By Nathan Lockwood
Disruptive innovation. You’ve probably heard that term before, but have you ever wondered what it actually means?
Clayton Christensen, professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, coined the term in 1997. It’s defined as an innovation that helps create a new market and value network, and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network over time, displacing an earlier technology. This term in used in business and technology to describe a business that is able to improve a product or service in a way that the market doesn’t expect.
We are excited to announce that the CEOs from three of the most disruptive companies in tech will be sitting together on a panel at the TBM Conference 2015!
Join us on Oct. 27 at 1:15pm for our mainstage presentation of:
CEO Perspectives: Disruptions in Enterprise IT
Cloud, big data, bi-modal IT, shadow IT – the list of technology innovations and methodologies goes on and on, and once you think you know the options – another new technical innovation is born. What does this ever changing technology landscape really mean to the IT leaders of today’s enterprise organizations? Is conventional enterprise IT dead because it can’t change? Or perhaps can’t change fast enough to meet the demands of today’s business climate? Surely some things remain the same… or do they? And should they? In this special keynote discussion, three of the most innovative CEO’s who also happen to be the cofounders of their own “disruptive” companies, discuss the new reality facing IT leaders today and how it is that disruption is leading us all across the chasm.
CEO, Cofounder & Chairman, Box
Chief Executive Officer, Cofounder and Chairman at Box, which he launched in 2005 with CFO and cofounder, Dylan Smith. He is the visionary behind Box’s product and platform strategy, which focuses on incorporating the best of secure content collaboration with an intuitive user experience suited to the way people work today. Aaron leads the company in its mission to transform the way people and businesses work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. He has served as a member of Box’s board of directors since April 2005.
Co-Founder & CEO, Apptio
Sunny is the co-founder and CEO of Apptio, responsible for company vision, strategic direction, planning and execution. Sunny's enterprise software career spans more than 20 years with roles in general management, strategic marketing, product management and business development. Before founding Apptio, Sunny was Executive VP of Products at Opsware and was responsible for all of Opsware product businesses up to its acquisition by HP for over $1.6 billion.
CEO, Concur Technologies, Inc., & Member of the Global Managing Board of SAP SE
Steve Singh is CEO of Concur Technologies, Inc., and a member of the Global Managing Board of SAP SE. He has served as CEO of Concur since 1996 and was named to the Global Managing Board of SAP SE in January 2015. Under Singh’s leadership, Concur has become the leader of the multi-billion-dollar market for travel and expense (T&E) management solutions. Singh and Concur have garnered a wide range of recognition, both within the corporate travel industry and throughout the broader technology community. In December 2014 Concur was acquired by SAP, extending the SAP business network with leading cloud-based solutions for innovative and effortless T&E management.
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