23 January 2019 | Davos, Switzerland

The Smart Economy

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

11:45 am

Registration & Networking

12:15 pm

Welcome Remarks

12:20 pm

In Conversation with Borje Ekholm, CEO of Ericsson

12:40 pm

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.

1:15 pm

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.

1:55 pm

Closing Remarks


Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business and is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson’s investments in innovation have delivered the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world. Ericsson is committed to driving climate action within our company, industry and for society at large— by developing, providing and designing technology, products and solutions that increase energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. The Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on Nasdaq New York. www.ericsson.com