Technology has rapidly changed the way we live and work, and with the arrival of 5G, the pace of innovation is picking up speed. During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Bloomberg convenes c-suite leaders for a luncheon and program focused on what business can do to capitalize on the next wave of innovation, in order to build a better, more sustainable global economy.
January 23 - Wednesday
Registration & Networking
In Conversation with Borje Ekholm, CEO of Ericsson
The 5G Global Economy
Speculation about how AI and the Internet of Things would impact the global economy has dominated global economic discussions for years. Now, the technology that could make these predictions a reality is here. Which sectors are poised to see disruption? What are the implications for transportation, as the technology that would enable self-driving cars and trucks becomes available? How can healthcare providers optimize their systems to make use of 5G-enabled collaborative, predictive medical care? How will goods and service providers change the customer experience, using data gleaned from connected devices? Our cross-sector panel of thought-leaders discusses how the arrival of 5G is likely to remake their business models and bring about monumental change.
Technology's Role in Building a Sustainable Future
When the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented the special report on the impact of global warming, there was an immediate call to action to cut carbon emissions in half by 2030. According to the Exponential Climate Action Roadmap report published in September 2019, the digital technology sector may be the most powerful industry in terms of being able to help to achieve this goal–influencing whether global temperatures will increase 1.5°C or 3°C over the next 12 years. Our panel discusses the progress that’s been made in reducing emissions thus far, the need to build the fundamental infrastructure of the future and the innovations in development that could help put the global community on a 1.5°C pathway, helping to create a more sustainable future.