The future is here… and it looks great! As we look around we can not help but notice the constant and rapid changes achieved by advances in science and technology.
What is science fiction last year becomes reality today. Office buildings can now report their energy usage to a central database where real-time monitoring can automatically make adjustments to maximize efficiency. The Google car uses a combination of artificial intelligence and GPS systems to drive itself. Cloud computing brings every application and file directly to your location 24/7. Your television, computer and central heating system can now share information via the Internet and wireless networks. Web cams show us live images from around the globe as Twitter messages stream out of repressed societies and online teachers use Skype to share knowledge with students they never meet.
Technology continues to have a dramatic impact on our society, our lives and our workplace. But it is not technology that dramatic improves productivity, living standards or communication for individuals and organizations. Rather, it is the appropriate understanding and application of technology.
The future is about networks. Networks of people in online and offline communities. Networks of systems and technology. These real world and virtual networks create an interconnected planet where people can rapidly congregate; share ideas and information; work on projects and conduct transactions. We look at historic and current examples that highlight how proper understanding and use of technology trends can provide a significant competitive advantage.
In this lively and interactive presentation, new technologies and their implications for individuals and organizations are explained in simple, down-to-earth language! Participants learn about the ongoing evolution of technology and its impact upon their lives and organizations. Case studies and examples illustrate the issues and the potential applications.
Bill Eager is a Denver, Colorado based Internet, technology and technology trends pioneer. Bill has spent fifteen years writing, implementing and speaking about computer technologies and their impact on companies and organizations. In 1993, after helping create one of the first large-scale Intranets connecting 25,000 employees at BASF, Bill wrote the second book about the Internet, Using the Internet. His ten other books include the best-sellers The Information Payoff and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Online Marketing. Bill gives keynotes, presentations and workshops about the practical applications of technology at national conferences, company and organizational meetings.
How do you maximize your collective intelligence and shared knowledge across virtual and geographic boundaries?
How linked are you technologically and creatively with your internal and external communities?
How can you use current and future technology to deal with the overwhelming explosion of information?
Technology changes so quickly that it’s difficult to keep up with the trends and applications that can make a difference. This presentation takes a look at real world technologies and the companies that are using them to improve their productivity, enhance their internal and external communications and realize a competitive advantage… learn what’s coming next!