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A whistle-stop tour of my impressions of MWC 2016 plus my three key takeaways presented at IOTEDI and the Interactive Scotland breakfast briefings.

A whistle-stop tour of my impressions of MWC 2016 plus my three key takeaways presented at IOTEDI and the Interactive Scotland breakfast briefings.

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The Buzz from Barcelona: MWC16

  1. 1. The Buzz from Barcelona: MWC16 Geoff Ballinger Founder & Organiser, Mobile Monday Edinburgh System Architect, deltaDNA @geoffballinger, #MoMoEdi
  2. 2. Takeaways …
  3. 3. 5G • 10s of millions of IOT devices • autonomous vehicles with real time needs • human users want more and more capacity & coverage • heterogeneous – 2.5G+3G+4G+WIFI+??? • ultra low power radio tech for IOT etc. c.f. SigFox • “wireless fibre” on mmWave w/ MiMo directional antennas • demand attentive – appropriate speed & latency • 2020 – and there will be no 6G “if we get it right” …
  4. 4. mHealth • “The future of health is wearables & v.v.” • Start w/ consumer e.g. ivyhealth & Withings et al • e.g. post surgery monitoring / followups • e.g. chronic care • Need to move beyond the “post traumatic healthcare system • Big opportunity for long term preventative care • Changes the economic model potentially? • Apple placing Healthkit as the “trusted intermediary”
  5. 5. Privacy • e.g. Apple vs FBI! • The Right to Privacy – Harvard Law Review 1890 • EU General Data Protection Regulation by 2018 • e.g. EU cookie law. Focus on UX! • Stephen Deadman,FB,4YFN – “Trust, Transparency, and Control” • Personal data: not commodity, identity key, value in UX • Value is in the “small data”, i.e. the individual experience. • HW identity vs individual identity – a problem • Unintended implications/associations • Right to privacy may become difficult to exercise e.g. insurance
  6. 6. Crazy talk … ??? “privacy will almost vanish in future - but security is important” (Sanjiv Ahuja, ex CEO orange, tillman global holdings, 4YFN 2015)
  7. 7. And finally … • Microsoft buys Xamarin – perhaps the beginning of the end for Windows as a mobile platform? • Google partners with GSMA on Rich Communication Service (RCS) - vs iMessage, WhatsApp, FB messanger …
  8. 8. Thanks for listening!

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