“Designing Intelligence, Shaping Work” is about re-imagining and applying a strategic design approach for creating intelligent human/machine innovations that use higher forms of Artificial Intelligence to augment human capabilities and transform work.
The story fuses several innovation practices, leadership conditions, design capabilities and technology catalysts to create Intelligent Innovations [x] that utilize smarter human/machine partnerships to advance business and enrich lives.
The 14th Edition is packed with practical skills, ethical data methods, smart devices, explainable products, collaborative interfaces, intelligent places, exponential materials, interpretable algorithms, effective managerial models and symbiotic systems that improve hybridity between humans and machines and use their combined power to drive breakthrough business performance and shape the future of work, lifestyle, health, services, industrials, transportation and cities.
Enterprises often struggle to find a strategic balance between creativity, functionality, and livability. We call this The Intelligence Trilemma. The program of the World Summit will solve the tension that exists around the Trilemma by enabling enterprises to design and create Intelligent Innovations [x] that shape business and humanity.
We will curate experiences that bind stories from across the Trilemma to innovate a new chain reaction of powerful ideas and images of Intelligent Innovations. A beautiful synthesis between new human skills, leadership models, market segments, social standards, product controls, place-making guidelines, environmental aspirations and technological breakthroughs which might have been regarded as disconnected.
Disrupt by Design to Drive New Transformations
Apply Intelligence to Shape Work & Society
Tap into Nature’s Wisdom to Create Higher Intelligence
The 14th Edition will use several conversational formats and converges the world’s finest people from design, business, technology, science, sustainability, ethics and law to explore how to harness artificial intelligence, internet of things, digital commerce, and experience engineering to create the world’s next great intelligent innovations.
Bob Lord: Leading authority on the use of data and emerging technologies to transform how brands engage with their customers. Served as IBM’s first chief digital officer. Oversees IBM Watson’s cognitive solutions. Focused on breaking down silos and agile ways of working. Launched Call for Code, a global initiative to enable developers to solve pressing societal issues, like natural disasters.
Senior Vice President, Cognitive Applications
Dr. Joyce F. Brown: President of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), the school’s first woman and first African-American president. At FIT, she has led an unprecedented multi-year, multi-million dollar initiative coordinating strategic and investment planning with new facilities and ground-breaking diversity initiatives. She is also a director of the Ralph Lauren Corporation and a former New York City deputy mayor.
Fashion Institute of Technology
David Gelernter: Inventor and builder (with N Carriero) of first Cloud (Linda, 1986), first Twitter-type stream and first social network (Lifestreams, 1996, with E Freeman, patents 1999 ff). Prof Computer Science, Yale; author Tides of Mind (Norton, 2016): “A new paradigm for the study of human consciousness,” Nick Romeo, Chicago Tribune; “Arch-genius,” Time.
American Artist, Writer, and Professor of Computer Science
Kush Saxena: Chief Technology Officer, Markets & Transformation for Mastercard Operations and Technology. He oversees all of the global market-facing technology and is in charge of the enterprise-wide strategy and technology transformation.
Chief Technology Officer
Kevin Fuller: Beauty and wellness innovator and leader of both the product and brand teams at Nu Skin, a global leader in products that transform howpeople look and feel. With an eclectic background in biology, marketing and business, Kevin has led cross-functional teams for over 20 years in the creation and launch of hundreds of unique, science-based products and devices.
SVP Global Product & Brand
Nu Skin Enterprises
Dan Doctoroff: Serves on the Boards of the University of Chicago, World Resources Institute, United States Olympic Committee, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Human Rights First. He is the founder of Target ALS and Culture Shed. Dan was President and Chief Executive Officer of Bloomberg L.P, where by pursuing an aggressive strategy of investment, led the company through the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression. This plan included the rebuilding of the World Trade Center Site and the formation of new Central Business Districts and Industrial Business Zones. Dan also oversaw the creation of PlaNYC, New York’s path breaking sustainability plan. Before Bloomberg, Dan was Managing Partner Oak Hill Capital Partners, during which time he founded NYC2012, the organization that spearheaded efforts to bring the Olympic Games to the city.
Chairman and CEO
Frithjof Netzer: Leading the digital transformation across divisions, regions and functions at BASF, Dr. Frithjof Netzer’s impact on the core technologies of the world’s largest chemical company are evident. He is responsible for ensuring that technologies such as the internet of things, big data analytics, mobility devices and AR are systematically merged with BASF’s value chain.
