David Brunnen

1,898 Flips | 1 Magazine | 3 Likes | 5 Following | 61 Followers | @GroupeIntellex | Writing Business Futures: Collaborative Economies, Sustainability, eSkills, Open Data, NextGen Digital Challenge Awards 2017 & ICF Global Summit 2018

Was the Rise of Neoliberalism the Root Cause of Extreme Inequality?

<i>By George Monbiot</i><p>Imagine if the people of the Soviet Union had never heard of communism. The ideology that dominates our lives has, for most of us, …


Switch off for copper network is vital, but must be done right

Commenting on the Chancellor’s comments that the Government will announce a date for copper switch off to encourage investment in full fibre, Greg …


China-EU agreement paves way for global adoption of circular economy

China and the EU have signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding on Circular Economy Cooperation at the 20th EU-China Summit taking place in the …

Economic Development

BREAKING: it’s now official. Vote Leave campaign broke the law & is reported to the police. BIG BIG news. This is the official campaign. And it’s a massive overspend of a scale not seen in Modern British politics https://t.co/VYQ1hKV2A2

Sustainable development is necessarily local. So excited to witness for the 1st ever Local & Regional Gov forum on the #SGDs here at the UN today. #HLPF18 #Listen2Cities https://t.co/3w7MBzOzrP

Don't let thisl charlatan Michael Gove get away with washing his hands of the anti-immigration bile he personally whipped up during the EU referendum. Michael Gove's fingertips were all over the lies and hatred whipped up over immigrants. Don't let him get away with it. https://t.co/HLPAnWCZoe

Two thirds of broadband customers believe “fibre” should mean fibre-to-the-premises in ads

Worrying new research released today shows that millions of broadband customers across the UK may have been misled about their broadband service.<p>Now …


Challenge question: Dame Ellen MacArthur

We use cookies on this site. By continuing to use this website, you consent to our use of these cookies. Read more about cookies<p>To mark …


“We were expecting you.”

Plastered across the pages of papers of all political persuasions, the deluge of 70th Birthday tributes to the NHS and the huge achievements of …

U.S. Secretary of Health

CityVerve | Making Cycling Better In Manchester

As part of CityVerve, the UK’s largest smart city demonstrator, See.Sense undertook a pilot project in conjunction with BT, with the objective of …


Delivering change - how cities can make the most of digital connections

12 July 2018<p>Housing & TransportEmployment & SkillsLeadership & Devolution<p>Digital connectivity has played a role in changing the economic, social and …

Smart Cities

Depictions of the private sector as innovative and public bodies as bureaucratic is simply not historically accurate. Using public researched and funded examples like GPS, the internet and voice services as prime examples, @MazzucatoM presents a different view of the sector. https://t.co/DBFMbxngxh

4,000km fibre-optical transmission link demonstrated using ultra-low-noise optical amplifiers | Fibre Systems

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, have demonstrated a 4,000km fibre-optical …

Quantum Physics

This ocean waves power plant is the first of its kind in all of Latin America via @coppeUFRJ https://t.co/Oydym4HdrY

Word of the Week: Sophistry

Credit where credit is due; the word of this week was prompted by the recently departed UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s resignation letter.<p>This …

Boris Johnson

Smart Glass

<b>Buildings account for 40% of the global energy use. As a consequence, the mass realization of net zero-energy buildings (NZEBs) is top priority for</b> …

Clean Energy

The Netherlands contemplates the world’s toughest climate law

A new Dutch proposal would put climate at the center of national politics.<p>A coalition of seven Dutch political parties recently unveiled a climate policy proposal that is breathtaking in its ambition. If it becomes law, it will codify the most stringent targets for greenhouse gas reductions of any …


This week's record-breaking heat has human fingerprints all over it

Climate change is already here.<p>Soaring temperatures shattered records from Ottawa to Oman this week, as the Northern Hemisphere endured an oppressive hot spell. A heat dome cooked much of the eastern United States and parts of Canada, setting all-time temperature records in New Hampshire, Vermont, …

Climate Change

Madeleine Albright: ‘The things that are happening are genuinely, seriously bad’

Trump is actually really smart – evil smart, is what I think<p>Madeleine Albright has both made and lived a lot of history. When she talks about a resurgence of fascism, she says it as someone who was born into the age of dictators. She was a small girl when her family fled Czechoslovakia after the …

Political Science

Design has to be driven by purpose

The calm of IDEO’s London office belies the bursting ingenuity of the minds inside. It is where we meet Chris Grantham, one of IDEO’s directors, to …

The Tears & the Soul of Espoo

Rarely have I seen a mayor cry when receiving an award. But there I was, in London, on the angular stage of American Square, standing next to Mayor …


We need bolder and braver visions to solve the major societal challenges of the 21st century - Lucy Musgrave @publica_office and @MazzucatoM discuss why directionality and purpose is needed in the public sector at last weeks #BLpublicpurpose talk https://t.co/Jpx9yYGrcf

Circular Economy Report - The Circular Economy - Towards a Circular Economy: Business Rationale for an Accelerated Transition

This 20-page executive summary report sets out the organisation's latest insights and analysis on the circular economy. <i>Towards a Circular Economy:</i> …

Circular Economy

Matthew Taylor: Judge us by our shameful treatment of pinball kids

EDITOR'S PICK<p>Waltham Forest LBC’s new strategic director of regeneration talks about creating opportunities for residents through the power of …

Creating Opportunities

Honored to give an opening address at the 2018 UN Public Service Forum. I argued that if AirBnB and Amazon can use platforms to deliver hyperlocal, personalized services the the UN can do the same to deliver on the #SDGs https://t.co/9TQUivE2BL

Investment Plan: First EU fund fully dedicated to broadband infrastructure to unlock at least €1 billion over 5 years

The Fund was set up to meet the growing demand for financing of smaller-scale broadband projects across Europe, which currently do not have easy …

Economic Development