Visualising the economic recovery: debate the issues in our Google+ hangout

Friday, May 11th 2012. | Internet News

How will the world’s economies ever recover from the recession? You may even be so inspired by the data that you’ve already entered our competition (and you may win $ 2,000).

We’ve gathered together some key and outspoken experts in the field to debate the issues.

On May 17 at 5pm BST (Noon EDT), you can see them argue over the big issues on our live Google hangout – which you can follow here on our Google+ page.


British business entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox

Martha Lane Fox is the UK’s Digital Champion and a leading English businesswoman and charity trustee.

She co-founded holiday retailer lastminute.com and grant-giving trust Antigone, and currently sits on the boards of Channel 4 and Marks & Spencer.


John Kao

John Kao is an author and prominent US strategic advisor. He is currently chairman of the Institute for Large Scale Innovation and contributing editor at the Daily Beast.

The self-styled ‘innovation activist’ is renowned for his creativity and was an advisor to Hillary Clinton during her Senate re-election campaign in 2006.


Larry Elliott

Larry Elliott is the Guardian’s economics editor and has been with the paper since 1988.

He has authored or co-authored four books, most recently The Gods that Failed: How Blind Faith in Markets has Cost us Our Future, with Dan Atkinson

The event will be moderated by


Guardian Open Weekend: Simon Rogers

Simon Rogers, who edits the Guardian’s Datablog and Datastore

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