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100 newly recognized Young Global Leaders train their brains (and others’) by tackling complex challenges with innovative approaches

Meet the 2017 Class of Young Glob­al Lead­ers (World Eco­nom­ic Forum release):

They devel­op gene-edit­ing tech­nol­o­gy, rebuild wartorn nations and much more…Each year the World Eco­nom­ic Forum under­takes an ambi­tious endeav­our – to scour the world to select 100 young lead­ers, under the age of 40, who are tack­ling the world’s most com­plex chal­lenges with inno­v­a­tive approaches…Selected into a five-year pro­gramme, this year’s class of 100 Young Glob­al Lead­ers is split even­ly between busi­ness and not-for-prof­it sec­tors – build­ing a glob­al com­mu­ni­ty of peers who can cap­i­tal­ize on diverse tal­ents, expe­ri­ences and net­works to bridge divides that exist in soci­ety and achieve more togeth­er than they could separately…Not only are women in the major­i­ty in this year’s class, but half the intake come from emerg­ing economies, reflect­ing a trend towards greater diver­si­ty in glob­al lead­er­ship.”

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121 newly recognized Young Global Leaders train their brains (and others’) by solving important, meaningful and complex problems

YGLsMeet the Young, Tech-Savvy, Civic-Mind­ed Inno­va­tors Dri­ving The Fourth Indus­tri­al Rev­o­lu­tion (World Eco­nom­ic Forum press release):

The World Eco­nom­ic Forum announced today 121 sci­en­tists, gov­ern­ment lead­ers, future busi­ness lead­ers, social activists and artists, aged under 40, who are shak­ing up pol­i­cy, soci­ety and the world around them. Read the rest of this entry »

Where Brain Health Meets Digital Health and Big Data

Brain2013 is an excit­ing time to have a brain. Over the past two decades, our under­stand­ing of the human brain has grown expo­nen­tial­ly. Fueled by this new infor­ma­tion, the num­ber and vari­ety of brain appli­ca­tions avail­able com­mer­cial­ly is explod­ing, poten­tial­ly trans­form­ing the way we care for our brains across our entire lifes­pan.

Hav­ing a brain is not a med­ical con­di­tion, yet in prac­tice that seems to be our unspo­ken assump­tion. The tru­ly rev­o­lu­tion­ary and often untold sto­ry these days Read the rest of this entry »

Learn more about the 2013 SharpBrains Summit & register today

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The 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (Sept 19–20, 2013) will fea­ture over 30 of the world’s top sci­en­tists, inno­va­tors and deci­sion-mak­ers work­ing on ways to enhance behav­ioral and brain health via neu­ro­science-based inno­va­tion. Con­firmed Sum­mit Chairs and Speak­ers include 8 trail­blaz­ers named Young Glob­al Lead­ers by the World Eco­nom­ic Forum, and pio­neers at the Nation­al Sci­ence Foun­da­tion, UCLA, UT-Dal­las, Brain Resource, Neu­roSky, Inter­Ax­on, Dig­i­tal Arte­facts. Learn more and reg­is­ter

Welcoming 199 very sharp brains: new Young Global Leaders class

WEFThe World Eco­nom­ic Forum Announces Young Glob­al Lead­ers Class of 2013 (press release):

199 young lead­ers from 70 coun­tries have been hon­oured by the World Eco­nom­ic Forum for their pro­fes­sion­al accom­plish­ments and com­mit­ment to soci­ety. The Young Glob­al Lead­ers (YGL) Class of 2013 is com­posed of hon­ourees from all sec­tors of soci­ety, with Read the rest of this entry »

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