Probably having survived a happy night out with all other official bloggers at NEXT, I will hopefully appear in time after a good breakfast (don’t you dare letting me down, hotel…) for the first session I want to see:
11am The personal data economy – and what it all means
Since I started working at Twingly a bigger part of not only the professional life started happening online. I really cannot tell you with how many sites I signed up since then, I only know that my Google-results get less digitally active friends go like “Wow, didn’t know you are that active online! Incredible what one finds out about you! And you even blog!!” (yeah, even that, guess what… 😉 ). Yet I am not afraid of people finding out about me on the net, simply since I know that if someone really wants to know more about you, they will do. Regardless how much you share on the web. Anyway, looking forward to this session about personal data online, with “secure” shop logins and what else there might be to come. Our life will be increasingly digital, whether we like it or not – personally I can see this development in comparison to my parents. Both over 70, they never ordered anything on the web, no trips, books or DVDs. Totally alien to them, yet I wouldn’t know what to do without it. Lots of facets this topic has!
13:30 Data vs Creativity? Bullshit!
This is the one I will most likely listen to – if I don’t take a panel-break and meet people instead. Why this panel? Well, I’d agree that one does absolutely not exclude the other. Often it is when looking at the raw material that one gets inspired to create things. No matter whether it is data or knitting material.
15:30 Buttons, Behavious, Robots and Toys. What happens when we put data in things
Finally – this seems to be a proper inspiring session with lots of geek shit! Just the right thing for finishing a day and get home with new inspiration! Even though this isn’t the last session of the day. But for me it might be, since I’d like to take the opportunity to talk to a lot of people as well!
Then I will have a lot of time to spend, since I will also take the night train back to Sweden! Departure some time after 10pm, if I remember correctly…
So maybe there are some of you still hanging out and about I could join?