NICE, France -- Management World 2013 -- Have you ever seen a massive queue for a Microsoft Corp. Surface RT tablet?
Then feast your eyes on the picture below, taken Tuesday at 1 p.m. local time when Microsoft began its massive tablet giveaway to every attendee at the Management World show here on the south coast of France.
As MW13 attendees queue to pick up their free tablets, at least three of them are getting their pockets picked…
The reaction so far has been very positive -- there are lots of smiling faces as people open boxes and find there really is a free tablet inside the massive box. And there's a team of Microsoft folk on hand to help show attendees get up and running.
Tomorrow will be the big test, though. Will people be using the devices around the show? Or will they have been discarded in the bars of Nice old town Tuesday evening? Whatever the outcome, Microsoft just added about 3,000 Service Provider Information Technology (SPIT) people to its Surface RT user base…
— Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.