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Live from X Media Lab KR8V Sydney 2013 Session 4 #KR8Vsydney @naimark, Ross Harley, @hoho101

Live from X Media Lab KR8V Sydney 2013 Session 4 #KR8Vsydney @naimark, Ross Harley, @hoho101

I decided to sit back and enjoy the arts-related presentations that followed on from lunch, so sorry for not posting any thoughts on those four presentations. The first presentation after the afternoon tea break was from Michael Naimark (@naimark), whose presentation on The Google Glass Controversy took the audience on a rapid ride through the history [...]

June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Live from X Media Lab KR8V Sydney 2013 Session 2 #KR8Vsydney @Agraylin Wayne Borg @galvinsd & @adamgood

Live from X Media Lab KR8V Sydney 2013 Session 2 #KR8Vsydney @Agraylin Wayne Borg @galvinsd & @adamgood

The first speaker for the session session at #KR8Vsydney was Alvin Wang Graylin (@Agraylin), the co-founder of China’s Number 1 mobile search and advertising company myinfo. He started by playing a video for his company which actually used the tune from the Dumb Ways to Die campaign, which was interesting to show how that one [...]

June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Live from X Media Lab KR8V Sydney 2013 #KR8Vsydney @kthread @doktorZ @dirtgirlworld @domknight

Live from X Media Lab KR8V Sydney 2013 #KR8Vsydney @kthread @doktorZ @dirtgirlworld @domknight

I’m currently sitting in the audience of X Media Lab’s KR8V Creative Leadership Edition at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Sydney, and will be taking notes throughout the day, some of which I hope to post here. The first speaker for the day was former BBC and Al Jazeera digital producer Kristen Taylor (@kthread). [...]

June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments More
BIT.com.au: “We freaked out”: The scary reality of starting a web business

BIT.com.au: “We freaked out”: The scary reality of starting a web business

 I’ve written a lot of stories about entrepreneurial Internet start-ups over the years, and am always impressed by the willingness of so many entrepreneurs to pack in their day job and start something for themselves. Often they fail, but usually they do so before the press has even noticed them.  But there are nonetheless plenty [...]

April 15, 2013 | 0 Comments More
BRW – Big data: Knowledge might be power, but data is money

BRW – Big data: Knowledge might be power, but data is money

Recently I’ve become fascinated by the topic of Big Data – essentially how new technologies and techniques are allowing the near-real time analysis of massive volumes of data to uncover useful insights. It is a field that is evolving rapidly, and no doubt is somewhat over-hyped, but story after story tells how new analysis techniques [...]

April 15, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Sky News – Technology Behind Business appearance

Sky News – Technology Behind Business appearance

Late last year I was invited on to Sky New’s Technology Behind Business program as part of a panel discussion with Ross Dawson and Marc Pesce to discuss trends in tech for 2013. You can check it out by clicking here. I spent a lot of last year speaking to various groups, many of them in regional [...]

February 4, 2013 | 0 Comments More
News.com.au – IPscape riding a cloud into Asia

News.com.au – IPscape riding a cloud into Asia

    I’ve been watching for some time the growth of cloud computing, and particularly the model of delivering software as a service (SaaS). But despite the name, in reality it is not software that is being delivered at all,  but a business service. Unfortunately ‘service-as-a-service’ doesn’t really make that much sense … If you look at what [...]

February 4, 2013 | 0 Comments More
SMH IT Pro – Full speed ahead down in-memory lane

SMH IT Pro – Full speed ahead down in-memory lane

Billions and billions of ones and zeros may not seem all the interesting, but when those bits of data contain information that might help someone make money, they become very valuable indeed. Crunching these billions of bits of data has come to be known by the term ‘Big Data‘ and it is a rapidly growing [...]

January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments More
CIO Australia – The rise of the machines

CIO Australia – The rise of the machines

Along with the massive explosion that is taking place in global data volumes, a similar explosion is being witnessed in terms of the proliferation of devices that create that data. This goes beyond the rapid spread of smartphones and tablets, toinclude the tens of thousands of sensors of every imaginable kind that are being connected [...]

January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments More
SMH IT Pro – Half-billion more to connect to the internet

SMH IT Pro – Half-billion more to connect to the internet

Late last year I was invited up to Singapore to hear about Google’s vision for connecting the next 1 billion people to the Internet. One third of the world’s population is now online, but Google expects there is plenty of scope for growth as services become cheaper and more far reaching. The needs of the [...]

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