Room 1

16:20 - 17:20 (UTC-11)

Talk (60 min)

The Coming Disruptions in Development (and what it means to you)

While software development has always been evolving, there are inflection points that represent radical change in how and what software gets built. What is the next disruption in development?


Richard Campbell digs through the thousands of interviews he’s done on .NET Rocks and RunAs Radio to explore the upcoming changes in development – what will replace the smartphone?
What is the real impact of machine learning on software?
What about quantum computing?
We might look back on these days in development and remember when things were so calm!

Richard Campbell

Richard Campbell wrote his first line of code in 1977. His career has spanned the computing industry both on the hardware and software sides, development and operations. He was a co-founder of Strangeloop Networks, acquired by Radware in 2013 and was on the board of directors of Telerik which was acquired by Progress Software in 2014. Today he is a consultant and advisor to a number of successful technology firms and is the founder and chairman of Humanitarian Toolbox (, a public charity that builds open source software for disaster relief. Richard is also the host of two podcasts: .NET Rocks! ( for .NET developers and RunAs Radio ( for IT Professionals.