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Discover wearables at the next best conference

The wardrobe of the next generation augments the Internet of Things.

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So I am all excited about going to HP Discover 2014 in Las Vegas. Even though I love to wear business casual as much as possible, there are certain occasions where the environment sets the tone for the appropriate attire. As I gear up to present in three HP Discover Theater sessions (see below), I realize that the New Style of IT has paved the way for the wardrobe of the next generation. Join me as I consider various wearables that can change my overall experience at conferences.

Wear Your Own Devices (WYOD) is fueling the BYOD paradigm, providing humans easier options to continuously exchange information with other devices within the ecosystem of the Internet of Things (IoT).

1. Headband. As I walk around the Discover Zone, I could be wearing a brain-sensing headband that helps me do more with my mind by providing timely exercises. After all, this is the conference where I have obtained brontobytes of information in the past!

2. Augmented reality. I’ll wear glasses, through which I can see an augmented vision of the world around me, providing control over various connected devices at different venues across the globe. Who knows, I may even stroll into the Google Glasses session #DT3809.

3. Ear-mounted cameras. With so many events going on in parallel, I will take full advantage of live streaming through ear-mounted cameras that could deliver these sessions directly to me.

4. Smart clothing. Let’s face it – conferences do tend to wear one out. The time zone differences and travel can wreak havoc on the biological clock. Wearing a mood sweater with a large light up collar will provide instant insight into my mood du jour.

5. Smart shoes. I could wear shoes that can closely monitor how, and where, my feet hit the ground, identifying potential problems with my gait.

With all the walking during the conference, I might even consider wearing a fitness tracking device!

All these things – which are first-class citizens of the Internet –  give me pause as I wonder about the volume of data generated, the security concerns, the governance required, and the manner in which IT can generate tangible value for me.

Which brings me to the impact that Internet of Things is going to have on IT – voila! DT3503 session.

Perhaps I should make sure that the right infrastructure, governance, security, tools and strategy is in place to effectively process all the data generated.

Just like enterprises should do so as well.

What say you? Please stop by at the DT3503 (impact of IoT on IT). And let me and my co-presenters know. And while you are at it, please attend the DT3621 from HP Labs to hear how the appliances in our homes, and the environment around us, generate data that must be harnessed and mined across the fabric of connected devices.

I’m looking forward to other ideas about devices that could be worn at the conference!

Team up with HP Technology Expert, E.G.Nadhan

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John Dodge 1535 Points | Mon, 05/05/2014 - 13:16

Yes, it's good to learn about wearables. But what are their downsides? What are the security issues? What is the impact on human interaction? What are the major questions about them?

E.G. Nadhan 271 Points | Mon, 05/05/2014 - 13:38

All good questions, John.

Your are giving me ideas on blog posts to address each question seprately!

By the way, this is the type of content that I will be addressing in the DT3503 session on impact of IoT on IT with my co-presenters at the HP Discover conference.

Team up with HP Technology Expert, E.G.Nadhan

Connect with Nadhan on: Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Journey Blog.