Who killed the digital nomad?

(Lightning talk, 10 min) [ Slides ]

Author(s): Kjetil Moløkken-Østvold (Conceptos Consulting)
Session: Stories
Session chair: Patrick Kua (Thoughtworks)
Date: Wednesday, 2 June 2010: Main Conference
Time: 15:30-17:00
In the late nineties, a paradigm shift facilitated by enhanced technology was said to liberate individual workers. Powerful laptops, ubiquitous high-speed wireless connections, modern work-patterns and the war for talent all seemed to create a new modern work-force. The rise of the digital nomad was imminent. Yet, a few years later, the digital nomad is dead. This is especially apparent in the software industry, the very industry that helped create the digital nomad. Who actually killed the digital nomad? This entertaining and thought provocative talk will provide you with the answer.

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