I made quite a few videos on Qik last week while at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Here’s my favorites, not necessarily in order of importance. I marked the must watch videos.
1. Tim O’Reilly and Richard Edelman talk to me about the future of advertising. Tim runs O’Reilly Publishing and did the first advertising on the Internet. Edelman runs the largest independent PR firm in the world.
2. Marcel Reichart, who was on O’Reilly’s panel about future of advertising, talks more about future of advertising. He runs the DLD conference, an influential conference in Munich that got raves, among other things for Burda Media. Then Linda Abrahams, executive vice president from Comscore joined us.
3. Michael Dell about joining the Red campaign.
4. Must watch. Emery Brown, who does computational neuroscience at Harvard, and Cynthia Braezel joins us who does robotics at MIT. Really smart people. You can read more about Cynthia’s social robot here. Emery is doing research into anaesthesiology. You can read more on Harvard’s sleep medicine page about Emery. At about 10 minutes an incredible professor joined the conversation without being prepared. That was Hugh Herr who runs the biomechatronics group at MIT’s media lab. He is working on building new prosthesis for people who’ve lost limbs and you can read more about him here.
5. Must watch. Rick Warren runs the largest church in the United States and has one of the most popular books ever printed (other than the bible): “the Purpose Driven Life.” I was surprised by meeting him, doesn’t come across as conservative and is a guy I probably would enjoy having a beer with. Part I and Part II. Part II is the one I’d watch, it’s about 10 minutes long. Walter Issaacson walks into the interview along with a famous author of Time Magazine (he was editor of Time and ran CNN, along with the LA Olympics).
6. Jimmy Wales, the guy who runs Wikipedia jumped unexpectedly into a longer video at about 18 minutes through this video.
7. Ellen Langer talks to me about her work. In a second part, Mike Arrington and Ellen Langer, who is the first female tenured psychology professor at Harvard, have a five-minute chat (a movie is being made about her and she schools Arrington after he brags that he has more Google hits than she does).
8. Bono records a video for YouTube. “Sorta a rockstar.”
9. Robert Shriver, head of Red Campaign talks to me about what Red is. You can read more about Robert Shriver on Wikipedia.
10. Must watch. Eric Hippeau, managing partner at SoftBank Capital, talks to me about what he’s seeing in the markets (he’s an investor in Huffington Post, among others). He used to be CEO of ZiffDavis and you can read more about him on SoftBank’s site. We are talking about the downturn in the market while waiting in line to get into a talk.
11. William Amelio, CEO of Lenovo about notebooks and other devices.
12. Must watch. Vinod Khosla on investments he’s making to help retard climate change.
13. John Gage, lead researcher at Sun Microsystems talked about some of the things he’s been involved in at Sun (Java, et al). He’s one of the original employees at Sun and you can read more about him on Wikipedia. He was hanging out with Michael Spence, Nobel Laureate in Economics.
14. Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, talks to Loic Le Meur, CEO of Seesmic and me about blogging and Web services. Later in the recording Tim Weber of the BBC joins us at about 11 minutes in.
15. Susan Sawyer of the Huffington Post talks to me about what she’s writing about.
16. danah boyd, social software researcher, talks to me about the sessions she attended on first day and then explained the research she’s doing. At two minutes in they turn the camera around where you get to see me in my tie. Ouch. At three minutes she explains her dissertation that she’s working on.
17. Adrian Monck tells me about YouTube’s “Davos Question.” Adrian is a famous journalist and now teaches journalism and heads City University’s world-renowned Department of Journalism and Publishing in the UK. More on Adrian on Wikipedia.
18. Matthias Lufkens, head of PR for the World Economic Forum, drops in for a quick report on the first day’s events.
19. Tariq Krim, founder and CEO of Netvibes, shows me the latest private beta of Netvibes, which looks damn good.
20. Nick of Reuters talks to me about what they are doing in Second Life and then we meet Phillip Rosedale, CEO of Linden Labs, the folks who make Second Life.
21. Yossi Vardi talks to me about what happened at his Shabbat breakfast.
22. The closing concert by the Bern Symphony Orchestra.
Lots of interesting people and I wish I could have done more video. It was an amazing week and of 3,000 people there it’s too bad that I couldn’t have gotten everyone in front of my camera.