Articles by author: Chris Blackerby

Rising Care Costs Drive Cloud-Based MedTech Adoption

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The cost of U.S. healthcare, which is expected to rise over the next three years according to research from Willis Towers Watson, is pushing care providers to look strategic solutions that make care more efficient without sacrificing patient care outcomes. Cloud-based medtech appears to be gaining steam to help meet patient demand and insulate against […]

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Data Privacy Lawsuits Sweeping the Healthcare and Tech Sectors and What They Mean for the Industry
December 7, 2022

Data privacy lawsuits have rapidly increased in the healthcare and technology sectors in recent years, in part due to the increasing demand for access to sensitive medical data as well as the emergence of innovative products and services that rely on personal information. Since these attacks have occurred, companies have been forced to rethink […]

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Legalized Sports Betting Could Benefit the US Economy
December 7, 2022

Sports betting has continued to explode in the U.S. despite the reticence of many states to legalize the practice. One of the benefits cited by proponents of legalized sports betting is the tax revenue that states are able to collect. A recent piece in D Magazine analyzed just how much a state like Texas […]

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Will the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Revenue Continue Through the Rest of the Holiday Season?
December 7, 2022

This year, retailers kicked off the holiday season early with deals beginning prior to Thanksgiving weekend. The encouragement from retailer sales to have consumers begin their holiday shopping early, has made some impact with this year breaking record revenue over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales prove positive in predicting […]

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China Is Showing No Signs of Slowing Down Space Exploration
June 15, 2022

Blaine Curcio is the Founder of Orbital Gateway Consulting and a foremost expert on the Chinese space sector. His podcast, Dongfang Hour, provides essential information on the Chinese space program from Chinese sources. Space to Grow’s Chris Blackerby and Charity Weeden recently got the opportunity to chat with Blaine and talk about all things […]

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The Infrastructure Available to the Commercial Space Industry will Impact Affordability of Launches
May 4, 2022

Peter Beck launched Rocket Lab in 2006 in New Zealand. Though his background isn’t traditional, he knew he wanted to build rickets from a young age. He quickly developed international partnerships and expanded with venture capitalists in 2014. Since 2014, the company has doubled in size every year. Today, Rocket Lab has more than a […]

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The Goals for Space Exploration for This Decade and Beyond
April 13, 2022

The expanse of space, the wondrous and eerie world that very few individuals have experienced. In this episode, Chris Blackerby and Charity Weeden talk to Ellen Stofan, Under Secretary of Science and Research at the Smithsonian, about the future of space exploration in the government and private sectors, the public. Stofan’s career in space was […]

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The Impact of the Russian ASAT Tests
March 30, 2022

In this bonus episode of Space to Grow, hosts Charity Weeden and Chris Blackerby  sit down to discuss kinetic ASAT tests in space and possible silver-linings that came from the most recent test. The November 2021 Russian ASAT (Anti-Satellite) test shed unprecedented light onto the space community and is estimated to have produced almost 1700 pieces of […]

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To Create a Private Market Do Governments Need To Kickstart Space Programs?
March 23, 2022

Bhavya Lal, Associate Administrator for Technology, Policy, and Strategy at NASA, joined Hosts Charity Weeden and Chris Blackerby to discuss the transition to her role at NASA. As a former employee at the Institute for Defense Analysis and the Science and Technology Institute, Lal switched from research to management. “I’m really blessed with the leadership […]

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As Spaces Evolves into a “Normal Market”, How Will This Impact the Competition?
March 2, 2022

On the Space to Grow podcast, Astroscale’s Chris Blackerby and Charity Weeden bring their compelling experience and expertise to map out the technology, international policy, and scalability that will define the next generation of space exploration. In this episode, Kevin O’Connell discussed his career in government that led to his present business of informing and defining space commerce as a consultant […]

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This Season’s Mission Will Be Making Space Relatable
February 16, 2022

Space to Grow is back for a second season with hosts Chris Blackerby and Charity Weeden from Astroscale. It’s where economics, technology and sustainability in space intersect. In the opening episode, Blackerby and Weeden take a look back and forward regarding the space economy. “We’re going to focus a lot on partnerships as a dedicated […]

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How Is the Conversation around Space Sustainability Evolving?
June 23, 2021

On the Space to Grow podcast, Astroscale’s Chris Blackerby and Charity Weeden bring their compelling experience and expertise to map out the technology, international policy, and scalability that will define the next generation of space exploration.   Space to Grow closed out its first season with a wrap-up episode with hosts Chris Blackerby and Charity Weeden from Astroscale. They looked back on past […]

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Is Space a Finite Natural Resource? One Expert Says Yes
June 2, 2021

On the Space to Grow podcast, Astroscale’s Chris Blackerby and Charity Weeden bring their compelling experience and expertise to map out the technology, international policy, and scalability that will define the next generation of space exploration.   Looking at space sustainability through an environmental and ecological lens changes the perspective. It makes it more tangible and inclusive. That’s the message of Moriba Ja. […]

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