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BCR070: part one of an interview with David Boloker, CTO Emerging Internet Technologies, IBM

BCR070: part one of an interview with David Boloker, CTO Emerging Internet Technologies, IBM

by Lee Hopkins on November 17, 2010 · 1 comment

in bcr pod/vidcast,podcasting

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Updated 20Nov2010: videos added

Regular readers of this humble blog first met David back nearly four years ago, when David and I met in a little office in IBM’s premises in Adelaide. Since then we’ve kept in regular contact – principally because we share a fondness for photography and fine wine.

We figured it was about time we did a ‘State of the (Future) Union’ again, so here is part one of what will probably be a two-part interview (it could turn out to be a three or more part series, depending on where we meander to).

In this first part of the interview David and I discuss how mobile technology has and will continue to drive internet development, how CSS technology will continue to revolutionise cross-platform delivery of content to include older-style mobile phones, and how Qantas is looking in the US at the moment.

There’s also discussion around a huge medical research project that David and his team are involved in (sorry, no links can be provided see videos below), and why he has spent the last couple of years focusing on integrating technology via different platforms to create true collaboration, even on a smart phone.


At a shade under 45 minutes long the podcast is a roller-coaster of an Ideas-fest ride with a man whose brain is much larger than mine and whose crystal ball is unerringly accurate (he even predicted the lack of interest that corporations would show in Second Life and virtual worlds, despite his employer making a big splash in them).

So sit back, throw around some Norwegian pine scatter cushions and relax as David attempts to make sense of the dizzying world of a futurist technologist.

Direct link to podcast: http://media.libsyn.com/media/leehopkins/bcr070.mp3

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