This episode lays the foundations for Science in the Age of Experience 2020, focusing on the urgency for science & technology to drive life-changing collaborations and innovations to resolve the crisis we face and push for a more sustainable future. It highlights some of the insights, fast responses, and early successes in life sciences, manufacturing, and cities that have emerged recently and contributed to improving human life. Guest speakers include Bernard Charles, Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Dassault Systèmes, Professor Frances Arnold, Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry in 2018, and Neil Gershenfeld, Director of the Center for Bits & Atoms at MIT.
The experience economy, accelerated by the pandemic, triggers new categories of expectations from citizens, patients, learners and consumers. Tomorrow's mobility is no longer a matter of vehicles. It’s a matter of desirable, sustainable mobility experiences. Tomorrow's healthcare is much more than therapeutics. It’s about the patient journey and precision medicine. Tomorrow's cities are not only a collection of buildings, streets and facilities. It’s about quality of life and quality of service. To support these transformations, we need to take a more holistic approach. I believe the innovators of today and tomorrow have to think in terms of "universes", that is to say in terms of organic systems of systems that create, produce and play an experience in a circular economy. We can make this a reality through virtual twin experiences based on modeling and simulation, real world evidence and immersive virtual reality. I truly believe the ongoing transformation toward a sustainable economy will mark this century.