Sorapop Kiatpongsan is a fertility physician and a decision scientist who is passionate about transforming how people live, learn and play. Sorapop has been leading initiatives to build new platforms and ecosystems for impact and changes. He was a founding Managing Director of the Institute of Public Policy and Development (IPPD), a national think-tank established by the cabinet to drive Thailand’s long-term and sustainable development. Prior to that, Sorapop served as an Assistant to the President for Research and Innovation at Chulalongkorn University where he co-founded and directed CU Innovation Hub and Siam Innovation District (SID), a public-private partnership platform of Chulalongkorn University in collaboration with the government and private sector. Sorapop is currently a faculty member at Chulalongkorn University and a visiting professor at Sasin School of Management. Sorapop has collaborated with funders, partners and the media to bridge research and innovation with practitioners and thought leaders. His work and publications have been featured in various media and outlets such as Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The Economist Intelligence Unit, TED.com, Fortune.com, Fast Company, and State of World Population. He has been recognized by various organizations and entities for his leadership and contributions. Notable recognitions include Asia Society’s Asia21 Young Leader, the George Bennett Fellowship from the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, the Lee Lusted Award and the Young Scientist Asia-Pacific Award from the Society for Medical Decision Making and the S.S. Ratnam Young Gynaecologist Award from the Asia & Oceania Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Sorapop obtained his training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility from Harvard Medical School, fellowship training in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, Ph.D. in Health Policy and Decision Sciences from Harvard University, and M.D. from Chulalongkorn University.
This session will introduce concepts and case examples related to ambiguity and decision making. Ambiguity can influence judgment and decision-making and shape our futures. Understanding how ambiguity plays roles on futures thinking can help us make better decisions and build a better society.