CES 2019 Stormy Weather for IBM

CES 2019 Stormy Weather for IBM
by Roger C. Lanctot on 02-03-2019 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedGinni Rometty, chairman, president and CEO of IBM was kind enough to take on the task of an hour-long keynote at CES 2019 in Las Vegas last week. She used the opportunity to highlight three areas of computational innovation at IBM – deep data, broad AI and quantum systems – with the help of three partners: Delta … Read More


Your Car Sucks Data

Your Car Sucks Data
by Roger C. Lanctot on 08-07-2017 at 12:00 pm

Image Removed“Cars Suck up Data about You. Where Does It All Go?” This was the ill-informed headline in the NYTimes last month. The headline echoes the thoughts of Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich (“Just one autonomous car will use 4,000 GB of data/day” – NetworkWorld) and Barclay’s BrianRead More


Tesla’s Cat in the Bag

Tesla’s Cat in the Bag
by Roger C. Lanctot on 03-18-2017 at 8:00 pm

Some day soon, maybe this year or next, Tesla Motors is going to let the cat out of the bag that its cars are not only connected but are also subject to remote control. Remote control isn’t the sort of feature that consumers look for in their personal transportation, so it isn’t likely to be something Tesla is going to bring… Read More


How a Connected Watch Will Change the Connected Car Business

How a Connected Watch Will Change the Connected Car Business
by Roger C. Lanctot on 05-18-2016 at 7:00 am

It’s amazing the amount of excitement being ginned up over connected cars. Analyst firms regularly publish estimates of hundreds of millions of connected cars on the road by 2020. It’s enough to make you believe it might happen.

If we even come close to those projections it will be a miracle given the disconnect between the wireless… Read More


Car Companies Confront Data Sharing

Car Companies Confront Data Sharing
by Roger C. Lanctot on 04-06-2016 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedSenior OnStar executives have long intoned at industry events that the customer owns his or her data. The only problem is that the customer is only allowed glimpses of his or her data. They don’t have control of that data in spite of their so-called ownership of it.

It’s a complex challenge especially given… Read More


The Emerging Battle for Your Car’s Data

The Emerging Battle for Your Car’s Data
by Roger C. Lanctot on 03-13-2016 at 8:00 pm

Image RemovedThe Future Networked Car gathering put on by the International Telecommunications Union at the Geneva Motor Show last week highlighted the intensifying debate over automotive data privacy. A representative from FIA, the international federation of car clubs, and Stephan Appt, legal director and attorney at … Read More


The Smartphone is Dead! Long Live the Smartphone!

The Smartphone is Dead! Long Live the Smartphone!
by Roger C. Lanctot on 01-24-2016 at 10:00 am

According to a study released on the eve of CES by Accenture “heightened data security concerns, falling demand for smartphones and tablet PCs, and stagnant growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) market” are combining to stymie consumer electronics industry growth. While slow uptake of new products is normal, data security concerns… Read More