Thinking Anew

Will You Love Me Tomorrow

Crystal ball insights into tomorrow?

Is this a lasting treasure, or just a moment’s pleasure?

~ Will You Love Me Tomorrow. The Shirelles.

As a technologist, we are constantly bombarded with buzzwords and terms like blockchain, IoT, AI, machine learning, quantum computing, and so much more! I love buzzwords, and wholeheartedly enjoy deciphering the future of technology and work. Hence, for the last few years, I have been a proud member of the committee that peruses and selects abstracts for the Kscope Emerging Technology (ET) track. For next year’s Kscope22, I am honoured to be leading the team that will help select a series of sessions that are visionary, and hopefully, give us guidance on what to expect in the years ahead.

For the last few Kscopes, ET sessions generally fell under this selection criteria:

  1. About the following subject(s):
    • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    • Blockchain
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Serverless Computing
    • Chatbots
  2. Involve Oracle technology

Today, many of these exciting technologies have gone mainstream, and so, we have decided to give the ET track a facelift. For next year’s conference, we have decided to focus on new subject areas. They are:

  • AI Engineering
  • AIOps
  • Digital Twins
  • Distributed Cloud
  • General Advancements in Technology
  • Hyperautomation
  • Internet of Behaviours
  • Next-Generate Security
  • Quantum Computing
  • Sustainability
  • Total Experience

You can find this list and a brief description of each theme here.

I should also emphasize that the use of Oracle technology is NOT required. Sure it would be nice that it does, but it is important that we look beyond our comfort zones. If you are not an Oracle professional but have something novel to share, then I strongly encourage you to submit an abstract. This is also a great opportunity for researchers, post-docs, and post-graduate students to share your research. Getting a talk accepted means a FREE ticket (air tickets and luxurious accommodation are not included) to attend one of the top tech conferences in the world. And for those of you who are, go through your address books and LinkedIn connections lists, and spread the word. Invite a luminary to join us in Texas next year! Or, if you prefer, you may send me suggestions via Twitter.

Stay healthy and enjoy this rendition of the song Will You Love Me Tomorrow by one of my favourite songwriters, Carole King.

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