Panel conversation – Building competitiveness – inclusiveness

Panel conversation – Building competitiveness – inclusiveness

Innovation for All: Engaging and Equipping the “Missing Millions” to thrive and build Innovation Futures

Human intelligence is the most underutilized resource in the globe. Most of the people in the world are excluded from the innovation economy. Economies would substantially profit from providing the infrastructures, skills and frameworks needed to include people into the innovation economy and unleashing the potential for value creation, but that requires strategic drive, investments, partnerships and commitment. In this conversation, industry, academia, and government leaders will discuss the on-the-ground strategies that can be used to include more people in the knowledge and innovation economies.

Angelos Syrigos, Deputy Minister for Higher Education Issues, Greece

Vinod Sekhar, Chairman and Chief Executive, PETRA Group, Malaysia

George Papadimitriou, Partner, EY Greece – Accounts Leader, EY Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe & Central Asia (CESA)

Epaminondas Christofilopoulos, Deputy-Chair of the Foresight Unit, Presidency of the Government and Head of the UNESCO Chair on Futures Research in the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece

Maria Norton, Head International Partnerships, International Office, Global Recruitment and Admissions, University of Southampton, UK

Moderator: Derek Campbell, Executive Chairman, Africa Metals Group, USA



Discussion questions:

  • What are the key drivers for inclusiveness in the digital and innovation economy?
  • What types of initiatives are (or aren’t) working to advance inclusiveness?
  • What are industry and academia’s roles in increasing inclusiveness?