“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” The i4j Innovation for Jobs Summits http://i4j.info brings together innovative leaders in creating shared language across silos, enabling stakeholders and change agents to disrupt unemployment. What are your hopes and fears about the future of meaningful work? With Pradeep Khosla, Chancellor UCSD, Esther Wojcicki, Educator/Chairman Creative Commons/Author of “Moonshots in Education”, Monique Morrow, CTO-Evangelist New Frontiers Development and Engineering, CISCO, Henry Oh, entrepreneur, Vivek Wadhwa, Fellow Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center For Corporate Governance at Stanford University / VP Innovation and Research, Singularity University, Marjory Blumenthal, Executive Director, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), White House, Dan Harple, Managing Director, Shamrock Ventures / Entrepreneur in Residence, MIT, Steve Jurvetson, Managing Partner DFJ Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Joon Yun, Managing Partner, Palo Alto Investors, Jordan Greenhall, Chairman, Founder and fmr CEO, DivX / Angel investor, Robin Chase, co-founder Zipcar, Buzzcar, Veniam, Curt Carlson, Founder, The Practice of Innovation, Vint Cerf, Co-founder and Co-Chair i4j / Chief Internet Evangelist and VP, Google, David Nordfors, Co-founder and co-Chair i4j / CEO IIIJ, Mikko Kosonen, President, SITRA – The Finnish Innovation Fund, Sandeep Sander, founder and CEO Sanderman Human Asset Solutions, Astro Teller, “Captain of Moonshoots” and Leader of Google[x], Google, John Hagel, founder and co-chairman, Deloitte Center for the Edge
David Nordfors is CEO and co-founder of IIIJ and the chair of the i4j Summit. He was previously co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Innovation and Communication at Stanford University. He was one of the World Economic Forum Innovation 100 in 2009, and has served on WEF Global Agenda Councils. He serves on advisory boards of the Poynter Institute, Discern Investment Analytics and Black & Veatch. He is an adjunct professor at IDC Herzliya in Israel, a visiting professor at Tallinn University, the Tecnologico de Monterrey, and the Deutsche Welle Akademie. He was advisor to the Director General at VINNOVA, the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems, where he co-initiated the national Swedish Incubator System and set up a bi-national R&D fund between Sweden and Israel for mobile applications. He was Director of Research Funding of the Knowledge Foundation, KK-stiftelsen, administering an endowment of $300MUSD, building a funding framework underwriting over a hundred innovation initiatives between universities and industry. He initiated and headed the first hearing about the Internet to be held by the Swedish Parliament. He has a Ph.D. in physics from the Uppsala University and did his postdoc in Theoretical Chemistry in Heidelberg, Germany.