The Human Information System: BYOD, Wearable Computing and Imperceptible Electronics


July 24, 2014


You are the greatest information system that you will manage, own, or work with. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) entered the cultural lexicon of knowledge work sometime in the 2000s. While most pundits will give you hours of debate on BYOD, it’s pointless babble. BYOD was the cultural canary in the digital coal mine. Today, in 2013, wearable computing is invading the workplace. Google Glass, Health Sensors, and every form of ambient, calm computing you can think of. Our cubes are surveillance work spaces both from above and from “within”. As we move quickly through wearable devices to a future of imperceptible devices, how do we create the greatest value for our organization given the way data affects our personal lives and culture? We will answer the following in this session: 1. What is a wearable and how will wearables transition to Imperceptibles? 2. How to use responsible bi-directional surveillance in the workplace? 3. Use cases for wearable computing in knowledge work


Chris Dancy

Chris Dancy has been engaging information systems for over 25 years, wearing as many hats as there are heads in the IT industry. He currently works as an ambassador to the future, serving the role of Data Exhaust Cartographer—he utilizes 300-700 sensors, devices, applications, and services to track, analyze, and optimize as many areas of his existence as he can think of. This quantification enables him to see the connections of otherwise invisible data, resulting in dramatic upgrades to his health, productivity, and quality of life. Chris’s name and avatar are synonymous with the future of work, edutainment, technically-enabled external evolution, and his quantified life existence. He travels extensively and speaks on these topics and more, and has been featured in TechCrunch, Wired Magazine, Bloomberg TV, NPR Radio, Mashable, The Guardian, BBC and Fox News. Chris has been called “Most connected human on Earth.”