5 year Strategic Vision in the Tech Sector for Software Engineering Firms

imageAs a CTO, I get asked a lot about what my ‘vision’ is for the future in technology in the sectors I operate in.  where are we going, what will happen is all part of the magic sauce… I thought for once I would share a summary minus all the super secret research and details by which this is based on about where I think the technology sector is going and how a company in that sector would position itself to take advantage of those trends.

As an industry, where are we going? 

How is the market going to transform itself over the next 5 years?

What do we need to do to position us to take advantage of the situation? Continue reading

The Next Surface, Surface Pro+ and Surface Blue

surface blueWhat would it take to make Surface Pro+/Blue really cool?  Really, if you are into windows, Windows Surface Pro is ‘generally’ really the best machine to date.  Some people might argue that but let me say why for me it is so cool.  First it replaces my desktop and laptop.  With the two Helium displays I have an awesome work station at work and the same at home and in between the same machine is a tablet on the train.  For me running Visual Studio, a little Adobe Photoshop and watching a movie all at the same time using an all solid state super slate is great and there is nothing as powerful that is as light and is visually cool looking (yes its really about looks).  Yes I know I am very shallow regarding hardware… that being said after living with Windows 8 and a slate for my only computer for going on 2 years including a Surface Pro since its launch, here is what it would take to get Surface Pro to the next level or Surface Blue. Continue reading

Episode 11: The Robots Are Coming to Get You…

The Attack Robot

This is the Robot that hid behind the planter in the lobby and would attack customers with the nerf gun that is not shown but attaches to the side of this robot.

In this episode the robots are coming to get you, from vacuum cleaners to driving your car and other ‘inappropriate services’… are you ready?

I touch on topics from building your own robots with Lego’s (like the one here to the side) to working with ardiounos and more complex robots we see being commercial available what is coming and what might be creepy…

here are links to a few of the things I talked about:

Lego Robots: http://mindstorms.lego.com/en-us/Default.aspx

Arduino: http://arduino.cc/en/Guide/HomePage

Vacuum Cleaner Robots: http://www.irobot.com/us/

and a couple of links to what could be coming…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1p0_R8ZLB0&feature=youtu.be&a

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFy9_4fucos