ICTA research leader in artificial intelligence, Professor Toby Walsh, says Watson is well suited to solving problems that involve sifting through large volumes of unstructured data.
As the volume of data available to humans increases, he says tools like Watson will be essential for helping make sense of it all. An early application of Watson is in helping clinicians make better decisions.
“The number of scientific papers being written is beyond the remit of any one person to read any more, and often it is unstructured text,” Walsh says.
One of the first Australian organisations to sign up to Watson is Victoria’s Deakin University. Chief digital officer, William Confalonieri, says the university is using Watson initially to create an intelligent digital guide for students. Deakin has received the highest ranking of any Victorian university for learning satisfaction for the past four years, and Confalonieri says the use of Watson is intended to cement this...
How does Watson learn? Watson gets smarter by tracking feedback from its users and applying that knowledge. http://t.co/up2UJSQdly— IBM Watson (@IBMWatson) June 2, 2015
What do we know about international education research – in Europe and elsewhere? - via... http://t.co/nhxJ6ua4Cg— The EAIE (@TheEAIE) June 2, 2015
The 27th Annual EAIE Conference - www.eaie.org/home/conference/glasgow.html
In September 2015, Europe's largest international higher education conference is heading to Glasgow, Scotland. Next to an innovative and cutting-edge conference programme, you can expect more than a 'wee dash' of the famous Glaswegian culture, hospitality, and even some EAIE tartan thrown into the mix!
Baroness Helena Kennedy, QC, barrister, broadcaster, and member of the House of Lords
Among her many accomplishments, Glasgow native Baroness Helena Kennedy, QC is well-known for her work promoting education matters, with her report for the Further Education Funding Council having been widely recognised as a driving force behind changes in education policy. Helena will speak at the Opening Plenary in the morning on Wednesday 16 September.
Donald Clark, e-learning entrepreneur and blogger
...My frustration is born of the fact that it’s all too easy to mouth abstract terms as a substitute for detail, evidence and practical ideas...
+ Monday, May 18, 2015, "Education not the panacea for all economic problems" donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com.es/2015/05/education-not-panacea-for-all-economic.html
Whenever league tables are announced, cue the current OECD table, outrageous claims are made linking education to economic health and growth. Yet the evidence that education, in particular Higher Education, is the key driver of economic growth is dubious...)
As one of the original founders of the e-learning company Epic Group plc and an investor and board member of the e-learning platforms LearningPool and Cogbooks, Donald is an e-learning guru. His expertise is in high demand as a consultant and public speaker in a number of fields. Donald will speak at this year's brand new Wake-up Plenary in the morning on Thursday 17 September.
Terry Waite, humanitarian and best-selling author
Terry became well-known for his role as a negotiator in the release of hostages in Iran and Libya in the 1980s, and was himself taken hostage. Since his release, he has changed his career path to fully dedicate himself to humanitarian issues, and has been in constant demand as a speaker, writer and broadcaster all over the world. Terry will speak at the Closing Plenary in the afternoon on Friday 18 September.
It's a bit late but:
Four livestreams: highway.slush.org
Dr. Lauri Järvilehto Author and researcher, Philosophy Academy, Helsinki, Finland, will be at www.Slush.org
This philosopher and author is going to tell about his research on fun learning and how he is building a fun learning research center in Finland.
IE Venture Day (last week) judges (two of them) will be at Slush
Taking an unfashionable standpoint in the light of rising anti-European sentiment in Britain and some other countries, Kurt Deketelaere, secretary general of the League of European Research Universities, told a conference that EU-wide legislation may be required to enable the truly free movement of students and researchers.
Speaking at the Reinventing Higher Education conference at IE University in Madrid last week, Deketelaere warned that “we are not going to survive” if Europe continues with 28 separate sets of research systems and funding arrangements...
via Dyan Finkhousen, Head of Open Innovation at General Electric
"More recently, in an attempt to lessen the environmental impact of OS production and leverage the wisdom of the crowd, GE announced an innovation prize of C$1m to find technologies that will efficiently lower emissions"
"Another avenue being explored to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is carbon capture and storage, which OS production facilities are relatively well-suited for—though storage at scale is not yet economically viable. Two important commercial-scale test cases are in the works, however. The first is Shell’s Quest Project, which Shell believes will be able to sequester more than 1m tonnes of CO2 annually—equivalent to 35% of the CO2 produced by the facility. The second is the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line, which will connect multiple facilities and store an expected 1.8m tonnes of CO2 as part of an enhanced oil recovery operation. If successful, the latter could store up to 15m tonnes of CO2 a year—impressive, yet less than one-third of the industry’s annual emissions."
