Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/09/01/Anthony_Townsend_The_Future_of_Lightweight_Innovation Institute For The Future's Anthony Townsend demonstrates the benefits of Internet connected devices, such as sensors on a bicycle. Townsend explains how people and cities are able to gather data about the environment and use it to implement policies and decisions from a personal to a citywide level. ----- NEXT -- Nordic EXceptional Trendshop -- is a unique chance to get close to some of today's greatest minds. NEXT is a vessel bound for the new, the odd angled and the unpredictable. A home ground for exceptional minds and their inventions. The first NEXT was held in 2004 and since then NEXT had grown to be an international -- and acclaimed -- landmark for forward thinking, the new and the next within technology and business oriented innovation. - Innovation Lab Dr. Anthony Townsend's research focus is on the impact of new technology on cities and public institutions, and the role of technology in economic development. Recent forecasts he has developed at the Institute for the Future address several inter-related topics: the impact of urban data on the poor, national innovation strategy for a major emerging economy, technology and restructuring of large public organizations, and the role of science and technology parks in economic development. Anthony holds a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master's in urban planning from New York University, and a B.A. in urban studies with a minor in physics from Rutgers University.
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