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August Branch Forum - Disruptive Technologies and Change

Friday, 04 Jul 2014

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The Australian Computer Society and The Melbourne School of Information are proud to co-host the August Victorian Branch Forum and Public Lecture.  This will be the first of many co-hosted events.

Disruptive Technologies bring significant benefits however; there are undesirable consequences as workforces shrink or are displaced.  In this explores the impact on individuals, communities and societies in the business context.

Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) are delivering order of magnitude improvements at significantly reduced cost.  The ability to create, capture, communicate and process digital information is increasing at exponential rates.  By the end of 2013, the 'digital universe' of all digital data created will reach nearly 50 percent more than 2012 volumes and almost a quadrupling of 2010 volumes (IDC 2013). 

Consequently, deployment of these technologies is causing significant economic, business and social change.  In turn, these technological advances, driven by the economic imperative to improve productivity are dramatically changing business practices.  This is not necessarily a new phenomenon however, the sheer number, scale and rapidity of these advances is challenging fundamental assumptions we make about the way we live, work and play.  The term ‘Disruptive Technology’ has been coined to describe these phenomena and include amongst others: Cloud Computing; Mobile Platforms; The Internet of Things; Big Data and 3D Printing. Read more.

Dr. Rod Dilnutt
Wednesday 6th August
Telstra Conference Centre
Level 1, 242 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria

For further information or to register, please click here.