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Dave Evans

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August 19, 2013

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Ask the Futurist: “How Will the Internet of Everything Help Us Manage Our Own Health?”

2 min read

In our last “Ask the Futurist” blog post, I discussed how the Internet of Everything (IoE) is working to connect doctors with their patients through electronic medical records. The subject of IoE’s role in the health care industry is a topic I am asked about often. After all, the Internet of Everything has the potential […]

August 13, 2013

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Beyond Online Classes: How the Internet of Everything Is Transforming Education

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Over the next few weeks, students will be heading back to school for the fall semester. In fact, my oldest child will be starting college for the first time, and I have another one not far behind. So naturally, I’ve been thinking about the future of education, and the opportunities and challenges 21st century technology […]

Ask The Futurist: Will the Internet of Everything Make Universal Digital Medical Records a Reality?

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Waiting rooms. Lengthy paper work. Medical bills. When you are ill, these are the last things you want to worry about. Checking in to your appointment shouldn’t take longer than your visit with the doctor, and the old paper charts just aren’t cutting it anymore. The industry has taken huge steps in moving to electronic […]

The Workplace of the Future: Connected, Collaborative, Creative

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The Internet of Everything is reshaping every aspect of our lives—including how and where we work. Think back to the 1950s, when the telephone was the only connected device in the typical office, and collaboration happened only when coworkers physically walked to a conference room for a face-to-face meeting. Today, we take for granted an […]

Ask The Internet of Everything Futurist: “When Will We Get Our Flying Cars?”

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Flying cars. Robots. Biometric devices. These are just some of the things I get to think about and research in my role as Cisco’s Chief Futurist. As the Internet of Everything continues to connect more people, process, data, and things it is exciting to think about the possibilities. Looking at life 50 years ago can […]

Moving to IPv6: Rebuilding the Heart of the Internet Without Missing a Beat

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Within the coming decade, Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) will be key to enabling 50 billion connections among people, processes, data, and things in the Internet of Everything (IoE). But how we get there from here is not a simple matter. I’m very pleased to invite Mark Townsley, Cisco Fellow and recognized industry expert on IP, […]

Reflections on Cisco Live—an Engaged, Positive View of How We Are Building the Future Together

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Last week, Cisco Live in Orlando gave me the opportunity to discuss the future of technology with a broad cross-section of business leaders and self-professed “geeks”—both in person and via social media. In my keynote on Tuesday, I outlined a vision of what life in 2023 could be like, enabled by the Internet of Everything […]

Cisco Live 2013 Shows Life in 2023, Thanks to the Internet of Everything

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It’s probably no surprise to you that my favorite part of Cisco Live is discussing future technology. This year, there are so many ways the Internet of Everything...

Making the Roads Safer Through the Internet of Everything

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Over a decade ago, I started thinking about what life would be like with connected cars. Erratic drivers, speeding tickets and unfavorable weather could be avoided while driving. I read an article recently that takes a more in-depth look at the future of connected driving titled, Big Data: When Cars Can Talk by Jeff Bertolucci […]

June 11, 2013

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

New Video Collaboration Robot: TelePresence Gets Moving

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Cisco® TelePresence® has transformed the way we collaborate—enabling immersive, face-to-face meetings at a distance, and access to remote experts anywhere in the world. What if that experience was combined with robotic technology, to give the remote user “location spontaneity”—the ability to move around a faraway space…have a chance encounter in the hallway or tour the […]

How to Wear the Internet of Everything

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“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” ― Coco Chanel I’ve always loved this quote by French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand. It reminds me of the old adage […]

Demystifying IPv6

4 min read

Version 6 of the Internet protocol (IPv6) is a key enabler of the Internet of Everything (IoE). People, data, and things all need IP addresses to connect to the Internet. But we’ve already run out of IP addresses under IPv4, which dictates almost all (98.5 percent) of Internet traffic today. Even with all of the […]

Ethernet Turns 40 — and Continues To Influence the Technology Landscape

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“The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”  – Winston Churchill It is nearly impossible – even foolish – to look ahead without looking back. Glimpses into the past can give us inspiration for new innovations and even teach us what not to do. Behind every great technological innovation […]

Connect This With That: What Is Next?

