The Spotlight Stage SPL08
OEB Spotlight Stage: Surviving in an Age of Overload
Date Friday, Dec 8 Time – Room Potsdam 3
We could have never imagined that absorbing so much information, while trying to maintain a healthy balance in our personal and professional lives, could feel complex, dissatisfying and unproductive. Is something missing? Julia Hobsbawm argues that it is and we need a new blueprint for modern connectedness to regain social health. Join her and Andrew Keen for an insightful discussion on the latest thinking in health and behavioural economics, social psychology, neuroscience, management and social network analysis to help you navigate through the rough seas of overload.
Author, Entrepreneur and Controversial Commentator on the Digital Revolution, USA
Andrew Keen is one of the world’s best known and controversial commentators on the digital revolution.He is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and his current international hit The Internet Is Not The Answer which the London Sunday Times acclaimed as a "powerful, frightening read" and the Washington Post called "an enormously useful primer for those of us concerned that online life isn't as shiny as our digital avatars would like us to believe". He is executive director of the Silicon Valley innovation salonFutureCast and a much acclaimed public speaker around the world. In 2015, he was named by GQ magazine in their list of the "100 Most Connected Men”. His next book, How To Fix The Future, will be published worldwide in January 2018.
Expert in Social Health at Cass Business School, London and author of Fully Connected: Surviving and Thriving in an Age of Overload, UK
Julia Hobsbawm founded the 'knowledge networking' business www.editorialintelligence.com and consults, writes, teaches, talks and blogs on a number of topics including entrepreneurship, the role of behavioural networks in politics and society, business productivity and the subject she has defined on modern knowledge networking - Social Health. She is the world's first professor of Networking, having been made Honorary Visiting Professor by London's Cass Business School and at the University of Suffolk. She is the author of several books and articles covering communication, business, the media and the future of the workplace. She has written and presented the 5 part BBC Radio 4 series "Networking Nation".
Hobsbawm's new book, 'Fully Connected' was published by Bloomsbury in Spring 2017 and was made Book of the Week by The Times Higher Education Supplement. It was praised by INSEAD and London Business School's Professor Herminia Ibarra as 'stella...a must-read for individuals and policymakers alike' and by Andrew Keen as 'the most profound book about connectivity published this century".
Professor Hobsbawm was awarded an OBE for Services to Business in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in June 2015.
Photo by Andres Reynaga