SC10 Keynote to Focus on Disruptive Technology

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SC10 has announced that it’s opening keynote speaker will be Clayton M. Christensen, an authority on disruptive innovation and professor at the Harvard Business School.

It goes without saying that Clayton Christensen is recognized as a world-class scholar in international business scenes,” said Satoshi Matsuoka, a professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology Global Scientific Information and Computing Center. “His books are considered must-reads by all Japanese business people, as technological innovation is what principally drives the country as one of the world’s leading economy. As supercomputing is experiencing the dawn of the drive towards the Exascale era, many of his principles would likely be necessary to achieve the necessary disruptive technology breakthroughs that the HPC community will be challenged to produce in the upcoming years.”

I think this is a great pick. The HPC community needs to embrace new thinking in order to reach Exascale. It may be an inconvenient truth, but the vector that got us here is not the one that leads to where we need to go.