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Day 5 Thursday 27th September – Boards, Secret Clubs and a Single Malt Ecosystem Service

In order to maintain the energy of the group, today involved a diverse range of activities, including meeting with our Malawian Advisory Board. Prior to this, Felix and Miro presented work on Tipping points and how we could incorporate this important topic into the ASSETS project. This very serious topic cannot help but bring humour as the team felt the tipping point of productivity was being reached through our long and daily meetings – time for a different afternoon strategy. Continue reading →

Creative Digifest #SXSC2 Speaker Profile: Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen is an Internet entrepreneur who founded in 1995 and built it into a popular first generation Internet company. He is currently the host of “Keen On” show, the popular Techcrunch chat show, a columnist for CNN and a regular commentator for many other newspapers,  radio and television networks around the world. He is also an acclaimed speaker, regularly addressing the impact of digital technologies on 21st century business, education and society. Continue reading →

Day 3 Tuesday 25th – working with the community

After almost three days of talking in a conference centre, it was time for me to join the team engaged with Participatory Rural Appraisals (PRA). We headed into the valley East of Zomba, where the ASSETS team had been training field workers in PRA and for me to see the village first hand that I had seen on the maps and tables presented yesterday. This was my first visit to the areas where we would be working over the next four years and I was excited as we pulled up into the community. Continue reading →

Creative Digifest #SXSC2 Speaker Profiles: Hugh Glaser

Hugh Glaser is Chief Architect at Seme4 Ltd., a company that specialises in Linked Data (Semantic Web/Web of Data). As such, he is a technology provider for a wide variety of industries - in fact it is hard to thing of any sector that has not shown an interest in finding out what Linked Data can do for it. In addition to general work and consultancy he is responsible for a number of significant practical activities in Linked Data: a) sameas. Continue reading →

Creative Digifest #SXSC2 Speaker Profiles: Alan Rae

This is the latest in our series of speaker and panelist profiles for the Creative Digifest. Dr Alan Rae, in his own words: I guess I have been a digital pioneer since we set up our first IT company in 1981. I’ve lived through the change from an analogue to a digital world (when I went to University we used mechanical calculators in the labs!) through word processing, computer aided design, e-commerce and social media and mobile working. Continue reading →

Creative Digifest #SXSC2 Speaker Profiles: Alan Patrick

This is the latest in ourseries of posts profiling the speakers and panelists at the Creative Digifest. Alan Patrick is the co-founder of Broadsight, which focuses on market intelligence, strategy and systems development across the multi-media ecosystem. Broadsight has consulted to many of the major digital-media players in Europe and has helped start or turn around a number of startups. They have also developed innovative technology for a number of clients. Continue reading →

Creative Digifest #SXSC2 Speaker Profiles: Tom Barnett

This is the latest in our series of posts profiling the panelists and speakers at the Creative Digifest: Tom Barnett is a co-Founder and Managing Director of Switch Concepts - a fast growing online decision engine that specialises in the delivery of online adverts. In what ways are digital technologies transforming our lives? I think that right now digital technology is verging on all pervasive - even if you don't own a smartphone, pad, connected tv, computer or raspberry pi. Continue reading →