Dr Mike Short, FREng BA CEng FIET
The 2011 Pinkerton Lecture
From Infosys Technologies Ltd, India
21 November 2011
20 November 2011 IT channel
ICT is expected to be a $3 Trillion industry by 2013 according to research company IDATE, but how ready are we for this Digital World?
In his talk, Dr Short will discuss sources of innovation and future growth within the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. He will explore the following:
What scope for growth will there be when there are more phones than people?
What innovation challenges will emerge to assure 'Internet for all' and the 'Internet of things'?
How do we get the benefits of global research and development and economies of scale?
Dr Short will also consider the quest for speed within the ICT sector and whether it is hiding a need for better design and systems engineering. He will pose the question: is demand being held back by a lack of local content and applications?