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Zonder risico geen vooruitgang

De Club of Amsterdam biedt met haar Summit for the Future op 3 tot en met 5 mei weer een podium aan Global Thought Leaders en degenen die met hen in debat willen treden. In totaal zijn meer dan 60 sprekers aan deze wereldtop met als thema 'risico van verandering' verbonden. Zij zullen vanuit verschillende perspectieven dit belangrijke onderwerp verder uitwerken.

Zodra uitsluitend naar zekerheden wordt gestreefd, beperkt dat de kans op innovatie, vooruitgang en groei. Maar welke risico's kunnen we in de nabije toekomst verantwoord aangaan: maatschappelijk, wetenschappelijk en zakelijk? Die vraag staat centraal tijdens de Summit for the Future van de Club of Amsterdam in HES, School of Economics and Business, Fraijlemaborg 33, Amsterdam. De opening van dit Engelstalige congres wordt om 9:30 uur verricht door Sijbolt J. Noorda, President of the Board, University of Amsterdam.

Risico wordt niet alleen bepaald door leiders en beleidsmakers. De perceptie van risico bij het grote publiek is hiervoor maatgevend. Zodra de bevolking zich afkeert van nieuwe uitdagingen, zullen politici en bestuurders geen nieuwe avonturen zoeken. Een houding die doorgaans contraproductief werkt. Onder de titel 'Risk and Enterprise' wordt deze stelling onderbouwd door keynote speaker Sir Paul Judge, onder meer Chairman of the Royal Society of Arts, of Teachers' TV, of the Businessdynamics Trust and of the British-North American Committee.

Bekend van de Summit for the Future 2005 is Glenn Hiemstra, futurist. Zoals het nu is, zal het in de toekomst zeker niet zijn, is zijn uitgangspunt. Glenn biedt verrassende inkijkjes in de ontwikkelingen van de 21e eeuw en bespreekt de diepere motivaties voor het creëren van een gewenste toekomst. Mensen bewegen zich in nieuwe richtingen en gezamenlijke initiatieven gaan verder dan het individu zich kan voorstellen.

Een andere spreker van formaat op de openingsdag is Simon Jones, Director, Human-Computer Studies Laboratory, University of Amsterdam, former Managing Director, M.I.T. Media Lab Europe. Als technisch expert is hij een van weinige mensen, die in staat zijn om innovatieve research teams binnen een internationale context aan te sturen. Hoe breng je innovatie tot stand in de nieuwe media en de ICT die daar bij hoort, is een vraag die hij gaat beantwoorden.

Daarmee komt op die dag nog geen einde aan de rij invloedrijke sprekers. Richard D. North, Fellow, The Institute of Economic Affairs, ziet het thema 'Risk' als de titel van het boek dat hij hierover schreef: 'The Human Adventure'. Hij beschrijft de voordelen van het nemen van risico´s en het logenstraft wat hij noemt The Anxiety Industry. Hij noemt zichzelf een traditionalist en adviseert het bedrijfsleven. Hij wandelt graag over de dunne lijn tussen risico nemen en risico vermijden.

Summit for the Future - May 3-5
http://www.clubofamsterdam.com/summit2006.htm

Opening Event Summit for the Future - May 3, morning
http://www.clubofamsterdam.com/event.asp?contentid=511&catid=85

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The Club of Amsterdam is an independent, international, future-oriented think tank involved in channelling preferred futures. It involves those who dare to think out of the box and those who don't just talk about the future but actively participate in shaping outcomes.

We organize events, seminars and summits on relevant issues and publish findings & proceedings through various off-line and online media channels. Our goal is to become a global player and catalyst for innovation in industries, science and society.

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Risk Taking is the O2 of Innovation

The Club of Amsterdam presents its second, global “Summit for the Future” bringing together more than 60 international Thought Leaders to discuss significant, global challenges and opportunities.

Frank-Juergen Richter, former Director of the World Economic Forum, in charge of Asian affairs: "As corporations confront uncertainties that pose important strategic dilemma in their endeavour to grow into global players they need to understand the current and emerging risks associated with their business."

Our keynotes are:

Sir Paul Judge, Chair of the Royal Society of Arts
Risk and Enterprise
How new endeavours are shaped by perceptions of risk
The perception of risk by the general public in matters of safety and health can be considered an indicator of overall modern attitudes to risk. These perceptions affect people's approach to new endeavours, whether in exploration, art or business. However it is also true that new ideas have to be implemented if society is to remain competitive. Many attempts to reduce risk are bound to be counterproductive because humans will continue to want to explore and push the boundaries.

Glen Hiemstra, Owner, Futurist.com
Video message from the future

Simon Jones, Director, HCS, University of Amsterdam, former Managing Director, M.I.T. Media Lab Europe
Innovation and Risk - the New Media Experience
Innovation is widely accepted as a key element in maintaining profitability in the high technology and new media sectors. How do you innovate in New media/High Tech? What is different compared to other domains and what are the key lessons learned so far?

Richard D North
Risk: The Human Adventure
Or why societies thrive on excitement.

How boring to be Scandinavian! How stultifying to be French! No wonder people from every repressed, oppressed society have flocked to the USA, where families could embrace risk, and get rewarded or punished according to their talent, energy, luck - and their capacity for risk. No wonder the British are schizophrenic, as we dash between Socialism and Thatcherism, undecided whether we want safety or drama. But what fun too, to be a country which defines the fault lines between risk-taking and risk-aversion. Discuss. (I shall.) .



Summit for the Future - May 3-5
http://www.clubofamsterdam.com/summit2006.htm

Opening Event Summit for the Future - May 3, morning
http://www.clubofamsterdam.com/event.asp?contentid=511&catid=85

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We organize events, seminars and summits on relevant issues and publish findings & proceedings through various off-line and online media channels. Our goal is to become a global player and catalyst for innovation in industries, science and society.

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