The Connected Economy has come about because of incredible developments in computer technology. These innovations are drastically changing the business world. There is a new emphasis on connecting with each other and building relationships. This is not the first big change in our history, it mimics the changes of the industrial revolution many years ago. Our ability to empathize means we still have a leg up on machines. In order to keep a competitive advantage in business, organizations must update their strategies to put their customers in the forefront. Engaging on digital platforms and connecting on social media is all a part of this development. Our experts explain the Connected Economy and give their views on the changing paradigms for success.

The connected digital economy is a global revolution
The Connected Economy has come about because of incredible developments in computer technology. These innovations are drastically changing the business world. There is a new emphasis on connecting with each other and building relationships. This is not the first big change in our history, it mimics the changes of the Graeme Codrington

The Connected digital economy is a global revolution like the industrial revolution as discussed in this new business TV show from Graeme Codrington.

Connected digital economy set to revolutionise business

In the industrial age, as before that in the agrarian age, in the age of farming the people who either owned the land or owned the factories or worked on the land or worked in the factories, they were the people who were in charge. Those were your assets, physical ability. What we’ve done over the last 100 years is replaced peoples’ physical needs in terms of what we need from them physically with machines, you know, the combined harvester and the container and the robots in factories.

And then for the last 50 years we have plowed our resources, as human beings we’ve become clever by being clever. We have moved into the information age where your mental ability is what sets you apart from other people.

Now, somebody who was gifted at birth, not by my choice, but was gifted with a reasonable intelligence and a nice IQ and a middle class family that could get me through university, that’s been brilliant.

I’ve been able to use my brain to make money, but unfortunately right now computers are about to do to me what robots and machines did to my farm working, factory working uncles and grandparents

They’re about to make me redundant because they can think faster than I can. They can think more than I can. They don’t need to take a break to eat or sleep or all the other things I like to do.

The question is what’s next?

You see if we’ve used machines to replace our bodies, our physical strength and now we’re using machines to replace our minds, there’s only one step left and that’s our emotions, the soul if you like, inside of us. And that’s why I believe we’re heading into a connection economy, because computers can’t do that, not yet. I’m not saying they never will, but probably not in my lifetime.

That ability connect with other people, that ability to engage, to have relationships, that ability to be in another person’s life, not just sending information, engage with the data point but actually engage with a person, that’s vital.

Connected Economy TV will continue to explore the connected digital economy revolution, with new shows added daily.

 

