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Select TWO potentially disruptive (or transformational) technologies (Specific examples: Cloud,3D printing
, renewable energy, advanced robotics, mobile internet , autonomous vehicles, automation of knowledge work) both involving shifting technological or scientific paradigms, where one technology was transformed by the proper management of the technology into a successful product or products while the other failed as a commercial product. Try to be imaginative with the selection. Discuss why the technologies are potentially disruptive or transformational (to a company, industry, or society). For the two selected technologies, compare and contrast the successful technology management process with the unsuccessful one in terms of technology management best practices (i.e., the tools and techniques of technology management). What are the key issues and lessons learned from the selected cases? (The two technology cases, one success and one failure, may be from a single organization or two organizations).
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