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Presented by Hackney UTC in partnership with BT.
The world is changing and moving away from copper to fibre optics. New technology means that we are now able to deliver data speeds of over 100mb to businesses and homes. There will be hands on demonstration of optical fibre splicing and fusion. This will show how fibres are joined together using a sophisticated machine that precisely aligns and then fuses the fibres together to create the new network.
Students make an app that is pertinent to their love of fashion or sport or a favourite band or actor… the possibilities are endless. Students become creators of technology, not just consumers. Every student leaves with a huge sense of achievement, having been able to produce something tangible they can share with others.
Steve Jobs' famous quote defines innovation. But how do you know where the dots are? Maggie looks back on her experiences as a Tomorrow's World reporter for clues in the technology she showed for the very first time, from digital cameras to electrically heated paint and asks whether we're doing enough to encourage the innovators of tomorrow.
Discussing topical issues such as (i) 'bring your own devices', (ii) social media policies and (iii) other key employment issues facing emerging growth companies, especially those without a big HR budget, We will look at practical solutions on how to balance budget and making sure you don't create issues.
How information access and digital technologies are changing the way we manage our health
by Nick Brown
Boss Level are building games that you can play with your friends and family, via your PC at work, your mobile phone on the bus and then on your TV at home i.e. the same game played from 'the cloud'. During the talk Nick will explain the thinking behind the technologies used, the challenges faced and some of the solutions adopted.
Questions answered :
- Is HTML5 a viable platform and if so, who for and why ?
- I want to do the same - how do I do it ?
- Some thoughts on design and best practice.
by Jonas Altman
The Fashion sector is being transformed by technology. Mass customisation, bodyscanning, m-commerce, avatars, social shopping, digital stylists, and things we haven't even heard of are changing the face of the industry. Getting it right with innovative business models and unconventional marketing can make brands flourish (think UNIQLO) while getting it wrong with sleazy campaigns and a dysfunctional culture can make others sink (think American Apparel).
Questions answered :
How can technology enhance and accelerate fashion start-ups and companies?
What ingredients make up a successful e-commerce solution?
How does social media fit in within a fashion marketing strategy?
21st May to 1st June 2012