About Joe Wallace

Joe is a technology entrepreneur who came to the Coachella Valley to start the Palm Springs iHub. With degrees or credentials from Stanford, Harvard, Evansville, and MIT plus a dozen startups under his belt, Joe values common sense business solutions that are rooted in scientific analysis. He chose engineering and entrepreneurship over his early goal of becoming a rock star. His first book is Living Outside the Box.

Future of Everything Part 3: Workplace of the Future

By |2019-05-23T13:39:46-07:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Jobs|Tags: , , , , , |

In a session on the future of workplaces, the opening speaker began by stating that 70,000,000 American workers truly dislike their jobs. This amounts to 80% of the employed people in the nation. It is a widely accepted premise that an unhappy worker is an unproductive worker. Therefore, this revelation about dislike of the workplace [...]

Future of Everything Part 2: Sustainable Fashion

By |2019-05-21T10:48:50-07:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Economic Development, Innovation, News, Sustainability|Tags: , , , |

If there is one thing that the Coachella Valley is well known for, it is fashion. From Trina Turk, to Fashion Week in Palm Desert, to the Palm Springs iHub's Eco Sustainari headed by Nima Pauline, we are an oasis of fashion. Even the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is known for its attendees' [...]

Future of Everything Part 1: The Future of Power and the Credentials to be a CEO

By |2019-05-21T11:00:29-07:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Economic Development, Innovation, Jobs, Sustainability|Tags: , , , , , |

Within minutes of checking into the first sessions at the Future of Everything Festival in New York City, critical information for CVEP and the future of the Coachella Valley began to flow. Gretchen Watkins, CEO of Shell, and Invenergy's Michael Polsky shared the stage during a session titled Powering the Planet. Eventually, the topic of [...]

Impacts of Online University Programs

By |2019-05-03T11:09:29-07:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Innovation, Jobs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Last week,  from the comfort of my Palm Desert sofa, I watched my step-daughter walk across a stage to be awarded her masters degree in nursing from the University of Southern Indiana. As she walked, I began to reflect on the impacts of online education. My step-daughter is a mother of two college students. She [...]

Justine Musk (Elon’s first wife) on “What it Takes to Be a Billionaire”

By |2019-04-22T10:49:09-07:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Innovation, Jobs|Tags: , , , , , |

Elon Musk's first wife Justine should know something about what it takes to become a billionaire.  She was there when Elon met the criteria.  Now that he is worth $12 billion, everyone wants to be Elon, but few will do so.  The question is often asked about just what it takes to become a billionaire.  [...]

CVEP’s CEO Joe Wallace Publishes Book “Living Outside the Box”

By |2019-04-12T14:04:18-07:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Innovation, Jobs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Exciting news at CVEP: CEO Joe Wallace was notified on April 12 that his first book Living Outside the Box had been approved for publication. Living Outside the Box is a call to action beyond the old cliché of thinking outside the box. The difference between the two is that merely thinking outside the box [...]

Food and Beverage Drones are in Iceland. What about us?

By |2019-03-31T15:31:15-07:00March 31st, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Innovation, Jobs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Residents of select neighborhoods of Reykjavik, Iceland are now able to order small meals and drinks for drone delivery. The Aha drone is capable of making triple the deliveries of a driver within a 2.5 mile radius of its home base. The delivery radius is about to expand to 5 miles. The initial target market [...]

Housing Price Comparison: Silicon Valley vs. Greater Palm Springs

By |2019-06-18T08:43:31-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Business Development, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

From time to time I think back to the time right after I graduated from Stanford and wanted badly to buy a home in or around the Stanford campus. I couldn't quite afford a modest tract house in Palo Alto then. Today even though I am a CEO with an decent entrepreneurial exit in the [...]

Las Vegas Planning for Automation-Based Job Losses

By |2019-03-25T20:42:21-07:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Innovation|Tags: , , |

CVEP attended the City Launch conference in San Diego last week to learn about the Smart Cities opportunities. CVEP Board Chair Jan Harnik and CEO Joe Wallace attended the event and were captivated by some of the things that are being done at other locations. Of particular interest to the Coachella Valley were the comments [...]