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A smart city and responsive governance report for the German government

January 19, 2015 | By | No Comments

I’m super excited to be commissioned to co-auther a chapter for a report for WBGU, the German government’s Advisory Council on Global Change, with Dr. Christoph Bieber.

We’ll be taking a close look at “smart cities” and their implications for governance and citizen empowerment. Christoph is professor for ethics in political management and governance at University of Duisburg-Essen’s School of Governance and a dear old friend, so we’ll focus on empowerment, responsive governance and sustainability.

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#NEXTYEAR 2015

January 19, 2015 | By | No Comments

NEXT YEAR 2015 Image: SinnerSchrader

SinnerSchrader, the good folks behind the conference NEXT Berlin (where I’m a program director), just published a bit of an outlook for some of the most relevant emerging technologies for the coming year.

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22 Dec

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Featured in BrandEins

December 22, 2014 | By |

BrandEins is one of these rare publications that – starting the moment it appeared – made the media landscape a little better just by virtue of being there. Strictly speaking, it’s a German economics magazine, but that doesn’t do it justice. It’s more like the stories behind economic notions, entrepreneurs, ideas, all told and explained with core values and a bit of an attitude.

BrandEins January 2015 issue

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09 Dec

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IXDS Pre-Work Talk

December 9, 2014 | By |

IXDS kindly invited me to give a presentation as part of their ongoing series IXDS Pre-Work Talks. I focused on the future of IoT and Wearables, and design opportunities in the space. Here are the slides, Once it’s available, I’ll add the video. and the video. (My presentation starts around the 16:00 mark.)