Comigo’s Dov Moran

August 06, 2014
A passionate innovator, Dov Moran is the founder and chairman of M-Systems known for creating the world’s first flash drive (DiskOnChip) in 1995 and, in 1999, the first USB flash drive (DiskOnKey) for which he holds a patent. The company’s patents were sold for $1.6 billion to SanDisk in 2006. He also created modu, which made modular cellular devices selling that company’s patents to Google for $4.9 million; and, most recently, his startup Comigo launched in 2012, a comprehensive, multi-screen TV platform, which offers a revolutionary personal and social viewing experience and provides contextual VAS on top of the...

Cobra Electronics’ Jim Bazet and Sally Washlow: Leading Innovation

May 15, 2014
If you are an outdoor boating or driving enthusiast or a professional driver, chances are good that you own one of Cobra’s wide swath of consumer electronics devices aimed at keeping you connected, informed and entertained. The company, founded by Carl Korn in 1948 as B&K Electronics, a television repair business, morphed over the years officially being named Cobra Electronics in 1993. The company’s strategic global expansion is being led by James (Jim) Bazet who joined Cobra in 1998. Under his leadership, as chairman and CEO, Cobra Electronics has twice been named one of the Best 200 Small...

MC10’s David Icke: Integrated Body Computing

March 21, 2014
Tucked away in a nondescript brick building in Cambridge, Mass. is an innovative startup hard at work. On the second level in an open loft-like space is where the magic happens as more than 50 employees and interns are busy working on transforming the way people manage their health. Leading the charge is MC10’s CEO David Icke, who says the $300 billion microelectronics industry is based on rigid brittle silicon in boxy packages and therefore, has limitations for wearable technology. To counter this, MC10 reshapes electronics to create thin, conformal systems that flex, stretch and bend seamlessly. Its technology...

Parrot’s Henri Seydoux

January 05, 2014
You could call Henri Seydoux a serial entrepreneur. From high fashion footwear to manufacturing wireless Bluetooth products, Seydoux has forged an interesting career path in Paris. Self-educated, he began his career in 1978 as a journalist with the cutting-edge French magazine Actuel. In 1981, he joined the sales team at the Matin de Paris newspaper.     Seydoux’s encounter with Roland Moreno, the inventor of the smart card (SIM card), inspired him to switch from a career in journalism to focus on software engineering. In 1982, he joined SSCI as an OS software developer, before working for Microarchi. In 1985, he formed his first company BBS, and then created BSCA in...

Innovator: Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers

November 14, 2013
The next wave of dramatic Internet growth, according to Cicso Systems, will come through the convergence of people, process, data and things—the Internet of Everything (IoE).  This lucrative opportunity for companies to build enormous profits will also challenge many existing business models.   IoE includes people-to-machine and people-to-people communications as well as M2M (machine-to-machine), a subset of IoE that will greatly impact the Internet because of the vast number of devices involved. These devices include everything from smartphones to sensors on industrial equipment, appliances, vehicles and consumer products—together generating an enormous data load....

Innovator: Chris Cookson

September 16, 2013
We all know content is king and also how addictive a favorite TV show can become. Sony Pictures Technologies knows that too. They focus on developing tech solutions for the creation, management and distribution of entertainment content. As president of this division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Chris Cookson leads the charge to maintain the studio’s high standards of quality production and distribution technologies.   In 2009, Cookson opened Sony Pictures’ dedicated 4K Digital Intermediate facility, Colorworks, where expert colorists use advanced technology to master movies in 2D and 3D. Holding more than 50 patents, he also acts as top advisor on all things 3D. As...

1776 Co-founders Donna Harris and Evan Burfield

July 10, 2013
Walk into 1776, Washington, D.C.’s new startup incubator, and you will find dozens of entrepreneurs collaborating on projects in an American-themed space inspired by the year the country declared its independence from England. The urban environment is juxtaposed with reclaimed wood doors hung on walls, church pews in the work space and corrugated counters (that also serve as bars), all mounted on wheels to make the space easily customizable for events ranging from hackathons to small strategy meetings to startup parties. The space has the potential to expand four-fold to 60,000 square feet. The vision for 1776...

The Tiffen Company’s Steve Tiffen

May 28, 2013
Steve Tiffen knew early on that he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps. As a boy, while his father called on customers, his imagination was fueled by visits to the Hollywood sets of Bewitched and Bonanza. His father’s business advice for his son was simple but profound: listen to your customers, give them what they want and be passionate about what you do. After 75 years, this customer-centric focus still permeates the Tiffen family business. The Tiffen Company manufactures high-end accessories for the still imaging, video, motion picture and broadcast markets, and focuses on the...

HealthSpot's Steve Cashman

March 22, 2013
If you were at the 2013 International CES®, you likely heard the buzz about a new digital healthcare company called HealthSpot based in Dublin, Ohio. Looking to change the doctor’s office similar to the way that ATMs revolutionized banking, the HealthSpot™ Station aims to reduce waiting times and create more convenient and less expensive patient healthcare. Located in the grand lobby at CES, the 10-foot enclosure looked like a space pod with its sliding doors and sleek exterior. It provides patients access to diagnosis and treatment by board-certified doctors, via high-definition videoconferencing. ...
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