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This is a short (half-hour) "thought leadership" talk, where I give my impressions on what I feel are current trends in industry and society today. In particular, I believe that learning to code is taking a much higher precedence than before. Similarly, cloud computing is becoming pervasive and will make traditional desktop software (installation) a thing of the past. Finally, with the proliferation of the massive amount of data being generated daily with Facebook, Google, Twitter, and even SMS/texting and IM/chat, there is a greater need and growing demand for data science, deep analysis and queries. New analytics technologies today will allow us to ask questions we weren't able to in the recent past.
I generally deliver this talk to university and pre-university/K-12 audiences, on-campus or at academic conferences, i.e., at TJHSST near Washington DC, the National University of Singapore, the Congresso Brasileiro de Software (http://www.each.usp.br/cbsoft2011/ingles/cbsoft/palestra_cbsoft_en.html), and at Google's Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI, google.com/intl/en/jobs/students/proscho/programs/uscanada/cssi).