Lee Stogner

47,671 Added | 12 Magazines | 8,277 Likes | 37 Following | 10,347 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

How to Build a Million-Dollar Company in 1 Year--With No Funding

There's no set recipe--but there are a few rules of thumb to follow.<p>In August 2015 a popular virtual assistant (VA) company, Zirtual, announced it was shutting down--leaving behind nearly 2,500 clients and 400 employees. At the time, I was already deeply ingrained in the productivity space and …

Ford Electric Vehicle Charging Up on Mustang Mach 1 Heritage, Due in 2020

Amid a series of Mustang reveals at the Detroit auto show this week, Ford hinted that the name Mach 1 is being considered for its affordable crossover electric vehicle, due in 2020.<p>Sherif Marakby, Ford Motor Company vice president for autonomous vehicles and electrification, confirmed it: “There is …

Electric Vehicles

Why the Rewards for Ambitious Problem Solving Are About to Get Bigger

A decade ago, Microsoft was considered a dinosaur. It had missed the shift to mobile, was out of step with consumer tastes, and seemed too big and slow to adapt to a digital world that was moving at hyperspeed. Yet today the company is thriving again, largely driven by its growing cloud …

Innovation

How the Best Restaurants in the World Balance Innovation and Consistency

The restaurant industry is notorious for being competitive, risky, and low-margin. This is no less true for the world’s most acclaimed high-end restaurants. Despite being able to charge hundreds of dollars for a meal and being fully booked months in advance, top restaurants often still have a hard …

Restaurants

05-08 February 2018 - Singapore

The theme of the Conference is “Smart Cites and Nations” in recognition of Singapore’s strides in embracing “Smart” — policies, principles, and …

Internet of Things

BMW wants to charge drivers an annual fee for CarPlay

Up until now, Apple’s in-car platform CarPlay has been offered as a one-off payment if you want it in a BMW vehicle. That could soon change, however, according to a new report, suggesting that BMW is looking to switch to a subscription-based system.<p>BMW added CarPlay back in 2017 as a one-off $300 …

Transportation

A Trio Of Concept Cars Debuts At Detroit Auto Show

“This is our vision for a new kind of flagship vehicle,” explains Kevin Hunter, “embracing crossover capability without giving up the performance and luxury delivered by today’s top saloons (sedans).” The president of the Lexus Californian design studio CALTY is referring to the LF-1 Limitless …

Trucks

A First Look at the Incredible Future of 8K TVs

Do you remember back in the 90s, when high-definition TVs first started to become popular? Seeing that HD for the first time, the sharpness seemed …

CES

4 Enterprise IoT Scenarios To Jumpstart Your Connected Devices Strategy

Cloud computing acted as a catalyst in accelerating IoT adoption among enterprises. Cloud made it possible to connect devices to traditional line-of-business applications such as ERP and asset tracking platforms.<p>Though the devices have been capable of generating telemetry data, it was not captured, …

Internet of Things

MicroLED is the new hotness in TVs. But OLED isn’t going anywhere

Aptly dubbed “The Wall,” Samsung’s massive 146-inch 4K TV dominated Samsung’s sprawling CES 2018 booth, where gawking showgoers huddled around it …

Samsung

These Are the Biggest Risks for Businesses in 2018, According to the World Economic Forum

A slew of security, financial, and environmental threats will pose the greatest risk to businesses around the world in 2018, according to a …

World Economic Forum

How to Tell a Great Story

<b>Case Study #1: Embed conflict to motivate and inspire</b><br>Josh Linkner was worried his employees were becoming complacent. Then the CEO of ePrize, a …

Leadership

How to GDPR-proof your startup -- time is running out

The May 25th roll-out date of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is barrelling towards us. As with the majority of EU regulations, it can seem overwhelming at first, especially for startups who don’t usually have a budget for expert legal advice.<p>We consulted Remie Bolte, TQ member and …

Privacy

It's official, AI is now better at reading comprehension than humans are

Microsoft and Alibaba machines tied for first place, but both beat a human by a slim margin.<p>Building a slide deck, pitch, or presentation? Here are …

Artificial Intelligence

Ford Finally Makes Its Move Into Electric Cars

A Mustang and an Explorer wheel into a Detroit factory. This is not, tragically, the beginning of a joke. Rather, it’s a new (and weirdly ‘80s …

