Posts tagged “Vivek Wadhwa”

Updated July 19

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: Amazon-Whole Foods deal shows disruptive competition comes out of nowhere

Vivek Wadhwa    The march of Amazon shows that this is the new nature of disruption: Disruptive competition comes out of nowhere. The incumbents aren't ready for this and as a result, the vast majority of today's leading companies will likely become what I call toast--in a decade or less.

April 8

Premium Lock HepatoSys, Lonza collaborate on liver cell research

Medical research Two North Carolina bioscience companies with expertise in human liver cells are joining forces to improve the quantity and quality of those cells for use in pharmaceutical research and drug testing.

March 28

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: How regulators can make smart devices more secure against hackers

Vivek Wadhwa Whether it be our TV sets, cars, bathroom scales, children's toys or medical devices, we are already surrounded by everyday objects equipped with sensors and computers. And the companies that make them can get away with being careless with consumer security -- and with stealing customer data. So, what can be done? Here are some thoughts.

January 30

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: Why Trump's travel ban is so harmful to the tech economy

Immigration Guest opinion: Former Triangle tech entrepreneur turned academic and author Vivek Wadhwa, a U.S. citizen and immigrant from India, says the Trump Administration's executive order on immigration "sent shock waves through the tech industry over the weekend because it was a loud and clear message to the world that America's doors are now closed, and xenophobia and bigotry are the new rules of law."

Updated January 17

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: 'Bots' will be story of year, but there are risks

Vivek Wadhwa    Digital assistants, called bots, will be the most amazing technology advances we see in our homes in 2017, says former Triangle tech entrepreneur-turned-academic and author Vivek Wadhwa. But is dependency a risk?

December 27, 2016

Premium Lock Hyperloop transportation sounds like scifi

Vivek Wadhwa Picture the commute of the future: You live in Palo Alto, Calif., but work 350 miles away in Los Angeles. After your morning latte, you click on a smartphone app to summon your digital chauffeur. An autonomous car shows up at your front door three minutes later to drive you to a Hyperloop station in downtown Mountain View, where a pod then transports you through a vacuum tube at 760 mph. When you reach the Pasadena station, another self-driving car awaits to take you to your office. You reach your destination in less than an hour.

Updated December 13, 2016

Premium Lock Digital health device startup Vigor Medical Systems ready to grow

Founded by Duke University underclassmen, a digital health device startup run now by an acting CEO with 33 years experience in the medical device and life science industries, Vigor Medical Systems is ready to grow.

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December 12, 2016

Premium Lock Crowdfunding fails, Google search experiment, ransomeware wants referrals

Bulldog In today's update of technology news: Not all crowdfunding projects succeed even if they rake in cash; new ransomeware unlocks your computer if you send the link to others; Google testing user ratings of movies and TV.

December 12, 2016

Premium Lock Wilmington-based PPD seeks buyer

PPD WILMINGTON--Wilmington-based contract research organization Pharmaceutical Product Development is considering a sale that could value the company at $5 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Updated December 9, 2016

Premium Lock Does Stephen Hawking have a solution for the "most dangerous time for our planet?"

Vivek Wadhwa Stephen Hawking made a bold headline last week: "This is the most dangerous time for our planet." Is technology the main culprit?

Updated November 30, 2016

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: These 6 new technology rules will govern our future

Vivek Wadhwa As we undergo continuing rapid change, many of the old assumptions that we have relied on will no longer apply. Technology is creating a new set of rules that will change our very existence. Here are six:

Updated October 10, 2016

Premium Lock Robots could replace soldiers in warfare - Is that a good thing?

This might scare you, but the Terminator version 0.1 is already here. Autonomous killing machines are already being used by militaries and it is very likely that they start creeping into civilian situations. This is the subject of my new column, coauthored with Aaron Johnson, a colleague at Carnegie Mellon Engineering who has been researching this subject.

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Updated August 31, 2016

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: I already live in the future - and so should you

Vivek Wadhwa Guest opinion: The distant future is no longer distant, writes former Triangle tech entrepreneur turned academic and author Vivek Wadhwa. The pace of technological change is rapidly accelerating, and those changes are coming to you very soon, whether you like it or not.

July 26, 2016

Premium Lock Elon Musk's "crazy plans" are really quite sane

Vivek Wadhwa Elon Musk recently laid out a "master plan" for where his company, Tesla Motors, is heading. The vision is undoubtedly ambitious, but Vivek Wadhwa says it is sound.

July 4, 2016

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: Obama's greatest legacy may be the global entrepreneurship he sparked

It is rare to go to a government event, especially where political leaders are speaking, in which you can stay awake or be truly inspired. Indeed, I had very low expectations of President Obama's Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which was held at Stanford University recently. I thought it would be nothing more than a publicity vehicle for the administration. But I left extremely impressed with the dynamism and energy that it generated and the positive impact it had on the entrepreneurs who were there from the United States and the developing world.

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June 16, 2016

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: Democracy is a great thing, except in the workplace

Vivek Wadhwa Guest opinion: Business leadership is not a popularity contest; the best companies are run by enlightened dictators, writes former Triangle tech entrepreneur turned academic and author Vivek Wadhwa.

Updated June 8, 2016

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: The chilling effect Peter Thiel's battle with Gawker could have on Silicon Valley journalism

Vivek Wadhwa Opinion: ​Gawker infringes on privacy and publishes tabloid-like stories that damage reputations. It is one of the most sensationalist and objectionable media outlets in the country. It also has not been kind to me. So it's not a company that I would expect to be defending. But I worry that the battle that billionaire Peter Thiel has clandestinely been waging against it will be damaging to Silicon Valley by furthering distrust of its motives.

Updated May 6, 2016

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: Why Tesla, Musk are the sparks Apple needs

Vivek Wadhwa Analysis: Apple's dismal earnings announcement shows why it badly needs to rethink its innovation model and leadership. Its last breakthrough innovation was the iPhone -- which was released in 2007. So it's time to acquire Tesla - and name Elon Musk as CEO.

April 25, 2016

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: How open science can help solve Zika and prepare us for the next pandemic

Vivek Wadhwa With the advent of synthetic biology and gene editing tools, there are amazing breakthroughs being made in medicine, energy and food. Within a few years, we will see cures for debilitating diseases, new biofuels, and grains that can be grown in extreme climates. We will also have many new nightmares: bioterrorism and well-meaning experiments that get out of hand. Imagine a superbug that can cure -- or kill -- millions of people or a virus which targets one person, say, a U.S. president. This is not science fiction; it is happening, writes format Triangle tech entrepreneur turned academic and author Vive Wadhwa.

April 4, 2016

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: Here's the advantage that keeps Silicon Valley ahead of the world

Vivek Wadhwa Analysis: A trait shared by the fastest growing and most disruptive companies in history -- Google, Amazon, Uber, AirBnb, and eBay--is that they aren't focused on selling products, they are building platforms. The ability to leverage the network effects of a platform is something that the technology industry learned long ago -- and perfected. It is what gives Silicon Valley an unfair advantage over competitors in every industry; something that is becoming increasingly important as all information becomes digitized.

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