Twelve years ago, four young men from Harvard University, got together and created a website that allowed students to play the ‘hot or not’ game. Called Facemash, the website let its users to rate people’s attractiveness.
The four men went on to become the founders of Facebook. It was, no doubt, an eccentric idea. Mark Zuckerberg knew that. He wrote about it in his blog: “..But one thing is certain, and it’s that I’m a jerk for making this site. But someone had to do it eventually!”
Zuckerberg was right. Behind all unconventional ideas there’s a twisted but creative mind.
And when CIOs bring their unusual ideas to life, they take businesses ahead. In the 150th issue of CIO, we bring to you IT leaders who leveraged emerging technologies like robotics, M2M, Augmented Reality, video, robotics, wearables, and the like, to redefine business.
Piggybacking on IT, these CIOs introduced new revenue streams, provided competitive edge, and created new benchmarks. They dared tread the unfrequented path and believed in their ‘crazy’ ideas. Read on to find out how IT revolutionized business in June month’s CIO Cover story on future technologies.
Manipal Hospitals Use Wearables to Improve Patient Care
Asian Paints Blends it Right with Robotics
Essar Eases Employee Communication Using Video Streaming
New Holland Fiat Reaps Rewards with M2M
SSSS Generates a New Revenue Stream with the Help of Augmented Reality