The Digital Universe: Invaded By Sensors

Wednesday 9 July 2014

Between 2013 and 2020, the amount of information the world stores and consumes will grow by a factor of 10, from 4.4 trillion gigabytes to 44 trillion gigabytes.

In a recent study EMC found that the digital universe is expanding at an alarmingly faster rate than previously forecast. 10% of this information will come from the “Internet of Things”.

How will Information Technology evolve to adapt to this increasing rate?

Today we analyse less than 5% of the information we have. What new development methodologies and software defined platforms are we building to create global scale, hardware abstracted applications that mine the Digital Universe?

This evolution will have massive implications for education and business as we adapt to new models and technologies.

In this session we will discuss the key research findings, the trends towards next generation applications and what skills tomorrow’s technologists will need to be armed with.

Presented by Matt Zwolenski

Matt is responsible for EMC’s Technology Direction and Strategy in the Australia and NZ market, and provides thought leadership in the areas of the Software Defined Data Centre, Cloud Computing and leveraging Big and Fast Data to drive business innovation. He has over 20 years experience in IT, having held various Management, Technology and Architecture roles within IT companies in Australia. Matt holds a BSc in Software Development and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, VMware Certified Professional and EMC Proven Specialist in Technology Architecture. He is also the author of the Software Defined Data Centre Blog.

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