Emergent Futures Tumblelog

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How 100 iPads saved Greece $140 billion

The Apple (AAPL) tablets, equipped with a custom-made debt-restructuring app, were handed out to the leadership team, including representatives from the Finance Ministry, the Hellenic Exchange (the Greek equivalent of the NYSE), the Bank of Greece (their version of the Federal Reserve) and the three external banks that managed the deal, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Lazard.

The idea was to give the participants a rich set of analytic tools and real-time, secure connections to both the global clearing systems and the back offices of banks around the world.

"During the lead-up to the launch," says Apfel, "members of the financial leadership team were spending over half their time on the road, meeting with investors or financial overseers from the EU and other parts of the troika. There was a palpable need to create a financial decision-makers’ platform that could follow the financier – not vice versa."

Full Story: CNN

Posted at 1:49pm and tagged with: tech, technology, applications, tablets, mobile, collaboration, economic,.

How 100 iPads saved Greece $140 billion

The Apple (AAPL) tablets, equipped with a custom-made debt-restructuring app, were handed out to the leadership team, including representatives from the Finance Ministry, the Hellenic Exchange (the Greek equivalent of the NYSE), the Bank of Greece (their version of the Federal Reserve) and the three external banks that managed the deal, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Lazard.
The idea was to give the participants a rich set of analytic tools and real-time, secure connections to both the global clearing systems and the back offices of banks around the world.
"During the lead-up to the launch," says Apfel, "members of the financial leadership team were spending over half their time on the road, meeting with investors or financial overseers from the EU and other parts of the troika. There was a palpable need to create a financial decision-makers’ platform that could follow the financier – not vice versa."
Full Story: CNN

futurescope:

3D print an entire room

A collaborative project to build the world first movable pavilion that can 3D-print entire rooms of plastics. The KamerMaker should be able print small interiors, measuring up to 2.4 meters x 3m x 3m.

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Posted at 10:08am and tagged with: tech, technology, 3D Printing, innovation, collaboration,.

futurescope:

3D print an entire room
A collaborative project to build the world first movable pavilion that can 3D-print entire rooms of plastics. The KamerMaker should be able print small interiors, measuring up to 2.4 meters x 3m x 3m.
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May 18, 2012 at 07:46AM via http://bit.ly/Lk3ysj (via stoweboyd)

Posted at 7:00am and tagged with: collaboration, tech, technology, social media,.

@lrainie: Cooperation via social software, not competition, is where real future growth emerges, says @stoweboyd http://t.co/GeU5exvh

Wikispeed: How A 100 mpg Car Was Developed In 3 Months

What if the car you drove to work every day got 100 mpg? Joe Justice and his Wikispeed team have developed a functional prototype. Using Agile radical management methods, their prototype was developed in just three months, instead of the multi-year process that traditional manufacturing requires.


Full Story: Forbes

Posted at 8:21am and tagged with: tech, technology, design, innovation, collaboration,.

Wikispeed: How A 100 mpg Car Was Developed In 3 Months


What if the car you drove to work every day got 100 mpg? Joe Justice and his Wikispeed team have developed a functional prototype. Using Agile radical management methods, their prototype was developed in just three months, instead of the multi-year process that traditional manufacturing requires.

Full Story: Forbes

My latest post at our long form blog including:

"If the collaboration economy grows it means more and more decisions are made at the point where we decide if they are valuable or not. That combined with increasing transparency and social media recommendation systems mean real value becomes even more important"


and on social groups forming around sharing stuff:

I see these sorts of groups as the next generation beyond the current group buying sites like Living Social and Groupon. The key differences will be that they will be driven by the user base and their social nature rather than the core company. Therefore value and purpose will be more important to them. This will be a fundamental shift”


For the full post go to www.futuristpaul.com

Posted at 11:12am and tagged with: collaboration, value, purpose, transparency, disruption,.

Wellcome Trust joins ‘academic spring’ to open up science

Wellcome backs campaign to break stranglehold of academic journals and allow all research papers to be shared free online

Full Story: The Guardian

Posted at 4:41am and tagged with: health, science, open source, collaboration,.

Wellcome Trust joins ‘academic spring’ to open up science


Wellcome backs campaign to break stranglehold of academic journals and allow all research papers to be shared free online

Full Story: The Guardian

courtenaybird:

In the article, Margaret Donnelly, a bartender in Key West described recent spring breakers as “very prudish” and said there “are far fewer wet T-shirt contests— a spring break mainstay — in town today”. She commented, “They are so afraid everyone is going to take their picture and put it online. Ten years ago people were doing filthy, filthy things, but it wasn’t posted on Facebook.”

Posted at 7:20pm and tagged with: technology, tech, collaboration, internet,.

kickstarter:

We love when we see Kickstarter projects collaborating! The team behind Bound Custom Journal has teamed up with super popular, civic-minded project Walk Your City to create limited-edition (only 50!) curated journals. How cool is that? Check out the full post and deets here.

Posted at 9:05pm and tagged with: tech, technology, collaboration, crowdfunding,.

kickstarter:

We love when we see Kickstarter projects collaborating! The team behind Bound Custom Journal has teamed up with super popular, civic-minded project Walk Your City to create limited-edition (only 50!) curated journals. How cool is that? Check out the full post and deets here.

ibmsocialbiz:

In his blog, Wanted: more predictive collaborative apps Josh Dormont argues that big data concepts applied outside the enterprise in social media can be just as powerful when turned inward toward collaboration as a whole. 

Posted at 3:28am and tagged with: social media, collaboration, tech, technology, business models,.

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst | We Are Social (via courtenaybird)

Posted at 8:20am and tagged with: work, social media, collaboration, blindspots,.

Everyone’s talking about the importance of engaging employees, and the Facebook generation and collaboration tools. All of that is garbage… collaboration is a culture. It’s not a set of tools.