Identify a CES Game Changer
The sort of things that are the building blocks of Systems in Organization start with the recognition of a need which, coupled with an awareness of the procedures and devices that can resolve that need, leads to a solution. Much of our activity in this course will involve seeing how this iterative interaction works in our world of commerce.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) showcased a number of new items employing the latest technology to bring a product to the CES market place to get some press. Look up what was announced/showcased at CES and identify the product you think will have a big impact over the next 5 years. (Google will return a lot with just CES Announcements in the request.)
In the first exercise which you are asked to start relatively blind, we are looking at an emerging technology and seeing what we might wish that technology to do. In this case it is a CES game changer. Describe CES game changer with which you are particularly impressed. Send a description of this game changer to me via email before our first class meeting.
In that description, include 1. the product (with a 2. picture/illustration if you can get one), 3. how you see it as a game changer, 4. what you see the future for this product to be and 5. what competition there might be for the product.
There are five items listed each is worth 2 points. Start collecting your points now.
Not every great idea makes its creators billionaires. Success is not without good luck; failure is often a result of just bad timing.
Fortunately, the technical press loves to look back just to see what their judgment was like in past shows. One example is the following:
The article begins with:
With this year’s Consumer Electronics Show winding down, and a deluge of recap articles and slideshows flooding the Internet, it’s always important to remember that what may be exciting at CES is not always an indication of what will transform the consumer technology market. (Colin Neagle, NetworkWorld, Jan 9, 2014)
Such a statement can follow any show, any tech announcement.
For this exercise, search for articles such as the one quoted here, identify a product touted with great promise and write it up covering the following five points:
In that write-up, include 1. the product (with a 2. picture/illustration if you can get one), 3. how it might have been seen as a game changer, 4. Why it may have flopped and 5. whether it might have a rebirth.
There are five items listed each is worth 2 points. Continue collecting your points now