Agenda The Experience
::FUTURE CAPITALS: WORLD SUMMIT & AWARDS :: SESSIONS :: 2009
Better-Informed Leadership. Super-Competent Cities: Getting Ten Steps Ahead
 
TYPE Future Capitals Council
LOCATION AL BAYNOUN 
DATE Tuesday, January 13, 2009 
TIME 04:30 PM - 07:00 PM 
 
CHAIRED BY
Dr. Donald M. Norris, President, Strategic Initiatives
 
STAKEHOLDER REPRESENTATIVES
Civil Society:
 - Ron Perkinson, President, Sampoerna Foundation 
Private Sector:
 - Prof. Dr. Mark Harris, Director Higher Education and Research, Intel
 - Dr. Gianluigi Me, External Consultant, Zeta Reticuli Qatar
 - Dr. Manuel Fradinho, Technical Director, Cyntelix
 - Jameel Thebayi, Editor-in-Chief, Al Hayat
 - Blair Hagkull, Managing Director, Middle East and North Africa, Jones Lang LaSalle
Academia:
 - Ambjörn Naeve, Co-leader, World Summit on Knowledge Society & the Open Research Society
 - Prof. Robert D. von Bernuth, Assistant Dean, Michigan State University, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
 - Prof. Abul R. Hasan, Academic Dean, George Mason University
 

T.H. Austin Gatt, LL.D., M.P.

Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Communications
Republic of Malta
Bio
 
EXECUTIVE BRIEF

Today's financial crisis proved that being smart, connected, and future-oriented is not enough. To establish a leadership position and sustain a competitive economic edge, Future Capitals and their leaders and enterprises must be able to forecast, acquire, and sustain breakthrough leadership competences. 

This session answers the following questions:

  • To what extent can cities moderate the effects of the current crisis by improving the knowledge base of their leadership and the innovation of their support teams? 
  • What demonstration projects are needed in cities to prove the concept of  "competing on competence"? 
  • How can existing competence initiatives be specialized to meet the needs of Future Capitals; meaning redirected, repurposed, and commercialized to create super-competent cities?
  • What collaborations among industry, universities, and government can lead to competence networks?
  • How can competence networks be created in individual companies, industries, and cities?

 

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