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I love working on strategy – it’s all about the stories

I love working on strategy with clients especially when we can use scenario planning techniques.

It’s very exciting and engaging. It’s more about trying to understand people and what they might do rather than thinking up products and trying to work out who to sell them to. The nice thing is you can invent quite complex believable worlds with stories and thoughts about how people and businesses exist and thrive; and behaviours need to reflect the conditions in those worlds. It’s not about being right, it’s not about making predictions or being a ‘futurist’.  It is about telling stories about the future.

There’s a lot of work and thought needed to create believable stories about the future and they have to be credible. It’s really interesting to see how clients react to scenario planning. If you’re used to strategy being a linear extrapolation of what you do today, then it can be a bit of a shock. The kind of business thinking that places your business at the centre of the picture and then maps the world to it is generally resistant to scenario thinking. If you have someone who thinks like this, you can use expressions like ‘strategic narrative’ and a word with ‘ology’ at the end of it.  But don’t kid yourselves – they’re stories.

Scenario planning drives you to think about the world first and then think about what your options and decisions might be in each world.

In theory, scenario worlds should be extreme and quite different. In practice, if you make them too extreme, they cease to be credible. If worlds diverge too quickly then it’s difficult to develop pragmatic strategy. The invented worlds need to overlap to some extent – and it’s in the overlaps and gaps where you can look at the scope for innovation and new ideas.  Ideally, you should be able to think up some elements of the strategy you will adopt that work in all the worlds you envisage – this is possible but difficult. A lot of the time though, you tend to map out options as the scenario worlds develop over time.

While it may seem fanciful, we can, though, see signals in the present of how the world might evolve in the future and we can use these as a way to generate different potential worlds. How do you find and listen to those signals and which ones do you use to develop scenario worlds? This is at the heart of the creative process of scenario planning.

You can talk to people working on new things, look at trends, look at what people do around you. For example, a few years ago on trains going up and down to London from Kent, there were increasing numbers of well dressed business men (yes men) of a clear level of seniority using iPads; these were the kinds of people who previously would open their briefcases and bring out paper copies of e-mails (no doubt printed out by their secretaries) and write replies on them. One man used to drive people mad in the mornings by tearing up these printouts in a kind of artisanal shredding process! You can speculate on why this trend was happening.  Keyboards are low status or they were unable to use them so no laptop, other men were seen using iPads for business applications (remember David Cameron’s iPad government dashboard app?) so they felt able to, cost reductions and redundancies meant that there were fewer support people around, increasing environmental concerns about waste…..

Another example, in a previous job, we developed scenarios for how people might use mobile technology in their daily lives.  One of the scenarios I particularly enjoyed had people walking about with small devices using little screens to control the device and communicate. No PCs, no keyboards, no wires. We got one of our designers to draw (on a big mood board) pictures of people doing this. The client hated it! At that time (and it’s a while ago!) mobile phones were just phones; Short Message Service was used by few people (aka Texting now).  Another scenario was a world where the big fixed networks dominated and smart phones were a minority interest (largely due to cost).  We looked at how technologies were developing that would lead to smartphones and we looked at behavioural research and consumer analysis, we did PEST analysis in the days before it became PESTLE! And we developed different worlds with different characteristics.

So how does all this relate to business strategy? Using scenarios makes business strategy simpler – if you have a story about how the world might evolve then you can look at how you might behave and the decisions you might make as a result.

The world is a complex place and strategy needs to be simple. Many people think that business strategy needs to be complicated to reflect the complexity of the world.  On the contrary business strategy needs to be

1) Simple – so you can “execute” it (ie ‘do it’ – venture capitalists love the term ‘execute’ for some reason)

2) Clear – so you can communicate it to customers, colleagues and other stakeholders

3) Expressed in a model (eventually!) – so you can see if it works

So my advice is, don’t start with a business model and work up, start with your stories of the future and work down, define your strategy simply and clearly and then build a model.

Startedin – Edinburgh comes to the City of London

The event began with Frank Ross – who Convenes Edinburgh City Council’s Economic Development activities.

