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Ideas not apples – upcoming Paris meeting

We live at an always accelerating world, in places always more crowded – 5 years ago, the urban population passed for the first time in human history the rural population, and the trend continues with today 3.4 of the 7.25 billion people on Earth living in cities. We travel always farther, faster, more often. That […]

The Human Bank

  July 2015 is coming to an end and I wish the same could be said of Greece’s financial turmoil.  I am not sure much has been achieved this month, either via the referendum phase or the last chance agreement that was subsequently crafted.  What I know for sure is:  one – hard times are not […]

Be the Change you want to see in the world

San Francisco, May 21 &22, 2015.  A few days ago I attended a Chief Innovation Officer summit at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco.  This was for me a rare opportunity to see a gathering of people from many different industries share their experience, and a chance to benchmark what we do at ng Connect […]

A beautiful dream

Many — too many in my opinion — in the telecom industry have visions, yet only few have dreams.  The difference?  A visionary will always depict with painstaking care and detail a situation that already exists somewhere else or will in all likelihood exist, otherwise it would be called a delusion or a hallucination.  Now […]

The Internet of Utilities

I will start with an admission.  I am new to the utilities industry and the nuts and bolts of electricity, gas, or water networks.  But after more than 20 years in the ICT industry, I do know one thing or two about communication networks.  And the Internet, which barely existed 30 years ago has evolved […]

Dunedin: a gigatown positioned for a smart city future

Perched on the southern edge of New Zealand, a small picturesque city with a big digital vision is about to be wired with the fastest broadband speeds in the Southern Hemisphere. You may never have heard of it, but Dunedin is the envy of New Zealand after being crowned the winner of Gigatown, an online […]

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