Technology Trends  Ashley Fruechting,Vision Internet Brooks Bennett, City of Round Rock
Where the trends are      headed...• Artificial Intelligence• Internet of Things• Bio-enhancement
AI, really? Yes.
Internet of Things• All kinds of networked  devices communicating in  real-time• Coming sooner than you  might think. Even...
Internet of Things
Bio-enhancement• Nobody should believe  me about this one• You should listen to Ray  Kurzweil and watch  “Transcendent Man”
Transcendent Man
Next few years• Mobile - We’ve exhausted the limits of  the PC platform, the future will be mobile  first• Location - Now t...
Mobile• How many people have a mobile website  for their organization?
Mobile• Mobile is growing exponentially and will  overtake desktop web by 2015• Time to start looking at mobile and the  c...
To App or not to App?• Each class of device has a different  programming environment = $$,$$$• Web browser is becoming mor...
Mobile• ~5% of traffic to City of Round Rock  website is mobile and growing• Mobile payments and notifications are great  pl...
Location• Maps - Help me get to the park, help me  get to a public meeting, help me pay a ticket • Google MyMaps and Googl...
WunderMap
Location• Social checkins • Gowalla • Foursquare • Facebook • Google Places
Location
Location• Google Places • Check to make sure the information for    your facilities is accurate. This is a huge    pain, b...
Google Places
Social• Using Social Media is no longer a question  of why, it is a question of how?• Each community engages a bit differe...
Social
Social• Facebook, duh.• Twitter, duh.• Google+, huh?
Google+• Only months old and invite-only• Has already pushed Facebook to make  some privacy changes• No business or gov’t ...
Google+
How to keep up?• Social Media blogs like Mashable and  Techcrunch• Gadget blogs like Engadget and Gizmodo• Slashdot - News...
Questions? Ashley Fruechting,Vision InternetBrooks Bennett, City of Round Rock
Links    http://slideshare.net/cityofroundrock                 Video clips:         Cleverbot via CornellCCSL www.youtube....
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Brooks Bennett and Ashley Fruechting present on the coming trends in technology at the 3CMA annual conference in Austin, TX on September 8, 2011

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  1. 1. Technology Trends Ashley Fruechting,Vision Internet Brooks Bennett, City of Round Rock
  2. 2. Where the trends are headed...• Artificial Intelligence• Internet of Things• Bio-enhancement
  3. 3. AI, really? Yes.
  4. 4. Internet of Things• All kinds of networked devices communicating in real-time• Coming sooner than you might think. Even Coke machines are now Internet connected, but don’t get me started on that...
  5. 5. Internet of Things
  6. 6. Bio-enhancement• Nobody should believe me about this one• You should listen to Ray Kurzweil and watch “Transcendent Man”
  7. 7. Transcendent Man
  8. 8. Next few years• Mobile - We’ve exhausted the limits of the PC platform, the future will be mobile first• Location - Now that I am mobile and moving, where I am matters• Social - I am human (for now), let me talk with my friends
  9. 9. Mobile• How many people have a mobile website for their organization?
  10. 10. Mobile• Mobile is growing exponentially and will overtake desktop web by 2015• Time to start looking at mobile and the content that you want to share (type, format, style, etc.)
  11. 11. To App or not to App?• Each class of device has a different programming environment = $$,$$$• Web browser is becoming more standardized for mobile• People on phones still use Google...• BUT - Native apps, when necessary and done right are MAGICAL (i.e. Angry Birds)
  12. 12. Mobile• ~5% of traffic to City of Round Rock website is mobile and growing• Mobile payments and notifications are great places to add convenience• Does not have to be hard to start. Make sure your site is functional on a mobile device and expand from there
  13. 13. Location• Maps - Help me get to the park, help me get to a public meeting, help me pay a ticket • Google MyMaps and Google Map API • Bing • ArcGIS JavaScript API
  14. 14. WunderMap
  15. 15. Location• Social checkins • Gowalla • Foursquare • Facebook • Google Places
  16. 16. Location
  17. 17. Location• Google Places • Check to make sure the information for your facilities is accurate. This is a huge pain, but over 50% of your web traffic comes from Google, so it is worth the effort
  18. 18. Google Places
  19. 19. Social• Using Social Media is no longer a question of why, it is a question of how?• Each community engages a bit differently and it is still the wild west. Use both the right and left sides of your brain on this one...
  20. 20. Social
  21. 21. Social• Facebook, duh.• Twitter, duh.• Google+, huh?
  22. 22. Google+• Only months old and invite-only• Has already pushed Facebook to make some privacy changes• No business or gov’t accounts allowed, but they are said to be coming
  23. 23. Google+
  24. 24. How to keep up?• Social Media blogs like Mashable and Techcrunch• Gadget blogs like Engadget and Gizmodo• Slashdot - News for nerds, stuff that matters• Social Networks like Twitter and Google+ to get information straight from the source
  25. 25. Questions? Ashley Fruechting,Vision InternetBrooks Bennett, City of Round Rock
  26. 26. Links http://slideshare.net/cityofroundrock Video clips: Cleverbot via CornellCCSL www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnzlbyTZsQY Internet of Things via IBMSocialMedia www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfEbMV295KkTranscendent Man trailer via TranscendentMan www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntY01qoIdus Foursquaropoly vimeo.com/28431085 In the Year 3000 via Conan O’Brien

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