Shaping the global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of 2019 will take place in a context of unprecedented uncertainty, fragility and controversy. In a world preoccupied by crisis management at a moment of transformative change we will use the spirit of Davos to build the future in a constructive, collaborative way.
“Transformation” best describes the geopolitical, economic and environmental outlook globally. We are shifting from a world order based on common values to a “multi-conceptual” world shaped by competing narratives seeking to create a new global architecture. We live in a world with new planetary boundaries for its development. We are entering into a Fourth Industrial Revolution shaped by advanced technologies from the physical, digital and biological worlds that combine to create innovations at a speed and scale unparalleled in human history. Collectively, these transformations are changing how individuals, governments and companies relate to each other and the world at large. In short, we are fast approaching a new phase of global cooperation: Globalization 4.0.
January 22, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
AI IN FINANCE: DELIVERING RESILIENT GOVERNANCE AND BALANCE REGULATION
Discussion Leader: ANN CAIRNS
Location: Morosani Schweizerhof / Promenade 50
Artificial intelligence is fundamentally changing the physics of financial services, weakening the bonds that have historically held together financial institutions, while creating new centers of gravity where innovative capabilities are being combined in unexpected ways. This change creates a challenging dynamic wherein new risks rapidly emerge and existing regulatory and supervision regimes quickly find themselves outmoded.
This session will explore responses to these emerging risks, including increased operational and concentration risk, the shifting nature of conduct and suitability risk, and threats to the financial access of marginalized groups.
January 23, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
MAKING DIGITAL GLOBALIZATION INCLUSIVE
Featured Panelist: MIKE FROMAN
Location: Congress Center / Sanada
Digital flows now exert a larger impact on GDP growth than merchandise trade, making it easier for companies to globalize with less capital intensive business models, yet also opening new digital divides. How can we ensure that digital globalization is broad-based and inclusive?
January 23, 2019 9:30 - 11:00
TRUST DATA: NEW APPROACHES FOR PUBLIC-PRIVATE COLLABORATION
Discussion Leader: GILBERTO CALDART
Location: Hotel-Sunstar Alpine / Sertiq
With an estimated $3 trillion in annual economic value that could be unlocked with better data collaboration, this session will focus on new approaches for leveraging public-private data for the common good.
January 24, 2019 15:45 - 17:30
FOOD SYSTEM INNOVATION: TOWARDS A NEW LEADERSHIP AGENDA FOR ACTION
Discussion Leader: TARA NATHAN
Location: Hotel Meierhof, Restaurant / Promenade 135
Tara will be the discussion leader for “Developing Interoperable Data Platforms for Scale and Impact”. The focus will be how concrete actions are needed to develop interoperable data platforms that enable food system transformation and the public-private partnerships needed to enable such initiatives at the country level.
January 24, 2019 16:00 - 17:15
FOSTERING INCLUSIVE BUSINESSES
Featured Panelist: SHAMINA SINGH
Location: Hotel Sunstar Alpine / Parkstrasse 1
A deeper consensus is needed between businesses, policy-makers, investors and civil society to set standards and track progress on the "social" component of broader environmental, social and governance standards.
EVENTS & ACTIVATIONS
January 22, 2019 16:30 - 17:30
DATA FOR IMPACT
Featured Panelist: MIKE FROMAN
Location: The Goal 17 Partnership Space / Kugartenstrasse 1
Data, data everywhere but not a drop to drink
Data and technology are being used by the private sector to bring products to market that are profoundly impacting the world. But without access to the same knowhow and tools, too many organizations serving the public are missing out on the potential of data to have a positive social impact.
Talented data scientists want to help, but they don’t know how to contribute to society’s most important problems. Tools and data exist, but they’re not designed for the social sector’s needs. We have the raw building blocks, but to succeed at scale, we need to create better connections between data resources and the problems that matter.
Now is the time to come together and foster a vibrant data science ecosystem that works for all.
January 24 2019 9:00 - 9:30
Featured Speaker: SHAMINA SINGH
Location: WEF Press Conference Room
This press conference will focus on the success of the Platform for Inclusive Entrepreneurship. This initiative is powered by Mission Creative Million, which by 2026, aims to create significant social and economic impact for one million creative artisans by setting up 30,000 inclusive enterprises tied together on a single digital platform.
Shamina Singh will be speaking about Mastercard’s partnership with Industree Crafts Foundation to empower 100,000 women artisans.