Interviews

Running 3-D printing operations at scale

Shapeways’ Pieter Limburg explains how his company has scaled its processes to produce 200,000 3-D-printed products each month.

From prototyping to finished products

Executives at 3-D printing company Carbon explain why additive manufacturing means rethinking how products are engineered.

The software behind 3-D printing

3-D printing software and services pioneer Materialise is transforming the traditional manufacturing process.

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.

Robots take the field (literally)

Ben Chostner of Blue River Technology explains why and how robotics represents the future of farming.

How artificial intelligence is shaping the internet of things

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

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.

Brain Corporation: 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.

Open Source Robotics Foundation: Lowering barriers to innovation

Brian Gerkey of the Open Source Robotics Foundation explains how platform technologies in robotics will accelerate innovation.

The realities of polyglot persistence in mainstream enterprises

Ritesh Ramesh describes how NoSQL and Hadoop get used in retail environments.

Solving a familiar e-commerce search problem with a NoSQL document store

Mark Unak and Sanjay Agarwal explain how document stores can help deliver precise e-commerce catalog search results.

Security at the level of key-value pairs in a NoSQL database

Adam Fuchs of Sqrrl describes the benefits of data-centric security analytics.

How NoSQL is changing enterprise data management

Oliver Halter discusses how CEOs and CIOs are being forced to tolerate some data inconsistency.

Scaling online ad innovations with the help of a NoSQL wide-column database

Vaibhav Puranik and Ken Weiner of GumGum discuss the challenges and benefits of open source databases for in-image advertising.

How enterprise graph databases are maturing

Martin Van Ryswyk and Marko Rodriguez of DataStax explore the challenges and benefits of big data analytics with graphs.

Filling in the gaps in NoSQL document stores and data lakes

Matthias Brantner describes the role database virtualization and a business-user query interface can play in heterogeneous environments.

Creating a body language of online learning with graph databases

Sean York of Pearson discusses how graph technology becomes a medium for enriching online environments.

Database futures: How Apache Spark fits in to a larger unified data architecture

Mike Franklin of the University of California, Berkeley, discusses the goals behind Spark and a more unified cloud-data ecosystem.

Creating a big data canvas with NoSQL

Tom Foth describes how analytics platforms can benefit from a blend of database types.

Going beyond topology information

Gonzalo Martinez of Autodesk shares the advancements in 3-D printing software that will power the evolution of additive manufacturing.

Fabricating materials that have new properties

Eric Duoss of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory explains how advancements in materials science are expanding material choices.

Why human hands are the gateway to augmented reality

Michael Buckwald of Leap Motion explains why the future of augmented reality interfaces is pointing, not clicking.

Toward natural interfaces

Barry Po of NGRAIN forecasts how authoring solutions will redefine augmented reality interfaces in the future.

The secrets in your eyes

Sune Alstrup Johansen of The Eye Tribe discusses how eye tracking will soon become an essential interface for AR devices.

The enterprise potential of augmented reality

Paul Davies of Boeing shares the augmented reality projects in progress at Boeing, the lessons they have learned, and the benefits they expect.

Making augmented reality enterprise ready

Christine Perey of the AREA organization shares the efforts underway to expand the potential and adoption of augmented reality solutions.

Image quality is vital to transform smartglasses into workglasses

John Haddick of ODG explains why the company prioritizes image quality over other tradeoffs for its smartglasses.

Changing the economics of smartglasses

Sumanta Talukdar shares how a new optics design opens up optical components to new manufacturing techniques and lower prices.

Augmented reality will empower more than 110 million deskless workers

Ketan Joshi of Atheer shares how the smartglasses form factor will bring the digital revolution to the deskless workforce.

3D: The next horizon for AR authoring

Andy Gstoll of Wikitude describes the opportunities and challenges of working with 3-D content in augmented reality applications.

3D interior maps are essential to expand AR capabilities

Amir Rubin of Paracosm describes how 3D models and maps of work environments will expand augmented reality capabilities and solutions.

The rise of 3-D printing marketplaces

Andrew Boggeri is lead engineer at FSL3D, which manufactures high-quality consumer desktop 3D printers with laser-based stereolithography technology.

Rapid innovation cycles define 3-D print’s future

Joshua Pearce of Michigan Technological University shares the developments making 3-D printers less expensive and easier to use.

Making 3-D printing accessible

Nancy Liang of Mixee Labs forecasts which products will spur 3-D printing adoption.

Building designs are literally leaping off the page

Shane Scranton and George Valdes of IrisVR share their experience of introducing virtual reality to the architecture and construction industry.

How virtual reality is revolutionizing shopping—and disrupting product marketing

Sonia Schechter of Marxent on what VR means for retailers and customers.

Drones 101: Why service providers are key for leveraging drones

In this interview, Mavrx’s Yuan Gao explains how instead of investing in their own drone fleets, most businesses will look to a new type of service provider.

The argument for private blockchains

Gideon Greenspan of Coin Sciences explores the legal ramifications of public blockchains and why companies are seeking alternatives.

Contacts

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