Daniel Eckert

Daniel Eckert

Dan is a managing director with PwC’s Advisory practice and CTO for PwC’s Emerging Technology Group. He has 25 years of IT experience between industry and consulting. He has a deep understanding of application integration, reference architecture, web performance architecture, enterprise document and web content management, collaboration, and is one of the PwC’s leaders in mobile device technology. Dan attended DePaul University in Chicago with a focus on computer science and enterprise architecture. He also has his Journeyman Computer Engineer Certification from the US Government.

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How sensors are changing the game

The sensor technology that helps athletes avoid injury and improve performance can bring benefits to the enterprise.

AI is the new electricity

Six reasons why artificial intelligence is a lot like electricity, starting with, ‘You plug it in – and it works.’

What emerging technology should we invest in?

How to assess emerging technologies to know if they’re worthwhile investments for your company.

3 big emerging technology themes from CES 2016

How will three major themes that prevailed at CES 2016 impact your organization’s technology strategy?

EmTech 2015 conference highlights

The EmTech 2015 conference showcased emerging technologies you might soon see in a range of industries.

3 key hurdles hampering the Internet of Things

We explore three big issues that are keeping the internet of things from truly taking off.

4 key takeaways from MakerCon for corporations

MakerCon reminds corporations how makers in their ranks can help them accelerate the pace of innovation.

Digital spaghetti: What happens when emerging technology meets the hype cycle

How to separate hype from reality about emerging technologies: internet if things, wearables, and context-aware computing.

Mobile apps vs. the mobile web: Is this the argument mobile developers should be discussing?

The mobile apps vs. mobile web argument distracts us from what’s important: delivering custom, context-aware services.

Bring Your Own Cloud—Another BYOD in the Making?

As personal smartphones, tablets and other devices continue to penetrate the enterprise, another new phenomenon is emerging with the potential to disrupt existing IT architectures: Bring Your Own Cloud (or BYOC). Like the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) concept before it, BYOC refers to the increasing use of personal third-party cloud storage and application services by employees in the enterprise. Many of these services are already familiar to us—Apple iCloud, Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive and Microsoft SkyDrive, to name a few. What’s new, however, is the blurring between personal and business activities on these platforms. In a recent survey, 75% of U.S. consumers said they planned to use a personal cloud service in the near future, and 72% said they planned to use it to store both work and personal documents. To users, the benefits of BYOC are compelling: The ability to access files and tools seamlessly from any device or location Data backup in the background without the need for configuration or disruption to their workflow Nominal cost or free While for businesses, BYOC presents its share of risk too: Loss of data security and control and many points of vulnerability Cloud “sprawl”— when employees are not using …

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Chris Curran

Principal and Chief Technologist, PwC US Tel: +1 (214) 754 5055 Email

Vicki Huff Eckert

Global New Business & Innovation Leader Tel: +1 (650) 387 4956 Email

Pierre-Alain Sur

US Technology Industry Leader Tel: +1 (646) 471 6973 Email