve & The Hype Cycle
Recent Investments and Maneuvers in Distrributed Energy Resources

Innovation is slow for heavily-regulated utility companies that are insulated from competitive disruption. At the same time, the energy usage landscape is changing. As both energy and oil and gas companies try to keep up with the increasingly imminent shift to electric vehicles, Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) are shaking up the status quo, opening the door to many new innovations and market participants where previously there has been very little competition. .

We’re highlighting recent acquisitions, investments, partnerships and innovations in distributed energy. These examples demonstrate some shifts in the energy landscape, and highlight multiple opportunities for further disruption in the near future.

Recent Investments and Maneuvers in Distrributed Energy Resources
DER Growth Opportunities Brief

Volatile energy prices, painful strain on infrastructure, rapidly growing use of renewable energy sources and concern for the environment are creating the need for a transformed power system. The required technology to improve power generation, distribution, and usage through the enabling of a smarter and more interoperable power grid is available.

Who will capture these new opportunities is still largely undecided, but there’s a lot of value available to those that are able to organize effectively.

Download Harbor Research's report brief on distributed energy resources technologies, markets and opportunities.

Enterprise XR Growth Opportunities Brief
Future Perfect Tech Podcast, Season 2, Episode 1

Future Perfect Tech is a podcast series featuring discussions with leading experts in Smart Systems and the Internet of Things on the innovations in markets, technologies and ecosystems that are working together to build a better future.

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We sat down with Jennifer Vancini, general partner at Mighty Capital, to discuss the importance of a product-first strategy, the challenges of digital transformation, ecosystems, the evolution of key roles and the emerging technologies that she is most excited about.

Future Perfect Tech - Season 2, Episode 1
Private Networks Value Webinar

Join Nokia, Verizon and Harbor Research to learn what’s driving the market for private networks, trends and real-world industrial use cases. Watch Replay

We will look at how improved connectivity and predictable uptime can drive results for a digital plant or factory, how collaboration tools can improve the experience of the connected worker, how quality control can improve yield optimization on the automated shop floor, and much more!

Private Networks Webinar
Enterprise XR Growth Opportunities Brief

The worlds of sensors, automation, machine learning, computing and communications are each changing rapidly, while at the same time converging into an entirely new competitive arenas such as the extending realities driven by virtual and augmented reality technologies.

The way we interact with computers is evolving toward spatial computing, a transition as impactful as the mobile revolution. These parallel technological evolutions of Smart Systems and spatial computing are driving massive enterprise growth opportunities.

Download Harbor Research's brief on extended reality, augmented reality and mixed reality technologies, markets and opportunities to learn the best path forward for your business.

Enterprise XR Growth Opportunities Brief
Future Perfect Tech Podcast, Episode 10, "Rethinking Approaches to New Growth Ventures"

Future Perfect Tech is a podcast series featuring discussions with leading experts in Smart Systems and the Internet of Things on the innovations in markets, technologies and ecosystems that are working together to build a better future.

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How do you predict the next big thing?
We sit down with Lee Feldman, senior strategist for M12, Microsoft's Venture Fund, to discuss the importance of true digital transformation, data economies and business models, and the transformational technologies that are coming together in Web3 including blockchain, NFTs, augmented and virtual reality, digital twins, crypto, AI and more.

Future Perfect Tech - Predicting the Next Big Things with M12
Smart Building Ecosystems Webinar

We're holding a webinar panel on the intersection of Smart Buildings and Smart Grids. Access the replay.

Some of the topics covered:

  • What types of energy systems are required for smart buildings and how do these two systems work together?
  • What are the market drivers and trends that may lead to wider adoption of smart buildings and smart grids?
  • Real world building to grid examples
Smart Buildings Ecosystems Webinar
5G & Private LTE Report
RESEARCH

New wireless cellular networks promise growth for business and disruption for the traditional carrier model.

The private IoT market is expected to reach $208 billion by 2025. Harbor Research has done an in-depth analysis of the Private LTE and 5G networking opportunities.

Click to read more and to download a free overview of our research.

Private LTE & 5G Research
Extending Reality Webinar

We hosted a panel on the world of Extended Reality (XR). Click to watch the replay!

Some of the topics we covered:

  • What is the current state of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality?
  • What's holding the industry and adoption back?
  • How does XR provide business value?
  • What is the device landscape and the architecture stack?
  • What's possible now and where is this technology headed?
    Extending Reality Webinar
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    WHAT IS SMART SYSTEM DESIGN?


    Multiple parallel technologies are increasingly reinforcing and accelerating one another. Cloud infrastructure, mobile and edge computing, machine learning and IoT technologies are combining to enable previously unimagined capabilities for both the B2C and B2B worlds. “Smart Systems” is Harbor Research’s term to describe this phenomenon—a new generation of computing and digital architecture that is very different from classical information, computing, and telecom systems. 

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    THE BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH US


    YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

    With over thirty years of experience, we understand the core technologies, markets and business characteristics, as well as the management and organizational challenges, that companies face when developing and adopting new digital systems and growth ventures.

    UNIQUE POV

    We were the first firm to focus on the IoT, the convergence of pervasive computing with the Internet. We prefer the term “smart systems” because it captures the profound enormity of this phenomenon. It’s something much greater than just machine connectivity.

    PARTNERSHIPS

    Building new ventures requires novel modes of development and participants. Our community brings together diverse expertise, including design, technology, human sciences, anthropology and more to help our clients push the boundaries of collaboration.

    VALUE

    Harbor’s consulting work is designed to minimize the scale, complexity and cost of projects and—far more importantly—to reduce the time to implement meaningful actions and drive execution.

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