Thomas Crampton

Social Media in China and across Asia

World Economic Forum

Needed: “An Inconvenient Truth” for Water

Sep 14, 2010

Needed: “An Inconvenient Truth” for Water

Watch out Al Gore! I heard a fascinating presentation from the Chairman of Nestlé, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, on the global water crisis. Not since seeing Gore present an early version of the presentation that became An Inconvenient Truth have I seen an environmental issue presented in such a compelling and urgent manner. For context, this was

Wanted: Tech Pioneers from Asia for the World Economic Forum

Jun 9, 2009

Wanted: Tech Pioneers from Asia for the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum (Disclosure: Ogilvy client) is keen to find exciting Asian tech start-ups or companies in their early stages that should be considered for the WEF Technology Pioneer Award. As someone who has been fortunate enough to have been invited to attend the WEF annual meeting in Davos for many years, I can

Youth in the Middle East

May 15, 2009

Youth in the Middle East

The future of youth in the Middle East is a fascinating topic of tremendous importance for the Middle East and also the world. The statistics are quite shocking. Below a few notes from preparations for a workshop I am running at the World Economic Forum meeting in Jordan. These are taken from an excellent recent

Radio Free Europe declares me a Davos depressive

Feb 3, 2009

I had a good Davos wrap-up conversation with Ronald Synovitz of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He concluded – correctly – that I came out of the meeting with a fairly depressed view of the state of the world. I found my breakfast with Shimon Peres particularly depressing. The feeling was that the economic crisis will

Davos Panel Prep: “What was Privacy”

Jan 22, 2009

Davos Panel Prep: “What was Privacy”

Next week I return to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. In 2004 when I wrote about Bloggers breaching the gates of Davos, I took this photo of Loic Le Meur, Yat Siu and Joi Ito, now all good friends. A great turnout of world leaders is expected at this year’s

Can Davos socialize with the rest of us?

Dec 15, 2008

Can Davos socialize with the rest of us?

The World Economic Forum announced today in a YouTube video they will once again employ an extensive social media strategy to integrate people who do not make the trek up the Swiss Alps. Last year the video answers on YouTube had more than 8 million views. This year, the best YouTube-er will get a free

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