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Jo Malone created one of the world's most sought after luxury fragrance brands eponymous with her name. In 1999, Jo sold her beauty business to Estée Lauder Companies and remained…
Jo Malone created one of the world's most sought after luxury fragrance brands eponymous with her name. In 1999, Jo sold her beauty business to Estée Lauder Companies and remained Creative Director until her departure in 2006. Now, five years on, Jo is once again designing scent and November 2011 marks the launch of her global brand JO LOVES... Jo's passion for fragrance never ceases and it was falling in love with cooking that inspired her to play with food, flavours and colours that she had never used before. Jo soon realised that her instincts were prompting her to create fragrance for a second time and she found herself asking 'could I do it again?' JO LOVES captures the things in Jo's life that inspire her, from ingredients and people to moments in time nestled within bold red packaging; the heartbeat of the brand.
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John Baumgartner
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John is CTO Chief of Staff at BP, one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies. He works in the Chief Technology Office. Their purpose is to bring…
John is CTO Chief of Staff at BP, one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies. He works in the Chief Technology Office. Their purpose is to bring emerging visual technologies into BP and they do that by nurturing a vast eco system of contacts, as well as networking within BP to try and make a match between ideas that are emerging in the outside world and the needs within BP.
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John Halpin
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•John is an experienced and innovative CRM & customer insight-led marketing professional. He has •in-depth knowledge of processes to turn customer data into new profitable revenues streams by using established…
•John is an experienced and innovative CRM & customer insight-led marketing professional. He has •in-depth knowledge of processes to turn customer data into new profitable revenues streams by using established data manipulation techniques. •Effective management of resources required to make timely delivery of properly developed key data and analytical solutions during their definition, design brief, testing, production run and delivery.
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John Kay
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John Kay is one of Britain’s foremost economists. He is a journalist for the Financial Times, a successful author, an academic and a businessman.
John Kay is one of Britain’s foremost economists. He is a journalist for the Financial Times, a successful author, an academic and a businessman.
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Joshua Blake
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Joshua Blake is a natural user Interface leader and user experience software engineer, specializing in Kinect interaction design and development. He is seeking to change the way we interact with…
Joshua Blake is a natural user Interface leader and user experience software engineer, specializing in Kinect interaction design and development. He is seeking to change the way we interact with computers through innovative and intuitive natural user interfaces. As a Technical Director at InfoStrat, Joshua is responsible for the strategic technical direction of the consulting practice; architecture, user experience design, and development of software solutions for consulting clients; and technical leadership of peers and consultants across all projects in the practice.
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Julie Meyer
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Julie Meyer founded Ariadne Capital in August 2000 to create a new model for the financing of entrepreneurship in Europe and the UK - "Entrepreneurs Backing Entrepreneurs". She created the…
Julie Meyer founded Ariadne Capital in August 2000 to create a new model for the financing of entrepreneurship in Europe and the UK - "Entrepreneurs Backing Entrepreneurs". She created the founding Investor Partnership of 60 leading entrepreneurs and business builders who are Ariadne's core shareholders. She manages the Ariadne fund, sitting on the Boards of Clickslide, Taggstar and itrigga. In 1998, she founded First Tuesday, the network of entrepreneurs, which many credit for igniting the Internet generation in Europe. It was sold in July 2000 for $50 million in cash and shares. She has been named one of INSEAD's Top 50 Alumni, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, World Economic Forum Global Leader of Tomorrow, TIME Magazine Digital 50, one of WIRED's 100, one of London's 1000 Most Influential People (Evening Standard) and one of the Top 30 Most Influential Women in Europe. Julie is also one of the BBC's Online Dragons in the award-winning Dragon's Den Online, and is also currently setting up a "Dads and Daughters" foundation to support and extend her thesis that women's identities are shaped - for good or bad - by the messages they receive from their father's as children and young adults. She is on the Board of Directors of Medikidz, Vestergaard Frandsen, a for profit humanitarian development firm, and INSEAD, her business school. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities and English Literature from Valparaiso University, near Chicago, US in 1988, having spent her junior year in Cambridge, UK in 1986.
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Karolin Forsling
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Karolin Forsling is currently Head of Retail for AMF Fastigeheter. AMF Real Estate is one of Sweden's largest property investment and development companies, mainly focusing on urban commercial office and…
Karolin Forsling is currently Head of Retail for AMF Fastigeheter. AMF Real Estate is one of Sweden's largest property investment and development companies, mainly focusing on urban commercial office and retail premises in Stockholm and Gothenburg, with its main investment focus on Stockholm city center. The company manages approximately 636,000 sq m of commercial real estate. Some of the best known properties are the well established and successful shopping center mall situated in downtown Stockholm and the pioneering retail development, MOOD Stockholm
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Keith Coats
