ICIE Keynote and Panel Outlines

Keynote Outlines

The following are outlines for the Keynote Speeches which will take place at ICIE 2018.

Dr. Pawan Handa

Sustainable Success - Essential Ingredients Summary

Dr. Pawan Handa 

Sustainable success in professional as well as personal life requires a strategic approach. Essential ingredients of this approach are: innovative solutions, innovative processes and innovative culture. Integration of these three is the key to maximum value creation and personal satisfaction.

In this presentation, we will discuss each one of these ingredients and highlight how best to cultivate it. Several practical examples from my experience as a tire industry executive and post-retirement advisor to the local public radio station will be presented to illustrate the power of this approach.



Dr. Pawan Handa

Impact of Neighborhood Context on Human Development and Innovation—Evidence from Baltimore’s Annual Vital Signs Report

Seema D. Iyer, PhD Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance / Associate Director, Jacob France Institute University of Baltimore

Neighborhoods, as a growing body of research shows,[1] have extremely durable properties based on the social, cultural and physical realities that define places. Although people and individuals help shape neighborhoods, their actions occur within the structural construct of history, planning and geography. To better understand the context in which programs and actions take place, tracking the “ecometrics” of neighborhoods is necessary to assess the situation in which interventions and solutions are trying to take hold. This is precisely the purpose of tracking key quality of life measures for neighborhoods that has been the mission of Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance—Jacob France Institute (BNIA-JFI) since 2000. BNIA-JFI has been producing the Vital Signs report annually to provide outcome indicators that "take the pulse" of Baltimore neighborhoods progress towards a better quality of life in every neighborhood. The goal of this effort is for neighborhood residents, organizations, and other stakeholders to use data and the Vital Signs report to strategically and effectively foster new ways of thinking about improving our City, neighborhoods, and government over time. The community-based indicators available in Vital Signs are bits of information that generate a picture of a place and provide insight for all stakeholders, both inside and outside a neighborhood, about the overall direction of the community. Giving a ‘voice’ to local context by focusing on quantitative measures of neighborhood trends can help foster collaborative solutions by residents, elected officials, government agencies and other multi-sector stakeholders to address structural impediments to human development and innovation in order to improve the quality of life in every neighborhood.


[1] See, for example, Robert Sampson (2012) Great American City and Patrick Sharkey (2013) Stuck in Place.