"Pitching" the Edinburgh
“Pitching” the Edinburgh Offer – Frank Ross

It’s about graduates and about computing, academic excellence, spinouts and innovative startups. There are 15 incubators in Edinburgh – Creative Exchange, Carbon Innocation, Techcube; lots of others.

There is a danger that incubators are operating in isolation – it needs to be joined up – so we’ve established the online portal Interspace – to make it easy to do business in Edinburgh.

It’s about quality of life, quality of jobs and quality of city! He pitches the city and he’s proud of it.

Amazon has been in Edinburgh for over 10 years

“We run major chunks of Amazon from Edinburgh” says Graeme Smith of Amazon

Graeme Smith presents Amazon
Graeme Smith presents Amazon

And here is what they get up to:

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Skyscanner – it’s about the quality of life in Edinburgh

Richard Lennox from Skyscanner – this is how he sees it:

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He’s from Carlisle. “I’ve always wanted to work in a global scale technology business”.

Why Edinburgh not London?

It’s not tangible – but it is about the quality of life in Edinburgh.

Here are my more detailed notes and liveblog in Storify

 

 

The Fuse Manifesto

To Birmingham for the Fuse Manifesto.  But what is Fusion?
What is FuseWe had an Eclipse Break (it’s the featured image).

Cathy Garner spoke about London Fusion:

Cathy Garner

 And the liveblog using Storify is here.

And some more pictures:

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Bristol is Open

Bristol is a great place – and there’s always a lot going on.  I to the launch of Bristol is Open and here is the liveblog:

Creating the world’s first open programmable city!

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C4CC is amazing – what next?

C4CC-LOGO
The Centre for Creative Collaboration
will close on 17 December 2014

C4CC will close at noon on 17th December 2014.  For 5 years, we have supported collaborations between Universities, businesses, staff and students and creative freelancers.  In the past two years we have also worked with Small and Medium Enterprises across London as part of the London Creative and Digital Fusion project – supporting more than 200 businesses directly ourselves.  We’ve also helped to form and support 37 start-ups creating over 100 jobs.

We’ve spoken to our resident projects and partners about the closure over the past month or so – and this post will, I hope, let a wider group of friends hear the news directly from us.  To cut a very long story short – our funding has finished, the University of London has decided not to support us further and the lease on our building expires early next year.

I talked to Lloyd Davis recently and we recalled the excitement of getting the keys early in February 2010 – and how big and empty the space seemed.  The project was scary and exciting at the same time.  It’s worth remembering that, when we did the research for the project (in 2008/9) there were very few spaces in London that we would now recognise as co-working or collaboration spaces.  So it was a bit of a leap in the dark – and a testament to the vision of our early supporters, especially Sir Graeme Davies who was
Vice-Chancellor of the University of London at that time.

We will hold an event on 12 December at C4CC to share our experiences, tell stories and celebrate what we’ve all been part of – if you would like an invitation, please let me know.

My plan is to ‘to do my own thing’ again as an independent consultant and adviser; I’m looking at a number of opportunities for 2015.  I’ve learnt a lot of new (and I hope useful!) things in the past 5 years – and I will be happy to help other people and projects to benefit from my experience.  So if you’d like to talk about opportunities to work together, please get in touch.

I am on social media as brian_condon or add a comment to this blog.

FTTH Council / INCA UK Workshop

As part of the first FTTH Council Europe Council conference in the UK, FTTH Council and INCA – the Independent Networks Cooperative Association are collaborating on this workshop on the UK scene.

Here’s a quick audioboo overview of the Opening Plenary session:

Some views from Malcom Corbett of INCA:

And here’s the liveblog made during the session:

