Lee Stogner

10 Magazines | 27,809 Articles | 8,524 Followers | 6,260 Likes | @stogner | Lee Stogner is the President of the Vincula Group, a consultancy business in Business Innovation, Systems Integration, 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

Maglev Train Project to Link Baltimore and Washington Gets a Boost

BALTIMORE—Six years ago, Melissa Malcolm gave up on the commuter train to Washington, D.C. after breakdowns twice left her stranded in hot railcars. Now, on a good day, she makes the 40-mile drive in about an hour and a half.<p>“It’s horrific,” said the 35-year-old, who directs national sales and …

Baltimore

15 Signs That You Are An Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur Entrepreneurship<p>What if you are a true entrepreneur? How do you know?<br>If you were asked to describe the basic qualities and traits …

Startups

It New Tech Could Be the End of Traffic Lights As We Know Them

How many times have you sat waiting at a red light only to realize that there is no one else around, and you are essentially waiting for nothing? Or, …

Traffic

Local robot set to disrupt global power industry

Robotics engineer Trevor Lorimer readies a drone he developed before it is hoisted to inspect power lines. (Kyle Venktess)<p>Johannesburg - A power line …

News (South Africa)

SpaceX’s biggest rival is developing “space trucks” to ferry cargo in an orbital economy

The big kahuna of American rocket companies is the United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin that until this year held a monopoly on the lucrative business of launching rockets for the US Air Force.<p>But that monopoly is no more. The company faces a new era of competition …

SpaceX

There're No Jobs In Cloud Computing - Proof Of How Much Richer It Is Making Us

There’s a really quite superbly wrong piece in the New York Times about cloud computing. They’re looking at the data centres that Microsoft, Amazon and others are building around the country. There’re a couple of minor economic points, things like path dependence and even government intervention …

Cloud Computing

How To Quit College To Work With Top Startups

How do you quit university and start working with leading Silicon Valley startups without a degree? This young Czech designer has an answer.<p>Today, I’m talking with Lubos Volkov, a talented designer from the Czech Republic. He’s leading the Design Team at Toptal, an exclusive network of the top …

Startups

France's Alstom to provide high-speed trains for US Amtrak's northeastern service

US rail operator Amtrak on Friday awarded a $2.0 billion (1.8 billion euros) contract to French manufacturer Alstom to supply new trains for its key Acela service between Washington, New York and Boston.<p>The landmark deal for 28 new passenger trains will boost Amtrak's speed and capacity along its …

Amtrak

Experts: Same Russians Hacked Olympic Whistleblower, Democrats

The same Russian hackers who hacked the email accounts of Democratic Party officials are behind the recent hacks targeting the Olympic anti-doping agency and a Russian athlete whistleblower, cybersecurity experts told NBC News.<p>The experts said the hacks are all part of the same covert influence …

Russia

Why Pegasus is the most powerful smartphone spyware ever detected

On August 25 Apple advised all iPhone users to immediately install a security update to avoid being infected by the “Pegasus” spyware, which some experts are calling the “most sophisticated” software ever created to spy on smartphones.<p>The discovery of the Pegasus spyware on an iPhone came as a …

Spyware

Meet the entrepreneurs at the heart of India's digital transformation

WIRED reveals the experts building digital startups in one of the world's largest growing countries for web use<p><b>Almost half a billion Indians are now online – nearly 400 million of them on mobile devices. Meet some of the entrepreneurs serving one of the world’s greatest growth projects</b>.<p>The …

India

NASA's New Self-Learning AI Could Save First Responders | Motherboard

NASA scientists are engineering a form of artificial intelligence (AI) that they hope will help firefighters and other first responders escape dangerous situations. Set to launch next year, the system will help first responders through unpredictable fires and chemical leaks by giving them advice …

Space

We're nearing peak energy

The world has hit peak energy, in one sense.<p>Based on per capita consumption — on an individual basis — there isn't much more growth in the amount we can consume, according to Bernstein's Neil Beveridge and team in a note on Friday.<p>That's not to say the fossil fuels that have powered the global …

Energy

Forget Self-Driving Cars. Let’s Make Self-Driving Living Rooms

The imminent arrival of the self-driving car will change how people move around city streets, but they could do so much more.<p>The Tridika is a …

