09 Apr '13, 4pm

Why the utility industry is ripe for disruption

Why the utility industry is ripe for disruption

[Editor's note: Peter Kelly-Detwiler will be a featured speaker at the upcoming VERGE Boston event on May 13-14.] In March, the Harvard Business Review came out with a new piece on innovation by Larry Downes and Paul F. Nunes that may become an instant classic. They posit that disruptor innovators often now come from entrants who aren’t even from the industry, that products can enter the market quickly, and masses of customers can switch in extremely short timeframes, resulting in what they call “Big Bang” disruption. Many of these new disruptive products do well in an information technology world, with the advent of pervasive computing and mobile phones. The eBays, the Amazons, the IOSs and Androids thrive while everybody else struggles to understand how they build their apps to fit this new and evolving world. Downes and Nunez warn, “Big bang disrupters may not even see ...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2013/04/08/why-utility-indus...

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