Category archives: People

Future cities depend on industry collaboration

The inaugural New Cities Summit in Paris is well under way. The organizers have successfully gathered about 800 participants from 60 different countries. The Mayors of Vancouver, Canada and of Liverpool, UK are mingling with representatives from academia like theoretical physicist Geoffrey West, Distinguished Professor and Past President at the Santa Fe Institute in New [...]

This May 15 be a part of something bigger’s global photography project kicks off tomorrow, May 15. So wherever you are in the world, and whoever you’re with, grab your camera and capture your day – so that others can enjoy it in the future. 

Building networked cities

I am excited to be here at the New Cities Summit in Paris. The event, which runs from May 14–16, brings together global urban thought leaders and decision makers to discuss the impacts of urbanization.

Capture what is close to you and share it with the world

As we move toward a Networked Society, it’s easy to focus on the technical challenges of building physical networks to transport cars, power, bits, bytes, and so on. But I think the true value of such a society is that it enables us to connect, socialize and share our lives with one another on a [...]

Hetnet deployments need the new 4Ps

The 4Ps – Product, Place, Price and Promotion – are widely used as a marketing baseline. When it comes to planning heterogeneous networks (hetnets), it would be great to see Petabytes, Placement, Power and Plant gain similar industry mindshare.
Hetnets use a mix of large and small radio cells to provide optimal coverage and performance. They [...]

TED-Ed gives teachers new tools to teach

Last month, I wrote a number of posts on how the ICT industry is transforming the way we learn across all stages of education. As education evolves, we need more than just a new kind of teacher – we need a new way of teaching.

Mobile broadband a key enabler for a sustainable future

This week, I attended the Stockholm+40 – Partnership Forum for Sustainable Development conference.
Over three days, April 23-25, the business sector, civil society, researchers, decision-makers and young people shared their perspectives on what we can do to achieve solutions in the areas of sustainable innovation, production and living. These three areas are of fundamental importance for [...]

Networked NASCAR – enhancing the spectator experience

Major sports events are being networked to an ever greater extent. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), for example, provides several tools for fans watching a live event.
Radios, called race scanners, are available so fans can follow the communication between drivers and their crews during a race. The leaderboard is available in [...]

Rewiring education in the Networked Society

ICT is transforming the way we learn and the way we do business. Competition that was once local is now global. And if you want to stay competitive, the need to know how to leverage technology effectively in the workplace is becoming essential, no matter what industry you work in.

Internet freedom in the Networked Society

By 2015, almost the whole world will be connected – and that will be a driving force for change.
2011 will be remembered as the year of the Arab Spring. The political unrest and the mass protests started by people in the Middle East shared one common element: the use of mobile communications and social media [...]