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Creating New Business Opportunities with Radically Disruptive Technologies

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Jim Keri Li, ex-IfM member and now working in Singapore as a very successful engineer, manager, and technological entrepreneur, is going to share his experiences and thoughts about disruptive technology and new business innovation.

“In recent history, successful technopreneurs, such as Steve Job of Apple, Larry Page & Sergey Brin of Google, Bill Gate of Microsoft, have leveraged on emerging technologies to create amazing new products/services that have profound implications on how we work, play and live, also have motivated some of the brightest minds to become entrepreneurs. However, making the “right” choice to seize a business opportunity, while vital is risky to any start-ups, veteran entrepreneurs and is no less challenging even for the top management teams of large multinational corporations. Failure to identify and timely engage in a technology based business growth trend together with an incapability of extracting the commercial values within the often limited technology-life cycle could be costly in term of time, resources and entrepreneur’s emotion. Above all, it could prove devastating to a new venture or spin-offs. This presentation would shed light with insightful strategies in industry practice on how to systematically identify emerging technologies that could be rapidly acquired and deployed to create radically innovative new products which could then deliberately seek to marginalize, thus disrupt a conventional product range and take over its existing market share. Implications on tech-based firm growth model, systematic innovation, R&D road mapping are illustrated and real case examples will be presented.”

Jim graduated as an electronic engineer with a 1st class honours degree (B Eng.) in 1989, and continued his research in the area of Information Storage and Retrieval Systems leading to a master’s degree (M Sc.) at the University of Manchester in UK. He gained his PhD at Cambridge University for work on Collaborative New Product Introduction (NPI) Strategy. He has published in the areas of manufacturing strategy and mid-sized technology based business models.

This talk is part of the Manufacturing Research Forum series.

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