Now let me start by openly admitting that I?m always going to be slightly biased about our recent technology event #DaisyWired14; however the feedback we received on the day from attendees proved that the summit was in fact a huge success.
It is no secret that the last few years have been difficult for businesses leaders, constantly trying to stay competitive in an economy which was almost coming to a standstill. But finally the UK emerged out of the recession and focus has once again turned to making, rather than just saving money.
Unsurprisingly there was much discussion about the future at Daisy Wired? 14. A key question, however, is how we maintain the velocity that has been achieved in the digital economy, placing online and mobile services at the heart of strategic thinking and planning.
Daisy Group plc hosted its second Wired? event at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire on May 7th 2014.
The event featured three keynote speakers who each spoke to an audience of nearly 200 people, including some of the UK?s best known and most entrepreneurial companies, to debate the global impact and influence of technology on business.
Throughout the blogs I?ve written in the run up to #DaisyWired14, there has been consistent references to the potential of new technologies. And in light of recent surveys that suggest CEOs are increasingly willing to invest in technology to drive business growth, the future represents an extremely exciting time to be a an IT leader.
One ring to rule them all. Sounds like something you?d associate with a Lord of the Rings film. But today, the impossible is a reality. And it?s just one of a number of crazy wearable technologies that are beginning to hit the market.
Everyone?s seen the Back to the Future films, right? The DeLorean, the self-lacing shoes, the hoverboard. Speaking of which ? ever fancied trying flying yourself?
Not quite literally. But it?s now possible to experience what it would be like to fly on what is arguably Hollywood?s most desired make-believe product. All made possible through a new piece of virtual reality.
Picture yourself fifty years from now. You?’re standing in the middle of a city of the future. What do you see?
Maybe you see a utopia that resembles your favourite futuristic Hollywood blockbuster, featuring flying cars and robots on every street corner. Or perhaps you see a Big Brother-style authoritarian regime, where cameras follow our every move.
There is a high possibility that you?ll have been on at least one of the hundreds of available social media platforms already today. It might have been Twitter. It might have been Facebook. We all have our preferred site and we all have our own reasons for logging on.
Daisy-commissioned research, to mark this year’s technology summit #DaisyWired2014, has unveiled the top ten activities British adults no longer do because of technological alternatives.
The poll of 2,000 adults shows ringing the cinema to find out times, using public telephones and printing photographs rarely happen these days.