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High-Level Event on SDG Innovation
18 September, 2017 at 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
UN High-Level Event on Innovation and Technology, convened by the Executive Office of the Secretary-General’s Global Pulse and the SDG Action Campaign
Monday, 18 September 2017
10:30 – 13:00
UN Headquarters, Conference Room 2
Event registration is closed, but a livestream will be available at: http://webtv.un.org/ and social media coverage with hashtag: #SDGInnovation
- Opening remarks by H.E. Miroslav Lajčák President of the United Nations General Assembly
- Keynote Address by Reid Hoffman, Founder and Chair of LinkedIn
- Marc Benioff, CEO and Founder of Salesforce in conversation with Ashish Thakkar, Founder of Mara Group and Chair of the UN Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council
11:00 – 11:30 PANEL DISCUSSION
How can governments and innovators effectively partner in solving pressing global challenges?
- H.E. Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia
- H.E. Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark
- Mitchell Baker, Executive Chairwoman Mozilla (Firefox)
- Aliko Dangote, Founder and Chair of Dangote Group
- Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chair of Bharti Enterprises
- Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia and WikiTribune
Moderator: James Manyika, Chairman, McKinsey Global Institute
11.30 – 12.50 INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE
What needs to be done to co-create innovation hubs in diverse countries and transfer skills from current epicentres, such as Silicon Valley, to the rest of the world and vice versa?
Moderator: David Wallerstein, Chief Exploration Officer, Tencent