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Barbara Sahakian at the World Economic Forum in Davos

 

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

More than 2,500 participants, including more than 40 heads of state or government, will attend the 44th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business is the theme of this year’s Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, from 22-25 January.

Wednesday 22 Jan 2014

8:00pm – 10:00pm

The Neuroscience of Leadership

What can brain science teach us about becoming better leaders?

Discussion Leaders

Daniel Goleman, Co-Director, Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations, Rutgers University, USA

Scott Key, President and Chief Executive Officer, IHS, USA

Gianpiero Petriglieri, Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour, INSEAD, France; Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership

Barbara Sahakian, Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, Department of Psychiatry and London Imperial Affiliated Professor, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Peter Salovey, President, Yale University, USA

Eldar Shafir, William Stewart Tod Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Princeton University, USA

Moderated by

William W. George, Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, USA; World Economic Forum USA Foundation Board Member

 

Thursday 23 Jan 2014
9:00am – 10:15am

IdeasLab: Performance-enhancing Technologies: Humans and Health
Now that science has added years to people's lives, how can technology add quality to those years?

Discover and debate in the IdeasLab:
Idea 1: The precision patient: from genomics into the metabonome
Idea 2: Robotics and integrated care
Idea 3: Cognition enhancement and stimulation
Idea 4: Assisted living through digital platforms

Introduced by

Lord Ara Darzi, Professor of Surgery, Imperial College London, and Chair, Institute of Global Health Innovation, St Mary's Hospital, United Kingdom; Global Agenda Council on Personalized & Precision Medicine

Discussion Leaders

Dominic King, NIHR and the London Deanery Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Jeremy Nicholson, Head, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Barbara Sahakian, Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, Department of Psychiatry and

London Imperial Affiliated Professor, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Yang Guang-Zhong, Director, The Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Facilitated by

Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief, Nature Magazine, United Kingdom; Global Agenda Council on Well-being & Mental Health

Friday 24 Jan 2014
4:45pm – 6:15pm

Redefining Ageing
What are the consequences of an ageing population for society, politics and business?
Session objectives:
- Map out implications for social protection and financial security
- Rethink the role of older people as producers and contributors
- Identify ramifications for health and consumer industries
- Tackling dementia and other age related diseases

Discussion Leaders

John Beard, Director, Department of Ageing and Life Course, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva; Global Agenda Council on Ageing

Axel C. Heitmann, Chairman of the Board of Management, LANXESS, Germany

Barbara Sahakian, Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, Department of Psychiatry and London Imperial Affiliated Professor, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Laura D'Andrea Tyson, Professor, Business Administration and Economics, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, USA; Global Agenda Council on Women's Empowerment

Moderated by:
Ian Goldin, Director and Professor, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Posted on 17/01/2014

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