License to innovate: 007 technology

April 08, 2013

The current James Bond movie, Skyfall, delivers the action and effects we’ve come to expect of the 007 franchise. MI6 always issues Bond ingenious and futuristic gadgets to enable him to dodge danger and complete his assignment, but in Skyfall, the technology supplied by British intelligence to its famous asset isn’t that far-fetched. In fact some of it is already deployed – and not necessarily just in spy craft. In this video, department chairman Michael Goul talks about James Bond and Q -- MI6’s technical wizard -- and how the story mirrors some of the trends threading through IT today.

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