Within the Coral Reef, a number of pioneers are already spearheading the growth of platform-driven ecosystems, as seen with cloud technology, indicating the way to a new model of large-scale, cross-boundary innovation.
Start ups no longer need to be office based, but accelerators and flexible serviced office space provide invaluable support by allowing entrepreneurs to turn up, rent a desk or graduate to renting a room on an ad-hoc basis.
For the next generation of millennials, calling yourself a feminist is just not enough to push change forward, it's about how we effect change. We need to woman up, take the lead from Sheryl Sandberg and actively lean in in the workplace and find our voice.
In my view there is nothing quite as empowering for women as real life examples of other women's success. And it's important to look across the age spectrum to find examples of inspiring women.
Like many disabled people, I just want access to the same places and products as everyone else, and I hope disabled people feel as encouraged as I do that this report may be the best way in which we can start to access them. So if you are reading this as a disabled person, the next time you feel discriminated against, my advice is to do a Julia Roberts...
A duty cut will encourage businesses like ours to continue to invest in UK beer, cider and pubs, securing a sustainable future for this great British industry. And, with 20million pints of beer enjoyed every day in Britain - it will help ensure that a hard-earned pint remains an affordable pleasure for millions of consumers around the country.
As we move toward the 2015 General Election the issue of the engineering skills shortage in the UK needs to be addressed by government as well as the industry itself. Failure to tackle this will create a structural weakness that limits Britain's ability to continue growing.
This new breed of attention-spans-of-a-butterfly are going to soon be perfecting the art of casually glancing at and fiddling with their Watch.
Every minute of every day sees 100,000 new tweets, 2 million Google searches, and 347 new WordPress blogs, while consumers spend around $272,070 on online purchases.
Those of you with bad habits - like buying a chocolate bar when you fill up the car with fuel, or in the habit of drinking every night, will testify how hard it is to break the routine.
It is National Apprenticeship Week this week (9-13 March) and for the Institute of Leadership & Management, the fate of management apprenticeships is a key topic of conversation due to the limitations on funding.
Within the mining sector there are lots of opportunities for women, not only to take on the traditional operations positions as engineers, mechanics, general managers but also in the ever growing non-technical disciplines like safety, health, environment, and risk management.
Having someone who you can bounce ideas off of, and someone who can give you feedback and insight from experience is important. Both men and women have a role to play as mentors and sponsors.
The personal anecdotes in our session were both frustrating and inspiring but, above all, showed how far we still have to go in demanding gender equality.
I firmly believe that women possess a wonderful ability to get things done, which is why the theme of this year's International Women's Day - 'Make It Happen' - feels so fitting. I set up my Foundation for Women in 2008, with a focus on empowering women in developing and emerging economies to create and grow their own businesses. I settled on this particular issue because I believe that economic security unlocks huge opportunities for women, enabling them to make positive choices over their own lives and the lives of their children.
Now you have your dream list and you've found them on advanced search and groups - what next? Be bold. Introduce yourself. Send them a connection request, comment on their group discussion... I'm not a huge fan of cheesy quotes, but this one has always resonated with me: "Doors will be opened to those bold enough to knock."