Report: General Election Hustings: Science, Research, Technology and Innovation, 19/11/2019 (The Royal Society)

In the run-up to the 2019 General Election, representatives from the main political parties were invited to outline their party’s election position on Science, Research, Technology and Innovation

Book review: Where Wizards Stay Up Late

Cover of ‘Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet’ Review of Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet Katie Hafner, Matthew Lyon (Simon & Schuster Inc, 1997) ISBN: 0684832674 Reference on Amazon.co.uk Originally published in WorldLink, the magazine of the World Economic Forum, whose Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director was […]

Chairing: DBA: An evening with Marco Steinberg

For the Design Business Association I conducted an ‘in conversation’ with Marco Steinberg, Director of Strategic Design at Sitra (the Finnish Innovation Fund), on 13 November at Interbrand in London. We discussed Steinberg’s work at Sitra, what it means to innovate in the public sector, addressing ‘grand challenges’, and whether the design community is ready to help government redesign public services. More on […]

In conversation: Jimmy Wales, 2012

As part of the Mayor’s London 2012 Debates – hosted to complement the London 2012 Olympics – which took place in the City Hall council chamber, I conducted an ‘in conversation’ with Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales on ‘Technology: Disruption and Convergence’; chaired contributions by selected respondents; and facilitated an audience Q&A. I was also involved […]

Review: Release 2.0 by Esther Dyson (World Link)

Release 2.0: A Design For Living in the Digital Age by Esther Dyson Esther Dyson stands head and shoulders above other IT commentators. She presents clear explanations and elegant solutions but sometimes misses the bigger context. Release 2.0 is an invaluable read for anyone already enthusiastic and informed about the digital world. Is it a […]