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Growing the Next Generation of African Coders

Elizabeth Gould | Posted 12.17.2014 | Technology
Elizabeth Gould

What problems could be solved once people are armed with the technological tools to solve them? Perhaps an app for informal moneylenders, the main source of accessing capital for most Africans, to track lending and borrowing?

The Structure Dilemma

Yuanbo Liu | Posted 11.25.2014 | Technology
Yuanbo Liu

The constant change which defines our industry today also requires constant creativity to deal with its ever evolving set of challenges. For the mind to contend with the unknown, it can benefit from the removal of parameters

Why Planned Serendipity Matters, and How 'Unconferencing' Is a Great Place to Start

Hamish Priest | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Hamish Priest

I've noticed two things about the ad game. First, we're a business that - on the surface - changes and moves at a fast pace.

Emerging Trends in Marketing -- Reflections From WPP's Stream

Jerry Nichols | Posted 11.07.2014 | Business
Jerry Nichols

I had the unique privilege to attend a recent WPP Stream conference, hosted by Sir Martin Sorrell and Yossi Vardi.

The Future of Cigarettes

Diana Tsai | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Diana Tsai

Let's go take on the tobacco industry, because if we're going to smoke, let's make damn well sure it makes us live longer.

Why Every Technology Executive Should Spend (at Least) a Week a Quarter in Asia

Mark Read | Posted 03.28.2014 | Business
Mark Read

It's too easy when you spend your time shuttling between London, New York and San Francisco to forget that there's a whole other world out there. A wo...

A Stream of Consciousness

Michelle Froah | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Michelle Froah

I was excited and yet anxious when I received my first invitation to WPP's Stream Un-Conference. This came from two places - first, what in the world was an un-conference and second, would I be outnumbered, as someone on the client-side, by creative and media agencies?

All Great Things Need the Combination of Dust and Magic

Mike Smollan | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Mike Smollan

Dust being the grind work and magic, well, magic being the power of unhindered creativity. We need both if only to remind us the importance of the other.

The Power of Un-structured Wisdom

Ken Hong | Posted 05.28.2014 | Media
Ken Hong

Instead of politely waiting for you to finish your speech as a normal presentation, the Streamers would actively ask questions, throw in different opi...

Animosity 2.0: The Open Government Insurgency vs. The White House Correspondents Dinner Establishment

Mark Drapeau | Posted 07.09.2012 | Media
Mark Drapeau

Mainstream media, politicians, and celebrities are easy scapegoats for a relatively small open government community that is in reality quite insular.

WPP's Stream's Got Talent

Sir Martin Sorrell | Posted 10.02.2012 | Media
Sir Martin Sorrell

The Stream conference uses a user-generated or crowd-sourced conference format, which is highly interactive and demands and gets total participation. No predetermined format, no agenda, nobody laying down a roadmap -- it's totally democratic, even anarchic.

Transit data drives economic engine for open government

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Today in New York City, the attendees of TransportationCamp will look for ways to build a better to and fro. Technologists, trains fans, government ...

Civic Developers Code for America on Presidents' Day in D.C.

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Data camp volunteers come together to donate more than money or blood: they exchange information and then apply their skills to creating solutions to the needs defined by a given set of societal challenges.

Fellowship for the Ultimate Un-Conference

Saul Garlick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Saul Garlick

The Cordes Foundation is teaming up with Opportunity Collaboration to provide 50 fellowships to students around the world to attend the five day conference with leaders in the social enterprise arena.