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Dundee Tech Meetup November 2012

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I talked to the Dundee Tech Meetup folks about Code Club, the mobile opportunity and the Internet of Things

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Dundee Tech Meetup November 2012

  1. 1. + Rod Burns Wireless Industry Partnership http://www.wipconnector.com
  2. 2. + Code Club – Why?  Give every child in the UK the chance to learn to code.  It is our aim to have Code Club in 25% of primary schools in the UK by the end of 2014  Our economy will rely on innovation through technology  The kids have a lot of fun!
  3. 3. + Code Club – What is it? http://scratch.mit.edu/  Using Scratch to teach 9-10 year old kids how to make simple games  Set of learning materials with 10 projects for the kids to complete  More advanced materials are being produced that use programming languages
  4. 4. + Code Club – volunteering! Get a Code Club set up at your local school! http://www.codeclub.org.uk/ DCA is looking for help clive.gillman@dca.org.uk
  5. 5. + Mobile – the opportunity In 2011 smart phone sales overtook PC sales Mobile to overtake fixed Internet access by 2014 488 million smart phones 415 million PCs Source: Microsoft Tag Source: Canalysis Mobile ad spending 12% of workers in the US doubled to $1.2 billion in already use a tablet at work H1 2012 Source: Forrester Source: Internet Advertising Bureau
  6. 6. + Mobile – and you have no choice 31 million active Android and iOS devices out of 61 million in UK 74% of total UK 15-64 population using smart devices Android dominates markets
  7. 7. + Don’t know where to start?
  8. 8. + What is the Internet of Things?
  9. 9. + Connected Mobile devices  In 2008 the number of things connected to the internet exceeded the number of people on Earth  By 2015 there will be 15 billion, by 2020 50 billion  These things are not just phones and tablets  Smart connected devices generated $489 billion in 2011
  10. 10. + Prototyping $20 $2100 $25
  11. 11. + The opportunity for you! $1.3m raised $622k raised $355k raised so far
  12. 12. + Thank You for listening!  Twitter @rodburns  Or find me on LinkedIn

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