New Technology
New Opportunities
David Terrar | D2C | techUK | EuroCloud | Cloud Industry Forum
@DT on Twitter, BizTwoZero...
A job in Tech?
• Why is it exciting?
• Why is it important?
• Why it could help you find your “element”
World Wide Web – 20 years old
• Tim Berners-Lee invented the web at CERN - March 1989
• First website - http://info.cern.c...
"the fundamental interconnectedness of all
things"
2005

2006

2004

2011

2007

2010

2010
2007

2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXV-yaFmQNk
What next?
• Internet of Things
• 3D printing
• Nanotechnology
• Rate of change is getting faster
• What will happen in th...
Why is Tech Important?
• Jazz segment of the record industry - $100m / year
• Grand Theft Auto V - $800m in 24 hours
• 1.3 million jobs in the UK
• Projected to growing to 12% of GDP in 2014
• UK is highest Information Technology exporter ...
Why is Tech Important?
• 270,000 companies form the UK digital economy
• digital companies are growing 25 per cent faster
...
What are the options?
What are the options
• Not just programming and engineering!
• Art!

 Web design, product design, user experience

 Writ...
“Never underestimate the vital importance of
finding early in life the work that for you is play.
This turns possible unde...
ORGANIC

CYCLIC
What do I do next?
• Experiment with free resources online
• Look out for local code clubs, maker meetups, hacker days
• F...
References and photo sources
• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IBM_card_punch_029.JPG
• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil...
Contact details

David Terrar
D2C | techUK | EuroCloud | Cloud Industry Forum
p: +44 (0)1727 866309
m: +44 (0)7715 159423
...
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Presentation for The Skills Show at Birmingham NEC 14 November 2013.

A job in Computer technlogy:
Why is it exciting?
Why is it important?
Why it could help you find your “element”.

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New technology, New opportunities - why a job in technology for The Skills Show

  1. 1. New Technology New Opportunities David Terrar | D2C | techUK | EuroCloud | Cloud Industry Forum @DT on Twitter, BizTwoZero.com, MoreTwoZero.com
  2. 2. A job in Tech? • Why is it exciting? • Why is it important? • Why it could help you find your “element”
  3. 3. World Wide Web – 20 years old • Tim Berners-Lee invented the web at CERN - March 1989 • First website - http://info.cern.ch – 6 August 1991 • CERN statement World Wide Web technology available on a royalty free basis - 30 April 1993 • Mid to late 90s – the web gets commercial • Google founded 1998 • 1999 to 2001 – the dot-com boom and bust – web 1.0 • 2002 to now – the web gets interactive – web 2.0 and beyond
  4. 4. "the fundamental interconnectedness of all things"
  5. 5. 2005 2006 2004 2011 2007 2010 2010
  6. 6. 2007 2010
  7. 7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXV-yaFmQNk
  8. 8. What next? • Internet of Things • 3D printing • Nanotechnology • Rate of change is getting faster • What will happen in the next 5 years?
  9. 9. Why is Tech Important? • Jazz segment of the record industry - $100m / year • Grand Theft Auto V - $800m in 24 hours
  10. 10. • 1.3 million jobs in the UK • Projected to growing to 12% of GDP in 2014 • UK is highest Information Technology exporter of the G7 countries
  11. 11. Why is Tech Important? • 270,000 companies form the UK digital economy • digital companies are growing 25 per cent faster • on average digital employers hire three more people (15 per cent more) • digital technology is no longer the sole preserve of start-ups and software companies National Institute of Economic and Social Research
  12. 12. What are the options?
  13. 13. What are the options • Not just programming and engineering! • Art!  Web design, product design, user experience  Writing  Communication       Marketing, Sales, Account Management Project management Consultancy and advice Documentation Training Support  A huge range of skills required, types of job available
  14. 14. “Never underestimate the vital importance of finding early in life the work that for you is play. This turns possible underachievers into happy warriors.” Dr. Paul Samuelson
  15. 15. ORGANIC CYCLIC
  16. 16. What do I do next? • Experiment with free resources online • Look out for local code clubs, maker meetups, hacker days • Find out about local tech companies in your area • Consider asking for an internship to get experience • Think about starting something yourself • Use the web • Ask questions – the community will answer http://www.slideshare.net/david_terrar/new-technology-new-opportunities-why-a-job-in-technology-for-the-skills-show
  17. 17. References and photo sources • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IBM_card_punch_029.JPG • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Blue-punch-card-front-horiz.png • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Apple_II_tranparent_800.png • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f1/Ibm_pc_5150.jpg • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXV-yaFmQNk • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IPhone_2G_PSD_Mock.png • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IPad_1_PSD_Mockup.png • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Info_box_collage_for_mena_Arabic_protests.png • http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/vince-cable-launches-techuk-campaign-500k-british-tech-jobs-131285 • http://niesr.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Digital%20economy%2040%20per%20cent%20bigger%20than%20official%20statistics%20sug gest_0.pdf • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wii_Sports_Europe.jpg • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CoD_Black_Ops_cover.png • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Grand_Theft_Auto_V.png • http://clearslide.com/view/mail?iID=UA7WEVJ8XPWPYSG62QW6
  18. 18. Contact details David Terrar D2C | techUK | EuroCloud | Cloud Industry Forum p: +44 (0)1727 866309 m: +44 (0)7715 159423 e: dt@d2c.org.uk w: www.d2c.org.uk skype: david_terrar twitter: http://twittter.com/DT @DT linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidterrar blog: http://biztwozero.com
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