Extraordinary Meeting: Horasis 2020

August 31, 2020

I am very excited. I have co-created a panel – which I get to Chair – at the Horasis Extraordinary Meeting on October 1st organised by the visionary Frank-Jürgen Richter. My panelist line-up is pretty impressive – it should be fascinating with some very eloquent thought leaders and policymakers!

I only know Kishore Mahbubani personally on the panel. He has been a top diplomat for the very geopolitically astute State of Singapore, and at one point the President of the UN Security Council. He is quite an out-of-the-box thinker and a must-read for anyone living in the West especially.

The trick will be to get these leaders to use their imagination and take some risks in what they are prepared to say at these extraordinary times.

Futurist Panel: Are we at an Evolutionary Moment?

Intuitively we all know that the future is accelerating at us, and we live in the midst of historical times. Our imaginative panel will tackle the big questions. How will revolutionary technology – from AI to Web 3.0 – impact our world? How will our economies, geopolitics and organizations change? Will we shift to a Post Industrial Civilization? Will we witness the evolution of the human species?

• Nina Angelovska, Former Minister of Finance, Co-founder, Grouper.mk, North Macedonia

• Kishore Mahbubani, Distinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore

• Francisco J. Sanchez, Former US Under Secretary of Commerce, USA

• Shashi Tharoor, Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, India

Chaired by

• Benjamin J. Butler, Independent Futurist, Hong Kong