For all those who have missed the Rethinking Economics conference held in London this summer, and those of you who came but want a refresher on the need for radical change in the economics curriculum, Lord Adair Turner’s opening keynote speech is now online. Click below to watch and stay tuned for more videos!
The emergence of industrial strength open source solutions now opens new possibilities as it allows increasing agility and ability to get required product features and improvements faster, facilitate customization for specific domains, reduce dependency towards commercial vendors, and reduce overall cost.
In this presentation, we will discuss Ericsson’s evolution over the last decade regarding usage of open source solutions, investments in the industrialization of open source technologies, involvement in the open source community, lessons learned, and plan for future development. We will also discuss the impact of open source on business models for both technology providers/suppliers and end-users.
Michel Bauwens (Belgium) is a leading theorist on Peer to Peer (P2P) Economics. He is the founder of the Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives and works in collaboration with a global group of researchers in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property. He has been an analyst for the United States Information Agency, knowledge manager for British Petroleum (where he created one of the first virtual information centers), eBusiness Strategy Manager for Belgacom, as well as an internet entrepreneur in his home country of Belgium.
Layne Hartsell teaches at Sungkyunkwan University and lectures at Mahidol University. His research is in the philosophy of ethics and technology related to related to nanotech/piezotronics applications in undeveloped countries. He is a coordinator for Seoul Global Study Group, Cafe Chat
Jargon confuses people interested in enterprise search. I gave a version of this talk at the Boston Search Conference several years ago. The video identifies the principal terms that mean “search.” — Stephen E Arnold, april 2014
Leading management thinker Philip Roscoe argues that economics is not a science, it’s a way of thinking – one that, over the course of the 20th century, has come to dominate the decision-making of both individuals and governments. Every day we make choices – where to live, what to eat, how to educate our children and care for our parents – in which the influence of economics invariably promotes self-interest over social obligations. But all of today’s big problems require collective action, so a way of thinking shaped by economic principles is a huge obstacle to change. Can we begin to think differently?