2014 State of the Internet – Take 5 Minutes to Flip through This Deck – It’s Amazing

By Kim Addington

Chief Operating Officer, NPI

June 17, 2014

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At the end of May, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher conducted their inaugural Code conference (having struck out on their own after a decade of producing D: All Things Digital under the auspices of Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal). As always the content, commentary and conversation they assembled was thought provoking and forward-thinking – I wasn’t there, but they make it easy for you to see the content online.

One of the highlights was the State of the Internet presentation delivered by Mary Meeker, legendary Morgan Stanley internet analyst and current partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers – it’s an annual report that’s highly anticipated by her followers.

There are 164 slides – you can flip through them in 5 minutes, and I guarantee you’ll find a few things that interest you.

More importantly, as you think about the highest-impact work you can do TODAY as an individual and as an IT or sourcing team, I’ll bet you find 2 or 3 slides that are worth printing out and taping to your wall as a reminder of the opportunities (and threats) ahead.

I’ve been an enterprise IT marketer for over 30 years, and this guided tour through today’s global Internet landscape is fascinating stuff. Because I was around for each of these computing cycles, this one just made me shake my head in amazement:

New Computing Cycle

And I really like slide 101 predicting the demise of all those remotes for our TV’s – can’t happen soon enough…..

If you have enterprise IT responsibility, or if you are a sourcing professional who supports IT investment, grab a cup of coffee and spend 5 minutes flipping through this presentation. It’s good to step back and survey the macro landscape from time to time – we are all living through stunning transformations right now.

Here’s the link to the deck on Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/kleinerperkins/internet-trends-2014-05-28-14-pdf?ref=http://qz.com/214307/mary-meeker-2014-internet-trends-report-all-the-slides