A Moonshot is - in a tech context - a project that has a very innovative, disruptive character and achieves groundbreaking progress. The commercial aspect is of no relevance, if or if not such technological breakthrough can become the basis for a profitable business model is irrelevant. Examples of such a moonshot are (a) The flight to the moon, of course, or (b) the successful training of an artificial neural network by Google X Labs for the recognition of cat images in 2012.


The author is a manager in the software industry with international expertise: Authorized officer at one of the large consulting firms - Responsible for setting up an IT development center at the Bangalore offshore location - Director M&A at a software company in Berlin.