Cisco’s VP of Global Innovations Practice and one of Cisco’s top technology visionaries Rick Hutley will be coming to Grass Valley tomorrow for a discussion of technology that is solving human needs today and technology trends that will change the world. Hutley says the workplace of the future is one example as it will be less about a “place” and more about “work through collaboration.”
“Corporations are also looking at a new workforce, if you will, that’s coming in and saying ‘I work differently’ to you. ‘I don’t want to work 9 to 5. I can be much more productive if you let me do what I need to do, when I need to do it and with the tools that I’m comfortable with.”
Hutley also talks of a Cisco product called Telepresence which allows doctors from anywhere around the world to examine and treat patients, And he says The Cloud will change the model of how we share information by putting it in a place where it can be accessed from anywhere in the world on any devise and shared with other people.
“I don’t have to worry about sending it to them. I simply give them the right to access it and then they can access it from anywhere in the world using any device. That opens up enormous opportunities both for companies and individuals because now we can collaborate together much more effectively than ever before.”
The Tech Forum with guest speaker Rick Hutley is presented by The Sierra Economics and Science Foundation as a fundraiser for Tech Test, an annual merit scholarship exam for Nevada County’s technology bound high school juniors and seniors. The Tech Forum with Rick Hutley is unfortunately sold out but anyone interested in more can listen to a podcast interview with the Cicsco visionary on the KNCO website, KNCO.com, under podcasts, other interviews, and then click on KNCO interviews.