i4j MENLO PARK 2014

i4j THE INNOVATION FOR JOBS SUMMIT
MENLO PARK, CA, USA
17-18 MARCH 2014

“DISRUPTING UNEMPLOYMENT”

  • 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?

i4j CHALLENGES

HOW CAN…

MISSION STATEMENT SUMMARY:

Click here for the full mission statement (published by Xconomy)

  • 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

ADVISORY BOARD

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.

i4j TEAM

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

ADVISORS EMERITI

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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