Yearly Archives: 2015

The Economist’s TQ | New materials for the factory of the future – insight from world-leading innovation speaker Paul Markillie

Dec 22, 2015

A greater understanding of the properties of materials at the smallest scale is transforming manufacturing. This is changing the way things are designed and produced, from light bulbs to batteries, cars and aircraft. In the Economist’s latest Technology Quarterly (TQ) – a special section focusing on recent trends and developments in science and technology –

“Your phone is seducing you, and you’re paying the price” warns leading tech speaker Tom Chatfield [video]

Dec 16, 2015

We all know that too much time with tech is bad for the mind, but even resisting temptation is taking its toll on us, warns Tom Chatfield, an expert speaker on the issues presented by the digital age. Studies have shown time and time again that the very act of resisting temptation takes its toll, which

Stein Ringen, expert speaker on social and public policy, to publish “The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century” in 2016

Dec 16, 2015

Stein Ringen, an internationally renowned political scientist who explores the art of governance, will be publishing a book titled “The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century”, to be released in 2016 by Hong Kong University Press. Ringen argues that the Chinese system is like no other known in history; this book explains how this system works

Twitter co-creator, Evan Henshaw-Plath was recently featured in Rebel Geeks Al Jazeera documentary

Dec 11, 2015

One of the original developers of Twitter, Evan Henshaw-Plath, was recently featured in a Rebel Geeks documentary series on Al Jazeera, where he shares his current mission as a tech activist. He believes his role is to promote social justice, and “empower civil society to influence politics through the use of software.” Using his knowledge from

Kathryn Parsons, a leading figure in the tech world, shines a spotlight on the British females who are shaking up the industry

Dec 8, 2015

Kathryn Parsons, founder of the digital education company, Decoded, has teamed up with The Sunday Times Magazine to compile a list of the leading women in British tech. “Lists are powerful,” she says. “History is littered with lists of men. The future is being written in lines of code. I don’t want women written out of

Listen to “tech pioneer” Harper Reed talk about the highs and lows of his colourful career

Dec 1, 2015

Harper Reed, a US-based technology engineer, innovator and entrepreneur, shares his journey from Threadless.com to becoming CTO of Barack Obama’s re-election campaign to building and selling his mobile payment business Modest to Paypall. Speaking on The Entrepreneurs podcast – Monocle 24’s weekly tour of the most inspiring people, companies and ideas in global business – Harper talks about

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