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Creative Innovation 2019 (Ci2019)

Dr Geoff Mulgan CBE (UK)

Deep Conversation

1 April 2019, 12:00 - 2:00 PM
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Plenary 1 – A Collective Future – The REAL Challenges and Opportunities

2 April 2019, 9:30 AM

Chief Executive of Nesta

Geoff Mulgan CBE is Chief Executive of Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation which uses investment, practical innovation and research to promote innovation for the common good in the UK and dozens of countries around the world.

Between 1997 and 2004 Geoff had roles in the UK government including director of the Government’s Strategy Unit and head of policy in the Prime Minister’s office. From 2004 to 2011 Geoff was the first Chief Executive of The Young Foundation. He was the first director of the think-tank Demos; Chief Adviser to Gordon Brown MP and reporter on BBC TV and radio. He has been a visiting professor at LSE, UCL and Melbourne University and is currently a senior visiting scholar at Harvard University.

He is a regular lecturer at the China Executive Leadership Academy. He has helped set up many organisations including Demos, the Young Foundation, the Social Innovation Exchange (SIX), Uprising, Studio Schools Trust and Action for Happiness. Geoff co-chairs a World Economic Forum group looking at innovation and entrepreneurship in the fourth industrial revolution.

He has advised many governments and chairs an international advisory committee for the Mayor of Seoul and sits on advisory committees for the Prime Minister’s office in the United Arab Emirates, the French government’s digital agency, the Scottish Government and SITRA, the Finnish Innovation agency. Past books include ‘The Art of Public Strategy’ (Oxford University Press), Good and Bad Power (Penguin) and ‘The Locust and the Bee’ (Princeton University Press). His most recent book is ‘Big Mind: how collective intelligence can change our world’ (Princeton University Press). His books have been translated into many languages.

Geoff has given TED talks on the future economy, happiness and education.

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