My HPAIR 2021 experience & takeaways.

January 15th, 2021 (ET) Day 1:

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Kevin Sneader, CEO and Global Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company
Right: André Hoffmann, the Vice Chairman of Roche Holding Ltd, moderated by Martin Roll
Upper right: Professor Milind Tambe, director for “AI for Social Good” at Google. Middle: Amit Pradhan, the President of Silicon Valley Blockchain Society (SVBS)

January 16th, 2021 (ET) Day 2: Inspiration overload!

Left: Brian A. Wong, Advisor at Alibaba Group Global Initiatives, Founder & chairman at Radii China. Right: Mark Wu, Vice Dean of Harvard Law
  • LISTEN MORE, TALK LESS: any form of communication is useless without good listening skills.
  • FIND COMMON GROUND: when you think it’s impossible to seek one, always remember that there will always be common ground. You just need to sit back, relax, reflect, and carry on.
  • FOCUS ON THE JOB TO BE DONE TO SPOT OPPORTUNITIES: get things done! Be responsible for what has been handed to you and be aware of bright opportunities coming along your way.
  • DELIVER WINS: no matter how small progress is, progress is still a win.
  • ALWAYS FOCUS ON MINDSET: it’s all about mindset and how you see the world. Global innovators are always questioning the ‘what if’s and sharpening the growth mindset.
Left: Mr. Hari Nair, VP of Procter & Gamble
Right: Lesly Goh, Senior Technology Officer at The World Bank
Right: Bandana Tewari, lifestyle editor, sustainable activist, former Editor at Large for Vogue India
Julian Tse, a Vogue-published photographer, Ex-Finance, Oxford University Mathematics

January 17th, 2021 (ET) Day 3:

Left: Lord Wei, The first British-born person of Hong Kong origin to have become a member of the House of Lords
Upper left: Lan Yang, Forbes, “100 most powerful women” & Talk show host “Oprah of China”. Lower left: Anla Cheng, CEO & Founder of SupChina. Upper right: Lesly Goh.
Right: Raba Khan, Youngest Member of Forbes 30 under 30
middle: Alicia Garcia-Herrero, Chief Economist of the Asia-Pacific Region, Natixis Bank. Upper left: Reza Baqir, Governor, State Bank of Pakistan, Former Head, International Monetary Fund (Egypt). Upper right: Martin Roll, moderator

January 18th, 2021 (ET) Day 4:

Right: 27th Prime Minister of Thailand, Right Honourable Abhisit Vejjajiva. Left: Dr. John Park, Director of Korea Working Group
Left: Joseph Lubin, Founder, ConsenSys, Co-Founder, Ethereum. Right: moderator Soyoun Choi
Left: Mr. Adam Cheyer, Inventor & Co-Founder of Siri
  1. Listen more, talk less. 👂
  2. Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help tackle a multitude of social issues.🤖
  3. Nature is not limitless & it’s time we play our roles diligently to tackle climate change. 🌿
  4. Love Quotient is as important as Emotional Quotient. 💜
  5. Celebrate little achievements. 🌸
  6. Human values are important because they help us change, grow, & develop. 🌱
  7. Be an environmentally-conscious consumer. 🧠
  8. We should always aim to become a servant leader. 🙏🏽
  9. Some people are meant to stay, while others are meant to go & that’s ok. 🌷
  10. We’re the architects of the future, not its victims. 🚀
  11. Be part of the right networks. ✔️
  12. There is no pride in selectivity. (Take pride in what you take away from the conference and not mere selection) .🙌🏽
  13. People will recognize you. People will notice you. All because of your values. 🇮🇳
  14. Dreams are powerful because we attract what we think or desire, but to fulfill it, we must go through the ups & downs of our lives while carrying our own human values. 🦋

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