January 22, 2020 | Promenade 72, Davos, Switzerland

The Year Ahead: Harnessing New Technologies to Compete in Uncertain Times


In today’s rapidly evolving business world, the concept of value has many facets. How are companies staying relevant by adapting their business models and processes to stay on top of the latest trends? How are they handling disruptive forces including AI and cyber security to stay ahead of the competition? How are C-suite executives ensuring that their business and financial goals are in sync with broader sustainability principles?
We examine the role AI can play to help companies compete in the new economy and achieve diversity and inclusion goals, hire and retain top talent and achieve sustainability targets.


January 22 - Wednesday

7:00 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

7:30 am

Opening Remarks


7:35 am

Spotlight with Leading Executive in AI

A one-on-one conversation with a CEO whose company is harnessing AI to make equality and purpose a core business value. How are they doing it?


  • Tristan Harris

    Co-Founder & Executive Director, Center for Humane Technology


7:55 am

AI, Ethics and Corporate Behavior

Companies are being forced to introspect and look closely at their behavior, purpose and goals. In an era of unprecedented technological disruption, AI is permeating almost every aspect of a company’s business. What influence is AI having on corporate behavior? Can AI help corporates achieve diversity goals and solve sustainability challenges? We look at the role AI can play in influencing corporate responsibility and the wider goal of reducing inequality.



8:20 am

Closing Remarks

8:30 am

Program Concludes


Allen Blue

Vice President of Product Management and Co-founder LinkedIn

Bertrand Bodson

Chief Digital Officer Novartis

Mark Foster

Senior Vice President IBM Services and Global Business Services

Tristan Harris

Co-Founder & Executive Director Center for Humane Technology

Mark Miller

Global Editor Bloomberg Live

Gillian Tans

Chairwoman Booking.com


IBM is changing how the world works by building smarter businesses. We’re using technologies like AI, cloud, blockchain, IoT and Quantum, helping our clients transform their industries, and keeping trust and security front and center. Also core to IBM is its commitment to Responsible Stewardship, grounded in our values: dedication to every client’s success, innovation that matters — for our company and for the world, and trust and personal responsibility in all relationships. IBM is transitioning businesses and people from era to era. For more information, visit www.ibm.com.