Q. How has the world of technology changed, and what does it mean for Reticulate Micro, especially compared to conventional companies in the defense sector?
Josh: We’re living in this golden era of technology convergence, rapid introduction of new technologies, and changes in the defense communications market. Within the space industry, there is a proliferation of multi-orbit satellite communication capabilities and a simultaneous consolidation of service providers. We’re also seeing advancements in discrete technologies that allow us to have higher throughput communications in ways that have never been achievable. It’s created a landscape ripe for disruption. At the same time, we have this global uncertainty, and that requires us to move and innovate faster if we want to stay ahead of adversaries.
Entrenched primes are locked into product and technology lines; they prioritize reducing risk to their existing business over disruptive innovation. It’s all about incremental improvement to protect their existing product lines.
At Reticulate Micro, we’re focused on radical honesty – embracing change and looking to the horizon – we can leapfrog current technologies because we are not encumbered by broken business practices and mindsets or fear of cannibalizing existing businesses.