Take-aways from #CU11

Just waiting for the next flight after flying up to Brisbane after Connecting Up Australia yesterday – good old fog (the cloud is everywhere!) meaning I’ve some time to collect my thoughts from the conference.

That’s my second CUA and both have been eye-opening on the clear desire for innovation in Australian NFP technology – everyone there is looking ahead and trying to make sense of what’s clearly going to be very different from what’s gone before, looking for the big opportunities that are going to fall out.

My presentation was about buckling up for coming revolution and it was great to see it was standing room only! There’s no doubt in my mind that over the next 3 or 4 years we’re going to see a complete shift in the software market just as we have in the mobile market – the current ‘big’ names will go the way of Nokia having missed the massive shift in technology. Unless of course they can reinvent themselves, time will tell.

It was good to spend a bit of time talking with CUA CEO Doug Jacquier; like the rest of us he’s actively looking at how his organisation fits into this new world and seeing where the most value can be added. The great thing for end-user organisations is this shift in technology allows the likes of us and CUA to move up the value chain so we can focus our energies on more important things that making the basics function.

OK, sun’s up, fog hasn’t got long left! Can’t wait until next CU11, wonder what the technology world will look like…exciting times! :)

About appiBoss

Founder & CEO of appiChar Aus, founder & chairman of appiChar UK.
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2 Responses to Take-aways from #CU11

  1. Shai Coggins says:

    Thank you so much for your post and for your support & enthusiasm for the Connecting Up conference this year (& even the next one!). And, congrats on a successful SRO presentation.

    The cloud is certainly on everyone’s mind! And yes, I think for a lot of folks in the sector, it’s uncomfortable, scary, and exciting all at the same time. It will be interesting to see what the next year will bring. Again, thanks and I hope you had good, safe flight back.

  2. Ben Teoh says:

    Hi Ian,

    Thanks for all your input into the conference. I couldn’t make it to your sessions, but if the #CU11 Twitter stream is anything to go by, it sounds like you had some lively discussions happening.

    Well done, and thanks again!

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