Technology Forecasting – A Primer

I promised a while ago that I’d publish something about Technology Forecasting, which is my current occupation in Milan, Italy. I presented a talk on technology forecasting in Politecnico di Milano. I have attached the slideshow to this post. Enjoy! Please feel free to download the presentation [google-drive-embed url=”https://docs.google.com/uc?id=0B3EZPxN_ojAfTV9aazdCRWx1Rms&export=download” title=”2013_03_08_Bala_Ramadurai-Technology Forecasting.pptx” icon=”https://ssl.gstatic.com/docs/doclist/images/icon_10_powerpoint_list.png” style=”download”] [google-drive-embed url=”https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1fsSr-IG9tO99z5Zb0eht2nTwcWtvfnOaJjsZVfl2hvI/preview” title=”2013_03_08_Bala_Ramadurai-Technology Forecasting” icon=”https://ssl.gstatic.com/docs/doclist/images/icon_11_presentation_list.png” width=”100%” height=”400″ style=”embed”]  

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Extract from ARIZ 71 – The Algorithm of Problem Solving

[google-drive-embed url=”https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1s4sVnO2y_wfCNrzRdEXDrfYU9RkZIlVbBicSEdJL23Y/preview” title=”ARIZ-71″ icon=”https://ssl.gstatic.com/docs/doclist/images/icon_11_presentation_list.png” width=”100%” height=”400″ extra=”undefined” style=”embed”] [google-drive-embed url=”https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1s4sVnO2y_wfCNrzRdEXDrfYU9RkZIlVbBicSEdJL23Y/edit?usp=drivesdk” title=”ARIZ-71″ icon=”https://ssl.gstatic.com/docs/doclist/images/icon_11_presentation_list.png” newwindow=”yes” style=”normal”] This is an extract from seecore.org on ARIZ 71, that is described in the book, Innovation Algorithm by Genrich Altshuller. ARIZ can be used to solve problems.  Some tips that I have learnt from experts in the field are: ARIZ is very methodical and systematic. Try to persist till you get the right solution ARIZ can sometimes be painstakingly long, so if you are unable to solve your problem through other means, by all means, try those.

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ARIZ 85C algorithm application introduction

I am a parent with 2 kids and I am finding it difficult to control the amount of non-school time they are spending on the internet and digital mobile games. This I am concerned with considering the effects of such engagement on the kids holistic development and well being (body, mind and social development). We (me and my friend Bala) are applying ARIZ 85 C core algorithm of TRIZ to find the right level of problem to attack and find not-so-obvious solutions, and subsequently identify system, and sub-systems to build.

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The Secret Sauce of Innovation

TRIZ (Russian acronym for Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) has been known for many decades. Innovation for mankind has been around since fire and wheel were invented and used successfully. Prior to TRIZ and its ally ARIZ (The Algorithm of Inventive Problem Solving), inventing was best left to people who were born with such a gift (or believed they were born with such a gift). With the advent and successful implementations of TRIZ/ARIZ to solve many challenging problems, one can confidently say that inventiveness can certainly be learnt.

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TrizTrends 2014

Set in the picturesque GE Bangalore campus had some interesting pick of speakers. Thanks to GE for being a great host. Peter from Reliance was hyper selective with his picks with just the contradiction and principles as the approach and I liked what worked in teams from his experiments. Of course he hit the mark with India being a country of contradictions. Sergei shared some interesting roi numbers and gave clear idea of Triz evolution.

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CALL FOR PAPERS – TRIZ FUTURE CONFERENCE 2014

European TRIZ Association (ETRIA) is organizing TRIZ Future Conference (TFC2014) along with Exelop SA will be hosted by EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland. TFC2014 is also sponsored by CIRP, the international Academy for Production Engineering. TFC2014 will provide an international forum for exchanging new ideas on knowledge‐ based innovation and TRIZ, presenting recent achievements by the scientific community and enabling further advances and collaboration also with the industrial community. CALL FOR PAPERS TRIZ FUTURE CONFERENCE 14 Global innovation Convention   <div id="page_2"> <div> </div> <h3> Place: </h3> <p> EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Switzerland </p> <h3> Duration: </h3> <p> From 29th to 31th October 2014 </p> <h3> Cost: </h3> <p> 650 EUR per participant (Further prices for students, Early birds, others are available on www.

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TRIZ Trends 2014, A Conference in GE India

(Image courtesy: http://ge.geglobalresearch.com/locations/bangalore-india/) TRIZ Trends 2014 (Image courtesy: http://ge.geglobalresearch.com/locations/bangalore-india/) TRIZ Trends 2014 (Image courtesy: http://ge.geglobalresearch.com/locations/bangalore-india/) John F. Welch Technology Center, Bangalore, INDIA is hosting an event on Time: Thursday – March 20, 2014  Venue: John F. Welch Technology Center, Bangalore, INDIA

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The history of TRIZ

I am right now in Milan, Italy in close proximity to some of the people who have dedicated their careers to helping others solve problems. One of them is my friend and colleague, Dmitry Kucharavy. The simple question I asked him about 2 weeks ago was “What is the history of TRIZ?”.Dmitry replied, “I am sending you a bunch of links, where I have attempted to answer the exact same question that everybody asks me on a routine basis.

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9-Windows or System Operator

9-Windows or System Operator Bala Ramadurai, Murali Loganathan, Prakasan Kappoth and Shankar Venugopal discuss “thinking out of the box” and “big picture thinking” citing examples of BMW, software development, dispensing cash on the third podcast of the series.    

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How does a superstar plan his career moves?

        Triz India Podcast 9 windows Bala Ramadurai, Murali Loganathan, Prakasan Kappoth and Shankar Venugopal discuss “thinking out of the box” and “big picture thinking” citing examples of BMW, software development, dispensing cash on the third podcast of the series.

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