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UKSG 2013 Conference


Brian Kelly facilitated a greakout session on Spotting Tomorrow's Key Technologies at the UKSG 2013 Conference. The conference was from 8-10th April 2013 at the Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth.

The workshop session took place from 16.00-16.45 on Monday 8th April and was repeated at 14.30-15.15 on Tuesday 9th April 2013.


In this session Brian Kelly will introduce a methodology which is being used by the JISC Observatory which can help to identify 'weak signals' for technologies which may have an impact on the sector, as well as 'strong signals' which may make it difficult for emerging technologies to become embedded. The audience will have an opportunity to apply the methodology across a variety of emerging technologies.


[MS PowerPoint 97/2000 format]

Note that this presentation is also available on the Slideshare repository and embedded below.

Spotting Tomorrow's Key Technologies from Brian Kelly

Also note that a video recording of the session is available on YouTube and embedded below.

Note that an additional copy of the slides has been uploaded to the UKSG Slideshare account.


Biographical Details

Brian KellyBrian works for the JISC-funded Innovation Support Centre (ISC) at UKOLN, University of Bath. His responsibility is to advise the UK's higher and further community on ways of maximising the potential of the Web.

Brian's work activities includes participation in the JISC Observatory project which helps to identify emerging technological developments. Brian presented a paper on "What Next for Libraries? Making Sense of the Future" at the EMTACL (Emerging Technologies in Academic Libraries) 2012 conference in Trondheim, Norway which summarised the work of the JISC Observatory.

In addition to his invited presentation in Norway, Brian has also given invited presentations at international conferences in Sweden, Taiwan, Singapore and Australia.

Brian makes extensive use of social media to support his professional activities. His UK Web Focus blog was launched in 2006 and he has published over 1,400 posts since then. His blog is complemented by his @briankelly Twitter account. He also occasionally still uses email!