2012/13: “Innovation for Excellence”

Topic

In face of shifting demographics, a deeper appreciation of the finite nature of resources, climate change and economic disruptions, radical ideas with positive impact are considered indispensable. For this year’s Yearbook we chose the theme “Innovation for Excellence”, because global challenges call for global solutions and assembling of world’s finest and brilliant minds. In times like these, sustainable innovation is needed in order to embrace change and leverage natural, human and financial capital.

Participants

Dr. Janez Potocnik

Dr. Janez Potocnik

European Commissioner for Environment

Dr. Bettina von Stamm

Dr. Bettina von Stamm

FRSA, Director and Catalyst Innovation Leadership Forum

Erik De Baedts

Erik De Baedts

President, Municipal Waste Europe

Dr. Anne-Laure Mention

Dr. Anne-Laure Mention

Head of Research Unit, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor

Fabrizio Sestini

Fabrizio Sestini

Team Leader, CAPS, European Commision

Jose Manuel Leceta

Jose Manuel Leceta

Director, EIT

Serge Schmidt

Serge Schmidt

Managing Director, Halyps S.A.

Vassilios Katsos

Vassilios Katsos

President & CEO, Pharmathen

Joel Makower

Joel Makower

Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group

Dr. Nikos Vogiatzis, Prof. Vassilios Makios, Dr. Jorge-A. Sanchez-P

Dr. Nikos Vogiatzis, Prof. Vassilios Makios, Dr. Jorge-A. Sanchez-P

Executive Directors, Corallia

Lars Løkke Rasmussen

Lars Løkke Rasmussen

Chair, Global Green Growth Institute

Dr. BP Agrawal

Dr. BP Agrawal

Founder & President, Sustainable Innovations

Linda Rottenberg

Linda Rottenberg

CEO, Endeavor Global Inc.

Dimitris G. Salampasis

Dimitris G. Salampasis

Doctoral Researcher, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor

Dr. George Ioannou

Dr. George Ioannou

Director, MBA International Programme

John Kyritsis

John Kyritsis

Chief Operating Officer, AB Vassilopoulos

George Kotsalos

George Kotsalos

CEO, Interamerican Group

Bruce Piasecki

Bruce Piasecki

Founder & President, AHC Group, Inc.

Naveen Jain

Naveen Jain

CEO, inome, Founder, World Innovation Institute

Magdalena Álvarez Arza

Magdalena Álvarez Arza

Vice President, European Investment Bank

Dr. Rajiv Gupta

Dr. Rajiv Gupta

Professor, Birla Institute of Technology & Science

Litsa Panayotopoulos

Litsa Panayotopoulos

Chair, Innovation, Education, Entre/ship Committee, AMCHAM

Cortney McDermot

Cortney McDermot

Vice President, EMEA Sustainability Partners

Gregory Elders

Gregory Elders

Senior ESG Analyst, Bloomberg

Yann Gilbert

Yann Gilbert

Country Manager, Air France KLM, Greece

Nikitas Konstantellos

Nikitas Konstantellos

CEO, ICAP Group

John Mourgis

John Mourgis

Founder, Organery

Rowan Gibson

Rowan Gibson

Co-Founder & Author, innovationexcellence.com

National Bank of Greece

National Bank of Greece

Paul Druckman

Paul Druckman

CEO, International Integrated Reporting Council

Calvin Hodock

Calvin Hodock

Founder, Edison Awards, American Marketing Association

Marc Amblard

Marc Amblard

CEO, European Foundation for Quality Management

Dr. Annie R. Pearce

Dr. Annie R. Pearce

Associate Professor, Building Construction, Virginia Tech

Matt Rogers

Matt Rogers

Director, McKinsey & Company’s San Francisco Office

Zooulis Mina

Zooulis Mina

CEO, Athenian Brewery

Michael Tsamaz

Michael Tsamaz

Chairman & CEO, OTE Group

Konstantinos Koulocheris

Konstantinos Koulocheris

Founder, Organery

Dr. Wayne Visser

Dr. Wayne Visser

Founder & Director, Kaleidoscope Futures Ltd.

Event

Brussels

The Yearbook 2012/13  “Innovation for Excellence” was officially presented at a special event held at the European Parliament, on June 26. The global launch was attended by Members of the European Parliament, international organisation officials, corporate leaders, academia and other stakeholders who had the opportunity to exchange views related to innovation.

Athens

The Yearbook 2012/13 “Innovation for Excellence”, was officially presented at a special event held at PLOTO – floating multifunctional venue, Marina Flisvos, on July 3, a few days after the global presentation at the European Parliament. The launch was attended by members of Global Sustain, corporate leaders, academia and other stakeholders.