eWEEKChat Dec 10: Predictions, Sure Things, Wild Guesses for IT in 2015

This is one of the most fun and interesting eWEEKchats of the year, offering an opportunity to predict the IT future for 2015.

On Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST/7 p.m. GMT, @eWEEKNews will host its monthly #eWEEKChat. The topic will be "Predictions, Sure Things and Wild Guesses for IT in 2015." It will be moderated by Chris Preimesberger, who serves as eWEEK's editor of features and analysis.

Some quick facts:

Topic: Predictions, Sure Things and Wild Guesses for IT in 2015

Date/time: Dec 10, 2014 @11a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST/7 p.m. GMT

Hosted by: @eWEEKNews

Moderator: Chris Preimesberger: @editingwhiz

Tweetchat handle: Use #eWEEKChat to follow/participate or use the widget below

Chatroom real-time links: We have two: http://tweetchat.com/room/eweekchat or http://www.tchat.io/rooms/eweekchat. Both work very well.

"Predictions, Sure Things and Wild Guesses for IT in 2015"

Everybody enjoys hearing about what's likely to happen in the future—not that anybody really knows exactly what's going to take place, that is. Guesses—educated and wild alike—can spark interesting discussions. But it's fun and entertaining to discuss the great things that are likely to happen, especially in the world of IT, where there's never a dull news moment.

We may look back on some of the eWEEKchat topics we discussed in 2014, which was a year marked by many large security breakdowns, net neutrality debates, iPhone 6, and the rise of big data analytics, wearables and robotics.

With this in mind, eWEEK is ending its second year of eWEEKchats with a look ahead to 2015 and the new and different things we may expect to encounter. We will have a couple of special guests online with us to offer their takes on all of this.

Here comes a prediction right now: We will pose questions such as:

--What new devices, software and services might we expect to see in 2015?

--Will we ever be able to get a handle on keeping data secure? Will we ever be able to screen out the bad human elements?

--Will wearable computing continue to get more pervasive? Will mainstreamers buy into it?

--Can we expect any type of improvement in online personal data privacy in 2014?

Plan to join us for what promises to be a fun and illuminating hour on Dec. 10.