Lee Stogner

37,957 Added | 10 Magazines | 8,274 Likes | 22 Following | 9,555 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

Nvidia’s Deep-Learning Chips May Give Medicine a Shot in the Arm

The chip maker Nvidia is riding the current artificial-intelligence boom with hardware designed to power cutting-edge learning algorithms. And the …

Deep Learning

Tencent Makes It Harder to Bet Against Tesla

A $1.8 billion investment in Tesla Inc. isn’t chump change, even for one of China’s most valuable companies, Tencent Holdings. But what does it mean for the electric-car pioneer?<p>If one takes the view that the market is generally right, then seeing the money-losing company’s value briefly past that …

Tesla

This Swedish ad perfectly skewers the hype surrounding self-driving cars

How do you say ‘burn’ in Swedish?<p>Car companies are drunk on technology. Everywhere you turn, major automakers are hyping new advances in connected cars, self-driving cars, and app-driven mobility services like ride-sharing and car-sharing. These new technologies will save lives, improve our …

Transportation

Apple iCloud hack threat gets worse: Here's what we've learned

Hackers are threatening to remotely wipe an unknown number of iPhones, iPads, and Macs unless Apple pays a ransom. The picture is becoming clearer. …

Data Breach

Modern security programs: Artificial intelligence and machine learning

A new research report by Carbon Black aggregates insight from more than 400 interviews with leading cybersecurity researchers who discussed …

Cybersecurity

The Great Nevada Lithium Rush to Fuel the New Economy - Bloomberg

John Rud has been riding the peaks and valleys of the commodities markets around North America since he left the University of Oregon 55 years ago …

Lithium

The (Booming, Misunderstood, Game-Changing, Potentially Manipulative) Business of Business Books

There's a reason it seems like everyone has a business book these days.<p>This story appears in the April 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Sebastian Rusk always wanted to be a professional speaker. “That’s why I was put on this planet,” he says. “To impact thousands of people.” He hadn’t reached …

Publishing

A scramble at Cisco exposes uncomfortable truths about U.S. cyber defense

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange disclosed earlier this month that his anti-secrecy group had obtained CIA tools for hacking into technology products made by U.S. companies, security engineers at Cisco Systems (CSCO.O) swung into action.<p>The Wikileaks documents …

Cisco Systems

Keep it simple: Use the FetchItGo remote to control your smart home devices

Why it matters to you<p>Simplify your smart home devices with a single remote control panel.<p>Did you really sign on to be your family’s smart home device …

Home Automation

The World's 10 Top CEOs (They Lead in a Totally Unique Way)

You're about to get schooled in a leadership philosophy that's been around for centuries, but only practiced by a few wildly successful global leaders, like these.<p>Over the last three decades, Servant Leadership has risen from a noble and ethical leadership ideology stuck in religious worldviews to …

Governance

Tesla Just Got A Sugar Daddy

Early yesterday, news broke that China’s most valuable company, Tencent Holdings had acquired a 5% stake in Tesla. In a 13G filing with the SEC, Tencent Holdings revealed a 8,167,544 share stake in Tesla.<p>Most investors Stateside might not be familiar with Tencent but it is China’s most valuable …

Elon Musk

Mercedes Hastens Electric-Car Shift as Combustion Era Fades - Bloomberg

Mercedes-Benz is accelerating its rollout of battery-powered autos in a race to meet tighter emissions rules as European buyers turn away from …

Fuel Efficiency

Welcome To The Era Of Intelligent Cloud Powered By Machine Learning

The cloud as we know it is going through a massive transformation. What started as an on-demand subscription service for consuming compute, storage, and the network is no more the same. The compute component of the cloud has become table stakes for the vendors in the infrastructure business. …

Cloud Computing

Where to Look for the Next Billion Dollar Startup, According to VC who Bet on Dropbox and TuneIn

Sequoia Capital Partner Bryan Schreier shares his vision of the future for entrepreneurs.<p>Do you dream of launching a startup and having it become a multi-billion-dollar "unicorn" like Snap or Uber? If you do, there are few better people to listen to than Bryan Schreier, partner at the legendary …

Venture Capital

Amazon eyes VR and AR homewares stores to show you products in your virtual home

Augmented reality and virtual reality are still in their infancy in terms of non-gaming applications, but a new tip hints that Amazon may be about to change all that.<p>We already know that Amazon is keen to go wide with brick-and-mortar bookstores and grocery stores, but a new report from the <i>New York</i> …

