In this short piece in SIGNAL Magazine I make the case for the value of historical analysis as preparation for innovation. Look to history for lessons learned and approaches to problem-solving. From this approach, you can avoid common pitfalls, discover patterns for successful problem-solving, and empathy for the endurance required for success as an innovator.
The time has come for the Army to consider the impact that artificial intelligence and unmanned systems will have on its operating environment and determine how best to adapt and apply these advancements. The following article, published in Army Magazine, delves into this discussion and offers a few start points for policy makers and military … More Meet Your New Battle Buddy: Soldiers Will Pair With Smart Machines to Fight Future Battles
China has dramatically increased its investment in developing quantum technologies. To better understand what this means for policy makers and military strategists you can find a short piece I wrote featured in Best Defense in Foreign Policy. The article discusses how investments in quantum technologies will revolutionize code breaking, secure communication, and advanced radars.
At, or near the top of Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technology, 2017 sits machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). To understand precisely what these concepts are and what they will disrupt – we need to do some homework. The following list of key readings will help policy makers and military strategists alike set a … More Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence – What to Read Now
How many times have you seen a new leader arrive with their bag of tricks and begin to implement change either before they have fully consulted with their leadership team – or worse – despite them? Whether you are in the military, government, or civilian sector, middle managers and senior leaders often rotate in and out … More Let Bottom-up Ideas Drive Change
Within the next year we may have access to commercial augmented reality devices. As Microsoft introduces HoloLens and other commercial vendors, such as Apple, consider launching their own augmented reality (AR) devices, the military is beginning to evaluate viable tactical AR devices. Tactical AR devices are proving to be valuable systems. The Marine Corps just announced … More Augmented Reality and Operational Situational Awareness