DARWIN’S CIRCLE 2019, SEPTEMBER 19
OUR TOPICS FOR DARWIN’S CIRCLE 2019
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“Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge”
Former Vice-Chancellor Federal Republic Germany
"We are living in times of GeoEconomics. There is no economic development without political and even geopolitical impact and the other way around. But many companies are knowing only a little about the environment in which they are maneuvering."
President of 5G Product Line
"Europe has made great progress in the fields of digitalization and 5G. Thanks to an open and competitive marketplace in Europe all operators and consumers could realize the benefits of affordable 5G."
Partner, Head International Trade Practice Germany/Austria
"Cross-border cooperation and investment is crucial to spur technological progress and economic growth. Therefore, we must maintain investment-friendly, open markets. We should, however, not be naive: it is essential to protect both our national security interests as well as our businesses’ intellectual property through targeted regulation. This is a very fine balance to strike."
Federal Ministry Republic Of Austria
Federal Minister Of Digital And Economic Affairs
"Digital Austria is more than a buzzword, it is a strategic goal for our government. We want to support our companies in the digital transformation and we turn from electronic to mobile government. The main challenge on that path is the balance between necessary regulation and scope for development. Politicians need to act agile, flexible and responsive, in face of global developments."
"As digital transformation accelerates across all verticals, decision makers now face a strategic challenge: Build the next generation business platforms that will help them thrive in a fast changing environment and be ready for the next wave."
Tencent AI Lab
"With the AI development outracing one institute, one company and one country, we need more collaborations today rather than competitions to truly advance AI technology. It is an interest and treasure for all mankind. Let’s advancing AI, crossing borders."
Head of Infrastructure
"Today, building a global scale application requires a significant investment in Infrastructure, despite all the advancements in public cloud and cloud native technology. Over the next ten years, however, Infrastructure and Platform as a Service (IaaS & PaaS) will make it incredibly easy to build global scale applications with almost zero in-house expertise."
"Innovation in FinTech, mobility and logistics have enabled emerging and frontier markets to catch up fast. Smart investments bearing limited technology risk can contribute to local development and prosperity while also creating strong returns for investors."
Overseas Managing Director
"Urban Air Mobility is to bring in revolutions on sky and flying for humankind, to transform the time, space and method of using safe, convenient and eco-friendly autonomous aerial vehicles (AAV) accessible for anyone at anytime and anywhere, to profoundly change people’s living styles, and to make a difference to human history of the future century."
Berlin Global Advisors
Founder & CEO
"Geopolitics, ESG/Sustainability and Technology are the three major drivers of the CEO agenda in the 21st century. How can leaders anticipate and manage the impact of GET on strategy, business models, capital markets evaluations and communications?"
Executive City Councillor for Finance, Business, Digital Innovation and International Affairs
City of Vienna
"Vienna is an innovation leader in the digital age. Through the strong partnership between science, business and government we hope to increase access to technology and promote innovation that truly increases our citizens quality of life."
"Over the course of the next 20 years, more than 40,000 new aircrafts are going to be needed, the airspace will open up to private transportation and new high-tech materials will hit the market. Despite this strong growth the upcoming innovations are going to lead to greater sustainability, and we at FACC are already working intensively in this direction."
Catharina van Delden
CEO & Co-Founder
"The biggest challenge for companies facing digitalization is building the speed they need to quickly adapt to new technologies and bring innovative products to market. This also includes a new mindset that is expressed through greater openness and transparency in corporate culture."
Founder and CEO
"Digitalization is the biggest opportunity to completely change how industries work to the advantage of customers, straight away. This is a huge opportunity for new players to emerge as the future leaders."