i4j – THE INNOVATION FOR JOBS SUMMIT

INNOVATION FOR JOBS vs. INNOVATION OR JOBS

  • THE INNOVATION ECONOMY IS ACCELERATING
  • THE EMPLOYMENT SYSTEMS AND EDUCATION SYSTEMS ARE LAGGING
  • ECONOMIES RISK MORE UNEMPLOYED AND FEWER EMPLOYABLE PEOPLE

“DISRUPTING UNEMPLOYMENT”

  • INNOVATION KNOWS TO CREATE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, BUT NOT JOBS
  • ALL PEOPLE CAN CREATE VALUE. WE ‘ONLY’ NEED AN ECONOMY THAT MAKES IT HAPPEN.
  • THERE IS  ENORMOUS UNTAPPED VALUE IN UNUSED HUMAN SKILLS AND TALENT.
  • HOW CAN INNOVATION DISRUPT UNEMPLOYMENT AND CREATE A WEALTHY MIDDLE CLASS?

THE i4j SUMMIT

  • YEARLY SUMMIT IN SILICON VALLEY
  • SPECIAL SUMMITS AROUND THE WORLD
  • MAX 50 LEADERS FROM BUSINESS, EDUCATION, POLICY, MEDIA
  • MIXING EXPERTISE IN INNOVATION, JOBS AND EDUCATION
  • EXTREMELY INTERACTIVE , CHATHAM HOUSE RULES

i4j SUMMITS 2013/14



“Innovation does not automatically create jobs; the innovations must be adopted and used. Facilitation is and will be needed if we are all to benefit from creativity. Vint Cerf, VP, Google
“The key issue in the global innovation economy is jobs – good meaningful jobs. This meeting is exactly what the world needs to better understand how we can address this profound need.” Curt Carlson, CEO SRI International

“Innovation can create and destroy jobs. It is important to reconcileinnovation with the perspectives of millions of youngsters and unemployed people.” Aart De Geus, Chairman and CEO, Bertelsmann Foundation
“If innovation is to create new jobs in this changing world, educational institutions should move away from mainly job training towards the promotion of self-learning and creativity abilities.” Jacob Ziv, President Emeritus, Israeli Academy of Sciences and the Humanities


 

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