Virtual Reality

Faraday Future cancels plans to build an assembly factory in California

Faraday Future, the would-be Tesla rival facing well-documented challenges in terms of capitalization and efforts to bring its first production vehicle to market, has scrapped plans to construct an assembly facility and “experience center” (read: showroom) in Vallejo, California on Mare Island. The …

Lithium

The world’s largest biometric ID programme is a privacy nightmare waiting to happen

At its heart, the ongoing tussle over Aadhaar is all about information.<p>How much of it should a government collect? Where is it stored and under what safeguards? Who gets to use it and how? And what happens when someone screws up?<p>When the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) was …

Security

3.7 million Hong Kong voters' personal data stolen

The personal data of 3.7 million Hong Kong voters are at risk of being compromised following the theft of two laptops belonging to the city's Registration and Electoral Office.<p>Hong Kong could be facing one of the most significant data breaches in its history.<p>Two computers holding the personal data …

Hong Kong

Backed by LocalGlobe, London-based Flourish launches data visualisation platform

Flourish, a new startup out of London, has launched what it describes as a data visualisation platform, designed to make it easier for companies, including media organisations, to visualise and tell stories through data. The company is also disclosing $1 million in backing from Robin and Saul …

Startups

Welcome to the Age of Continuous Innovation

Modern applications now are comprised of pre-fab code snippets representing atomized functions delivered as microservices packaged within …

DevOps

SoCal Startups Speak Up About the Challenges They’re Facing in 2017

Silicon Valley Bank today released its 2017 Southern California Startup Outlook report, their second annual SoCal-focused report a sampling of the …

The emergence of an ecosystem: 12 startups turning Greece into a startup hub

Having spent time in the tech hubs of New York, San Francisco, and Tel Aviv, Greece was not on the top of my of tech hub bucket list. That said, when I decided to visit Greece earlier this month, I discovered a burgeoning tech scene in a country famous for its culture and cuisine.<p>It’s been easy to …

Startups

Do Your Homework and Avoid a Venture Capital Nightmare

Three tips to make your venture deals safer.<p>Venture capital can kill.<p>Yes, it can get you the fuel you need to launch your rocket ship. And, yes, you get to join forces with an investor of great power. But if you give minimal thought to the dangers ahead, you are toast. You can find yourself fired …

Venture Capital

The Next Industry for Silicon Valley to Disrupt: Logistics

<i>This article first appeared in Term Sheet, Fortune's newsletter on deals and dealmakers. Sign up here.</i><p>Venture capital pushes entrepreneurs to think …

Silicon Valley

Here's What it Really Takes to Build a Startup Ecosystem From the Ground Up

Use your frustration as a jumping off point.<p>It's easy to look at something already formed and assume that it was easy to get there. But whether it's a product, a company or a supportive ecosystem, it all had to start somewhere.<p>Cities like San Jose, Austin and San Francisco consistently grab top …

Startups

Vote: Who's the Greatest Innovator Ever?

Second round matchups include Elon Musk vs. Steve Jobs. Who's going to come out on top?<p>Something about March brings out all the best rivalries . . . and we’re not talking about the basketball teams for Duke and North Carolina. No, we mean business rivals like Steve Jobs and Michael Dell, Mark …

Entrepreneurship

Working in the future: how humans need to adapt

Since the start of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th Century, machines have been taking over from human workers. They are cheaper to run and produce more, but will robots end up doing all our work in the future, and what will be our role be in society? The shift to automation brought mass …

Innovation

A 4-Step Process to Help Senior Teams Prioritize Decisions

Leaders and their teams often pride themselves on their ability to deal with an onslaught of decisions. But the reality is they often end up making rapid-fire calls on issues big and small and wasting their time. They and their organizations would be better served by an approach that treats …

Analytics

How Organizations Can Thrive in the Digital Economy

Image courtesy of Korn Ferry.We live in a digital economy: a virtual environment that has changed the rules of doing business and made disruption the norm. It has put customers, not companies, in charge. And it has transformed workforce dynamics as the “born digital” millennials come to prominence …

Digital Economy

2018 Nissan Leaf: more spy shots of electric car's second generation

The more camouflaged spy shots that emerge of a car being tested on public roads, the closer it likely is to being introduced.<p>After seven years of …

Electric Vehicles