Kevin Smith

  • Could Collaborating with Competitors Boost Autonomous Vehicle Development?

    Could Collaborating with Competitors Boost Autonomous Vehicle Development?

    Never before have so many automotive engineers been tasked with creating such complex vehicles at scale without a clear, industry-standard roadmap to reduce excessive risk and certify safety.

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  • MIT Research: Designing Successful Digital Products Starts with Your Process

    MIT Research: Designing Successful Digital Products Starts with Your Process

    There’s no slowing the speed of innovation, but not every company will be able to keep up in the future. In particular, those still laboring under an antiquated development process will...

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  • Report: Preventing Medical Device Recalls More Critical Than Previously Thought

    Report: Preventing Medical Device Recalls More Critical Than Previously Thought

    With more public attention than ever being paid to the fast-moving, competitive, lucrative and sometimes life-changing world of medical device development, it sounds obvious to say that no company...

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  • May Driverless Roundup: Waymo’s Technology in California, Apple Doubles Self-Driving Fleet and Navigating Unmapped Roads

    May Driverless Roundup: Waymo’s Technology in California, Apple Doubles Self-Driving Fleet and Navigating Unmapped Roads

    The expansion of autonomous driving technology is surging, and new information on companies like Alphabet and Apple signal what we can expect in the years ahead. Waymo’s California DMV Application...

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  • Your Team Says It’s Agile, But Is It Really?

    Your Team Says It’s Agile, But Is It Really?

    It’s easy to say your team is Agile. Putting the development methodology into consistent practice is a lot more difficult to sustain than many realize, and teams often have trouble sticking with it.

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  • Lessons and Trends for Product Management in 2018

    Lessons and Trends for Product Management in 2018

    Separating truth from hype in trends over the past year was one of the topics of discussion during a recent panel discussion of product management professionals in San Francisco.

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  • Agile Should Not Be Confused with a Product Strategy

    Agile Should Not Be Confused with a Product Strategy

    While Agile as a development methodology can give you a distinct edge in many areas, it’s woefully inadequate as a standalone strategy for market success.

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  • March Driverless Roundup: Fatal Arizona Accident Questions, Trump Admin Listening Summit, and London’s Public Pods

    March Driverless Roundup: Fatal Arizona Accident Questions, Trump Admin Listening Summit, and London’s Public Pods

    March was another intense month in the world of autonomous driving, with some critical safety setbacks, government feedback and advancements for the burgeoning technology.

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  • What Skills Do You Need To Be A Successful Product Manager?

    What Skills Do You Need To Be A Successful Product Manager?

    Not everyone leaves school and lands a role as a product manager. For many, becoming a PM was the result of an accumulation of skills and gradual transition from other positions.

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  • How NASA Might Revolutionize Supersonic Air Travel in the US

    How NASA Might Revolutionize Supersonic Air Travel in the US

    NASA might be evolving the future of air travel, with technology that could potentially be used to slash domestic flight times in half.

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  • How Product Management Leads to Imposter Syndrome: An Interview with Mind the Product

    How Product Management Leads to Imposter Syndrome: An Interview with Mind the Product

    We spoke with Mind the Product co-founder and CEO, James Mayes, about some of the challenges facing product managers today, the traits of a good and bad PM and how the job itself can instill a...

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  • February Driverless Roundup

    February Driverless Roundup

    Competition in the autonomous vehicle space continues to intensity, as government regulators search for answers and philosophers ponder the technology’s sense of morality.

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  • Local High School Students Visit Jama HQ

    Local High School Students Visit Jama HQ

    It’s tough to predict where the next generation of innovators will take technology in the years ahead, but it helps to give them an inside look at what’s happening today. That’s one of the reasons...

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  • Who Is Responsible for Accidents in Driverless Cars?

    Who Is Responsible for Accidents in Driverless Cars?

    Public opinion appears to be leaning toward ascribing blame to manufacturers and software engineers.

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  • New FDA Announcements Seek to Spur Medical Device Innovation, Modernize Regulatory Process

    New FDA Announcements Seek to Spur Medical Device Innovation, Modernize Regulatory Process

    “We’re finding that in some parts of our regulatory portfolio, our traditional approach to overseeing certain health care products does not easily fit the types of innovations that are being...

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  • Semiconductor Industry On Track For Best Year Ever

    Semiconductor Industry On Track For Best Year Ever

    Semiconductors are surging. Recently, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors hit $107.9 billion for the third quarter of 2017, making it the...

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  • How to Hire the Best Engineers to Bring Teams and Products to Life

    How to Hire the Best Engineers to Bring Teams and Products to Life

    Exploring strategies companies can use to team up with excellent engineers.

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  • Staff Meeting: International Support Team Enjoys Customer, Cultural Interactions

    Staff Meeting: International Support Team Enjoys Customer, Cultural Interactions

    Fluent in multiple languages, Carmen Santos and Gustavo Flores are two of our customer support engineers in Portugal who support our teams in Portland and Amsterdam.

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  • US Regulators Eye Rollbacks for Self-Driving Cars

    US Regulators Eye Rollbacks for Self-Driving Cars

    We may still need roads, but in the future, it’s looking like steering wheels and brake pedals might not be all that necessary.

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  • Navy Looks to Improve Development Process for Aircraft, Weapons

    Navy Looks to Improve Development Process for Aircraft, Weapons

    The United States’ Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is looking to advance its development process for aircraft and weapons, and at least one commander believes ditching paper will be the path...

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