The Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Creativity (TEC) Conference 2014 at the University of Pittsburgh iSchool was great. It was much better than I expected and I enjoyed the whole day of events. In the morning, the Dean of the iSchool and then a keynote by Josh Sager about Creative Tinkering basically explained my thesis for deciding to attend the iSchool for an MSIS degree instead of going for an MBA like all of my coworkers. The Dean talked about how the iSchool never envisioned at its creation about the number of individuals who would decide to attend, the iSchool, because they weren’t sure what they wanted to do but they realized the importance of learning the skills to work with information and technology in the future.
I believe a future in technology offers the most opportunities. As the amount of information continues to grow, there will be a greater need for individuals who are able to understand, manipulate, and secure this information. The world will eventually be split into two kinds of people, “people who use technology,” and “people who create technology.”