Transportation

The 'star in a jar' that could provide limitless energy on Earth

• <b>Backs plans to create spherical tokamaks shaped like a cored apple</b>• <b><br>Existing experiments have used bulkier doughnut-like shapes</b>• <b><br>Next generation device</b> …

Energy

Announcing the new Stanford Innovation Lab podcast series — Episode 1: How to Succeed by Failing “Ferrari Fast”

I’m delighted to share ECorner’s new podcast series, Stanford Innovation Lab. The first episode is called, How to Succeed by Failing Ferrari Fast. My …

Podcasting

Innovation Needs To Shift From Disrupting Markets To Tackling Grand Challenges

When Steve Jobs was trying to lure John Sculley to be Apple’s CEO in the early 1980’s, he asked him, “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?” Sculley would achieve little at Apple, but Jobs would later make it the most …

Problem-solving

Mobile Bank Heist: Hackers Target Your Phone

Cyberthieves have a new way to hack into consumer bank accounts: mobile phones.<p>Malicious software programs with names like Acecard and GM Bot are gaining popularity around the world as criminals look for new and lucrative ways to attack the financial-services industry. Cyberthieves are using such …

FinTech

U.S. Proposes Device to Force Trucks to Travel at Lower Speeds

DETROIT—The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation’s highways.<p>A new proposal Friday would impose a nationwide limit by electronically capping speeds with a device on newly made U.S. vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 pounds. …

Travel

Google Hiring Airbnb Executive Is Latest Step Toward Starting Self-Driving Car Business

Google X’s Self-Driving Car unit hired Shaun Stewart, a high-level Airbnb executive, in a move that appears to underscores the Alphabet Inc. project’s transition from R&D initiative to commercial operation.<p>Stewart, who was global head of vacation rentals for Airbnb, is now a director for the Google …

Google

White House Proposes a New Immigration Rule for Entrepreneurs

The Obama administration is proposing a new rule to foreign startup founders who’ve raised money from American investors to come to the United States …

Immigration

Waterloo chemists develop promising cheap, sustainable battery for grid energy storage

Chemists at the University of Waterloo have developed a long-lasting zinc-ion battery that costs half the price of current lithium-ion batteries and …

Energy

5 security practices hackers say make their lives harder

Whether they identify as white hats, black hats or something in-between, a majority of hackers agree that no password is safe from them — or the …

Black Hat

Timeline: The future of driverless cars, from Audi to Volvo

Just three years ago, autonomous cars seemed like a pipe dream relegated to a far-off decade in the future. But then, last week, Ford announced that in 2021 it's planning to release an autonomous car without a steering wheel, brake or throttle pedals, designed for ride-sharing.<p>Just a few days …

Driving

Spherical tokamaks could provide path to limitless fusion energy

Creating "a star in a jar" – replicating on Earth the way the sun and stars create energy through fusion – requires a "jar" that can contain superhot …

Cold Fusion

World's First Self-Driving Taxis Debut in Singapore

Singapore (AP) -- The world's first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday.<p>Select members of the public will …

Singapore

The Most Practical Big Data Use Cases Of 2016

Big data is sexy. Data scientists are the unicorns of the job market right now. Some days, it feels as though we are living right on the edge of some science fiction utopian future.<p>But unicorns and sci-fi aside, for businesses, implementing something like a big data strategy has to be more than …

IT

New EV study praises Tesla, BMW & Nissan for nationwide availability, shames Honda & Toyota

With recent studies showing electric vehicles would cover the needs of the vast majority of car owners in the US, nationwide availability of electric vehicles has never been more important. A new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) paints an interesting picture of EV availability in …

Honda

An effective and low-cost solution for storing solar energy

How can we store solar energy for period when the sun doesn't shine? One solution is to convert it into hydrogen through water electrolysis. The idea …

Energy

Become An In-Demand Cloud Guru & Programmer by Mastering Amazon Web Services Over These 4 Courses

<b>AWS Certified Developer Associate Exam Prep</b><p>Train to Pass This Highly Rewarding Certification Exam<p>Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certification is one of …