The best TED speakers, channeling Steve Jobs, are dynamic, engaging and moving. Meanwhile, analytics technology can provide near-real-time feedback on whatever you want, including audience (dis)engagement. So why are so many tech industry events just more of the same?
Politics collided with the world of technology this year as stories about U.S. government spying stirred angst both among the country's citizens and foreign governments, and the flawed HeathCare.gov site got American health-care reform off to a rocky start. Meanwhile, the post-PC era put aging tech giants under pressure to reinvent themselves. Here in no particular order are IDG News Service's picks for the top 10 tech stories of the year.
If there's one thing there's an inexhaustible supply of it's negligence. The Big N appears everywhere and it's indefatigable. As soon as you let your guard down for a second, it jumps up, slaps you upside the head, and runs around causing chaos.
Carmine Gallo, a communications coach who has counseled many executives on how to give great presentations, examines Steve Jobs' gifted public-speaking skills and offers CIOs useful tips for their own presentations.
Being the CEO of a company worth more than US$100 billion makes a person newsworthy-especially if that CEO is Steve Jobs and that company is Apple. Maker of innovative technologies like the Macintosh, the iPod and the iPhone, Apple's reputation has also been shaped by its sometimes controversial front man, Steve Jobs.