BUS 552E Technology and Adaptive Systems:
The Transformation of Market Practice
Where Science and Imagination Meet the Future of Business
by Professor Benn Konsynski
Teaching Assistant Sascha Vitzthum
Teaching Assistant Eric Overby
Emerging Technologies Project
Project Objective: General Manager's View of Emerging Technologies
It is the intent of this project to profile, from a general management perspective, an emerging technology and "brief" your management committee (er, classmates) on the potentials and limitations of the technology. Ideally, the selected technologies are on, or might be on, the radar screens in your own markets.
As in diving, the evaluation will be based on the degree of difficulty and the execution. No need to get too fancy - we are more concerned with how you communicate content than having "cool" websites.
The Executive Briefing should include:
Identification/definition of the Technology (How do I recognize it?)
Recent applications (initial target domains)
Explanation and profile of the technology
Identification of major players/users (Links)
Assessment of limitations and potential (caselet)
Brief history of the evolution of the technology - maybe a timeline of the keys to development and application
How should one decide when to adopt and how to employ the technology?
Future development and expectations
Other comments on the adoption and leverage of the technology