I was very pleased to see today’s launch of the report Open for Business: How Open Data Can Help Achieve the G20 Growth Target, from Nicholas Gruen’s Lateral Economics, commissioned by Omidyar Networks, the philanthropic organization of eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.
The report looks at the massive positive economic impact of governments adopting open data policies.
Source: Open for Business
The major figure from the report is that potential value from open data to the G20 nations is $2.6 trillion annually, or around 1.1% of GDP over the next 5 years. The major sectors where value accrues from open data policies are Education, Transport, Consumer Products, Electricity, Oil and Gas, Health Care, and Consumer Finance.
As the report explains:
Continue reading The massive impact on economic growth of open data in government
This morning I was interviewed on the Morning Show about next generation technologies including holograms on smartphones, machine to machine (M2M) communication, neuro-hacking and brain implants.
Click on the image to see a video of the segment.
The possibility of holograms on smartphones is absolutely compelling.
Back from when the first smartphones came out I pointed to the interfaces as the critical enabler of rich computing on-the-go, as shown for example in my Future of the Media Lifecycle framework.
Continue reading How the next generation of display technologies will transform mobile computing
I am in Dubai for the next few days to do a keynote at Arab Media Forum on the future of media.
I’d love to catch up with anyone who is interesting in an informal meetup to chat about the future, media, and social media in the Arab world and beyond.
It has been a while since I’ve been in UAE and keen to connect with interesting people and hear what’s happening.
Where: A’Rukn cafe, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (location link)
When: 6-8pm, Wednesday 21 May
Hope to see you there! Everyone is welcome, feel free to pass on word, whoever turns up will be the right people