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Vint Cerf, considered the "father of the internet", wrote in a recent column that Internet is not a human right, but an enabler of rights. The capacities it gives us - to communicate, organize and publicize everywhere - have been used for business and fun, but also for development and crisis response. This session will explore these last two aspects, and show the possibilities and the limitations too.
We will explore what possible ways to interact with tomorrow's phones are being researched in the labs, and hear how Google is launching new products and bringing innovations to developing countries using mobile terminals.
Despite the tough economical environment, the luxury industry is boasting strong results. In a field where innovation is not always a marketing argument, brands are trying to see how technologies can fit into their mix. We will explore some of these efforts, and discuss with entrepreneurs who are creating unique experiences with the latest innovations.
Beyond the much debated crisis, new ideas are proposed to reinvent the system. From peer to peer currencies to simpler and more transparent banks, we will explore what is possible when you mix innovation with finance.
Gaming is evolving rapidly, and is now part of everybody's life thanks to smartphones and tablets. What are the new trends in this area? How to design games, make money, and create experiences across screens?
Stories from people with amazing lives and projects, to inspire and surprise you.
This session explores near future technologies, those innovations that will happen in the next 5 years and change the way we live, do business, love, learn, play, interact, etc.
22nd–24th February 2012