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Joao Reginatto
Works at Axway
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Proud to be an EMLYON alumnus
It’s not the biggest or the best known business school in France, but EM LYON  is arguably the most entrepreneurial, perhaps in Europe. In terms of size and standing, it is a minnow compared with HEC Paris and Insead, but its first global ranking of 10th for entrepreneurship in the FT [...]
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Dell, I wish you well, but 'Ophelia' sounds ludicrous... http://tmblr.co/Zu2cZrsA1xXJ 
I’ve worked for Dell for almost 6 years in 2 different countries, and I have a great deal of respect for the company. I’ve learned so much there, and met incredible people. I wish the company well and...
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After today's consulting project presentation, MBA is officially over.
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Flying to London tomorrow to attend #LeWeb
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Today we are announcing our partnership with +Startup Weekend on NEXT, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. NEXT brings the best of Steve Blank's Customer Development methodology to entrepreneurs around the world. More on our website at http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/initiatives/next.html and on the Official Google Blog: googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/helping-entrepreneurs-take-next-step.html
NEXT, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, is a comprehensive, five week program for entrepreneurs who want to learn more about how to launch a business. Rooted in Steve Blank's "customer development" methodology and built around in-person interactions, participants meet weekly to present their ...
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I'll be tweeting and blogging from the #WebSummit this Wed and Thu as part of the #liveteam. Mute me if it's too much. Who will be around?
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Ah, so owning is sometimes cheaper than renting? Who would have thought? #silly  
Eric Frenkiel ditched the stereotype. It was just too expensive. In Silicon Valley, tech startups typically build their businesses with help from cloud computing services -- services that provide instant access to computing power over the internet -- and Frenkiel's startup, a San Francisco outfit called MemSQL, was no exception. It rented computing power from the granddaddy of cloud computing, Amazon.com. But in May, about two years after the com...
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What an MBA program looks like in numbers - my experience at EMLYON Business School... http://tmblr.co/Zu2cZrrgDANS 
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Why Google Glass isn't a Segway

+Mike Butcher, of Techcrunch, just wrote on a comment over on Facebook that Google Glass is the next Segway. He was skeptical from the moment I let him try mine. Just never even gave it a second thought. He's not alone, I've seen dozens of people repeat this refrain on Twitter and here on Google+. 

But this isn't a Segway. Here's why not:

1. Segway is, even today, years after launch, $3,000 to buy. 
2. Segway never got me excited. I can't use one in my life.
3. Segway has no utility for most of us, who need to commute and carry kids and pick up groceries, etc.
4. Segway just doesn't integrate in a car-based society well.
5. Segway just doesn't provide enough additional value over a $200 bicycle to make it worth it (I just was in the Netherlands where EVERYONE rides to work on low-cost bikes).
6. The reason many of us use bikes is to get exercise. Switching to a Segway has a real lifestyle cost here.
7. UPDATE: Paul Graham says that using a Segway has a "fashion" cost: http://www.paulgraham.com/segway.html

So, let's see if Google Glass measures up.

1. I believe Glass will be $200 to $300 to start and will quickly come down in price after that. Even if it starts at $500, it will quickly come down to $200 over the first three years. 
2. Google Glass has me excited and I already own one and will never take it off the rest of my life.
3. Google Glass has instant functionality for 95% of those 400 people who tried it on. It takes a new kind of picture, helps you live your life, and lets you focus on the world around you even while watching your emails and notifications.
4. Google Glass is safer to use when driving than your existing smartphone or even your car's navigation system. It can be used at work. At play. At home. In the mall. Even while watching a movie (if the babysitter is trying to get ahold of you it's a lot better to see that in Glass than on a Smartphone screen because it's less distracting to other people).
5. Google Glass brought me INSTANT value over my smartphone. Yesterday it showed the gate and time of my flight. Even while dragging two suitcases through Amsterdam's airport. 
6. Google Glass is the first tech product that actually is usable while getting exercise. Either at the gym, while walking around, or while using my bike.
7. +Tau-Mu Yi pointed this one out: the Segway stays the same after you buy it. Google Glass gets better and better as more apps come out. Already in the past two days I've gotten three new apps.
8. UPDATE: as to #7 above, there IS a social cost to wearing Google Glass at the moment. Some people think you are a dork. Others might get angry. But unlike the Segway, I can usually turn these people into fans when I show them the utility and when they consider that they will eventually be lower cost than a smartphone.

The two just can't be compared and even the launch was very different. 

Segway was hyped up by rich people only. This week I let school teachers and taxi drivers turn mine on. With Google Glass it's the average person that's hyping them up to me. My taxi driver said "this is crazy, I want one." Segway NEVER had that reaction.

I asked five separate audiences about them after showing them off this week. Thousands of people. Nearly every hand went up when I asked if you would buy one if it was $200. That simply NEVER happened with Segway. 

Mike Butcher is wrong about this product. See you in 2015 to see just how wrong.

The video below was made by +Nicolas Charbonnier who has been wearing wearable computers for far longer than I have (he's the one that +Sergey Brin came up to at CES a few years back and started asking questions about what he used them for).
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Talking about this lately...Bikeshed Effect: amount of discussion around a topic is inversely proportional to its value http://goo.gl/kADAK
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Tired... spent the last 4 hours updating my mountaineering log blog and still have 11 climbs to catch up...
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Engineering Management, Product Management
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  • Axway
    Technical Product Manager, 2014 - present
  • Preludio
    Founder & CEO, 2013 - 2014
  • Dun & Bradstreet
    Software Architect, 2011 - 2012
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
    Senior Systems Architect, 2010 - 2011
  • Dell
    Technical Product Owner, 2004 - 2010
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Dublin, Ireland
Previously
Lyon, France - Porto Alegre, Brazil
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I help teams build and ship the right technology products to customers.
Education
  • EMLYON Business School
    MBA, 2012 - 2013
  • Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
    Computer Science, 1996 - 2000
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