NextGen12 – 8 October 2012

NextGen12

Towards the digital economy

Storified by Brian_Condon · Tue, Oct 09 2012 01:39:22

This is a Storify around the NextGen 12 Conference in The City of Westminster, London. I’m chairing the conference and will also try to keep content moving into the Storify.
Lorne Mitchell tells a story (an allegory) at #nextgen12 twitpic.com/b27o8kBrian_Condon
I am at #NextGen12 today. Looking forward to Chairing a session on broadband policy. Good line up over the next 2 days!
Listening to a fireside story from @lornemitchell at #nextgen12
Listening to a story from Lorne Mitchell at #NextGen12. Hilarious.
#nextgen12 Find 10 of Spades, 5 of Spades, 2 of Spades, Queen of Hearts, Queen of Diamonds, Ace of Clubs and the Joker to win today’s prize!
Peter Cochrane on stage at #NextGen12 pic.twitter.com/reW5W86bB4theRuralSouth
Listening to Peter Cochrane OBE talk bandwidth and the future of data demand #NextGen12
Peter is going for the bigger picture and looking at what it means for the way we produce products and services. 3D printing is about shipping designs not shipping products.
#NextGen12. Peter Cochrane. Stellar show: take-away-"without hi-speed intelligence, we`re dead". Build better future bottom-up.
#NextGen12. PeterCochrane. next tech hot-spot= intersection of nano_AI+IT+Bio…
At NextGen conf, Prof Peter Cochrane -time to wake-up + stop sweating the small stuff, gear-shift thinking + change is needed #NextGen12
#NextGen12. PeterCochrane. User-Generated Design+ 3-D print= `Open Hardware`…
Peter Cochrane makes a good point re the west stumbling into the future with no plan. At #NextGen12
#NextGen12. PeterCochrane. Europe is (unlike Asia) on a random walk into the future. we can have vision, mission, plan too!
The need to stop talking and start doing driven home at #NextGen12. How did we end up with the mess that is BDUK?
RT @paulinerigby: RT @paulinerigby: Broadband: never have so many talked so long with so little effect – to paraphrase @PeterCochrane @ #nextgen12
RT @hugopickering: RT @hugopickering: Peter Cochrane makes a good point re the west stumbling into the future with no plan. At #NextGen12
@hugopickering #NextGen12 there is a plan, peter doesn’t like it, which is his right
"Fibre to home is futureproof and as much funding as possible should be devoted to it," says Karin Ahl of FTTH Council Europe #NextGen12
@Watchingtheflow Your plan Bill. Patching up the old phone network to protect your investment is Not Good Plan #nextgen12 #da12bb
#nextgen12 ‘Big plan is to cover the whole area’ Karin Ali. This means fibre, not copper phone lines. Say no to #fttc stopgaps.
"For every 1,000 new FTTH end users 80 new jobs are created," says Karin Ahl of FTTH Council Europe #NextGen12
Live blog #NextGen12 here http://t.co/TXI2tDIw
FT reports that DG Comp is ready to approve BDUK State Aid. Maybe @eurohumph will give an update at #nextgen12. Who blinked?
NextGen Events :: NextGen 12 – 8 & 9 October 2012 :: Live webcast from NextGen 12The UK’s independent focus for next generation broadband transformation as an essential foundation for economic growth, innovation and easier development.
#nextgen12 Prysmian’s Richard Thomas says biggest consumer of optical fiber is mobile not access – China Mobile doing fibre to the antenna.
Richard Thomas Prysmian Group presentation available for download #NextGen12 http://t.co/kqTjduTU + live http://t.co/m3zBluvo
Peter Cochrane said "stop talking and start building"; hearing from Richard Thomas, Prysmian about project in Almond in Scotland #NextGen12
RT @helenmilner: RT @helenmilner: Liv Garfield up now at #nextgen12 RT @finalninth: @nextgen12 The Queen of Hearts is on!
Liv Garfield up now at #nextgen12 RT @finalninth: @nextgen12 The Queen of Hearts is on!
RT @cyberdoyle: RT @cyberdoyle: Fibre on demand to rural areas not available. cos we aint got cabinets. so we stay on dial up? #nextgen12
Liv Garfield says no one needs more than 24 MB – can’t generate more than that from a family #nextgen12 twitpic.com/b29n7mBrian_Condon
