Davos: the fourth industrial revolution on stage

Davos: the fourth industrial revolution on stage

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Technology will have profound effects on the economy, social dynamics, companies and the lifestyle of mankind. The political and financial elite expected in Switzerland from 20 to 23 January will discussing the issue

The term “revolution” refers to  the technological revolution, which will inevitably have profound effects on the economy, social dynamics, companies and the lifestyle of mankind: a subject that should reflect not only the key players in this revolution but also politicians and field experts. Elites from the world of politics and business, will gather, as they do every year, in Switzerland: 2,500 participants, including business leaders, heads of State and government, economists, bankers, religious leaders, business leaders, union representatives and representatives of non-governmental organizations will be able to exchange opinions informally among one another.

“There are many challenges in today’s world, and I feel that one of the most intense and impactful will be shaping the fourth industrial revolution – led by the speed, scope and complexity of the system of technological innovation underway. We must have a global and shared vision of the way technology is changing our lives and that of the future generations, by transforming the economic, social, ecological and cultural environments in which we live. This is critical, in order to shape our collective future to reflect our common goals and values”, said Klaus Schwab, founder and executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.

Also on the agenda are other major issues, including the transformation of the industrial sector from the perspective of health, mobility, financial services and education; the use of technology to contribute to growth and not rather to exacerbate unemployment and income inequality; the progress of science to face challenges such as climate change.

Alongside founder Schwab, in this edition, Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors; Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation; Satya Nadella, Chief Executive of Microsoft; Hiroaki Nakanishi, President and CEO of Hitachi; Tidjane Thiam, CEO of Credit Suisse and Amira Yahyaoui, Founder and Chair of Al Bawsala and Global Shaper of the Tunis Hub will be attending as co-chairs.