Lee Stogner

46,308 Added | 12 Magazines | 8,275 Likes | 22 Following | 10,192 Followers | @stogner | Lee Stogner is the President of the Vincula Group, a consultancy business in Business Innovation, Digital Transformation, Project Management and the Internet of Things. Lee has over 30 years of design, consulting, project management and business development experience across a range of industries. Lee has driven growth at companies that include Digital Equipment, Fluor Corporation and Rockwell International. Customers around the world have benefited from Lee's expertise and leadership. Throughout his working career, Lee has been active in both local and international professional activities. Lee is the Chair of the Carolinas' Engineering Cluster and a past Director of the IEEE Board of Directors. Today, Lee is active in promoting the development of the Internet of Things through his participation in the IEEE Smart Grid Initiative, the IEEE Transportation Electrification Committee and as a Member of the IEEE Internet of Things Initiative, IEEE IoT. Lee can be contacted at l.stogner@ieee.org

London introduces charge on most polluting vehicles

LONDON (Reuters) - London introduced a charge on the oldest and most polluting vehicles on Monday to try to improve air quality in the British capital, the city's mayor, Sadiq Khan, said.<p>Called the T-charge, the 10 pound daily tax applies to diesel and petrol vehicles typically registered before …

London

BMW CEO: “Our top priority is electric mobility”

BMW’s commitment to electro-mobility has never been more obvious than the recent show of force put out at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The company not …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla strikes another deal that shows it's about to turn the car insurance world upside down

• <b>Tesla has created a customized insurance package, InsureMyTesla, that is cheaper than traditional plans because it factors in the vehicles' Autopilot safety features and maintenance costs.</b>• <b><br>InsureMyTesla has been available in 20 countries, but Tesla just recently partnered with Liberty Mutual to make</b> …

Insurance

Are those 80,000 pound trucks tailgating each other? Soon it may be perfectly normal — and safe

If you look to the next lane and see two 18-wheelers roar past at 70 mph with just 10 yards between them, you’ll probably think they are dangerously close.<p>In this high-tech age, that may no longer be true. In fact, it might be just the opposite, and it might even end up saving you money.<p>A wave of …

Transportation

CapHorn Invest raises $150 million fund to invest in B2B startups

French VC firm CapHorn Invest recently closed a new $150 million fund (€130 million). Around 250 CEOs and executives of big established companies invested in the fund as limited partners.<p>This is CapHorn Invest’s second fund. The firm plans to focus on Series A rounds, from $600,000 to $6 million …

Venture Capital

Intel Capital invests $60M in 15 data-focused startups around the world

Intel Capital, the investment arm of the giant chip maker, announced Thursday that it has invested $60 million in 15 data-focused startups as part of …

Venture Capital

The Virtual Singapore project aims to digitize an entire city

It sounds like something out of The Matrix: take all of the data available in a living, breathing, thriving metropolitan city and use it to make a …

Smart Cities

The department of transportation of the future

Transportation will be dramatically different in ten years. To adapt, public entities and stakeholders must act today.<p><b>In ten years,</b> transportation in …

Innovation

Dare to innovate. Do something astonishing. Disrupt yourself.

When dealing with industry and market transitions, I believe that it's personal disruption that is the ultimate catalyst for change, especially at work. On this episode of the What’s Next! podcast, I got the pleasure to speak with Whitney Johnson. Not only was Whitney recognized as one of the …

Innovation

Why the D.C. area’s tech incubators struggle

When the District’s financially troubled 1776 incubator merged with an out-of-town counterpart recently, it became the latest star of Washington’s tech scene to fade away after a few years in the limelight. The sort of permanence that helped make Silicon Valley a top technology hub has largely …

Startups

Eight Ways To Transform Your Company's Innovation Culture

With the world changing rapidly most corporate executives are starting to feel the pressure. There is a realization that beyond cost-cutting and operational efficiency, companies must also invest in developing their innovation pipeline. At the beginning, corporate leaders often reach for easy …

Innovation

After the end of the startup era

There’s a weird feeling afoot these days, in the Valley, and in San Francisco. Across the rest of the world — Denver, Santiago, Toronto, Berlin, “Silicon Glen,” “Silicon Alley,” “Silicon Roundabout“, Station F — it seems every city still wants to be a startup hub, dreaming of becoming “the new …

Startups

Mozilla proposes combined WebXR standard for virtual and mixed reality in the browser

Although we may disagree on the usefulness of VR and AR today, it’s hard to argue with the idea that it should be easier to develop for and deploy — especially on the web. That’s why Mozilla is working on a combined framework that gives developers standardized, well-documented tools with which to …

Augmented Reality

Where Will We Charge All Those Electric Cars We’ll Soon Be Buying?

