Sessions at Digital Shoreditch Festival 2012 of type Expert about Emerging Technology

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Thursday 24th May 2012

  • PixelPin "Pictures replace Passwords"

    by Brian Taylor

    If you have ever had problems in remembering your password you will know how annoying it can be. PixelPin is an innovative new approach to mobile and web security using pictures instead of alphanumeric passwords. Questions answered : Rather than type in a password you select points (passpoints) on a personal picture. The PixelPin approach makes remembering a lot easier, it's more secure than using a PIN or an alphanumeric password, and eliminates phishing. There are real advantages when you are on a mobile or tablet device that does not have a keyboard. It's a lot quicker and does not suffer from the auto-correct problems you can find on these devices.

    At 10:33am to 10:36am, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

Tuesday 29th May 2012

  • Bridging the physical and virtual worlds, thanks to the mobile contactless technologies

    by Damaris Homo

    Who has never given up on looking for specific information on the internet because it took too long to find out? Even if we know that the information is available somewhere, it's often tough to find it at the very moment we need it, and most of all in a mobility context. With contactless technologies, a new area of services is possible, using NFC tags and mobile phones: by simply tapping a tag that can be displayed everywhere (street furniture, bus stops, store's window...), users get access to the specific content they want in the right time and at the right place they need it. Connecthings NFC software platform is licensed to any customers who want to bridge their physical world - POS, cities, museum, home - to digital contextual services using mobile phones' screen and connectivity. The session presents how transport companies, museums, brands, who seek to deliver contextual and profile-based information to their audience, can make it happen by creating easy access to their services through the implementation of NFC tags. Questions answered : How to deliver the right information, at the right place in the right time to the right audience? How to turn traditional and day-to-day life objects into something interactive and innovative to engage the audience? How to make cities smarter thanks to digital tools such as NFC tags?

    At 11:45am to 11:55am, Tuesday 29th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • The Shape Shifters - blending virtual / physical bodies

    by Ghislaine Boddington

    An input on the evolution of multi-identity through telepresence, immersion and mobility plus launch of new website showing project works using remote connectivity and blended virtual / physical space Questions answered : How do we use remote connectivity in a more intuitive way to enhance communications at a distance for the work place of the future? What are the possible future scenarios for share space through connectivity and virtual physical blending ? How do we envisage a future world of work using collective collaborations through blended virtual and physical space?

    At 4:25pm to 4:45pm, Tuesday 29th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • Build and Run a Business in The Human Cloud

    by Kjetil Olsen

    The global office revolution has arrived. For employers, the days of sitting back and waiting for perfect candidates to walk in are over. Kjetil Olsen, VP Europe of Elance, the world's leading platform for online work, will discuss the wide range of cloud-based tools and online services that can help startups reduce overhead and maximise their growth potential

    Questions answered :
    Through this presentation the audience will get a taste of the what the human cloud is, how they can take advantage of it when building and running their startup, which jobs and roles they can source for and work with online, what the benefits are, some examples of virtual and hybrid organizations and how they easily can get started with in the human cloud.

    At 5:40pm to 5:50pm, Tuesday 29th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

Thursday 31st May 2012

  • More than just fun

    by Phil Stuart

    Games can do much more than just entertain. This Micro-talk highlights the power of 'games with purpose' and how they can be used to engage audiences on subjects like death, drug-addition and mental health.

    At 11:50am to 12:05pm, Thursday 31st May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • The Next Great Industry to Be Disrupted by The Internet - Televison

    by Richard Kastelein

    A Headline I have been waiting for: "Future TV Disruption - Forbes says it's Worth Half a Trillion Dollars For Internet Companies". The intersection (media convergence) of TV, Gaming, Social, and the Web is the space that I work and love to revel in. And am happy to share my thoughts. From Apple TV to Zeebox - Connected TV to Social TV - there's massive changes on the horizon. How can tech startups participate in the some 200 billion pounds in global TV ad spend that coming up for grabs?

    Questions answered :
    What is the next big thing? How will TV and the Internet intersect? What's Connected or Smart TV? What's Social TV? What's Multiplatform Engagement? What's Transmedia? What are TV Apps?

    At 4:40pm to 4:50pm, Thursday 31st May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

Friday 1st June 2012

  • Who called the cab? Or how apps change the everyday

    by Ilia Uvarov and James Temple

    Who called the cab? Or how apps change the everyday. As technology becomes friendlier and easier to use, new opportunities (and unexpected challenges) arise. This talk is about how apps connect us in new liberating ways. It will focus on: - How apps disrupt barriers (Hailo) - How apps change behaviors - How apps connect disparate ecosystems (O2 Priority Moments case study)

    Questions answered :
    How apps disrupt barriers (Hailo) - How apps change behaviors - How apps connect disparate ecosystems (O2 Priority Moments case study)

    At 10:35am to 10:55am, Friday 1st June

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

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