Electric Vehicles

The Top 3 Tech Trends To Drive Your Business in 2018

What tech tips can you learn from this years Consumer Electronics Show?<p>Last weeks Consumer Electronics Show (CES) highlighted 3 key technology trends which should be driving your business over the next 12 months: voice activation, virtual reality and artificial intelligence.<p>The truth is that all …

Amazon Alexa

New Ways To Raise Money In 2018

Venture capital is disrupting itself--here's what you need to know.<p>Planning on raising money in 2018? Good, because there's lots of good news, like:<p>More money than ever, overall. From 2014 to 2017, the average VC fund size doubled.<br>• A new sensitivity to racial and gender dynamics that has many VCs on …

Venture Capital

Step Aside, Ripple and Stellar: Qtum Just Landed 2 Big Partners in 2 Days

This blockchain developer means business.<p>In case you haven't noticed, the cryptocurrency market has been nothing short of unstoppable over the past …

Bitcoin

Nissan Wants to Help You Drive by Reading Your Mind

As I sit down in Nissan’s simulator, I prepare myself for the fact that a cohort of researchers could scrutinize my skills as a wheelman with more …

Transportation

U.S. Industrial Production Blasts Past Consensus December

U.S. industrial production rises 0.9% in December vs. 0.4% forecast<p>Investing.com – Industrial production in the U.S. rose much more than expected in …

Economy

The top 10 security challenges of serverless architectures

Broken authentication and privileged access without cause are among the most common security concerns.<p>Serverless architectures, also known as …

Cloud Computing

Google wants to make building an AI algorithm as easy as drag and drop

In the battle for the cloud, Google wants to make its AI offering as easy as drag and drop.<p>Today (Jan. 17), the company announced Cloud AutoML, a cloud service that allows average folks like you and me to train a custom AI algorithm using files we upload. The service will start with still images, …

Microsoft Visual Studio

Infiniti To Go Electric And Hybrid After 2021, Leaving Radical Engine Plans Up In The Air

When Infiniti showed off the sleek Q Inspiration Concept at the Detroit Auto Show, it was actually moving under its own power thanks to the radical …

Electric Vehicles

Meltdown-Spectre: Oracle's critical patch update offers fixes against CPU attacks

Enterprise software giant is working on Spectre fixes for Solaris on Sparc V9.<p>Oracle has revealed that its first critical patch update for 2018 …

Information Security

More money for Utah startups as Kickstart closes on its fourth seed fund at $74 million

One of the most prominent seed investors in Utah, Kickstart Seed Fund, has closed on its fourth fund at $74 million — nearly doubling from the last funding of $39 million and toppling Peak Ventures as the fund with the mostest raised in the region.<p>The large increase was driven by several …

Startups

6 Things Big Companies Look for When Buying Your Startup

Growth Strategies > Mergers and Acquisitions<p>Buying smaller companies that thrive in their niche is a proven strategy for large companies seeking to jumpstart growth.<p>Next Article<p>Don't Even Think 'Merger' Without Taking These 5 Steps First<p>Next Article<p>Andre Bourque • Contributor<p>Cannabis Journalist | …

Amazon.com Inc

Upskill Is the Coolest AR Startup You Haven't Heard of Yet

Inside the GE- and Boeing-backed augmented reality startup powering headsets from Vuzix and ODG to Google Glass Enterprise.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Augmented Reality

Mitsubishi's mirrorless car cameras can spot distant traffic

Mirrorless cars, terrifying as they may sound, as coming. In 2015, the United Nations gave the go ahead for carmakers to replace mirrors with cameras and display systems, so the race is on to design tech that's fit for the job. Now, Mitsubishi says it's developed the industry's highest-performing …

Transportation

One of VR's most annoying problems could be solved soon

Trying to navigate a room while wearing a VR headset? A company named Occipital has a self-contained solution to that problem.<p>When wandering around with a VR headset on, I'm afraid of going too far without someone to spot me. The reason is simple: I can't really see where I'm going. Odds of …

Virtual Reality

Everything is connected, and there’s no going back

The days of benign tech trade shows are over<p>My mother likes to tell me that I went to my first tech trade show in a stroller, and that she and my father were inspired to get a VCR that day.<p>The VCR, for nearly two decades, was the prototypical gadget of tech trade shows. Not only did it make …

Internet of Things