Susan Greenfield
Guest keynote

Susan Greenfield

Expert on the Human Mind and Renowned Brain Researcher
Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE, is a British scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords. Specialising in the physiology of the brain, Susan researches the impact of 21st century technologies on the mind, how the brain generates consciousness and novel approaches to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Susan has written a range of non-specialist books on issues relating to the mind and brain for the general reader. Baroness Greenfield took a DPhil in the Oxford University Department of Pharmacology and subsequently held research positions at the College de France, Paris and NYU Medical Centre. She has received 30 Honorary Degrees from British and foreign universities. Susan has been profiled in a wide range of papers and magazines, voted one of the 100 most influential women in Britain. She has been Forum Fellow at the World Economic Forum at Davos for the last ten years and has addressed the European Parliament on the impact of technology. In 2012, Susan became a Governor of The Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health and also started to support the IAB. In 2014, Susan was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at Middlesex University and in 2015, Susan was awarded the Honorary Life Member of Healed by Compassion. In her illuminating and lively presentations, Susan Greenfield illustrates how the massive growth of electronic media is fundamentally altering our brains and central nervous system and that while change is inevitable, companies must choose how to respond to that change. Susan Greenfield shares invaluable advice on leadership and the human mind and is immensely popular with audiences around the world.
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Monday, 28 October, 2019 04:15 PM|Monday, 28 October, 2019 05:00 PM
Guest Keynote: A New Type of Leader for the 21st Century Mindset — Insights from Neuroscience

Susan will provide neuroscience insights to prepare CIO’s and Technology leaders for the 21st Century Mindset. The wonderful thing about being a human being is that although we are born with a full complement of brain cells, it is the growth of connections between the cells that accounts for the growth of the brain after birth. These connections reflect the unique sequence, - a life-story of individual experiences and interactions with the outside world: a phenomenon known as ‘plasticity’ that leads to the personalization of the physical brain, amounting to a ‘mind’. Given the unprecedented challenges posed by the digital world to our emotions and well-being, we need to devise the best ways for optimizing fulfillment of each individual’s potential with a corresponding new type of leadership.

Tuesday, 29 October, 2019 10:45 AM|Tuesday, 29 October, 2019 11:05 AM
Meet the Author: "A Day in the Life of the Brain”

Exclusive for Gartner Executive Programs members, join us in the Executive Programs Member Lounge Spotlight Center for the opportunity to meet with Guest Keynote Speaker Susan Greenfield, and receive a signed copy of her book "A Day in the Life of the Brain". *Books are limited, first come first served basis.

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