Vanishing Point

John Chase

John has more than eight years of experience working with large government agencies and multinational corporations. Specifically, he has worked with organizations’ senior leaders and executives to develop long-term strategies, evaluate strategic initiatives, implement risk mitigation strategies, and design approaches to change management. Prior to beginning his career as a consultant, John graduated with a Bachelor Arts—with honors—from the University of Richmond and with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

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How the Future of Manufacturing is Playing Out in the Auto Industry

Posted by John Chase

Oct 10, 2018 11:00:00 AM

During the past few years, investors, business executives, and the public have become enamored by innovative technologies and processes that alter the ways goods are manufactured and distributed. Additive manufacturing and 3D printing allow companies to perform rapid prototyping and build to spec. Sensors and IoT-enabled devices gather data, relay it to the cloud, and provide analytics that create efficiencies and secure machines and people in the manufacturing processes. Distributed production networks decentralize the manufacturing process to a network of geographically dispersed manufacturing facilities connected via a shared IT network, enabling a company to control shipping, customize production for regions, or source materials from a variety of locations.

 

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Information Transparency and the Future of Democracy

Posted by John Chase

Aug 30, 2018 8:30:00 AM

 

Before the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Industrial Revolution, the Constitutional system functioned largely the same: white, male landowners riding to the Capitol, casting votes on behalf of their neighbors. American elected representatives would travel long distances to make deals, pass bills, and govern for their constituents. Local needs defined national policies. And days or weeks after votes were counted, the news would reach the citizen population via word of mouth or newspapers.

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Will Business Lead the Next Era of R&D Investment?

Posted by John Chase

Aug 1, 2018 10:00:00 AM

If you’re like me, you marveled at Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch and safe return of the Falcon Heavy rockets. I imagine that when NASA’s Apollo program made it possible for mankind to take its first steps on the moon, it gave people even greater feelings of amazement and wonder.

 

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What is the Corporate Impact of a Globally Shared Humanity?

Posted by John Chase

Mar 21, 2018 12:30:00 PM

Hyperconnectivity has erased the limitations posed by geographic distance. The modern world is a tightly interwoven global web of relationships and orders of impact. For businesses, the consequences of the free-flow of information and tightening networks are two-fold. First, in any given marketplace, supply chains, environmental footprints, and cultural profiles, we see the presence (or at least the influence) of decisions and belief systems that may have originated somewhere on the other side of the planet. The second impact – and the one we will focus on here – is the rising importance of human-level connection and our globally shared humanity.

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