Ideagen Convenes the World’s Leading Companies, NGO’s and Public Sector in Bellevue, WA for the Annual Ideagen Global Good Summit Hosted by Global Good and Research at Intellectual Ventures

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Ideagen Convenes the World’s Leading Companies, NGO’s and Public Sector in Bellevue, WA for the Annual Ideagen Global Good Summit Hosted by Global Good and Research at Intellectual Ventures

Ideagen Global Good Summit

Intellectual Ventures Labs

Dr. Nathan Myhrvold - Founder and CEO, Intellectual Ventures

Mohammed Younis, Gallup; June Sugiyama, Vodafone; Blair Taylor, Starbucks

Dr. Kenneth Moritsugu, former US Surgeon General; Kirsten Gagnaire, MAMA; David Weiss, CEO Global Communities; Maurizio Vecchione, SVP Global Good and Research; Sidhant Gupta,Microsoft Research

Design Thinking - Ideagen Global Good Summit Ideation Session and Grand Challenge

David Weiss, CEO Global Communities

George Sifakis, Ideagen and Sidhant Gupta, Microsoft Research

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Friday, December 4, 2015 - 2:30pm

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BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 4, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Ideagen, the world’s leading cross-sector innovation and collective impact member network where the world’s leading corporations, NGO’s, and public sector organizations convene to innovate and collaborate, hosted the first Annual Ideagen Global Good Summit at Global Good & Research at Intellectual Ventures in Bellevue, Washington on November 6, 2015.

Leadership from across the sectoral spectrum came together to discuss cross-sector innovation, impact leadership, and collective impact.  Welcome remarks were delivered by Maurizio Vecchione, SVP Global Good and Research and George Sifakis, Founder and CEO of Ideagen.  Dr. Nathan Myrhvold, Intellectual Ventures Founder and CEO delivered an inspiring keynote highlighting the importance of scientific and technical ability to solve the causes of suffering and deaths for millions of people each year in developing countries.

Presenters from the world’s leading organizations included Dr. Kiko Suarez, Lumina Foundation; Blair Taylor, Starbucks; June Sugiyama, Vodafone; Ruth Riley, WNBA and UN Global Ambassador; Sidhant Gupta, Microsoft Research; Cody Chandler, Causecast; and Kenneth Moritsugu, former US Surgeon General; Kirsten Gagnaire of MAMA mobile alliance; Maurizio Vecchione, SVP Global Good and Research.

The world’s leading companies, NGO’s and public sector addressed many of the world’s most vexing issues during insightful panels focused on issues ranging from global health, education, workforce and technology, sharing their ideas about making an impact in the world and how to develop solutions through meaningful cross sector collaboration and data sharing across sectors.

“We were especially honored to host the organizations making up the Ideagen summit at a time when Ideagen has made a call to action to open access to the critical data necessary to accelerate innovation across sectors, analyze and measure progress,” said Maurizio Vecchione, senior vice president of Global Good & Research at Intellectual Ventures. “The summit catalyzed a number of ideas which can create a platform for further work towards better data sharing and open access.”

Ideagen Global Good Summit awards were presented to Dr. Nathan Myrhvold, CEO of Intellectual Ventures for Global Leadership and Impact, Maurizio Vecchione of Global Good for Global Impact and Innovation and Chair of the Ideagen Impact Leader Council, Dr. Kiko Suarez of Lumina Foundation for Global Education Innovation and Co-Chair of the Ideagen Impact Leader Council, Mohamed Younis of Gallup for Global Insight, David Weiss, CEO of Global Communities for Global Community Impact, Sidhant Gupta of Microsoft Research for Technology Impact and member Ideagen Impact Leader Council, June Sugiyama of Vodafone for Mobile Innovation Ideagen Board, Ruth Riley of the WNBA and UN Global Ambassador - Ideagen Board Member of the Year, Steve Delfin, CEO of America’s Charities for Cross-Sector Non-Profit Leadership; Cody Chandler of Causecast for Cross-Sector Corporate Leadership; Blair Taylor of Starbucks, Cross Sector Corporate Impact Leader Award.

The world’s leading companies, NGO’s and public sector assembled at the summit to support the idea of Global Good through cross-sector collaboration while holding group discussions and panels throughout the day at Global Good & Research at Intellectual Ventures headquarters in Bellevue.

George Sifakis, Founder and CEO of Ideagen, outlined the importance of social impact and cross-sector collaboration in terms of data sharing and innovative thought.  A Global Grand Challenge was issued during the Ideagen design thinking phase of the summit to build a framework for open data sharing across sectors.

“Ideagen is honored to be leading dialogue across the planet to build a common language and trust across the sectors as we convene the world’s leading organizations. We thank Global Good & Research at Intellectual Ventures for hosting and partnering with Ideagen to make this summit a success! Thanks to summit supporters including Vodafone, AARP, Sunovion, Lumina Foundation, Amway, and so many other world class organizations for their commitment to Ideagen and cross-sector collaboration and innovation."

A Collective Approach to Deliver a Collective Impact

At Ideagen, we believe that large-scale change to meet the unprecedented social, resource, business, political and organizational challenges of today requires broad cross-sector coordination. When organizations and leaders from different sectors commit to solving a specific problem through a collective approach, they can make a collective impact that far exceeds the potential of their individual agendas.

For more information on Ideagen, Intellectual Ventures and Global Good:

www.Idea-gen.com

www.IntellectualVentures.com

www.IntellectualVentures.com/GlobalGood/

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