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James Billmaier has devoted his professional life to predicting how emerging technologies will impact our lives in the future. To his credit, he has been astonishingly accurate.
He is a founding partner of Charge Northwest, an electric vehicle infrastructure advisory and software integration company. Most recently, Billmaier served as chairman and CEO of Melodeo, Inc., the leading cloud-based media platform company, which was acquired in June 2010 by Hewlett-Packard. A 30-year technology veteran and inventor, he holds more than 80 granted and pending patents.
Billmaier has served as chairman and CEO of three companies, including Asymetrix, which he led to a successful IPO in 1998, and Digeo, Inc., which he started with Microsoft legend, Paul Allen. While CEO of Digeo, Billmaier became the only entrepreneur to win back-to-back EMMY awards for technical achievement. Prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest, Billmaier was vice president and general manager of Sun Microsystems’ Networking Software Division, where he led the development and marketing teams behind Sun’s first Internet offerings. Billmaier has made a lifelong career out of studying American ingenuity and innovation. All that he has learned about technology’s effect on our lives and society informs this important and timely book.
I believe me can and should do better. We need to start now, and this shows us how. This should be a must read for all politicians! Read morePublished 4 months ago by tn2cars
Interesting book...written before a lot of manufacturers came out with their electric vehicles. Author attempted to predict the future but his time frame has fallen drastically... Read morePublished 8 months ago by David N Cooper
Regurgitation of the stuff that has been banded about in almost every media outlet for a very long time... add it to a video and it'll make a very boring film...Published 16 months ago by A. Meyer
The author has an interesting view of EV's future. Must read. Really well and logical method organized. Keep up the good work.Published 18 months ago by Mehdi Asgarinejad
some aspects are a bit blindly positive about adoption, but overall a good work in support of the EV and the likelihood of adoption in the futurePublished 22 months ago by Sam Hemingway
Shows the hidden costs of the use of oil and how electrification of automobiles will be a revolution bigger than the advent of the internet. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Amazon Customer