I may not be a brilliant technologist or anything, but a love of problem-solving is something I think I have in common with IT geniuses. Isn’t that what IT is all about? In simplest terms, technology is about finding faster, better, and more efficient ways to solve problems. It’s what motivates most IT professionals to get out of bed in the morning—that, and their smartphone app which gently wakes them between sleep cycles based on the optimal human sleeping pattern. I think you get my point. Thanks to technology, people have come a long way in resolving life’s little issues—like how to save money on car insurance in 15 minutes or less.
I had the honor of catching up with some of the best problem solvers out there at the PDS 2012 Tech Conference. This annual two-day event brought together hundreds of IT professionals in Milwaukee for networking and collaborating. The overarching theme was all about interactive problem-solving; you know, lots of talk about solving the problems of today to move into tomorrow. It was a great chance to get some pointers—for free—so I was taking notes.
I got to listen in on keynote speakers, take part in strategy sessions, and meet some very interesting attendees. Overall, it’s all about finding ways we can work together better—whether it’s saving bunches of money on car insurance or being up and ready for action thanks to an ingenious alarm app.blog comments powered by Disqus