I think the four Digital Megatrends of the past decade have been cloud computing, mobility, social media, and big data. What about the next decade?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of those tech trends that over-promise in the short term, become annoying buzz words, and people tune out. Yet, in the long term, just like cloud computing, fundamental shifts are coming. The shift is critically important to the centrepiece of New Zealand’s economy- the primary sector.
Innovation is often talked about but hard to make happen, especially in large companies. Whatever you think of Google, there’s no doubt it’s an innovation powerhouse.
Yesterday’s Twitter exchange on R&D Growth Grants started by Sam Morgan ultimately saw too much focus on the people involved, too little on the issues. Yet at a time when there is very little actual public policy debate in public spaces, especially involving decision makers in Government, it was a rare example of the usefulness of social media.
The nine month career hiatus is over. I’m back on the road again.
It’s been “interesting”, as in “May you live in interesting times” interesting. Definitely recommend people take on a fixed-time commitment outside their usual life paths. If nothing else, it will likely confirm your original life path is in fact right for you. Continue reading