Everyone talks about change but there are very few who have the guts to do it and when these people build businesses, their change affects the generations that come after. Today, we will discuss some of the Big Tech Companies and see what their CEOs and founders have further planned for the future.
The company that tops our list of changing the technology world is Qualcomm which has stayed on top since the first smartphone launch and still is the most famous company for the technology behind your smart devices. CEO, Steve Mollenkopf, says about the company: “We’re fascinated by technology and always working to push it forward. Our job is to be impatient. That’s our role in the industry and our future.”
Qualcomm invents breakthrough technologies that transform how the world connects, computes, and communicates. Qualcomm Incorporated is an American multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company that designs and markets wireless telecommunications products and services. When talking about the aims and future of the company in an interview with Business Insider, Steve Mollenkopf said:
People tend to associate Qualcomm with the chip — and they should: We’re an excellent chip company — but I think we have a larger role in the ecosystem of cellular that I think people are not aware of. And our relevance to more consumer electronics — and I would say industries — is actually just increasing. We bet at the kind of fundamental technology. So, for example, we bet that data connection was going to be very important everywhere in the world, so we invented all the technologies to enable that to occur. We bet that video compression was going to be very important worldwide because people were going to stream video and stream audio, so we worked on video- and audio compression technologies. So we kind of bet at that level.
Apple, a mobile and the computer producer company, liked to proclaim from the very beginning that it was inventing the future with products that would change the world. The company has reformed the way we live our lives by merging all the necessary devices into its iPhone. The alarm clock, a personal communicator, calendar, notes taker, GPS device, mp3 player, flashlight, and most importantly the camera, Apple aims that it will provide apps for everything and it did. Apple was also named in the Fortune Change The World List for reusing products to develop new ones and thus complementing the environment.
Now, Apple is onto making devices that will define and design the ultimate future of humanity. CEO, Tim Cook, says: Apple is “rolling the dice” on some future products that will “blow you away.” At Apple’s annual investor’s meeting at its Apple Park campus in California, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared some details on Apple’s future product plans.
Apple is well on its way towards meeting the goal it set in 2016, which was to double its $25 billion revenue by 2020. Apple’s eventual goal is to be able to reduce the price of the 2018 Retina MacBook Air, which currently starts at $1,200.
About the Apple Watch and the AirPods, Cook said there’s a “long, great roadmap” of “fantastic” products on the horizon.
AI is one of the most important things humanity is working on. It is more profound than, I dunno, electricity or fire. I view it as a big responsibility to get it right. I think we’ll be able to do these things better over time. But I think the answer to your question, the short answer, and the only answer, is we feel a huge responsibility.
There are over 2,000 ISPs in the U.S. residential market — and [Viasat] is in the top 20. These markets are ranked by households covered — where we perform high — households served and speeds — where today we can offer competitive 100 Mbps speeds in specific areas [among other rankings]. In U.S. residential broadband we’re testing the market to build in ways to add higher speeds and even more data. We think we’re on the right track.
While all these companies are changing the world through their inventions and continue to present unique ideas to further disrupt the processes of mankind, they should also focus on the mental and environmental issues that these technologies brought forward in the last couple of years. Only then can these companies be truly considered as transforming the world.