On March 4th, 2020 CA Governor Newsom declared a state of emergency in CA. 2 weeks later, on March 19th, 2020, the first stay-at-home order was declared in California.

With little to no notice, individuals and businesses alike were thrown into the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the beginning of the pandemic. It is important to recognize that now, the reality of what this would mean was still surreal to most leaders. Yet, it will be the decisions, made by these same leaders that will and have shaped the future of many lives, businesses, and consequently employment and livelihood. …


Machine Learning as-a-Service (MLaaS) company’s have reached the point of maturity where their offerings are powerful enough to let a wide array of people analyze, classify, and process massive amounts of data that was previously not actionable before, which will have huge consequences for our privacy.

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Government agencies have been tracking surveillance data for years, but until recently it would have been relatively non-trivial to learn anything meaningful from it. They would have large amounts of data from different sources and require experts to able to quickly identify patterns and anomalies. For e.g. the ease with which they can identify…


The Food & Beverage (F&B) Industry has been a constant in the ever-transforming growth of technology. Everything around it may have changed but there is still a market that often is not easily realized. The “at-home” restaurant. Sometimes we forget everything we need from our favorite restaurant might just be sitting in our homes awaiting their destiny. After all, isn’t cooking just another well-executed chemical experiment.

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The fundamentals of a restaurant are a combination of the ambiance, the presentation, the service and most importantly the recipes of flavor. Yet, sometimes all that really matters is the last part, the food…


The biggest technology & business trends have converged to bring one of the most lucrative business models and everyone’s in on it. Software as a Service (SaaS) delivered via a subscription model has inevitably been the forefront of all the rising stars and a pivot for the biggest companies.

As a kid, I remember when I used to be excited to rush to the mall to discover new games for my Xbox. Malls were jam-packed because that was the outlet of consumption. But now, many of the things I consume are almost just a click away. Gaming, music, entertainment, shopping…


It’s time. It’s time for us to finally start putting humans on the conveyor belt. We finally won our ticket to the assembly line and now we are approaching an era where we are finally going to start seeing the beginning of human manufacturing.

Not quite literally, yet, but with 2019, we are going to start seeing the convergence of technologies in improved genetic analysis and modification techniques like CRISPR, pumped into an eco-system of rapidly evolving machine learning for experimentation & prototyping and finally meticulously put through the modern smart drug delivery techniques to be able to control the…


It’s 2019 and we are only just at the beginning of an era of the human war with privacy.

Over the past several years, the damage has already been inflicted with the processes that have enabled large amounts of data to be acquired and stored. According to IMC & EMC ,

“By 2020, the digital universe would include 44 zettabytes of information. That’s nearly as many bits as there are stars in the universe.”

However, it is in the not-so-distant future that will we see the real missiles of sensitive personal data surface, firing away erratically into the age of…

Karan Shah

Technology. Business. Life at scale

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