Keynote highlights from OWP liVe 2020
In 2020, we welcomed four charismatic keynotes who shared their insights on key critical themes while a great part of the world was in lockdown.
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The COVID-19 crisis has posed unprecedented challenges for business leaders and reframed the discussion around globalization, climate change, and digitalization.
In his OWP liVe keynote address “Renewal, not return: leadership in times of COVID-19”, Jim Hagemann Snabe draws on 25 years of experience in the IT industry to explore the implications for leaders at this critical crossroads. The Siemens AG and A.P. Moller-Maersk Chairman argues that adopting the right kind of leadership makes all the difference in times of crisis, and in the post-crisis recovery period.
As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, how can leaders transition from survival mode to resilience and growth? How can executives supercharge businesses by empowering more inclusive and diverse teams? What are the enemies of innovation? How do we avoid them?
In her OWP liVe keynote address “Supercharging innovation-led growth – powering your inclusive diverse teams to greatness”, Member of the Board, EDB and former IBM Asia Pacific CEO and Chairman Harriet Green encourages her audience to channel the resilience, grace and smarts that are required to secure success, driven by diversity and inclusiveness, that are required to secure success in the wake of the pandemic.
Sustainability has emerged as one of the potent megatrends reshaping the global economy. Today, society rightly demands more responsible and less harmful approaches to doing business than previous generations. This changing environment has big implications for the future of business leadership.
In his OWP liVe keynote address “How sustainability issues are rapidly changing the business landscape”, President and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Peter Bakker explores how sustainability is transforming the way we do business globally and how to get ahead of the curve as an executive.
In the last few decades, society has faced many complex global problems that call for innovative solutions, real change, and a new approach to leadership. More and more business leaders are embracing mindfulness and empathy techniques to better understand the challenges they face, how to address them and how to lead teams through necessary transformations.
Emerging scientific fields such as social and contemplative neurosciences have produced promising findings that may help inform and tackle such challenges, especially in the areas of neuroplasticity.
In her OWP liVe keynote address “Plasticity of the social brain: training mind and heart to a more caring society”, Professor Tania Singer – Scientific Head of the Max Planck Society’s Social Neuroscience Lab – explained how the development of different aspects of our mind could transform economies and build healthier societies.
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