Clement Charles

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March 4th, 2014

Back on ITU World 2012

Invited as speakers in the “Who Owns My Data” session in Dubai in 2012, I had the opportunity to share (… and scare) with my vision of the digital immortality. I also met and discovered MIT professors John Clippinger, founder and Executive Director, Idcubed, that made understand how we may control and monetize our flows of data.

As we I am already preparing possible participation in Doha 2014 after my successful panel and meet the experts session in Bangkok last November, I wanted to go back on that session in Dubai which was greatly quoted. You can view a great report here, and view the session in full simple with a easy free login with your mail.

July 4th, 2013

Future Cities (2): let’s float !

What will be the future of cities ? Maybe, floating. Not surprising for people living in the Netherlands, but surely new and exciting for the rest of us.
To grasp the topic, check that video from our partners Reuters news.

In more specific view, you may enjoy this great video. Architect Vincent Callebaut proposes his futuristic concept, titled “Lilypad”, would essentially allow a city to reside on water. The metropolis would float and house as many as 50,000 people.



To conclude with some “design concept”, I am sure you will enjoy this 2009 videos on current project on floating / underwater cities.

May 11th, 2013

Digital Immortality @ ITU World Telecom in Dubai 2012

Clement Charles ITU Telecom World Dubai on QS Digital Immortality

I had the chance to participate to the ITU World Telecom latest event in Dubai. I was invited to speak about data and media in a panel called “Who Owns My Data”. Last night, I was preparing my break out session on digital immortality for the the QS conference.Good surprise, when I typed “digital immortality” in my evernote, I had the real pleasure to seeing one of quotes on that topic from this panel used as title of the big data section of the “outcome report” that is published after the conference. I did overview when I received but apparently did not read with enough attention as I missed my own quote of Digital Immortality : / Still it shows that the topic has impact.

You can download the complete ITU World Telecom 2012 Dubai Outcomes Report. The title with my quote is in the image above, on page 25/35.

Well, thanks a lot, Stewart and Simon !