I am participating and judging at the International CES in January 6-9 2015 experiencing disruptive trends that will profoundly impact enterprises.
You will find the trends here in an article I wrote for IDG-IT World appearing today:
Why should you care about CES?
I was invited in 2012 by a top Eurasia-based government to lead their delegation since they saw CES as a key component for their strategic planning impacting businesses and industry. In 2014, I was invited to chair and keynote the opening session of the United Nations Global e-Government Forum Scientific Practical Conference and as an event vice-chair to chair and keynote the opening dialogue session with CIOs and CEOs at the IFIP World CIO Forum. The themes at these events underscore the technologies and keynotes at the international CES. With the impending digital quake where the majority of businesses and jobs will change, it is more vital now than ever to keep abreast of the latest trends.
CES is the largest international technology showcase with the future on interactive display in over 2 million square feet spread over three conference centers.
Imagine the excitement and insights gained with 160,000 pre-vetted delegates, 6000 press and 3500 exhibitors unveiling their latest innovations across the entire spectrum of consumer and business technology.
In addition, I have an invitation from the US Embassy to be in a US Embassy led industry executive delegation (as board chair of various organizations/groups) and I will be evaluating the content from the perspective of value to the enterprise, SMBs, and ICT practitioners.
Added insights will be gained from the list of speakers including:
CBS Corporation President and CEO Leslie Moonves to Keynote Brand Matters Panel
GoPro CEO Nicholas Woodman to Keynote Leaders in Technology Dinner
Ford President and CEO Mark Fields to Debut on 2015 International CES Stage
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich to Keynote at 2015 International CES
Daimler Chairman Dr. Dieter Zetsche to Deliver Keynote Address at 2015 CES
Samsung President and CEO Boo-Keun Yoon to Deliver Keynote Address at the 2015 International CES
What am I looking for?
What will become the top trends? Will these trends be clearly demonstrated? What will be the impact on business and particularly IT executives? How does this support your enterprise mobile one strategy, BYOD challenges, cloud adoption and the blurring lines between consumer wants and enterprise work?
How closely does this align with major themes I have seen at other conferences such as the Astana-hosted UN Global E-Government Forum Scientific Practical Conference?
The ultimate goal of the Forum was to enhance government capacity through presentations, discussions, and peer-to-peer learning. There were four objectives towards this goal:
· to increase knowledge of e-Government policies, trends, solutions and best practices of countries;
· to enhance global network to exchange ideas and cooperate for e-Government development;
· to make recommendations and suggestions to provide guidance for governments so they could adopt them for realizing Smart Government and Smart Society; and
· to renew the commitment of policy makers to utilize their acquired knowledge and expertise for elaborating innovative e-Government development strategies fit for their countries.
As a part of the Forum, the International Scientific Practical Conference brought together global scientific experts in ICT. The main aim of the Conference was to determine the significance and role of new ICT trends and their adoption in public sector for effective governance.
The conference consisted of three sessions:
1. Data science for Smart Government;
2. Smart convergent technologies;
3. Use of architectural approach in the public sector.
Topics are interest include:
Data Science for Smart Government:
- Open Data;
- Open Government Data;
- Big Data Science and Foundation;
- Big Data Analytics;
- Big Data in e-government;
- Big Data in Smart city;
- Big Data in industry;
- Big data in Healthcare;
- Sensor Data, Streaming Data;
- Metadata and public information;
- Business Intelligence;
- Information retrieval;
- Data Privacy and Security;
- Acquisition, Modeling and Processing of Data;
- Data Structures and Algorithms;
- Data mining and data warehousing etc.
Smart convergent technologies:
- Grid and Cloud Computing;
- Hybrid information technology;
- Mobile computing;
- Digital convergence;
- Convergent technologies for smart government;
- Intelligent communications and network;
- Multimedia convergence;
- Internet of Things;
- Digital citizen cards;
- Smart Card and RFID Technologies;
- Electronic signature;
- Geographical information systems (GIS);
- Cross Domain Interoperability;
- Interactive decision making;
- Knowledge management, intelligent systems;
- Open source solutions for e-government;
- Ubiquitous Computing and Embedded Systems.
Use of architectural approach in the public sector:
- E-government enterprise architectures;
- Information systems architecture;
- Service-oriented architectures, web services;
- E-gov framework;
- Government collaboration patterns;
- Business Process Management in E-government.