Essentials, the Influencers Review
Essentials extracts for you the best content selected & published by the influencers of the industry to highlight only the news you can't afford to miss about innovation & the digital disruption.
Future of Work
How AI will power the Future of Work https://t.co/5O2Hpj3h78 @MarianneHewlett @Atos https://t.co/EKZAgGsFCvOpen
Imagine having a digital assistant to schedule your next meeting or speaking to a chatbot to help you finalize a challenging task at work. Forward-thinking companies are implementing AI ...
Figure 2.2 – Transmission mechanism of firm-side AI-driven productivity impacts through to consumption and GDP Rate of AI adoption Increased materials investment increases profits Factors ...
RT @Don_Woodlock: New post on @InterSystems #Data Matters #Blog: #AI highlights from 2018 & predictions for this year. https://t.co/xAqLwsWaWA @EvanKirstel @IrmaRaste https://t.co/JmB9VRbcWMOpen
“Every aspect of our lives will be transformed [by AI]”, potentially “the biggest event in the history of our civilization” -Stephen...
Future of Mobility
RT @CIVITAS_EU: The city of Antwerp (Belgium) 🇧🇪 is a forerunner in establishing a Mobility as a Service (MaaS) offer. But how is it creating a marketplace for MaaS? Read about the steps #CIVITAS_PORTIS city is taking to do so 👀 https://t.co/3ay7R0bBr4 https://t.co/Jd4uoOe64UOpen
Multimodality is set to play an important role in the future of many European cities, including Antwerp (Belgium). By encouraging users to combine different travel modes and reducing ...
Ready for the next chapter 👉#Mobility-as-a Service pioneer #moovel serving 6.5 million people, plus 69% 🚀 #MaaS https://t.co/SbuFxxjOhROpen
Increase of moovel growth rate
RT @CityLab: As cities experiment with battery-powered electric buses, some are finding they struggle in inclement weather or on hills, or that they don't have enough range. @alon_levy reports: https://t.co/L3oHno5KuTOpen
As cities experiment with battery-powered electric buses, some are finding they struggle in inclement weather or on hills, or that they don’t have enough range.
Future of Money
What Happened to Fintech Singapore’s Previous Pick of Hottest Fintech Startups? https://t.co/uWLhIUEmgx by @fintechsinOpen
In 2016, we published a list of what we thought were Singapore's top 30 fintech startups at the time. Now, three years later, we look at what these startups have become and what they've ...
"if angels and #VCs are looking for businesses with potential to #disrupt their chosen markets, then #Fintech companies that challenge the big institutions fit the bill admirably" https://t.co/r244cUbwWh vía @Forbes by @TrevorClawson cc @WestFourOpen
Fintech Investment topped $31bn in 2018 and according to U.K.-based mergers and acquisitions specialist, Hampleton Partners, much of the money is going not to consumer-facing plays but to ...
What can four innovative #fintech startups and their investors tell us about the future? https://t.co/Hg7FJuAGms via @Finextra #finserv #banking #payments #inOpen
Fintech is a sector that thrives only through innovation. It’s in constant flux; changing and evolvi...
Future of Work Future of Mobility Future of Money Future of News & Journalism Future of Energy Future of Food Future of AI & Machine Learning Future of Climate Future of Hacking & Cybersecurity Cars of the Future Space Tech Essentials Swiss Innovation Legal Cannabis News & Trends Digital Transformation in Banking Bitcoin Futures 5G Mobile News Smart Cities IT & CIO Trends Europe Startup News
Future of News & Journalism
RT @risj_oxford: The UK govt's #Cairncross Review into the future of #journalism, published today, refers to Reuters Institute research throughout the text & footnotes. Review recommendations include an innovation fund, tax relief & funding for localjournalism Thread 1/5 https://t.co/wEbKuf0EbLOpen
Tables available upon request at http:// www.digitalnewsreport.org/survey/2018/resources-2018/ [accessed 06/02/19] 23 Ofcom Broadcasting Code, January 2019 - ...
