Monthly Archives: May 2015

DOT EVERYONE: Latest initiative by digital pioneer Martha Lane Fox aims to “make Britain brilliant at the internet”

May 15, 2015

Martha Lane Fox, founder of lastminute.com, has called for the creation of a new national institution to make “Britain the most digital nation on the planet”. This would be achieved by enabling people to understand, and take full advantage of, the transformative power of the Internet. Enter “Dot Everyone” – an initiative developed by Martha that aims to establish frameworks

Jim O’Neill named Commercial Secretary to the Treasury to oversee city devolution plan for England

May 14, 2015

Jim O’Neill, the former Goldman Sachs chief economist who coined the term “Brics” to describe leading emerging markets, has been appointed Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, with special responsibility for city devolution and delivery of public sector infrastructure projects. Jim, who will be made a peer, chaired the Cities Growth Commission until October 2014. Many of

Speaking at Google Zeitgeist 2015, economist and author Noreena Hertz explores why it’s important to understand “Generation K”

May 14, 2015

Noreena Hertz, an economist and best-selling author, advises some of the world’s leading business, media and political players on future trends. Speaking at Google Zeitgeist 2015, Noreena discusses why – from a business perspective – it is important to understand and engage with “Generation K”, who she defines as the teenagers of today. Teenagers represent a significant market,

Host a War Game to understand how Brexit might affect your business

May 13, 2015

What’s a war game? It’s a moderated simulation during which a group of carefully briefed individuals play out a scenario, with the objective of enhancing their ability to make correct decisions in the real world. The concept was first developed in Washington DC to help US government departments like the State Department and the CIA

Watch Dambisa Moyo discuss the economic and political risks of “Tomorrow’s World” at Google Zeitgeist 2015

May 12, 2015

Dambisa Moyo, best-selling author of “Dead Aid” (2010), “How the West Was Lost” (2012) and “Winner Takes All” (2012), spoke at Google Zeitgeist 2015 on the global economic and political risks we cannot ignore. In a keynote titled “Tomorrow’s World”, Dr. Moyo puts forward that the defining challenge that we face today is how to create economic growth,

Former England Cricket Captain Andrew Strauss named Director of England Cricket

May 11, 2015

Andrew Strauss, the highly acclaimed former England Test and ODI cricket Captain, has been named Director of English Cricket by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). In this new role, Andrew will be responsible for the long-term strategy of the England men’s cricket team, whilst overseeing the performance and development programmes of the national side “Andrew’s breadth of

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