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The presentation I gave at SKP Engineering College on 04/18/2008

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  • 1. Disruptive Technologies Rajkumar C Madhuram, CTO
  • 2. Innovations
    • Sustaining Technology
      • Improvements to existing products.
      • e.g. Colgate “citrus blast”
    • Revolutionary Technology
      • Replaces the market leader
      • e.g. Tata Nano??
    • Disruptive Technology
  • 3. What is…
    • Disruptive Technology
    • Out-of-the-box, ground breaking
    • Killer App
    • Paradigm Shift
    “… a technological innovation, product, or service that uses a disruptive strategy, rather than a revolutionary or sustaining strategy, to overturn the existing dominant technologies or status quo products in a market.” - Wikipedia
  • 4. Hallmarks
    • Disruptive Technology
    • Appears out of the blue…
      • No one expected the streaker coming.
      • The light bulb was not invented by the candle industry looking to improve output
    • Grabs attention
    • Disrupts the normal flow
  • 5. Pre-historic
    • Fire
    • Cooking
    • Raw meat -> Cooked meat
    • Wheel
    • Increased mobility
  • 6. Pre-computer
    • Motor Vehicles
    • over rail transport
    • Television
    • over movie theatres
    • Telephones
    • over telegraphy
  • 7. Recent Times
    • Linux O/S
    • over Unix/Windows
    • Free software
    • Gaining wide adoption, various devices
    • OLPC project (laptop.org)
    • Why disruptive?
    • Manufacturers build cheap, thinner machines
    • Developers can customize & extend the OS
  • 8. Recent Times
    • Open Source Software (OSS)
    • Availability of source code
    • Variety of components
      • Sourceforge et. al
    • Better quality
      • Cathedral vs Bazaar (Eric S Raymond)
    • Agile methodologies
    • Why disruptive?
    • Low barrier to entry
    • One of the flatteners (The World is Flat - Thomas Friedman)
  • 9. Current Trends
    • VoIP
    • Voice over Internet Protocol
    • Regular phone lines are circuit switched.
    • Transmission of voice through packet switching
    • Why disruptive?
    • Low barrier to entry for providers.
    • Enables many applications to be built.
  • 10. Current Trends
    • Web 2.0
    • “ Web 2.0 is the business revolution in the computer industry caused by the move to the Internet as platform, and an attempt to understand the rules for success on that new platform” – Tim O’Reilly, 2005
    • Long Tail
      • Amazon.com, eBay
      • Small volumes of hard to find items
    • Participatory
      • Blogs, discussion forums
      • Tagging, social classification (Digg, del.icio.us)
  • 11. Current Trends
    • Web Services
      • REST, SOAP
      • Mashups
    • Rich Internet Applications (RIA)
      • AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript and XML)
      • Flash based
      • AIR
        • Desktop apps using web techniques
  • 12. Current Trends
    • Google
    • Redefined Search
    • Page Rank Algorithm
      • a "ballot" among all the other pages on the World Wide Web about how important a page is.
    • Why disruptive?
    • Displaced prevailing search technologies.
    • Online advertisements.
  • 13. Current Trends
    • YouTube
    • Streaming Video
    • Dependencies
      • Cheap digital camcorders, cell phones
    • Why disruptive?
    • Broadcast yourself.
    • Social power
      • Senator George Allen calling someone a macaca (a monkey) cost him a seat.
  • 14. Current Trends
    • Cloud Computing
    • Virtualization
      • AWS
    • Server Farms
    • Access to data anywhere, anytime
      • Yahoo mail, Salesforce, BoxCloud, Zoho etc.
    • Why disruptive?
    • Low cost, scalable data center
  • 15. Current Trends
    • Top 10 Most Disruptive Technology Combinations
    • Dan Tynan, PC World, 19 Mar 2008
    • 10. DVRs + Entertainment on Demand
    • 9. YouTube + Cheap Digital Cameras and Camcorders
    • 8. Open Source + Web Tools
    • 7. MP3 + Napster
    • 6. Blogs + Google Ads
    • 5. Cheap Storage + Portable Memory
    • 4. Cloud Computing + Always-On Devices
    • 3. Broadband + Wireless Networks
    • 2. The Web + The Graphical Browser
    • 1. Cell Phones + Wireless Internet Access
  • 16. Innovations @ Impiger
    • VoIP
    • AutoDialer – For Service Providers
    • eazyNGO – Next Gen OSS
    • IP-PBX
    • Cloud Computing
    • BoxCloud – Peer to Peer File Sharing
    • Mobster – Music sharing
    • RIA
    • BoxCloud
    • xNet – Task & Asset Tracking System
  • 17. Innovations @ Impiger
    • GPS/GPRS/RFID
    • Vehicle Tracking System
    • Tools
    • FireAntz
    • BSC Monitoring
    • Mobile Games
    • Crime Control
    • T20 World Cup
  • 18.
    • Thank You!