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I wonder – what will connect tomorrow? What is going to connect next? Thinking about the countless ways that different people, process, data and things will connect over upcoming years...

Weird? Or Previously Unexplored?

2 min read

A connected toothbrush that gives you a virtual checkup every time you brush – is that weird, or near-term reality? I recently came across the article “25 Weirdest Things in the ‘Internet of Things’” in InfoWorld, which focuses on the different – and what many might consider unorthodox – ways in which the Internet is […]

How to Think Like a Futurist #IoE

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Preparing for tomorrow’s panel at Fast Company’s Innovation Uncensored event in New York has been an interesting process. That’s because I’ve been asked to describe how I predict the future rather than what the future will look like. This topic caused me to focus my attention inward, rather than looking outward as I usually do. […]

#IoE: Present and Future

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    This blog was co-authored by Dave Evans and Joseph Bradley, Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG). To receive the most value from the Internet of Everything (IoE), business leaders should begin transforming their organizations based on key learnings from use cases that show how IoE works in the real world. Cisco IBSG’s Economics practice recently developed […]

Answering the Two Most-Asked Questions About the Internet of Everything #IoE

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Since Cisco began discussing the Internet of Everything (IoE) last year, two questions have arisen consistently: 1) What is the difference between IoE and the Internet of Things (IoT)? According to Cisco, IoE brings together people (humans), process (manages the way people, data, and things work together), data (rich information), and things (inanimate objects and […]

February 26, 2013

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Ushering in the New Era of Healthcare

I’m not a doctor…but I am a patient. I’m also a keen observer of the world around me—especially when it involves my health. For many healthcare professionals, I believe the recent challenges surrounding the industry have taken some of the enjoyment out of their work. Issues such as new and changing regulations, increased lawsuits, escalating […]

February 12, 2013

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Thanks to IoE, the Next Decade Looks Positively ‘Nutty’

will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas gets the Internet of Everything (IoE). “Everywhere we go in the world, the things that we come across aren’t intelligent. Like this wall that I’m looking at, it’s just separating the room from the other side. In actuality, that wall should be intelligent.” He goes on to say, “The […]

December 14, 2012

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

A Drop of Water Begins a Chain Reaction [Infographic] #TomorrowStartsHere

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A drop of water. It’s not something we spend a lot of time thinking about. A single drop by itself is not that significant. Yet, when combined with millions or even billions of other drops, it can change the face of our planet. A drop of water is a great metaphor for the Internet of […]

December 6, 2012

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Internet of Everything in Action: Today and Tomorrow #IoE

3 min read

When the history of the Internet of Everything (IoE) is written, its success or failure will be determined by answering one question. How did IoE benefit humanity? In the end, nothing else matters. With this in mind, let’s look at two examples of how IoE will benefit people, both today and tomorrow. Today—Transforming the World’s […]

November 29, 2012

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Internet of Everything: It’s the Connections that Matter #IoE [Infographic]

2 min read

It is important to understand that the real value of the Internet of Everything (IoE) lies in both the number and value of connections. To illustrate this point, consider the following scenario. When your car becomes connected to the Internet of Everything in the near future, it will simply increase the number of things on […]

November 16, 2012

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Internet of Everything: Harnessing an Exponentially More Powerful Internet #IoE [Infographic]

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As we begin the Internet of Everything (IoE) era, more attention is being focused on Metcalfe’s law—a.k.a., the “network effect”—to see if the same rules will apply.  Metcalfe’s law states that the value of a network increases proportionately to the square of the number of users. Simply put, networks become exponentially more valuable as the […]