While some of us were still actively debating what will define the 5th industrial revolution, Covid19 took center stage by force causing a global pandemic and a massive economic impact.
There is current wide-spread consensus that the world as we knew it Pre-Covid19 will never be the same-privately, career-wise and as a global society.
So what will define the 5th Industrial Revolution? A great candidate would be a Global Health and Wellness Ecosystem.
The Fifth Industrial Revolution can be summarised as the combination of humans and machines in the workplace.
The optimist in me hopes that an unprecedented global cooptition will supercede other political or economic interests for the sake of saving humanity and that the level of international, inter-disciplinary collaboration we observe now will continue Post-Covid19. Using our collective scientific knowledge and resources could truly optimize global population health, address current morbidity and mortality and even prevent future disease.
The pesimist in me fears that all the enthusiasm and desire to contribute for the common good will decline when the acute crisis abates and the world will return to a Pre-Covid19 stage...
The futurist in me will passionately and fiercely fight for a society that would be more mindful in deploying global resources, would strive to create open source scientific databases, would offer access to a global exchange for precision medicine solutions and would aim to maintain wellness, prevent disease, redefine health-care, and use the full arsenal of digital technology to improve global health.
So how would or should a Global Health and Wellness Ecosystem look like?
We could envision the visionary mindset of Bill Gates, an Apple inspired consumer-centric design, the disruptive ethos promoted by Tesla, the state of the art supply chain & logistics deployed by Amazon or Alibaba, a holistic approach to wellness as per Dalai Lama’s teachings, and of course use all the revolutionary technologies that have defined the Digital Era such as: AI, Panomics, Blockchain, Nanotechnology, Robotics, 3D Printing, Robotics, IoT, IoB, Quantum & Edge Computing etc.
Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes, MD MBA Is a healthcare executive, futurist and globalist who is highly dedicated to digital and ethics advocacy. She is a Forbes Business Council member, digital strategist, passionate educator and entrepreneurship ecosystem builder, known as an expert speaker, board advisor and consultant. Throughout her career she has received several awards for excellence in research, teaching or leadership. She is the recipient of numerous awards most notably: WBAF World Excellence AwardSocial Entrepreneurship 2021, Top 20 Global Leaders in Digital Twins Technologies, Top 50 Global Leaders in Health Tech,Top 50 Global Ecosystem Leaders, Top 100 Visionary In Education Award 2021, Top 100 Global Women in Leadership Award 2021, Top 100 World Women Vision Award, 2021-Innovation & Tech, Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise 2021 (nominee),Top 50 Global Thinkers (Nominee),Nations of Women Change Makers Award(finalist),Top 100 Healthcare Leader 2020 Award, Top 100 Finance Leader 2020 Award, and Top 100 Women in Crypto 2020. Additionally, she serves as an Expert Advisor to the EU Blockchain Observatory Forum, and was appointed to the Board of UN Legal and Economic Empowerment Network. Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes is CEO of Softhread Inc., the Founder and CEO of The Science, Entrepreneurship and Investments Institute, and currently serving as a Country Director for WBAF USA, Senator of WBAF, Faculty Member of the WBAF Business School-Division of Entrepreneurship, and teaching the Executive MBA Business Technology Course at the UM Business School. She is also acting as the Chief Innovation Officer for the Government Blockchain Association. Most recently she served as President of Detect Genomix, Chief Quality and Safety Officer Chief and Innovation Officer for Mednax, Chief Quality and Safety Officer and Chief of Compliance for the University of Miami UHealth System During her academic tenure she taught several courses within the Medical School, as well as the combined MD/PhD and MD/MPH programs. Throughout her career, Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes held several leadership positions and is a member of numerous prestigious professional organizations. She holds several certifications, such as Bioethics from Harvard, Artificial Intelligence and Business Strategy from MIT Sloan, Blockchain Technology and Business Innovation from MIT Sloan, Finance from Harvard Business School, Negotiation from Harvard Law School, Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Stanford Graduate School of Business, Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management, Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Patient Safety Officer by the International Board Federation of Safety Managers, Master Black Belt in Lean and Six Sigma Management, Professional in Healthcare Quality by the National Association of Healthcare Quality, Manager for Quality and Organizational Excellence, by the American Society for Quality, and Certified Risk Management Professional by the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. Additionally, Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes is an Honorary Advisory Board Member of several companies, as well as an Editorial Board Member for several international publications, an author and TV/Media partner.