Great to see NewsMatch bringing in $7.6 million last year, up 58% since last year's campaign. Great numbers all around, and shows just how much people are supporting local nonprofit newsrooms. https://t.co/YjcnQbUW49Open
Journalism matters. Donate and we'll double your impact.
RT @deanstarkman: All this feels familiar, for some reason, @ryanchittum https://t.co/K98JXHglRb https://t.co/mtRfJQTynz https://t.co/SOFaSAWTIEOpen
Takeaways for the newspaper business
Future of Energy
Do you know someone who's interested in learning more about global renewable energy investments? Here's a guide: https://t.co/bc0hzxvTbMOpen
Global investment in renewable energy varies from year to year, depending on the policies of major energy markets, but it is generally on an upward trend.
RT @MWenergynews: Ohio clean energy groups say the appointee for a vacancy on the state's Public Utilities Commission "has shown a clear bias against renewable energy" and energy efficiency programs. https://t.co/CgpdsFXjJMOpen
Industry group lobbyist Sam Randazzo has represented several groups before the regulatory board.
Future of Food
Big Food companies like Danone, Kashi & Land O'Lakes are investing in programs to help farmers transition to #organic. Is it green-washing or is real change a possibility? https://t.co/eXPvOR5CyP via @GreenBizOpen
More companies are exploring new finance mechanisms and other efforts to benefit farmers in search of change.
Are you 18-40? Are you passionate about developing a sustainable farming future and do you have the energy, passion and creative ideas to do it? If the answer is yes, check out #iupacNextGen! https://t.co/gyg07T84IA @CropLifeIntl @IAAS_World @YPARD @iupac2019 @GFARforum https://t.co/al0XSrL96XOpen
Are you 18-40? Are you passionate about developing a sustainable farming future and do you have the energy, passion and creative ideas to do it? Would you like to attend the world’s largest ...
If only people could get over the "ick" factor, they might see the potential of an ancient food source: bugs. https://t.co/SpaZGaBrvlOpen
A locally-produced graphic novel aims to help us get over our bias against eating bugs.
Future of AI & Machine Learning
ICYMI: this video-taped AAAI debate about ML was fun and funny: My 5 minutes were ridiculous: https://t.co/GjxYEu8W3e jump to 1:07 for the debate, and to 1:18 to uncover the secret connection between ML and Brexit!Open
Coral Ballroom Moderator: Kevin Leyton-Brown (University of British Columbia, Canada) Debaters: Oren Etzioni (Allen Institute for AI) Michael Littman (Brown University) Jennifer Neville ...
RT @anirudhg9119: Happy to share our call for papers for the Reproducibility workshop at ICLR @iclr2019. The deadline is March 5. https://t.co/Cd9oiOoOMd!Open
This workshop focuses on issues of reproducibility and replication of results in the Machine Learning community. There are many interesting open questions about how reproducibility issues ...
RT @MaxALittle: Michael Jordan: "But this is not the classical case of the public not understanding the scientists - here the scientists are often as befuddled as the public." Indeed. Realistic assessment of the state of AI/DL today: https://t.co/DzZ8Ql3ILU @GaryMarcusOpen
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the mantra of the current era. The phrase is intoned by technologists, academicians, journalists and…
Future of Climate
In the Boston, MA, area? I would be interested to hear views of what this new exhibition about climate change at @HarvardMuseum is like... https://t.co/iTcx4Kl4e7 https://t.co/BNKD8noQ0sOpen
This new exhibit on Climate Change draws on the latest scientific information about our warming climate, the global and local consequences, and how to both reduce the fossil fuel emissions ...
If word choice matters, why do pollsters ask about “global warming” to understand public opinion on “climate change”?
A large majority of U.S. voters support renewable energy targets for utilities – even if it would raise their bills: https://t.co/q3S7I8X3zE https://t.co/UiVzeFCEYGOpen
How do Republican, Democratic, and Independent voters view global warming, personal and collective action, and climate policies?
