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Ep 7: Astrapi and the Promise of a Revolution in RF

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In this third part of our four-episode interview, David explains the core innovation that his co-founder developed, how it came to be, and why there has been so much interest from both commercial and military RF engineers and companies.

You can listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts.
Email: mark@commercebasix.com and dshaw@astrapi-corp.com

Ep 6: David Shaw-Plan, Invest, Hope, Fail, and Pivot

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In this second part of our three-episode interview, David discusses the venture that preceded Astrapi and provides an excellent case study of hope, investment, failure, and then pivot. The journey to success is rarely a straight line and in this episode you’ll hear about a twist and turn that preceded David’s successful venture, Astrapi.

Email addresses: dshaw@astrapi-corp.com and mark@commercebasix.com

Ep 5: David Shaw-An Entrepreneur's Journey

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In today’s episode, we talk with David Shaw, an entrepreneur and co-founder of a firm that has developed what many believe are innovations that will change in fundamental and substantial ways both the bandwidth and the efficiency of wireless communications.

In this first part of our multi-episode interview, David takes us through his interesting career journey from an entry level sales executive into entrepreneurship. David, who is in his mid-sixties, is a sterling example of the truism that entrepreneurs are made and not born.

You can listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts.

Email: David Shaw-dshaw@astrapi-corp.com

Ep 4: 5G, the US, and the Chinese

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In today's episode, we talk with Peter DeNagy, a subject matter expert in telecommunications, a thought leader in the area of 5G (and particularly in IoT applications), an entrepreneur, and a consultant to major organizations. Pete's career in telecom spans nearly four decades.

Pete explains in layman's terms what 5G is, the changes it will bring to business, commercial, and military communications, and the particular challenges the US faces in catching up to the lead the Chinese have developed in 5G.

Pete can be reached at pdenagy@acommence.com

Ep. 3: Artificial Intelligence and the US Military (Part 3 of 3)

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In this third and final part of our discussion with Stephen Ellis, we discuss both the AI start up market space as well as the activities of large established enterprises such as Microsoft. We then pivot to a discussion of China’s innovations in AI, why they are making such advances, and some strategies for how the US military could accelerate the integration of American commercial AI into its systems.

Ep. 2: Artificial Intelligence and the US Military (Part 2 of 3)

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In this second part of our discussion with Stephen Ellis, we discuss Lockheed Martin’s collaboration with a commercial supplier to develop specialized hardware (based on gaming hardware) to run an AI exoskeleton, the future of AI development including biomimetics, the commercial use cases driving this innovation, and an unlikely leading edge AI innovator: Microsoft’s AgTech group.

Ep. 1: Artificial Intelligence and the US Military (Part 1 of 3)

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In today’s episode, the first in a three part series, Mark has a discussion with Stephen Ellis, an AI subject matter expert. We talk about AI, the current and developing market for this technology, and its potential applications to defense systems.
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