Recent Blogs and Announcements

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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VENTURE-ENABLED INNOVATION: HOW BEHEMOTHS AND STARTUPS WILL CHANGE THE WORLD

May 12, 2017

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At Wednesday’s first annual ITA Chicago Tech Summit, Terry moderated a panel regarding how venture-enabled innovation will change the world

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THINKING SLOW, DECIDING FAST: A ONE-YEAR-IN FRAMEWORK FOR OPERATING AS AN EARLY STAGE INVESTOR

May 9, 2017

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What I have learned in my first year on the investor side of the table after spending most of my career on the other side — helping build startups in various business and product roles 

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MACHINE LEARNING CONTINUES TO GAIN MOMENTUM

April 28, 2017

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From mining and manufacturing to robots and self-driving cars, machine learning can lower operating costs, create efficiencies in production and prevent mechanical failures.

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THE KEY TO BECOMING A FORTUNE MAGAZINE TOP TEN MOST ADMIRED COMPANY

April 18, 2017

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Fortune released its 2017 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies, based on responses from 3,800 executives, analysts, directors, and experts, and the results aren’t all that surprising.

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HOW MACHINE LEARNING IMPROVES ENERGY CONSUMPTION

April 14, 2017

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Going green with machine learning solutions can drastically improve the way we consume energy, in terms of lower operational costs, more efficient production, better use of natural resources and lower environmental impacts.

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