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This page includes feeds from participants at the GIL APAC Conference in Singapore, 13 October 2011.

We start with identifying the Big Questions.

These contributions will be organised later according to Appropedia's topics on the GIL APAC 2011 page.

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ICT Table

Steve Jobs is a visionary and marketing genius.

Wants Assessment vs. Needs Assessment

Big Questions for ICT?

- How do we reduce energy consumption in ICT? Possibly the fastest growing sector in terms of energy consumption.

- Connected devices is going to be huge. Machine-2-Machine communication will be key. How will you enable connected devices business models - new apps, new lifestlye

- What is the future of Social Networking? How about privacy? How do we cut the noise to signal ratio?

- Smart-enabling business - How does ICT deliver value and integrate with business processes?

- Simplification - Is it a myth?

- High growth in Healthcare information - How should ICT capitalize on this?

Look at Big Questions of the last decade

- How ICT solved & simplified business processes? - How we communicate effectively with larger audiences (within the company, with our network of friends, etc.)

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Greatest Second Act in the history of business. Focus on a few things. Personally had a great idea of what customers neede - not too much research, FGDs. Great foresight. Spark of Genius - exactly knows what a consumer wants.

His talent cant be explained - Gift from God. After he realized he wont live tomorrow, his thought process changed - FOCUS became very important. His ability to create the environment that allows for extreme, disruptive communication.

Products from Apples - not necessarily a NEED, but a WANT. The current generation does not just look at "Needs", but "Wants". Products from many supplies are supply demand, but not demand driven. Simplicity of use - great phones that even kids can use.

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Steve Jobs as an innovator

Steve Jobs once indicated focus groups don't work because customers don't know what they want.

Was arrogant and confident and many success can be attributed to making decisions of what not to do versus what to do.

They have had significant failure

Missionary and evangelist

Risk taker.Fiction usually becomes fact.

Innovators are born and not made

CEO innovator

Curiosity leads to innovation.

Not afraid to fail.

Many innovators do not possess a degree.

Thirst for knowledge lead to cross domain expertise which contribute to innovative ideas.

Big Questions: How to sustain investment in R&D?

Workers will demand greater work life balance.

Generation Y which have different needs and expectation.

With blackberry & smartphones there is a blurring distinction on when is work time.

Employees are now always on and have access to work at their convenience

Work life balance might not mean needing to set out fixed time to do work but at your convenience

Empowers employees to manage own work life balance.

Brings to question of number of hours work versus productivity

Flexible work balance would require some form of self discipline and motivation and how would this affect gen Y work dynamics

Generation Y have different needs and expectation.

They work for different reasons than just monetary compensation.

They tend to be bossy and usually are more financially secure which might lead to innovative traits

There will be an issue motivating them and retaining their talent

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Energy Table Steve Jobs had a high social quotient He was a one man show Building the culture through Apple University He never changed; did the same thing; but was patient Simplicity Marketing Genius - Look for needs and synthesize need into technology Niche for Steve Jobs was to uncover needs and wants



Finite Resources; Growth is too fast; How do we deal with The resources are not distirbuted - Australia has uranimum and space, but all reactors are in Japan Example - Indonesia has a high quality of coal; they have challenges in utilizing it locally. Now they have improvised their business model to get the coal miners build power plants before they can export As long as you dont have power, demand is low. The moment you have it then the usage explodes Suppply demand mismatch. How do you distribute between the have and have nots. Problem is not in resources; it is the consequences of using those resources. The climate change and social impact of that. Negative power prices when there is low demand and high supply in deregulated markets. Opportunity for energy storage Microgrid for remote electrification in thousands of islands in Indonesia and worldwide

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How do we provide access to healthcare?

1. Who is going to pay for healthcare - central/ global payor system?

2.Corporations will take more responsibility- keep your employees well; incentivise them

3. Pyramid of healthcare - bottom of pyramid- basic healthcAre should be provided universally whereas top of pyramid can be elective and privately funded.

4.Technology will drive access to healthcare - mobile

5. Healthcare going back to basics at the same time; Simple easy to use products that are cost effective

6. Government believes private is not picking up fast enough. . There has to be better dialogue for public private partnerships. The goverment's focus is going to be for building step-down care

7. Behavior change has to start young- in school

Are we going to live until we are 110???