Stephen Abram and Brian Pichman watch developments and products in the entertainment and technology sectors for trends that libraries can use or that will impact libraries. Stephen is consultant, author and president of Lighthouse Consulting, Inc.; Brian is Director, Strategic Innovation, Evolve Project.

Stephen starts us off by explaining the mechanics of trendwatching and pattern-matching. Have a look at The Art of Noticing plus Stephen’s slides below. Brian annually attends the renowned Consumer Electronics Show to see new products and technologies libraries should consider. His slides on the #CES are below – fantastic. He encourages companies at CES show to test with their products with libraries and has established quite the reputation for building relationships between the tech and library sectors.

Here’s the recordings of their session (their slides are below the videos):

Video 1 is the full Chat, beginning with Stephen’s mechanics of pattern-matching

Video 2: is the Brian’s review of products from the#Consumer Electronics Show.

Video 1: Stephen on how to trend-watch and pattern-match
Video 2: Brian’s Review of Products from the #CES2021
Here’s Brian’s talk on #VR – #VirtualReality – with us a few months ago.