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Digital life on the go: The Future of Handheld Devices

Warren East

The 2011 Young Professional Lecture , London, 13 October 2011

12 October 2011  Communications channel

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About the presentation

From the humble Psion Organizer to the latest Smartphone, the handheld device has enjoyed an explosion in ownership and functionality in recent years.
With its rapid rise fuelled by technology development which has encompassed IrDA interfaces, touch screen technology and GPS, the handheld device has always invoked visions of a science fiction style future for humanity…
But what IS the future for the handheld device? How will handheld technology evolve to penetrate all aspects of life and what is needed to accelerate development?
Everyone who uses a smartphone will be using it to supplement or even replace their desktop PC functions, but not everyone realises that it is technology developed by UK company ARM that is at the heart of this revolution.

About the speaker

Warren East joined ARM in 1994 to set up ARM’s consulting business. He was Vice President, Business Operations from February 1998. In October 2000 he was appointed to the board as Chief Operating Officer and in October 2001 was appointed Chief Executive Officer.
Before joining ARM he was with Texas Instruments. He is a chartered engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute. He is a non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of De La Rue plc.

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