Monthly Archives: May 2013

Economist and CrowdFunding champion Nasser Saidi keynotes in Seoul

May 29, 2013

Nasser Saidi, former chief economist at DIFC, gave the keynote at the 2013 Asian Financial Forum (AFF). Entitled “Asian financial transformation: Developing an RMB zone & Redback market” Nasser described the systemic risks of a hub-spoke financial system predicated on too big to fail institutions in advanced economies. Instead, given the growing strength of Emerging

Julia Hobsbawm in Harper’s Bazaar

May 28, 2013

Businesswoman and founder of Editorial Intelligence, Julia Hobsbawm wrote a recent article for the publication Harper’s Bazaar. Titled ‘My big idea: unleashing the inner artist’, Julia describes how she discovered her “fertile imagination” – from believing she was uncreative to starting her own company and now the private ideas festival ‘Names Not Numbers’. Click here to read

Jim O’Neill in The Daily Telegraph: “China’s fortunes hold the key”

May 24, 2013

Former Goldman Sachs Chief Economist Jim O’Neill’s is now writing regularly for The Daily Telegraph. Jim discussed the strong correlation between Chinese and global economic growth, and also discusses the UK’s struggle to “rediscover economic growth since 2008” which he attributes to “the persistent rise in imported commodity costs, adding to pressures on real disposable incomes.” Click here to

Nasser Saidi and Andrew Neil at the 8th Arabian Business Forum

May 24, 2013

The 8th Arabian Business Forum was held on May 21st in Dubai, where a number of speakers were chosen to discuss some of the major issues currently facing the Gulf economies. The event was hosted by the renowned British broadcaster, political commentator and ITP Chairman, Andrew Neil. Former Chief Economist for the Dubai International Financial

DJ Patil inspires the University of California’s School of Information graduates

May 23, 2013

Last week, social media innovator and data science pioneer, DJ Patil delivered a speech at the University of California’s School of Information graduation ceremony. Encouraging students to “seek out those that will take a risk on you”, DJ Patil was praised for giving “a great story–and some excellent career advice.” He spoke about his path to

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