In a prior century, high-tech innovation was largely a top-down affair, simply because the price of entry was so high. At the turn of the century, however, the rise of consumer technology, open source technology, and the cloud infrastructure needed to support open development have all reversed this dynamic. Today technology innovation is more likely to come from the edge than from the core, bottoms up rather than top down. Still, to complete the loop, to scale, and to monetize, eventually the top and the bottom must connect. In this talk, Author and Technology Analyst Geoffrey Moore will look at these different models for technology innovation and suggest the emergence of a hybrid model, relying on both top-down and bottom-up development to achieve sustainable growth. See Geoffrey Moore's Edge Presentation: http://www.akamai.com/html/custconf/edgetv.html#geoffrey-moore-open-innovation
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