Vortrag: Understanding Our Digital Universe

Die Business Informatics Group lädt mit der Fakultät für Informatik der TU Wien und der Österreichischen Computer Gesellschaft zu einem interessanten internationalen Vortrag ein.

Wann? Do, 03. Dez. 2009 von 11:00 bis 13:00 Uhr

Wo? TU Wien, Zemanek HS, Favoritenstr. 9-11,  Stiege 3, Erdgeschoß, hellgrüner Bereich

Was? Understanding Our Digital Universe: Unleashing Natural Forces

Abstract: „Our real world is rapidly  becoming digital and our digital worlds are rapidly becoming real. Ubiquitous digital worlds such as online shopping and auctions, stock and equity trading systems, electronic banking, social networks, and the e-‘s (e-government, e-health, e-commerce, e-business) contribute to our rapidly expanding Digital Universe that is as fascinating in the 21st Century as the physical universe was in the 20th Century.

Digital worlds have an enormous, and far from understood, impact on our real world and vice versa. The growth, adoption, and power of these digital worlds and the amazing opportunities and threats that they offer suggest a forthcoming Digital Industrial Revolution. The Digital Industrial Revolution, accelerated by the Web, will have far reaching effect, as did the Industrial Revolution, accelerated by printing press. Both revolutions unleashed natural social, economic, and political forces and both flattened the world through transparency and openness. But the Digital Industrial revolution, because of the  phenomena surrounding the Web and its interactions with society, is occurring at lightning speed with profound impacts on society, the  economy, politics, and more. The emergence of our Digital Universe and its impact on and potential  for our world raises the challenge to aspire to the principles of Web Science to work collaboratively across relevant disciplines to create  digital worlds that contribute to improving our world.“


Dr. Michael L. Brodie is Chief Scientist of Verizon Services Operations  in Verizon Communications, one of the world’s leading providers of communications services. Dr. Brodie works on strategic Information Technology opportunities and challenges to deliver business value from emerging technologies and practices in large-scale, distributed operational environments.“

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