Speaking at the #140conf in Barcelona Feb 15 alongwith John Landau, Bill Gajda, JP Rangaswami and others

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Being an Avataar fan .. it’s great to be speaking at an event with John Landau

I am speaking at the #140conf conference organised by Jeff Pulver on Feb 15 in Barcelona(same time as mobile world congress). As the name suggests, it is about Twitter/Real time web etc. More interesting is the fascinating group of speakers from media, education and industry.

These include Jon Landau – Movie Producer (Titanic, Avatar), Bill Gajda – Chief Commercial Officer, GSMA, Jeffrey Hayzlett (@JeffreyHayzlett) – Chief Marketing Officer, Kodak,

Jeffrey Merrihue (@JeffreyMerrihue) – Chairman, MoFilm, Pilar (@englishteach8) – Teacher & bookworm, JP Rangaswami (@jobsworth) – Chief Scientist, BT, Mahesh Murthy (@maheshmurthy) – Founder, Pinstorm; Venture Capitalist

And others ..

I am speaking on the ‘Role of Twitter as the glue for the Internet of Things’

You can register HERE ..


  1. Alok Tripathi says:

    What makes Twitter unique?
    —- any magic sauce in their technology that can’t be replicated?
    —- a unique business model strength?
    I don’t see anything unique but fail to understand the hype and extensive media coverage.

  2. Ajit Jaokar says:

    my view has always been to lean towards PLATFORMS .. and Twitter is an ideal platform – hence very disruptive in my view. shall post my talk after the event kind rgds Ajit

  3. tim harrap says:

    Failure to understand the “hype and extensive media coverage” is to fail to understand that Twitter is not purely a technical and commercial activity. It is a catalyst for social media (i.e. people!) and that is where the real disruption occurs. If individuals engage big time then it has the potential to challenge established social, technical and economic constructs. I am not saying anything new here as many others articulate similar views – however part of the crisis we face at the moment appears to be that we are living in an interregnum between a collapsed communist system, a collapsed capitalist system and some new horizon yet to be determined. The conversations are being had but it will take many years for it to codify into something of our own history. Ajit: as Brian Eno would say it is a Long Now!