Back in October 2011, I have been asked to produce a report on the seminar ‘Understand, measure & promote service innovation in Luxembourg’ took place on October 5th 2011, at the Public Research Center Henry Tudor in Luxembourg following an initiative of Serge Allegrezza.
A recent interview of Frank Schirrmacher entitled “Das Netz – Die grosse Falle ?” (The Internet – The big trap ?), who is an influential german journalist, essayist, best-selling author and editor of the “Frankfurer Allgemeine Zeitung“, one the top daily german newspapers, sheds a very interesting light on the ethical questions related to the Internet and the political, cultural, economical and social risks associated with total connectedness of everything as well on the use or abuse of the generated big data.
In September 2011 I had the pleasure to be invited by my good friend and augmented citizen Dan Romescu (@dromescu), a world-travelling mobile tech guru, to the Eastern-European Mobile Monday summit in Bucharest, Romania.
The event, which gathered several hundred highly talented mobile developers and small companies mainly from Eastern Europe was sponsored bya series of device manufacturers, Telco operators & other mobile services companies. (They know why they do that….they need the developer’s talents to create content for monetizing their networks & devices..)
For several hundred years and especially since the industrial revolution, humanity including business & politics lived with the firm assumption of unlimited resources & somehow controllable linear predictability of future states based on current activity.
During that time, strategic planning was done mainly via forecasting, meaning predicting in a linear and controllable way a future outcome based on current activity & investment.