Andrew Odewahn is the CTO of O'Reilly Media, where he helps define and
create new products, services, and business models that will help O'Reilly continue to make the transition to an increasingly digital future. The
author of two books on database development, he has experience as a software developer and consultant in a number of industries, including
manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and publishing. Andrew has an MBA from New York University and a degree in Computer Science from the University of
Alabama. He's also thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.
The App Store has exposed incumbents in the mobile industry to the same sort of asymmetric competition that has reshaped the media industry over the past decade. Developers are responding in droves to the economic incentives that lower barriers to entry create, as well as the fact that the App… read more