Digital Town Hall: Co-Creating a Smart London took place on Tuesday, 13 June 2017, in the historic Town Hall of Bethnal Green that has become a hotel and event venue.
The meeting was organised by Robert Monster, CEO of Digital Town who calls himself an ‘enlightened capitalist’ and introduced IoP as the Internet of … PEOPLE!
To my delight, I also saw a slide on Public Private PEOPLE Partnerships!
The list of speakers was most impressive, starting with the keynote given by
- SIMON ANHOLT– an independent policy advisor to 52 governments! Here he is at TED. He spoke simply beautifully:
We are one species and we meet each other. It’s about re-connecting the people who were split.
A Smart Cities Network is Globalisation 2.0 – beyond corporations and politics, based on fairness, enlightened self-interest and life on earth not as a sprint, but a team sport.
In the age of advanced globalisation, everybody in position of authority has a dual mandate: 1. their own people and 2. everybody else on the planet.
I perceive a new standard of governance. All good things come from stirring things up, bringing the conventional and the sharing economy together.
We need minds with telescopes rather than minds with microscopes!