This week my guest is Patrick MeLampy, co-founder of 128 Technology and that company’s Chief Operating Officer. With longtime partner Andy Ory, Patrick co-founded Acme Packet Inc. and served as its Chief Technology Officer, eventually taking the company public and selling to Oracle in a transaction valued at over $1.7 Billion. Patrick holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Boston University. A great student of innovation, Patrick has accumulated 26 issued or pending patents, and has some very specific ideas to share on what keeps most people and companies from innovating, the subject of this week's second segment. How Hard Can It Be is sponsored by G20 Ventures, early traction capital for East Coast enterprise tech startups, backed by the power and expertise of 20 of the Northeast's most accomplished entrepreneurs. G20 Ventures... People first. How Hard Can It Be is also sponsored by Actifio. Actifio virtualizes data the way a hypervisor virtualizes compute, to help customers enable the hybrid cloud, build higher quality applications faster, and improve business resiliency and availability. Actifio... Radically Simple.