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Social Media Breakfast: Chris Dancy

Air New Zealand hosted a Social Media Breakfast featuring Chris Dancy, the Most Connected Human on Earth, on 6th July 2014. Chris Dancy presented “Existence as a Platform,” sharing his cutting-edge insights into the future of technology and our relationship to the machines we allow to influence us.

Internet-connected clothes, watches, glasses - Kiwis are poised to add record numbers of gadgets to their networked lives, writes Rob O'Neill

George Langridge is one connected guy. Once, that would have meant he had the cellphone number of his MP, was on the local business association, and was a member of the nearby grammar school Old Boys' Association. Now, it means he has 12 devices connected to the internet - that whatever the time, wherever he goes, he is connected to the world.

Gadget Man- Chris Dancy

He's reputed to be the most digitally connected in the world. Since 2008 Chris Dancy has built his life (and his home) around digital devices - from measuring his sleep patterns, skin sensitivity, and digestion to wearing Google glasses for several hours a day.

Location Based Services Not Just for Consumers – Location as an IT Service Desk Enabler

At Interop this week I sat in a keynote where a Cisco executive explained how their location based technologies are enabling the MGM Grand resort in Las Vegas to have deeply contextualized and personalized interactions with guests in the resort. That got me thinking about location within an enterprise and, coincidentally I had a chat with Chris Dancy, blogger, raconteur and now BMC employee about the very subject. I’ve previously written a post about BMC’s MyIT product (disclosure – I recently wrote a whitepaper supported by BMC about the the organization of the future and its impact on IT). MyIT is a cross platform, cross device service that delivers all the users across an organization a personalized portfolio of products alongside support offerings. It’s the way an enterprise can give its users an app store, with the requisite checks, controls and auditing that IT demands.