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  • Writer's pictureLouisa Ong

Social Innovation Park’s President & Founder Ms Penny Low invited to speak at SIME Winter Edition 20

Social Innovation Park’s President & Founder, Ms Penny Low, was invited to speak at Sime Winter Edition 2022 on a panel session titled “Where will we work and live in the future?” on 30 November 2022 as part of a 2-day conference held at Epicenter Stockholm. Tech for Good Global Alliance co-founder Elisabetta Jiang was invited to attend the conference as well.

Sime is Northern Europe’s leading event on digital opportunities. Since 1996, the organisation has been gathering 2000+ world leading speakers, thought leaders and experts, C-level executives, unicorn founders, entrepreneurs, techies and marketeers to convene and share society- changing thoughts in Stockholm. This year’s conference carried the theme “Bridging the Divides” which included an impressive line-up of 25 international speakers for its stage programs, breakout sessions as well as opportunities to explore and interact with new technologies at Sime Expo lab.

Ms Low set the stage by providing the introductions and shared about what makes an innovative city and new business models. She was joined by fellow panellists Patrick Mesterton, CEO and founder, Epicenter; Paula Bublay, CEO and founder, Buenro Co-living; Thomas Erséus, CEO, AMF Fastigheter, creator of Urban Escape innovation district and Mood district. The panel unpacked post-corona pathfinding such as looking at where we work, how we work and why, exploring new life set-ups, and how our cities will evolve to accommodate them. Amongst the key topics shared during the session included discussing the shift from remote working to nomadic workforces, the new role of cities, communities as success factor, and sustainability as a starting point.

Key takeaways that Ms Low highlighted were in relation to (i) Access vs. Ownership of Assets as well as on (ii) Mixed-use assets to enhance utilisation. For instance, as the population grows, it is not sustainable for everyone to own more. Rather, access to assets is more resource-efficient and sustainable. This would require a mindset of abundance instead of scarcity.

Tech for Good Global Alliance co-founder Elisabetta Jiang further shares, “In this spirit, the Tech for Good Global Alliance creates a global network to provide global resource and capital access to its members to scale transformative impact technology solutions for greater good.



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