Your Company Needs Big Ideas and Creativity, But Great Execution is the Key to Success: With Kurt Uhlir

Your Company Needs Big Ideas and Creativity, But Great Execution is the Key to Success: With Kurt Uhlir

Read my interview where I share 5 things I wish someone told me before I became CEO. For those that haven't made it to one of my keynotes or fireside chats, it may be the most personal interview I've ever given.

Made in America Roundtable: White House Article (video)

"We’re here today to continue our celebration of American manufacturing as part of Made in America Week. The leaders and innovators around this table create the products that fill our homes, defend our nation, and enrich our lives."

Patriotic Spending Has a Bigger Impact Than You Realize

We were blessed to be included in the 2016 USA Today Manufacturing & Skills in America Campaign, reaching 750,000 print readers across USA Today, FABTECH 2016 and Manufacturing Day as well as 3M+ readers online.
Advanced driver assistance systems, ADAS, spatial data in video game creation

Sizing Up The Suitors For Here, Nokia’s Map Business

How valuable? One former longtime senior employee of HERE estimates there are around 300 different location attributes, with corresponding historical databases, that can be tracked using HERE’s technology. They include more obvious mapping and location-based applications such as driving directions and street maps, but also spatial data technology used in video and gaming applications.

41 Entrepreneurs Share Their Unusual Hobbies

Most entrepreneurs are very tactical about their free time. In the startup life, every minute of every day counts. So here’s how some startup founders and entrepreneurs choose to spend their downtime.

In Startup Funding Search, Not All Investors Are Created Equal

“Investors and founders should both steer clear of unbounded risk,” Uhlir said. “I believe we can teach people how to be better founders, just as someone taught me how to pull an alligator out of a pond. The goal is controlled risk and knowing what your experiment will prove.”

Transaasional: Sideqik’s New Take On The Saas Pricing Model

There may not be a truly perfect one-size-fits-all approach to SaaS pricing, but one startup’s new approach could be a big step forward toward bridging the gaps between product value and bottom line revenue.

Healthy Communications Are Central to Success

“We’ve been part of some great companies before, and have worked in Chicago, on the West Coast, East Coast and other continents. Atlanta tops them all,”
Advanced driver assistance systems, ADAS, spatial data in video game creation

The Hidden Component of the Waze Acquisition

One of the lead inventors named on the patent, Kurt Uhlir, ran Navteq’s skunkworks for years, along with board-level projects. His patents are used for a number of video games including Flight Simulator X from Microsoft (going back to the gaming element of these patents).

Cutting Through the Social Fog

With such a large prospect pool, there are thousands upon thousands of businesses also clamoring for these users’ attention (and dollars). That said, it’s not enough to just establish a social presence.

The Future of Social Media

Consumers want higher quality content than what most brands are offering. This is a huge opportunity for brands offering engaging content that know how to activate an audience.

Meetro Eases Hookups in Your Hood

A new, location-based web service is trying to make social-networking software more about socializing than simply collecting lists of buddies.

Is mobile 3D finally on the move?

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Now is the time for 3D artists to look at which part of the industry they'd like to be working in five years down the road, and make the transition now. 3D technology and art must be adapted to the uniqueness of the mobile environment.
Mobile Games Analyst

Complexities of Location Technology is Holding Back Location Based Gaming: Establishing the Foundation

Article from the father of location based gaming Kurt Uhlir in 2005 describing the complexities holding back the gaming industry and what needed to be done to create the foundation for the genre.
IGDA Forms Dedicated Group for Mobile Game Developers

IGDA Names Kurt Uhlir Chair of New Group for Mobile Game Developers

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The Mobile-SIG will serve as a balanced voice for developers, publishers, researchers and aggregators of mobile games, offering a shared ground for industry-wide views, collaboration and experimentation on development, limitations and opportunities in the mobile games sector.