Lord Andrew Mawson OBE, Chairman of Well North Enterprises (WNE), has shared his insights into building community through social and digital innovation in the post-COVID-19 era with an international audience.
He was in conversation with Fujitsu director Yoshiteru Yamada during ActivateNow 2021*, an online global flagship event hosted by Fujitsu, held from October 12 to November 30, 2021.
Mr Yamada invited Andrew to consider the question of what it takes to create a ‘trusted society’, in which anyone can feel prosperous and play an active role. A social entrepreneur for over 35 years, Andrew looked back on his efforts to revitalise local communities and build networks between social entrepreneurs and organisations.
Reflecting on the urban development undertaken for the 2012 London Olympics, he also explored the essential factors for realising a ‘trusted society’, from the perspectives of social and digital innovation.
Watch a film of the conversation below and read an article here. The copyright of the film and the article are held by Fujitsu.
“It was a great privilege to share my experience with the staff and clients of a forward thinking global technology leader like Fujitsu,” said Andrew. “By looking at the process of building and developing a community in three stages—‘place’, ‘pathways’ and ‘community’- we can create much better connections between people, businesses and public services. Responding to the pandemic at both a local and global level brings opportunities to think and act differently, to join the dots and build more resilient communities.”
*Fujitsu ActivateNow 2021 was an online global flagship event hosted by Fujitsu, held from October 12 to November 30, 2021.