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Davos 2020 Partner Insights

Techonomy Davos 2020 Archive: Smith & Lee, Technologized Corporations, Andy McAfee, and Digital Healthcare

Techonomy’s David Kirkpatrick and Josh Kampel were in Davos at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. See videos of our sessions in partnership with Wipro below.

Davos Day 1 Recap

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Techonomy’s Four Sessions in the Wipro Pavilion

Industry 4.0: How Companies Are Embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 5.30PM – 7PM

Speakers:
  • Sanjay Mehrotra, CEO, Micron Technology
  • Erik Ekudden, CTO, Ericsson
  • Abid Neemuchwala, CEO, Wipro
  • Harmit Singh, EVP & CFO, Levi Strauss

The entire structure of business is about to change. The Internet of Things, combined with artificial intelligence and enhanced by 5G networks and edge computing, will radically change the responsiveness of business. The companies that succeed will be the ones that embrace this movement – from data-influenced product development to smart manufacturing to optimized supply chain and logistics.

Tech-Driven Growth is Not the Problem, it’s the Answer

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 7 – 8.30AM

Speaker:
  • Andrew McAfee, author and principal research scientist at MIT

“It’s dead wrong to say we have to rethink capitalism or slow economic growth in order to address our toughest problems, including climate,” says economist Andrew McAfee. Tech is an unbelievably powerful tool for solving our problems, he believes, if guided properly by policy. With political and technical will, the world can continue its amazing progress of recent decades.

Andrew McAfee is a principal research scientist at MIT. His most recent book is More from Less: The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources―and What Happens Next. With Erik Brynjolfsson, he also wrote the hugely-influential best-seller The Second Machine Age.

Tech, Responsibility, and the Future of Society

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 12PM – 1.30PM

Speakers:
  • Brad Smith, President, Microsoft
  • Kai-Fu Lee, CEO, Sinovation Ventures

Brad Smith’s recent book Tools and Weapons argues tech companies have unique new responsibilities to insure that powerful new tools improve society. And in his own book, AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order, Kai-Fu Lee argues that nations, too, must step up to the responsibilities of significant technological power. These two global leaders of tech will help us understand where the world is headed.

Will Data and Digital Finally Transform Global Health?

STARTS THURSDAY, JANUARY 23RD, 7AM – 8.30AM (LOCAL TIME)

Speakers:
  • Jeroen Tas, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Philips
  • Francesca Colombo, Head of Health, OECD
  • Rajan Kohli, president, Wipro Digital
  • Dr. Gregory Moore, Corp. VP, Health Technology and Alliances, Microsoft

To deliver healthcare at the scale the world requires, we have to apply technology to improve population health and deliver better patient outcomes. What’s our progress so far on this key element of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030? How can we scale the delivery and efficiency of healthcare with digital tech and the use of data? How can traditional healthcare providers, new entrants, and tech companies align to deliver a healthier planet?

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