Vinod Baya

Vinod Baya

Vinod Baya is a director at PwC’s Center for Technology and Innovation and an editor of the Technology Forecast. As a technology strategist and futurist, Vinod has been developing, analyzing and forecasting advanced uses of technology for over 15 years. He consults with established and emerging companies around the world on a wide range of issues that are impacted by technology trends, such as business and technology strategy, M&A, venture financing, R&D, intellectual property and others.

Before joining PwC in 1999, Vinod was a research scientist at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, leading many initiatives in the advanced uses of Internet technologies in facilitating collaboration and knowledge management.

Vinod holds a doctoral degree from Stanford University, an M.S. from Rutgers University, and a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.


Five ways robots are going mainstream

At the same time that robots’ capabilities are expanding, they are becoming easier to use and more affordable.

Robots ready for work (infographic)

Robots are more capable, easier to use, and affordable. While there is still room for improvement, the opportunity to leverage robotics has never been more accessible. See how.

Getting a grip on fulfillment robotics

Yaro Tenzer of RightHand Robotics explains how the future of robotics is arriving at the warehouse, one product at a time.

Humans and machines: Collaborative robots open a new automation frontier

Cobots put robots alongside human workers, reduce up-front investments, and improve flexibility.

Talking about human-machine conversations in the industrial IoT

This new dialogue will offer manufacturers new ways to improve—and more.

How Industry 4.0 changes business

In the industrial IoT, data and AI-based analytics transform complex systems into growth engines.

More signal, less noise: Reducing false positives in the industrial internet of things

False positives waste system administrators’ time, costing companies money and eroding confidence in the reliability of the insights gleaned from the industrial internet of things (IIoT). By incorporating human input into the feedback loop that informs their analytics models, companies can improve the IIoT, increase efficiency, and reduce costs.

How artificial intelligence is shaping the internet of things

Jenny Fielding of the Techstars accelerator on why we need a smarter IoT.

Lowering the barrier to innovation in robotics

Eugene Izhikevich of Brain Corporation explains why programming robots is a key barrier to their success and forecasts how brain-inspired learning will change the game.

The rise of robots working in human spaces

Steve Cousins of Savioke describes advancements in navigation that are enabling robots to safely work directly with people in unpredictable environments.



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