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OpenMind: How the Internet Is Changing Our Lives

Co-hosted by BBVA and MIT Technology Review

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 4:45 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

OpenMind: How the Internet Is Changing Our Lives

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Networking reception includes cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Programming will being promptly at 6:15pm.
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OpenMind: How the Internet is Changing Our Lives

Event Agenda:

5:00-6:15pm:     Networking Reception

                          Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served

6:15-7:30pm:     Programming and Audience Q&A


The Internet is the single most powerful agent for change in recent history. How will it continue to transform the way we live and do business?

Change: 19 Key Essays on How the Internet Is Changing Our Lives is the sixth issue of BBVA’s annual series devoted to exploring and disseminating knowledge on the critical issues of our time. Join us for a special presentation with Francisco Gonzalez, chairman and CEO of BBVA, and two contributing authors as we explore how the Internet will continue to shape the economy, society, politics, and culture.  


  • Distributed Innovation and Creativity, Peer Production and Commons in Networked Economy: Yochai Benkler, Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies, Harvard Law School; Faculty Co-Director, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University
  • Knowledge Banking for a Hyperconnected Society: Francisco González, Chairman and CEO, BBVA
  • How is the Internet Changing the Way we Work? Thomas W. Malone, Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management; Founding Director, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence
  • Moderator: Jason Pontin, Editor in Chief and Publisher, MIT Technology Review


About Open Mind:

In 2011, BBVA created OpenMind, an online community dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge. OpenMind—which contains all our books to date—is a space for discovery, discussion, and the sharing of ideas in a multidisciplinary environment.

Change: 19 Key Essays on How the Internet Is Changing Our Lives is a compilation of articles written by leading experts of different topic areas related to the Internet. The book is divided into 4 different blocks according to the following topic areas: the Future of the Internet; Society, Community, Individual; the Economy, Business and Work; and Communication and Culture. Read the first article of the book “Knowledge Banking for a Hyper-Connected Society” by Francisco Gonzalez and discover our other authors of 2013. Download it and discuss with the OpenMind community how you’re living the Change.

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BBVA and MIT Technology Review

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When & Where

MIT Media Lab, 6th Floor Event Space
75 Amherst Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 4:45 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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Co-hosted by BBVA and MIT Technology Review


BBVA is a customer-centric global retail financial group founded in 1857 that provides its customers around the world a full range of financial and non-financial products and services.

BBVA enjoys a solid leadership position in the Spanish market is the largest financial institution in Mexico and has leading franchises in South America and the US Sunbelt. Additionally, it has a relevant banking presence in Turkey (through Garanti Bank), China (through CITIC) and operates an extensive branch network worldwide. Read more about our business areas.


MIT Technology Review

MIT Technology Review is leading the global conversation about technologies that matter. An independent media company owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),the company produces publications read by millions of business leaders, innovators, thought leaders, and early adopters around the globe in six languages and on a variety of digital and print platforms. We publish MIT Technology Review magazine, the world’s longest-running technology magazine (established 1899); daily news, analysis, opinion, and video; and Business Reports, which explains how new technologies are transforming companies, disrupting markets, or creating entirely new industries. MIT Technology Review also produces live events such as the annual EmTech MIT and international EmTech conferences, Technology Summits and Salons. The publication’s entrepreneurial community organization, the MIT Enterprise Forum, hosts over 400 events a year around the world.

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