SparkOptimus launches 'Make disruption work in the next decade'

08 November 2019 3 min. read

Consulting firm SparkOptimus has launched a new movement aimed at making the world a better place, through the use of disruptive technologies. 

The kick-off for the movement took place in mid-October at global tech conference CES Unveiled, where SparkOptimus co-founder Alexandra Jankovich handed over the manifesto, ’10 recommendations to make disruption work’, to the discussion panel, consisting of Mona Keijzer (Dutch State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy), Karen Chupka (CEO CES) and Lidwien Suur (Achmea Board member). 

“Imagine a better world in 10 years’ time: one with a plentiful supply of healthy food, supply chains that are transparent, sustainable and protect the planet, equal access to education and healthcare, and bright economic opportunities for all. What role could technology play in the creation of this better world? Our goal is to ‘spark’ a conversation, inspire and challenge leaders, and work in co-creation to realise these goals,” explained Jankovich.Make disruption work in the next decade Central to the firm’s manifesto are ten recommendations which are believed to hold the key to making disruption work in the coming decade:

  • Improve the lives of people and planet through purpose-driven, tech-enabled propositions
  • Champion long-term value creation
  • Lead by example and make disruption work in the way government serves society
  • Drive large-scale investment to take a powerhouse position in new technologies
  • Facilitate an innovation ecosystem that stimulates accelerated growth
  • Embrace security, privacy and transparency as key stimulators of human-centric innovation
  • Drive continuous learning as a competitive advantage to deliver better value to society
  • Take responsibility for thoughtfully planning the future of the current workforce
  • Reimagine the way we approach education to foster the talent of tomorrow
  • Drive diversity in tech and entrepreneurship as a key catalyst for innovation

Grounded at the heart of these recommendations is the notion that new technologies drive change, and that they follow a human-centric and sustainable by design approach. Technologies touted to create disruptive value include artificial intelligence, quantum computing, robotics, biotech, platforms, autonomous vehicles and many more. 

“Key is that the benefits unlocked by these technologies advance the lives of people and their surroundings, and that they contribute to a better planet,” concluded Jankovich.

For more information, visit the landing page of the movement or download the booklet containing the 10 recommendations.