Innovation in the Web 2.0 World
Internet Society Hong Kong
July 11 2009
– Interactive, sharing, open
– Open everything
– Intellectual property protection vs.
– Social networks
Security and privacy
– Building security into business process
Innovation in tough economic times
The Best of Times, The Worst of Times
Some of the best companies are started during
the worst times: Apple, General Electric, IBM,
Microsoft, McDonald's, Walt Disney, Electronic
Best innovations come
economic times: IBM
PCs, Apple's iPod,
Source: Scott Anthony, Innosight, 2009
Wall Street should not dominate
U.S. Economy, says Obama
'We hope university students good in math will not all
become financial traders, and some of them will work
in engineering and computer industry. I think this is
Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants – Marc
'Our students have changed radically. Today's
students are no longer the people our educational
system was designed to teach.'
'Our Digital Immigrant instructors, who speak an
outdated language (that of the pre-digital age), are
struggling to teach a population that speaks an
entirely new language.'
School didn't teach me to read—I learned from my
From Computer Literacy to Media Literacy
What is Web 2.0?
Definition by O'Reilly (2005)
Core concept to summarize all network behavior:
interactive and sharing
Web based platform
Intelligence from the masses
Information becomes the new 'Intel inside'
Eternal upgrades – forever beta
Rich user experience
User created content (or user generated content)
Before Web 2.0, there was...
'Web 1.0 → 1.5'
'Content is king'
Email was the only killer application
Web 1.0 → 2.0
From Yahoo! to Google
Top Concerns → Top Opportunities?
• Child Protection
• Digital Inclusion
• All are issues that must be well considered
• ...with social responsibility consideration
New Models : New Opportunities
Image under CC from Tobias Eigen
莫乃光 Charles Mok