Written on June 11, 2013 at 11:19 am, by Carlos
Founder and CEO of ImagineNation™
‘Innovate like an Israeli’ (November 27, 4.45-6.45pm)
Janet Sernack is the Founder and CEO of ImagineNation™, an Israeli Start-Up that is an imaginative, generative & provocative global learning company consulting globally.
Janet Sernack is the Founder and CEO of ImagineNation™, an Israeli Start-Up that is an imaginative, generative & provocative global learning company that allows coaches, managers, leaders and organizations to develop their innovative and entrepreneurial leadership capability.
She brings the innovation management process “to life”, by partnering with clients, to custom design a range of targeted and specific corporate learning processes, including online tele-seminars (The Coach for Innovators ™), theory based webinars, experiential business simulations (The Start-Up Game™) and awareness building innovation labs.
She gained her consulting, education, facilitation, training and executive coaching skills, from over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing, retailing and learning and development businesses to Australia’s top 100 companies. As a top retail executive with the Coles/Myer Group, a Design Management Consultant to the global fashion and lifestyle industries, a Senior Consultant with Corporate Vision and in her own learning and development company, Compass Learning Pty Ltd.
She now resides in beautiful Zichron Yaakov, on the Mediterranean Coast, in Israel with her husband, two dogs and pussycat.
Written on June 10, 2013 at 9:33 pm, by Carlos
Strategic transformation and disruptive innovation expert, Managing Partner Innosight
‘Beating the Odds When Launching a New Venture’ (November 27, 9.15-11.15am)
‘Are You Ready for the Race to the Future? At the starting line or still getting suited up?’ (November 27, 7.15-9.45pm)
The Empire Strikes Back: How Corporate Catalysts are helping Large Organisations Win the Race for the Future (November 28, 11.40am)
Scott is Managing Partner of Innosight Asia Pacific. Based in the firm’s Singapore offices since 2010, he has led Innosight’s expansion into the Asia-Pacific region as well as its venture capital activities (Innosight Ventures).
In his decade with Innosight, Scott has advised senior leaders in companies such as Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, General Electric, LG, Credit Suisse, and Cisco Systems on topics of growth and innovation.
Scott has written extensively about innovation. He is the coauthor of the new eBook Building a Growth Factory and author of The New Corporate Garage, which appeared in the September 2012 issue of Harvard Business Review, as well as The Little Black Book of Innovation, published by Harvard Business Review Press in January 2012. He is the co-author of the Harvard Business Review article How P&G Tripled Its Innovation Success Rate. He co-authored Seeing What’s Next (2004) with Harvard Business School Professor and Innosight founder Clayton Christensen and
was the lead author of The Innovator’s Guide to Growth and author of The Silver Lining. He has written articles for publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Sloan Management Review, Advertising Age, Marketing Management and Chief Executive, and serves as a judge in The Wall Street Journal’s Innovation Awards. He has a regular column at Harvard Business Online.
Scott chairs the investment committee for IDEAS Ventures, a SGD 10 million fund Innosight runs in conjunction with the Singapore government. Scott has served as an active Board member for two companies incubated by Innosight (Village Laundry Service, a laundry service company based in Bangalore, and Guaranteach, a US-based online education company), helping those companies develop and execute their strategy and raise external expansion capital.
Scott is a featured speaker on topics of growth and innovation. He has run more than 100 training workshops, and in 2008-2009 served on the faculty of the Leadership, Innovation and Growth program at General Electric Crotonville. He has appeared on Good Morning America, CNBC, and FOX Business.
Written on June 10, 2013 at 9:23 pm, by Carlos
Social innovator, global cage rattler and a change agent, Author: (me)volution
‘Are you really worth talking about? (November 27, 2.15-4.15pm)
‘Are You Ready for the Race to the Future?’ (November 27, 7.15-9.45pm)
Being the change – leadership in the age of shared value? (November 29, 1.45.pm)
Jon thrives by constantly looking at the world around him, thinking about it and using these observations to drive new and creative thinking that break down silos and challenge the status quo.
He is the CEO of The Conversation Farm, a global agency that develops creative ideas to change the way people think about problems. The agency grounds most of its work in social innovation and builds new conversations for some of the world’s most innovative organisations in more than a dozen countries.
Jon’s world is that of social innovation. He is a leader in marrying social profit with financial profit and his radical and inspirational futurology paints a vivid picture of how tomorrow’s businesses will use social innovation to grow their audiences.
Author of two books – Philanthropy in a Flat World and (me)volution, Jon is a celebrated speaker and has shared speaking platforms with leaders such as Kofi Annan and Princess Mary of Denmark. His visionary sessions are both inspirational and empowering, leaving his audiences with the tools they need to ready their businesses for tomorrow.
Written on June 10, 2013 at 9:09 pm, by Carlos
Chief Business Correspondent, BBC
China’s Growth: The Making of an Economic Superpower (November 29, 1.45pm)
Chief Business Correspondent for the BBC; Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University; Adjunct Professor of Economics at the London Business School; Visiting Professor of Economics at Peking University.
