July 15, 2009

BT’s CEO greets the Traveling Geeks

BT’s CEO greets the Traveling Geeks from JD Lasica on Vimeo.

JD LasicaHere’s a 3-minute video of BT (British Telecom) CEO Ian Livingston I took prior to the gala dinner party BT held for the Traveling Geeks atop the BT Tower in central London.

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What’s interesting is not the gracious greeting he gave to the Geeks, but the way in which he described the the culture of Great Britain’s largest telco. He said BT doesn’t start from the premise “that every innovation comes from our labs. It was probably never true, and now definitely isn’t true.” He discusses BT’s propensity “to be open and inclusive, and to try to bring the best from all the world, because we are only a small island here.”

During the dinner that followed, we individually heard about the company’s efforts to extend its open source mobile platform and other efforts that BT is working on.

You’ll hear a couple of questions from uber-blogger Robert Scoble in the video. This was my second video done with a Flip Ultra.

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JD Lasica, founder of Socialmedia.biz, is now co-founder of the cruise discovery engine Cruiseable. See his About page, contact JD or follow him on Twitter or Google Plus.

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