From #Ethics by Design @ Chicago Booth Business School to #Brexit for IT @BCS @ICAEW








I registered for this event for I was hoping to find allies for making my Ethical Investment Network happen. And I did! The event was exceptionally well organised in terms of balancing Round Table discussions with free flow networking.

Ethical Systems are about Business Integrity through Research.

Jonathan Haidt was the keynote speaker

  1. Individuals – need to be nudged to increase honesty;
  2. Groups – can adhere to norms;
  3. National and international ecosystems – exist under national cultures and investors.

The Business Case for ETHICS:

  1. a good reputation is valuable;
  2. illegal conduct can be extremely costly;
  3. reputational penalties arise as related parties revise their terms of trade,

Ethical companies are more efficient: Continue reading

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#Internet Governance vs #Governments #Brexit #politics #privacy #security #UKIGF16 #standards @UKIGF @Nominet @IGF

Who rules the internet and how? These were the topics of this day with this agenda.

  • Governance vs Government seems to be the issue!
  • That means Public Interest and Public Policy vs Vested Interests…!

The first person I spoke with introduced me to the Individual Users Association and I mentioned my recent experiences:

  • suffering from what used to be a ‘sexy’ domain name but has become unnecessarily expensive;
  • not suffering from HOSTING or CLOUD companies when they go bust;
  • for we’re ‘governed’ by what’s dishonest with our money system – not the myth of governments… But who understands that? And who wants to know?
  1. The introduction was given by Baroness Fritchie, Chair, Nominet. She started by pointing out one of the cultural UK-US differences: how people begin to occupy chairs in an empty room…
  2. The US version of Internet Governance was explained by Lawrence Strickling who stressed democratic and ‘multi-stakeholder’ governance which requires CONSENSUS based on SHARED DECISIONS.
    • Here’s the NetMundial Stakeholder Statement.
    • It appears that e-democracy is more likely to happen than the fake political democracy we’re experiencing, for economic democracy is what we’re truly lacking. However, mind the gap between the quality not just the geography of stakeholders:
      • individuals and organisations
      • NGOs and SMEs
      • local, regional, national and multi-national corporations
      • governments of large and small economies…
    • Prosperity, innovation and free expression are the noble ideals with which Lawrence Strickling ended his talk!
  3. Ed Vaizey MP, Former Minister for Culture,Communications and Creative Industries was next.

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#Digital #Supercharging the Economy? @techUK @Google @wisembly @nokia @tfl

Supercharging the Digital Economy was the latest crème de la crème event organised by techUK. After celebrating the first anniversary of SmarterUK at the Digital Catapult, techUK proved their talent of picking the right venue for the right event!

In terms of innovation:

  • to create a new form of ‘social intimacy’ on the 8th floor of the new Google venue in Kings Cross, lunch was provided while sitting on benches!
  • wisembly was used to allow remote participants to provide input;
  • thanks to this excellent service, I found the slide that impressed me most – in the superb closing keynote by Cormac Whelan, CEO for UK and Ireland of NOKIA:
Cormac Whelan, CEO, UK & Ireland, NOKIA

The ‘Network Age’: a new networking & connectivity era


The slide shows beautifully that Shift Happens and how it has been happening due to particular companies, i.e. technology seems to be determining the pace of change.

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@IBM @nuriaoliver After #cdsEurope: #DeepThinking under the Bonnet of ‘Uncluttered Diagrams’ – comparing with @IBMWatson

I have called myself a ‘passionate and compulsory networker’, connecting ideas, people and computers long before the internet was born…

In the age of Twitter and LinkedIn I have learned “Publish, don’t Send” from ‘white hacker’ James A Cattell and thus write ‘link language’ to refer to longer texts.

After Mark Wall’s excellent presentation on ‘outthinking’ and Cognitive Business @ IBM, I learned about IBM Watson. Nice after recently indulging in Sherlock Holmes movies!

Insights into the business language of data Officers, Analysts and Scientists were most fascinating:

  • e.g. people advocate ‘predictive analytics’ – while I have one method for ‘predicting’ / projecting or forecasting time series
  • and another one to ‘analyse visually’ by layering multi-dimensional data – with added functionality for ‘prioritising visually’ besides adding new metrics.

These are the most recent links to my ‘uncluttered diagrams‘ that would add ‘visual value‘ to any set of numbers in a spreadsheet:

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#cdsEurope Day Two ends in ‘Big Data for Social Good’: Data Officers, Analysts and Scientists = MYTH BUSTERS!

16-09-13-chief-data-scientist-day-2First speaker Armando Vieira from Bupa Global, a health insurance company, about Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Second speaker Dan Kellett from Capital One – promising ‘certainty’ in the credit card market – by combining the understanding of statistics with the understanding of data.

His Venn diagram says:

  • Data Scientist = Machine Learning + Coding + Data Engineering

He advocates using the right tool! Here is a catalogue of data analytics toolsContinue reading

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Believing in #DataScience or Understanding Humans – is that the Question? #CDSEurope @openDATA

16-09-13-chief-data-scientistChief Data Scientist Europe is a two-day event at Kensington Close Hotel that I am attending.

How do I LOVE being stimulated by talks about ‘data science’ and its implications for humanity’s thinking and evolution!

The first speaker came from a Recruitment Agency and addressed

  • predictions regarding human behaviour as employees;
  • to ‘entertain’ the audience, he asked who believes to be a better driver than others…

The second speaker was a mathematician who had become a marketeer and spoke about

  • how to ask the right question when marketing the Premier League
  • how football fans behave was the ‘right’ question to ask!

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Doodling with @jaCattell to develop #SmartKnowledgeWikis for structured #openData for #openDefra in #openCulture style

The Russian Dolls illustrate ‘nesting’ and ‘drilling down’ as well as the transition from perceptions in 3D space and visualisations on 2D screens

James Arthur Cattell calls himself a ‘government hacker’. Typical for his age group, he did not only grow up with computers, but also learned to write code before he would have learned about Shakespeare.

He is an ‘evangelist’ of #openDATA and #openCULTURE and facilitates ‘unConferences’ to encourage both.

I met him at the openDEFRA event when he invited me into the DataCave that serves as an open space for co-creativity – across the many governmental departments – despite the dispersion of team members nationwide.

The last time I had met him at the Open Data Institute where we heard the Friday lunchtime lecture on Who Owns your Reputation?

Thanks to James, I met Russian Irina Bolychevsky who inspired me to bring a set of Russian Dolls as a tool to explain my proposal about openDfT: to make better transport policy by gathering, preparing, visualising and interpreting transport data using 3dM Diagrams.

As a result, I’ve updated my response to the techUK paper on the ‘Big Data Supply Chain’ into Smart Knowledge Wikis.

And James tweeted: do you doodle?

Doodling with James Arthur Cattell on 28 July 2016 in the DataCAVE

Adding to the corridor wall – as ‘real time blogging’ in 3D space


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