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What is after Cloud Computing? what is the next focus for IT?


Title:  What is after Cloud Computing?  what is the next focus for IT?


Date/Time:  Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 6:30 - 8:45 pm


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The basic concepts of cloud computing are now over 20 years old. We have seen organizations beginning to rapidly embrace the current concepts of cloud computing. With the incubation time of future IT systems and the emerging paradigms what will be the successor to the current cloud computing environment? How will hardware, software, networks, and business processes evolve and what disruptors do we see on the horizon for this next IT paradigm.



David Smith is a noted leader in innovation, inspiration speaker, and successful strategic planner. Too often companies and organizations focus on the past and where to go from there, rather than being a future-forward thinker. David Smith looks forward. As a futurist and technologist with over 30 years of experience, he brings a unique approach and breadth of knowledge to his leadership style, consulting and research services. He has created dynamic organizations, led wildly collaborative teams, and generated winning strategies. David’s approach is one of strategic thinking and clear vision. In today’s rapidly changing world, his vision, intuition and creativity make him a leader than can implement the right initiatives for his clients and employees.

He understands that as a futurist one cannot examine isolated areas of business or technology without examining its interconnected relationships, dependencies, and impacts on other such areas. As a boat enthusiast, David is often on the water. Drop a fishing line in the water and the water ripples out horizontally in all directions, not just forward and backwards – it radiates outwards. But more important in the outcome of catching a fish is what is going on above and beneath the surface of the water. All of these factors can change the outcome. All of these factors can change the future.

His future-forward thinking, as well as careful examination of company, technology and societal care-abouts, drive David to be an innovative, astute leader and and an insightful strategist. He is an expert at relating emerging trends to the specific interests of his company and clients and providing a future-focused analysis of what developments and opportunities can be expected in the near and more distant future. He then assists organizations in determining steps to take to be successful in this emerging environment. He offers expertise from many aspects; from technology transfer, strategic and technology planning to communications, road mapping, consortia startup and management, and collaborative alliances. His broad base of knowledge and enterprising outlook help David to usher the way for a future-focused approach to business and technology.

As a leader in innovation, he has played an integral role at HBMG, Inc., Technology Futures, Inc., and in previous positions on many projects.



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Austin TX 78728


Meeting Agenda:

6:30 p.m. Networking and Gathering
7:00 p.m. Call to Order, Announcement
7:15 p.m. Presentation, with Q/A
8:45 p.m. Meeting Evaluation, Adjourn