Wednesday, May 14, 2008

seamonkey's WES 2008 recap [2008-05-14]


  • signing off for the day and gonna unwind... cya tomorrow.. #

  • fueled and ready for more wes activities, mainly in breakout sessions today. general session at 2pm #

  • WES2008 general session starts in less than 30 mins. more live blogging to twitter coming up! #

  • @sarahzielie i know!! i can't believe she heads to alaska today.. hell of a roadie!! :) #

  • @kimberlyreed have a fun and safe roadie to alaska! can't believe i won't see ya till aug. i'll be following your twitts! #

  • yes, i am in the front row, hehe. its bright! #

  • 10 mins until start, co-ceo of rim will be speaking today and awards will be given #

  • bob picciano from ibm also speaking #

  • ray kurzweil speaking too, excited to hear him speak! #

  • i really want a wall of leds for my room! so sweet looking. should be starting any moment #

  • WES 2009 will be May 5 to 7 next year #

  • wireless leadership awards video playing #

  • jim balsillie handing out awards #

  • innovation in public sector - city of new york and telnav #

  • innovation in private sector - britisch american tobacco #

  • business impact - jp morgan chase and co #

  • bob picciano taking the stage. general mgr for ibm #

  • speaking on collaboration enabled business optimization #

  • the world now produces more transistors than grains of rice #

  • opportunities offer challenges, embrace virtual workplace #

  • new initiatives increasingly focused on optimization #

  • ibms strategy; offer a full eco system of integrated mobile apps that hook to corp dbs and assetts #

  • showing ibm apps that leverage the mobile/virtual office #

  • ray kurzweil speaking next #

  • the web within us: when minds and machines become one #

  • progress is exponential #

  • health and our body will enter the info tech era #

  • genome is the code of humans #

  • info tech influences all that we do care about, gave several examples in the bio world #

  • solar technology example #

  • the future can be predicted, atleats the overall impact of it #

  • demoing a device to read pics and text for the blind, very cool #

  • takes pic and uses voice feedbacks #

  • device also can translate to by sending data to a server that ocrs images and translates #

  • has his own 3d conferencing in his house #

  • countdown to singularity #

  • explaining the shift of paradigms #

  • 3d computing is the future and most likely the way computing paradigm may shift #

  • will everything become information? #

  • end of the show! but what a great speaker and session! that should wrap up my wes twitting. peace #

  • nothing like working via citrix in florida by the pool w/a corona in hand.. hehe... :) (rubbing it in!!) #

  • @ahbanks @ShamansTears hehe.. yea.. btw, i am now inside drinking a nice ole budweiser.. wait bud?? no blue moon.. :( #

  • btw, according to our futurist, 2029 is gonna be one hell of a year.. :) machines will pass the turing test.. :) #