Over six billion people own or use some form of connected device as an everyday part of their lives, and the pace of innovation and market adoption of new products and services continues to accelerate relentlessly.
We trend towards a world where all manner of things are connected to each other and to the cloud and through these things – or devices – we humans are able to share and access rich content, information and services, at any time and in any place.
Only a decade ago, the most prolific connected device was a mobile phone. Today, however, there are a wide range of different device types, not just on our person, but within our homes, places of work, vehicles, shopping centres and more. Increasingly, we see the lines blurring between use cases, devices and functionality as content, service and experience become orthogonal to any specific device type. The device itself is becoming a use-case optimised combination of form, function and user interface most appropriate to a specific activity, time and place.
The Future Devices & Technologies SIG explores the future of such myriad devices and facilitates members to envision the future beyond those available today. We aim to drive innovation in all areas of wired and wireless devices and consider the enabling technologies and components necessary to realise the future.
The Future Devices & Technologies Special Interest Group has three core objectives:
Insightful: Informing through discussion, and analysis of the latest trends in market development, technology innovation and end user needs and behaviour.
Fresh Thinking: Assembling thought-leaders from diverse disciplines to broaden ideas and perspectives and creating fresh insights critical to fuelling innovation and new business.
New Partnerships: Facilitating valuable connections between individuals and organisations, and between different industry sectors. This is vital as technology continues to disrupt business models and value chains, and creates many new challenges and opportunities.
Events are held 2-3 times a year, at different locations in Cambridge and London.
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