Having attended the World Economic Forum in Davos for the first time last year, I knew a little more about what to expect. A bit less snow this time meant fewer signs of weather disruption, but technology disruption was very much in evidence.
There is real frustration with the lack of effective bipartisan political leadership around the world and unless leaders come together to collectively solve the world’s most complex problems, the frustration will get significantly worse over the coming years. Business leaders need to step up to fill some of the void. We should each ask ourselves: is our purpose clear (beyond profit), and are we living it?
Properly harnessed, the Fourth Industrial Revolution
While much of Davos has been consumed with AI and Blockchain, I attended a fascinating panel on the future of mobility with the CEOs of Boeing, Uber and UPS. They observed that while cities have moved from being 2D to 3D with underground and skyscraper builds, mobility has remained in the 2D realm.
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I feel privileged to have been at the World Economic Forum this year. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn and reflect on big picture themes impacting our professional and personal lives.
This year’s annual meeting focused on “Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” With many government and business leaders and global subject matter experts speaking, the events were all thoroughly worthwhile.