Professor Clayton Christensen – Father of Disruptive Innovation Theory & Author of The Innovator’s Dilemma – Lifetime Achievement Award
The Teacher Behind the PS22 Internet sensation, Gregg has inspired countless youngsters at one of those everyday public schools filled with kids from all walks of life to reach for heights they could never have imagined or accomplished on their own. He is a young man with incredible passion and a never-ending commitment to his [...]
We would like to honor you for your roles in creating, identifying and harnessing the power of “connection technologies.” As an early adopter and writer about these new technologies, Jared’s understanding of the transformative power of disruptive innovation has helped create and raise the awareness of new models for foreign policy and statecraft. In June [...]
We would like to honor Jonathan as the creator of Wordle. We view Wordle as an extraordinary example of a digital disruptive innovation that has many educational, communication and design applications. We would also like to incorporate Wordle into some of the design elements for our award program itself.
We would like to honor Ashton for his leadership role in identifying, utilizing and popularizing the power of connecting technologies and social media. His efforts have disrupted traditional business platforms and helped create and raise the awareness of a new model for the distribution of entertainment, media and information.
We would like to recognize the importance of Eric’s essay and subsequent book, The Cathedral and the Bazaar, as a powerful metaphor and clear articulation for the open source movement. We believe CatB has many applications and is extremely relevant to other domains beyond the creation of computer code; the Cathedral and the Bazaar offers [...]
As an artist and the inventor of the astonishing R1 camera, we would like to honor Clifford for his epic achievements in art and technology. Combining aesthetic vision with scientific application, Clifford has single-handedly revolutionized traditional photography techniques. His personal journey to create the world’s highest resolution high-resolution camera is an extraordinary application of bootstrap [...]
Alfred’s theory of “Threshold Resistance” provides a very deep and powerful insight into innovation theory in general and offers a fascinating perspective that can help influence the application of Professor Christensen’s Disruptive Innovation Theory across many disciplines, domains and contexts and how to break down emotional, psychological, political and economic barriers. We would like to [...]
We would like to recognize Michiko for her New York Times article entitled “Text Without Context” regarding artistic appropriation and dilution. Her work represents a major contribution to the field of innovation theory that cogently highlights the inherent risks as well as the opportunities stemming from new paradigms of expression particularly through disruptive technologies and [...]