GLL Summer Gathering
Summer Meet-Up of GLL Community
Global Lithuanian Leaders – Community of Diaspora Professionals – has initiated the tradition of life summer meet-ups. It offers a sunny occasion to step away from the business as usual, meet inspiring community members working with passion and effecting global trends in business, science and culture, and explore the possibilities to open more doors for Lithuania’s global presence.
Mark July 9, 2020 for the next encounter!
GLL Summer Gathering 2019
Sunny afternoon of exceptional stories on extremely colourful spectrum of topics told by personalities thinking globally acting locally!
Curious audience of visiting and returning globals from as far as Hong Kong, Dubai, Dhahran and Los Angeles, as close as Riga, Tallinn, Stockholm, Copenhagen, London; representatives of government institutions (European Commission, Ministries of Economy and Foreign Affairs, Enterprise Lithuania, Invest Lithuania, MOSTA), managers of international corporations, owners of Lithuanian businesses, representatives of Lithuanian and foreign universities.
Einaras von Gravrock, Laureate of Global Lithuanian Awards 2018, co-founder of CUJO AI, shared his impressions of World Economic Forum in Davos where he was invited to the panel on the importance of cyber-security in the contemporary digital transformation. This invitation brought Cujo AI and Lithuania to the level of business giants „Airbnb“, „Google“, „Kickstarter“, „Mozilla“, „Spotify, „Twitter“. However, Lithuania struggles to compete in the field of technological innovations and therefore more meaningful participation of Lithuanian businesses in global discourse. In order to achieve that, it is necessary to have a strategic goal to lead in innovative sector of AI. The government shall create favourable environment for the talent to grow by inviting the top scientific minds as teachers and advisors, while business shall be motivated to engage the talent. Constant efforts would lead to eventual creation of Lithuanian “Nokia” in AI.
Lineta Mišeikytė, Film producer and Nominee of Global Lithuanian Awards with her latest major acknowledgement in film industry – HBO series CHERNOBYL, shared about her challenges and efforts to reflect soviet authenticity while retelling this story. It was important to demonstrate compassion and respect for CHERNOBYL heroes and victims, as well as convey understanding how much such a tragedy still effects peoples lives today. Her insights evoked discussions on the cost of lies, devaluation of truth, fair and open assessment of soviet traces within ourselves and society, ability to accept the past for the sake of the future. For more questions and opportunities for reflection, Lineta referred the audience to book “Voices of Chernobyl” by Svetlana Alexievich as a starting point of personal journey.
Jurga Žilinskienė, entrepreneur and founder of Guildhawk (previously Today Translations), recently honored by Her Majesty The Queen with a Queen‘s Award for Enterprise in International Trade, introduced an unusual angle to perceive Brexit. She has observed some resemblance of Lithuania breaking away from USSR, and even the US declaring independence from the crown. Both break-ups brought lots of benefits for countries that separated, and did not cause a tragedy for others – so maybe we shouldn’t consider Brexit such a dramatic experience? Of course, there will be inconveniences and insecurities, and it’s time for the leaders to step up and show an example for their employees and communities in order to ensure everyone is feeling safe, and the ongoing situation results in positive outcomes.