LUCY BOURNE
Hello!
• Good grounding
• Passion for business
• Learning from teaching
• Training arm
• Expand business arm
The Art of the Possible with
Emerging Technologies
LUCY BOURNE
Set the scene
Debunk the Myths
Why IT?
Women in IT
How – Tips for success
Tech in action
Ever
changing
landscape
Time for a poll…
Technology Timeline
1993
1998
2001
2007
The Future
Banishing the myths
You don’t have to look like this…
Banishing the myths
Or this…
Where to start?
Banishing the myths
Or even this…
Banishing the myths
More like this…
Banishing the myths
More like this…
Why
Technology? 1. Lend a helping hand
2. Great working conditions
3. Innovation
4. It’s flexible and portable
5. Stretch ...
ICT
Public Sector
Retail, Wholesale, Transport and Logistics
Manufacturing and Construction
Other Professional Services
Th...
The
opportunity
for women
in tech
Examples
of women
in tech
 VP of Engineering for Disney
Mobile
 Managing
engineering, operations, and
strategy
 Brains ...
Examples
of women
in tech
 Vice President Techcrunch
 IT Superblog
 Ex News Corp
 Managed the AOL’s acquisition
of the...
Examples
of women
in tech
 Editor in Chief Huffington Post UK
 Online publication
 Ex Marie Claire, The Guardian
and Th...
We are still the minority
BUT THERE ARE PLENTY OF REASONS WHY WE SHOULD GET INVOLVED
Why we need more women in tech
Tech companies with a
higher percentage of
women in management
roles have a 34% higher
turn...
Why we need more women in tech
IT teams with at least one female
member out perform male only
groups in collective intelli...
Why we need more women in tech
But…
Women are starting tech business
at a rate of 1.5 times the national
average
How?
Tips for Success
 Knowing what’s what
The talk of the trade
 Reading around the subject
It’s all about what you know
 G...
It’s all about the lingo
THE TERMS AND PHRASES YOU NEED TO KNOW
It’s all about the lingo
Cloud
Cloud Computing is a model of computer use
in which services are stored on the internet
and...
It’s all about the lingo
The policy of permitting employees to bring
personally owned mobile devices to their
workplace, a...
It’s all about the lingo
Social media refers to the means of
interactions among people in which they
create, share and exc...
It’s all about the lingo
Big Data
Big data is the term for a collection of data
sets so large and complex that it becomes
...
Keeping up with content
KNOW WHERE TO LOOK FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION
Content – where to start?
 Google Alerts
 Stumble upon
 Video Blogs
 Celebrities
 Journalists, Politicians
Ways to have your say
GETTING THE WORD OUT
Blogging
Benefits
 Great way to get spotted
 Generate revenue
 Stay knowledgeable
 Help others
Tips
 Keep it simple –...
Getting people to listen
DEVELOPING YOUR SOCIAL PRESENCE
Social Media for you…
Benefits
 Personal brand awareness
 Get in front of the right people
 Up to the minute news
 Col...
Social Media for Business
Benefits
 Increase brand awareness
 Focus on specific target market
 Helps gain trust and loy...
Social Media for Business
Technology in Action
ENOUGH OF THE THEORY, LET’S HEAR IT!
Technology to
inspire
Tom Gage
Making the impossible, possible
Technology in Education…
Wordle
Mind Meister
Prezi
Skydrive/Dropbox
Educreations
In Summary
Thank you.
@lucy_bourne
about.me/lucybourne
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The art of the possible with emerging technologies
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  • The grounding of any successful career is a great education. Passion for business – business from 15Emmersed myself in opportunityHead GirlLoved languagesFinished school, applied to university, got accepted. Wasn’t convinceduni was the way to go – just wasn’t sure about the course They say that the greatest way to learn is to teach + wanted to travel (without a back pack) TEFLLearning from greats. Learnt so much about how to live in another country, another language and totally different cultureCame back to the UK for Easter, Offered a role developing the training arm of a business, expanded into developing the whole business
  • We live in an ever changing environment of technology and invention which shapes the way we see the world.We are the generation that have the chance to grab this innovation and make something truly great out of it.
