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  1. Excerpts from the Informal Economy Symposium: Why Informal Enterprise Matters


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    THE INFORMAL ECONOMY SYMPOSIUM was held Friday, October 12th , 2012. Claro Partners hosted the first Informal Economy Symposium in Barcelona. Our goal was to abandon the conventional idea that…

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    • Opening Keynote - Keith Hart "The Informal Economy goes mainstream"


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      Keith Hart's keynote speech at the Informal Economy Symposium - Barcelona, October 2012 Keith Hart is one of the world’s leading economic anthropologists. He is known for having launched…

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      • Barcelona Service Jam 2013


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        On the first weekend of March 2013, people from all over the world simultaneously met in various cities to design services around the theme “Grow”. Here’s a video that captures the…

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        • Panel 1 - Richard Tyson "Design Strategies for the Permanent Crisis"


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          Richard Tyson speaks about how the institutional/industrial structures that have governed 20th century "formal" economies are being reframed, eroded, contested by 21st century informal institutions…

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          • Panel 3 - Tim Brown "The Shanzhai Phenomena and Opportunity"


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            Timothy Brown gives a brief introduction to Shanzai and its evolution and innovations, and talks about how western business use elements of the shanzhai to succeed and what the next business opportunities…

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            • Barcelona Service Jam 2012


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              Don't miss the overview video from the Barcelona Service Jam 2012. In a spirit of experimentation, innovation, collaboration and friendly competition, teams from more than 50 countries had 48…

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              • Panel 3 - Scott Smith "Big Informality: Informal Economies and Small Technology"


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                Scott Smith talks about the informal economy as a thriving parallel economy which is shaping our approaches to supply chains, innovation and development. Big Science and Technology is becoming vastly…

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                • Panel 2 - Ben Lyon "Formalizing Commerce"


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                  Benjamin Lyon speaking on how mobile money is being used to slowly formalize the informal economy by moving cashless, anonymous transactions to a traceable electronic form. Benjamin Lyon is the…

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                  • Panel 2 - Niti Bhan "More or Less: The Fundamental Principle of Flexibility"


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                    Niti Bhan speaking on the fundamental principle of Flexibility - Understanding the underpinnings of financial and social contracts in the informal economy Niti Bhan is head of emerging markets…

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                    • IoTLab Berlin // October 22-23 // Claro Partners // Intel // Webvisions // hub:raum


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                      Claro, Intel, WebVisions and hub:raum are collaborating to host a two day Internet of Things Lab for Social Good in Berlin (22-23 of October). During two days, Makers, Hardware Hackers and Developers…

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                      • Panel 2 - Scott Mainwaring "Datafication, Formalization and Empowerment"


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                        As digital technologies and alternative currencies transform the notion of money, what kind of technological tools can be designed to empower people and communities in the informal as well as the…

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