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The Monkey Wrench Effect: Die Hard with a Vengeance

Our intrepid CEO, Gabe Batstone, has often said that actionable insights and curated guidance can assist workers in just about any job in any industry. After pestering my wife to watch the latest Marvel movie, I was reminded of what … Read More

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Experiences with Microsoft Azure Service Fabric

After having spent some time prototyping with Microsoft Azure Function, and Azure App Services, I’ve expanded the focus to include Azure Service Fabric. We’re migrating over to Service Fabric and I’ll explain why:   Context To give some context, when … Read More

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What’s new at contextere

It has been an amazing 6+ months of 2017. The year started in a hurry with our acceptance to the Urban-X Smart City Program in New York City which included equity investments from BMW MINI and SOSV. It was a … Read More

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What is the Fourth Revolution?

You may have heard it said that we are standing in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. When I first heard that term, its meaning was lost on me. It sounded vaguely like something Isaac Asimov would have alluded … Read More

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Why AI needs human ingenuity

One of our core operating premises here at contextere is that a human empowered by data will perform better than automation alone. The capture, storage, and compartmentalization of data will only get you so far and a worker with the … Read More

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Fear not the future

When I tell friends and family about what contextere does, develop AI empowered tech for blue collar workers, I can often see a subtle shift in their attention. Their thoughts waver to that of terminators and matrix agents, mushroom clouds … Read More

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The Impact of Industrial IoT

Consumer-level IoT products are nothing new. Smart TVs, home security systems, and connected climate control systems have all been available for years. In fact, the level of growth in this area may be slowing of late. Yet, largely unknown to … Read More

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The Rise of IoT

The term ‘Internet of Things’ refers to the linking of computing devices, sensors, actuators, etc., embedded in physical objects through wired or wireless networks. In a sense, it means the connection of objects to the internet. This may seem mundane, … Read More

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CANSEC 2017

I stood amongst some serious defence materiel and the undulation cacophony of CANSEC 2017 as Gabe Batstone met old friends and industry contacts alike and was struck by how much innovation I saw around me; Drone tech, optics, and simulation … Read More

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Contextere to Present at Smart Cities Startup Celebration

As our time with the Urban-X Accelerator program culminates, we’re busy preparing for the Smart Cities Startup Celebration on May 4th: an event where our team will present Contextere to an audience of industry professionals, investors, and innovators. Joining us … Read More