Category: Thoughtleaders

Opportunity for everyone – great post by google CEO Sundar Pinchai

  “These are tough gaps. For instance, the nature of work is fundamentally changing. And that is shifting the link between education, training and opportunity. Young people already feel this. An Economist survey found that less than half of 18- to 25-year-olds believe their education gives them the skills they need ...

New podcast: a conversation with Tim Leberecht (The Business Romantic) and Gerd Leonhard (Technology vs Humanity)

I just recently discovered Tim Leberecht’s work on Ted and on Youtube, and am currently reading his book ‘The Business Romantic.’ Similar to fellow futurist Richard Watson, and fellow ‘team human’ thinker Douglas Rushkoff, my work and Tim’s work have some pretty amazing overlaps, and many of our key messages (see some ...

Must watch: new documentary on Privacy by Aleks Krotoski, presented by Silent Circle and The Guardian

The Power of Privacy In observance of Data Privacy Day, Silent Circle has partnered with The Guardian to produce The Power of Privacy, a film that explores privacy in the modern world. Enjoy the film in its entirety below and join the Data Privacy Day conversation. #PrivacyAware Very much related to my last post on ...

Watch Alain de Botton’s great talk on the philosophy of business and technology: the pursuit of wisdom

I really like Alain de Botton‘s work as it relates very much to my own desire to inject some #practicalwisdom (phronesis) into the conversation where- and whenever I speak to people and clients (yes, just like Alain, I have recently gone back to some ancient Greek philosophers for inspiration). I particularly love Alain’s comments ...

Must-watch talk on machine learning and AI: Google DeepMind’s Demis Hassabis. Will Silicon Valley be ‘Mission Control for Humanity’?

This is a brilliant talk by the founder of Deepmind, Demis Hassabis, that affords a good glimpse behind the scenes of Silicon Valley AI / Machine / Deep Learning outfits, and what people like Demis are thinking. My key concern is somewhat reflected in this image (screen-shotted from the video, below, and slightly marked-up): ...

Marc Andreessen on the IoT: ‘In 20 years, every physical item will have a chip implanted in it’

I tend to agree on this prediction but … would a world like this be heaven or hell – what to you think ?  Please comment below. Or read my take on the IoT here   “Andreessen is a fierce believer in the impact of this wave of software-driven sensor startups. His core thesis ...

Mary Meeker's 2015 Internet Trends: great food for thought and a goldmine of intel

Every year, Mary Meeker delivers her masterpieces – the latest one is here. 2015 Internet Trends Report from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers   Here are some key moments and my comments: So true – we are going beyond software as means-to-an-end; now great software has to be an experience and egg-on ...

Download this new Osborne/Frey/Bakhshi report on creativity vs the robots and the future of work

Great stuff, here, found via the WSJ Bits blog Download here, directly: work osborn frey creativity_vs._robots_wv My related Twitter hashtags: #Workupation #Robotization #manmachine Some of the best graphs from the report Related video from The Future Show  

The Futures Agency presents: a conversation with Yuri van Geest and Gerd Leonhard: exponential organisations and the future of telcos and ICT

This is the latest ‘TFA presents’ video, #4,  featuring my friend and fellow Futures Agency member Yuri van Geest, co-author of the must-read book ‘Exponential Organisations’ and Singularity University NL ambassador, for more details see http://gerd.fm/18ib43s and me. We are discussing how exponential technology is changing business, and how it will drive telecom and ICT ...

The Futures Agency presents: a conversation on digital transformation in the telecoms and mobile business (Rohit Talwar, Simon Torrance, Gerd Leonhard) video #1

The Futures Agency presents: digital transformation in telecoms (Talwar, Torrance, Leonhard) #1 – YouTube. My company, The Futures Agency http://thefuturesagency.com/ runs a very active global network of 30+ futurists that do speaking engagements, conferences, future seminars and advisory sessions together, and individually. We have a lot of interesting conversations when- and wherever we ...

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