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  1. IBM Academic Initiative :Skills for a Smarter Planet John Schilt Manager, IBM Academic Initiative Smarter Planet Presentation University of Western Sydney September 13, 2011

  2. Smarter Planet Skills T Shaped Skills Soft Skills Specific Skills Topics • Tools and Resources • developerWorks • My developerWorks • Academic Initiative • Cloud Resources 3 1 2 4 Skills for a Smarter Planet

  3. The world is connectedECONOMICALLY. SOCIALLY. TECHNICALLY. We are experiencing the reality of global integration. A series of shocks: Plus rapidly evolving and ongoing significant trends:

  4. …because intelligence is being infused into the way the world works. Our world is becoming INSTRUMENTED. Our world is becoming INTERCONNECTED. Virtually all things, processes and ways of working are becoming INTELLIGENT.

  5. 1 billion 85% 30 billion We now have the ability to measure, sense and monitor the condition of almost everything. 30 billion RFID tags are embedded into our world and across entire ecosystems. There are more than 1 billion camera phones in existence. Nearly 85% of new automobiles contain event data recorders. Instrumented Interconnected Intelligent

  6. People, systems and objects can communicate and interact with each other in entirely new ways. 2 billion 4 billion 1 trillion There are an estimated 2 billion people on the internet. There are an estimated 4 billion mobile phone subscribers worldwide. Soon, there will be 1 trillion connected devices in the world, constituting an “internet of things.” Instrumented Interconnected Intelligent

  7. We can now respond to changes quickly and accurately, and get better results by predicting and optimizing for future events. 15 petabytes 1 petaflop 1 square kilometer Every day, 15 petabytes of new information are being generated. This is 8x more than the information in all U.S. libraries. Scientists are working to prevent influenza pandemics by modeling the viruses with a supercomputer that can operate at one petaflop, or one quadrillion operations per second. New analytics enable high-resolution weather forecasts for areas as fine as 1 to 2 square kilometers. Instrumented Interconnected Intelligent

  8. + + = An opportunity to think and act in new ways.

  9. Source : IBM Economists survey 2009 ; n=480 Why do this ?

  10. Government Services Smarter cities are working to infuse intelligence into each of their core systems. Transportation Public Safety Education Energy and Utilities Healthcare Telecommunications

  11. Smarter transportation: An opportunity to improve the transit experience, reduce congestion and encourage a modal shift among users In one section of Los Angeles, looking for parking generated the equivalent of 38 trips around the world, burned 47,000 gallons of gas, emitted 730 tons of carbon dioxide in 1 year ! Congested roadways cost $78 billion annually in the form of 4.2 billion lost hours and 2.9 billion gallons of wasted gas.

  12. The Innovation: A smart toll system uses cameras and sensors positioned throughout the city, along with a central computing system that processes vehicle identification data, to charge drivers varying rates depending on the time of day. Smarter transportation: Influence traffic patterns and increase use of public transportation Embed transponders in vehicles. The Benefits: • Less traffic • Lower emissions • Increased city revenue • Greater use of public transit • Increased roadway safety Record license plate numbers, time of day and toll rates. Process data and charge drivers accordingly.

  13. Smarter transportation: Client transformations Stockholmimplemented an intelligent toll system in the city center, which resulted in 20% less traffic, 40% lower emissions and 40,000 additional users of the public transportation system. To encourage citizens to use multiple modes of transportation and make it easier to align the cost of transit with its impact on the environment, the Singapore Land Transport Authority implemented fare management with smart cards that can be used to pay for buses, trains, taxis, road-use charging and parking.

  14. Smarter energy and utilities : transformations CenterPoint Energy in Houston is installing over 2 million smart meters and in some cases an energy controller for household devices. Homeowners will be able to access their usage information in home displays or on a personal website to make smarter consumption decisions. DONG Energy in Denmark installed monitoring devices across their distribution network. The increased insight into the grid’s performance will potentially lessen outage times by up to 50% and reduce maintenance investments by up to 90%.

  15. Smarter healthcare: Client Transformations A regional healthcare provider in France, created a regional information communication and management solution that improved the efficiency of patient care, reduced the risk of medical error and improved emergency response coordination. A public healthcare organization, Servicio Extremeño de Saludin Spain, has built a regionally integrated system that lets patients go to many health centers within the region, knowing a doctor there can have the patients’ complete, up-to-date records for faster and more accurate treatment.

