Global Warning: How the New Rules of Innovation Can Transform Businesses, Propel Nations to Greatness, and Tame the World's Most Wicked Problems

Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, award-winning author and Energy & Climate Innovation Editor of The Economist, will deliver a provocative keynote address that surveys the megatrends reshaping the 21st century global economy, from the prospects for future pandemics to the disruptive and widespread impacts of climate change. Global warming in particular poses enormous challenges, and if left unchecked, could devastate significant parts of the global economy, turn low-lying and vulnerable parts of the world uninhabitable, spread disease and famine and fuel refugee crises. However, a much more open, accelerated and ambitious approach to climate innovation could also produce many solutions over the next decade as every industry in every geography is forced to respond to this existential threat.

  • Date:Monday, September 13
  • Time:10:15 AM - 11:45 AM EDT
  • Session Type:Featured Speaker
  • Session Code:FS
  • Level of Knowledge:Level 1: No prior knowledge of the subject
  • Moderator:Peter Tomopoulos