Opening: The communication challenge
Addresing the global agenda
The climate challenge
Hey cool. The speaker before opening panel is the most powerful woman in Spain- the Deputy Prime Minister. "I am... http://t.co/YKfb5AsJYx— Peggy Liu (@shanghaipeggy) September 21, 2014
Peggy Liu, Chairperson of JUCCCE, is internationally recognized for her expertise on China‘s sustainability landscape and for fostering international collaboration with this Asian country. JUCCCE is a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the greening of China, because a green China is the key to a healthy world. JUCCCE is a leader in creating systemic change in sustainable cities, sustainable consumerism and smart grid, and most noted for its multi-sector convening power.
She is also an executive advisor to Marks & Spencer, as well as an advisor to the World Economic Forum Project Board on Sustainable Consumption, and Volans. She is a member of the FTSE Environmental Markets Committee, and a Thought Leader at Criticaleye. She served as a sustainability advisor to HP in 2013, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils on Sustainable Consumption 2012-13 and on New Energy Architecture 2011-12, and an energy adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2008.
OUI Innov se celebrará el jueves 25 en el Colegio de Arquitectos de Madrid
Es lo que pretende OUI Innov, un evento impulsado por la Embajada de Francia en España para reunir a emprendedores españoles y franceses de base tecnológica en un espacio de intercambio de ideas, información y contactos que propicie el desarrollo de proyectos concretos.
En el encuentro, que se celebrará el jueves 25 de septiembre en la sede del Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid,
Con ese objetivo, la Embajada, AFFI y la comunidad francesa de start-ups La French Tech han puesto en marcha OUI Innov, evento que promueve el emprendimiento e incentiva la innovación como motor de cambio y que reunirá el próximo jueves 25 a más de 400 inversores, emprendedores y expertos en innovación bajo el lema “Es hora de innovar”...
Los interesados en asistir al evento tienen plazo hasta el mismo jueves 25 para registrarse en la web de OUI Innov. La inscripción cuesta 30 euros y da acceso a todas las conferencias, sesiones de networking y actividades artísticas. El foro de inversores, en cambio, estará abierto solo a los 100 primeros en registrarse.
Filippi destacó que esta es la primera vez que el Gobierno francés organiza un encuentro de esta naturaleza en el exterior, si bien tiene previsto replicar la experiencia en otros países.
Los diplomáticos galos evitaron entrar en comparaciones sobre la política de innovación en España y Francia y se limitaron a comentar que “las estrategias son muy parecidas”. “Ambos países están enfocados en promover la internacionalización de sus empresas y tienen el mismo interés en cooperar y trabajar juntos”, zanjó Bouchet.
@SOCAPmarkets connects global innovators who are dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good
SOCAP Health: From France to Harlem (Health.socialcapitalmarkets.net/livestream )
Almost 400 people participated in the SOCAP Health conference! We were all inspired and motivated by the great ideas and conversations that came from this gathering.
SOCAP‘s annual flagship event in San Francisco is the leading gathering for impact investors and social entrepreneurs. Its unique approach emphasizes cross-sector convening and gathers voices across a broad spectrum to catalyze unexpected connections. From the leading edge to established players, SOCAP brings together global innovators, investors, foundations, governments, institutions, and social entrepreneurs to build the world we want to leave to future generations. SOCAP actively seeks out opportunities to accelerate the market at the intersection of money and meaning and, in pursuit of that goal, have convened more than 10,000 people since its founding in 2008.
Wharton are one of the "product sponsors".
