Just spent 4 days at GTEC.
The Canadian Federal Government Technology Exhibition & Conference 2012.
Interesting, but not provocative enough for me.
BMO & former Clerk of the Privy Council, Kevin Lynch delivered a derivative of his productivity speech.
Relevant, insightful, sort of.
But didn’t mention the impact of ‘socializing’ the business of government as a transformational impact on productivity.
Afterward, a Deloitte talking head dissected why productivity and Canadian SMEs (small medium enterprises) don’t grow, but get bought up.
He said maybe its because we aren’t creative enough – merging the arts and the sciences/businesses in education.
Come to my house where that argument has been put on the table for years.
(As part of Take Your Child to Work Today, Child #1 who runs his own on-line business went to the GTEC event and was intrigued. He now wants an arts degree + and MBA to help save Canada’s future.)
And Dr. Bernie Meyerson, IBM Innovation VP – of the Bronx & Hurricane Sandy survivor – talked about data and the future.
He bluntly said that Canada’s health care records, across the country, are an amazing repository for knowledge and worthy of investment by IBM – a private company – into a public resource.
Big data, big results.
The message was simple.
Canada has an amazing chance to leap-frog into the 22nd century.
Forget about web and workplace 2.0.
Connected in ways that are unimaginable.
Everything goes back to жаба.