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Keith Coats is an internationally respected leadership expert, author, speaker and facilitator. He has worked with both leaders and their executive teams in numerous international blue chip companies.
Keith Coats is an internationally respected leadership expert, author, speaker and facilitator. He has worked with both leaders and their executive teams in numerous international blue chip companies.
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Keith Holdt
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Based in London, Keith works for LDC (www.ldc.co.uk), where as an investment executive he supports the boards and senior management teams of portfolio businesses driving value enhancement initiatives that generate…
Based in London, Keith works for LDC (www.ldc.co.uk), where as an investment executive he supports the boards and senior management teams of portfolio businesses driving value enhancement initiatives that generate shareholder value growth through cash generation, revenue growth and cost saving. Keith is also an associate speaker of TomorrowToday (www.tomorrowtoday.uk.com), an organisation focused on preparing leaders and their organisations for a new world of work, and in this capacity speaks on the impact on businesses of developments in Big Data, social media & hybrid analytics towards improved leadership and corporate decision-making and how this value can be exploited to deliver success. He has acted in an advisory capacity for a number of SME’s and start-ups, and currently serves on the Board of Advisors for Saffron Technologies (www.saffrontech.com), a US-based natural intelligence & hybrid analytics company positioned by both Gartner and Forrester as a market leader in the space.
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Kirt Mead
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Kirt is a Senior Consultant with CSC's Leading Edge Forum, for which he conducts research projects on a range of issues at the Business/IT interface. Kirt is the author of…
Kirt is a Senior Consultant with CSC's Leading Edge Forum, for which he conducts research projects on a range of issues at the Business/IT interface. Kirt is the author of multiple research reports. His most recently published research (June 2014, co-authored with Alex Mayall) is entitled Outside-in BRM - Turning Relationship Managers into Digital Leaders. Kirt is an experienced consultant in innovation, IT strategy, business transformation, and advanced organization. He has been working with American and European multinationals for over 20 years.
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Lennert De Jong
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Lennert de Jong is Amsterdam based and heads up Distribution & Business Development for a new transformational chain of hotels, citizenM hotels. Before joining citizenM at its take off in…
Lennert de Jong is Amsterdam based and heads up Distribution & Business Development for a new transformational chain of hotels, citizenM hotels. Before joining citizenM at its take off in 2006, Lennert headed up EMEA business development for Sabre Hospitality.
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Lewis Richards
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Lewis is a seasoned IT leader having spent the last 16 years working for CSC where he performed a number of UK and International roles within Financial Service and the…
Lewis is a seasoned IT leader having spent the last 16 years working for CSC where he performed a number of UK and International roles within Financial Service and the Corporate Office of Innovation. Lewis managed the European Innovation Centre for CSC for a number of years and worked with clients and partners to showcase Next Gen technologies whilst articulating how IT can address the needs of current business problems.
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Lloyd Wigglesworth
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Lloyd has extensive board level experience that he brings to St Ives Group. Having previously been MD of Entertainment - UK for Smiths News, EMAP's Apex and Choice publishing companies,…
Lloyd has extensive board level experience that he brings to St Ives Group. Having previously been MD of Entertainment - UK for Smiths News, EMAP's Apex and Choice publishing companies, Frontline and the Dutch Meat Marketing Board in the UK. He has also served on the boards of WH Smith PLC, Woolworths and Crest Nelson.
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Louis Gray
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Louis Gray is a blogger who writes about technology, the web, and innovation from the heart of Silicone valley. He runs Google Developers Live and is author of louisgray.com.
Louis Gray is a blogger who writes about technology, the web, and innovation from the heart of Silicone valley. He runs Google Developers Live and is author of louisgray.com.
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Mark Faithfull
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Mark is a leading financial journalist who has spent his career reporting on the retail sector. He now runs his own independent retail magazine called Retail Property Analyst. Retail Property…
Mark is a leading financial journalist who has spent his career reporting on the retail sector. He now runs his own independent retail magazine called Retail Property Analyst. Retail Property Analyst is designed to focus purely on the information needs of the retail property investment community.
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Mark Zawacki
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Mark has founded two successful strategy consulting firms: Milestone Group (2001) and 650 Labs (2012). He has advised more than 300 clients globally on a myriad of growth and revenue-related…
Mark has founded two successful strategy consulting firms: Milestone Group (2001) and 650 Labs (2012). He has advised more than 300 clients globally on a myriad of growth and revenue-related initiatives. Marks focus at 650 Labs is to look at disruptive innovation and specifically how silicon valley is making a major shift from the high tech capital of the world to now the industry disruption capital of the world.
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Martha Lane Fox
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Martha Lane Fox co-founded Europe’s largest travel and leisure website lastminute.com with Brent Hoberman in 1998, they took it public in 2000 and sold it in 2005. Martha was appointed…
