Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Ginny Rometty and Arnold Schwarzenegger my dream team to build a smarter planet

I would love to see this Dream Team come together! Arnie and Ginny should connect , combine efforts and work together to build a brighter a sustainable future...they could realy build a smarter planet together!  The incredible power of Arnold Schwarzenegger and his R20 with the Thought Leadership and the Innovation power of IBM!

Ginny Rometty as the CEO of IBM the Greenest  company in the USA with a great vision to build a smarter planet! 

Over the past several months, I have met with thousands of IBMers and hundreds of leaders from government, communities and businesses around the world. As I began my tenure as IBM’s CEO, I wanted to hear their concerns and perspectives. Most importantly, I wanted to hear their aspirations—for themselves, for our world, and for IBM.
What have struck me most powerfully in these conversations are two related beliefs—about this moment in history, and about IBM itself.
First was the belief that despite the present troubles of the world’s economy, the potential for a bright future, characterized by sustained prosperity and societal progress, is within our grasp. Second, I found a widespread belief that as IBM enters its second century, it possesses unique capabilities—in technology, in business expertise and most importantly, in a deep and systemic understanding of global citizenship—to lead the world in making that potential real.
It is inspiring to hear that so many inside and outside the company believe IBM performs this distinctive role, and are eager to work together to see it succeed. Along with my colleagues, I believe we have not just an opportunity, but a responsibility to do so.
This shared belief in a higher purpose reaffirms aspirations and values that have been at the core of this enterprise since its inception, more than a century ago. These never change. But they are being reanimated and redirected today thanks to a radically new era in technology—the emergence of new tools and ways of working that can make our world more sustainable, efficient, equitable and intelligent.
Capturing this historic opportunity will, without question, be a challenge. Most crucially, it will be necessary for all sectors of civil society to break free from old definitions, and to assume new kinds of responsibility.
Business, in particular, must seize the initiative. We must not wait for government mandates. We must be active in convening all sectors of society to solve problems that none can solve on their own. We must energize our own resources—not just financial, but also human. Most crucially, we must create corporate citizenship and business strategies that are not merely “linked,” but one.

Arnold Schwarzenegger as the founder of the R 20 Regions of climate action!

The R20 Regions of Climate Action is a non-profit organization founded in 2011 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and other global leaders in cooperation with the United Nations. The R20 is a coalition of partners led by regional governments that work to promote and implement projects that are designed to produce local economic and environmental benefits in the form of reduced energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions; strong local economies; improved public health; and new green jobs. These local actions can help the world achieve our shared global environmental and economic goals.
" R20 is not just another NGO or network of regions, it is much more than that. It is a real coalition of forces which believe that climate change and green economic development can be tackled at the subnational level." — Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger,
What we need is to double up the hard work. Results will only come through efforts at all levels, individual and collective, local and global. I am myself ready to take on a leading role.

Therefore, my agenda will be dedicated to mobilizing efforts world-wide, in particular at the sub-national level. Our operational arm, the R20 - Regions of Climate Action, will be at your disposal to put forward concrete modalities for collaboration.  I know that we will mold our vision into a green reality.  Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Being a champion in body building, in movies or in politics, I learned that the key to success is people power – - motivating and inspiring everyone to be a part of the solution, not just part of the problem,”

Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger:

“The era of talk is over. It is time for action – and the companies, institutions and persons who represent green solutions are the new breed of action heroes whose efforts we should celebrate and encourage".

The R20 mission is extremely challenging. Yet, as our Founding Chair often puts it, things may seem impossible, until you make them possible.
If we want to make the difference, the competencies and efforts of all are needed.
R20 Executive Director Christophe Nuttall  

 The Perfect Team?  What do you say?

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