Stephen Collins – Pushing the software boundaries out

I could sit down for a week and I could design and dream up and perfect collaboration tool. I’m sure you would have a list very similar. It would have chat, it would have creating documents, it would have calendars, it would have messaging, it would have blogging-type tools, it would have document-building tools. It would have all these things in it and sure all the things like Jive and SharePoint, and all these things. They all do these but they do it based on what we’ve done for the last 20 years. Not a really open — there’s no rules.

So yes, if we can push out the boundaries of where we imagine a calendar or a document or a messaging platform or whatever; if we push the boundaries out in terms of imagining what those things do, I think that’s what we need to try. Try a new way of getting people to understand when their appointments are. Sure, we tied into date and times and you’d have to present it on a calendar. But imagine if it was, the way you could do it was create it on your collaboration platform and your phone syncs and your Gmail syncs and whatever your corporate calendar is syncs.

And sometime in the future your Internet connected car knows that at 9:00 you’ve got an appointment. And you get into the car in the morning at half past eight to drive to work and it says, hey you’ve got an appointment. You need to take the fast lane on the freeway to get to your appointment. This is all possible. We just need to want to do it.

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