Martha Lane Fox co-founded Europe’s largest travel and leisure website lastminute.com with Brent Hoberman in 1998, they took it public in 2000 and sold it in 2005. Martha was appointed a crossbench peer in the House of Lords in March 2013. She is currently the UK’s Digital Champion and chair of Go On UK, a coalition of public and private sector partners that are helping millions more people and organisations online. Martha co- founded and chairs LuckyVoice, revolutionising the karaoke industry. She chairs MakieLab, Founders Forum for Good and the Government Digital Service Advisory Board. She is a Non-Executive Director at Marks & Spencer, MyDeco.com and the Women’s Prize for Fiction. In 2007 Martha founded her own charitable foundation Antigone.org.uk and also serves as a Patron of AbilityNet, Reprieve, Camfed and Just for Kids Law. In 2013 Martha was awarded a CBE.
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Matthew Hopkinson
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Matthew is currently Director of the Local Data Company. The organisation provides research to create unique insight news and reports on the UK retail market. They have a network of…
Matthew is currently Director of the Local Data Company. The organisation provides research to create unique insight news and reports on the UK retail market. They have a network of locally based field researchers and walks over 2,700 retail centres recording and photographing every retail and leisure premises.
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Michael Levie
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Michael Levie is a Founding Partner of citizenM. He is a Board member of SnapShot GmbH. He previously worked as Country Manager and Director of NH Hoteles, within Operations at…
Michael Levie is a Founding Partner of citizenM. He is a Board member of SnapShot GmbH. He previously worked as Country Manager and Director of NH Hoteles, within Operations at Sonesta Hotels and led the European office at SynXis. Michael has a Masters in Hospitality from ESSEC Business School.
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Nick Cole
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Nick Cole is currently Managing Director of SP Group. SP Group Limited provides retail marketing, print, and display products and services. It prints and produces exhibition and display, retail, print,…
Nick Cole is currently Managing Director of SP Group. SP Group Limited provides retail marketing, print, and display products and services. It prints and produces exhibition and display, retail, print, packaging, book, magazine, direct mail, music and multimedia, and fine art products. The company also provides retail consultancy, point-of-sale printing, account management, logistics, project planning and auditing, online, and digital media services. It primarily serves customers in the retail sector. The company was incorporated in 1976 and is based in Redditch, United Kingdom.
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Nigel Huddleston
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Nigel Huddleston is the Industry Head within the Google Travel team with particular responsibility for the hotels & accommodation sub-sector. Nigel focusses on helping travel clients identify and act upon…
Nigel Huddleston is the Industry Head within the Google Travel team with particular responsibility for the hotels & accommodation sub-sector. Nigel focusses on helping travel clients identify and act upon latest trends in consumer behaviour and technology adoption -and optimize their marketing spend accordingly. Nigel is also involved in the development and deployment of Google's own travel products such as Hotel Price Ads. Prior to joining Google, Nigel spent 15 years as a strategy consultant with Arthur Andersen and Deloitte. Nigel holds an undergraduate degree from Oxford University and an MBA from UCLA.v
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Nigel Palmer
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Nigel Palmer is currently Principal at Avancer Management. He previously had been Debenhams' Retail Operations Director since 2002 and started his career at the retailer in 1984 as a store…
Nigel Palmer is currently Principal at Avancer Management. He previously had been Debenhams' Retail Operations Director since 2002 and started his career at the retailer in 1984 as a store manager
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Pat Martell
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Pat Martell joined St Ives Group in 1980. He was appointed to the board in 2003 and has held positions of Managing Director Media Products and Managing Director of UK…
Pat Martell joined St Ives Group in 1980. He was appointed to the board in 2003 and has held positions of Managing Director Media Products and Managing Director of UK Operations. In 2009 he was appointed CEO.
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Peter Cochrane
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Peter Cochrane is a futurist, business mentor, advisor and consultant to a wide range of government departments and international companies in the UK and USA. Throughout his career, Peter has…
Peter Cochrane is a futurist, business mentor, advisor and consultant to a wide range of government departments and international companies in the UK and USA. Throughout his career, Peter has worked across a broad spectrum including: circuit, system, and network design; software production and manufacture, AI and AL, company transformation and management system design. Peter was formerly CTO and head of research for British Telecom. He has held numerous academic posts, including the Collier Chair for the Public Understanding of Science & Technology @ Bristol. Peter has received numerous prizes and awards, including the City & Guilds’ Prince Philip Medal, the IEEE Millennium Medal, an OBE, and the Queen’s Award for Innovation and The Martlesham Medal.
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Peter Stanley
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Peter is Head of Corporate IS at National Grid. He is responsible for National Grid's Corporate IT delivery and overall Group IS Strategy. The National Grid is an energy utility…
Peter is Head of Corporate IS at National Grid. He is responsible for National Grid's Corporate IT delivery and overall Group IS Strategy. The National Grid is an energy utility business dealing mostly in the transmission and distribution of gas and electricity, both in the UK and the Eastern Sea Board of the US. They have about 27,000 employees across the US and UK split roughly 50/50. They make about £3 billion profit per annum, and the IT spend per annum is about 1 billion over a 5 year period.
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Prof. Ian Goldin
