Better Designs, Teams, and You: Our New Podcast

Better Designs, Teams, and You: Our New Podcast

Innovation & Autonomy with Author John Coyle

We talk with John about designing for autonomy, public trust, making vehicles compatible with humans, building better teams, and understanding it when he says, "Persistence is awesome, until it is stupid."


John K. Coyle
 is one of the world's leading experts in Design Thinking and author of the new book Design for Strengths. His accomplishments include an Olympic silver medal in short track speed skating, he is a Stanford d.school grad, Kellogg MBA, NBC Sports analyst, and Professor of Innovation.

Catalyst-Go Featured: Feb/Mar Edition of Aviation Security International Magazine

Catalyst-Go Featured: Feb/Mar Edition of Aviation Security International Magazine

Counter-UAS lessons and thoughts based on our research — all of which can be executed by you and your teams today. Featured in Feb/Mar 2019 issue of Aviation Security International. In aviation, we are now more likely to suspend flight operations over an uncorroborated drone sighting report than we are to suspend airport operations to prevent ramp injuries or animal strikes. We expedite multi-million-dollar procurements and can’t even say where drones fit in the industry threat matrix. Why does this matter? 

Cautious Optimism on the FAA Drone ANPRM

DOT Secretary Chao took an important step in mid-January by announcing an ANPRM (or advanced draft rule) on safe and secure operations and an NPRM (or draft rule) on flights over people. In many ways, these provisions set the stage for good countermeasures and avoid the current industry and government paradigm of “fire, aim, ready” when responding to drone incursions.

Pre-release today of: Countering Tomorrow: The Age of Materials, Coatings, and Deception

We are pleased that after months of research our new White Paper: Countering Tomorrow: The Age of Materials, Coatings, and Deception is in pre-release. It was fully subscribed to and has been sent to those “early adopters” eager to read the paper before everyone else. We will be offering previews of the report over the next several weeks leading up to the general release on January 22, 2019.

Airport operators and autonomy: a primer

Autonomous vehicles are poised to change the world. Whether it's a flying ride-hailing service or delivering a package using a drone, the ability to integrate this emerging technology into everyday operations will have a profound effect on how businesses function. Airports are no exception. But while many are focused on the future there is plenty happening today that can benefit the airport environment. Here's a brief primer on how airport leaders can integrate autonomy into their operations today.

Want To Close More Deals? Start By Bridging This Gap

Tip #1 to close more deals: Solve your customer’s problems; make them money. Technology and your company’s stability are important, but the most vital task is to frame your technology so it provides fundamental, clear answers to questions in a business plan. Astute line-of-business owners will share with you their information requirements. Listen, because they want to help you align your solution with their needs. Here are some tips on making the deal close.

UAS Remote ID: ALL aboard! The Train Has Left the Station

Regulators do a bad job of head faking, so they don’t. But, they do telegraph their moves with startling clarity. The audience saw this in action during FAA’s 2018 UAS Symposium in Baltimore on the subject of UAS remote identification. That four senior FAA executives championed the basic premise that drones should be identified and tracked should come as a surprise to no one.

Procurement of Controversial Security Technology

A client needed to understand and address community concerns around a large government procurement of controversial security technology. They needed to find a balance between technology that would perform the mission of the government agency, yet answer the concerns of concerned stakeholders. Using this information the client could write a proposal with a higher chance of success.

Technical Solutions for Passenger Screenings

A leading international trade association needed to offer a solution for making security lanes more efficient and friendly. They needed a proposal that stakeholders would endorse, regulators would embrace, and do a better screening job passenger than the current system to maintain the highest levels of security. This job fell on the desk of the founder of Catalyst-Go. The CEO sketched out a notional solution on a post-it note and challenged him to make it a reality.

Biotech Security

A biotech startup needed to better understand applications for their patented technology and markets in which they may have first mover advantage. They believed that of the many applications and markets where this technology could be used what they had invented might have security applications but didn't know if the technology was fit for purpose or if the government or commercial companies would be their potential market.