Seeing What’s Next: UNICC and UN Library Geneva 8 October Talk

4 October, 2019

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Live at UN Library in Geneva and also as Virtual Session

Seeing What’s Next: How Seismic Shifts in the Commercial World Impact International Organisations with Howard Yu from the IMD School in Lausanne

UNICC staff welcome to virtually participate:

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UNICC is pleased to invite you to an afternoon with Professor Howard Yu, LEGO Professor of Management and Innovation at the IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland. He is the author of the best-selling business book called Leap: How to Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied (Public Affairs, 2018).

Colleagues in Geneva are welcome to attend in-person. There is no registration process. Others are welcome to participate virtually or listen to a podcast afterwards, following instructions above.

  • Date: Tuesday 8 October, 2019.
  • Time: From 15:00 to 16:30 CEST
  • Place: Library Events Room B.135, Palais des Nations, B Building, 1st Floor, Geneva

Event organized by UNICC’s Learning Services and the UN Library Geneva

Introductory remarks by Sameer Chauhan, Director, UNICC and Francesco Pisano, Director UN Library Geneva, with MC Natalie Alexander, Knowledge & Learning Commons at UN Geneva.

Many of the technological and social trends in motion today will have a great impact over the next 30 years. In this session with Professor Howard Yu, we’ll examine some of the coming changes in our lives -from virtual reality in the home and an on-demand economy, to the embedding of artificial intelligence in many areas of professional and personal life- and how these can be understood as the result of a few long-term, accelerating forces. These larger forces will transform the way we work, interact, learn and communicate.

Professor Yu will explore “the inevitable,” and consider how and international organisations like the United Nations must lead differently across many areas, be it digital services, new operating models, new talent acquisition, or new ways to innovate.

Join us and learn more about how changes in digital innovation and technology impact the UN and its work! Please direct any questions to [email protected].