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Cooper Ramo Presents Unique and Powerful Worldview


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The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune and Survival in the Age of Networks the new book by Joshua Cooper Ramo was presented by the author at a recent Dallas World Affairs Council event on a rainy evening in downtown Dallas.  Those that braved the thunderstorms were in for a real treat.  Cooper-Ramo is Vice Chairman and Co-CEO of Kissinger Associates, adviser to CEOs, Politicians  and on a number of notable corporate boards.  Mr. Ramo  has a unique ability in recognizing patterns and relationships of seemingly disparate events and envisioning where those trends will lead us into the future.

Mr. Cooper-Ramo has spent much time in China (living as close to a national as possible –keeping company with locals and speaking fluent Mandarin).  He has witnessed, firsthand the ascension of China’s economic prowess and the dynamism of that economy.   His new book is a very interesting as it presents a new way of looking at the world.  A world where terrorism, mass refugee migrations, unbelievable technological and medical advances and whole new industries look just like chaotic events.  Mr. Cooper-Ramo draws parallels and explains what he believes is the secret to power and fortune in the coming age.  That secret power lies in understanding how networks function and the part they are playing in our changing economy, our geo-political structures and societal values.

Well worth the read and kudos to the Dallas World Affairs Council for yet another informative and engaging event.

Malcom Gladwell  was recently quoted  “The next president needs to read the Seventh Sense, starting on the morning of November 9th.  Joshua Ramo’s latest book is a fascinating guide to the way the world is changing.” The book is an important read not only for political leaders but for those of us working in Technology. The Internet of Things, Smart Cities and other Smart technologies will be part of the disruption that Cooper-Ramos discusses in his book.

AT&T launches push to install IoT technology in major cities

In an article writen by Alex Korma for StateScoop  a new plan from AT&T  was unveiled at it’s Developer Summit in Las Vegas to develop a new “smart cities framework,” working with Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and the Georgia Institute of Technology to install connected devices in sections of those cities and on the university’s campus.

The effort also involves a substantial collaboration with other tech companies, with Cisco, Deloitte, Ericsson, GE, IBM, Intel and Qualcomm Technologies all pitching in to provide the technology that can take advantage of AT&T’s network.

“There are very few, if any other companies in the world that can pull this many large players together to galvanize around one common goal and move them forward in a framework that can actually be deployed and scaled across the country,” Mike Zeto, the general manager of the company’s smart cities business, told StateScoop.

This push comes just a few months after AT&T launched Zeto’s “Smart Cities Organization” within its Internet of Things Solutions division, and he believes his team has “come a long way in a really short period of time.”

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