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Ken Rutkowski
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San Francisco becomes first US city to require solar panels on every new building
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San Fransisco has introduced a green building code. A new city ordinance will now require all new buildings to have solar panels. It’s the first requirement of its kind seen in a major city in the United States, and it means San Francisco is just that much closer to its plans for the city to run on renewable energy by 2020.

Here’s hoping San Fransisco can act as an example that will push other cities in and outside of the United States to pass similar laws. How else are we going to move toward a zero-emission economy?
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To document his 100-day study abroad program in China, Dartmouth College student Jake Gaba danced on camera in 91 places around the country, much to the amusement and/or befuddlement of locals. Next time you travel create a project like Jake... and watch the world look & feel different.
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A Year of Islamic State Terror
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The Islamic State has grown beyond its original home in Syria and Iraq, extending its operations into other parts of the Middle East and North Africa by establishing alliances and absorbing other terrorist groups. Data from IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center reveals how the group has claimed responsibility for carrying out attacks across the region. The map reflects a year of Islamic State attacks following the capture of Mosul, one of Iraq's most important cities. Since then, the militant group has carried out many attacks including a suicide bombing Abha, Saudi Arabia, a beheading in Egypt, and most recently, the attacks in Paris that killed more than 130 people.
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Today NOAA released its data for the Pacific Ocean temperatures for the week of November 9th. We hit a record - the current El Nino is the strongest in recorded history. Before 2015 the largest recorded weekly reading of El Nino occurred during the week of November 26 in 1997. We passed that milestone last week. The data from 1997 - The El Nino index set a record of 2.8. As of last week the Pacific Ocean in region 3.4 (where El Nino is measured) hit a new record of 3.0.

So another weather record has been set. What does it mean? In the very short term it means that there will be some hellacious weather in the US Pacific West/Texas in the next 90 days. It also means there will be a drought in Australia and Indonesia. Other parts of the globe will feel the consequences of the mega Nino.

However, there is another consequence of this year's El Nino that is virtually a sure thing to happen within the next half year. A very rapid change in El Nino water temperatures will follow - in nine months we will have gone 180 degrees in the opposite direction and we will be dealing with a very strong La Nina.

What will the coming La Nina bring us? If history is the gauge, then we should be preparing for a record hurricane season in the summer/fall of 2016, and a return to the crushing droughts in the Pacific West.
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Ken is an ideation, innovation, and collaboration catalyst; the connective tissue between change agents; and a community architect for doers shaping our future. He does this across multiple channels, including his syndicated radio show ‘Business Rockstars’ that is the insider’s guide to the global business leaders; his weekly, METal (Media, Entertainment and Technology Alpha Leaders) events that showcase the smartest thinkers to the bravest innovators throughout the world; and his tireless strategizing, networking and mentoring of strategic business partnerships remaking the digital economy. 

As a thought leader, networker and influencer across multiple industries, Ken has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, BBC, Wired, Business Week, Asahi Shinbun, Bangkok Times, Finland Helsingin Sanomat, and dozens of other publications worldwide. 

He has been a featured presenter, speaker and moderator at technology and media conferences including Milken Institute Global Conference, The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), The National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB), CTIA, National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), Digital Hollywood, Internet World, LA Games Conference, XMediaLab, GadgetFest, and Future of Television Conference. He has also spoken at the many of the most prestigious U.S. universities including Loyola, Northwestern, Illinois, MIT, Stanford, UCLA, USC and Berkeley, preparing the brightest minds for brilliant careers.

Connected, collaborative and catalytic, Ken moves effortlessly between industries, technologies and relationships, perfecting the human factor of the technology equation that daily defines our future.

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Radio / TV Talk Show Host
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  • METal International
    CEO / Founder, 2000 - present
  • Business Rockstars
    Co-Founder, 2011 - 2012
  • KenRadio Broadcasting
    CEO / Host, 2000 - 2012
  • MET Ventures
    CEO, 2005 - 2012
  • Microsoft
  • IAC
  • Yahoo
  • CNet
  • News Corp
  • OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • Zag.com
  • Founder Institute
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Chicago, IL - San Francisco - Chicago - Los Angeles - Seoul South Korea
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