By Martyn Coffin
"It’s about people, not technology," was the key message from keynote speaker Mike Short, vice president of research and development with Telefonica Europe and O2 as he delivered a stunning presentation on "Applications anywhere anytime – en route to Digital Britain" at the recent Let'sTalk About Txt conference at Wolverhampton University's Learning Lab.
He said that there were now more mobile phones than people in the UK and that the public sector, where education was the key, had to become part of Digital Britain. Covering a space of 20 years, he illustrated how far mobile phones and other mobile devices had changed our world in the areas of health, business, education and entertainment. Mobile phones were now an essential tool for productivity, he added, and partnerships would be the key to future developments.