  • We live in an ever changing environment of technology and invention which shapes the way we see the world.We are the generation that have the chance to grab this innovation and make something truly great out of it.
  • Here are the changes we’ve already seen in your lifetimes
  • Technology is becoming an every growing part of our lives
  • There are many reasons why the technology sector is one of the best areas to work in, these are but a few:1. Tech is for people, and it’s constantly becoming easier and more intuitive to use. As a result you’ll find you’re making people’s lives easier2. Great example - Google is renowned for giving a FREE lunch3. Want to be at the start of something new?4. Work where you want, when you want – what a great way to see the worldor simply work from home5. Use a variety of skills - Lots of start up small businesses in the sector, meaning you get to use a whole range of skills in your role.Eg tech help desk – maintain customer service, hone technical knowledge6. With constant updated to products and software there’s always a new challenge on the horizon, meaning you’re never able to get complacent.
  • Vacancies for ICT professionals In European countries in 2012 There’s plenty of opportunity
  • Now, I don’t normally single out success by gender, but in an sector where only 1 in 4 women hold positions I think it’s worth a mentionThere are so many opportunities that I think the best way is to show some examples
  • Famously quoted for saying…From STROUD | Ex stroud high girl
  • Now, I don’t normally single out success by gender, but in an sector where only 1 in 4 women hold positions I think it’s worth a mention
  • Now, I don’t normally single out success by gender, but in an sector where only 1 in 4 women hold positions I think it’s worth a mention
  • Now, I don’t normally single out success by gender, but in an sector where only 1 in 4 women hold positions I think it’s worth a mention
  • There are a whole load of:PhrasesAcronymsBuzzwordsTermsKey to understanding IT
  • What does it mean to individuals and businesses? Game changer, Total Cost of ownership to businesses lowerAble to invest the money elsewhereOr Access to tools they otherwise couldn’t affordMaking them more competitiveAnd to you…? Already using the cloud…Take a Poll
  • Both for the end user and for businesses
  • The most valuable aspect of any businesses it it’s data, but it’s worthless without being to interpret it correctly. The challenge now is for us to find a way of using technology to help us.
  • There are a whole load of:PhrasesAcronymsBuzzwordsTermsKey to understanding IT
  • There are a whole load of:PhrasesAcronymsBuzzwordsTermsKey to understanding IT
  • Spotted – be seen as the expert in your field, whether it’s technology or notAccording to MediaBistro, 9 in 10 companies check out online profiles before employing someone – so why not take advantage of that? Employers want to hire people who have a strong online influence.Put simply, employers prefer to hire people with a positive online influence and blogging is the single best way to achieve that.Revenue Blogs tend to start as hobbies but soon stretch to become online businesses. Individuals can generate revenue from advertising and sales. What’s more, as fresh content is the key to generating web traffic, you’re almost guaranteed a constant stream of new readersStay KnowledgeableIf you’re looking for an incentive to keep up to date on all of the latest information on a certain subject, starting a blog is a great start. Your weekly quest to put up new content will lead you to always be searching for new information and sharing it with your readers.Help othersEvery good blog helps its readerslose weight, raise their kids, come to terms with life-threatening diseases. Yet others mobilize groups of people to take action and raise money for important causes.IT’s freeTIPSDon’t be afraid to highlight your opinionUse what you have
  • So, as you already know, there are literally thousands of ways to be involved in social media
  • The art of the possible with emerging technologies

    1. 1. LUCY BOURNE Hello! • Good grounding • Passion for business • Learning from teaching • Training arm • Expand business arm
    2. 2. The Art of the Possible with Emerging Technologies LUCY BOURNE
    3. 3. Set the scene Debunk the Myths Why IT? Women in IT How – Tips for success Tech in action
    4. 4. Ever changing landscape
    5. 5. Time for a poll…
    6. 6. Technology Timeline 1993 1998 2001 2007
    7. 7. The Future
    8. 8. Banishing the myths You don’t have to look like this…
    9. 9. Banishing the myths Or this…
    10. 10. Where to start?
