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What CIOs need to take away from Gartner Symposium

Gartner Symposium is the high level CIO conference to attend. In this venue Gartner unveils new thinking including new predictions, surveys, and other insights into how people and technology will solve the problems of the future. Highlights Introduction to the algorithmic economy The kickoff keynote by Peter Sondergaard the SVP leading Gartner’s Research business begun by imploring businesses to invest and create algorithms as the key unlocking insight into the vast amounts of data collected and generated. Peter went on to say how algorithms describe the way the world works, but in software, this is key to allowing systems to exchange data with one another (otherwise known as M2M). These algorithms will be used by agents such as Google Now, Siri (Apple), Cortana (Microsoft), and Alexa (Amazon). These are highly advanced algorithmically driven agents which use vast amounts of data both publicly and privately to provide an interactive and intuitive interface allowing them to predict wha…

Software will power the Internet of Things

Today’s connected world is moving from devices towards things, what this means is that by using increasingly low cost sensors embedded in devices we can create many new use cases. These span across use cases in cities, vehicles, home, offices, factories, retail environments, worksites, health, logistics, and health. These use cases rely on ubiquitous connectivity and generate massive amounts of data at scale. These technologies enable new business opportunities, ways to optimize and automate, along with new ways to engage with users. These technologies have been enabled by a perfect storm of technologies converging. They include both hardware, transport, and analytics. Inexpensive sensors – As highlighted by this research by the ITAC http://itac.ca/uploads/events/execforum2010/rob_lineback_10-6-10-2.ppt sensor prices have been continually dropping. Ubiquitous internet access – Powered by the pervasive mobile technology devices and sensors can be connected to the internet. Less than a de…