Today’s technology and investment leaders are paving the way toward the future for the whole world. With technology increasingly informing and affecting every aspect of human life, business leaders in related fields have become some of the most influential of all.
Entrepreneur and investor Jim Plante, for example, has made many waves over the course of his career and continues to do so. At the helm of a number of different businesses, he has helped push crucial technologies forward in notably productive ways.
Advancing the Start of the Art Where That Matters the Most
Plante got his start as an electrical engineer, and soon shifted into investing and corporate leadership. Since then, he has been involved with a number of high-profile and important businesses:
- Beltronics. Radar safety systems are responsible today for everything from guiding large ships on the open seas to preventing collisions at busy ports. Plante identified millimeter-wave specialist Beltronics as a promising target for investment not long after he switched his focus from engineering. The resulting acquisition enabled the launch of a profitable new product within the space of a year, positioning Beltronics for further success in an especially important market.
- E-Band Communications. Mobile wireless connectivity has become a staple of everyday life for billions around the world. The infrastructure required to enable this increasingly important form of communication rarely receives the attention that it deserves. Early on in his career, Plante founded a firm called E-Band Communications that was one of the first to work with a newly available part of the spectrum. Capable of serving the same needs as fiber optic lines, this cost effective new wireless technology rose quickly to global prominence.
- SmartDrive Systems. News reports today are filled with stories regarding how self-driving vehicles are progressing. In each and every case, such successes rest on a foundation built from many different technologies. Planet’s early involvement with and leadership of SmartDrive Systems made for a pair of pioneering roles.
Technology That Betters and Supports Human Lives
Technologically informed entrepreneurs like Plante are responsible for a lot of the recent progress that people everywhere enjoy. While the direct impact they have might not always be immediately obvious, a look at how the careers of such leaders progress will inevitably be enlightening.