BT are hiring former forces personel in Open Reach #NextGen12
Good! Liv Garfield says fibre in the great is no good unless people use it – growth for businesses and for communities #NextGen12 #BT
@brian_condon Please could she tell my kids that? #nextgen12
@ClaireatWaves she said that they can’t re-create or simulate the conditions or uses more than total of 24mbps per household. #NextGen12
Liv Garfield says BT is the only global company who is able to physically and commercially deliver fibre #NextGen12
@helenmilner Liv is a great speaker, but she believes the hype. Copper is not the future. #nextgen12
:) thx to @kat_braybrooke @brian_condon & #nextgen12 audience for great discussion re importance of digital inclusion & transparency. @OKFN
Really enjoyed the @kat_braybrooke and @helenmilner discussion at #NextGen12 – some delegates looked a bit scared I thought! :)
It’s ok though, we’re now back on more comfortable ground talking cloud and wireless infrastructure. #nextgen12
Nicholas James talking about mobile broadband for tenants – as the best solution #NextGen12 #digihousing
RT @kat_braybrooke: RT @kat_braybrooke: for more info re: the apps I referenced in #nextgen12 #digitalinclusion panel just now, links: @OKFN @openspending @ …
@danielheery sits in the balcony #nextgen12 under a sign that says ‘unfading splendour’ ! pic.twitter.com/9cVinY4kBrian_Condon
A lovely symmetry talking about future tech in beautiful old building MT @brian_condon: ‘unfading splendour’ pic.twitter.com/GKV0eIw8 #NextGen12helen milner
#nextgen12 The Joker in the pack which looks like a Brussels Sprout (with his rules on State Aid) continue to dominate the debate!
@brian_condon is sitting under banner "true light" exactly what his insightful chairing deliver ing at #nextgen12 pic.twitter.com/ayQsf7T3danielheery
@sivangr @openspending @schoolofdata i was mentioning apps + initiatives by @okfn that promote digital inclusion + literacy at #nextgen12 ;)
@hokulele glad you enjoyed – was interesting (& important!) discussion. would like to hear more about your work! cc @helenmilner #nextgen12
RT @kat_braybrooke: I was mentioning apps + initiatives by @OKFN that promote digital inclusion + literacy at #nextgen12 ;) (@SchoolofData)
Then we split into 2 sessions running in parallel
"From Oxford Tweet to Leicester Share" session kicking off at #NextGen12 – all about how Westminster worked with O2 on free WiFi
O2 wifi in Westminster biggest outdoor free wifi in Europe #nextgen12
#nextgen12 Listening to Wesminster City Council and O2 talk about their WiFi project @ruckuswireless
There’s quite a bit of Tweeting from the rural broadband session
Scream if you want to go faster – rural broadband workshop streaming live from 4.30pm at join in at http://t.co/j5kdeg4y #nextgen12
#nextgen12 standing room only in Cambrian rural broadband break-out!
Joker Brussels Sprout thinking on Fixed Wireless networks being discussed at #nextgen12 rural broadband break-out
Licenced or Unlicenced for fixed wireless rural networks? That is the question at #nextgen12 breakout on rural broadband.
Fixed wireless quite capable of providing 35Mbps NGA with 40 years mean time before failure at #nextgen12 breakout on rural broadband
Hearing about allpay (wireless broadband) on the church towers in #Herefordshire at #NextGen12 How is it being used?
Church of England enlightened by supporting wireless schemes in from churches in Herefordshire, Norfolk & Kent! Elegant circle at #nextgen12
No whisky yet from Daniel Heery championing #fieryspirits at #nextgen12.
@danielheery outlining challenges for rural broadband schemes: weather, powercuts, coordination, & finance are some at #nextgen12
@danielheery outlining challenges for rural broadband schemes: weather, powercuts, coordination, & finance are some at #nextgen12
Knave of Diamonds all over the place at #nextgen12. The rise and rise of community "fiery spirits" very exciting at #nextgen12 !!
Real worries on risk of bankrolling schemes when Wildcard Hearts go and trump your local scheme at #nextgen12