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Professor Ian Goldin is Professor of Globalisation and Development and Director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford. Ian Goldin was Vice President of the World Bank…
Professor Ian Goldin is Professor of Globalisation and Development and Director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford. Ian Goldin was Vice President of the World Bank (2003-2006) and prior to that the Bank's Director of Development Policy (2001-2003). He served on the Bank's senior management team and led the Bank's collaboration with the United Nations and other partners. As Director of Development Policy, he played a pivotal role in the research and strategy agenda of the Bank. From 1996 to 2001 he was Chief Executive and Managing Director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and served as an advisor to President Nelson Mandela. He succeeded in transforming the Bank to become the leading agent of development in the 14 countries of Southern Africa. During this period, Goldin served on several Government committees and Boards, and was Finance Director for South Africa's Olympic Bid. Previously, Goldin was Principal Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London, and Program Director at the OECD Development Centre in Paris, where he directed the Programs on Trade, Environment and Sustainable Development. Goldin has received wide recognition for his contributions to development and research, including having been knighted by the French Government and nominated Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.
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Richard Branson
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Sir Richard Branson is a British business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group of more than 400 companies. An adventurer who…
Sir Richard Branson is a British business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group of more than 400 companies. An adventurer who is always testing the boundaries and breaking the norms, in outdoor pursuit as well as in business, Branson is regarded as a role model for entrepreneurs and the wider business community, globally. Perhaps his most ambitious and unique project yet is Virgin Galactic - a business which has already taken millions of dollars in deposits from people who want to be the world's first commercial space tourists.
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Richard Davies
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Richard is Managing Director of the Leading Edge Forum. In this role, Richard leads and manages a global strategic Research and Advisory business aimed at assisting COOs, CIOs and other…
Richard is Managing Director of the Leading Edge Forum. In this role, Richard leads and manages a global strategic Research and Advisory business aimed at assisting COOs, CIOs and other enterprise leaders understand and exploit the ever-expanding intersection between business, information technology and management. Richard has over 20 years' experience in the IT marketplace. He has held a variety of Sales and Marketing positions both nationally and internationally, firstly with NCR Corp and AT&T – primarily in the Financial Services marketplace – and latterly with CSC Index.
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Robert Scoble
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Robert Scoble is an American blogger, technical evangelist, and author. Scoble is best known for his blog, Scobleizer, which came to prominence during his tenure as a technology evangelist at…
Robert Scoble is an American blogger, technical evangelist, and author. Scoble is best known for his blog, Scobleizer, which came to prominence during his tenure as a technology evangelist at Microsoft. He currently works for Rackspace and the Rackspace sponsored community site Building 43 promoting break through technology and startups. He previously worked for Fast Company as a video blogger.
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Robin Bevan
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Robin Bevan runs the Retail Locations & Shopping Centres practice for Javelin. He has 22 years’ experience in retail property, having joined Javelin Group in 2004 from Management Horizons Europe…
Robin Bevan runs the Retail Locations & Shopping Centres practice for Javelin. He has 22 years’ experience in retail property, having joined Javelin Group in 2004 from Management Horizons Europe where he spent 15 years, latterly as CEO. Robin’s project experience combines location strategies for retailers, geographic channel strategies for brands, shopping centre strategies for developers and owners, due diligence for private equity investors and commercial space planning for travel hub operators, in 20 countries including: UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Russia, Turkey, Mexico, USA, Japan, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands... A PPE graduate from Oxford University (1987), Robin also sits on the Research Board of the British Council of Shopping Centres and is a regular speaker at industry events. In addition, Robin worked with PRUPIM in the early 1990s on the original feasibility work for Cribbs Causeway.
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Sara Daw
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Sara Daw is Co Founder and CEO of The FD Centre, which is a UK Market Leader providing part time Finance Directors to SMEs. She is a strategically minded Chartered…
Sara Daw is Co Founder and CEO of The FD Centre, which is a UK Market Leader providing part time Finance Directors to SMEs. She is a strategically minded Chartered Accountant and MBA from the London Business School. Prior to joining The FD Centre Sara was a founder and director of a strategy management and executive development firm whose clients ranged from SME to blue chip.
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Scott Logie
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Scott's role at St Ives Group is specifically positioning the company as the UK's leading marketing services provider. With 17 years experience in the field which includes a background in…
Scott's role at St Ives Group is specifically positioning the company as the UK's leading marketing services provider. With 17 years experience in the field which includes a background in direct marketing and data analysis is he highly regarded in the sector. He is responsible for driving new business within particular parts of St Ives leveraging the 13 distinct divisions the company has.
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Sean Worker
