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SingTel forum: Living in a volatile world

Ross Milburn | June 11, 2013
Exploiting information intelligence to achieve business productivity and agility was on the agenda at the i.luminate 2013, one of Hong Kong's largest ICT shows.

Urbanisation will change every IT market. "Globally, people are migrating to cities, from 50 percent today to 75 percent in 2050," said Wong Soon Nam, VP, NCS. "Urbanisation will mean more connectivity, people-to-people, government-to-government, machine-to-machine and new business models. In Singapore, the government is trying to make a better city with technology, but it also has to have 'live-ability,' plus efficient and sustainable energy resources. Some of the exhibits at i.luminate are aimed at improving city life with video analytics, security, and clouds providing Everything as a Service."

The machines are taking over, but that will mean more, not less, work for IT professionals. "The 'Internet of Things' will be huge, facilitating the discovery by analytics of content and its mobility," said Steven Kopec, Director, Emerging Technology, Turner International Asia Pacific. "Machines will be able to suggest what the next big thing is or what you may want to read and consume. Your coffee maker will know your personal preferences. When you pick a blue shirt, your closet may know from your calendar it's for a key meeting, and therefore download a video comedy to help you relax on your way to work."


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