‘Negotiating the Maze – State Aid & Next Generation Broadband’

Understanding and Debating the Issues – an INCA Seminar

The Programme is in four sections:
1) The European Dimension
The first session on the agenda focuses on the European dimension, Europe’s ambitions, the 2020 targets, the new draft State Aid Guidelines, CEF, different models for deployment and what we need to do in the UK and Europe to achieve the targets. The speakers contributing in this session include Hervé Dupuy, European Commission, Tony Shortall of Telage and Chris Holden of Corning and the FTTH Council Europe.
2) State Aid in the UK
The second section deals with practical experience from the UK in both urban and rural projects, plus some of the higher level issues about where we are going with the BDUK process. In this session we will hear from David Cullen, INCA Board and former CEO of NYnet, Raj Mack, Head of Digital Birmingham which has recently gained approval for their Ultrafast project and Dave Carter, Chair of INCA and Head of Manchester Digital Development Agency.
3) State Aid & the Private Sector
In the third session we will hear from two key private sector players – Mark Collins, of City Fibre Holdings and Nick James of UK Broadband giving their perspective on how private investment and state aid can best work together with FTTH and Wireless networks.
Also Felipe Florez Duncan from Oxera Consulting, who will speak about the economic aspects of state aid. Oxera produced the widely respected report ‘How A Co-investment Model Could Boost Investments in NGA Networks’, published by Vodafone.
4) State Aid Compliance & the New Draft Guidelines
The final session includes Duncan Gillespie of DLA Piper who will explain some of the key issues in project design, with Louise Lancaster, INCA’s Policy & Regulatory advisor, who has analysed the new draft State Aid guidelines from a UK, non-incumbent perspective.

Here’s the Full Agenda:

INCA State Aid Seminar Programme

And here’s the liveblog where I’ll be making notes and collecting Tweets by participants and others.

