In this dynamic keynote address, you’ll hear that we are on the verge of a radical transformation in the way we use and interact with our digital world. For decades we accessed data from a PC or laptop. With the birth of the iPhone and the smartphone age, we added a PC to our pocket and this led to us being able access data anytime and anywhere we happened to be. However, all of these access mediums were done on various sized screens and mostly in 2D. The birth of VR and AR will introduce a completely new way in which we will interact with digital information and they will become the new user interface to viewing the digital world virtually and in real time. AR apps will start this revolution by bridging the gap between our real and virtual worlds and VR will eventually immerse us in virtual worlds that will impact the way we work, learn and play. AR and VR will also add hundreds of billions of dollars to the technology eco system and drive new innovation over the next decade.
The personal computer age was born in 1977 when Apple introduced the first commercial PC with the Apple II. This began the PC revolution and started us down a path toward moving our world from an analog one to a digital one. 40 years into this digital revolution we are on the cusp of the next major shift in the digitization of the world and this will drive strong economic growth for at least another 30 years. In this cutting-edge keynote, learn how new technologies such as 5G, AI and Machine Learning, Self Driving Automobiles, Smart Cities, IOT, and Robotics, are actually in their infancy in terms of their development and impact on this digital revolution. Combined they will add over $2 trillion dollars in worldwide economic growth over the next 30 years as we continue this journey of moving our world from its analog days of the industrial revolution to a digital world of where everyone and everything is connected and information and data sits at the center of the expanding world of a digital revolution.
Tim Bajarin is recognized as one of the leading industry consultants, analysts and futurists, covering the field of personal computers and consumer technology. Tim is President of Creative Strategies, which he joined in 1981 and has served as a consultant to most of the leading hardware and software vendors in the industry including IBM, Apple, Xerox, Hewlett Packard/Compaq, Dell, AT&T, Microsoft, Polaroid, Lotus, Epson, Toshiba and numerous others.
Tim’s articles and/or analysis have appeared in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Time and Newsweek magazines, BusinessWeek and most of the leading business and trade publications. He has appeared as a business analyst commenting on the computer industry on all of the major television networks and was a frequent guest on PBS’ The Computer Chronicles.
Tim has been a columnist for US computer industry publications such as PC Week and Computer Reseller News and wrote for ABCNEWS.COM for two years and Mobile Computing for 10 years. His columns currently appear in Time Magazine, Fast Company, PC Magazine, Recode and Techpinions.com . His various columns and analyses are syndicated in over 30 countries.
Tim is known as a concise, futuristic analyst, credited with predicting the desktop publishing revolution three years before it hit the market, and identifying multimedia as a major trend in written reports as early as 1986. His writing and analysis has been on the forefront of the digital revolution and he is considered one the leading experts in the field of technology adoption cycles. He has authored major industry studies on PC, portable computing, pen based computing, desktop publishing, multimedia computing and the digital home. He serves on multiple conference advisory boards and is a frequent featured speaker at computer conferences worldwide, including Comdex, CES, Macworld, CRM Mobile and many others. He also serves on technology advisory council’s for IBM/Lenovo, Toshiba, Panasonic Solutions Company, Hewlett Packard and Dell.