Looking forward to 2010

It seems clear that 2009 will be looked back on by future historians as a watershed year for tech. It was the year that Twitter conquered the world, that Facebook dominated media and that Google made significant strides towards becoming the operating system of the internet.

But what’s also clear is that, to coin an old phrase, we ain’t seen nothing yet. As a new decade dawns we’ll see all this change come into focus and new changes on the horizon. As I write, the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is showcasing a wide array of new and not-so-new technologies that may go mainstream in 2010, from 3D TVs to Slate PCs.

It’s not yet clear whether 2010 will be the Year of Mobile, the Year of the Tablet, or something as yet unforeseen. But one thing is for sure – it’s going to be a time of extraordinary change.

I can’t wait to see what’s in store. January is a great time for looking forward, and I’m particularly excited about the first Digital Breakfast I’m organising in my new role as Training Consultant for the APA. On January 26th we’ll be discussing the digital focus in 2010. The agenda will include  presentations from high profile speakers in the online, mobile and marketing industries, with the opportunity to discuss the digital trends with some of the country’s sharpest minds. It’s open to members and non-members, so if you’re interested in joining us, check out the APA Digital Breakfast information page, or email me for more information.