Monthly Archives: January 2015

Lord Chris Holmes outlines the vast implications of the digital revolution

Jan 22, 2015

Listen to Ben Horne, Chartwell’s Head of Online Content, host a Q&A session on the implications of the digital revolution with Lord Chris Holmes MBE, who famously delivered the most successful Paralympics of all time, through his role as Director of Paralympic Integration for London 2012. This podcast episode focuses on Lord Holmes’ work with

Introducing the UK’s leading political commentators

Jan 21, 2015

British politics has rarely been so unpredictable. As the opinion polls continue to put the Conservatives and Labour neck and neck – alongside growing support for the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) – political uncertainty and the weakening eurozone economy is hitting confidence across the board. The 2015 General Election will set this country’s course over the size of

Award-winning science journalist Matt Ridley defends his stance as a “climate change lukewarmer”

Jan 20, 2015

“I am a climate change lukewarmer”, asserts Matt Ridley, an award-winning journalist and best-selling author of “The Rational Optimist”. Writing for The Times, Matt defends his position by explaining that whilst he believes recent global warming is real, mostly man-made and will continue, he also thinks that it is not likely to be dangerous, and its slow and erratic progress so far

CNN Report: How Oren Yakobovich uses tiny, hidden cameras to uncover corruption

Jan 19, 2015

Check out this CNN report on Videre, a controversial new organisation that distributes hidden cameras to people around the world to uncover corruption and abuse. Videre is headed by founder Oren Yakobovich, an Israeli social entrepreneur who has been working at the intersection of human rights and film-making for 20 years. An exclusive speaker with Chartwell, he is a leading

Peter Diamandis, co-founder of Singularity University, shares his top tech picks for 2015

Jan 16, 2015

Peter Diamandis, the co-founder and executive chairman of Singularity University and the X PRIZE Foundation, has singled out 11 of the most exciting new technologies moving from deceptive to disruptive this year. Here are his top tech picks for 2015: Virtual Reality: Expect a lot more action on the virtual and augmented reality front. Watch out for game changers

BRICS economist Jim O’Neill outlines three good reasons to be bullish on China in 2015

Jan 15, 2015

Writing for Bloomberg View, Jim O’Neill, the former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management International, has argued that it is “ridiculous” to be bearish on China in 2015, commenting that there is a big year ahead for the economy. In comparison to his earlier predictions of the BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China – it

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