Keynotes & General Sessions

Live! 360 Keynote: There’s No Future in the Past: A Critique of Conventional Thinking on the Radical Changes in Our Industry


8:00am - 9:00am

Level: Everyone

Billy Hollis

XAML Slinger

The cloud, touch, mobile devices, modern apps, new platforms… only once in a generation do we see change so vast it affects everything we do. Pundits and gurus come forth to guide us through the change, confidently assuring us that they know the right path. But do they? In this keynote, Billy Hollis casts a critical eye on current conventional wisdom about this thundering wave of change. He embraces a vision of a more diverse future for our industry, filled with opportunity but requiring us to rethink almost every process and best practice we've ever learned. He'll talk about how the cloud will likely lead to changes in agile processes, and how it will drive radically new platforms for development. He'll offer a contrary view on the evolution of user experience, interaction technologies, devices, and user interface technology stacks. And he'll give you some advice on how to evaluate your own role in the unfolding, open-ended future of software development.