The Tech Boom Boosting Bosnia’s Economy

Rebuilding an economy after war requires a range of institutions including, Government, business, Not For Profits and civil society to work together. For Bosnia and Herzegovina, some institutions have been more effective than others. Tourism has become a key growth industry with people from around the world coming to Mostar and Sarajevo to learn about…

Polymateria: Redesigning Plastic to Solve The Plastic Epidemic

A little while ago I went to the Knowledge Into Action Forum, which was run by ABIS (Academy of Business in Society) and hosted at the Unilever training centre. The focus was collaborating on how to drive innovation by putting sustainability at the core of business and research practices. The day was a mix of…

Is the Future of Capitalism and Democracy a Ticking Time Bomb?

The Lisbon Investment Summit's (LIS) slogan is #nobullshit. There are so many conferences that entrepreneurs, investors and corporates which lead to little more than stroking of egos and exchanging business cards. LIS 2019 was quite the affair. Over 2 days, about 1500 attendees packed into a former naval rope-making factory in the touristy suburb of…

How One Community Told Google to F***k Off

Let's face it, the big tech companies rule the world. Everything we watch, read and scroll through is controlled by them. However, the people of Kreuzberg, Berlin were sick of it. The tipping point wasn't the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it actually had nothing to do with technology. Google wanted to set up their German office…

How IBM is Overcoming the AI Paradox

Question: How can technology be used to serve humanity rather than the other way around? Billy Seabrook, Global Chief Creative Officer at IBM shared his thoughts at Pausefest 2019 in Melbourne. It is no surprise that the pace of technological change is creating a myriad of developments in humanity. These changes are being driven by…