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WorldWebForum Tue 10th Mar 2015

The annual worldwebforum features international speakers discussing the newest trends in technological innovation and digital culture

The annual worldwebforum which is focused on a day of discovery when it comes to the newest trends in technological innovation, digital culture and their business applications. It brings together some of the world’s most exiting names in digital innovation from San Francisco’s Silicon Valley and Switzerland itself, and it’s fitting that Zurich is the location as the city itself is fast becoming a cross-industry hub zone for the digital economy. The topic for this years forum is ‘Digital Transformation and Leadership’ with globally influential guest speakers such as Steve Wozniak, tech guru and co-founder of Apple Computer, alongside Jay Simons, president of award-­winning enterprise software company Atlassian as well as representatives from Twitter, airbnb, Swisscom, Le Shop, Red Bull and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. One speaker in particular looks set to attract a lot of attention; Roboy Junior, the humanoid robot developed by the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the University of Zurich.

Event website: http://worldwebforum.ch/

Interviews with some of the keynote speakers will be published soon after the event.

THE WOZ @ CeBIT Global Conferences


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Energizing Our World: Why this feel good film about sustainability is making the film festival circuit

Originally posted on Human2Human:

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There is a reason, Energizing Our World, a 55-minute documentary on sustainability, was the closing selection at Denton’s annual Thin Line Film Festival last month.

Perhaps it’s the way viewers are instantly drawn into the lush landscapes of Costa Rica and California and striking cityscapes of Spain and The Netherlands.

Maybe it’s because the business leaders and educators in the film make a complex concept like sustainability easy to understand.

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Could it be the soulful voice of its celebrity narrator, Academy Award nominee, Edward James Olmos?

Or perhaps it’s seeing for ourselves that using renewable energy (solar and wind power), and recycling waste (like sludge from oil refineries being turned into deisel fuel and CO2 being used in place of water to dye fabrics) might keep us from running out of natural resources.

One thing that’s certain: it is under the watchful eye of Executive Producer, Joni Bounds (JNB Holding Company) that both her teams (in front of…

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The Rise of Solar Gardens

Originally posted on Deeper Green Blog:

At this point, it’s impossible for even the most ardent old school energy guys to hide from the bright sunny truth that solar energy is blazing a new path in the U.S.  It’s easy to choose from a multitude of statistics that support this point. For example, as of the third quarter of last year, solar had made up more than 1/3rd of all new generating capacity built in the country. That would have been unimaginable just a few short years back. Here’s another – 6,500 MW of solar was expected online for 2014, a 36% growth over the previous year.  And one more – the industry is 3x as big as it was just three years ago and growth is only expected to accelerate.

Solar’s growth has been fueled by on-site installations on commercial, government and residential properties as well as utility scale projects. These two drivers will…

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(Sam)sung Me a Song of Sustainability

Originally posted on mmufutures:

by Freddie Bruhin-Price

This news might be a few months late, but towards the end of last year there were some earth-shattering developments in the realm of Sustainability set to rock the world into a new era of carbon cleanliness. No, it’s not the first hydrogen fuelled metropolis, or the widespread distribution of a mass produced electric car. No, the news, first heard in November 2014, is that Samsung are now officially in the rap “game.” And their first effort, delivered alongside their annual Sustainability Report, is nothing short of disastrous.

Every year, big businesses have an unwritten obligation to file a public sustainability report. These documents outline a company’s economic, environmental and social impact, and propose measures for reducing and improving it in the ensuing year. Samsung are no different, but, in the spirit of innovation, they decided on a unique method to set their report apart from those…

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Here’s How Enterprise Apps Can Increase Your Company’s Productivity Jacquie Pirnie

Originally posted on Technopreneurph:

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One of the dilemmas facing businesses today is improving productivity. While many companies are working with a leaner workforce, employees have to work smarter to get more things accomplished in a day.

And, enterprise apps may be just the ticket for helping employees be more productive. In fact, in a recent survey by Mobile Helix, the vast majority of companies in the US and UK that participated in a survey revealed that their employees want more enterprise apps from their company.

Most will agree that enterprise apps enhance mobility. When employees are stuck at a desk for the entire day, they tend to become less productive over time. However, when they are free to move about and work from a variety of locations, they usually end up working longer hours getting more accomplished during their times of peak performance.

If you’re one of the few that doesn’t agree, consider that…

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In the Democratic Republic of Congo, martial arts help children get away from fighting

Originally posted on Stories of UNICEF Innovation:

By Mehdi Meddeb

The recruitment and use of children in armed forces is a violation of international law, and children who are recruited and forced to fight and kill suffer profound physical and psychological damage. Children not Soldiers, launched in 2014 by Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, and UNICEF, is a campaign to make all government armed forces child-free by 2016.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, capoeira, a Brazilian martial arts form, has had a positive impact in helping children demobilized from armed forces to make the transition away from military life and reintegrate with their families and communities. 

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, 11 February 2015 – “Aie! Aie! Isso!” Ninja gives the rally cry, and dozens of children rush forward at the instructor’s call. All of them already have their abadá, the white trousers of capoeira players. The…

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Innovative IDEAS to solve world issues

Originally posted on ~ L to the Aura ~:

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I have decided to start an IDEAS section for this blog, dedicated to exploring solutions to world problems which have yet to be solved. No problem is too big. Roll up your sleeves with me, and dive in fearlessly to tackle big issues, share relevant information, brainstorm ideas, and compassionately encourage others to do the same.

If you have a sustainable or compassionate problem (big or small) you would like solved, please note it below! I will be selecting a different topic each month for discussion. Additionally, a social media challenge will be launched each month to increase awareness about the issue chosen.

This IDEAS area is a safe place – all ideas, however seemingly unrealistic, are welcomed. Additionally, information generated from this section is free for entrepreneurs and innovators to pursue – in fact that is the point!

Lets change the world…one IDEA at a time.


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