Sub-Forum : Collective Sharing Civilization: The Path to Sustained Innovation
and Economic, Social and Environmental Productivity Development.
Moderator: Dr. Thomas C. Tuttle, President, World Academy of Productivity Science
Dr. Chien-Chung Huang, Director, Huamin Research Center and Professor, Rutgers University, USA.
Mr. Jiang Junping (invited), President of the Ballon International Group
Mr. Yang Gang (invited), General Manager of Nanjing SAC Automation Co. Ltd. And Vice President of ABB -China, Ltd.
Closing Keynote and Discussant: Dr. Lu Dezhi, Chairman, Huamin Charity Foundation
In his recent book calling for a Collective Sharing Civilization, Dr. Lu Dezhi challenges us as citizens of this planet to reach for the values that unite us as human beings and that enable us to move toward a civilization that shares knowledge and wisdom in order to address our common problems and challenges. Collective Sharing is launched by common needs, guided by common values and accelerated by trust among individuals and across cultures. It is enabled by technology and capital. In this Sub-Forum we will consider examples of how Collective Sharing is being practiced and we will consider mechanisms that can facilitate its growth within and across cultures. These include philanthropy, joint ventures between businesses, and the use of software platforms that create a common “language” to promote collaboration and sharing.
Dr. Lu will react to the panelists presentations and share with the audience his vision of the path to a Collective Sharing Civilization. He will also caution us as did Faizal Karmali of the Rockefeller Foundation when he stated that just because technology has enabled us to be better connected:
“Connectedness alone is simply not enough; leveraging this interconnectedness is an imperative. Just because humanity is better and increasingly more connected, it doesn’t mean that humanity is better off; it only means we are better equipped to make it so.”