By Abhijit Bhaduri (www.abhijitbhaduri.com)
Sensors are showing up everywhere. Fix them to any surface and they start transmitting data about location, motion, temperature and more. The flow of data once triggered is relentless. The mobile phone you carry knows your location. That in itself can create a wealth of options. You can use maps to navigate. The apps can suggest the restaurants and other events nearby. The sensors in your smartphone provide data for the apps that can help you track everything from your heartbeat to your sleep patterns, your activity levels etc. Based on that information there are providers who can send you targeted ads, suggest music and tell you where your friends are hanging out. Five major forces ie Mobile (including wearables), big data, location-based technologies, sensors and social networks will converge to drive far reaching changes even in the workplace.
Abhijit Bhaduri is the Chief Learning Officer of Wipro, author & enthusiastic enough to try anything. Is a prolific writer, speaker and blogger. Has published books like : Don’t Hire The Best & the MBA series. His works can be explored on his site http://www.abhijitbhaduri.com/