The auto industry is getting ready to plug into battery power in a big way. In recent months, virtually every major automaker has announced some form of “electrification” and, by the middle of the coming decade, conventional hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and pure battery-electric vehicles could account …

Electric Vehicles

Chatbots Are Getting Unsettlingly Good at Conversations

Here's how Mitsuki, A.L.I.C.E., Rose, and rate on intelligence and humanity.<p>By Katherine Wu, Science in the News (Harvard University)on<p>Filed Under …

Artificial Intelligence

The Reaper Botnet Has Already Infected a Million Networks

The Mirai botnet, a collection of hijacked gadgets whose cyberattack made much of the internet inaccessible in parts of the US and beyond a year ago, …

Information Security

Southeast Asia’s Sea, formerly Garena, to raise upwards of $884M in US IPO

Sea, the Singapore-based digital entertainment firm formerly known as Garena, is set to raise upwards of $884 million when it lists on the New York Stock Exchange Friday under ‘SE’.<p>The company, which specializes in publishing games but also offers payment and e-commerce services, has priced its …

Startups

Streem’s augmented reality app gets you a quote for your home project

Your doctor appointments don’t have to be done in person in the 21st century, and now, neither do your home improvement appointments. On Thursday, …

Augmented Reality

Google's annual report shows more web traffic is encrypted

For several years now, Google has been exerting pressure to increase the usage of HTTPS across the internet. By defaulting to secure connections on both ends, users can be protected from anyone who may intercept or even manipulate data as it flows back and forth -- quite useful in a world where you …

Web Traffic

Growth Stories: Breaking Free From Old Assumptions

Sometimes growth can’t come from doing more of the same. You need a creative leap. And that creative leap is also destructive – destructive of assumptions and principles that have served you well in the past but now hold you back. How do you break the impasse and find the new assumptions that will …

Health Care Industry

InFluxData Teams With IBM And RedHat To Simplify Analyzing The IOT Data Deluge

Almost every aspect of the technology IT stack is experiencing some form of change. Mobile, IoT and the rise of DevOps have disrupted traditional enterprise architecture and app development methods. Cloud computing, software-defined networks (SDNs), and network function virtualization (NFV) have …

Big Data

Harvard Business School Digital Initiative

Thinking that fancy math and big numbers will increase our safety online? SEAS Professor James Mickens urges you to think again. In this talk from …

Harvard Business School

The 21 US cities with the highest startup growth

Startup growth is on the rise — and not just in San Francisco and New York.<p>That's according to the 2017 Kauffman Index of Growth Entrepreneurship, a study that measures startup growth at the city, state, and national level.<p>The study focuses on metrics like the average employment growth at startups, …

Silicon Valley

Failing to update your driverless car with latest software could invalidate your insurance

MOTORISTS face having insurance policies voided in the future if they don't download latest software for driverless cars.<p>Drivers will have to keep on …

Transportation

Here's How Your Company Needs To Prepare For AI

Focus less on where value is shifting from and more on where value is shifting to<p>In the late 1960s and early 70s, the first computer-aided design (CAD) software packages began to appear. Initially, they were mostly used for high-end engineering tasks, but as they became cheaper and simpler to use, …

Intelligence

U.S. warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms

(Reuters) - The U.S government issued a rare public warning about hacking campaigns targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest evidence that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure.<p>The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau …

United States

The Little Secrets Behind Apple’s Green Data Centers - MIT Technology Review

Apple this week said that all of its data centers are powered by renewable energy. How Apple achieved that impressive goal reflects the complexity of …

Renewable Energy

Google built a new Trojan Horse to get inside every aspect of your life

• <b>Google is taking hardware seriously after years of experimentation.</b>• <b><br>But it doesn't have a chance at becoming another Apple or Samsung.</b>• <b><br>Instead, Google's hardware division will be used to sneak the company's AI technology into everything else.</b><p>Suddenly, Google is starting to look like a hardware …

Google

As tech companies get richer, is it 'game over' for startups?

Young firms struggle to compete as deep-pocketed companies like Facebook and Amazon clone products and consolidate their power<p>Facebook has been breathing down the neck of the group video-chat app Houseparty for over a year. The app, developed by the San Francisco startup Life On Air, has been a hit …

Startups

This video shows how valuable your personal data really are

Every time we search the web, part of us is traded. Or more specifically, our personal data are traded. Most of us agree this is a fair trade because we get so much for free in return for allowing advertisers target us. We might still feel that we have control because we adjust privacy settings on …

IT