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World Government Summit Organisation hosts seminar on practical thinking

Seminar on practical thinking to help companies plan for future challenges

World Government Summit Organisation hosts seminar on practical thinking
The Practical Thinking session was led by Tom Wujec of Autodesk.

The World Government Summit (WGS) Organisation has hosted an executive education session on ‘Future Predictions: Using Practical Thinking to Accurately Forecast the Future'.

The seminar, which attracted 150 public and private sector executives, was intended to help c-level personnel to improve their practical thinking skills and how to use these skills in planning and tackling future challenges.

The session was led by Tom Wujec, Strategy Expert at Autodesk. Wujec is an expert on innovation and has been involved in the development of many award-winning products including Sketchbook Pro and the Maya editing software suite.

The session tackled the rapid developments in the technology sector and their effects on strategic sectors, in addition to exploring methods that allow decision makers to identify the most promising creative breakthroughs, forecast their future, and anticipate their effects on the government and private sectors. Moreover, the session shed light on practical thinking and how to use it to propose solutions for future challenges and adopt creative breakthroughs.

Omar Sultan Al-Olama, Managing Director of the World Government Summit Organisation, said: "Forecasting the future is a practical science rooted in theories and concepts that deal with variables and equations. With that in mind, we must support people in leadership positions and equip them with the necessary skills to make use of modern forecasting tools."

The seminar was the first in a planned series of talks, Al-Olama said, which will present international experts to provide top-level insight to the national workforce.

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