Ignite vinnie mirchandani sep 2010


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The slides present some of the research from a new book, The New Polymath - which is excerpted and reviewed at www.thenewpolymath.com . Polymath is Greek for Renaissance Person good at many disciplines. It's about how enterprises are learning to put together 3,5, 15 strands of infotech, cleantech, biotech etc to create compound innovations - new algorithms, new energy and new medicine

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  • The slides present some of the perspectives from a new book, The New Polymath - which is excerpted and reviewed at www.thenewpolymath.com . 'Some' is the key word - The book is 400 pages and discusses over 100 innovators using a wide range of technologies - infotech, biotech, clenatech. nanotech - etc so the Ignite 20 slide, 5 minute format above can only present a thin slice of the content.
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Ignite vinnie mirchandani sep 2010

  1. 1. AND not OR The Innovator’s Expanding Technology Palette Vinnie Mirchandani www.florence20.typepad.com
  2. 2. The glorious tech “consumerization” decade "I would rather compete with Sony than compete in another product category with Microsoft” - Steve Jobs, 2001
  3. 3. Not just Apple, of course
  4. 4. “ The Den is mightier than the Board” a flight path – one from a passenger GPS on the flight; the other from a tracking website ..neither from the airline itself ..and available to passenger for “near free” Every industry has similar examples
  5. 5. But, in meantime, our global “Grand Challenges” have grown
  6. 6. Historically, we have relied on Polymaths to help us innovate <ul><li>Multi-disciplinary and </li></ul><ul><li>Maverick </li></ul><ul><li>Leonardo Da Vinci </li></ul><ul><li>Isaac Newton </li></ul><ul><li>Benjamin Franklin </li></ul><ul><li>others </li></ul><ul><li>AND not OR ethos </li></ul>
  7. 7. Today’s Polymaths – teams more than individuals <ul><li>Our blog/book research has identified several, blending 3,5,15 strands of </li></ul><ul><li>Infotech </li></ul><ul><li>Biotech </li></ul><ul><li>Cleantech </li></ul><ul><li>Healthtech </li></ul><ul><li>Nanotech </li></ul><ul><li>To create compound innovations </li></ul><ul><li>New algorithms </li></ul><ul><li>New medicine </li></ul><ul><li>New energy </li></ul>
  8. 8. GE Net Zero Home <ul><li>Solar Panels </li></ul><ul><li>Scaled Down wind turbine </li></ul><ul><li>Smart appliances </li></ul><ul><li>Next-gen fuel cells </li></ul><ul><li>OLED lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Home energy management algorithms </li></ul><ul><li>Interfaces to utility smart grids </li></ul><ul><li>And…and … </li></ul>
  9. 9. BASF Bio-engineered Rice <ul><li>Crop Genome Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Bio-Informatics </li></ul><ul><li>RFID chips </li></ul><ul><li>High speed cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Robotics </li></ul><ul><li>And…and … </li></ul>
  10. 10. NOAA – Hurricane Tracking <ul><li>Satellites </li></ul><ul><li>“ Hurricane Hunters” </li></ul><ul><li>Dropsondes with GPS and sensors </li></ul><ul><li>Ocean buoys w/sensors </li></ul><ul><li>Supercomputer analytics </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd party sites like Stormpulse </li></ul><ul><li>And…and … </li></ul>
  11. 11. AND not OR even in more routine activities Software, datacenters, massively shared application mgt, upgrades – one contract Software-as-a-Service Landline, VoIP, mobile calls, streaming music, mic/noise tech and fashion trends Headsets Day 1 – HD TV, yellow first down line, blogs; various player tech US Football league Complex services from Argentina, Canada, Egypt Hungary, India, Philippines “ Follow The Sun” IT/BPO Services
  12. 12. Even more AND not OR Scanners, check and balance software, access to drug libraries, next-gen displays Infusion Pump System Visual, audio, haptic interfaces to driver and passengers iDrive console Next-gen solar film, electric vehicles, smart grid networks, fuel cells Cleantech portfolio Predictive analytics, sensory networks, 3D Visualization, Innovation ecosystem CTO Innovation Group
  13. 13. AND not OR in Talent Sourcing <ul><li>Employees </li></ul><ul><li>Contractors </li></ul><ul><li>Outsourcers </li></ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Crowds </li></ul><ul><li>And…and… </li></ul>
  14. 14. AND not OR in data visualization
  15. 15. AND nor OR even in fun –2009 Model Santa Sleigh <ul><li>Icephobic Coatings </li></ul><ul><li>Ceramic Matrix Composites </li></ul><ul><li>Sodium Batteries </li></ul><ul><li>500 GB holographic disk </li></ul><ul><li>Trip Optimizer </li></ul><ul><li>Wearable RFID sensor </li></ul><ul><li>And…and … </li></ul>“Designed” by the GE Global Research Center
  16. 16. The New Polymaths deserve more of our attention 704 followers 5.7 million followers
  17. 17. They deserve more of our ink and our “link love” The 1528 classic about European Renaissance mentions Da Vinci only twice.. … and also covers many contemporary giants like Michelangelo and Raphael We similarly need to spread our attention beyond Apple, Facebook etc
  18. 18. We also need AND not OR in Cyberethics <ul><li>Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Food/fuel tradeoff </li></ul><ul><li>God Powers healthtech/nanotech </li></ul><ul><li>Regulation of cybersavvy regulators </li></ul><ul><li>GPS impact on neighborhoods </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic markers and prophylactic surgeries </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability of “rare earths” for cleantech </li></ul><ul><li>And… and.. </li></ul>
  19. 19. We don’t need AND in technology “empty calories” <ul><li>$ 3 trillion a year in IT and telecom </li></ul><ul><li>$ 2 a min mobile roaming </li></ul><ul><li>$ 10,000 a software help desk call </li></ul><ul><li>$ 5,000 a gallon in printer ink </li></ul><ul><li>$ 100 a GB (not TB) in storage </li></ul><ul><li>And.. And… </li></ul>
  20. 20. Be inspired by Polymaths -Old and New <ul><li>“ A man can do all things if he but wills them” </li></ul><ul><li>Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) </li></ul><ul><li>“ If you cannot solve a problem make the problem bigger because if you draw a bigger circle you start to see several systems that you can work on…” </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Joy </li></ul>