Gen.T Stream: Creating Social Impact In A Post-Covid World, Featuring Jimmy Wales And Christopher Wylie
The global pandemic has raised important questions about the way we live and work with others. A recent study from Credit Suisse reveals that the top global concerns, aside from the coronavirus, include financial and political corruption, poverty and social inequality, and healthcare and unemployment. But in the midst of adversity there is always opportunity. In this case, it’s to ask ourselves how we can create a better and more equitable future for ourselves and those around us.
In the upcoming edition of Gen.T Stream, a virtual conference from Generation T, we will explore how we can create positive impact in the context of this new normal.
The event on October 23, themed “Creating Social Impact in a Post-Covid World”, is sponsored by Credit Suisse and will feature a world-class line-up of speakers.
What you can expect
Tech entrepreneur and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales will discuss how we can build a better tomorrow using technology. Wales, a tech optimist who advocates for the potential positive impact of technology on our lives, recently launched a new social news site, WT Social, that aims to tackle the scourge of fake news.
We’ll also be speaking to data scientist and social researcher Christopher Wylie. Perhaps best known as the whistle-blower in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Wylie is an advocate for how we can and should use data for good, and how companies can operate in a more ethical, sustainable and ultimately profitable manner.
To narrow in on the responsibilities of the next generation in this new world, we’ll also be speaking to Dr James Gifford, Head of Impact Advisory, Credit Suisse to explore some of the key insights behind its recent report Creating A World With The Next Generation. We’ll be exploring the expectations, needs and ambitions of the next generation of entrepreneurs, future business leaders and global philanthropists.
We’ll also be unveiling the 20 winners of the Gen.T x Credit Suisse Social Impact Awards 2019/2020, an award that recognises individuals from the the Gen.T List who have brought about constructive disruption or made significant contributions to society in Asia.
Our events celebrate entrepreneurship, innovation, the power of youth and the possibilities for our shared future, with the goal of catalysing personal and professional change. And in an effort to support the startup community through these challenging times, Gen.T Stream is free of charge, thanks to our sponsor Credit Suisse. At the event, you can expect to:
- Be inspired by world-renowned speakers.
- Discover new opportunities post-Covid-19.
- Learn how to make a lasting impact in society.
- Refresh your mindset and feel empowered to tackle upcoming challenges.
- Connect with like-minded young leaders and entrepreneurs in our new socially distanced world.
9:00am - Opening Remarks
9:05am - “Data for good: How data can be used to make companies more ethical, sustainable and profitable”
Fireside chat with Christopher Wylie, data scientist and social researcher, and Lee Williamson, Editor, Generation T
9:25am - Social Impact Awards presentation
9:35am - “Creating a new world with the next generation”
Fireside chat with Dr James Gifford, Head of Impact Advisory, Credit Suisse and Kissa Castaneda, Tatler Asia (Singapore) Editor-in-Chief
10:00am - "Building a better tomorrow”
Fireside Chat with Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, with Lee Williamson, Editor, Generation T
10:15am - End of main event
Gen.T Stream: Creating Social Impact In A Post-Covid World, on October 23, is free to attend. Places are limited and priority will be given to the Gen.T community. To join the community, subscribe to Gen.T's weekly newsletter. Generation T reserves the right to refuse entry to the online event. Apply to attend.