Stephen Dow, President, Artesyn Embedded Technologies

I have always been a fan of disruption. People who embrace disruption – by questioning things, the out of the box thinkers who are wired differently and are not defined by the letter grades on their report cards, or those bold enough to chase their dreams immediately while others choose to stay in their lane and play it safe. These ‘disruptors’ have often proven that they can go on to be more successful than their higher GPA peers.

Alan Turing Statue at Bletchley Park

Statue of Alan Turing at Bletchley Park

Photo by Christopher Brown

In technology, this is especially true – look at Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Michael Dell – none of whom finished college, but went on to be wildly successful by offering game-changing technology that we rely upon today.

As Alan Turing said “Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.”

I firmly believe that the best inventions, the ones that change our lives, are the combination of disruption and technology with a positive purpose

This is the philosophy at the heart of Artesyn’s new POSITIVE DISRUPTION marketing campaign. Throughout the 35+ year history of our business, we have helped customers disrupt directly or take advantage of the disruption of business models. Whether you look at VME, ATCA, ControlSafe, the MaxCore™ platform or telco open compute platforms from our computing business, or digital control, ever-increasing power density or configurable modular systems from our power conversion business - every one of these product lines have enabled customers to innovate new solutions and ushered in new ways of doing business.

Positive Disruption MWC17 wallFor those of us who work in technology, do you ever feel remorse that you will miss the centuries to come and all its advances you wished you could experience in your lifetime?  The disruption that will drive positive change, and an end to thoughtless ways that we cannot imagine today, is so exciting to think about for the future generations to come. 

It has been proven time and time again over human history, and when I think of the future, the disruption that lies ahead is the most fascinating part.

Stephen Dow

Stephen Dow