Monday, September 8, 2014 - 1:40pm – 2:00pm
In Conversation with Bill Hambrecht (WR Hambrecht + Co) and Clayton Christensen (Harvard Business School) Moderated by Jon Shieber
The Capitalist’s Dilemma http://t.co/SVwWJ4ZLaI— Clayton Christensen (@claychristensen) May 21, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
11:25am – 11:45am In Conversation with Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen (Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation) Moderated by: Alexia Tsotsis
3:45pm – 4:45pm Startup Battlefield Session Five – Transform Judges: Robert Brunner (Ammunition), Jessica Livingston (Y Combinator), Matthew Prince (Cloudflare), Steven Sinofsky (Harvard Business School) (Crunchbase profile)
Jueves 4 de Setiembre, 09:15 - 10.15
La Gestión del Conocimiento ¿Cómo y Para Qué?
APERHU y CENTRUM Católica, ambos líderes indiscutibles en gestión de personas, proponen al país una mirada hacia afuera, para conocer las mejores prácticas en el mundo sobre la gestión de personas, y una mirada hacia adentro, para evaluar lo que sucede en el país y obtener una propuesta que logre en nuestras empresas laboralmente responsables el éxito esperado.
Te esperamos este 4 y 5 de setiembre en la 23° edición del Congreso de Gestión de Personas en CENTRUM Católica (Jr.Daniel Alomía Robles 125, Los Álamos de Monterrico – Surco).
Off-site Entrepreneurship & Strategy Pre-Conference Workshop
The IE campus in Madrid
"The Intersection between Entrepreneurship and the Base of the Pyramid: What’s the Evolving Role of Strategy in Social Entrepreneurship?"
Saturday, 20 September 2014, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Lunch to follow.
Generously sponsored by:
IE (Instituto de Empresa Business School, Madrid)
This pre-conference workshop gathers together an impressive panel of Base of the Pyramid and social entrepreneurship scholars and practitioners. Using their professional and personal life experiences as points of departure, they will discuss how scholarship and real-world initiatives have evolved in recent years, and whether/how these two worlds have informed and continue to inform firm-level strategy formulation and implementation.
Dean Santiago Iniguez will respond to your questions and propose ideas as a "VIP guest" in one of the 10 themes of discussion.
Participants can log in from any mobile device, from anywhere, at anytime. You’ll collaborate with people you might not have met at an in-person conference.
Sponsors and collaborators of this transformational event include Merck, Johnson & Johnson, GMAC, EFMD, AACSB International, PwC, Santander, E&Y, IBM, and others.
EFMD to Collaborate on the Business Education Jam: Envisioning the Future https://t.co/bdOPpmtO2w— Business Ed Jam (@BusinessEdJam) June 24, 2014
Some 350 presenters, 200 sessions, and 3000 attendees comprise the annual Festival, launched in 2005, on the Aspen Institute's campus in Aspen, Colorado.
09:00 – 10:00 Plenary IV – MOOCs
The Sun. Spain. 350 people, 40 startups,15% investors. 2 BIG AfterParties & YOU! This is the European Startup Event not to be missed.June 26&27.Follow 4 updates
Investors Panel this morning
350 people, 40 startups,15% investors. 2 BIG AfterParties & YOU!
350 people, 40 startups, 15% investors, 2 BIG open-air after-parties and YOU!
Startup The Fusion is a two-day event created by a startup, for the startups, which aims to bring together the right mix of thinkers, doers and facilitators. Startup The Fusion is created in very close collaboration with the wunderkinds of Slush – the most important startup event in the Nordics.
Nordics will be the dominating theme throughout the event, which means nothing will be average or just “good enough”. Everything is designed to make sense and to be practical, in order to serve the startups and the ecosystem, as a whole. That’s because the entrepreneurs are our heroes. They are our football stars, and they deserve the attention and admiration of the society...
Hay Festival Segovia 2014, participantes http://t.co/HnMt976LjO— Geoffroy Gerard (@GeoffroyGerard) May 19, 2014
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
|8:15||Registration desk open|
|09:00 – 10:00||Plenary IV – MOOCs
Brigitte Zypries, Minsitry for Economic Affairs on stage at #NEXT14 in Berlin speaking of startups as the "dream" for the German economy— Rude Baguette (@RudeBaguette) May 5, 2014
11.00: Sesión teórica.
Manuel Ángel Alonso, responsable de Marketing de la división de Executive Education y Director del Programa Avanzado en Mobile Business (www.ie.edu/es/execed/pamb) del IE Business School.
