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PAVING THE WAY: HOW DIGITAL IS TRANSFORMING LOGISTICS

July 21, 2017

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Logistics is a booming business. Experts estimate that the market will expand rapidly -- from $8.1 trillion in 2015, to $15.5 trillion by 2023. As more startups enter into the logistics field, it's only a matter of time before one of them stumbles upon one or more developments that will completely revolutionize the industry.

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CHARTING A NEW ROUTE: DIGITAL DISRUPTION IN TRANSPORTATION

July 14, 2017

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As 3G and 4G access become more widespread around the country, and as mobile devices have grown more ubiquitous, transportation has been dramatically transformed. Connectivity, mobile technology and the cloud have made doing businesses faster, more efficient and less expensive.

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WANNA KILL AMERICAN STARTUPS BEFORE THEY START? FORCE ENTREPRENEURS TO RISK TOO MUCH

July 7, 2017

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Risk taking entrepreneurs have helped our country lead the world in innovation. One of the surest ways to stunt the growth of new startups and prevent entrepreneurs from making the leap is to force them to take unreasonable risk with their family’s healthcare and well-being.

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WHAT TO EXPECT: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN OIL AND GAS

June 30, 2017

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The oil and gas industry, among other traditionally capital intensive industries like transportation, mining, agriculture, and energy, is seeing unprecedented change in day to day business operations. To capture the full benefit of today’s technology, oil and gas companies need to revolutionize their approach to innovation and embrace new, digital ways of doing business with emerging technology.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PARIS AIR SHOW 2017

June 22, 2017

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Held every two years at Paris-Le Bourget Airport, The Paris Air Show is THE show for aviation and space companies.

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RENEWABLE ENERGY: HARNESSING THE ELEMENTS

June 16, 2017

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Determining the next great energy resource is no easy feat. Oil typically serves as transportation fuel while renewables are geared more toward electricity and the need for a cost-efficient, scalable and climate-friendly electricity solution is more critical than ever in the wake of rising oceans and human emissions.

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HOW IOT CAN TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

June 9, 2017

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From water shortages to deforestation, we’re faced with global issues that require swift action. In an increasingly connected world, solutions for these once daunting problems are becoming real and broadly accessible.

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AUTONOMOUS AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES: WHY THEY GO HAND IN HAND

June 2, 2017

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As a follow up to last week’s blog regarding the digitization of the rail industry, this week we shift our focus from shipping and freight to mass transit and how electric vehicles (EVs) and autonomous vehicles (AVs) go hand in hand.

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DIGITAL TRANSPORTATION - HOW RAIL IS LEADING THE WAY

May 26, 2017

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The digital railroad, or the intersection of hardware and software, allows operators to leverage their assets more efficiently.

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A NEW INTERACTIVE NETWORK VISUALIZATION OF CHICAGO’S TECH INVESTMENT ECOSYSTEM

May 19, 2017

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Chicago’s community of investors and businesses are the backbone of our local innovation economy. VentureMap visualizes Chicago’s investment ecosystem.

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