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Future Friday: How the Internet of Things will change the news business
Fri. 4 November 2016, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm AEDT
We can already ask our houses for the headlines, and soon we’ll charge our phones on our T-shirts. Our public infrastructure is all being relabeled “smart” and is collecting and sending data about its experience to computers and people for analysis. Everything will be wired. What will we do with all the data?
This is the Internet of Things, and it is already transforming how we live — including how we cover, produce and consume the news. Ex-News Corp exec Stuart Waite will give us the skinny on the landscape of IoT, where he’s a startup advisor and investor. He’ll be in conversation with Michael Janda, senior digital business reporter at the ABC and a Walkley Trustee.
Come wrap up your week with drinks, snacks, networking and this super-smart conversation at our place!
Arrive at 5pm for a 5.30pm-6.30pm talk with Q&A and schmoozing afterward.
Stuart Waite is a startup investor, mentor and digital transformation expert. He’s focused on the strategic direction and delivery of innovative products to a multitude of platforms across Mobile, Web, TV and the Internet of Things.
With 20 plus years working in digital media he has developed a finely tuned sense of how best to build teams and implement digital transformation in businesses that are struggling to adapt to the disruption around them.
He’s at the forefront of digital innovation and product design whose strategies and concepts are delivering the next generation of user experiences, engagement, business models, and content distribution.
Michael Janda, senior digital business reporter, has worked at the ABC for more than eight years across online, radio and television news and current affairs. He started out as the national broadcaster’s inaugural business and finance cadet in 2008 which, in a stroke of luck, was probably the best year to cover economics and the markets since 1929. For most of his time at the ABC, Michael has been responsible for editing the business news web page, as well as writing much of its content. However, he is also a regular analysis contributor, and has worked as a reporter and producer for The Business and as a business and economics reporter for PM, The World Today and AM.