January 2nd, 2013
The concept of a broadcast license will have no value online as OTT, Smart TVs and an open internet will have bypassed the protected system for content….
February 24th, 2012

Broadband Futures and the Future of ICT: Futurist and Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard (by gleonhard)

February 22nd, 2012

The Opportunities and Friction of Ultra-Fast Broadband

Interview with Gerd Leonhard on Radio New Zealand’s morning show Nine to Noon, Feb 21st, 2012 (link).

February 21st, 2012

The Future of Broadband: Telemedia, Futurist Gerd Leonhard

View more presentations from Gerd Leonhard. Keynote at the “The Future with High Speed Broadband" conference in Auckland, New Zealand, February 20th, 2012
February 20th, 2012

Broadband: ecosystems, not egosystems - updated

Update: With truly expert timing, actor Stephen Fry has drawn attention to the state of broadband in New Zealand on the very day the Commerce Commission kicked off a conference looking at the future of the technology.
"Fry, in New Zealand for the filming of The Hobbit, tweeted at around 6:30 this morning that New Zealand’s broadband is ‘pathetic’ and that kiwis should ‘rise up’ and ‘demand better’.It has since emerged that Fry had exceeded the download limit on the connection he was using, and the connection had subsequently been throttled; however, this has only served to draw attention to the throttling practice, which Fry says ‘makes as much sense as closing a lane of traffic because there’s congestion’. The whole affair took place as delegates from around the country were gathered in Auckland for the Future of High Speed Broadband conference, a meeting to discuss…read on.”
September 22nd, 2011

EuroSummit’11: Curation will beat distribution

CTAM EuroSummit ’11. The curation of content is needed if audiences are to be able to cut through the noise of social media, according to the futurologist Gerd Leonhard. In a presentation at the annual cable marketing conference, held this year in Malta, Leonhard said that the current actions of the geeks would be a global standard within five years. “It’s not about a million channels, we have a million channels, and it’s about what you want to watch.”

Leonhard claimed that Twitter was already replacing CNN as a global news source. While the social networking service took just …read on.”