Paul Golding: Technology Innovator.
Hundreds of millions in value and numerous patents in chip design, AI, blockchain, IoT and computer vision. (See my work.)
Microsoft, Google, Motorola, O2 UK, McLaren, Art.com, Navteq, B&Q, Credit Suisse, Acision, Naspers, IBM, Telefonica, Ericsson, Prosper Inc, the GSMA and others.
Predicting the future: easy.
Building the future: hard.
I help companies to innovate using technology.
I set vision and formulate strategy at both the product and market level, but also run teams and build software and hardware right down to the metal.
My experience includes building new products, revenue streams and even business divisions using technology innovation. (See my work.)
Seeing the future in broad technological terms is fairly easy if you know how to interpret the technological landscape. But converting this into meaningful vision and strategy is more challenging. Execution is harder still. Innovation is hard and uncertain. It does not yield to faddish management theory or frameworks. If that's your approach: forget it
Innovation requires: relentless curiosity, obsessive problem solving, rethinking simple things, hacking, handling complexity, being artful, being philosophical, scientific and mathematical analysis, and sometimes killing the guru.
Such an eclectic approach is nothing new. It is the renaissance ethos.
(Listen to this podcast about my renaissance philosophy).
I continue to take Tom Peters' advice seriously: elevate creativity over conformity. I have optimized my entire career for maximum creativity and impact. I maintain a rigorously contrarian perspective that corporate life can quickly extinguish. I am the best "outsider" you can hire.
Among other things, I am a recipient of the coveted IEE Prize for outstanding achievement, the Von Nostrand Rheinhold prize for innovation and a rare unsponsored "Einstein" visa to live and work in Silicon Valley - i.e. a genuinely earned visa minus expensive lawyers, mostly due to my pioneering contribution to mobile technology.
But my biggest accolade is a long list of demanding clients with challenging innovation problems.