IT-enabled Disruptive Innovation and its Impact on Society
Contact: William Dube
WASHINGTON (July 21, 2014) - From, cloud computing, to mobile technology to data innovation, industry after industry is being transformed by information technology-enabled, disruptive innovation. These include not only information-based industries, such as banking, media, real estate, and education, but also "atom-based" industries like transportation, agriculture, and health care. This environment is drastically changing the way businesses compete and how consumers interact with companies and products.
To assess why these transformations are occurring and the public policies that are needed to enhance the benefits, and reduce the negative consequences, of disruptive innovation, The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) will host the panel discussion "From Big Data to Cloud Computing: How IT is Creating a New Era of Disruptive Innovation," July 31. The event will be held from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM at ITIF, 1101 K Street, NW, Suite 610A.
The discussion will include a presentation by Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig, and Ben Pring on their book Code Halos: How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations are Changing the Rules of Business, which describes how new technological innovations are sparking new commercial models that can dramatically flip market dominance from industry stalwarts to challengers. In addition, Larry Downes will discuss his book Big Bang Disruption: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation, which provides strategy for companies wishing to keep pace with disruptive game changers. Finally, leading IT analyst David Moschella will assess why some technologies disrupt the marketplace while others are still only a dream.
100 signed copies of Code Halos will be given away on a first come, first serve basis. Lunch will be provided and the event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules. A live webcast will also be available on the event page.
Register for the event.
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank whose mission is to formulate and promote public policies to advance technological innovation and productivity internationally, in Washington, and in the states. Recognizing the vital role of technology in ensuring prosperity, ITIF focuses on innovation, productivity, and digital economy issues. Learn more at www.itif.org.