NextGen12 – Southwest and Bristol

Southwest and Bristol NextGen12

Smarter Connections

Storified by Brian_Condon · Tue, Jul 24 2012 01:42:27

At Bristol – great place and getting ready for #nextgen12 twitpic.com/a8k8m4Brian_Condon
Here’s the Agenda:
NextGen Events :: Bristol – 17 July :: AgendaThe UK’s independent focus for next generation broadband transformation as an essential foundation for economic growth, innovation and easier development.
The Lord Mayor of Bristol is now welcoming us #NextGen12 pic.twitter.com/aNwfoLDxKarin Ahl
RT @ireneclng: Nemode has a new flyer! #nextgen12 pic.twitter.com/fa74EWaqLuciano Batista
RT @UofEBusiness: We’re jointly hosting a digital roadshow in Bristol with @EventsNextGen on 17 July http://t.co/YWCi1ETp #NextGen12 @rsmaull
The use and experience of what we bought was what made us happy – it was the experience of what we bought that gave us the outcomes we sought. Value is more than an exchange – it’s being co-created. Through ‘use’ in context.
In the past, the only way to use something was to own it.
Ownership used to be the way to gain value – but digitisation changes that #nextgen12 Irene Ng twitpic.com/a8kr65Brian_Condon
Digital world allows us to consider the value of usage as distict from ownership, the immediacy of service on demand @ireneclng #NextGen12
@ireneclng at # nextgen12 talking about new contexts for value in #digitalbritain twitpic.com/a8ks2lBrian_Condon
Let’s see what #NextGen12 got up it’s sleeve. Fibre to the Brits?
@ireneclng at #nextgen12 digitisation = collapse of ‘buy’ & ‘use’ into same space. Don’t need to ‘own’ to use eg spotify youtube
Digital world allows us to consider the value of usage as distict from ownership, the immediacy of service on demand @ireneclng #NextGen12
@ireneclng #nextgen12 digitisation has created an exponential demand for use
The new battleground is context argues Irene – and this needs to be thought of in terms of what is available at the time.
@ireneclng Digitisation creates explosion of demand & use. But only small amount can be captured commercially. Context is key. #nextgen12
Context drives value – and competency is an avatar of value – @ireneclng at #nextgen12 twitpic.com/a8ktmfBrian_Condon
Abundance of revenues in service; it’s the ability of objects in context that drive value. Things that are trying to serve contexts better – will deliver value in future markets.
@ireneclng wealth generation of the future is not products in a supermarket, but in ‘context’ of product or service #nextgen12
#NextGen12 Keynote Prof Irene Ng – Professor of Marketing and Service Systems at WMG, University of Warwick, Love her presentation!
"Digitisation + data is the new oil. Context is the new oil field" argues @ireneclng at #nextgen12 twitpic.com/a8kvhpBrian_Condon
Contextual invariances and looking at “messy” [ie realistic] contexts.
Dealing with "messy" contexts where everything is connected – new resources are created. #nextgen12 @ireneclng twitpic.com/a8kwq9Brian_Condon
From contextual mess to contextual modularity.
Placing the Internet of Things in context by @ireneclng twitpic.com/a8kxyrBrian_Condon
There’s a land grab for ‘drilling’ in context.
RT @drgeep: @brian_condon @ireneclng – its good stuff. Context is all. Most people will nod but won’t get it. The message needs reinforc …
Stephen Hilton – Super-Connected Cities Why Bother
Cities are about producing collisions – collisions between businesses and users, councils and their customers. Got interested in connectivity and got outside the Council House – based at the Watershed for Connecting Bristol.
Stephen Hilton on Superconnected Cities at #nextgen12 twitpic.com/a8l06pBrian_Condon
Bristol has 90m automated readings from Council buildings alone each year. Data volumes will explode when everything is connected. Steve says we need applications and interfaces to make send of this.
"Symmetrical connectivity needs to become the norm for our businesses" #nextgen12 says Stephen Hilton of Bristol Futures
Transformational infrastructure in Bristol by Steve Hilton twitpic.com/a8l1ixBrian_Condon
Existing cooperative approach to PSN – linking infrastructures.
@StephenHilton Challenge: telco industry mindset splits work & entertainment, but we use connectivity interchangeably. #nextgen12
@StephenHilton Companies like Aardman with army of freelancers, large files in cloud, can’t get the connectivity they need #nextgen12
Stephen Hilton talks about Bristol city council existing connectivity – wifi, public sector network #nextgen12
NextGen Events :: Bristol – 17 July :: PresentationsEvents Register now for free to receive our newsletter. About us NG Events Ltd produces unique, high quality conferences, events and study tours including – now in its 5th year – the NextGen programme of events. NG Events Ltd is directed by Marit Hendriks and Andrew Macdonald. Events
@StephenHilton Urban BB Fund bid, Gigabit Bristol showcase for SMEs and consumers. They’re coming so we need to build it #nextgen12
Gigabit Bristol picking up that symmetrical essential to business #impressive #nextgen12 #digitalbritain twitpic.com/a8l2vw via @TwitPicPete Woolaghan
Project structure for Gigabit Bristol from Steve Hilton #nextgen12 twitpic.com/a8l3usBrian_Condon
Innovation comes from the collisions and clashes between people from different communities – and disciplines. And we get to talk to businesses in new ways and to experiment – it’s not just about procurement it’s -about. Wider context.
Superconnected cities – why bother? Stephen Hilton’s wisdom. #nextgen12 twitpic.com/a8l614Brian_Condon
