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The Innovator's Stopwatch: When Timing is Everything

31/10/2016 By Krikor Hindoian

The Innovator's Stopwatch: When Timing is Everything with Horace Dediu of Asymco

La Fosse Associates were delighted to sponsor this meetup event with Equal Experts for those working within mobile development and engineering.

About the Event:
Those who can tell the future of technology, we call Futurists. Those who can tell when a technology will reach the market? We call them Billionaires.
Timing is everything in life – and technology is no different. Entrepreneurs cite timing as the primary cause of success, above any other contribution. They also cite it as the primary cause of failure. Yet timing is the most mysterious variable in innovation theory. How can we predict when our time is right? 

In this talk, Horace Dediu described ‘the Innovator’s Stopwatch’ – establishing what to look out for when predicting the right time to take a new technology or product to market. He detailed the difference between diffusive and disruptive strategies, and set out clear guidelines for determining the right customers to be talking to, given your value proposition. 

The presentation was supported with data drawn from dozens of examples, across multiple technologies.

Discussion points: 

• How to determine whether you are in a diffusive or disruptive cycle  
• How to match the right customers to your opportunity 
• How to schedule your resources for best chance of successful market entry 

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Please get in touch with Krikor Hindoian if you'd to get involved or learn more about our Mobile Development practice. 

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