We are experiencing a Change of Age, from one way of seeing, of being and of doing in the world to another. In this Change of Age we need to think about new economic models, new development models, social innovation and the decentralization and distribution of creativity.
In essence there is an urgent need to re-define WHY we innovate, WHAT we innovate, HOW we innovate and WHO innovates in increasingly networked, connected and emergent systems, systems involving many stakeholders in a process of continuous experimentation, creation and learning.
People intensive innovation, supported and facilitated through design has the potential to overturn the scarcity model of the 20th century, based on less is more, enabling an abundance model based on more is more. The pessimism of scarcity can be replaced by the optimism of abundance.
Speaker and consultant at Beyond20, 21 century stories
Josephine Green was appointed Senior Director of Trends and Strategy at Philips Design in 1997. She was responsible for research into Society, Cultures and People and pioneered the Strategic Futures Program that helps companies and organizations think about and implement a human focused approach to innovation and growth. She left Philips Design in 2009 to return to the UK.
She promotes new thinking and new knowledge in the specific field of Social Foresight for Strategy and Innovation. Her advocacy in this area is based on the belief that we need different ways of thinking, being and doing if we are to live well, prosper and safeguard the future.
Josephine Green will be one of the keynote speakers at Springtij 2012.