Adam Ashenden – Prysmian Group Fibre to the Home from Start to Finish
Adam Ashenden from Prydmian talks about a real project in Almond, Scotland #nextgen12 twitpic.com/a8l71pBrian_Condon
Adam uses practical experience on projects to talk about how these technologies can be deployed – using existing infrastructure to help to reduce costs. Scaling up the network but with reduced size components. Adam says that there are lots of technologies available – and it’s important to understand how they all fit together; and for those involved in projects – whether from local authorities or local communities to have a grasp of how the networks are built. You may want local people involved in digging trenches and providing other access to infrastructure.
Adam ashenden of prysmian talking abt latest on cable & fibre-tackling last mile of connectivity thru coproducing-cheaper! #NextGen12
RT @rsmaull: #nextgen12, co-creating a network, dig your own hole in the garden.
@brian_condon Ppl don’t realise the connectedness is to enable simplicity & creativity. Like sewers enabled liveable 19C cities. #nextgen12
@Acuity_Design yes – wise and we need to remember that I agree! #NextGen12
Superfast Cornwall
Listening to Julian (Cornwall Dev company) and (BT) on http://t.co/iNykv8ZA #NextGen12
BT announce deal with North Yorkshire for superfast broadband #bduk #nextgen12
Ramulf Scarborough announces that BT are partnering with N Yorks with BDUK money #nextgen12 twitpic.com/a8lfheBrian_Condon
Ranulf Scarbrough BT announces 70 million partnership between North Yorkshire and BT @BDUK @Watchingtheflow #NextGen12 Bristol
£132m partnership of BT, EU, Cornwall council fm sep 2010, 5yrs, 4000 new jobs #NextGen12 http://t.co/iNykv8ZA
Internet revolution under way in rural Yorkshire with £70m deal – Main Section – Yorkshire PostA COMMUNICATIONS revolution will be launched in North Yorkshire today as the council unveils details of its much-vaunted plan to bring high-speed internet connections to every home and business in England’s most rural county.
Interesting to hear about the tension between raising awareness and managing expectations for the Superfast Cornwall project #NextGen12
Julian Cowans from the Superfast Cornwall project speaks about the importance of digital inclusion #nextgen12 twitpic.com/a8lhj9Brian_Condon
Evaluating the impact is an important work stream it’s – about new jobs and GVA developed.
Karin Ahl President Fibre to the Home Council Europe
Karin Ahl argues that FTTH is the way ahead and their case studies show that #nextgen12 twitpic.com/a8lwleBrian_Condon
NextGen watching #nextgen12 when current gen talks. @KarinAhl pic.twitter.com/Qlaj3LAOTobias Ahl
Karin shows the statistics for the EU
@KarinAhl talks abt global panorama for FTTH #NextGen12 pic.twitter.com/ipKis0yVIrene Ng
FTTH Council EU looking to understand why take-up much lower in EU than CIS countries #nextgen12 twitpic.com/a8ly1qBrian_Condon
FTTH council Europe wants to see every household in Europe connected to broadband by 2020 #NextGen12
@brian_condon A: because the incumbent is dead set on leaching remaining assets from old phone networks in EU? #da12bb #nextgen12
@brian_condon B: because the telecom lobby has completely hoodwinked funders and policy makers #da12bb #nextgen12
@brian_condon but perhaps the FTTH council EU knows all this and is going to expose it all? #nextgen12
Weird that fibre to the home is being assumed as only broadband future at #NextGen12 Absent q of what value it actually brings to an econ.
@samkinsley -it is the FTTH Council Europe slot :). We’re hearing about Wireless Cities later. Panel debate next. Ask a q? #NextGen12
@samkinsley prob the answer to why fibre penetration is lower in western Europe #whattodowithlegacy #NextGen12
@KarinAhl Why do we need #ftth? 1 New services eg tele-health need greater reliabiity. 2 ISPs can offer more services, ARPU #nextgen12
Panel Discussion
Panel discussion on challenges and benefits from digital developments #NextGen12 pic.twitter.com/C0KUEhXYIrene Ng
I moderated this panel and had no ‘clockcycles’ left for blogging or tweeting. So thanks to everyone for keeping the tweets going.
Discussn on access & inclusion in digital spaces. Availability does not mean access. Relevance as well. Shift 4 public services #NextGen12
Are we worried about the control or regulation of content and Internet – yes #NextGen12 #FTTH #unbundle #innovation
Data creation will change. <- yes. Don’t just assume the big data is the right data #NextGen12
@john_hunt mentioning health care and need for change in this type of service #NextGen12
Integration of services – is not just software and apps but also with the widgets – we now just use phone/computer/TV #NextGen12
How to include ppl who do not want to use technology, when they are the ones that cd be best served by it #NextGen12
RT @KarinAhl: FTTH does not exclude Fibre to other premises #NextGen12 #FTTH
If ppl had more ownershp of data they gener8, how wd they do thngs differtly. <- why ppl r not ‘things’ in #IoT #peoplearebetter #NextGen12
Just finished moderating a panel debate- thanks to everyone for the questions and discussion #nextgen12
RT @EventsNextGen: Ben Shrive UK Broadband now speaking #NextGen12 Bristol – download his presentation here http://t.co/MGEw5VgN
UK Broadband build a network for Swindon @Swindonnews #NextGen12 in Bristol
If ppl had more ownershp of data they gener8, how wd they do thngs differtly. <- why ppl r not ‘things’ in #IoT #peoplearebetter #NextGen12