Opening session: important changes to be expected in the coming years

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 14:00

The grand opening of the conference. These first talks will explore innovation and digital technologies in general, and give a preview of the important changes to be expected in the coming years.

Re-organization: new workplaces, new business models, social organizations

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 16:45

Work is being reinvented by new technologies. We will explore several topics in this session: the new workplace with the example of Transplant, a Norwegian company operating from a remote fjord, new business models with Alexander Osterwalder and neo-nomads with Yasmine Abbas.

Online communities: How do you engage people into them?

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 09:00

Online communities are becoming central to today's organizations. How do you engage people into them? Is there life beyond Facebook? What can really be achieved inside communities?

New innovation models: what can crowd-sourcing do for a project?

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 11:00

Crowd-sourcing is a buzz word that has been overused, but little has been said and researched about what it can really do for a project. What happens when you involve your clients and partners into the creation of new products and services? What is possible to outsource, what is not? Does involving your community into every process scale?

Games: beyond Gamification and transmedia

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 14:00

Video games have long escaped the realm of nerdy teenagers to become one of the most important cultural product of our time - ahead of cinema and music. Now we hear our lives will be "gamified", with many of the mechanisms invented in games showing up in our "real life". Is this really happening? What are the real possibilities and pitfalls of such a proposition? We will also talk about how games can be used to engage people into an activity like reading, and discuss the latest phenomena of the entertainment industry: transmedia.

New money: Social capital, open banks, monetization of media

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 16:00

With their activities on social networks, users are creating a social capital that they increasingly want to turn into tangible returns. How can this be done, and what is at stakes? Social networks also reshape profoundly the world of media, how can editors and journalists survive in the digital world, what are the new monetization models? The open and transparent movement is also impacting other domains, and we will discuss the open bank, an open source project that wants to bring more transparency to the secret world of finance.

  • Award-winning Author, Prominent Blogger/Writer, Principal Analyst at Altimeter Group
  • Digital & Business Development Manager, Edipresse Publications.SA
  • Programmer, TESOBE

Stories: people with amazing lives and projects

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 11:30

Stories from people with amazing lives and projects. Meet the guy who puts his life online to escape the FBI, and the initiator of project Dream School who wants to design a new and better place to teach and learn.

Near futures: tomorrow's techs, their usages and applications

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 14:00

This session will show technologies that will invade our daily lives in the near future. See tomorrow's techs, their usages and applications.

Deep space: designing for spatial habitat, studying the sun and listening to space

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 15:45

With space tourism right around the corner, space is becoming an increasingly tangible possibility for more people on the planet. What are the current challenges and research going on in that field? This session will be about designing for spatial habitat, studying the sun, listening to space and the conquest of space.