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Fast Company Innovation Festival 2021

My old pals at Fast Company invited me to moderate a pair of panels at last week’s virtual Innovation Festival 2021. First up was “The Caring City,” starring Logitech’s Massimo Rapparini and Scott Wharton along with Siemens’ Rainer Karcher. Belying the title, the discussion was more focused on how virtual collaboration has aided Siemens’ urban practice rather than building more caring cities per se.

I was giddier to host “Accelerating Innovation,” (above) which featured Genpact CDO Sanjay Srivastava, Formula E Envision Virgin Racing managing director Sylvain Filippi, and honest-to-goodness motorsport champion Nick Cassidy, who politely ignored my geeking. (See if you can spot Niki Lauda’s The Art and Science of Grand Prix Driving behind me in the pixelated image above.)

Already looking forward to being asked to host again next year.

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Greg Lindsay is a generalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker. He is the chief communications officer at Climate Alpha, an urban tech fellow at Cornell Tech’s Jacobs Institute, , a senior fellow of MIT’s Future Urban Collectives Lab, and a non-resident senior fellow of The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Strategy Initiative.

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