Jan-Christoph Zoels is co-founder of Director of User Experience Design at
Link to his speaker bio.
We talk about desires and design, interactions and experience, remote controls to Second Life.
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(due to time constraints no longer shownotes now, sorry)
Tag(s): lift07, pre conference podcast, interview, Jan-Christoph Zoels
Colin Henderson works in the business most of us probably associate with Switzerland: Banks.
And he proves in this interview that although it may seem to be a conservative and rather dull industry, talking about banks can actually be fun. 😉 He blogs under
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We talk about:
I have credit card and my Paypal – what do I need banks for?
the challenges for banks with an informed audience and transparancy (a scary thought obviously)
the world is not so simple – trust, liability and legal documents
something we can learn from this industry? Scaling!
challenges for banks with online transactions – Paypal seem to be reliable, secure and manage quite well
Tag(s): lift07, pre conference podcast, interview, Colin Henderson, bankwatch
John Buckman is running an online record label – which is not evil.
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We talk about:
how Magnatune came about and why the whole chain in the music business is filled with evil
how music is published with Magnatune
how this works together with traditional models but still is new with CC licences
of course we also talk a lot about using creative common licences
better be outstanding than mediocre
if the Magnatune can work in other industries but why music might be special
Bookmooch – the exchange system for books, the credit system and how people use it
how this might change the way you look at books and the buying process
Speaker bio, Magnatune and BookMooch
And if anyone can get me “Lesson learned from Sesame Street” please?! 🙂
Tag(s): lift07, pre conference podcast, interview, John Buckman, bookmooch, magnatune
Matthias LÃƒÂ¼fkens is Senior Media Manager for the World Economic Forum and runs a travel guide company called
inyourpocket.com. At Lift he is moderating the panel “Dealing with technological overload”.
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We talk about
how this year the Forum in Davos has really opened up to the world wide audience
which benefits this has brought and how this evolution came to happen
the gimmick of Second Life and what might be Web 3.0
how the Davos spirit can be kept but still achieve openess to the world for example with
Davos Conversation Technology overload and the impact of the Blackberry
the problem of not teaching people how to use technology
about the story of “in your pocket” and the value of having edited information and why you do not need a Starbucks in Istanbul
Tag(s): lift07, pre conference podcast, interview, Matthias Luefkens
The first interview on
Lift Speakers is with Bruno Giussani, who simply says he is a writer – but with a very reputable list of publications as you can see on his blog. He is also the European Director of TED Conferences and has been on the advisory board for Lift.
He blogs at
Lunch over IP and I am sure we will see great entries on the panels as usual. 🙂
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Tag(s): lift07, pre conference podcast, interview, Bruno Giussani