Ecosummit TV: Siemens is not Apple. While Steve Jobs envisioned a new HQ from outer space for 12.000 employees, Pedro Pires de Miranda just wanted a smart green city technology showcase, conference centre, public exhibition and cutting edge sales office for the Siemens competence centre Cities. 18 months and €60M later, The Crystal opened doors in September 2012 and already upgraded more than 120.000 visitors to a new understanding of our urban future. 2 weeks ago we celebrated Ecosummit London 2013 at Siemens’ new urbanity palace.Read more
Yesterday, 15 August 2011, Google announced its acquisition of Motorola Mobility for $12.5B. At $40.00 per share this equals a premium of 63% compared to the closing price of the Motorola share on Friday. Given that I entered the Mobile Economy back in 2000 and went green in 2010, I want to comment on the impact of the Google-Motorola deal for the Mobile Economy and the Smart Green Economy which are growing together faster than ever. This deal makes Google really powerful but it will also make the users more powerful due to ubiquitous intelligent devices enabling a more sustainable lifestyle.Read more
Elon Musk turns 40 this year and is already the super hero entrepreneur of the smart green economy. Being an engineer he believes entrepreneurship means applying logic and critical thinking to a given problem in order to develop the best new solution. Elon likes to reinvent and reengineer problems on a big scale, especially transportation on the road and in space and production of clean energy. Next to being CEO and Product Architect of Tesla Motors, Elon is also CEO and CTO of SpaceX and Chairman of Solar City.Read more
Today we have received good news from Youtube: Ecosummit TV has been granted official Youtube Partner status. This means we can now upload long videos (> 15 min) and include advertising to refinance our production costs. Ecosummit TV is the free on-demand IPTV channel covering the great transformation to the Smart Green Economy. We have started Ecosummit TV on 20 February 2011 and uploaded 42 videos in full HD quality that achieved 4.280 views as of today. Thanks to Youtube and Apple, Ecosummit TV is, in fact, high-quality Mobile TV as it looks fantastic on the iPhone and iPad.Read more
Visionary US startup Push Pop Press just launched a super cool ebook publishing platform for Apple’s mobile gadgets: iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. They did not just choose any book for the launch but the wonderful Our Choice by Smart Green Economy hero Al Gore. As you would expect it includes funky navigation options and lots of video. This is the future of interactive Smart Green Book reading and watching.Read more
Going smart green now should be our motivation on all levels. For the smart green transformation I propose a strategy based on 7 pillars. This strategy has to be elaborated into a full-featured global master plan. I invite everybody to contribute to the elaboration of the global master plan and to join its execution.
1. Our global goal should be the fast transformation to the Smart Green Economy.
2. Cities are the epicentre of economic activity and must go smart green now.
3. Companies should adopt smart green strategies offering sustainable products and services.
4. Fast cost reduction of smart green technologies is the key leverage for the mass market.
5. We have to change our lifestyle and become smart green consumers.
6. We have to shift political and financial power to the United Nations.
7. Huge investments of human and financial capital are necessary.
Let’s start now, improve continuously, measure our progress every year and use open innovation and transparent communication so that we can learn from each other. Let’s share our ideas and know-how online on a global scale.