“Humans 2.0”


Panel Discussion Highlights | WEF 2019 in Davos

Technology has undoubtedly been a disruptive force to policy, business and the economy. Adding to that, backlash against the tech titans has overshadowed technology’s potential to create value by giving a dystopian future disproportionate spotlight. Ongoing debate looms about where the future of the workforce is headed and whether policymakers and business leaders are doing enough to prepare.
In the backdrop of examining the future of globalization in Davos, The Economist and WEF gathered leaders across business and policy to shed light on an area where collaboration for creating and implementing strategies is urgently needed – technological progress and the future of human capital.

Panel Discussions during the Humans 2.0 – 2019 Davos 

This year’s gathering answered the questions to the following questions such as:

  • How will the future of the workforce shape and be shaped by this unprecedented wave of technological change?
  • Are longterm strategies applicable when faced with so much change and uncertainty?
  • How will leaders create policies to ensure that human capital realizes its potential?
  • How can businesses navigate the gap between hype and reality to stay ahead of the curve and contribute to progress?


Last year’s event, The Business Case for Openness, covered the growing awareness among investors about the value of engaging constructively with global issues, especially in a world heading toward protectionism and seclusion. Watch highlights from last year’s programme, supported by the Brightline Initiative, Project Management Institute and The Boston Consulting Group.

This is good food for thought especially for us African and developing countries where the issues of protectionism is slowly piling up the heat in the business forum.


Mark Langley (Opening Remarks) – President and CEO, Project Management Institute

Tamzin Booth – Business affairs editor, The Economist

Hugh Johnston – Vice-chairman and chief financial officer, PepsiCo

Jean-Philippe Courtois – Executive vice-president and president, Global Sales, Marketing and Operations, Microsoft

Miki Tsusaka – Senior partner, managing director and chief marketing officer, The Boston Consulting Group

Jonathan Auerbach – Executive vice-president, chief strategy and growth officer, PayPal


Panel Discussions during the Humans 2.0 – 2019 Davos

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