Industry Talk: The Fourth Industrial Revolution & Datacom
4th Aug 2017 2:10pm-3:10pm
Presenter/Speaker: Nick Pickering, General Manager, Software and Integration
The 4th industrial revolution is here across AI, IoT, machine learning & augmented reality to name just a few. The talk covers current & future trends, what Datacom are doing about it, how we are going about it, but more importantly, why we are doing it. Nick covers the rate of change in technology over the last 20 years & his reflections on the skills that have enabled him to work across 5 countries finding fulfilling jobs ranging from designing avionics on the Eurofighter aircraft, building a military laser strike equivalent for soldiers and tanks, transforming Air NZ’s customer experience, to his current role at Datacom as an entrepreneur leading a team of 50 bright technologists.
Nick’s a proven technology leader who’s passionate about building teams and solving business problems through the smart application of technology. Nick started his career at 16 as a mechanical engineer working on the Hawk aircraft (aka Red Arrows), did a Systems Engineering Masters at Loughborough University in the UK and for many years designed avionic systems on the Eurofighter aircraft, before finding a passion for the faster paced world of IT.