Ideagen Annual Global Leadership 2030 Summit 2018

Ideagen's Annual Global Leadership 2030 Summit 2018 Convened the World's leading companies, NGO's and Public Sector to develop sytemic solutions via catalytic collaboration to solve for x. THE 25 Global Leaders List released...
Jun 21, 2018 4:30 PM ET

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Ideagen Annual Global Leadership 2030 Summit 2018

June 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Ideagen together with the world’s leading companies, NGOs, and public sector organizations assembled at the Gallup World Headquarters in Washington D.C. for the Annual Ideagen Global Leadership 2030 Summit.

Ideagen -- Where the world’s leading companies, NGOs, and public sector organizations convene to develop systemic solutions via catalytic collaboration to solve for x.

Leaders and Luminaries from the world's leading brands, companies, trade associations, NGOs and public sector collaborated for the Annual Ideagen Global Leadership 2030 Summit at the Gallup World Headquarters in Washington D.C. on June 7th, 2018.  Leaders and Luminaries came together to generate new ideas and solutions to the world's most vexing issues via catalytic collaboration change the world. Topics included the disruption of aging, effective leadership, policy and innovation, global health leadership, the future of mobility, Ideagen’s catalytic impact, creating global movements, women in cloud, the power of storytelling among many other topics.

Gretchen O’Hara, VP of Go-to-Market Strategy for One Commercial Partner at Microsoft and in-coming Co-Chair of the Ideagen Impact and Thought Leader Council spoke about bridging the divide for women in technology and shared the following call-to-action, “It’s critical that we collectively drive for greater gender diversity across all industries, including technology. At Microsoft, we’re working to build a healthy pipeline of talent as well as helping to ensure women are empowered at every level of the company.”

The summit focused on these urgent issues among many others and provided a forum for cross-sector collaboration through catalytic impact via leadership can be used to address many of the world’s vexing issues.  Keynote speaker Caroline Vicini, of the European Union Delegation to the United States, summarized the day’s events with, “I very much welcome this type of cross-sectoral strategic dialogue, which prevents us from losing sight of the big picture and of the long-term challenges we're confronted with.”

Ideagen Power Talks and Ideation sessions were moderated and lead by global leaders and luminaries, including keynote speakers Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup; Caroline Vicini, Deputy Head of EU Delegation to the USA; Reince Priebus, President and Chief Strategist of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. Other speakers included Kevin Donnellan, VP and Chief Communications Officer of AARP and Chairman of the Ideagen Impact & Thought Leader Council; Gretchen O’Hara, VP of Marketing at Microsoft; Stacy Haller, CEO of BrightFocus; Camila Borda Kaul, Industry Manager of Google; Simon Bland, Director of the New York Liaison Office of UNAIDS; Carmen Middleton, Advisory Board Member of Veretus; Robert Shea, Public Sector Principal with Grant Thornton; Jon Clifton, Global Managing Partner with Gallup; Jane Oates, President of Working Nation; Stephan Chase, Founder of Chase Intel; James Keach, Produce and Director of PCH Films; Kim Smith, VP of IBM Ventures; Dave Schwietert, EVP of Federal and Government Relations of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers; Perry Quinn, SVP of the National Restaurant Association; Sean Hart, CEO of LumaCyte; Jane Adams, VP of Federal Govern Affairs at Johnson& Johnson; Dr. Jane Snowdon, Associate Chief Health Officer-IBM Watson Health; Ian Lillien, Director, BSA; Jaye Watson, Journalist; Phyllis Ferrel, VP of Eli Lilley and Company; Dr.Kiko Suarez, United Way; William Browning, Senior VP and Chief Transformation Officer of United Way; Scott Frisch, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of AARP; Gina Diez Barroso, Chairman of Dalia Empower; George Vradenburg, President of Us Against Alziehmer’s Network; Cecilia Arradaza, Board Member of BrightFocus among many other leaders and luminaries

Each Ideagen summit also features the unveiling of a Global 25 List, which allows Ideagen to collectively feature and highlight 25 individuals and organizations that are changing the world in areas ranging from innovation, healthcare, technology, to leadership. It is a qualitative list, rather than a ranking, that highlights the impact of these individuals and organizations. Although there is no official ranking, the list always highlights one individual as the Global Leader of the year, The Global leader for 2018 is Alex Gorsky, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Johnson & Johnson.

The full Global Leadership 25 list includes:

UN Secretary General António Guterres, Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan Chase; Taylor Swift, Singer-Songwriter; Jim Clifton, Gallup; Melinda Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Dara Khosrowshahi, UBER; Alexander Karp, Palantir; Drew Houston, Dropbox; Satya Nadella, Microsoft; Jo Ann Jenkins, AARP; Doug McMillon, Walmart; Patrick Collison, Stripe;  James Quincey, Coca-Cola; Larry Fink, BlackRock; Ken Frazier, Merck; Stacey Cunningham, NYSE; Adena Friedman, NASDAQ; Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex; George Vradenburg, Us Against Alzheimer's Network; Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin; Reed Hastings, Netflix; Jack Ma, Alibaba; Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Corporation; Susan Wojcicki, Youtube;

Ideagen’s leadership includes George Sifakis, Founder and CEO of Ideagen; Adriana Sifakis, President and CO-Founder; Dr. Kenneth Moritsugu, Chairman Emeritus; Kevin Donnellan, Chairman Impact & Thought Leadership Council; and Dr. Sidhant Gupta, Advisory Board Chairman.

The Ideagen Global Innovation 2030 Summit was presented with Gallup at the Gallup World Headquarters in Washingo. Ideagen is focused on connecting cross-sector innovators from the world's leading organizations with all different starting points, capabilities, perspectives, and goals.  Presenting members organizatins included Microsoft, AARP, Toyota, The Walt Disney Company, Amway, BrightFocus Foundation, AARP, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Wells Fargo, IBM, PCH Films, Global Good & Research, WorkingNation, National Restaurant Association, Viacom, United Nations, UNAIDS, Wells Fargo, Bridgepoint Education, Michael Best Strategies. Grant Thornton, Geoffrey Beene Foundation, BSA....

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