My career has focused on how new technologies emerge and diffuse as a professor and consultant. I was one of the first to recognize the potential for smart phones during the late 1990s and early 2000s in Japan, and I worked with many companies. The research done as part of this consulting earned me the NTT DoCoMo mobile science award in 2004. After teaching at the National University of Singapore for many years, I was also one of the first to recognize that new technologies were not quickly diffusing in the 2010s and that most were vastly overhyped, which I recently shared at the BrainBar in Hungary and the COSM in Seattle as a keynote speaker. I am currently completing a book entitled “Big Promises, Small Results: How Hype and Misleading Narratives are Hiding Startup Losses, Declining Tech, and Falling Science". My Linkedin account reports daily on this evidence and the need for better assessments of new technologies. I am conversant in economic assessments of VR, AR, AI, 5G, delivery drones, smart homes, wearables, and many others.
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