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Sep 21, 2022

Peggy Smedley talks about the good, the bad, and the ugly of acquisitions, saying they can cause disruption in the marketplace—and monopolies cause a whole lot more. She talks about the recent Amazon news of its intent to acquire iRobot.

She also discusses:

  • This history of antitrust and antimonopoly laws in the...


Sep 21, 2022

Peggy Smedley and Henry Bzeih, CTO/CSO, automotive & transportation, Microsoft, talk about one of the biggest trends in mobility today: the metaverse. He says he is hearing about it constantly from various industry sources—not just from an automotive perspective—but overarching.

They also:

  • Define the metaverse at...


Sep 21, 2022

Peggy Smedley and Henry Bzeih, CTO/CSO, automotive & transportation, Microsoft, talk about what Microsoft is doing to enable the metaverse. He says its approach to technology has always been an enabling and nurturing approach and that Microsoft is a partner first company.

They also discuss:

  • An example of a metaverse...


Sep 14, 2022

Peggy talks all about digital transformation, software, and automation. She says when times are lean, implement technology to shore up businesses' processes. But are businesses following through? She cites new research about technology implementation trends in one vertical.

She also discusses:

  • How the current economic...


Sep 14, 2022

Peggy and Ian Riches, VP, global automotive practice, Strategy Analytics, discuss what is driving electrified vehicles. He says in the last few years this electrified vehicle sector has become the defining growth factor, and there will be factory electric vehicle growth rates of more than 25% a year for the next few...