technology

Maintaining Performance and Profitability on Japan’s Railways

Mobility has always fascinated me for its sheer depth and breadth, the way it touches all of us and can pave the way for improving social issues such as population changes, employment accessibility, and the climate crisis. Living in Japan for over 20 years, I’ve been fascinated by transportation here; the incredible technology that keeps […]

Music

The 140 London Summer Mixtape

A 140-style remix that reminds me of London in the summer. At just under 15mins, it’s perfect for some inspiration as you fire up the BBQ with beers on ice. Kick off with sharp grime vocals and bass Badman Ting from Killa’s Army/XLMad on Numa Recordings, connecting Jamaica to London via Italy. Next is ethereal […]

Automation

Self-driving, shared mobility and EV for sub-Saharan Africa

Just over 3 years ago, I convinced Toyota to co-sponsor the first Techcrunch event in the MENA region that was held in the Autumn of 2018 in Beirut. It was an eye-opener to the developing ecosystems of the Near and Middle East, with strong attendance from neighboring countries, and Middle Eastern and North Africa-based entrepreneurs. […]

lifestyle Music

Heading into 2021

It’s been about a month since I last posted… would like to announce my final three mixes in the Quinta. series to round off the year in style. “oldSchool” is a step into the good old days, “no43” a slightly melancholy futurescape as we jump into the unknown, and “liftOff” as we take off through […]