Wednesday, 6 November 19:30-21:00
Onward! Keynote: What's Next?
Technology is not neutral. It reflects the objectives and mental models of those who design it, the business imperatives of the times and the interactions of those who use it. By tracing the history behind some of today's critical technologies, then describing the dynamics between the major forces in the business market and the market of ideas, Jerry will tackle questions such as:
Why does it seem that innovation is at a standstill, despite much emphasis on corporate innovation?
What role do our assumptions about capitalism, intellectual property, assets and scarcity have in our continuing evolution?
How will programming quickly/slowly, in the large/in the small, with closed/open models and with highly structured/unstructured, organic approaches play out?
Where should technology developers place their energies?
Jerry Michalski, formerly managing editor of the monthly technology newsletter Release 1.0, currently a freelance consultant and soon to be a Harvard Business School Press author, will present an unconventional look at what's next for programming - and civilization.