Anthony J. Pennings, PhD

WRITINGS ON DIGITAL STRATEGIES, ICT ECONOMICS, AND GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS

Five Technostructural Stages of Global ICT4D

Summarized remarks from “Five Technostructural Stages of Global ICT4D” presented to the CIS PhD program at the University of Hawaii 30 January 2023. In this talk I also emphasized the contributions made by some of the faculty and research fellows at the University of Hawaii and the East-West Center. This presentation will explore and outline […]

ICT4D and Digital Development in a Changing World

This year, 2022, marks the halfway point for the Agenda for Sustainable Development, aimed for completion by 2030. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is a serious threat to the material flows needed for renewable energies, as well as global climate and food security. Digital technologies may not be spared as well.

Zeihan’s Global Prognostics and Sustainable Development, Part I

This post looks at Zeihan’s hypotheses and their implications for sustainable development, roughly defined by the United Nations Brundtland Commission as meeting the needs of the present, without compromising future generations. While one might say that all countries in the world are undergoing a transition to sustainable development, countries have different circumstances and develop development and economic policies and solutions differently.

Weak Domestic Dollar, Strong Global Dollar

Currently the dollar is weak domestically and strong globally. In this post, I examine the dynamics of the US dollar and why it operates differently within the domestic US and globally.

The North-South Politics of Global News Flows

This research argues that the road for the international Internet and e-commerce was substantially paved by the attempts to free up the global flows of financial news and information needed for the new regime of digital monetarism.

That Remote Look: History of Sensing Satellites

We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are […]

Emerging Areas of Digital Media Expertise, Part 3: Global Knowledge and Geopolitical Risk

This is the third post of a discussion on what kind of knowledge, skills, and abilities are needed for working in emerging digital media environments. It is recognized that students gravitate towards certain areas of expertise according to their interests and perceived aptitudes and strengths. In previous posts, I discussed Design, Technical, and Strategic Communication […]

Origins of Currency Futures and other Digital Derivatives

Thus, it was fitting that Chicago emerged as the Risk Management Capital of the World—particularly since the 1972 introduction of financial futures at the International Monetary Market, the IMM, of the CME. – Leo Melamed to the Council of Foreign Relations, June 2004 International currency exchange rates began to float in the post-Bretton Woods environment […]

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  • About Me

    Professor at State University of New York (SUNY) Korea since 2016. Moved to Austin, Texas in August 2012 to join the Digital Media Management program at St. Edwards University. Spent the previous decade on the faculty at New York University teaching and researching information systems, digital economics, and strategic communications.

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