Future of Hacking & Cybersecurity
RT @Cisco: Cisco and @CybersecuritySF launch the first ever cybersecurity almanac. 🔒 This is just one of many statistics. Check out the entire report here ➡️ https://t.co/EniofXTlv1 https://t.co/APEmMorwTROpen
Published by Cisco and Cybersecurity Ventures
Cars of the Future
Our concepts of intellectual property protection will need to evolve, if not require invention of new concepts, to enable transition to autonomous vehicles.
Apple’s Autonomous Car Apparently Only Works For Almost a Mile at a Time https://t.co/yyRyjowQTA @Jalopnik #SelfDrivingCars #Apple #autonommousOpen
GM and Apple are struggling to realize their autonomous dreams, Nissan and Renault are still figuring out their relationship, Volkswagen is slowly but surely rolling out its ride-sharing ...
Sit back, relax, and enjoy a ride through the history of self-driving cars https://t.co/Sd16dyf6UCOpen
From a 1920s stunt in downtown New York to Google's Waymo, here are the events you should know about from the history of self-driving cars.
Space Tech Essentials
NASA Deputy Administrator James Morhard channeled President John F. Kennedy in a pitch designed to please space industry executives.
Stratolaunch is a Burt Rutan/Scaled Composites project that he got Allen to fund. As with SpaceShipTwo they went full speed on the winged vehicle while dawdling on the rocket component. https://t.co/QkcTnUOhptOpen
January has been unforgiving for commercial space firms. SpaceX and Virgin Galactic laid off employees earlier this month, while Stratolaunch recently announced it would stop development of ...
Hypergiant Galactic Systems Launches to Advance the Space Industry with AI-driven Technologies https://t.co/uWH3tkp5Di via @spacecomOpen
In its first step towards realizing this vision, Hypergiant Galactic Systems has acquired Satellite & Extraterrestrial Operations & Procedures (S.E.O.P.s), a Houston-based satellite ...
Swiss startup @veritystudios leaves 1 billion #CCTV viewers worldwide in utter astonishment during the live broadcast of the CCTV New Year's Gala show in China. https://t.co/jTTCK1ck7I | The Swiss Startup News channel https://t.co/xm2PLEtMOX https://t.co/RublyHALC5Open
This year, the event featured 88 Verity Studio drones, flying above 70 dancers and famous singers. Broadcasted live on CCTV channels, the show left some 1 billion viewers across the globe ...
Join @EPFL_en and other leading Swiss higher education institutions at our 9th annual Swiss Sciences Night #SwissSciences Sign up at: https://t.co/pfcVLzIz71 https://t.co/0LFdM4MMkzOpen
Swiss Sciences Night 2019 @ MIT Media Lab Have you ever considered studying or working in Switzerland? For a small country with roughly the population of New York City and the size of ...
Launch of the Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation: Swiss politics joins the private sector to reinforce fast growing startups. The foundation has been under the patronage of the Federal Councillor and WBF Chairman Guy Parmelin since the beginning of 2019. https://t.co/zSrpOX1Wse https://t.co/pbSVHpY3MnOpen
The Foundation promotes innovative companies in the growth phase, links the innovation ecosystem with political decision makers and has also initiated a fund which has now been approved by ...
Legal Cannabis News & Trends
While it’s wonderfully liberating for #cannabis cultivation enthusiasts to come out of the closet and legally grow their own #marijuana, the home-growing laws are not consistent in each state. https://t.co/ah17CiQ8ZIOpen
Home-growers in legal recreational cannabis states would be wise to enjoy the cannabis cultivation opportunities their states provide.
Four months after recreational cannabis sales became legal in Canada, stores are running out of the product. One expert says it could take five years to get back on track.
RT @MJBAnet: @Highergtv interviews @DavidRheins: Profiles in #LegalCannabis https://t.co/G0FGRS0sK4 via @YouTube @mjchananeloneOpen
Higher Ground TV editor Michael Stusser interviews MJBA's David Rheins, as part of the Profiles in Legal Cannabis series. #MJChannelOne: Turn On. Tune In. Ca...
