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Re-architecting for a Smarter World – Web Conference Recording

In this recording, Dave Aron and Glen Robinson address some of the key findings from the Tour. 

The theme, Re-Architecting for a Smarter World explored issues related to winning in a world where physical objects are instrumented, sensing, sometimes controllable, and integrated with the world of IT: the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Glen Robinson
Emerging Technology Advisor
Glen Robinson, based in the UK, is an Emerging Technology Advisor for Leading Edge Forum.  Glen’s main focus of research is leading edge Enterprise technology solutions that will power the 21st century business. He is the author of our March 2017 paper, Q1 2017 Public Cloud Adoption: Not as Much Progress as You Might Expect. The cloud has unlocked innovation that is now allowing the next wave of disruptive technology solutions to come to market, and whilst businesses are still working out how best to maximize the value from cloud services, they are now aware of ‘the Matrix’, this advanced sensing, deciding, all-seeing, global force that will be a significant threat to some.  But others will learn to understand it, to harness its power, giving them and those around them super-powers.  Put simply, we are moving into a time where our own capabilities will be augmented by that of powerful, intelligent robots.  A lot of the tasks we do today won’t exist tomorrow as they will be fully automated but also watched over and governed by advance cognitive intelligence.  The interface into this world is moving away from the screen on our device, to the world around us becoming an interactive physical and digital experience, which will be responsive to our needs.   As consumer expectations leapt forward with the adoption of the internet, so too is it about to leap forward once more now the Matrix is upon us.  This will change the way we service our customers, deal with our employees and live and do business in the 21st century.  

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