Monthly Archives: March 2011

Science’s Big Data Revolution Yields Lessons For All Open Data Innovators

The big data revolution arguably hit science before it hit other institutions. Powerful scientific instruments and pervasive computing have driven quantum leaps in the amount of data available to scientists, raising new challenges for researchers who have had to develop new methods, tools and institutions for managing and exploring massive datasets.   Read more

Smart Cities – Creating Intelligent Urban Environments

The 21st century will be dominated by the city. More than half the world’s population lives in cities, and the percentage is growing rapidly. According to the consulting firm McKinsey, in China alone, 350m people – more than the current population of the United States – will move to cities by 2030. To accommodate the millions migrating to cities in search of the coveted middle-class urban life, Brazil, China, and India are raising new cities from dust.   Read more

Women And The Digital Revolution

In 1908, 15,000 women marched in New York City to demand better pay, better working hours, and the right to vote.

In 1909, the United States celebrated the first Women’s Day.

And today, in 2011, on International Women’s Day, the United Nations advocates to bring the security and liberty that equal access to education, training, science and technology offer to women across the world.   Read more

Don Tapscott On Wiki Revolutions, The Middle East And Macrowikinomics

                    Author Don Tapscott speaks with CBC’s Peter Mansbridge about the “wiki-revolutions” happening in the Middle East, and how mass collaboration is creating a new kid …   Read more

A Sustainable Future Through IP Sharing

We believe we need to architect a new future by creating more sustainable business models, transforming our products to become closed loop and our supply chain to be lean, green and equitable, to enable us to thrive and win in a future sustainable economy.   Read more

Jasmin Revolution – Wikilution?

On January 14, 2011 at 6 PM, the Tunisian national television network announced the abrupt departure of President Ben Ali. Thousands of young men and women took to the streets of Tunis. Defying the police, defying the deposed dictator, they declared the end of a regime.   Read more