Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Disruption round the corner?


iPod inventor — Tony Fadell bats for disruptive tech to tackle sustainability, food security and disease among other things.
Every generation has had that one technological device that shapes how that generation lives. For the teenagers of the early 2000’s, it was the iPod — the father of the 90’s Walkman. Tony Fadell, one of the inventors of this iconic piece of technology was in town recently as a part of the ninth edition of INK Conference. Fadell also is the founder of the acclaimed Nest Labs, a smart home products manufacturer, that was acquired by tech giant, Google, for a whopping $3.2 billion in 2014.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Tony recalls a very key personal moment right after the iPod became major international news. “I travelled to Asia and Europe just weeks after the iPod had launched. I saw people were wearing iPod earphones. I was astonished to see that something we had just put on the market (only for sale in North America) was already being used around the world!”
Answering the question if the music industry, which witnessed a sea change with the advent of Boombox, Walkman and iPod, needs another round of disruptions, Tony has this to say, “Yes. But, I think this time it’s about live music and concerts. As a music lover, I want fans to be able to enjoy live shows and support the artists we love. I despise scalpers. The ticketing process for concerts is truly outdated, inefficient, and ready for disruption.”
Also explaining the reason why there is usually a focus on innovation of software rather than hardware, he says, “Software is much easier to make and distribute than hardware. However the only way software truly disrupts the world is when it is developed with hardware — iPod, mobile phones, iPhones, internet, self driving cars. All these products required both a hardware and software revolution to create new technology platforms.”
When asked whether he is interested in investing in Indian start-ups, Tony says there are already a few investments underway. “It has been great to visit India and we have learnt more about the rising tech scene here in Hyderabad. Future Shape is interested in technology that people don’t see and understand, but can change the world. We are striving to coach scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to bring game-changing technology out of the lab and into our lives.”
(Written by Oishani Mojumder, originally published by Deccan Chronicle on December 4th, 2018) 

14 comments:

  1. نجار ابواب بالرياض نجار ابواب بالرياض
    تركيب ستائر بالرياض افضل شركة تركيب ستائر بالرياض
    تنظيف مكيفات بالرياض شركة غسيل مكيفات بالرياض
    شركة تنظيف افران الغاز بالرياض تنظيف افران بالرياض

    ReplyDelete
  2. Excellent article. Keep writing such kind of information on your blog .
    Im really impressed by it.
    buy marijuana online
    You’ve performed a fantastic job. I’ll definitely
    digg it and for my part recommend to my friends. I’m confident they’ll be
    benefited from this web site.
    marijuana for sale
    vape pen for sale
    buy marijuana online usa
    buy marijuana online
    buy weed online usa
    buy weed online
    marijuana for sale
    order weed online
    buy cannabis online
    cannabis for sale
    weed for sale online
    weed for sale
    buy pot online
    buy cbd oil online
    kush for sale
    cbd oil for sale
    dankwoods
    dankwoods for sale

    ReplyDelete
  3. There are some interesting points in time in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them center to heart. There is some validity but I will take hold opinion until I look into it further. Good article, thanks and we want more! Added to FeedBurner as well like a big boss

    ReplyDelete
  4. Cash App Customer Support: Toll-free Number +1-888-525-5954
    How to reach Cash App customer service? What is the customer support number of Square Cash App? These are the most frequently asked question over the internet. https://cashapp.help/
    https://cashapp.help/
    https://cashapp.help/

    ReplyDelete

  5. شركة دانة الزهراء فني تكييف مركزي الكويت و تصليح وحدات تكييف وصيانة مكيفات و تصليح ثلاجات
    "
    و فني تصليح غسالات اتوماتيك تصليح من فنيين معتمدين على مدار 7 أيام 24 ساعه خدمات منزل جميع مناطق الكويت"
    تصليح تكييف مركزي

    ReplyDelete
  6. I think this is an informative post and it is very useful and knowledgeable. therefore, I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. best touch switches

    ReplyDelete
  7. فني تكييف الكويت تقدم لكم جميع خدمات فني تكييف ٢٤ ساعه و تصليح مكيفات و فني تكييف مركزي هندي
    ، صيانة تكييف مركزي و تصليح تكييف مركزي و تصليح وحدات تكييف
    تركيب تكييف و كمبروسرات جديد و مستامل جميع مناطق بالكويت
    تصليح تكييف مركزي

    ReplyDelete
  8. Someone Sometimes with visits your blog regularly and recommended it in my experience to read as well. The way of writing is excellent and also the content is top-notch. Thanks for that insight you provide the readers! cbd oil tincture

    ReplyDelete
  9. I went to this website, and I believe that you have a plenty of excellent information, I have saved your site to my bookmarks. cheap cbd

    ReplyDelete

ShareThis

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...