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Around the World of Innovation in 24 Hours!

These are unusual times for everyone but this is also a time when innovation is more important than ever! The ISPIM Connects Global Conference will be a celebration of innovation and will feature success stories and insights from global regions as we move around the world through 24 hours.
Join us on our virtual journey around the world on 7-8 December 2020, starting in Japan and ending in Australia. Of course, we do not expect you to stay up for a full day, unless you really want to. Although the content will be broadcast live, we will recording the event so you won't miss anything!
24 hours of thought-provoking innovation discussions
21 different regions covered from 5 continents
99 speakers, interviewers, hosts, and panel members
80+ presentations with insights from industry and research

~ Main Stage ~

7 to 8 December

Tuuli Ahava
Director, Application Program, Digital Automation
Rezal Khairi Ahmad
Chief Executive Officer
Tony Ajah
Managing Partner
TA Strategic Solutions
Grace Akinosun
Partner, InnovationHub Africa & Founder, smepeaks
Omar Alqaryouti
Senior Business Architect
Dubai Customs
Marcelo Amaral
Associate Professor
Universidade Federal Fluminense
Tara Anderson
Head of Marketing and Communications
Social Traders
Theesan Bahorun
Executive Director
Mauritius Research and Innovation Council
Andrew Bailey
Senior Manager: Innovation
University of Cape Town
Min Basadur
Basadur Applied Creativity
Shmuel Ben-Tovim
The Fintech Community of Israel – City TLV
Jackie Bernhelm
Google Area 120
Akash Bhavsar
WaterQuest Hydroresources India Management
Duncan Cameron
Senior Consultant
Capgemini Invent
Chris Carder
Executive Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Schulich School of Business
Tamara Carleton
CEO & Founder
Innovation Leadership Group
Tara Chklovski
CEO and Founder
Shriya Damani
Avijit Das
Research & Development Director for Global Pest Control Innovation, RB
Sally Davenport
Science for Technological Innovation (SfTI)
Michael Dell
Chief Disruptor
Fernanda De Negri
Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA)
Kalevi Ekman
Founder & Factory Manager
Aalto Design Factory
Alison Evans Adnani
Dev Degree, Program Lead
Kadígia Faccin
Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos
Ling Fan
Tongji University Design and Artificial Intelligence Lab
Ahmed Fayed
Lead Technology Architect
Dubai Customs
John Feland
The Neuva School
Jennifer Fell
Senior Director, IT Business Management
Electronic Arts (EA)
Javier Fernández
Education Advisor
Embassy of Spain, China
Imche Fourie
Co-Founder and Chief Executive
LevelTwo NZ
Adam Fulford
Fulford Enterprises
Ladeja Godina Košir
Founder and Executive Director
Circular Change
Nitin Gopaul
Research Coordinator
Mauritius Research and Innovation Council
Johan Grundström Eriksson
Founder & Chairman
aiRikr Innovation
Jeremy Gutsche
Trend Hunter
Matt Halkes
Clinical Director, Innovation & Digital Transformation, Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Yukari Hara
Founder & CEO
SKYAH Co., Ltd.
Preetam Heeramun
Innovation Provocateur
Markku Heino
Principal Consultant, Ecosystem Leader
Joanne Hyland
President and Founding Partner
rInnovation Group
Manatsu Ichinoki
Vice Secretary General
Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition
Kerri Jones
Trustee (Chair)
Future Health Africa
Tim Jones
Co-Founder and Programme Director
Future Agenda
Oussama Jousou
Senior Enterprise Data Architect and Knowledge Management Lead
Dubai Customs
Alexander Kaiser
Managing Director
Vicenda Australia
Magnus Karlsson
National Expert & Chairman, SIS Swedish Institute for Standards & RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
David King
Founder & CEO
Lydia Kinyuru Okutoyi
Director of Health Care Quality
Kenyatta National Hospital
