As this weekend’s Summit on the Global Agenda came to a close this morning, I was left with an abiding impression of a looming yet largely hidden potential crisis in global security and prosperity: A failure to develop and use technology innovation effectively in serving the growing needs of society.
The summit set out to address a multitude of challenges to “improving the state of the world” (as the World Economic Forum tagline goes), and identified many innovative solutions to overcoming them. Yet in many cases there was a disconnect between the ideas and their effective implementation.
What’s technology innovation got to do with it? Final thoughts on the Summit on the Global Agenda