I’m just on the train back to London after the ResearchNext event at Microsoft Research in Cambridge and I wanted to share some initial thoughts.
The event brought together around 75 technology leaders from some of our largest clients. We wanted to reveal Microsoft’s world-leading research and open a discussion about how it can help them.
As Rob Fraser, CTO of Cloud Services, explained in his introduction it wasn’t about selling but looking far into the future. Actually much of the day had the same mind-expanding feel as a good episode of Horizon or (remember this?) Tomorrow’s World.
Some of the highlights for me were:
There were individual demo stations showing all kinds of new technology and research projects as well as breakout sessions to discuss specific topics. I went to one about ‘software for programming cells’ – actual living cells! But that’s a whole article in its own right.
We’ll share more detailed reports and links soon. If you have any questions about this event or any of the topics discussed contact us at: MS_Horizons@microsoft.com. Your email will come direct to me and a couple of colleagues and we’d love to hear from you.
by Tim Cozze-YoungAudience Marketing Manager, Microsoft Enterprise Team