February 20, 2008
In Collaboration We Stand – If The Terrorists Can Do It, Why Can’t We?
Special joint meeting - Austin SPIN & Austin IEEE Computer Society
David Smith, Austin-resident futurist and technology expert, Vice President, Consulting, Alliances, and Education Technology Futures, Inc.
David Smith's slides are attached at the bottom.
Collaboration will drive the future of business, politics, education, and social media. How can we excel? This talk will build upon a recent project that addressed collaboration tools for the year 2020. What are the future tools? What is important for success? How do all the elements work to make a global organization as collaborative as we were when we played in our sandboxes as children? Come and see a future-centric framework and think about how it will affect your world. Technologists, project managers, and software teams are being asked to collaborate around the globe and to create new collaboration-based applications. Because this has become business process critical, the collaboration concepts and technology are moving quickly. Today’s software team cannot excel unless it is ahead of what’s happening now. Only in this way, can the team or organization leverage its most critical asset – its group intelligence.
About the Speaker:
A noted strategist, futurist, and technologist with over 30 years of experience, Mr. Smith offers expertise in technology transfer, strategic and technology planning, communications, roadmapping, consortia startup and management, and collaborative alliances. Since joining TFI in 1996, he has assisted in creating and implementing plans for such organizations as Boeing, CIA, Coca-Cola, Department of Defense, Hughes, Intel, Kodak, Kyocera, Lockheed Martin, National Security Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and Sun Microsystems. Recent keynotes speeches include U.S. Senate Conference on Emerging Technology, CIO Leadership Conference, MEMS International Conference, and Lockheed-Martin Technology Leadership Conference. David’s views on technology trends are often prominently featured in newspapers and industry publications. He has held key positions in SEMATECH and the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC), and is a senior research fellow at UT’s IC2 Institute.