Clement Charles

Clement Charles 's thoughts
September 1st, 2014

PAY FOR TRUST. NOW.

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5 years ago, I looked crazy stupid naive when I mentioned the idea, that in the future (which is now), telco’s will be selling disconnection as much as connection, access restriction as much full access.

Similarly, when I spoke at ITU last year on data privacy in World Telecom in Bangkok, I mentioned the fact that selling privacy and secured data access, I remember people being really surprised in the audience. Then, later during the event, I was happy to see fellow future-thinker (Swiss too) Gerd Leonard mentioned the exact same concept when he addressed the crowd of operators and regulators telling them “telcos are in the trust business”. You can view the full keynote here.

Logically, in the space of personal data, especially with lifelogin and quantified self data, trust is not an option, it must should be a central piece of the product offering.  This is way I’ve loved the concept of Pryv from the very start, in the field of QS  meta platforms to aggregate your various data. Contained in the name (Pryv, as in private) , but also in their DNA (they’re Swiss, and as such love secrecy), their concept is really right and fair, proposed in a rich user interface.

Now to the business, I just discovered the business of Respect Networks, dubbed as “the leading platform for secure, verified and mutually agreed sharing of personal data”. This is just a start of new business, where people will pay for trust.

January 30th, 2014

The QS GVA Meet Up – Happy 2014

Hello

Back on blogging after two intense months of 200% work. I hope you are all fine and the holidays were good. Happy New Year. 2014 will be a great year, glad to be looking for it !

We also back on track with the Quantified Self Meet Up in Geneva. The first 2014 Meet Up – the 10th in total – will be held in the nice cowering / digital culture space of La Muse ! As for the program, we plan a short but dense meet up.

As you know, QS, as all new technologies and society changer, has one step in the present and an other in the future. Our next meet up will provide the same perspective with some really immediately relevant and useful content, as well as some more futuristic forward thinking to fuel your imagination.

Bruno Chanel, a digital strategist and Evernote ambassador in CH, will present a graphic compilation demonstrating links and correlation between various sets of his personal data, collected with Withings (weight, BMI), Evernote Foods (meals) and Jawbone UP (steps, sleeps).  A first time disclosure of all this very, very personal data.

More info: http://brunochanel.com

Clement Charles, digital media pioneer, promoter of awareness of both Quantified Self and data privacy, will share a “down the line vision” of the digital immortality, or how connected mankind could stays around for centuries by using life long collected data to create digital copies of themselves.

More info: http://www.clementcharles.me/quantified-self-digital-immortality/

 

This meet up will televised !

At the RTS is currently doing a report about QS for health, they are inviting us to have the meet up in the highest tower of the city, with an exceptional view on the city. They will be filming the meet up as part of their report, but no presentation or personal data will be recorded.

There is no bar service, so please feel free to bring some drinks along.

Event is free – please do subscribe via MeetUp to ease planning: Quantified Self Geneva (Genève) – Meetup

 

May 29th, 2013

The 2013 Quantified Self Europe Conference Roundup

If you missed the big moment of European Quantified Self movement, you will surely enjoy the round up on the global QS Blog. You will see many different post, covering a large amount of topics and points of view, on Quantified Self in general, as well as on this great QS EU 13 conferences we’ve enjoyed so much.

You can access the full review with this link: The 2013 Quantified Self Europe Conference RoundupQuantified Self. You’ll also be able to view some videos, interviews and captures of conference and a great  Flicker album.

If you are looking for my post, my reports and feelings on the event, please use the following links:

A general piece:
A piece about the breakout session we’ve had: 
Some smaller, more targeted posts:

 

 

May 11th, 2013

Interviewed alongside Ray Kurzweil, Gordon Bell and Brewster Kahle

 

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Whaouh ! I had the great chance to be interviewed by award winning documentarist Antoine Viviani… The interview was on big data, quantified society, future of lifeloging and digital immortality. The team was great, and chatting with them, I understood that they conducted a lot of interviews in the US with some my personal heroes and key influencers such as Ray Kurzweil, Gordon Bell and Brewster Kahle. I was honored and impressed to among the interviewees for the film.

Previously, Antoine VIVIANI realize this fantastic interactive transmedia called IN SITU documentary and won some awards from it. You can still view it with its interactive enrichment online the specific Arte sub-site.

 

Caption (c) Antoine Viviani, Arte 2011.