Hyperconnectivity, creativity and collapse

World Economic Forum, Davos, 2012. Oxford University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton, and the Director of the Oxford Martin School, Professor Ian Goldin, as part of a delegation of Oxford academics who participated in an ‘IdeasLab’ asking, “In today’s hyperconnected world, what collaborative models are emerging to solve global issues?”

The ideas under discussion at this year’s IdeasLab were:

Hyperconnectivity, creativity and collapse, led by Professor Ian Goldin
Pandemics – more connection, more risk?, led by Professor Angela McLean, Co-Director, Institute for Emerging Infections
Supply Chain – building resilience, mitigating risk, led by Felix Reed-Tsochas, Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Complexity
Data deluge and citizen science, led by Chris Lintott, Co-Director, Programme on Computational Cosmology
Governance for a complex world, led by Ngaire Woods, Dean, Blavatnik School of Government

Globalization and Building Resilience in Business Against Systemic Risk

Technological and economic growth have the potential to lead the 21st century to being the best period of human existence on the planet, but there are challenges. The scale of issues with which we are faced is unprecedented, and understanding their influence and impact is critical. The tidal wave of globalization has created a pace of change that has not been experienced in any previous century. Our challenge and opportunity is to embrace this rapid evolution while working to ensure that globalization is stable and progressive, without leading to systemic risk. Microsoft Chief Technology Officer, Barry Briggs, interviews Dr. Ian Goldin, Director, James Martin 21st Century School, University of Oxford who shares his view of this new world and the risks and rewards for businesses and individuals around the globe.

Humanity at the Crossroads

Dr Ian Goldin speaks at the Royal Institution.

What the Future Holds

Dr Ian Goldin presenting at Dalian in 2009

Navigating our global future

Ian Goldin speaking at TED 2009

21st Century Challenges: Humanity at the Crossroads

October 2008: ’21st Century Challenges: Humanity at the Crossroads’ by Dr Ian Goldin