Opening visuals. Our moderators welcome you to the conference. They explain what you can expect and how to get most out of the conference.
Digital extremities: What happened to us world citizens over the last 12 months? How did our digital lives evolve? Did we mature? Did we stay young? Let’s take a deep dive into the digital lives of some of our fellow planet inhabitants. And for once, let’s check out the outliers, not the averages.
How the internet united, strengthened, and lead an unprecedented victory in Washington DC against notoriously powerful lobbying forces. Dollars and voters are the two things that get the attention of our congresspeople -- fortunately the latter triumphed to thwart SOPA & PIPA. I'll tell my story as one of the inadvertent faces of this leader-full online movement in the USA, which mirrored the battles against ACTA and its ilk throughout the world. This is far from over.
by Dagan Cohen
Taking web videos to the big screen. Ever seen a youtube video on a 25 meter wide screen? Upload Cinema is taking the world by storm and for TNW Conference they made a selection of videos that we air throughout the conference after each break.
by Hilary Mason
Based on new data, Hilary will talk about data analysis techniques, share useful things such as how ideas are shared through different social networks.
by Alex Huot
The upcoming London 2012 Olympic games will be the first Olympics where we can really see the power and problems of social media. What can we expect and how is the IOC dealing with this phenomena?
by Mark Randall
New ways to harness human creativity and specifically ways each TNWer can double their own mental creative power, improve their lives and ultimately change the world. The “change the world” part will involve a bold new vision for how human creative potential could be globally crowd-sourced via new web technology.
Christian Hernandez, Director of Platform Partnerships at Facebook will take us on a journey through local and global social connections and how global brands have been able to leverage the viral loop through the open graph reaching a crucial tipping point.
by Steve Keil
Entrepreneurs building businesses today need to re-evaluate how, what, and why they are doing something, what “success” in business means, how to actually build sustainability, and how to do something that matters.
Robert Scoble will give his view on the hottest companies in tech at this moment.
by Joe Gebbia
Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia shares his view on the newest and one of the hottest online trends: The Sharing Economy
by Phil Libin
The trends we are witnessing in the current digital and branding world are already signposts for the future. With the fast development of technology and changing sociological and commercial landscapes, the future is hard to predict but easier to see where things are heading. The way people use technology and the impact on every industry vertical, presents a number of likely future trends that can help today's thinking.
Chad Hurley will be interviewed by Robin Wauters.
The Squeeze: Lessons from the US About Internet Access
by Ross Dawson
This will be a very big-picture perspective, ultimately looking at the formation of collective intelligence and the global brain, along the way examining the coming transformation of work, business and society as well as current emerging business models. Basically a useful lens to look at the future of humanity, with many specific and current insights for entrepreneurs and managers.
The Business of Fun: How Gamification Will Change Your Organization and the future of gamification
by Alan Cooper
We are all high tech experts in a marketplace rich in high technology, but it isn’t technology that makes the difference between spectacular success and ignominious failure. The real secret is a human one: It’s understanding the nature of human desire and finding a way to generate it in your employees, your customers, and your users. If people desire your website, app, product, or service, you command their time and attention, the currency of the digital age.
25th–27th April 2012