Dr. Yueh is Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University, Adjunct Professor of Economics at the London Business School, and Visiting Professor of Economics at Peking University. She also directs the China Growth Centre (CGC) at St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, and is an associate of the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and IDEAS: International Affairs, Diplomacy & Strategy research centre, both at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Previously, she was an international corporate lawyer at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in NY, BJ, HK, and Economics Editor at Bloomberg TV, where she hosted “Economic Edge”.
Dr. Yueh has published widely and is the Series Editor of the Routledge Economic Growth and Development Series. Her books include: Macroeconomics (co-authored with Graeme Chamberlin) which is a recommended textbook of the UK Government Economic Service,
Globalisation and Economic Growth in China (co-edited with Yang Yao), The Law and Economics of Globalisation: New Challenges for a World in Flux (editor), The Future of Asian Trade and Growth: Economic Development with the Emergence of China (editor), China and Globalisation: Critical Concepts in Economics (editor), Enterprising China: Business, Economic, and Legal Developments Since 1979 (includes 12 business case studies), and the award-winning The Economy of China. China’s Growth: The Making of an Economic Superpower is her latest book.
She serves on the Advisory Board of The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF), and has advised the World Bank, European Commission, Asian Development Bank, World Economic Forum in Davos, among many others. Dr. Yueh was a Non-Executive Director of the FTSE-listed companies, JPMorgan Asian Investment Trust plc and Baillie Gifford’s Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust plc, served on the Board of London & Partners, the official promotion agency of London, and was an advisor to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
Written on June 10, 2013 at 8:17 pm, by Carlos
Digital Education Leader, learning futurist
‘Student led learning design’ (November 27, 9.15-11.15am)
‘Education: Learning to embrace the future’ (November 27, 12.00-2.00pm)
Racing to the Future: Total Learning (November 28, 9.35am)
Professor at Bournemouth University, Chair in New Media Environments; One of the most influential academics in the field of technology and education globally.
Stephen is a Professor at Bournemouth University, and at Universidad Camilo José Cela, Madrid. He draws on a unique €250m portfolio of large scale, effective research projects, over 30 years. His eclectic research focus ranges from the design of schools and school fitments, through the implementation of ICT in learning, to addressing the new pedagogic needs of everyone from elite Olympic coaches to pre-school children.
He is described as “the most influential academic of recent years in the field of technology and education” by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) UK and “Europe’s leading online education expert” by Microsoft.
After secondary school teaching, Stephen founded and ran Ultralab for a quarter of a century, building it into one of the most respected research centres in e-learning in the world.
An early pioneer of educational multimedia, Stephen went on to pilot, and be the guiding
“father” of, early social networking in Learning too, with seminal projects including:
- The pre-internet Teletext and email social networking project *ESW in the 1980s,
- The groundbreaking nationwide Schools OnLine community for the UK Department of Trade and Industry in 1995/6
- Tesco Schoolnet 2000 from 1999 – the then Guinness Book of Record’s largest internet learning project in the world.
- In 2003 Stephen led the creation of the unique on-line, individually bespoke, work placed, research based, undergraduate degree Ultraversity.
In recognition of all this work, along with just 51 others including Damien Hirst, Jarvis Cocker, Harrison Ford, Lauren Bacall, Muhammad Ali, Stephen became an Apple Master in the 1990s and was awarded the Royal Television Society’s Judges’ Award for lifetime contribution to educational broadcasting. Stephen is a member of BAFTA’s Board of Trustees and Council having formerly chaired its Technical Innovation Jury.
Written on June 10, 2013 at 8:08 pm, by Carlos
Founder and Director, Barefoot College
‘Education: Learning to embrace the future’ (November 27, 12.00-2.00pm)
40 Years of innovation in Education – The Barefoot College (November 28, 9.35am)
Bunker Roy established the only fully solar electrified Barefoot College in the deserts of Rajasthan in India 40 years ago. It is the only College in India built by the poor and managed by the rural poor who earn less than $1/day. Named one of the 50 environmentalists who could save the planet by The Guardian.
Sanjit ‘Bunker’ Roy received his formal education in The Doon School (1956-62) and St. Stephens College Delhi University (1962-1967). He was the Indian National Squash Champion in 1965, 1967 and 1971. His “real” education started when he dug open wells for drinking water as an unskilled labourer for 5 years (1967-1971).
He established the only fully solar electrified Barefoot College in the deserts of Rajasthan in India 40 years ago. It is the only College in India built by the poor and managed by the rural poor who earn less than $1/day. Almost the only College left in India that respects and practices the work style and life style of Mahatma Gandhi. It is a College where the teacher is the learner and the learner the teacher.
It is the only College in India where traditional knowledge and practical skills of the poor are given more importance and priority than paper degrees or qualifications. Prof. Roy is a great believer in Mark Twain who said, “Never Let School Interfere with your Education”.
In the 20 years that the demystified and decentralized community based Barefoot approach has been implemented in over 30 of the Least Developed Countries, a total of 36,000 houses in 1,024 villages have been solar electrified by nearly 300 illiterate rural grandmothers. Without using the written or spoken word they have been trained in 6 months using only sign language in India in the Barefoot College to be solar engineers under a scheme called ITEC of the Government of India.
Bunker Roy was identified as one of the 50 environmentalists who could save the planet by The Guardian in 2008 and as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2010.