People are naturally social, and social relationships have sustained the ways we interrelate to start and then finish our greatest achievements. Today, the ways we use technology have created a virtual-world that is overloading us with so much information that the resulting behaviors are breaking many productive social relationships in the actual-world. The virtual-world very often results in out-of-proportion reactions to too much information and too much connectivity. There’s nothing wrong with technology, but if we embrace Collective Social Intelligence (CSI), the technology will be put to better use because by necessity, our virtual-worlds will be cleaned up, mended and re-defined to put humans back onto a faster track of globally pioneering and progressing our place in the universe.
Professor Jeffrey Jones is one of the world’s experts in interaction design. For nearly 20 years Jones led global teams of talented researchers and students while based at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. He has held senior positions in a diverse range of public and private sector organisations, including start-up companies, universities and cultural institutions in the U.S.A, Asia and Australia, including the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Jeff is best known for establishing global benchmarks in design and engineering disciplines. Amongst many achievements was a vision for integrating STEM and the Arts, which led the design and implementation of a massive visualization facility, “The Cube”, which is housed in QUT's $250M Science and Engineering Centre.
As the founding CEO of the R&D Company, ACID, he established award-winning research initiatives within twelve companies and six universities resulting in spin-off companies from industry-university collaboration.
This reputation for excellence and Professor Jones’ expertise in managing innovation launched him into the corporate world where he is responsible for developing management frameworks for improving people, process and technology. He currently creates collaboration and visualization portfolio strategies to improve government, private enterprise, healthcare, and education at the company, Collective Social Intelligence Pty Ltd.
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