A few days back I was invited to speak at the First National Conference on Ubiquitous Computing by Ms. Faryal from Newport Institute of Communications and Economics, Karachi.Leading speakers from Government, Industry & Academia including Mr. M. Sualeh Farooqui Secretary, IT Department, Govt. of Sindh; Mr. Rehan AllahwalaCEO, Super Technologies ; Prof. Dr. S. M. Aqil BurneyProf., Dept of CS, UoK and others presented in this event.
My take on the subject matter was to align the concept of mobility with ubiquitous computing where to me the real time practical implementation of this domain lies in our pockets in the form of Phones & Tablets.
I tried presenting some cool infographics which stated that the use and utilization of smartphones has almost surpassed the PC market and its around a 15 billion dollar industry led by Games and other apps.
Microsoft obviously is a key player in the game where it completes the cycle by having a single development environment enabling developers to program for Windows Phone, Windows 8 (metro style apps), Kinect for PC/XBox and obviously the Cloud Computing Platform, Windows Azure.
We are already in the era where every service and logic will reside centrally on cloud and we would be utilizing those on various interfaces through heterogeneous devices.
I would like to thank the management and team of Newport Institute for taking step forward and providing such as great learning platform and I hope this continues!