Yesterday I gave a keynote at the SAIL Summer School inSantander,Spain. SAIL stands for Scalable and Adaptive Internet Solutions. It is an EU founded project with leading telecommunication operators, vendors, and research institutions aiming to develop the Networks of the Future. As they write on their homepage “Today’s Internet rests on a foundation of technology, needs and visions that emerged 40 years ago. Since then, the purpose of Internet has changed profoundly.” The purpose of the internet has definitely changed and it has definitely changed they way we act, they way we work and they way we organize everyday life and it has changed they way we do business and we will continue to see change. By the end of 2011, the number of mobile broadband subscriptions reached close to 1 billion, and is predicted to reach 5 billion in 2017 and M2M will add to this figure (source: Ericsson Traffic and Market Report June 2012). Behind these facts there are changed behaviors among individuals and it is businesses seeking new value, building on the network.

My speech was about the Networked Society, a changing world, empowered individuals, expanding businesses and global challenges. Find my slides at: http://www.slideshare.net/mikaeleb

Links
http://www.sail-project.eu/
http://www.ericsson.com/traffic-market-report