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More than the Next Big Thing

Nov 16, 2016

Our future is more than the next big thing. Technologies are developing at such rapid pace that we can hardly keep up with them. In a Washington Post article, 11-15-16, Vivek Wadhwa writes about six new technology rules that will govern our future. The article is based on his coming book, “Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future”. The six technology rules he outlines will still seem distant and unbelievable in some of our minds. You can read Wadhwa’s full article below:

Read Wadhwa’s full article

Lynne Doughtie, CEO of KPMG (one of the big four auditors), says that 77% of CEOs her company surveyed say it is important to include innovation in their business strategies, but 36% still approach innovation as something to be outsourced and unpredictable. It takes courage to embrace disruption with innovation. Doughtie’s survey also showed that 76% of CEOs believe their businesses could be disrupted by companies they don’t even think of as threats. We all need to be proactive in predicting disruption. The alternative is to lose valued customers to those “invisible competitors” the 76% are worried about. While opportunities outlined by Wadhwa may still be unforeseen, we must embrace disruptions that signal exciting opportunities for growth and success.  

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NECA Technology – the Project for Applied and Disruptive Technology, explores the world of technology and keeps members informed of what’s happening today, and of what will be launched in the not too distant future.  Dr. Joey Shorter, NECA Director of Research, has an extensive background in education and experience in translating the work of academics into understandable, practical ideas.