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1’900 Attendees

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31+ Countries

150+ Journalists

Leadership in the digital world

Thought Leaders' Conference annually held in Zurich, Switzerland

…prompt disruptive thinking in the contented, wealthy Swiss business elite…

Do it big or stay in bed…

…entrepreneurial topics around digitization are the main focus.

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Master and Servant

How will the new power game unfold? Our Topic 2019

The Powers are Shifting – Who will be the New Masters?

With unprecedented computing power at our hands, the balance of power has started shifting again. Will today’s establishment become stronger, and gain control over artificial intelligence and big data – and over the rest of us?

Or will revolutionaries use the new technologies to dismantle existing structures, just like the hippies did with the personal computer, and their heirs did with the internet? Who will be master, who will be servant?

Speakers 2019

She is the first female IT CEO in Afghanistan.

 

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Roya Mahboob

businesswoman, entrepreneur and ceo, Afghan Citadel and Digital Citizen Fund, Afghanistan & New York
She was targeted by the local Taliban for working with the US military

He has recorded a day to day diary, and has archived all of his memories of those first thirty years... and much more

 

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Bill Wyman

Co-Founder and FORMER bassist Rolling Stones, London, UK
Disrupted the music industry with Mick, Keith, ChaRLIE and Brian

Will he master the supply chain for the most exciting carmaker, jus like he did for furniture giant IKEA?

 

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SASCHA ZAHND

VP GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN
TESLA, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA
Will Model 3 disrupt the car industry?

As a professor he has studied why some people get ahead while others do not. And he can tell the difference between who is an authentic entrepreneur and who is a poser

 

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William P. Barnett

Thomas M. Siebel Professor of Business Leadership, Strategy, and Organizations, Stanford, CA, USA
Barnett examines the effects and unforeseen perils of competing and winning

SHE SMASHED GLASS CEILINGS AT WALMART ASIA AND BURBERRY, AND NOW BRINGS TECHNOLOGY TEAMS IN 70 COUNTRIES UP TO SPEED.

 

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Fumbi Chima

CIO FOX NETWORKS GROUP,LOS ANGELES, CA, USA
BRINGS A CULTURE OF INNOVATION AND IMPACT
TO LARGE CORPORATIONS.

The inventor of the most successful e-cigarette has upended the traditional smoking industry and is now facing challenges of his own

 

 

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JAMES MONSEES

Co-Founder and CPO JUUL, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA
This man is driving big tobacco out of business

Michael leads research on the impact of information technologies and innovation on business, the economy, and society.

 

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Michael Chui

Partner, Mc Kinsey Global Institute (MGI), San Francisco, CA, USA
Interested in what the future brings? Ask
him.
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She helped CEOs of foreign corporates navigate the complexities of Chinese bureaucracy. Now, she invests in growth-stage technology companies looking to expand to China.

 

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Angelica Anton

Founding Partner
Silk Ventures
London, UK
Leads a US$500Mil VC back backed by the Chinese government
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He has a keen eye for spotting unicorns, he’s a proud European and willing to fight for the future of the old continent,especially in the digital sphere.

 

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Klaus Hommels

Founder & CEO,
Lakestar, Zurich, Switzerland
One of the very few leading European
tech-investors.
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Thanks to our strategic partners you get access into global networks and global know-how

Overview

JANUARY 17. 2019

DAY 1

JANUARY 18. 2019

DAY 2

FULL PROGRAM 2019

Tracks

PARALLEL TRACKS SHARE INSIGHTS AND FIND ANSWERS TO FUTURE CHALLENGES, ENCOMPASSING A VARIETY OF PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES THAT LEVERAGE THE POWER OF IDEAS

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ABOUT WORLDWEBFORUM

WHY

We want our children to have the ideal
opportunities in their future.

WHAT

We transform organizations by discussing big
ideas to bring our society to the next level.

HOW

We bring global role-models to WORLDWEBFORUM to
bridge the gap between the old and the new paradigm.

PREVIOUS SPEAKERS

STEVE WOZNIAK

TECH-GURU & CO-FOUNDER OF APPLE

SIR TIM BERNERS-LEE

INVENTOR OF THE WORLD WIDE WEB

ED CATMULL

CO-FOUNDER OF PIXAR PRESIDENT OF PIXAR & DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS

OVER 90 MILLION ALBUM SALES
MORE THAN 2000 LIVE PERFORMANCES
ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BANDS

 

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BRUCE DICKINSON

BUSINESSMAN, PILOT, LEAD SINGER
IRON MAIDEN LONDON, UK
666 THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST 3:)

DAVID SABLE

GLOBAL CEO AT Y&R

MARIAN GOODELL

FOUNDING MEMBER & CEO presented by Ringier

JEFF EGGERS

FORMER PRINCIPAL ADVISOR PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA presented by Swisscom

URS HÖLZLE

SENIOR VP FOR TECHNICAL INFRASTRUCTURE presented by Helvetia

JAY SIMONS

PRESIDENT AT ATLASSIAN
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