Their zip codes are far from Silicon Valley. Their SIC codesshow retail, automobile or banking. But industry after industry iswaking up to the opportunity of "smart" products and services fortheir increasingly tech-savvy customers. Traditionally technologybuyers, they are learning to embed technology in their products andbecome technology vendors. In turn, if you analyze Apple, Google,Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and eBay, you marvel at their datacenters, retail stores, application ecosystems, global supplychains, design shops. They are considered "consumer" tech but havebetter technology at larger scale than most enterprises. The olddelineation of technology buyer and vendor is obsolete. There is anew definition for the technology elite - and you find them acrossindustries and geographies. The 17 case studies and 4 guest columnsspread through The New Technology Elite bring out the eliteattributes in detail. Every organization will increasingly bebenchmarked against these elite - and soon will be competingagainst them.Contrasts the productivity that Apple, Google and others havedemonstrated in the last decade to that of the average enterprisetechnology groupReveals how to leverage what companies have learned fromGoogle, Apple, Amazon.com, and Facebook to your company'sadvantageDesigned for business practitioners, CEOs, CFOs, CIOs,technology vendors, venture capitalists, IT consultants, marketingexecutives, and policy makersOther titles by Vinnie Mirchandani: The New Polymath:Profiles in Compound-Technology Innovations
If you're looking to encourage technology innovation, look nofurther. The New Technology Elite provides the buildingblocks your company needs to become innovative through incumbenttechnologies.
Polymath is the Greek word for a Renaissance person likeLeonardo Da Vinci or Ben Franklin who excels in many disciplines.The New Polymath is an enterprise which has learned toamalgamate 3, 5, 10 strands of technology-infotech, cleantech,healthtech, nanotech, biotech-to create compound new products andto innovate internal processes.
Anchors around case studies on innovations and creativeprocesses at 8 New Polymath enterprises - BP, Cognizant, GE,Kleiner Perkins, National Hurricane Center, Plantronics,salesforce.com, WRHambrecht+Co
Details eleven building blocks these Polymaths are utilizing -from cloud computing to sustainability to social networks
Calatogs over 100 mini case studies of other innovators who aredefining state-of-the-art in those eleven building block areas
The New Polymath brims with innovation examples from avariety of industries, countries and business processes.