Happy Friday! In the news this week, our top keynote speakers are writing and making headlines in respected and international media. For booking enquiries, or more about these talented thought-leaders, send us a quick email for their speaking topics, expertise and latest availability.
Here are the top stories we recommend this week:
Joseph Stiglitz says the Irish government is wrong to appeal the EU decision on Apple
Irish Times | Joseph Stiglitz says Ireland should not appeal Apple ruling
Harper Reed discusses the use of social media in elections with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang
Bloomberg (video) | Is Snapchat the Way to Capture the Youth Vote?
Kathryn Parsons joins U.S. trade mission with London Mayor Sadiq Khan
Evening Stantard | London’s top tech start-ups to join Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on US trade mission
Darnell Moore on the ‘undercovered’ and being part of Mic’s Identities team
Poynter | Want to create a diverse newsroom? Think outside the ‘pipeline’
Fawaz Gerges interviewed on France’s repeated terrorist attacks
Project Syndicate | Confronting France’s Jihadis
Hanli Prinsloo shares her free-diving expertise with The Telegraph’s
The Telegraph | My Big Blue moment: Learning to freedive with South Africa’s finest
We are please to announce that you can now access podcasts for some of our events via SoundCloud.
So if you missed out on our Breakfast Discussion on “The German Election” with Sir Michael Arthur and Gisela Stuart.
Or if you couldn’t make it to our Evening Discussion- With Harper Reed, Obama Campaign 2012 CTO, now you hear it all online.
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In a Mobile Commerce Press article about mobile payments in the US, the writer describes the current drive to make payments more efficient as current systems are neither secure nor convenient enough. Following his success with mobile applications during the Obama 2012 campaign, Harper Reed has announced that he and a team of developers are planning to develop a new mobile payments application.
Although in early stages, the envisioned aim is for simple one click purchases, a move which would also transform the online retail scene. Nevertheless, the writer concludes, “In order for Reed and his team to find the success they seek in mobile payments, they will have to find a way to solve the security problem.”
Click here to read the article in full
More on Harper Reed’s current lecture tour of Asia. A client in Hong Kong has just been in touch to tell us he is an “absolute joy to work with” and that his presentation lifted their event “to a whole new level”. Next stop Singapore…
Harper Reed was interviewed by ABC news TV programme in Australia on Monday night. Harper discussed his role in the Obama 2012 campaign and his thoughts on Yahoo’s recent buying of Tumblr. He said he believes the move will help Yahoo “become hip again”
Click here to watch the interview
As part of his European tour, entrepreneur, engineer and innovator Harper Reed delivered speeches at conferences in Perugia and Berlin in April this year. He discussed his use of technology to secure the success of the Obama for America 2012 campaign in his role at Chief Technology Officer, the importance of data and the future of technology.
Click here to watch Harper in Perugia. Click here to watch him at NEXT13 in Berlin.