From the research lab to Global Impact Business
Livio Valenti, Co-Founder & VP Policy, Vaxess
If you’re interested in making an impact on global challenges such as equitable access to healthcare, reduction of food waste and enhanced mobility, you should check out this session. Livio Valenti is the former UN employee and Harvard-grad turned science-entrepreneur. With 3 startups under his belt, all based on patented research, Livio will take you through an interactive, off the record discussion where you’ll learn how you can get started on solving global issues using financially sustainable business techniques. The session is based on the Harvard case written on his first business Vaxess
Building a Global Brand - Design thinking in a global context
Marcus Ivarsson & Julia Hoffman - Executive Directors, EF Central Creative Studio
Design starts with empathy. You need to put your user in the center and truly understand what problems they want you to solve for them, before you rush to find a solution. This might sound trivial but is often overlooked across businesses as time is scarce and most of us overestimate our abilities to understand our customers based on our own preferences. Your problem is not necessarily their problem.
In a global business operating across markets understanding you customer is crucial, as cultural differences among our customers define different behavioral patterns and needs.
This workshop will help you approach problem solving in a global context and from a customer-centric perspective by applying design thinking methodology.
Bring your thinking hat and roll up your sleeves. This is not about us teaching you the ropes, this is all about learning by doing!
Finding your fit: how to be successful in any culture
Ming Chen, Chief Cultural Officer, EF Education First
How have global companies managed to build thriving cultures? What does it mean to “hire for culture”? How do you define your own cultural identity to stand out in the crowd? Hear from EF’s chief of culture , Ming Chen, who has spent 20 years growing EF’s unique and contagious company spirit to attract and retain talent. Learn about what ecosystem you come from, where you are going, and how you can uniquely contribute in new environments.
Tribal Leadership in a Global World
Tanya Budler – Lifecycle Product Owner, EF Education First
Harnessing your WQ to lead multicultural teams can be challenging since each individual is inspired and influenced by their own culture. Despite these differences there is a common culture found across all people- tribal cultural. Utilizing the work of Dave Logan in his book “Tribal Leadership” and that of Seth Godin in his book “Tribes” this workshop is a look into what makes the best people want to work together to make an impact on the world around them.
You will leave this workshop with a new lens in which to see the groups of people who surround you—whether it be your friends, family, colleagues or team—and the tools necessary to lead your own tribes by being a force for good.
Opening the World Through Education
Carl-Johan Westring - President, EF Custom Solutions
The 4th industrial revolution is around the corner. The labor market is changing rapidly, and students and workers of the future will have to repeatedly reskill themselves to stay competitive in the 21st century globalized economy. The demographic situation in many parts of the world also demands scalable human capital development solutions in order to ensure a peaceful and prosperous future. Skilling at scale is the mantra of the day for both CEOs and Heads of State.In this highly informative and interactive session, you will learn about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. How will AI and modern technology impact the future of learning and how can skilling at scale be secured globally? Come and learn and debate!
Using Machine Learning to Revolutionize Human Learning
Manon Dave - Vice President, EF Ed-Tech
In a world where you can customize most services, education is transforming from a one-size-fits-all approach to a tailor made learning experience based on individual needs.
Driving this transformation is machine learning, a technology leveraging big data to predict development. In this session, you'll learn more about, and dive head first into, the world of Machine Learning and AI, understanding how it will impact your future, and find ways to leverage AI in your own development and career going forward. Work with Manon Dave, VP of Product Innovation at EF Ed-Tech who as pioneered AI in contexts ranging from music to advertising for the past 10 years.