The 2019 theme investigates the role of design intelligence as the catalyst to drive new innovations that shape the future of work and society. Because when companies design higher intelligence that are aligned with people’s goals, they create solutions that are really special: beautiful, functional and livable innovations that people truly need. Leading to a new generation of Intelligent Innovations [x] that utilize smarter human/machine partnerships to transform business and humanity in unprecedented ways. Empowered by positive designs that are ethical, experiential, exponential and explainable.
The 2019 World Summit will feature how top companies and cities are creating Intelligent Innovations [x] that solve the tensions that exist around the Intelligence Trilemma (Creativity, Functionality, Livability) to write the future of work, lifestyle, health, services, industrials, transportation and cities.
“Designing Intelligence, Driving Innovation” is about re-imagining and applying a new design approach to human [x] machine innovations that leads to smarter forms of real artificial intelligence that shapes the future of business and humanity through beautiful, functional and livable solutions.
Enterprises often struggle to find a strategic balance between creativity, functionality, and livability. We call this The Intelligence Trilemma. The 2019 World Summit will point the way to solving the tension that exists around the Trilemma to 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 markets 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 2019 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 intelligence innovations.
Co-Founder and Former CEO
David H. Koch Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
The Langer Lab
Chairman & CEO
Astrophysicist and Director, Hayden Planetarium
Rose Center for Earth and Space
Chairman & CEO
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Harvard Business Review
Chairman & CEO
Chief Scientist, MIT Media Lab
Co-Founder, Institute for Data Driven Design & Director, MIT Media Lab, Entrepreneurship Programr
President of Operations and Technology
Executive Vice President, Pfizer Strategy & Commercial Operations
Acting Deputy Director
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Chairman & CEO
Republic of Ecuador
Minister of Higher Education
Sultanate of Oman
Chairman of Segovia, Co-Founder of Facebook and
Founder of Jumo
Chief Scientist, Baidu,
Co-Founder, Coursera and Faculty of Stanford University
Founder & CEO
The Minerva Project
Co-Founder & VP of Engineering
SVP of Research & Development
3M International and APAC
SVP, Global Head of SAP Next-Gen
Chief Financial Officer
US Environmental Protection Agency
SVP, Chief Technical and Innovation Officer, and Chief Architect of Innovation
Director of Educational Programs and Founder
The Chopra Center
Royal Hashemite Court
Kingdom of Jordan
Founder, Chairman and CEO
Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer
President of Bell Labs and Corporate CTO
Vice Chairman Board & CEO Services
Multifaceted Musician and Founder of Disruptive Multimedia Officer
Canadian film-maker and photographer
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.