On Wednesday, January 25th I attended the Learning Technologies exhibit at Olympia in London. I used agreeadate to schedule as many meetings with corporate learning luminaries as possible. Next to catching up, I decided to ask each of them the following four questions: What will be the most exciting (professional) thing you are planning to … Continue reading Speed Dating at the 2012 Learning Technologies
Wow! This is a masterful book. Levy reports on three different eras that have shaped modern computing: The group of hackers at MIT in the early sixties who were the first to use computers for anything other than computing things (the first computer game, the first chess computer, the first time that a computer is … Continue reading Make Sure You Read This: Hackers by Steven Levy
A couple of weeks ago I attended the Lift France 2011 conference. For me this was different than my usual conference experience. I have written before how Anglo-Saxon my perspective is, so to be at a conference where the majority of the audience is French was refreshing. Although there was a track about learning, most … Continue reading Reflecting on Lift France 2011: Key Themes
The final themed session at Lift 11 France is about OPEN - What happens when barriers to innovation become drastically lower?. From the introduction: The Internet has radically open innovation systems in digital products, content and services. Today, the same is happening to manufacturing, finance, urban services, even health care and life sciences. What will … Continue reading Open – What Happens When Barriers to Innovation Become Drastically Lower?
The first true theme of the conference is Urban, who needs to become smart in tomorrow's cities. From the introduction: We want cities to become greener, safer, more competitive, more inclusive, more vibrant or easier to move in. To achieve that takes more than great engineering and determined leadership, yet this is what most models … Continue reading Who needs to become “smart” in tomorrow’s cities?