Wouldn't it be cool if you could create an app that helps you ace your next test or make that perfect stock buy? Dreaming up and then creating the next great app may be simpler than you think. In this session, Phil McKinney, chief technology officer of HP's Personal Systems Group and contributing columnist at Forbes, shares how the barrier to creating killer apps is coming down, and reveals his "wish list" of apps that he hopes will be an inspiration to the DIY community.
Phil McKinney is President and CEO of CableLabs. In this capacity he heads the research and development organization responsible for charting the cable industry’s technology and innovation roadmap.
Prior to joining CableLabs, he was the vice president and chief technology officer of the $40 billion (FY12) Personal Systems Group at HP. He was responsible for long-range strategic planning, research and development (R&D) and product roadmaps for the company’s PC product lines, including mobile devices, notebooks, desktops and workstations. In addition, McKinney was founder and leader of HP’s Innovation Program Office (IPO). The IPO was chartered to identify, incubate and launch adjacent and fundamentally new technologies, products and services that would become the future growth engines for HP.
Recently (February 2012), Phil released his first book on innovation and personal creativity titled Beyond The Obvious, published by Hyperion. The book is available in hardcover, digital and audio formats. The book will soon be available in Russian, Chinese, Portuguese (Brazil), Korean and Japanese.