We co-create, co-develop, and co-operate in a fuller exploitation of resources. The world of tomorrow is running on social as its operating system and engine of growth.
Alfons is the resident Spanish champion of networking, or “connecting ideas through people” as he coined it when he was featured in Harvard Business Review spin off Fast Company. He has built a global army of restless minds in the excess of 24,000 do-minded innovators that represent most top brands alive. Or co-workers as one could call it, because following a razor sharp analytical edge that has made Alfons predict and proact most major tech changes over the past two decades, he has dismissed “innovation” as a trend of the past and renamed rethinking “co-society”. At NEXT, Alfons will share the possibilities and pitfalls of a coming decade, where we will be smarting up everything - schools, health systems, product development, by working together, co-creating.
The NEXT 2011 Conference is a rare glimpse into the latest trends and innovations in food, green, design, health and digital. Cutting-edge and single track, the conference brings together a diverse group of speakers from a variety of industries and organizations, including AT&T, Time Inc., Google and Ferrari. This is a great chance to watch idea-driven leaders as they help shape the future of the world.
Alfons Cornella is founder and president of Infonomia.
Alfons Cornella, CEO of Infonomia, highlights a new trend in which businesses collaborate with other businesses in completely unrelated fields. Cornella describes the unlikely partnership between a coffin maker and a fashion designer. "There is no way to cope with complexity without collaborations," says Cornella.