Digital Transformation in Banking
The Future of Banking Requires Balancing Old and New https://t.co/hLBDXnltJm by @manishmadhvani #bankingOpen
Over recent years, fewer customers are popping into bank branches, and more are logging onto mobile banking apps. Innovative start-ups, offering alternative banking models are on the rise, ...
RT @stratorob: Why blockchain is essential to the future of banking and #finance https://t.co/VIHv4Nx5NxOpen
Blockchain will begin to transform financial transactions in 2018. Lighthouse Partners' Pete Harris explains how this technology works, and what businesses can do to get started using it.
RT @BAI_Info: Disruptor banks and fintechs will start to sell simple banking products and journeys. https://t.co/XR3Sl2RimPOpen
The day will soon arrive when one app ties together all the services banking customers need and want—with or without banks out front.
What Bitcoin Did Ep 73 is available now! @PeterMcCormack sits down with @billbarhydt to discuss ABRA's new stock and ETF #trading product, #bitcoin and the relevance of a free market. #blockchain #crypto #podcast https://t.co/qhlyLqkdNSOpen
“Abra uses Bitcoin tech to basically build the foundations for what really will be a global bank.” — Bill Barhydt Interview location: Skype Interview date: Friday 8th Feb, 2019 Company: ...
I think I can count one of last year's top predictions as spot on now (belatedly) given @ProfFaustus has confirmed he is Satoshi. https://t.co/CGJMl8Ld6sOpen
My first marriage ended in October 2010. It had been rocky for a time before that. I mentioned in my last post how I worked doing forensic…
5G Mobile News
GSA fast fact: 180 commercial VoLTE networks in 87 countries and a total of 248 operators investing in #VoLTE in 112 countries https://t.co/z4F9eyd7G3 https://t.co/EAu9tYd1WCOpen
Evolution-LTE-5G GSA is reporting there are now 871 operators investing in LTE with 201 operators in 83 countries investing in 5G
Ericsson's new facility will offer courses for radio base station installation, tower and rooftop installation, microwave alignment and network integration
FREE Membership - Smart Cities Technical Community. Engage in discussion, raise awareness and bring together technology, government and society to assist and guide municipalities to help offer citizens a high quality of life: https://t.co/Wr48esBD3T https://t.co/gGHpNz867HOpen
A community for practitioners and researchers in the area of Smart Cities. Join the community at no charge, and get involved.
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center Network is launching a smart cities incubator in Dallas’ West End https://t.co/i6HVL1mJ8rOpen
The Innov8te Smart Cities Incubator in the city's West End neighborhood will support early-stage companies and highlight the work already underway.
Are Privacy Concerns Halting #SmartCities Indefinitely? via @forbes and Daniel Newman: https://t.co/Pbd1UFr60h https://t.co/WHhZ1z7b1nOpen
Privacy concerns could be a roadblock smart cities can’t overcome. If Google can’t get a smart city to work can anyone?
IT & CIO Trends
What is 5G? All you need to know about the next generation of wireless technology https://t.co/UjXgV8BQ3L via @ZDNet & @SMFulton3Open
It is a capital improvement project the size of the entire planet, replacing one wireless architecture created this century with another one that aims to lower energy consumption and ...
ONF's fifth reference design, COMAC, targets 5G deployments https://t.co/iufCu4uXF5 https://t.co/8GX4eVmJV1Open
Pulling together its work over the last eight years with CORD, SDN and cloud, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) today announced its fifth reference design: Converged Multi-Access and ...
Watch the SDxCentral and InterDigital analyst webinar, "5G and SDN - Laying the Software-Defined Foundations for 5G Networks".
Europe Startup News
RT @twentyminutevc: Proud to release ep w/ @davidcohen @techstars on why seed investing is a different asset class to venture, what makes the best and the worst board members and why every company has to have a pessimist in the room. Thanks to @bfeld @nglaros @seats for Qs! https://t.co/5NZwokDHXI https://t.co/9oa4GtYID9Open
Venture Capital, Startup Funding, The Pitch