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?