Prof. David Tilson, University of Rochester, will give a talk on mobile infrastructures.
The advent of the smartphone as a platform technology has been accompanied by the rise of the critical role of mobile operating systems (OS) that tie together communities of device makers, network operators, developers, content providers, and increasingly complex networks of technologies. Together they are forming digital infrastructures par excellence. The multi-faceted and relational character of such digital infrastructures raises new questions about how change and control can be conceptualized and understood in these ecologies.
This paper draws on second-order analysis of the development dynamics of three mobile operating systems: Nokia's Symbian, Apple's iOS and Google's Android, as examples of digital infrastructures. The aim of the paper is to illustrate and validate a paradoxical theoretical framework of the dynamics of change and control for digital infrastructures. The analysis revealed complex path-dependent change and control in digital infrastructures. The paper discusses how specific deployment of control strategies significantly affects the evolution of the infrastructure, for example; user interface, development support, business model, and value extraction.
Föreläsare: Professor Tilson's research interests are in the interrelationship between technical standards and industry structures, as well as the impact of mobile and ubiquitous information systems. His teaching interests include strategic and business systems consulting, information systems, and business statistics. Previously, he taught information systems at Case Western Reserve University, and managerial data analysis in the Simon Executive M.B.A. Program. His industry experience includes three years in strategy consulting, mostly with McKinsey & Company, along with a decade in R&D and project management in the telecom, high-tech and media industries. He has consulted for clients in financial services, insurance, telecom, software and energy. His track record of accomplishments includes a Royal Television Society (British equivalent to an Emmy) for broadcast technology. Having lived and worked on three continents gives him an understanding of business and collaboration in an international context
Tid: 10:15 - 12:00
Kategorier: Forskning, IT
Arrangör: Institutionen för tillämpad IT, Informatik
IT-universitetet, Lindholmsplatsen 1
UNIVAC, Forskningsgången 6, Lindholmen