Here’s what happens in a linear economy: companies make a product. Consumers use it, and when they’re done, they throw it out. Multiply that across materials, industries, and geographies, and you’re left with a global cycle of production and consumption that generates staggering amounts of waste. But as climate change…


Lithium ion batteries are in everything from your laptop to your toothbrush — and demand for them is about to skyrocket. Automakers across the globe have pledged to electrify their fleets in the coming decade, which means millions of new cars will need rechargeable batteries. Renewable energy installations need batteries…


Recruiting top talent is challenging these days — just ask Monica Bua, Managing Director at executive search firm Morgan Samuels. Monica built and now runs the emerging products and technology practice, where she finds, assesses, and develops the leadership that transforms companies.

The good news, Monica says, is that despite…


Imagine that instead of hailing a rideshare home from work, you could head up to the roof of your office, hop into an eVTOL (more commonly known as an air taxi), and fly home through the low-altitude sky. That’s the promise of advanced air mobility — the concept of an…


Photo courtesy of Tapan Kataria

When you meet Tapan ‘Tops’ Kataria, it’s impossible not to break into a smile. Tops is a natural connector, and it’s his ability to forge strong bonds that enabled him to embrace entrepreneurship at a young age, gain valuable investment experience, and make the most of Detroit’s innovation ecosystem.

We…


HCL Software doesn’t just acquire enduring software products — it is on a mission to drive customer success through relentless innovation of its products, particularly in cloud native architecture.

Since its inception five years ago, the software division of HCL Technologies has grown into a $1.1B business with over 4500…


Access is a major theme in Camille Manso’s life. It started when a college real estate law class unlocked information that helped her family business. That led her to a career in transactional law, where she focused on ‘growing the pie’ for her clients. Camille got interested in cryptocurrency, edtech…


Remote work expert Darren Murph says investing in workplace flexibility will keep companies competitive and enable employees to enjoy more control over their schedules. Photo courtesy of Darren Murph

Darren Murph is a remote work evangelist. Murph is Head of Remote at GitLab, where he shapes teams, manages operations, and advances company culture — all without an office.

GitLab is far ahead of most organizations when it comes to remote work: it has over 1200 all-remote employees. There’s no…


Latin America offers a major market to global mediatech companies. The population is young, digital, and connected: there are approximately 440 million mobile users across the region. Smart phone use is growing and the pandemic catapulted e-commerce to an all-time high.

But expanding into a new market can be challenging…


(Still image from Emotion Network docuseries Tech.Emotion. Image courtesy of Emotion Network.)

When we talk about technology, we focus on the benefits of algorithms and automation, efficiency and scale. But we often neglect to investigate how it might impact our lives, our cultures, and our planet — or if it can enrich our souls.

Emotion Network, an Italian-led global platform of thinkers…

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