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Sean has extensive experience in Operations, Sales & Development in the USA, Europe, Middle East, China, Indo China and Australia. Previously he was President (The Americas) & Chief Development Officer…
Sean has extensive experience in Operations, Sales & Development in the USA, Europe, Middle East, China, Indo China and Australia. Previously he was President (The Americas) & Chief Development Officer for Sorrento Asset Management, which included BridgeStreet Worldwide. Previously was Sean was also Executive Vice President Operations and Development EMEA for Interstate Hotels & Resorts. Before that he was Managing Director & Executive VP, International Operations for Wyndham Hotel Group, responsible for managing a portfolio of over 650 Franchised and managed assets throughout EMEA, India and Asia Pacific.
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Shaun Hinds
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As Managing Director, International Operations, Shaun Hinds leads operational functions throughout EMEA and APAC, as well as working collaboratively with BridgeStreet’s Sales, Marketing, Development and Finance divisions to lead current…
As Managing Director, International Operations, Shaun Hinds leads operational functions throughout EMEA and APAC, as well as working collaboratively with BridgeStreet’s Sales, Marketing, Development and Finance divisions to lead current strategy and planning. Shaun has an MBA and more than 25 years of experience.
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Simon Vincent
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As President of Europe for Hilton Worldwide, Simon Vincent is responsible for more than 35,000 team members in over 230 hotels across six brands in 31 European countries. He was…
As President of Europe for Hilton Worldwide, Simon Vincent is responsible for more than 35,000 team members in over 230 hotels across six brands in 31 European countries. He was previously CEO of Opodo, at Thomas Cook Group - COO and MD of Tour Operating and Retail distribution. His international experience includes pan-European roles, North America and Japan. Vincent previously worked in International Banking at HSBC. He is Chairman of the Hilton Community Foundation, Chair of the Hospitality Guild, collaborates on the Executive Committee of the British Hospitality Association and acts as a Trustee at Jigsaw School – which serves children with autism.
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Simon Wardley
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Simon Wardley, based in the UK, is a Researcher for the Leading Edge Forum and his focus is on the intersection of IT strategy and new technologies. Simon is a…
Simon Wardley, based in the UK, is a Researcher for the Leading Edge Forum and his focus is on the intersection of IT strategy and new technologies. Simon is a seasoned executive who has spent the last 15 years defining future IT strategies for companies in the FMCG, Retail and IT industries. From Canon’s early leadership in the cloud computing space in 2005 to Ubuntu’s recent dominance as the #1 Cloud operating system. Simon is a regular presenter at conferences worldwide, and has been voted as one of the UK's top 50 most influential people in IT in Computer Weekly's 2012 and 2011 polls.
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Sinai Pedreschi
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Sinai has 10 years experience as a Director. The Kempinski name is known for a growing collection of distinguished properties around the world. As Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, they…
Sinai has 10 years experience as a Director. The Kempinski name is known for a growing collection of distinguished properties around the world. As Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, they are committed to providing their guests with memorable journeys. They believe life should be lived with style.
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Sir David Michels
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Sir David Michels holds several significant Chairman roles, including EasyJet Plc, Deputy Chairman of Marks and Spencer Plc and Chairman of London & Capital. Sir David is also President of…
Sir David Michels holds several significant Chairman roles, including EasyJet Plc, Deputy Chairman of Marks and Spencer Plc and Chairman of London & Capital. Sir David is also President of the British Hospitality Association, and is on the board of Strategic Hotels and Resorts, Jumeirah Hotels and The Savoy. In 2006 he was knighted for services to the hotel and catering industry. Sir David had spent 40 years in the sector before selling Hilton International, as Group CEO to HHC for £4 billion, which enabled him to launch Ladbrokes as a public company. Prior to that Sir David was with CEO of of Stakis PLC, which he joined in 1990 and sold for £1.2bn to Ladbrokes nine years later.
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Sir Nigel Knowles
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Sir Nigel Knowles is global co-chief executive officer of DLA Piper. He has been managing partner since 1996 and in that time has led its growth from a regional UK…
Sir Nigel Knowles is global co-chief executive officer of DLA Piper. He has been managing partner since 1996 and in that time has led its growth from a regional UK law firm to what is now the world's largest law firm. Globally, DLA Piper has a turnover in excess of £1bn. Sir Nigel joined the Yorkshire firm, Broomheads, as a trainee in 1978 and was admitted to partnership in 1984, specialising in corporate finance, private equity and mergers and acquisitions. He quickly moved into the management sphere and in 1990 was appointed head of the commercial group at Dibb Lupton Broomhead (following the merger of Broomheads and Dibb Lupton which took place in 1988). Sir Nigel's career quickly accelerated from there and he was appointed to the board and the role of deputy managing partner in 1995, finally becoming managing partner in 1996. Since that time, Sir Nigel has led the practice through a host of successful mergers. From a largely UK presence the firm has expanded into Continental Europe, Asia and the Middle East. DLA Piper continues to retain a strong regional presence in the UK with a total of eight offices
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Stan Rapp
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Stan Rapp co-founded RAPP, a direct marketing company. Stann is currently chairman of Engauge Marketing. He also co-wrote the best-selling book MaxiMarketing.
