There was broad consensus that the climate targets agreed in Paris were a historic success and a huge step forward in the move to cut emissions and limit global warming. But after the euphoria comes the inevitable questions: how will this actually be delivered? Who is responsible? How much will it cost? And, for the private sector, can we continue to grow?
At the end of WW II, John Maynard Keynes famously suggested that the best way to get the UK economy going would be to ask the Americans to bomb factories in the UK "at an hour when the Directors were sitting there and no-one else" because "how else are we to regain the exuberant inexperience which is necessary, it seems, for success".
Millennials must be listened to. They must be admitted - right now - to the top tables of industry; commerce; government; the arts. If they need to learn the "etiquette" of big business; government, etc. well, teach them. But put them in place.
For the NHS to succeed in this quest it needs to harness the qualities that make it great and steer clear of its greatest weaknesses. It relies as much upon what the NHS chooses not to do as the things it does. Here are three things I believe the NHS could do to effectively promote a thriving digital health ecosystem, whilst saving money and improving quality care.
One of the benefits often included in the 'long list' rather than the headlines of driverless cars is the independence driverless cars could give to people with a whole array of disabilities. This effect could be the way that society is most changed by the introduction of this incredible new technology.
Although most businesses want their people to enthusiastically burst with new ideas, they use very limited ways to create innovation. Brainstorming, t...
As the world's leaders come together to discuss climate change, cooling must be part of the debate around global warming. Cooling is currently part of the worsening problem, but it could become an important part of the solution.
Not unlike a unicorn, these New Creatives are a great way to see the future marriage of technology and creative industries. Too often funded differently, with separate conferences and separate trade-shows, New Creatives point to a more integrated education, workplace and future ideas. Catch em while you can!
When you launch your own business one of the best approaches you can take is to work with your competition. This might seem like unusual advice but working with your rivals can be really useful - I promise.
As the President of the IET, I get to see the innovative work that engineers do on a daily basis and it is exciting to see the creativity and passion so many of my fellow engineers have. The problem is that all this great work often goes unnoticed in the wider world.
Continuing in the theme of Artificial Intelligence (covered in part 1), Carlo Ratti presented some exciting work from the MIT Senseable Cities Lab. Standouts were a trackable waste project where members of the public brought in 3000 pieces of garbage which were then fitted with GPS sensors and tracked, with alarming results.