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emagineitall: exploring the social side of technology and life
emagineitall: exploring the social side of technology and life

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One of the many highlights of an action-packed week at UN Headquarters in New York was the ‪#‎projectingchange‬ "illUmiNations: Protecting Our Planet" event to support the ‪#‎Climate2014‬ Summit. If you couldn’t be there, take a look at this new video showing the powerful images that beautifully illuminated the UN buildings: http://j.mp/1Ci31hm

Get details and background at: http://j.mp/1vm8LTe
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We need interns! Apply for the Fall and experience the GA first hand.
UN Office of Information Communications Technology is looking for interns. Are you a #masters student? Interested in #innovation & #technology ? Share with a friend and find out how to apply:  http://ow.ly/zhB1s
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Listen to our Chief Information Technology Officer discuss technology issues and the work of the UN
ASG Riazi was interviewed live last month as part of  +United Nations Foundation 's Talk Radio Day 2014 on 19 June.

 Twenty talk radio hosts from across the United States broadcast their shows live at UN Headquarters in New York.  The hosts interviewed UN Ambassadors and agency officials to gain insight about the role of the UN on topics ranging from women’s empowerment to children’s health.

ASG Riazi spoke with +Thom Hartmann and +Debbie Nigro about information technology and it's role in furthering the +United Nations mission and mandates.

Listen as she discusses eWaste and it's impact on the communities forced to deal with it, online child trafficking and a variety of other issues related to information #technology.  

ASG RIAZI'S INTERVIEW w/ Mr. Hartmann STARTS AT 14:58 The Thom Hartmann Program - June 19, 2014 p2  

ASG RIAZI'S INTERVIEW w/ Ms. Nigro STARTS AT 28:30
http://thedebbienigroshow.libsyn.com/debbie-nigro-show-6-19-14
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The printing press revolutionized the world by making #books #accessible - #innovation #technology
Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has said that "books are our most powerful forces of poverty eradication and peacebuilding."

On 23 April, World Book and Copyright Day, let us celebrate the contributions that books have made and honor the rights of authors who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity.
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Continuous #learning, #creativity, influence, change...excellent observations
The fundamental nature of work is changing as we transition into the network era. Creative work is beginning to dominate industrial work as we shift to a post- job economy. The major driver of this change is the automation of routine work, especially through software, but increasingly with robots. Valued work is in handling exceptions, dealing with complex problems, and doing customized tasks.

The products of this work are often intangible and not physical. As a result, our industrial work structures need to change. Organizations have to become more networked, not just with information technology, but in how workers create, use, and share knowledge.

The workplace of the network era requires a different type of leadership; one that emerges from the network as required. Effective leadership in networks is negotiated and temporary, according to need. Giving up control will be a major challenge for anyone used to the old ways of managing. An important part of leadership will be to ensure that knowledge is shared throughout the network.

Learning is a critical part of working in a creative economy. Being able to continuously learn, and share that new knowledge, will be as important as showing up on time was in the industrial economy. Continuous learning will also disrupt established hierarchies as no longer will a management position imply greater knowledge or skills. Command and control will be replaced by influence and respect, in order to retain creative talent. Management in networks means influencing possibilities rather than striving for predictability. We will have to accept that no one has definitive answers anymore, but we can use the intelligence of our networks to make sense together.

The shift to the network era will not be easy for many people and most organizations. Common assumptions about how work gets done will have to be discarded. Established ways of earning education credentials will be abandoned for more flexible and meaningful methods. Connections between disciplines and professions are growing and artificial boundaries will continue to crack. Systemic changes to business and education will happen. There will be disruption on a societal level, but we can create new work and learning models to help us deal with this next phase in human civilization. The statistician George Box wrote that, “essentially all models are wrong, but some are useful”. We will never know unless we try them out.

http://www.jarche.com/2014/04/seeking-perpetual-beta/
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Technology to update a 50-year tool? It's about time! #innovation #ict #tech
Folllowing the tragic disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 270, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced that it would search for a real-time inflight communications system, drawing on new technology to help improve on the 50-year-old “black box” model.

“We must ensure that aircraft can be tracked in real time so that such an unprecedented and tragic incident does not occur again,” said Secretary-General of ITU Hamadoun Touré.

Read more at: http://j.mp/1lC8zOc
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My feeble attempt to fight winter...
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Great to see influencers using social communications channels!
On Wednesday UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos did a Twitter chat on the Syria Crisis, taking questions from Twitter users and answering them live. Having been to the region five times in 2013 alone, she calls the conflict in Syria one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world today.

Check the questions and answers on this Storify: http://storify.com/un/askvalerie
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We've revived the LUMP family blog. Follow Mark's progress and our family's latest adventure.
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