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The Millennium Project Honored at the IDG Computerworld 21st Century Achievement Awards

(PRWEB) June 08, 2012

The Millennium Project was honored at the IDG Computerworld 21st Century Achievement Awards as a member of the 2012 Laureate Honors Class. “We have been recognized for our innovative approach to collaborative software and management that is evolving into a Global Futures Collective Intelligence System. It has immediate implications for current decision-making and education,” explained Jerome Glenn, Co-Founder and CEO of The Millennium Project. “We are creating a system designed to facilitate international, interdisciplinary, and trans-institutional collaboration to help humanity think together about the future and to provide input to decision-making processes and education. At the event, Mr. Glenn enjoyed the opportunity to share ideas about collaboration on collective intelligence with the Executive Chairman of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman.

IDG Computerworld chose The Millennium Project as an Honors Laureate out of a pool of 500 nominees because of its collaboration with futurists all over the world and innovations in collective intelligence systems. The Millennium Project defines collective intelligence as “an emergent property from the synergies among data/information/knowledge, software, and experts and others with insight that continually learns from feedback to help make better decisions than these three elements acting alone.”

The Millennium Project’s work is recognized for its many benefits to humanity, such as supporting transparent and accountable government, strengthening civil society, and conducting 16 years of cumulative futures research on 15 Global Challenges, environmental security, science and technology, and other areas. Mr. Glenn noted that “as a non-profit organization, we are very proud to be an Honors Laureate in the company of such technology giants as Microsoft, and we congratulate DataDyne as the winner of the Collaboration Category.”

With major support from The Rockefeller Foundation, The Millennium Project has been developing the Collective Intelligence System (CIS) for the past year. “In addition to paid staff, The Millennium Project is supported by over 400 professionals, experts in their respective sectors who donate their time to futures research and are now assisting with the development of the CIS,” Mr. Glenn explained. “We are a global institution with 41 Nodes worldwide – groups of approximately 10 members from civil society, universities, business, government, and independent scholars and consultants. The Nodes identify leading experts and others with important insights to contribute to The Millennium Project’s research. So far, over 3000 have been selected by the Nodes to participate. The beneficiaries of our research are leaders and policy makers from non-governmental organizations, governments, UN organizations, non-profits, universities and corporate strategists and social responsibility executives.”

About The Millennium Project:

The Millennium Project began in 1996 under the auspices of the American Council for the UN University after a three-year feasibility study with funding from the several UN organizations and the US Environmental Protection Agency. It became an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation in 2009. The Millennium Project is a global participatory think tank created to improve thinking about the future, to help decision-making today. It produces an annual “State of the Future” report with 15 Global Challenges, other studies, methodologies, and software. It is currently integrating all of its information, participants, and software into an integrated Global Futures Collective Intelligence System. The Millennium Project has improved policy and planning for environmental security, sustainable development and energy policies, science and technology policy, methods for planning in a climate of uncertainty, global climate change, and issues involving economic development and the brain drain. The Millennium Project operates on behalf of humanity, not on behalf of any specific government, issue or ideology. Information about The Millennium Project is available on its website

About Computerworld:

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld’s award-winning web site (, bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, September 2011). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at

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