Actionable Discoveries

4 Ways Driverless Cars will Disrupt the World

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL-CqMenOqQ Forget about self-parking vehicles, hands-free highway travel, and automatic braking. Driverless cars could change the entire car industry, car ownership, and anything connected to transportation. What’s more, such vehicles should arrive by the end of this decade.   "Disruptive innovations... don’t attempt to bring better products to established customers… they are simpler, more convenient, [...]

By |2017-05-18T17:47:13+00:00December 30th, 2013|Autonomous Vehicles, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Why Public Privacy Matters More Than Big Data

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVXFnPuGhxs If you're not paying for the product, then you are the product… Let's not do that." - Phil Zimmerman, Creator, PGP "What's wrong with the current system is not that we are Google's users; we are google's product." - Jacques Benkoski, Partner, USVP As the data industry blazes ahead, few stop and think of [...]

By |2017-05-18T17:47:13+00:00November 5th, 2013|Privacy, Uncategorized, VLAB|1 Comment

Revolutionizing Aerospace: For The Non-Rocket Scientists

Panelists contend that innovators from other industries can disrupt aerospace the same way Apple overturned music distribution. "You have to know absolutely nothing about helicopters to work with a company like Sikorsky," said Jonathan Hartman, Disruptive Technologies Lead of Sikorsky Innovations. His statement set the tone for VLAB's aerospace event on September 24. Two other [...]

By |2017-05-18T17:47:13+00:00October 7th, 2013|Aerospace|Comments Off on Revolutionizing Aerospace: For The Non-Rocket Scientists

Education Technology Tsunami: Common Core Disrupts K12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmqErLWoqyg On Tuesday, September 17, VLAB kicked off the 2013-1014 season premiere with an evening program on the Education Technology Tsunami: Common Core Disrupts K12. The event started with a one hour networking session, with demonstrations by six up and coming startups. The main highlight of the evening, however, was the debate and insights provided by [...]

By |2017-05-18T17:47:13+00:00October 1st, 2013|Education|Comments Off on Education Technology Tsunami: Common Core Disrupts K12

Greetings from the 2013-2014 VLAB Executive Committee!

Greetings from the 2013-2014 VLAB Executive Committee! As we head into our 23rd season, we are looking forward to welcoming you into our community of over 25,000 Bay Area influencers.  We have a fantastic line up of events planned for the year ahead.  Starting off on Tuesday, September 17th, we will explore how the adoption of [...]

By |2017-05-18T17:47:13+00:00September 15th, 2013|VLAB|Comments Off on Greetings from the 2013-2014 VLAB Executive Committee!