Nitin Vig Tech Guru

Nitin is a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company and Board of Trustees Member at the Naperville Public Library. He advises Company Boards, CEOs and BU heads on product strategy, growth and operations. He also has multiple US patents (5) for design and development of mobile, wireless and networking technology including a patent to extend smartphone battery life. Nitin holds a masters in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA in Marketing & Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. 

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Four Ideas to Re-Ignite Phone Innovation

Over thanksgiving break, Apple made news for getting a patent on a foldable display. As per the patent, such a display can be ‘opened and closed’ like a book. Turns out, if this patent makes its way into a phone, we could have a foldable phone too.

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Here is Why We Actually Need a Foldable Phone

While foldable phone display technology may seem gimmicky, it has the potential to add real business and economic value.

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Can Technology Solve America’s Homelessness Problem?

One of the highlights of SXSW this past week was a cool 3D printer capable of creating a $4,000 3D printed house in 12-24 hours, a fraction of the time it takes for new construction. Creators of the printer plan to use it build a community of 100 homes for residents in El Salvador next year. Click here to watch a cool video of the 3D printer printing the home.

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Being First to Market Doesn't Matter So Much: The Magic Leap Story

Being first to market is one of the most important criteria companies use to measure success of groundbreaking products. But is it really that important? Or is there perhaps something else that may be more so?

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8 Technology Takeaways from 2017

2017 was an incredible year for technology. From innovations that made our homes smarter (like smart-speakers), to those that made us efficient at work (like AI) and those that made everything in between (e.g. our cars) better, technology has never felt as omnipresent as it did this past year.

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Slowing iPhone and What About Product Performance?

Apple was in the news this weekend for at least 2 reasons. One, for smoothening out instantaneous peaks on your iPhone and two, for getting sued for doing so.

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The Importance of Hardware

When I started my career building one of the most iconic products – Motorola Razr - I learnt that hardware always matters. My learning has stood the test of time.

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The Largest Tech Deal is Underway

One of Apple’s iPhone supplier – Broadcom – has been in the news for bidding $100B+ for another one of their supplier – Qualcomm. Besides being iPhone suppliers, Broadcom and Qualcomm are also one of the biggest players in the industry that makes chips that power the iPhone - semiconductors (It is also an industry in which I started my career in early 2000s).

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What Might Juicero do Next?

Earlier in the year, hardware startup Juicero, found itself facing questions from skeptics about the $399 price of its juicer and also, if their core product - the juicer - was even needed in the first place to squeeze fresh juice. 

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The Secrets of Digital Transformation

Did you know that roughly 70% of business transformations fail? Isn’t this statistic mind-boggling? You would think that large and successful companies who are pioneers in their fields would be good at transforming their businesses. After all, these companies have a track record of creating unprecedented value by developing successful products or providing state-of-the-art services. However, the reality is that they also struggle with transformations.

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