2011 07 11 DESIGN ME A PLANET DAY 1
"THE BIG PICTURE"
INTRODUCTION TO THE WEEK BY MICHEL SALOFF COSTE
11 JUILLET 2011
Introduction of the week
Michel Saloff Coste, Club of Budapest France, Integral University.
Why this week ?
Urgency of the planetary context
Need to build a strong network of international researchers
Need to finance those researchers by like-minded company, university, ONG and government network
Need to have exchanges with civil society and increase awareness, democratic process and positive decision-making
Need for innovative solutions, actions, enterprises……
Need to experience “glocal” (global/local) processes
Why “an integral open innovation ecosystem”
Integral because we need a new way of thinking: more systemic, holistic, interdisciplinary, pluralist…..
Open because the processes of research and action have to be public, interactive and open to the diversity of the world
Innovation because we need new solutions
Ecosystem because we need to reinforce the natural and cultural biodiversity
Lets have an overview of the program and milestones of the week
Presentation of the general PPT.
Michel Saloff-Coste's research focuses on the paradigm shift within the information society that he himself defines as a “Creation-Communication Society”. Michel Saloff Coste is recognized in Europe America and Asia as being a vanguard artist, integral and global futurist, business advisors and entrepreneurs. As keynote speaker he have spoke this last twenty years in front of more than 10 000 managers of the most important company in the world. He is a change catalyst working with individuals, corporations and government to create “fast insights into alternative futures”.
Michel Saloff-Coste, consultant in management strategy and communication, got involved in more fundamental research on these topics as he directed a multidisciplinary workshop on societal change, from 1985 to 1987, at the Ministry of Research in France. In 1991, he joined as Senior consultant and research director the Bossard Consulting Group, a top leading European consultancy firm, which is now Capgemini.
In 1993 he created his own research and consultancy firm MSC ET ASSOCIES Management Strategy Communication specialising in global governance, sustainable development and information society. Between 1997 and 2005 Michel launched and developed a venture capital firm, Newcap Invest.
In 1993, he is initiator and founder of the Club of Budapest in France : an international non-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging people to discuss complex global issues. Michel Saloff-Coste has taught vanguard management in HEC Paris since 1990. As a contemporary artist Michel has explored a wide variety of mediums: painting, photography, video and music. His work has been exhibited and collected by many private galleries and individuals but also leading art institutions such as the Museun of Modern Art in Paris, Centre George Pompidou. He his author of several books and papers in fields of future studies, organization, management, sociology, art and communication.
In 2011 he was appointed Chief Innovation Officer , research manager in charge of international relationships, in the French consulting firm In Principo.
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