Anthony tailors each presentation to the needs of his audience and is not limited to the topics we have listed below. These are subjects that have proven valuable to customers in the past and are meant only to suggest his range and interests. Please ask us about any subject that interests you; we are sure that we can accommodate you.
Future of Healthcare (Keynote)
Rising costs, and aging population and an epidemic of poor health are placing an unsustainable burden on today’s health care system. Unfortunately, none of the political proposals that have been floated before Congress — either by Republicans or by Democrats — come anywhere close to solving the problems.
And yet, there are reasons for optimism that we improve healthcare dramatically in the decades to come. Profound opportunities for health innovation are being enabled by digital technologies that can help make the health care system smarter, more efficient and safer than the system we have today. When combined with new principles for how to foster health innovation, these technologies offer the potential to radically transform the way we foster wellness in society and deliver health care when people get sick.
MacroWikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World
In the 2007 bestseller Wikinomics, co-author Anthony D. Williams showed the world how mass collaboration was changing the way businesses communicate, create value, and compete in the new global marketplace. Now, in the wake of the global financial crisis, the principles of wikinomics have become more powerful than ever. While many traditional institutions and organizations seem stuck in the past and unable to move forward, Williams marshals new evidence to show how collaborative innovation is already revolutionizing the way we work, live, learn, create, govern, and care for one another.
In a new talk based on the sequel, Macrowikinomics (with Don Tapscott), Williams explains how to profit from a powerful new model of economic and social innovation that is sweeping across all sectors in every corner of the globe — one where people with drive, passion and expertise take advantage of new Web-based tools to get more involved in making the world more prosperous, just and sustainable. This new model of collaborative innovation is now transforming our economy and all of society, creating new opportunities for innovation and success in diverse sectors ranging from software and pharmaceuticals to healthcare, energy, finance, media and many others.
Drawing on an entirely new set of vivid examples, Williams shares insights gleaned from some of the world’s most dynamic innovators, from self-organized healthcare communities to for-profit startups that are applying the principles of wikinomics to change the world.
Collaborative Healthcare and the Future of Medicine
Around the world, health care systems are under severe stress with rising costs, aging populations and a growing epidemic of poor health placing an unsustainable burden on public and private finances. While politicians tinker with funding models, best-selling author Anthony D. Williams argues that only a much more profound rethinking of health care will be sufficient to fix a broken healthcare paradigm. In MacroWikinomics (with Don Tapscott), Williams brings fresh thinking and real solutions to the health care debate with a provocative new model for medicine he calls ‘collaborative healthcare.’ “The Web 2.0 enables people to self-organize, contribute to the total sum of knowledge, share information, support each other and become active in manag- ing their own health,” says Williams. “And increased collaboration and engagement, in turn, improves outcomes for patients, doctors, taxpayers and drug makers.”
In this groundbreaking lecture, Williams describes four key tenets of collaborative healthcare.
- First, all people involved in the system of healthcare, including the patients, should use the Web as a platform to share information, deliver care and build healthcare communities around shared medical interests and goals.
- Second, when born, everyone should get a website: a Personal Health Page (PHP) that provide patients with a personal window into his or her own health and a secure channel for interacting and sharing data with
- Third, extensive digital collaboration among all stakeholders would generate vast amounts of data that should be mined for new medical insights and become part of the knowledge base for science, health and medicine.
- Finally, physicians and other medical personnel should become more engaged online, embracing smart Web-based applications and self-monitoring tools for patients.
In a talk illustrated with rich and engaging examples, Williams demonstrates how these innovations would result in a system that is cheaper, safer and better than what we have today.
Harnessing the Power of Collaborative Innovation
In the 2007 bestseller Wikinomics, co-author Anthony D. Williams showed the world how mass collaboration was changing the way businesses communicate, create value, and compete in the new global marketplace. Now, in the much-anticipated follow-up *Macrowikinomics (with Don Tapscott), Williams argues that companies and organizations across all sectors must fundamentally rethink the way they innovate and create value. Gone are the days when companies could develop new products in closed-off laboratories in an incremental, even slow and predictable rhythm. Successful companies today use the Web
as a platform to tap into global sources of knowledge and ingenuity, including partners, suppliers, scientific communities, freelance contributors and especially their customers.
Drawing on examples from diverse sectors ranging from software and pharmaceuticals to healthcare, energy, finance and media, Williams shows a profitable way forward for enterprises, large and small. Leading organizations must treat the world as their R&D department, says Williams, and focus full-time staff on value integration and execution. All of this adds up to a new kind of collaborative enterprise, one that is constantly shaping and reshaping clusters of knowledge and capability to compete on a global basis.
Wikinomics and the Global Network for Higher Learning
The digital revolution underway today is bringing profound change and great opportunity to the world of education. To succeed in this new era, bestselling author Anthony D. Williams argues that innovation is required in two vast and interwoven aspects of education. First, the old industrial model
of “broadcast learning” should be replaced with a new model called “collaborative learning.” Education should not revolve around the act of absorbing static content and then recalling it on exams, says Williams. Instead, teachers, students and content providers should exploit the interactive power of the Web to build rich educational experiences and communities, thereby addressing the unique learning needs and styles of a new generation of digital natives.
Through examples from great institutions like MIT, Williams also argues that we need an entirely new modus operandi for how the content of higher education—the subject matter, course materials, texts, written and spoken word and other media — is created. Rather than the old textbook publishing model, Williams sees
an opportunity for universities, professors, publishers and other participants to build a Global Network for Higher Learning: a digital platform of world-class educational resources that students and teachers everywhere can access throughout their lifetimes. Organizations that embrace collaborative learning and collaborative knowledge production, says Williams, have a chance of surviving and even thriving in the networked, global economy.
Rebooting the Public Square: Using Wikinomics to Transform Government
In the wake of the global financial crisis, the pressure is on governments everywhere to reinvent themselves. The good news, according to best-selling author Anthony D. Williams, is that the public sector can now seize new models of online collaboration and innovation to reduce or control their spending while still providing the high quality services that the public demands. In this internationally acclaimed talk, Williams shows how smart government agencies around the world are using online collaboration to cut across departmental silos, improve policy outcomes, reduce costs, and increase public value. Now all levels of governments must catch up, he says, by engaging increasingly wired citizens in conversation and using online collaboration to discover and leverage untapped sources of innovation in the private and non-profit sectors.
According to Williams, large-scale, Web-enabled collaborations are already being used to evaluate and improve public services and channel greater ingenuity and urgency into efforts to solve global challenges like financial reform and climate change. Backed millions of dollars of research conducted in association with nGenera and funded by over a dozen national governments, Anthony D. Williams’ talk on the future of government is packed with vivid examples and practical insights for public administrators, business executives and citizens alike.
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