i4j MENLO PARK 2014
i4j THE INNOVATION FOR JOBS SUMMIT
MENLO PARK, CA, USA
17-18 MARCH 2014
- INNOVATION KNOWS TO CREATE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, BUT NOT JOBS
- HOW CAN INNOVATION HELP PEOPLE SPEND AND EARN BETTER ALL THE TIME?
- HOW CAN INNOVATION DISRUPT UNEMPLOYMENT?
- …WE ACCREDIT MARKETABLE SKILLS?
- …WE DESIGN AND FINANCE PUBLIC SERVICES?
- …THE INTERNET OF THINGS INCREASE PERSONAL HEALTH AND JOB CREATION?
- …INNOVATION DISRUPT UNEMPLOYMENT?
MISSION STATEMENT SUMMARY:
The global market for ‘unemployment care’ is huge, waiting to be disrupted. The US alone spends ~$100 billion a year on unemployment benefits. The value of under-used people is much bigger.
All people can create value for each other. We ‘only’ need an economy that makes it happen. The Internet is helping us test new economies: the sharing economy, collaborative consumption, crowdsourcing, etc. Can we find a mix of economies that does the trick?
Can we close the gap between wealth and well-being? Not everything that matters to people is a part of the economy. Because of that, and market failures, what people want is not always what people do. There are even incentives to destroy well-being. Can innovation help close the gap?
Task-centered vs People-centered economies. Can an economy that optimizes the value of people outcompete an economy that optimizes the cost of getting things done?
Deconstructing what we mean by ‘jobs’. When people say they need a job, they mean a limited commitment with a stable income. Which alternatives are there to employment?
No solution to innovation for jobs can exclude education. Students must learn real-world problem solving, to innovate and interact and to understand how to be responsible digital citizens.
‘Science OR business’ blocks the concept of ‘science AND business,’. Solving this challenge is vital in providing education and enabling radical innovation.
- Innovation and social/labor experts don’t have enough language in common. Labor experts look at workers. Innovation experts look at customers. But the customers and the workers are the same people. A sustainable innovation economy must make people both earn and spend better.
i4j 2014 – PEOPLE
EXECUTIVE ADVISORY BOARD
|VINT CERF (Chair) VP and Chief Internet Evangelist Google, co-inventor TCP/IP||CURTIS CARLSON President SRI International.||MIKKO KOSONEN CEO SITRA-Finnish Innovation Fund|
|PIA KINHULT First Governor of Skåne, Sweden||JACOB ZIV President Emeritus Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities|
|DAVID ARKLESS Founder and CEO, Arklight Consulting||AART DE GEUS Chairman and CEO, Bertelsmann Stiftung,||HERMAN GYR Founding Partner EDG Enterprise Development Group|
|HEATHER MUNROE-BLUM President Emerita, McGill University, Professor of Medicine||STEFANO SCARPETTA Director, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD||ESTHER WOJCICKI Educator, Board Chair, Learning Matters; Vice Chairman Creative Commons.|
|VINT CERF (Advisory Chair) VP and Chief Internet Evangelist Google, co-inventor TCP/IP||DAVID NORDFORS (Chair) CEO, IIIJ||SVEN OTTO LITTORIN (i4j Skåne Co-Chair) IIIJ Board Member, fmr Swedish Minister for Employment|
Tim Brown, CEO and President, IDEO; Per-Kristian (Kris) Halvorsen, Chief Innovation Officer, Intuit; Irwin Jacobs, Founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus, Qualcomm; Robert Litan, Director of Research, Bloomberg Government; Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Head of Division, Regional Policy Development, OECD; Dane Stangler, Vice President of Research & Policy, Marion Ewing Kauffman Foundation; John Voeller, Senior VP, Black & Veatch.
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