Santhaya Kittikowit
Director of CU Innovation Hub
Chulalongkorn University
Florian Kohlbacher
VP, Strategic Planning & Business Intelligence
Coca-Cola Japan
Sari Kola
Advisor & Researcher
Spencer T Korankye
EV4 Africa
Aracha Krasae-in
Assistant Professor
Kasetsart University
Pratap Kumar
Founder & CEO
Louise Kyhl Triolo
VP of Global People Development
Nikhom Laemsak
VP, Innovation & Social Engagement
Kasetsart University
Luís Lamb
Secretary of Innovation, Science & Technology
State of Rio Grande do Sul
Madhvee Madhou
Research Coordinator
Mauritius Research and Innovation Council
Luciana Maines da Silva
Head of Executive Programs
Sami Mäkeläinen
Technology Insights Principal
Telstra Corporation
Vhahangwele Masindi
Principal Research Scientist
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Theresa Mathawaphan
Chief Strategy Officer
National Innovation Agency (Thailand)
Andrew Maxwell
Bergeron Chair in Technology Entrepreneurship
Lassonde School of Engineering
Seumas McCroskery
Commercialisation Manager
Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet)
Anne-Laure Mention
Director, Global Business Innovation Enabling Capability Platform, RMIT University
Laura Millán
Program Manager
SSUI Xiji Incubator
Aziph Mustapha
Culture Transformation Expert
TEDx Speaker
Jayson Myers
Chief Executive Officer
Next Generation Manufacturing Canada
Koichi Nakagawa
Associate Professor
Osaka University
Jansie Niehaus
Executive Director
National Science and Technology Forum
Markus Nordberg
Head of Resources Development
Antonel Olckers
Kenneth Omeruo
InnovationHub Africa
Julia Paranhos
Associate Professor
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Edna Pasher
Founder and Chair
Israel Smart Cities Institute
Nick Peres
Head of Digital Technologies
Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Nelson Reyes
Founder & CEO
Project Colombia
Richard Robinson
Clinical Professor Entrepreneurship
Peking University
Peter Primdahl
VP of Emerging Business Models
The Co-operators Group
Francisco Saboya
Lee Sharir
Research Project Manager
Israel Smart Cities Institute
Austin Schwinn
Director of Strategic Relationships
Faraaz Shamutally
Researcher and Aerospace Engineer
Mauritius Research and Innovation Council
Kevin Sheehy
Commercialisation Manager
The MacDiarmid Institute
Ziyaad Soreefan
Researcher and Aerospace Engineer
Mauritius Research and Innovation Council
Jonas Svensson
Head of Global Innovation and Technology
Mike Tholfsen
Principal Product Manager
Enrico Tronchin
Commercialisation Development Manager
Callaghan Innovation
Erja Turunen
Executive VP, Smart Industry & Energy Systems, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Nickey Janse van Rensburg
Manager, Process, Energy & Environmental Technology
University of Johannesburg
Karel Vredenburg
Director, Global Design Leadership
Frank Wafula
Academic Director (Healthcare Management)
Strathmore University
Richard Walls
Associate Professor, Fire Engineering Research Unit
Stellenbosch University
Tamako Watanabe
Specialist of Impact Business Creation
Japan Research Institute
David Weekly
CEO, Medcorder
Chairman, Hacker Dojo
Sun Wei
China Chief Product Officer
Bruno Woeran
Head Research Management & Technology Transfer, Paracelsus Private Medical University
Lindiwe Zungu
Executive Dean of the College of Graduate Studies
University of South Africa
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~ Workshops & SIG Sessions ~

7 December

Innovation Leadership Session
Innovation Leadership in 2020 and Beyond
Innovation Leadership Across Cultures
Innovation Now Happens Virtually
Inventive Problem-Solving with TRIZ
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~ Pre-Conference Events ~

6 December

Junior Researcher Lab
Solve The Mystery Challenge
Hosted Tables
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