Can your enterprise survive the "tech-clash"?

Speaker: Uldis Karlovs-Karlovskis

People's perceptions of and relationships with technology are changing. And with these changes, we are seeing a really interesting inconsistency emerge. On one hand, people are seemingly rejecting technology and being frustrated. "Techlash," or backlash against technology, is appearing in many forms—like digital detoxing, people wanting to reduce screen-time, and governments putting more regulations on technology. On the other hand, technology has become a pervasive part of the human experience. People are increasing their usage and dependence on technology for everything in their lives.Uldis Karlovs-Karlovskis, the keynote of this presentation, tells that we call this year’s technology vision “We - the post-digital people”. The digital is behind us already, we are the new society, people are saying no to the technology and rejecting it. On the other hand, we see the opposite - people are increasing their use of and intimacy with technology.

Uldis Karlovs-Karlovskis works in the IT and DevOps-ish field since 2005. Currently leading 150 DevOps, SRE and Cloud people group in Accenture Latvia. He does a lot of talking internally for Accenture and its clients. Also, speaks at local and abroad IT conferences. Uldis about himself - "I believe there is no "single me". While being a technician and problem solver by my heart, during the last 6-7 years I have been very much interested in group psychology and therapy. Some 5 years I spent doing a lot of acting and directing in a theater. In March of 2018, I started building my theater troupe. Luckily my role in the company allows me to try out different methods and experiment with culture and hierarchies. I hate reading books but currently, that's the only way, how to open my mind for new ideas."