This week I was up in Newcastle attending Thinking Digital a cracking digital conference/experience “for those who have a desire to learn”. The diversity of speakers and topics were fantastic from the Chief Information Office of the HMRC right through to Jonathan O’Halloran who is striving to develop a hand held device that decodes pathogens in 20 mins rather than in several weeks. Jonathan’s session made me feel that there are people out there striving to make a difference in the digital world and I found it very inspiring. His plan is to create a device that can end epidemics and pandemics of viruses like malaria and inluenza.
There were so many interesting sessions on the future of digital but one of the magic moments for me was this little beauty of a clip that the conference speaker shared. I think it’s fair to say that at a serious digital conference this video could have gone down either way but I felt it was a work of genius see what you think.