Social networks impact on democracy, dictatorships and freedom of information

Government, Politics, Activists, Democracy, War

democracy and democratic pressures from social networks. Cover ups and government deceptions, impact of wikileaks on government internal communications and policies. Freedom of information and corruption. Politics and political change. Impact of SMS, twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, Youtube and other social networks on dictatorships v democracy. How dictators fear loss of political power from freedom of information. Use of mobile technology, smart phones and other communication devices to drive protests and public disorder. How governments and dictatorships have switched off mobile telephones and SMS, web ...

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Dictatorships and Revolution in Digital Age: People Power after Tunisia, Egypt, Libya

Government, Politics, Activists, Democracy, War

What next after Tunisia, Libya, Egypt? Impact of SMS, twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, Youtube and other social networks on dictatorships v democracy in Middle East and across the world. How Africa, Arab and Asia dictators fear loss of political power from freedom of information.

Use of mobile technology, smart phones and other communication devices to drive protests and public disorder. How governments and dictatorships have switched off mobile telephones and SMS, web access etc to maintain political control. How power is shifting from government leaders, ...

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How to be a great leader. Motivational leadership makes it happen

Leadership, Strategy, Business Ethics - Keynotes

Secrets of leadership, change management and turning strategy into reality. Small business leadership and multinationals. Team leadership, organograms and organizational structures. Leadership crisis, and how to develop strong leadership. Motivational leadership, and why motivation matters. Leadership in a crisis. Leadership to command attention, win trust, connect with passion. Leadership ethics and values, leadership development. Business and not-for-profit leadership. Why all people can show leadership depending on situation Dealing with conflict in leadership teams. Integrity, ethics and values in leaders. Video by Futurist Patrick Dixon, ...

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Sustainability, climate change and crazy biofuels policy

Future GreenTech, Sustainability Keynote Speaker

Sustainability and global economic growth, climate change and global warming. Limits to water, food, minerals, energy and natural resources. Scandal of biofuels policy converting food into biodiesel or ethanol for vehicles cars / aviation. Challenge of demographics and population growth, plus growth of economy in emerging nations. Africa and Asia urbanisation into megacities with huge infrastructure challenges. Global warming science is it correct? Truth about carbon ...

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Future of Oil Prices: Middle East, global economy

Future Energy, Oil Industry Trends - Keynotes

Future trends relating to energy prices and oil price per barrel. Impact on global economic growth of rising oil prices. Balance between oil production and oil consumption. Peak oil and proven global oil reserves -- why they are rising. Oil from coal -- future trends in coal industry. Petroleum based products and petrochemical industry -- growing demand for all kinds of commodities including steel, copper, oil, coal, gas, all part of the growth of emerging economies such as China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Malaysia, South ...

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Future of the global economy after 'reset' May 2009

Future Trends, Economy, Markets, Keynote Speaker

Global economic outlook - inflation, deflation and other expectations. Comment in response to qs via Twitter - by Futurist Patrick Dixon

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Terrorism: fear is their greatest weapon - the truth about terrorism and how to defeat it

Government, Politics, Activists, Democracy, War

Greatest weapon of terrorists is fear playing on irrational emotions of public. Need to understand power of asymmetric threats using easily available bomb-making products. Military strikes less helpful than understanding underlying issues, perceived injustice etc and working to reduce numbers of disaffected activists that later become violent, intelligence, vigilance etc. Overstated risks of terror attacks, failure to understand risks. Why terrorism rules by fear and how to defeat it.

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Emerging markets: BRICS impact on developed world

Future of Emerging Markets, China, India - Speaker

BRICS economies rapid growth. Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa. Example of Aditya Birla in India with massive economic growth extending from manufacturing into retail.

Outsourcing and offshoring with 860,000 IT graduates each year in India Infosys training 25,000 software graduates this year alone, four times entire output of UK universities. Kazakhstan and Russia offer business opportunities.

Economy wage inflation despite oil price deflation in 2009-2009, and ...

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Mobile devices and laptops trends FUTURIST Q&A

Future of Telcos Keynotes, Smartphones,Omnichannel

Questions to www.twitter.com on future of mobile computing. Divergence and convergence. Smartphones and web browsers still limited and always will be by screen size and data entry. Expect convergence of features and divergence in device sizes. Comment by Futurist Patrick Dixon

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Truth about Westminster: UK political scandal over MP expenses

Government, Politics, Activists, Democracy, War

Comment by Patrick Dixon, author of The Truth about Westminster on MP expense scandal and revelations about alleged corruption among MPs, wrong claims in House of Commons.

Future of Westminster and UK democracy.

Public opinion of members of parliament.

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How will Twitter make money? New business tools / analytics

Media, Video, TV, Radio, Print, Keynote Speaker

Problems for Twitter revenue generation by Futurist Patrick Dixon.

There is little doubt that Twitter will develop effective solid income streams - by serving corporations in their own marketing and customer engagement strategies.

The challenge is how to allow corporations to use new Twitter marketing tools without alienating Twitter users.

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Green Technologies innovation will help with climate change

Innovation Speaker - turn ideas into profits

Green technologies presentation at UBS Wolfsberg by Futurist keynote conference speaker Patrick Dixon.

How innovation will reduce energy use and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Business case studies for carbon capture, street lighting, wind power, solar energy, electric cars, hydrogen cars, low emission cement, energy savings in air conditioning and buildings heating systems, managing peak energy demans with smart metering, use of heat pumps, energy savings in shipping ...

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Swine Flu Virus Death toll less than feared. Possible global pandemic?

Future Health Care Speaker, Future Pharma Keynotes

Death toll less then feared from Swine flu virus - outbreak in Mexico, US, Canada and ? UK. Risk of global pandemic? Need for urgent government action, strict isolation (gurantine) and rapid treatment plus effective contact tracing. Symptoms of Swine flu Virus. Treatment of Swine Flu Virus. Public health measures. Lessons from Sars which killed 860 our of only 8600 cases and caused chaos with billions lost in SE Asia economy, global impact on travel and tourism, and ... ...

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Mobile payments threaten retail banks / credit cards

Banks, Banking, Mobile Payments, FinTech, BitCoins

New non banking payment systems using RFID, mobile devices, mobile phones.

Remittances, ticketing, retail payments, passports and travel documents. Paying bills, foreign currency transactions, loan agreements.

End of back-end processing for banks. End of credit cards and direct debit cards. Pre-approved loans for purchased goods.

Loyalty fees and other transaction payments could create consumer revolution. Threat to traditional retail banking.

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Human brain: fuse with computer chips biodigital brain - how to extend brain power, memory, and take your own brain online

Technology Speaker, AI, Big Data, Robotics, Cyber

Biodigital brains and rebuilding eyes in people who are blind using adult stem cells.

Growing brain cells onto computer chips to extend memory and processing power of human brain. How to fuse brain and computer power together.

Brain control of machines, and computers. Remote robotic control by thought alone. RFID devices. Ethical issues in robot engineering using brain tissue. Digital enhancement of human brain function. Innovation, divergence and convergence in mobile ...

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