  16. Smarter education: Client transformations A leading research group at a prestigious university in Massachusetts obtains the powerful computing environment it needs when it leverages the IBM-powered World Community Grid to perform its innovative energy research.. North Carolina State University provides computing lab resources to schools and colleges throughout the state via a central service. Students, faculty and teachers are able to receive a customized image of the content and applications to meet their learning needs.

  17. Our world is becoming … INSTRUMENTED We now have the ability to measure, sense and see the exact condition of everything. INTERCONNECTED People, systems and objects can communicate and interact with each other in entirely new ways. INTELLIGENT We can respond to changes quickly and accurately, and get better results by predicting and optimizing for future events. WORKFORCE TRANSPORTATION SUPPLY CHAIN FACILITIES MANUFACTURING IT CUSTOMERS

  18. The world is SMALLER. The world is FLATTER. The world is about to get a whole lot SMARTER.

  19. Skills • T – shaped skills • Soft Skills • Technical Skills

  20. T-Shaped Skills

  21. What are T – Shaped skills ? • Complimentary skills • Project Management • Business / Management • Accounting / Finance • Politics • Selling • Legal • Specific Skills • Deep • Technical • Specific to trade or profession • Certification • Professional recognition What shape are you ?

  22. T – Shaped skills What shape are you ? Very narrow specialisation No specialty ? What are the risks ? Opportunities ?

  23. Soft Skills It’s about Aptitude As well as Attitude • Communication • Presentation • Leadership / Teaming • Persistence • Passion • Longing for learning • Confidence (*) • Listening • Ability to accept feedback • Organisation • Selling / Negotiation “Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished with passion” Hegel, 1770. 1831 (the what and the how)

  24. Technical Skills What are the right skills for this economy ? Too generic Well balanced Too technical

  25. Technology – Alphabet Soup PHP .NET Java JEE XML HTML DHTML XHTML Ruby on Rails PERL Python CSS USB 3.0 W3 RDBMS Web Services ReSTFul Services Open Source FOSS Linux IDE DHCP, DNS Frameworks MVC Cloud Computing Software as a Service Platform as a Service IP V6 ERP SCM Web 2.0, Web 3.0 VOIP Javascript AJAX • Always need to be in the know – • be aware of what is happening in your industry, in your area of expertise.

  26. Programming Skills – Java vs .NET

  27. Jobs at (12/9/2011) (*) 26 February, 2010)

  28. Technical Skills Whatever you decide, remember to develop a range of skills • … improve your chances of • Getting a job • Earning a good living, getting ahead in life • Developing a career • Open to opportunities

  29. Additional Resources • developerWorks • developerWorks Communities • IBM Academic Initiative • Coming soon : Academic Skills Cloud • Coming soon : JazzHub

  30. developerWorks:IBM’s community of developers, IT Professionals, & students • What we offer • IBM developerWorks is the destination on the web for developers and IT professionals to stay on the cutting edge and develop their skills on open standards technologies and IBM products. • Delivers the deep technical code, content, and community you need and depend on to get answers to your tough technical questions. • Delivers unparalleled content in over 4 languages, including articles, tutorials, demos, events and more. Key Statistics: Over 1M skill activities per year 34 industry awards Serves 200 countries 4 local language sites

  31. developerWorks Communities… a professional network and knowledge base that connects the developer community worldwide to share and collaborate Join today! • Start an activity • Track bookmarks • Contribute to a wiki • Listen to a podcast • Write a blog entry • Post to forums • Build a profile • Add comments • Personalize My home • Connect with colleagues • Join or create a group • Tag, rate & recommend content developerWorksCommunitiess on b IBM Lotus connections. Shortened url :

  32. IBM Academic Initiative Software Downloads Courseware Technical skills development Access to virtual servers (z, p) SSME Cloud Computing Student portal / certification Student opportunity system My developerWorks Academic Skills cloud

  33. smarter planet smarter planet Academic Initiative smarter planet Introduction Primary Themes Skills, Courseware Industry Solutions SOA BPM Large Systems Software Development SSME Social Software Security Information on Demand Service Management Smart Work INSTRUMENTED Dynamic Infrastructure Green & Beyond INTERCONNECTED New Intelligence INTELLIGENT Strategic Context Architecture Solutions Required Skills Goal IBM Academic Initiative : Skills for a smarter planetBringing it all together Let’s Build a smarter planet