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Kind reminder re: Sustainable Development Awards...
Are you ready with your candidates for 2022? Stay tuned!
Mission (impossible) accomplished: 2nd edition of Eco-Smart Cities
We look forward to building on the valuable discussions held at the inaugural Eco-Smart Cities congress that took place in Genova-Savona (Italy) last fall! Launched in October 2021 in spite of challenging circumstances requesting all guests to show up with negative PCR test and perform once again a test to get onboard the Costa ship, our first event 'on land and sea' surprised us with a resounding success (and only members of our staff were left ashore because 'positive'). The result was worth it: working groups have been created to discuss innovative projects in strategic topic areas of urban development, to engage technology providers and end users that will once again sit together at the table of innovation in October 2022 to update us on the work in progress.
Learn about Eco-Smart Cities (link will be updated soon)
Summer surprise: Wise Media lands twice in today's most read dailies
Self-isolation can also breed inspiration. Following an article on gentrification published in 2021 in The Guardian (re: the last inhabitant of Circus Road in London), the most read Swiss daily features a cover story interview with Wise Media's President. Earlier this month, the most read Italian newspaper published a full page on her latest novel, 'Ultimatum a Milano'.
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Wise Media in Cairo to address President and full cabinet of ministers
The Minister of Finance, Minister of Justice and Minister of Education held in-depth presentations to President Al-Sisi, the Prime Minister and the entire cabinet of government ministers on the occasion of a highly exclusive event in Cairo. An opening speech on eGovernment and the smart digital society was delivered by Sophie Boyer de la Giroday, President of Wise Media, together with the CEO and Director of a 1-billion dollar security products facility, now fully operative after being erected at record time during the last two years. President Al-Sisi commended his country’s technological capability delivering vision for digitizing the State.
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Wise Media only foreign media company to see new security complex
Inauguration of Egypt’s state-of-the-art industrial security complex will see Wise Media attend as the only media company invited to comment on the strategic importance of the new facility, unique in the Middle-East in its vertical integration for full design and manufacturing autonomy.
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London formal meeting hails sustainable development
Michael Chertoff, former United States Secretary of Homeland Security, Lady Lynn Forrester de Rothschild and Ingvar Carlsson, former Prime Minister of Sweden (from left to right in this picture with Sophie Boyer de la Giroday, President of Wise Media) joined with Fen Osler Hampson, Chancellor's Professor at Carleton, President of the World Refugee & Migration Council and member of the Sustainable Development Advisory Board, promoting Wise Media's new initiative supported by SD magazine and bringing together world-class experts and prime innovators seeing digital transformation as a prime means to help pursue stability and peace.
Wise Media called to address French inter-ministerial audience on eIDs
Sophie Boyer de la Giroday delivers keynote on the status of identity programs worldwide at exclusive gathering of public sector officials held under the Patronage of the French Prime Minister and attended by the Minister of Interior, Minister of justice and the Secretary of State in charge of the digital agenda. The inter-ministerial event opened its doors in Paris on 25 and 26 April 2019 to discuss the outline of the French National ID program in light of the European Commission’s eIDAS regulation for eIDs and trust services for electronic transactions. The President of Wise Media was invited to deliver a keynote speech on the morning inaugurating the two-day event.
Only government officials at the event, attended by the Minister of Interior, Minister of justice and the Secretary of State in charge of the digital agenda
First woman ever: Wise Media's President at Swiss MMG
Unlike many of the British gentlemen's clubs that are progressively making exceptions to their rule of not letting any female guest attend their proceedings, high-profile Swiss clubs resist with their gender discrimination stance well into the twenty-first century. However, the Zurich-based, Mathematics-Military Society (MMG: Mathematisch-Militärische Gesellschaft), broke their vow after 250 years, officially welcoming the President of Wise Media and presenting her with a solemn recognition signed by the President and the Secretary, sharing their book of members during an exclusive meeting with members from all over Switzerland, organized to discuss classified information after a workshop at the ETH (University of Zurich), where Sophie Boyer de la Giroday was invited to speak about warfare in the twenty-first century.
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Work in progress is better than no work and no progress
Wise Media's website was HACKED! Apparently, this happens even in the best families of independent and hacker-friendly media companies... fact is, we lost memory of what actually was published on this specific page. Thanks for everyone's understanding and patience: there is indeed a lot of material regarding past facts and events that would be worth retrieving, if only we were not that lazy when it comes to looking backwards. Kindly alert us if you got hold of something worthy to be remembered (and spend additional time on), thank you! ...and please let us know if you are satisfied with the design of our new webpages!
(Can anyone help? we will publish with credits)
See below one example of vivid memory that misses its photographic proof...
Wise Media President at 80th Interpol General Assembly in Hanoi
Sophie B. de la Giroday attended Interpol’s 80th General Assembly, meeting key players in the world of security and law enforcement who convened to expand the fight against transnational crime. As the world’s largest police organization saw its membership grow to 190, the four-day meeting which brought together some 630 police chiefs and senior law enforcement officials from 142 countries, addressed a range of issues including enhanced use of Interpol’s tools to combat crimes such as online exploitation, piracy, trafficking and illegal migration.
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