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Janna Anderson addresses Danish Top Executive Summit

Janna Anderson, associate professor in the School of Communications and director of Elon's Imagining the Internet Center, was one of 18 featured speakers at the Danish Top Executive Summit, sponsored by the Danish Management Society Jan. 24 and 25 in Copenhagen. Her talk was titled, Imagining the Internet 2020.

Janna Quitney Anderson

Among the other speakers appearing live or by video at the summit were Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations; Hans Rosling, CEO of the Gapminder Foundation; Ian Goldin, director of the 21st Century School at Oxford University; Aubrey de Grey, biomedical gerontologist and chief science officer of the SENS Foundation; Michael Rogers, futurist for the New York Times and other organizations; Ray Kurzweil, inventor and futurist; Chuck Brymer, CEO of DDB Worldwide; and Nikesh Arora, president of global sales and development for Google.

Anderson’s contribution was a 10-minute video produced by the Imagining the Internet Center at Elon University that outlines the emerging potential future of communications networks. You can view it on Imagining the Internet’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ImaginingtheInternet

The annual summit of Danish executives was targeted this year at addressing possible development leaps, innovation junctions and likely exponential growth across many fields. After listening to speakers, executives gathered in breakout sessions to address future competitiveness, the definition of good executive management in 2020 and new requirements for strategic and operational agility in a turbulent future.

Summit speakers’ appearances are being packaged by the Danish Broadcasting Corporation for future viewing on Danish television.

The Imagining the Internet Center's mission is to explore and provide insights into emerging network innovations, global development, dynamics, diffusion and governance. Its research holds a mirror to humanity's use of communications technologies, informs policy development, exposes potential futures and provides a historic record. The center is a network of faculty, students, staff, alumni, advisers and friends working to identify, explore and engage with the challenges and opportunities of evolving communications forms and issues. They investigate the tangible and potential pros and cons of new-media channels through active research.

To find out more about it, see http://www.imaginingtheinternet.org.

Dan Anderson,
1/25/2011 8:53 AM