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These are the slides from my keynote at the UNICOM BPM conference in London on March 20th 2014. In this talk I introduce the history of wearable computing, talk about some salutory tales from prior ...

These are the slides from my keynote at the UNICOM BPM conference in London on March 20th 2014. In this talk I introduce the history of wearable computing, talk about some salutory tales from prior work with BYOD and VDI, and the threat that disruptive new technologies pose for the IT department. I close with a look into the near future, and a rallying call for STEM education and the Missing Million.

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Portable Technology in the Workplace – Welcoming Wearables Portable Technology in the Workplace – Welcoming Wearables Presentation Transcript

  • Photo credit: CC-BY-NC-ND Flickr The DEMO Conference
  • Photo credit: CC-BY-NC-SA Flickr user werkunz 1. Back to the Future 2. Bring Your Own Device 3. Post-PC, Post-IT Department? (Keep Taking the Tablets?) 4. Whatever Next?
  • Photo credit: CC-BY-NC-SA Flickr user werkunz 1. Back to the Future 2. Bring Your Own Device 3. Post-PC, Post-IT Department? (Keep Taking the Tablets?) 4. Whatever Next?
  • Past, Present Wearables: — 2014: “Year of the Smartwatch” — Motorola (now Google) Moto Actv in 2011 — Kevin Warwick’s Project Cyborg (2000s) — DARPA wearables programme (2000s) — Wrist computers (1990s) — Steve Mann (1981)
  • Past, Present Wearables: — 2014: “Year of the Smartwatch” — Motorola (now Google) Moto Actv in 2011 — Kevin Warwick’s Project Cyborg (2000s) — DARPA wearables programme (2000s) — Wrist computers (1990s) — Steve Mann (1981)Photo credit: MIT
  • Past, Present Wearables: — 2014: “Year of the Smartwatch” — Motorola (now Google) Moto Actv in 2011 — Kevin Warwick’s Project Cyborg (2000s) — DARPA wearables programme (2000s) — Wrist computers (1990s) — Steve Mann (1981)Photo credit: MIT
  • Past, Present Wearables: — 2014: “Year of the Smartwatch” — Motorola (now Google) Moto Actv in 2011 — Kevin Warwick’s Project Cyborg (2000s) — DARPA wearables programme (2000s) — Wrist computers (1990s) — Steve Mann (1981)
  • Picture credit: Beauty & the Geek jeans Past, Present Wearables: — 2014: “Year of the Smartwatch” — Motorola (now Google) Moto Actv in 2011 — Kevin Warwick’s Project Cyborg (2000s) — DARPA wearables programme (2000s) — Wrist computers (1990s) — Steve Mann (1981)
  • http://youtu.be/lRo8tpmdr48
  • Photo credit: CC-BY-NC-SA Flickr user werkunz 1. Back to the Future 2. Bring Your Own Device 3. Post-PC, Post-IT Department? (Keep Taking the Tablets?) 4. Whatever Next?
  • Photo credit: Flickr user willrich Where are we now? Photo credit: NBC News
  • Photo credit: Flickr user willrich
  • Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
  • Where are we now?
  • Photo credit: CC-BY-NC-SA Flickr user werkunz 1. Back to the Future 2. Bring Your Own Device 3. Post-PC, Post-IT Department? (Keep Taking the Tablets?) 4. Whatever Next?
  • Photo credit: www.imore.com
  • Photo credit: www.imore.com Pros or Cons? No Flash, Java applets, ActiveX Can’t run many specialist apps natively Office “compatible” apps… aren’t One app at a time
  • Photo credit: CC-BY Flickr user jemimus
  • Photo credit: CC-BY Flickr user jemimus VDI/DaaS: UI elements too small for fat fingers Requires net connection Keyboard/mouse assumptions Unified filestore [OneDrive/Dropbox/…]
  • Photo credit: CC-BY-NC-SA Flickr user werkunz 1. Back to the Future 2. Bring Your Own Device 3. Post-PC, Post-IT Department? (Keep Taking the Tablets!) 4. Whatever Next?
  • Photo credit: Google
  • http://youtu.be/LuMv29nKo2k
  • Photo credit: HAPIfork
  • Photo credit: CC-BY Flickr user AndreaLaurel
  • Photo credit: EMBL-EBI
  • Photo credit: CC-BY-NC Flickr user Rain Rabbit
  • Photo credit: CC-BY-NC Flickr user Rain Rabbit
  • Training and Skills —The Missing Million: —100,000 unfilled tech vacancies —1m young unemployed (NEETs) —“Code for UK”? —But not just coding —Sysadmin, data scientist etc just as essential —Teaching Generation Pi Whatever Next?
  • Training and Skills —The Missing Million: —100,000 unfilled tech vacancies —1m young unemployed (NEETs) —“Code for UK”? —But not just coding —Sysadmin, data scientist etc just as essential —Teaching Generation Pi
  • Photo credit: CC-BY-NC-ND Flickr user number10gov
  • http://youtu.be/vxEa_jrIuAU
  • Photo credit: CC-BY-NC-ND Flickr The DEMO Conference