Chief Digital Officer
Julia Hu: Founder and CEO of Lark Health. Creator of Lark’s AI health coach platform that provides 24/7 compassionate, personalized care to nearly 2 million patients with chronic diseases. Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30. Board member of Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Diabetes Prevention Council. Amateur but enthusiastic painter and hip hop dancer.
Founder & CEO
Dr. Brian M. Pierce: Visionary defense technologist and chemist/physicist dedicated to creating breakthrough capabilities for national security. Currently Director of DARPA’s Information Innovation Office leading $500M of AI, cyber, and analytics R&D. Previously held positions at Rockwell Scientific, Hughes Aircraft, and Raytheon. Awarded more than 20 U.S. patents.
Director, Information Innovation Office
Guive Balooch: A PhD in Biomaterials, Guive Balooch, is a scientist and Global VP of L’Oréal’s Technology Incubator. Guive led the development of Makeup Genius, the world’s first virtual makeup tester, and, with his team, has since launched UV Sense, Le Teint Particulier and innovations that are cited as leading the future of beauty.
Scientist and Global VP
Tanya Lewis: Science journalist and Assistant News Editor at Scientific American. Has a background in biomedical engineering and neuroscience, and has written about these topics and others for outlets including Wired, Business Insider, and Live Science.
Associate Editor, Health & Medicine
Tenzin Priyadarshi: Educator, philosopher and a polymath monk. Director of Ethics Initiative at MIT Media Lab. Founder and CEO of The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT. Principal, Ethics and Governance of AI; Council for Extended Intelligence (IEEE). Using innovation to build ethics, empathy and trust in an increasingly divisive world.
President & CEO The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values
Brian Savoy: From accountant to tech leader. Senior Vice President of Business Transformation and Technology at Duke Energy – one of the nation’s largest electric and gas utilities. Engaging leader willing to embrace change. Tackling the implementation of digital at a century-old company. One of Charlotte, N.C.’s top business leaders.
Senior Vice President of Business Transformation and Technology
Natasha Iskander: Global expert in labor migration, economic development, and knowledge mobility, with attention to innovation processes in policy design. Associate Professor in Urban Planning and Public Policy at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service.
New York University
Stevan Spremo: Expert in Spacecraft System Engineering. Spearheaded advanced technology development for space biology applications at NASA’s Ames Research Center. Enabled autonomous systems engineering designs for biological scientific research aboard the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and Cubesat’s while applying expertise in low-cost rapid prototyping. Led NASA’s LADEE spacecraft development, achieving successful lunar science and a major breakthrough in Moon-Earth laser communications. Currently advancing new biological payload designs destined for the lunar surface. Granted multiple NASA patents and awarded NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal.
NASA Ames Research Center
Charles Bombardier: A Canadian engineer, industrial designer, researcher and angel investor. Recipient of the most Innovative People Award he has created over 335 innovative vehicle concept since 2013. Charles is a Senior advisor to the ICAO on the future of aviation and President of Imaginactive.
Advisor, Future Aviaton
International Civil Aviation Organization
Ann Rosenberg: Ann leads SAP Next-Gen, a purpose driven innovation university and community aligned with SAP’s commitment to the 17 UN Global Goals for sustainable development, and supporting SAP’s 404,000+ customers across 32 industries in 180+ countries. The community leverages 3,600+ educational institutions in 116 countries, 110+ SAP Next-Gen labs/hubs at universities and at partner and SAP locations, 90+ SAP Next-Gen Chapters, as well as startups, accelerators, tech community partners, venture firms, futurists, and purpose driven institutions. The community also leverages SAP’s 100+ innovation and development centers and SAP’s network of 17,000+ partner
Senior Vice President & Global Head
Jeffrey Schweitzer: As the Asymmetric Solutions Architect for Verizon, supporting the global product and service portfolio, Mr. Schweitzer works one-on-one with senior executives, business leaders and technical experts to develop highly integrated end-to-end solutions that enable business transformation. His current focus on Public Sector strategy centers on solving complex problems in less conventional manners while using a combination of existing and emerging capabilities.
Chief Innovation Architect
The World Summit was founded in 2006 and launched in partnership with and under the support of the United Nations, the African Union, International Chamber of Commerce and several multinationals. A circle of disruptors and game-changers committed to creating intelligent solutions to transform how we design, cure, commute, manufacture, transact, work and live together.
A stage for multinationals and startups to team up to transform the most relevant ideas into scalable intelligent innovations.