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Web 2.0 Summit: Wim Elfrink on social virtualisation

- November 16, 2010 - 7 Comments

Cisco EVP and chief globalisation officer Wim Elfrink presented at the Web 2.0 Summit in the Palace Hotel in San Francisco today to discuss four of the major demographic and economic shifts that are underway on a global basis and to outline how Cisco’s vision of a new framework for urban sustainability will entail the creation of a whole new industry. You can watch the 15 minute replay of Wim’s presentation here (introduced by John Battelle of Federated Media).

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Iain Thomson of also met with Wim earlier and discussed the work we are engaged in with the London Olympic Park Legacy Company to create a liveable community that can be sustained beyond the Games themselves, and highly-connected new Smart+Connected Community projects in locations such as Songdo, Korea amongst others.

We’d love to hear your views of how you think the next 30 years of the Internet could develop with these shifts in mind and as the introduction of IPv6 underpins the transition to the ‘Internet of Things’.

You can also watch Iain’s video interview with Wim here.


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  1. Hey Kenneth, thanks for your comment. We recently present at the Hong Kong Public Sector Forum Conference 2010 in Nov and our topic was around "Government 2.0: Smart Government Smart People". You may find it interested

  2. I am very interested in this subject and would like to know whether there will be any other similar summit or conference held in any country (Europe, Asia, America) in the near future.

    • Hi Kenneth - thanks for your comment. I will ask our team in APAC to get in touch with some suggestions.

  3. Good to stand with the web 2.0 Oriented :)

  4. Thanks for sharing the Web 2.0 Summit video. Wim elfrink offers a pretty interesting perspective.

  5. Thanks for the information about the web 2.0 summit. I agree with Wim regarding the industrialisation.

  6. Interesting perspective on the discussion yesterday here from Quentin Hardy at Forbes. Thanks Quentin for taking the time to meet yesterday.