TechCityInsider unveils 2013's top 100 @lilycole @jamesparton @techcityinsider @melex @SFlavellFDM

TechCityInsider has revealed the TechCityInsider100 2013 – its list of 100 remarkable people helping make digital London tick. …and I am on this list squeezed between Mel Exon, BBH and Sheila Flavell from FDM Group great to see Lily from Impossible on the list – thank you. The TCi100 is not a ranked list, but an alphabetically presented collection of 100 interviews conducted for over the course of the year. It's a snapshot of the year in tech, listing the people we think are helping to redefine digital business in London and beyond. 2013 is TechCityInsider's second year of discovery and analysis of London's technology business scene. The 2013 list is an entirely new group of 100, adding to 2012′s initial 100 to make TCi alumni that now numbers 200. Our criteria for inclusion include business idea, founder experience, reputation, contribution to the community and

My contribution to a new book project called shift 2020

I am very pleased to announce my contribution to a new book project called  shift 2020  - How Technology Will Impact Our Future. It's a self-published book curated by Rudy De Waele including foresights on how technology will impact our future by some of the world's leading experts. The story The idea of  shift 2020  is based upon  Mobile Trends 2020 , a collaborative project Rudy launched early 2010. It's one of the highest viewed decks on Slideshare (in the Top 50 of All Time in Technology / +320k views). Reviewing the document a couple of weeks ago, he realised the future is catching up on us much faster than many of the predictions that were made. so, he asked the original contributors for an update on their original predictions and new foresights for the year 2020. Additionally, Rudy broadened the scope of this new book project and asked new contributors to give their vision and foresights on the following topics: 3D Printing, AI, Apps, Biotech, Cloud, 

Alessandro Acquisti: Why privacy matters

“Any personal information can become sensitive at some point!” The line between public and private has blurred in the past decade, both online and in real life, and Alessandro Acquisti is here to explain what this means and why it matters. In this thought-provoking, slightly chilling talk, he shares details of recent and ongoing research -- including a project that shows how easy it is to match a photograph of a stranger with their sensitive personal information. What motivates you to share your personal information online? Alessandro Acquisti studies the behavioral economics of privacy (and information security) in social networks

if My Digital Footprint is an original work - what automatic copyright am I afforded?

Assumption : My Digital Footprint is an original work Protection : there are framework to protect original work from copy Does my original work, which changing moment by moment, afford any automatic copyright?

I will be speaking at IDentity Next '13 - The Hague 19th November


I am speaking at #mobilerocks @MobilistaRocks

I am speaking at Mobilista Rockstars ( ) which is being organised by Tomi Ahonen.  Mobilista Rockstars is a unique collection of 3, 2-day events that are all going to be taking place in the week of 7 th October in Hong Kong, London and New York.  The focus is on “ defining the commercial opportunities in digital for this decade ” Tomi has been putting this together now for a couple of months and I’m flattered to have been asked to be one of the 32 keynote presenters, especially in such an incredible line-up of industry thought-leaders.   As a speaker, I’m also in a position to offer you a 10% discount if you decide to attend the event.  All the registrations for the event are being taken online at and if you can see the value in coming along please use the discount code 1MRTF and that will qualify you for the reduced attendance price. I hope that you can join me at one of the events, as it would be great to see

I will be speaking at MUNICH MEDIA DAYS on 18th October

I will be speaking at MEDIENTAGE MUNICH 2013   about Location and digital footprints. The overall theme this year is “Mobile Life: A Challenge for Media, Advertising and Society”