More than 25 years of Linux

This recent interview with Linus Torvalds is not just an “historic balance” of 25 years of the Linux kernel but comes with a lot of worthy advice to project managers, entrepreneurs and technologists. You just need to read  with attention and interest…

For example:

“…The fact that I didn’t really know where it would end up meant that I was perhaps more open to outside suggestions and influence than I would have been if I had a very good idea of what I wanted to accomplish. That openness to outside influences I think made it much easier, and much more interesting, for others to join the project. People didn’t have to sign on to somebody else’s vision, but could join with their own vision of where things should go. I think that helped motivate lots of people.”

http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/software/linux-at-25-qa-with-linus-torvalds

Global Corporate Entrepreneurship from Erdödy Consultancy

This new service pools together our experience in working with clients seeking to create a new venture, open new markets and foster innovation. Additionally we ensure that through coaching and training, leaders and staff who are normally excellent at managing incremental growth in known environments but who may struggle to adjust to an entrepreneurial high growth mentality, are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to flourish in this new environment.

Could something like this happened in your company? (credit)

Then you probably would need a unique mix of expertise in

– leadership, implementation and strategic execution
– start ups and new venture creation
– networking, relationship building and development
– close relationships with industry and academia
– innovation, change management, R&D
– distributed management and global process optimisation
– education, e-learning, training and human development
– open source development and open innovation
– science, technology and engineering
– venture capital, angel investment and due diligence
– international growth and market development
– technology and software development and management
– marketing, branding and knowledge management

But above all, you need to be able to discuss a quick and versatile approach at peer level, with total involvement.

Learn more about Erdödy’s Corporate Entrepreneurship consultancy service here and check our Methodology at www.erdody.co.nz

Contact us via info@erdody.co.nz

 

Credit: http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/2012-07-30/

 

Corporate Entrepreneurship: When do you need help?

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Corporate entrepreneurship (CE) strategies are widely recommended for established firms to solve growth- and economic performance-related problems that they encounter in highly competitive business environments. However, relatively little empirical light has been shed on practical CE strategy processes and how they function in the everyday lives of organizations. Firms in need of improve their economic circumstances and access new markets can renew its strategy by exploring new avenues without the risk of actually starting new projects internally. At Erdödy Consultancy we work with corporations and businesses to build a case about what the firm actually can do to compensate for decreasing turnover and to improve its longer-term position in the market. Our strategies underscore the progressive, proactive, and impermanent nature of CE strategies; further, they provide firms with a fresh approach to innovation and technology, pointing to new clients and other external partners with equally ambitious business objectives in order to successfully implement their CE strategies. We apply a unique methodology comparable to the due diligence process of technology venture capitalists aligned with the breakthrough management process used in high growth start-ups in a global scenario.

Contact Erdödy directly to info@erdody.co.nz

Credit – http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2010-08-13/

Your Chance to Meet the Serial Killers and Explore the Parallel Universe

Because they’re coming to Wellington later this month, so you can meet them and explore it with them.

And maybe you should, especially if you’re someone involved in IT, like a CIO, a CTO or a software engineer.

Something’s happened in the chip world. A change so fundamental it’s created opportunities to do everything faster, better and cheaper – across the board.

Serial computing is dead. It’s just that most people don’t know it yet. But it is. Intel knows that. So does Google. And ARM, the UK company whose processors drive 90% of the world’s smartphones. Weta Digital’s in the new loop, along with the scientists pitching to have the massive Square Kilometre Array (SKA) located in Australasia.

For all of them, serial computing is and old technology, killed by parallel processing. Parallel processing (PP) relies on newgen chips, not with a single core but with many, even thousands of them. For most people, though, the technology’s less important than the possibilities. Which are immense, according to PP’s champions. Many of whom are coming to Wellington this month for Multicore World 2012, New Zealand’s first heads-up on this IT revolution.

Speakers at Multicore World (March 27-28) include Intel Software Director, James Reinders and Dr Tim Mattson from Intel Labs; John Goodacre, Director, ARM Processor DivisionWeta Digital’s CTO, Sebastian Sylwan; Dr Mark Moir from Oracle LabsMicrosoft’s Artur Laksberg as well as the CSIRO’s Dr Tim Cornwell and speakers from the Universities of Melbourne and Otago.

RIP single core CPU?

Yes, and we should be grateful for that. And, whether you’re a convert or a sceptic, this is a great opportunity to meet the serial killers and explore the parallel universe.

Multicore World 2012 has been put together by New Zealand company, Open Parallel and there’s info and registration details on the website http://MulticoreWorld.com

VicePresident of Google and “Father of the Internet” presenting at the II Open Source Software, Multicore and Parallel Computing Miniconference

Dr. Vinton G. Cerf, VicePresident of Google and its Chief Internet Evangelist, will be another keynote at the II Open Source Software, Multicore and Parallel Computing miniconference, part of LCA2011, organised by Nicolás Erdödy.

In the early 1970s, Vint Cerf and Robert Kahn developed the protocol TCP/IP also known as the Internet Protocol Suite which is a set of communication protocols used by the Internet as we know it today.

The miniconference will be held in Brisbane, Australia on Tuesday 25 of January 2011