Thursday, 19 April 2012

Francis Pisani- Around the World on an Innovation Tour

I chat with Francis Pisani, ( yes, he rates a wikipedia entry- a writer, filmmaker, journalist, teacher and blogger who writes for Le Monde, a leading daily in France, who is in India as a part of his world Innovation tour- he is doing a Phineas Fogg with "Around the World in 80 Days", except that he is searching for nuggets of innovation from across the world.

Here he talks about his observations on the first world vs the emerging world, and on large vs small countries and the similarities and differences...Francis also talks about the innovation he has uncovered on his blog-available here 

Dr.Francis Pisani is a graduate of the Institute of Political Studies at the University of Paris in 1966, and he obtained a Master of Public Law in 1964. . In 2000, he acquired a doctorate in Latin American studies in political science at the Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III .

He started out as a journalist in 1968 with the AFP and covered Saigon during the Tet offensive , and Prague during the Soviet intervention. As a journalist and regional correspondent for Latin America  he has written for many publications: Le Monde , Le Monde Diplomatique , Go ,The Progress , Liberation , The Unit , The Morning , The Latest News from Alsace , Montreal's La Presse , Ouest-France , Le Provençal , Le Nouvel Observateur , Journal de Geneve , Panorama , El País , Reforma ... He also has created content for radio: RFI , Radio Canada, Radio Suisse Romande , Belgian Radio and Television ...

In 1999 and 2000 he was reader in the University of California (Berkeley). In 2003, he lectured on journalism and the Internet at the Stanford University . He teaches on the same subject in 2004 at the University of California (Berkeley).

He works as a lecturer and consultant on the topic of the social impact of new information technologies and communication.

Francis Pisani writes articles on the subject in his blog  : Transnets , hosted on the website of the newspaper Le Monde . The site Wikio class in June 2007 the site Transnets as the 9 th most influential blog  of the blogosphere French. 

 In 2011, he launched Winch5, a world tour of innovations and social media, visiting over 30 cities between September 2011 and July 2012 . A world tour followed by several media, Francophone, Anglophone, and Hispanic9 

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