The 1:19 spot below sets up the series well.
As many know, I have been in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, representing IBM this week.
It has been an interesting congress, my first since 2009 and you can watch a quick video with my thoughts on day 1 and day 2 below.
Tonight at 5pm GMT, Ginni Rometty, IBM’s CEO will be presenting a keynote address, and this can be viewed live at the Mobile World Live site.
My friend Stephen Waddington has collected the thoughts of some well known bloggers such as Richard Bailey, Heather Baker, Stuart Bruce, Judy Gombita, Neville Hobson, Chris Lake, Rich Leigh,Rachel Miller, Mat Morrison, Lee Odden, Dan Slee, Heather Yaxley, Philip Young, and myself.
He wanted to see if blogging was still alive and well. Initially he had planned to write a blog post with all the responses.
As Stephen explains at the start of his e-book… Blogging is 20 years old. It took off in the late-90s with the development of consumer broadband in Europe and the US. By now it was predicted to be a dominant form of media, and in Europe at least, it isn’t.
Why is that?
I sought out the opinion of respected bloggers in my network and asked them about the future of blogging. I also asked them to share the benefits they’d experienced from blogging.
The responses were varied. The business of blogging involves learning, professional and personal development, networking and profile.
It is evolving but for those individuals and organisations that are prepared to invest the effort it has a strong future.
Below is Stephen’s snippet of my contribution.
You can read Stephen’s e-book below, or download as a PDF.
Today’s 48 hour London Tube Strike is about digital disruption.
Take the politics out of the argument (London’s Mayor Boris Johnson wants to close a number of ticket offices and redeploy London Underground staff elsewhere), and the reason the RMT union has called a strike today is because technology is changing how Londoners buy train tickets. Read more…
Following on from my post this time last year titled “The top apps, sites and gadgets I couldn’t live without“, I thought I would update the list 12 months on. I have listed my top 10 things below in the hope that they might also be of use to you. Read more…
If you are a frequent traveller like myself, and you may have already gone “paperless” when flying around the world, then the news that BA will allow you to use your device during take-off and landing from today (December 19th) will be music to your ears.
Pre iPad, on long-haul flights between Australia and the UK (before I relocated in 2006 to London), I would buy multiple newspapers for the long flight, along with magazines to keep up with the news on those 24 hour flights.
The 5 in 5 is an annual view from IBM’s research centre, looking at five innovations that will change the way we live, from classrooms that learn to cyber guardians, within the next five years.
This year’s 5 in 5 are
1.The classroom will learn you – The classroom of the future will learn about each student over the course of their education, helping students master the skills critical to meeting their goals.
2.Buying local will beat online – Savvy retailers will tap cognitive technologies and use the immediacy of the physical store to create experiences that cannot be replicated by online-only retail.
3. Doctors will routinely use your DNA to keep you well –Computers will help doctors understand how specific mutations in a patient’s DNA have lead to growth of a cancerous tumour. They’ll recommend a cocktail of medicine shown to best attack that cancer
4. The city will help you live in it – Cognitive systems will learn to understand what people need, what they like, what they do, and how they move from place to place—so the managers of the city can respond better to their needs.
5. A digital guardian will protect you online –Security systems will acquire a 360-degree view of an individual’s data, devices and applications. They’ll readily spot patterns that could be precursors to a cyber attack or a stolen identity.
More detailed explanations of each of these 5 predictions can be found on the Smarter Planet blog along with a set of short 2 minute videos explaining each one.
Nice to work for a company that is so forward thinking.