Do you want to be a cool secret agent and command your app just with your voice? Do you want to enable your users to quickly use your app while hands free or while doing other tasks. Meet Cortana, ready to do your bidding (or tell you a bad joke). Your personal assistant Cortana is inhabiting more devices and more platforms. She is even "speaking Aussie" on Australian devices and helps with making sure you get to work on time, don't miss your flight and whether you should wear a coat tomorrow. But did you know she can also be customised to work in your app?
A new era of analytics is being engendered by cloud computing. The cloud gives us the power to collect and integrate data from an enormous variety of sources, to process big data at amazing scale and economics, to dramatically simplify development and deployment, and offer amazing intelligent APIs and applications as hosted services. In this keynote talk, Joseph will review with demos and examples how these game-changing developments will change how we live, work and play, and show the enormous opportunities for customers and partners to capitalize on these innovations.