Stan Rapp co-founded RAPP, a direct marketing company. Stann is currently chairman of Engauge Marketing. He also co-wrote the best-selling book MaxiMarketing.
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Stephen McCall
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Stephen McCall is responsible for Hotel Performance Support (HPS), the Europe Food and Beverage strategy, Europe Standards and also acts as Chair of the Global Operations Council. Stephen joined IHG…
Stephen McCall is responsible for Hotel Performance Support (HPS), the Europe Food and Beverage strategy, Europe Standards and also acts as Chair of the Global Operations Council. Stephen joined IHG in April 2000 and was most recently Managing Director, UK & Ireland with responsibility for managed operations across IHG's mainstream brands. Previously he was divisional Chief Financial Officer for the Middle East and Africa region, based in Dubai, with additional responsibility for managed operations in the Northern Gulf region. Stephen also has experience in fund management, working with Baring Asset Management on the Alchemy Investment Plan. Stephen graduated from the University of Dundee with honours in accountancy and business finance and is professionally qualified as a chartered management accountant.
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Steve Hutson
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Steve Hutson is a Research Associate for the Leading Edge Forum. He is also the Founder of Superstars, a new recruitment firm based on an innovative new staffing model. Superstars…
Steve Hutson is a Research Associate for the Leading Edge Forum. He is also the Founder of Superstars, a new recruitment firm based on an innovative new staffing model. Superstars provide clients with a curated pool of talent drawn from an exclusive network of the finest individuals in their fields. Steve began his career managing the IT needs of a team of designers in the early days of New Media.
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Stuff TV
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Stuff is the world’s biggest-selling gadget magazine, and Stuff.tv is the online bit of that magazine (if that makes any sense). It’s where you can find tech news that’s wry…
Stuff is the world’s biggest-selling gadget magazine, and Stuff.tv is the online bit of that magazine (if that makes any sense). It’s where you can find tech news that’s wry but not dry, the world’s most trusted gadget tests and exclusive previews of the latest phones, computers, tablets, games, apps, TVs, hi-fi, headphones, cameras, consoles, and media players.
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Susan Doniz
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Susan Doniz is Aimia’s Global CIO. She is responsible for defining the global internal and external Information Technology and Digital strategy and leading the development and delivery of Global Product.…
Susan Doniz is Aimia’s Global CIO. She is responsible for defining the global internal and external Information Technology and Digital strategy and leading the development and delivery of Global Product. Prior to joining Aimia, Susan held a variety of leadership roles with Procter & Gamble, including CIO & Shared Services. A specialist in creating and delivering multifunctional strategies, Susan has worked extensively in both developed and emerging markets and speaks multiple languages.
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Tass Mavrogordato
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Tass is CEO of the Bloomsbury, Holborn and St Giles Business Improvement District. The iniative champions regeneration intiatives and business sustainability and works with all businesses in the area to…
Tass is CEO of the Bloomsbury, Holborn and St Giles Business Improvement District. The iniative champions regeneration intiatives and business sustainability and works with all businesses in the area to improve the vibrancy and accessability of the area. Tass is driving an improvement enhancement programme.
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Thomas Dubaere
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Thomas Dubaere was appointed the Managing Director for the UK & Ireland in February 2012 for Accor. Dubaere is responsible for managing the overall development and strategy of the Accor…
Thomas Dubaere was appointed the Managing Director for the UK & Ireland in February 2012 for Accor. Dubaere is responsible for managing the overall development and strategy of the Accor brand in the UK and Ireland. He has recently been appointed to the British Hospitality Association (BHA) Board of Directors. Dubaere began his career with Accor in Belgium in 1990 at the Novotel Bruges Centre and held several General Manager positions, before being appointed Delegate Director Economy Brands (Ibis, Etap & F1) Belgium in 2004, and then Director of Operations Economy Brands Belgium and Luxembourg in 2005.
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Thomas Power
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Thomas Power is a speaker, author and professional non-executive director, experienced in social and digital thinking.
Thomas Power is a speaker, author and professional non-executive director, experienced in social and digital thinking.
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Venkat Ramaswamy
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Venkat is a Professor at Ross School of Business who has spent the last 15 years thinking about co-creation. He is a globally recognized thought leader, idea practitioner, and eclectic…
Venkat is a Professor at Ross School of Business who has spent the last 15 years thinking about co-creation. He is a globally recognized thought leader, idea practitioner, and eclectic scholar with wide-ranging interests in innovation, strategy, marketing, branding, IT, operations, and the human side of the organization.
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Wilma Kellermann-Baans
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Wilma Kellerman-Baans is an expert in Hotel Property Development in Europe and has special expertise in the German speaking countries and the UK. Steigenberger has top-class European hotels, and has…
Wilma Kellerman-Baans is an expert in Hotel Property Development in Europe and has special expertise in the German speaking countries and the UK. Steigenberger has top-class European hotels, and has offered an extremely well reputed hospitality service for over 80 years.
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The connected digital economy is a global revolution

