SETTING THE SCENE
DOOM OR BLOOM?
DR JANE GOODALL, DME
Jane Goodall Institute Roots & Shoots
The Seed of Hope
09:30 – 10:00
What will be left of the world when we’re done with it? Deforestation, unmitigated pollution and corporate exploitation have become commonplace, even as communities around the world become mired in violent conflict and economic hardship. Yet, in these most uncertain of time, can we come together in the interest of humanity and plant the seeds for a better tomorrow? Join DR JANE GOODALL, DBE, famed primatologist and anthropologist, in discovering why all is not lost.
Executive Vice President & Chief Operation Officer
The Future Hunters
Age of Templosion: Impending Doom
10:30 – 11:10
The exponential pace of technological innovation is leading to a world of templosion, where very big things happen in increasingly compressed amounts of time. Recent writings on the state of the world today are often laced with alarming note s on the impending doom of mankind. Such notes pertain, among others, to the increasing economic discrepancies between the rich and the poor, the rapid increase in population growth, the cumulative destruction of the natural habitat and the rapidly growing powers unleashed by modern science and technology. They all signify issues, problems and challenges that countries and nations inherit from the last millennium. The curious question is how exactly do we survive comparatively fare in this context?
Chief Executive Officer
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation
Humanity in Digital World
11:10 – 11:50
Technological advancements can provide opportunities for humanity to gain – but only if one is willing to adapt. This session explores the relationship between digital transformation and human transformation, and how these synergies should go hand in hand with a growth mindset.
Co-Founder & Head of Ethical Hacking
Invincible Threats: Digital Challenges In Our Lives
11:50 – 12:30
Given that much of our lives now exist in the digital space, it is essential for us to consider the greater digital challenges that exist. The session brings to light how digital technology can impact our lives, from the most pressing intellectual and emotional experiences, to some of the most prosaic and everyday aspects of our existence.
Panel Session 1
Doom or Bloom: The Tipping Point
12:30 – 13:00
Humanity has always faced threats to its global survival. Previously it was asteroids, earthquakes and other natural disasters. Now, however, the greatest risks we face may be of our own making; a result of unchecked globalisation and scientific progress. With increased global connectivity and the rise of digital disruptions coupled with a shift in demographics, the next 20 years are likely to bring more changes - and challenges - to humanity than the past 300 years. This panel session brings together a diverse set of leaders to provide a holistic view on how humanity has been redefined as a result of these megatrends.
Employees Provident Fund of Malaysia.
Erica Orange, Surina Shukri, FC
Dr. Muhammed Abdul Khalid
Economic Adviser to the Malaysian Prime Minister
Shaping Destiny to Ensure Equitable Well-Being
14:00 – 14:35
Rapid changes in today’s world have caused a rise in inequality within countries and diminished the level of well-being of their citizens. This session emphasises on the need to act now to ensure that economic growth is equitably shared, thus creating the foundation of a stable and prosperous society.
Wine to Water
Making the world a better place: Necessities for all
14:35 – 15:10
Water is at the core of sustainable development and is critical for socio-economic development, healthy ecosystems and for human survival itself. In this session, Doc Henley will share inspirational stories on what moves him to take action, and his experiences in helping build clean water wells and sanitation systems in countries such as Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda and Cambodia.
Teach For Malaysia
Nurturing Talents of Tomorrow
15:10 – 15:40
Inclusivity and quality make up two core components to education which can directly impact the long term and sustainable development of individuals. This session shares efforts undertaken by Teach for Malaysia under the leadership of Dzameer Dzulkifli as he highlights the importance of nurturing talents for tomorrow
Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder
Future of Ageing
15:55 – 16:30
One of the main challenges in the South East Asian region is that of the ageing nation. How do we contribute to the development of a nation whilst taking care of those who are in need of social services, especially the elderly? Gillian Tee shares her experiences in tackling this complex problem head-on through her work with Homage.
Panel Session 2
Pick the Smallest Problem You Can Solve
16:30 – 17:10
Every step we take in this ever-changing times requires some form of sacrifice, suffering or struggle. When we find ourselves at these ‘crossroads of change’, we can choose to forget everything and run – or face everything and rise. This panel session features individuals who have chosen the latter, and continue to make a difference in society today. They serve as a testament that small actions truly can make big changes.
co-host representative, Aberdeen
Dr. Muhammed Abdul Khalid, Doc Henley, zameer Dzulkifli, Gillian Tee
A CALL TO ACTION
Author of Happy as a Dane
Well Being: The New Paradigm
09:15 – 09:55
The world has changed; so isn’t it time our definition of well-being changes as well? This sessions aims to illuminate a new perspective for well-being relevant to this day and age, in the context of the national agenda. It will explore aspects such as the measurement of well-being and best practices on how a nation with better levels of well-being can prosper and thrive.
Philipp Kristian Diekhöner
Digital Innovation Strategist and Author, The Trust Economy
Rethinking “Trust” and “Marketing” In The Digital Economy
10:10 am – 10:50 am
Trust is a crucial ingredient to innovation; and is especially essential when it comes to marketing in the digital era. The session will unearth deep human insights and synthesise complex inputs into simple propositions while introducing a structured methodology for building the concept of trust in order to realise exponential value in the digital economy whilst ensuring well-being.
Global Institute for Tomorrow
The Sustainable State:The Future of Government, Economy, and Society
10:50 – 11:30
Given the challenges of the 21st Century, both advanced and developing economies are searching for ways to become more sustainable. This session emphasises how individuals, organisations as well as Governments must act now to safeguard social well-being for its citizens and society as a foundation for brighter future.
Panel Session 3
Fighting For A Better Tomorrow
11.30 – 12.10
As we move forward into the future, we will be presented with opportunities to revolutionise, transcend and reinvent the way we live like never before. But as with any sweeping change, there will be those who are left behind, and it is our responsibility to ensure that all segments of society are accounted for. To do this, we must relook, redesign and redefine policies to strike the right balance between progress and well-being. In this panel, renowned thought leaders from all over the globe will share ideas and aspirations moving forward, all aimed at inspiring and motivating policymakers to fight for a better tomorrow – for everyone.
Moderated by co-host representative, Amundi Asset Management
Malene Rydahl, Andreas Ekstrom, Philipp Kristian Diekhöner, Chandran Nair
Chief Executive Officer, Employees Provident Fund