El fenómeno de la web 2.0, el desarrollo de la tecnología móvil y los smartphones, así como la mejora de las nuevas herramientas para el manejo de Internet han hecho que en los últimos años sean muchas las empresas que exporten a través de plataformas digitales. Tanto las pequeñas compañías que encuentran en las páginas web escaparates difíciles de lograr con una tienda física, como las grandes corporaciones que apuestan por la venta on-line como nueva línea de negocio, se han sumado a un modo de compra-venta que elimina fronteras pero que también presenta numerosas complejidades.
Casa de América, en colaboración con el IE Business School, se hace eco de este nuevo escenario y organiza el ciclo 'E-commerce: destino América' con el objetivo de desgranar el complejo pero prometedor futuro de la venta on-line.
Esta segunda sesión está dedicada al sector de los productos con denominación de origen, en el que se pueden analizar de manera relevante y significativa los alcances de estos nuevos formatos comerciales.
09:45 Sesión inaugural.
Tomás Poveda Ortega, Director General de Casa de América.
Victoria Vera González, Directora Adjunta de Información, Servicios Personalizados y Becas, ICEX.
10.30-11.00. Pausa café.
11.00: Sesión teórica.
Manuel Ángel Alonso, responsable de Marketing de la división de Executive Education y Director del Programa Avanzado en Mobile Business del IE Business School.
Fabián López Coloma, Director del Máster de Comercio Electrónico y Marketing Digital www.ecommaster.es
María González Moreno, Information Technology - Asociada Senior, Écija Abogados.
12.00: Presentación de casos prácticos.
Jamie Jones, Director de operaciones de Latienda.com.
Fernando R. Ortega, ILOVEACEITE®
Salvador Llistó, Director comercial de Pureza Andaluza.
13.00: Fin del seminario
Fecha: miércoles 7 de mayo de 2014.
Hora: de 09.45 a 13.00.
Lugar: salón Bolívar y José Martín.
Entrada: se ruega confirmación de asistencia en email@example.com
In Stockholm after last Saturday's Stockholm Start-Up Day I met up with Miki Kuusi, main organizer of Helsinki's Slush conference, to talk about the day's conference and the perceived differences between Stockholm and Helsinki's startup scene. Kuusi knows a thing or two about how Helsinki's scene has developed in recent years; during his tenure as president of Aalto Entrepreneurship Society, CEO at Startup Sauna, and a short time at Supercell, he's been one of the lead characters in the story that is today's Helsinki startup scene. And now, for the Arctic15 one month away, we're getting him up on stage in a different role, to give a talk about his experience in Helsinki and how startup scenes come together.
The Skoll World Forum is a programme of the Skoll Foundation and is co-produced with the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School, Oxford University. The Forum is an invitation only event and new delegates are identified by our extensive referral network.
The Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools was formed in 2004
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Off to Moscow today for #GEC2014. Debated whether to do this, but realized entrepreneurship is above politics. 4000 entrepreneurs there— Vivek Wadhwa (@wadhwa) March 15, 2014
Giving opening keynote at #GEC2014 and participating in several panels. Expect an amazing event--largest entrepreneurship gathering in world— Vivek Wadhwa (@wadhwa) March 15, 2014
2013 Colorado Startup Report: Over $1B Generated through Exits [infographic] | Built In Colorado http://t.co/zxzFz9jKVW— David Cohen (@davidcohen) March 9, 2014
Worldwide Lean Startup Challenge — FounderSensei http://t.co/IfUqOM5RiW— David Cohen (@davidcohen) March 14, 2014
One of the foremost experts on accelerators on this planet, Jon Bradford has worked with both tiny private and huge corporation-backed startup accelerators. This op-ed is about the latter ones.
Editor’s note: this is the first editorial contribution from Jon Bradford, one of the co-founders of Tech.eu but also managing director of Techstars London and a world-renowned expert on startup accelerators.
Rather fittingly, it was published from the first ever Accelerator Assembly being held in Madrid today and organised by the European Commission in partnership with a number of stakeholders from all over the continent.
Like moths to a flame and with cyclical predictability, corporates are drawn to venture capital with very mixed results. And with equal predictability, most will subsequently retreat in order to focus on their core business...
A two day forum for policy and business ideas to take Europe forward
Organized by undergraduate & graduate students at Harvard University and the Fletcher School.