The Connected digital economy is a global revolution like the industrial revolution as discussed in this new business TV show from Graeme Codrington.

Connected digital economy set to revolutionise business

In the industrial age, as before that in the agrarian age, in the age of farming the people who either owned the land or owned the factories or worked on the land or worked in the factories, they were the people who were in charge. Those were your assets, physical ability. What we’ve done over the last 100 years is replaced peoples’ physical needs in terms of what we need from them physically with machines, you know, the combined harvester and the container and the robots in factories.

And then for the last 50 years we have plowed our resources, as human beings we’ve become clever by being clever. We have moved into the information age where your mental ability is what sets you apart from other people.

Now, somebody who was gifted at birth, not by my choice, but was gifted with a reasonable intelligence and a nice IQ and a middle class family that could get me through university, that’s been brilliant.

I’ve been able to use my brain to make money, but unfortunately right now computers are about to do to me what robots and machines did to my farm working, factory working uncles and grandparents

They’re about to make me redundant because they can think faster than I can. They can think more than I can. They don’t need to take a break to eat or sleep or all the other things I like to do.

The question is what’s next?

You see if we’ve used machines to replace our bodies, our physical strength and now we’re using machines to replace our minds, there’s only one step left and that’s our emotions, the soul if you like, inside of us. And that’s why I believe we’re heading into a connection economy, because computers can’t do that, not yet. I’m not saying they never will, but probably not in my lifetime.

That ability connect with other people, that ability to engage, to have relationships, that ability to be in another person’s life, not just sending information, engage with the data point but actually engage with a person, that’s vital.

Connected Economy TV will continue to explore the connected digital economy revolution, with new shows added daily.

 

Graeme Codrington

The Connected digital economy is a global revolution like the industrial revolution as discussed in this new business TV show from Graeme Codrington.

Connected digital economy set to revolutionise business

In the industrial age, as before that in the agrarian age, in the age of farming the people who either owned the land or owned the factories or worked on the land or worked in the factories, they were the people who were in charge. Those were your assets, physical ability. What we’ve done over the last 100 years is replaced peoples’ physical needs in terms of what we need from them physically with machines, you know, the combined harvester and the container and the robots in factories.

And then for the last 50 years we have plowed our resources, as human beings we’ve become clever by being clever. We have moved into the information age where your mental ability is what sets you apart from other people.

Now, somebody who was gifted at birth, not by my choice, but was gifted with a reasonable intelligence and a nice IQ and a middle class family that could get me through university, that’s been brilliant.

I’ve been able to use my brain to make money, but unfortunately right now computers are about to do to me what robots and machines did to my farm working, factory working uncles and grandparents

They’re about to make me redundant because they can think faster than I can. They can think more than I can. They don’t need to take a break to eat or sleep or all the other things I like to do.

The question is what’s next?

You see if we’ve used machines to replace our bodies, our physical strength and now we’re using machines to replace our minds, there’s only one step left and that’s our emotions, the soul if you like, inside of us. And that’s why I believe we’re heading into a connection economy, because computers can’t do that, not yet. I’m not saying they never will, but probably not in my lifetime.

That ability connect with other people, that ability to engage, to have relationships, that ability to be in another person’s life, not just sending information, engage with the data point but actually engage with a person, that’s vital.

Connected Economy TV will continue to explore the connected digital economy revolution, with new shows added daily.

 

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Graeme Codrington is an expert on the changing world of work and multi-generational workplaces. He is a keynote presenter, author, futurist, facilitator and strategy consultant working across multiple industries and…
Graeme Codrington is an expert on the changing world of work and multi-generational workplaces. He is a keynote presenter, author, futurist, facilitator and strategy consultant working across multiple industries and sectors. His unique style blends cutting-edge research, thought leading insights with humour and multimedia-driven presentations and workshops.
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