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Falling Walls Circle Tables: Foresight – How to Avoid Another 2020

Falling Walls Foundation | Chris Luebkeman, Peter Ho, Kristel Van der Elst, Cornelia Daheim

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This is a time of intense volatility and complexity, and perhaps more critically, vulnerability. What does the world need now? What methods are most appropriate? Who should be doing it?

Watch live how four global experts, each a with their unique perspective, tackle the world’s biggest challenges lying ahead of us, driven by the key question: How can we foresee and prevent another 2020?

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Chris Luebkeman

ETH Zurich

Head of Strategic Foresight

Chris Luebkeman is the leader of the Strategic Foresight Hub at ETH Zurich. This recently established Hub is a team which engages a broad range of stakeholders concerning future focused drivers of change. He is deeply passionate about curating constructive dialogue, insatiably curious, relishes the opportunity to discover the opportunities which will be created by change and, perhaps most importantly, to evolve positive solutions to the profound challenges we face today.

Peter Ho

Centre for Strategic Futures

Peter Ho is the Senior Advisor to the Centre for Strategic Futures, and a Senior Fellow at the Civil Service College.

He is Chairman of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore, and Chairman of the Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering. He is a member of the National University Board of Trustees. He is a board member of the Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship, a board member of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, and a council member of the International Institute of StrategicStudies. He is also a member of Statoil’s Strategy Advisory Council, and the McKinsey Center for Government Advisory Council.

When he retired from the Singapore Administrative Service in 2010 after a career in the Public Service stretching more than 34 years, he was Head, Civil Service, concurrent with his other appointments of Permanent Secretary (Foreign Affairs), Permanent Secretary (National Security and Intelligence Coordination), and Permanent Secretary (Special Duties) in the Prime Minister’s Office. Before that,he was Permanent Secretary (Defence).

Kristel Van der Elst

Policy Horizon Canada

Kristel Van der Elst is the CEO of The Global Foresight Group, and the Director General at Policy Horizons Canada, Government of Canada. She has about 20 years of experience in forward-looking strategy and policy advisory roles. She is also a member of the OECD Governmental Foresight Community, Fellow at the Center for Strategic Foresight of the US Government Accountability Office, and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, the former Head of Strategic Foresight at the World Economic Forum.

Kristel holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management, a Masters in Development Cooperation from the University of Ghent, and a Masters in Commercial Engineering from the Free University of Brussels. She is a Fulbright Scholar, a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar, a Global Leadership Fellow and a Certified Professional Facilitator.

Cornelia Daheim

Zukunftskreis, German Ministry for Education and Research

Cornelia Daheim is the founder and director of Future Impacts Consulting, a foresight research and consulting company. Ms Daheim has experience in foresight projects in Europe, the US and Asia, and has spoken on foresight and future trends around the world. In 2003, she founded the German Node of the Millennium Project. Consulting Futurist since 2000, formerly managing partner at Z_punkt GmbH. In the last decades, she has led projects on the future of work for public and private sector clients. Studied comparative literature, English and psychology in Essen and at King’s College, London.

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