October 23, 2011

Meet me in Geneva on October 26th: Visions of a Networked Future at ITU Telecom World This ITU’s Quickfire Storytelling session brings together some of the world’s leading futurists to share bold ideas and conflicting predictions of how the world might look in 10 years’ time. -> October 26, 2011, Palexpo, Geneva, starting 16h, Storytelling Session #2 F17 The adoption of connected technologies is driving change at an unprecedented rate. ICTs will transform the very nature of business, education and the way that global citizens communicate and share information. Short snappy stories will offer insights into the future, from a variety of perspectives in a variety of styles. These science-fiction tales will be based on science-fact; sometimes contentious, sometimes irreverent, but always thought-provoking, will catalyze dynamic debate. Gerd Leonhard, CEO, The Futures Agency Rachel Armstrong, Senior TED Fellow, Senior Lecturer, University of Greenwich Simon Torrance, Founder 2.0 Initiative, and Chief Executice Officer, STL Partners Juliana Rotich, CEO, Ushahidi Inc. Rohit Talwar, CEO, Fast Future All stories will be presented in the Quickfire Format: 10 slides // 30 seconds per slide // up to 10 words or an image per slide // once they click they can’t stop. This session was co-curated with The Futures Agency. Related articles Join us in Geneva Oct 26: Visions of a Networked Future TFA @ ITU Telecom World 26 October, Geneva (futureof.biz) No straight lines - Alan Moore (futureof.biz) New video: the Future of Content, my Keynote at Colombia 3.0 (SPANISH) (mediafuturist.com) "We certainly live in challenging and exciting times. Disruption is a constant companion; permanent..." (futureof.biz) The future of media: re-boot and enjoy. (mediafuturist.com) Future of Connected Television Gerd Leonhard @ MIPCOM Digital Minds 2011 (slideshare.net)

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