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http://www.weforum.org/ What are the top issues on the global economic agenda and how will they be addressed in the year ahead? On the agenda: - Rising income inequality and declining productivity - Divergence in monetary policies among major economies - Build-up of sovereign and corporate debt Speakers: · Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting of India. · Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan. · Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC. · George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer and First Secretary of State of the United Kingdom. · Tidjane Thiam, Chief Executive Officer, Credit Suisse, Switzerland. Chaired by Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial....
Every year since 1971 the world's elite have gathered in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum's annual meeting. What started as a small conference about management has ballooned into a famously exclusive gathering of business people, academics, and government officials. The stated goals of the non-profit World Economic Forum are noble: the conference is organized around the principle that business leaders should work with leaders of government to address the world's problems. But for many, the problem with Davos is rooted in exactly that premise. Critics point out that it’s big corporations, and their wealthy CEOs, that have lobbied for years against higher taxation of corporate profits and better regulation. While some of the world's wealthiest have become advocates against ...
http://www.weforum.org/ How close are technologies to simulating or overtaking human intelligence and what are the implications for industry and society? Speakers: -Matthew Grob, Executive Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, Qualcomm, USA. -Andrew Moore, Dean, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, USA. -Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, USA. -Ya-Qin Zhang, President, Baidu.com, People's Republic of China. Moderated by Connyoung Jennifer Moon, Chief Anchor and Editor-in-Chief, Arirang TV & Radio, Republic of Korea.
http://www.weforum.org/ The Pre-Annual Meeting Press Conference will outline the official programme and participants at this year’s Annual Meeting in Davos Opening remarks by: · Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman Panel: · Emma Benameur, Head of Programme Design · Philipp Rösler, Head of the Centre for Regional Strategies · Cheryl Martin, Head of Partners Engagement Moderated by: · Adrian Monck, Head of Public Engagement and Foundations
http://www.weforum.org/ As business opportunities for artificial intelligence multiply, how can industry leaders design the principles and technical standards into their products that benefit society as a whole? Dimensions to be addressed: - Data ecosystems for privacy and security - Algorithms for greater social inclusion - Institutions to build trust among stakeholders
http://www.weforum.org/ What trends and uncertainties are shaping the future of financial services? Transformations to be addressed: - Digitization and new business models. - Regulatory requirements and new client needs. - Data privacy and systemic connectedness. Speakers: -John Cryan, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Bank, Germany. -James P. Gorman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Morgan Stanley, USA. -Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC. -Dan Schulman, Chief Executive Officer, PayPal, USA. -Tom de Swaan, Chairman of the Board and Group Chief Executive Officer ad Interim, Zurich Insurance Group, Switzerland. Moderated by Gillian R. Tett, Managing Editor, US, Financial Times, USA.
http://www.weforum.org/ The World Economic Forum launched the multi-year Digital Transformation of Industries Project in 2015 in partnership with Accenture. The project looks at how digital technologies like machine learning, cloud computing, and the internet of things are changing existing industries and creating entirely new ones. It makes recommendations to incumbents on how they can thrive in the new digital environment. There are now hundreds of startups attacking traditional markets as a result of the democratization of technology, increased access to funds and a rising entrepreneurial culture. Start-ups are achieving scale far quicker than analogue companies ever did. Average Fortune 500 companies took 20 years to reach a market cap of $1 billion, Google managed it in eight years...