Imagination in Action


Creating a tech-enabled future connected by a common human thread.



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During the annual meeting of WEF we will bring together the world's foremost leaders from business, government, academia, media and civil society to deepen their relationships and work more collaboratively towards improving the state of our world through emerging technology.

  • Program with lightning “TED type” talks (2-5 min) and dozens of demos highlighting real-world solutions that are extending human intelligence through applications of AI, IoT & Data Analytics.
  • Networking with WEF audience + select group of emerging tech leaders and innovators.
  • Michelin-star lunch

Attend Davos 2020 Talks

Join us for more inspiration at MIT 02 May -
last year's talks HERE.

@ World Economic Forum 2020

January 21, 2020 | Davos, Switzerland

Hosts:
MIT Professor Alex Pentland, John Werner, Randall Lane, & Mike Federle
Sponsors:
TCS, Forbes, MIT Connection Science
Venue:
The TCS Dome, Panorama Hotel,
Promenade 80,
7270 Davos Platz, Switzerland
DIRECTIONS


↵ Special Guests

↵ Schedule @ Davos 2020

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Global Citizen

The mission of Global Citizens is to build a movement of 100M action-taking Global Citizens to help achieve our vision of ending extreme poverty by 2030. Global Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. On their platform, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards for their actions — as part of a global community committed to lasting change.

Venue + Directions ↫

  • Please be aware that the entry to the event is from a staircase located at the right hand side of the Panorama Hotel. A large signboard located on the Promenade Street will guide you there. We request you to take care while using the staircase. If you have a disability or need any support, our hostess at the entrance will be pleased to assist you.

  • If you wish to take the official WEF Shuttle, please take Line 1 (Blue Line) from the Forum Shuttle hub and dismount at the "Belvédère Steigenberger/Panorama" stop.


WATCH MIT 2019 Talks


Date:
Saturday, April 27 2019
Sponsors:
Forbes, and MIT Trust Data Consortium.
Venue:
MIT Media Lab
Schedule:
07:30 – 08:15Registration
08:15 – 08:25Welcome + Davos Update (Sandy + John)
08:25 – 11:35Lightning Talks (5 min)
11:35 – 12:30Lunch + Demos
12:30 – 16:30Con't Lightning Talks (5 min)
16:30 – 16:45Closing
On-going video interviews (all-day)
Hosts:
MIT Professor Alex Pentland, John Werner.



On Sat, Apr 27th, we’ll be bringing the best of Davos to Cambridge, MA and gathering leaders from business, government, academia, media and civil society to deepen their relationships and work more collaboratively towards improving the state of our world through emerging technology.

Our goal is to establish best practices within new technology-enabled environments that are bound together by a common human fabric. This will be achieved by piloting “beta” versions of technology systems in partnership with a wide variety of stakeholders.

  • Event @ World Economic Forum
  • White Paper HERE

↵ Schedule @ MIT 2019

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Davos, Switzerland
January 22, 2019
Blockchain + AI + Human Summit

Hosts:
CEO of Tata Consultancy Services Rajesh Gopinathan, MIT Professor Alex Pentland, John Werner.
Sponsors:
TCS, Forbes, and MIT Trust Data Consortium.
Venue:
The TCS Dome, Panorama Hotel,
Promenade 80,
7270 Davos Platz, Switzerland
Format:
During the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) we will bring together the world's foremost leaders from business, government, academia, media and civil society to deepen their relationships and work more collaboratively towards improving the state of our world.
Date:
Tuesday, 22nd January 2019
Schedule:
09:00 - 09:15Registration
09:25 - 02:40Leading Innovator Solutions & ‘Lightning’ Speed Talks (2-5 min)
12:00 - 13:00CEO and visionary “Idea Lab” Panel: The Transformative Power of Digital Technologies
11:30 - 14:00Buffet Lunch & Networking
Ongoing one-on-one video interviews to side

This Blockchain+AI+Human summit will include:

  • Michelin-star lunch
  • Networking with both the WEF audience and a select group of blockchain and AI innovators
  • Program with lightning “TED type” talks (2-5 min) and dozens of demos highlighting real-world data-for-good Blockchain + AI projects, all curated by the MIT Trust Data Consortium (trust.mit.edu) around the theme Blockchain and AI for Good

This will be a spectacular venue, a great group of people, and a very special opportunity to share your ideas and learn from others.

The next Blockchain in Action summit will be held at MIT on April 27th, 2019. Talk to John Werner (jwerner@mit.edu) or Prof. Alex Pentand (pentland@mit.edu) for details and official invitation.



↵ Schedule @ Davos 2019

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⭍  Facilitators @ Davos 2019

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⭍  Event Coordinators



May 11th 2018 @

in theBartos Theatre

In Partnership With

Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence:
Tech Trends Poised To Transform Business and Culture?

Nascent Blockchain applications and AI research have demonstrated the transformative potential of both technologies. Their integration with the physical world will transform sectors such as logistics chains, asset management, data systems, investment, and securitization via cheap, trustworthy, and user-friendly Blockchain algorithms. These new capabilities will drive radical shifts in business and culture on a global scale, offering opportunities for better management, inclusion, transparency and accountability.

Discussions have been synthesized (under Chatham House rules) into an MIT publication and distributed to thought leaders at Davos and elsewhere. The discussion will also lead to a collection of visionary papers authored by speakers, to be published by MIT Press in our Connection Science Imprint series.


↵ Schedule @ MIT 2018

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About Imagination in Action

Mens et Manus: MIT's motto, Latin for "mind and hand", is a reminder that two fundamental ingredients are necessary to bring an idea to fruition:

  1. Innovation starts with a spark of inspiration.
  2. To realize revolutionary ideas, one must diry their hands & execute in the real world.

Imagination in Action is an organization founded on this principle. Co-founders Alex (Sandy) Pentland and John Werner sought to create an event that would combine the best of cutting-edge ideation and real-world implementation. We are a community of applied utopians who are creating a new human-centered reality outside of traditional hierarchy and authority, using tools such as blockchain and AI. We are coming together to explore these new possible worlds. Our two annual events at MIT and the Davos World Economic Forum bring together the world’s leading scientists, entrepreneurs, and technologists to discuss the emerging trends that could shape our world – and how we can turn possibility into reality!