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Burlington Economic Development Corp. Presentation

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A presentation that I did for the Burlington Economic Development Corp. about the leading technology trends for 2010. The list includes social media, mobile, geo-location, real-time and cloud computing.

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Burlington Economic Development Corp. Presentation

  1. 1. Mark Evans<br />ME Consulting<br />
  2. 2. Trends & Technologies: <br />Psst, have you heard? <br />
  3. 3. Social Media <br />
  4. 4. Social Media <br />
  5. 5.
  6. 6. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Oh My<br />Facebook: 350 million users<br />Twitter: 50 million<br />YouTube: 105 million unique visitors (U.S.)<br />
  7. 7. 126 million blogs (Blogpulse)<br />27.3 million tweets/day<br />1.73 billion Internet users; +18% from 2008<br />YouTube serves 1 billion videos/day<br />Flickr hosts 4 billion photos<br />
  8. 8. Fuzion:<br />Small Price, Big Sales....<br />and no advertising or promotion<br />
  9. 9. 418,000 Cases Sold<br />
  10. 10. Mobile<br />
  11. 11. The Smartphone Goes Mainstream<br />
  12. 12. By year-end 2010, 1.2 billion people will carry devices capable of rich, mobile commerce providing a rich environment for the convergence of mobility and the Web.<br /><ul><li>Gartner Inc.</li></ul>397.1 million workers will be enterprise mobile users by 2012.<br />- Forrester Research<br />
  13. 13. Mobile Advertising<br />
  14. 14. Mobile Commerce<br />One in five U.S. consumers used their mobile devices for shopping this holiday season (Deloitte survey)<br />Still relatively small $750-million but expected to hit $2.5-billion in 2010.<br />
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  16. 16. The Next iPod/iPhone?<br />
  17. 17. ….or the next Newton?<br />
  18. 18. The Yankee Group forecasts the U.S. e-book reader market is will climb from $1.3 billion in revenue in 2010 to $2.5 billion by 2013.<br />The U.S. installed base of e-book readers will hit over 36 million, up from an installed base of 9 million by 2011. <br />
  19. 19. Geo-location<br />
  20. 20. GPS in mobile phones, social networks and mobile apps means geo-location is becoming a necessary feature for any killer app. <br />Where you are and what you’re doing?<br />
  21. 21. Geo-Location/GPS Finally Emerges<br />
  22. 22. What it Means <br />Retailers, service providers and marketers can target consumers with the right offer at exactly the right time<br />- Mobile advertising, coupons, relevant/valuable information about places such as restaurants, movies, coffee shops and other services.<br />
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  24. 24. What is Real-Time?<br />The Real-Time Web is a concept based on pushing information to users as soon as it&apos;s available - instead of requiring they or their software check a source periodically for updates.<br />
  25. 25. What Does Real-Time Change?<br /><ul><li>News: Even more of a 24/7 activity in which news is reported all the time.
  26. 26. Search: Results will have an up-to-date info on what’s happening and what people are thinking
  27. 27. Local Info: What people think about retailers, services, brands, facilities, etc. will be instantly available to anyone right away.
  28. 28. Collaboration (e.g. Google Wave)
  29. 29. E-commerce – pricing information, inventory</li></li></ul><li>The Cloud<br />
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  31. 31. Popular Applications<br />
  32. 32. Contact Info <br />ME Consulting: www.markevans.ca<br />Phone: 416-669-7028<br />Email: mark@markevans.ca<br />Twitter: @markevans<br />Blogs: markevanstech.com, twitterrati.com<br />LinkedIn: http://ca.linked.com/in/markev<br />

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