Q: What is your name and the name of your startup?
A: Mike Edmonds, Moonshot by Pactera
Q: How long have you been working at the Chicago Connectory?
A: 5 months
Q: What are you currently working on?
A: Moonshot by Pactera is a global innovation and technology services company that designs, and scales products people love. Our focus in Chicago is twofold:
1.) Helping brands leverage emerging technologies (voice, IoT, immersive reality) to create purposeful experiences
2.) Teaching companies new ways of working to disrupt from within in
Regarding IoT, we are currently piloting an experience using Sigfox sensors to analyze the amount of garbage and waste teams produce in offices.
Q: Why do you work at the Chicago Connectory? What are its benefits for you?
A: We chose to work at the Connectory because of the focus and energy of the community. Collaboration between members is exciting and motivating because everyone is willing to explore ways to work together to create a connected future. The recent Connexion Mobility event is a great example of the power of the Connectory ecosystem. Bringing together enterprises, startups, and cities to reimagine how people and services move around the globe is inspiring!
Q: Do you have a website, social handles, somewhere we can learn more about you and your company?
Q: Random/fun question: If you have one superpower what would it be, and why?
A: If I had one superpower, it would be emotional intelligence (emotional IQ) . Being aware of people and gaining empathy for why they do the things they do is helpful to the culture of Moonshot.
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