DIGITAL TOWN HALL: Co-Creating #SmartLondon – @SmartCitizenKit in @Digi_Town and #SmartCity

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!

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Seeing the Invisible or Making it Visible? Nuclear Particle Events @CERN re-visualised in #TrueColour3D

Seeing the invisible: Event displays in particle physics is an article published by CERN in June 2015. It shows the history of capturing for the human eye what theoretical physicists postulate and experimental physicists demonstrate.

Re-Visualised on

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I remember Georges Charpak as one of our many clients in the Programming Enquiry Office, but never knew that he had been in Dachau, as Wikipedia tells me. Now I read that he was the one who introduced ‘digital’ to the event capturing techniques used at CERN.

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Nanosurfaces 2017 @IoM3 – an elite of ‘specialised generalists’ @nanotechnology @nanomagazine @nanowerk

Nanosurfaces 2017 – the first of hopefully an annual event – created by Dr Martin Kemp, founder of and Chair of the Institute of Materials where the event was held.

The very convincing and compelling keynote was given by Stephen Coulson as his success story with – Perform, Protect, Improve – to develop water repellant coating for electronics and hearing aids.

The complete programme of speakers is published here. I showed these five slides in five minutes in the afternoon, demonstrating Mona Lisa opening her eyes for this elite audience as an apparently unforgettable event. I now need to look for ‘end users’, I’m told.

I noted here particularly those who I thought would benefit from using our method to re-visualise images in True Colour 3D – the tool with which ‘domain experts’:- Continue reading

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@InfoBldrsNTL @WaldorfAstoria #IBSummit towards Insights, Intelligence and Monitoring Metrics!

CONNECT the DOTS: between DATA and ANALYTICS – that was the theme of this year’s summit – the first for me, discovered thanks to the Corinium conference for Chief Data Analysts Europe

Peter Walker – VP and responsible for EMEA countries for Information Builders was the Master of Ceremonies.

Gerald Cohen – the President and Founder of Information Builders offered his wishes by video. Continue reading

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When Laser Pulses meet the Physics of Superconductivity and #TrueColour3D of image re-visualisations @NaturePhysics @CERN

17 05 10 Laser.jpgThe article Laser Pulses reveal the superconductors of the future in Nature Physics carries an attractive cover image.

Re-visualised in True Colour 3D, it looks like this:

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or, as our re-visualisation is a ‘movable object’ of ‘Digital Colour Brightness‘ – the numerical representation of the image. Continue reading

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#CAOEurope From #Data and #Information to #Insights and #Intelligence @CoriniumGlobal @CAOHangout @DigiLeaders

17 04 20 CoriniumThis was the second EXCELLENT conference by Data Analysts for Data Analysts that I attended.

Corinium is about ‘connected thinking’, thank god, and produced two excellent days at the AMBA Hotel in London.

This time I had the opportunity to facilitate one of the groups along the GENERIC rather than the SPECIFIC CASE stream of discussions.

To Turn your Data into Insights and Intelligence I showed these slides to start the conversation, but I actually never made it to the fifth slide. Continue reading

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Large meets Small @Google: 5 min vs 30 second pitching #SmartKnowledgeEngine #TrueColour3D

At Google Campus I said it within the time limit of 30 seconds. On this video I was less militant to commemorate the representatives of:

  • IBM with suit and without slides;
  • Fujitsu with slides;
  • Oracle with suit and a paper notebook;
  • Microsoft in jeans and with slides!

I had laminated pages to introduce our Smart Knowledge Engine:

Comparing the 5 minute with the 30 seconds time limits, we have to ask ourselves whether Time is really Money when the difference is between well paid staff and entrepreneurs, inventors and start-ups who struggle getting money from anywhere.

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What is Innovative about Measuring in Digital Colour Brightness? Let us count the ways! @nanowerk #nanotechnology

Our Smart Knowledge Engine is a New Instrument
for Digital Image Investigations and ‘Smart Monitoring’

The re-visualisation of 2D images in ‘True Colour 3D’ is a basis for automation, as ‘domain experts’ who are familiar with their images, have the opportunity for adding ‘metric limits‘. ‘Smart Monitoring‘ then means flagging ‘off limits’ events.

It ain’t easy to convey innovation or creativity. It’s easier to criticise than to create. For the viewer has preconceived ideas and notions and may be shocked by seeing something new, without being able to make sense. Our Smart Knowledge Space tries this. Continue reading

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Progress in Smart Knowledge Space: Re-Visualising Images as a Basis for Automation and ‘Smart Monitoring’

The latest banner is a little taster of what our Smart Knowledge Engine can produce:

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Blood cells and 3D Graphene at ‘digital nanoscale’, the Mona Lisa painting that gets her to open her eyes before yours, when you tilt the image as a movable object, Antarctica from a satellite image and the sun from a video of the Starshot project: our Smart Knowledge Engine deals with any technology, at any scale, in any ‘domain’ – for detailed investigation with a kind of ‘software lens’ or ‘image filter’.

Re-visualisations serve the purpose of setting boundaries for automating the processing of images: Continue reading

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