One of my favorite events of the year is Microsoft TechFest. The two-day event hosted by my colleagues at Microsoft Research opened today. As usual, I was blown away by what I saw. I can’t go into great detail, or show you any pictures. In fact, one of the exhibits (related to project Natal) was so under wraps I needed a second security check to see it.
What I can do is make some general observations about the future of IT and computing. I should also say that I tend to filter everything I see through the lens of how a particular technology might be applied to health and healthcare since that is the focus of my work at Microsoft. So, here are my observations:
OK. I know some of the above is a little vague, and purposefully so. I could tell you more, but then I’d have to kill you (or find work at another company). So let your imagination soar. After spending time at TechFest 2010, mine certainly did.
Bill Crounse, MD Senior Director, Worldwide Health Microsoft