    11. 11. Banishing the myths Or even this…
    12. 12. Banishing the myths More like this…
    13. 13. Banishing the myths More like this…
    14. 14. Why Technology? 1. Lend a helping hand 2. Great working conditions 3. Innovation 4. It’s flexible and portable 5. Stretch your skills 6. Never get stuck in a rut
    15. 15. ICT Public Sector Retail, Wholesale, Transport and Logistics Manufacturing and Construction Other Professional Services The level of opportunity
    16. 16. The opportunity for women in tech
    17. 17. Examples of women in tech  VP of Engineering for Disney Mobile  Managing engineering, operations, and strategy  Brains behind the most popular iPhone game, Tap Tap Revenge.  25,000 downloads per hour, landing it in the #1 App Store position. Jessica Khan Disney Mobile
    18. 18. Examples of women in tech  Vice President Techcrunch  IT Superblog  Ex News Corp  Managed the AOL’s acquisition of the company in 2012 for $40- 50 million Heather Harde Techcrunch
    19. 19. Examples of women in tech  Editor in Chief Huffington Post UK  Online publication  Ex Marie Claire, The Guardian and The Metro online publications  “The biggest challenge is always trying to stay a step ahead, so you’re innovating rather than reacting, but the positives are endless” Carla Buzasi Huffington Post
    20. 20. We are still the minority BUT THERE ARE PLENTY OF REASONS WHY WE SHOULD GET INVOLVED
    21. 21. Why we need more women in tech Tech companies with a higher percentage of women in management roles have a 34% higher turnover
    22. 22. Why we need more women in tech IT teams with at least one female member out perform male only groups in collective intelligence tests
    23. 23. Why we need more women in tech But… Women are starting tech business at a rate of 1.5 times the national average
    24. 24. How?
    25. 25. Tips for Success  Knowing what’s what The talk of the trade  Reading around the subject It’s all about what you know  Getting involved Having your say  Getting your voice heard Developing your social profile
    26. 26. It’s all about the lingo THE TERMS AND PHRASES YOU NEED TO KNOW
    27. 27. It’s all about the lingo Cloud Cloud Computing is a model of computer use in which services are stored on the internet and provided to users on a subscription basis But what does it really mean?
    28. 28. It’s all about the lingo The policy of permitting employees to bring personally owned mobile devices to their workplace, and use those devices to access company information and applications BYOD But what does it really mean?
    29. 29. It’s all about the lingo Social media refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share and exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks Social But what does it really mean?
    30. 30. It’s all about the lingo Big Data Big data is the term for a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using database management tools or traditional data processing applications. But what does it really mean?
    31. 31. Keeping up with content KNOW WHERE TO LOOK FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION
    32. 32. Content – where to start?  Google Alerts  Stumble upon  Video Blogs  Celebrities  Journalists, Politicians
    33. 33. Ways to have your say GETTING THE WORD OUT
    34. 34. Blogging Benefits  Great way to get spotted  Generate revenue  Stay knowledgeable  Help others Tips  Keep it simple – and concise  Keep it personal  Use tools you have  Get ideas from your audience  Use a range of media
    35. 35. Getting people to listen DEVELOPING YOUR SOCIAL PRESENCE
    36. 36. Social Media for you… Benefits  Personal brand awareness  Get in front of the right people  Up to the minute news  Collaboration  Let out your creative side… Tips  Keep it current  Be careful…
    37. 37. Social Media for Business Benefits  Increase brand awareness  Focus on specific target market  Helps gain trust and loyalty from customers Tips  Have a strategy  Make sure it’s measureable  Be careful…
    38. 38. Social Media for Business
    39. 39. Technology in Action ENOUGH OF THE THEORY, LET’S HEAR IT!
    40. 40. Technology to inspire Tom Gage
    41. 41. Making the impossible, possible
    42. 42. Technology in Education… Wordle Mind Meister Prezi Skydrive/Dropbox Educreations
    43. 43. In Summary
    44. 44. Thank you. @lucy_bourne about.me/lucybourne

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