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From Hype to Reality, a Partner Ecosystem Perspective

Having spent most of my working life around technology I have seen my fair share of economic booms and busts. Apart from the meta-economic influences, the Silicon Valley cycle usually follows its own wave tied to “the next big thing”-- the wave of investment, over expectation, under delivery, and subsequent crash. This obesogenic hype environment means great ideas typically die before their time and are reborn years later when the foundational problems have been resolved.

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Jonathan Skelding
Aug 30, 2018

Jonathan Skelding

A Tale of Two Cities

The similarities to the Dickens novel are sparse: our data is imprisoned, we are at the beginnings of a revolution that has been a long time coming, and the cities are Barcelona and Madrid.

I am one month in to joining Element and as part of that spent two weeks in Spain to see the ecosystem and conferences of two of the partners I manage: OSIsoft and Honeywell.  Element was incubated out of OSIsoft and is a close technology partner and Honeywell invested in Element’s Series A round.

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