José Luis Cordeiro - Venezuela Node

mercredi 4 mars 2015

José Luis Cordeiro, MBA, Ph.D. was born in Latin America, was educated in Europe and North Amerca, has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. He studied International Economics and Comparative Politics at Georgetown University in Washington, and then, obtained his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, where he majored in Finance and Globalization. During his studies, he worked with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna. He started his doctoral work at MIT, and finally earned his Ph.D. at Universidad Simón Bolívar (USB) in Caracas.

As Director of the Venezuela Node, Jose Cordeiro coordinates their local activities related with The Millennium Project in Venezuela. As Executive director of the new RIBER, he is concentrating on the consolidation and growth of their network throughout Ibero-America. The Millennium Project does not take a lot of his time, though.
He works on other futurist activities and institutions, from consulting to teaching, for example, with TechCast and Singularity University, respectively.-While working for the Millennium Project, he witnessed the professionalization of futures studies as a significant change.

According to Jose Cordeiro, the mission of The Millennium Project is to improve the future. Since we will be living the rest of our lives in the future, we should have individual and common motivations to collaborate with The Millennium Project. This is a reason to attract the young talent to the MP.

Jose Cordeiro has been involved in many international futurist organizations like the WFS, the WFSF, the Club of Rome and The Millennium Project. After meeting Jerry Glenn and Ted Gordon in 2000, he decided to join The Millennium Project and create a Node in Venezuela, since he was inspired by their theoretical and practical achievements in futures studies.-

He has contributed to most of the projects developed by The Millennium Project since 2000 : participating in the Delphi surveys, assisting the yearly Planning Committee meetings, contributing to the annual reports, using the "Futures Research Methodologies" and "State of the Future" materials for academic classes, promoting several activities within the Venezuela Node, coordinating the special report "Latin America 2030", etc.

Right now, he is creating the Ibero-American Futurists Network, RIBER (Red IBERoamericana de Prospectiva), with the existing nodes from The Millennium Project in Ibero-America, and planning to expand throughout the region. Some of our first projects will be to update "Latin America 2030" and to translate the "2015 State of the Future" report.-
According to him, more publications, both in paper and electronic formats, to keep improving the level of futures research, both qualitatively and quantitatively, can allow the MP to have an impact on the world. Also, more public policy impact through practical recommendations and implementations.

Regarding Sociedad Mundial del Futuro Venezuela, it is a non-government organization (NGO) devoted to thinking and working towards a better future for Venezuela, Latin America and the world. They are an applied think-tank working in many common activities with other futurist organizations, not just The Millennium Project, but also the WFS, the WFSF, the Club of Rome, as well as local, national and regional institutions. Acting as a trans-institution, they try to work with academia, government, NGOs, UN institutions and private companies to promote future thinking and concrete future actions.

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