Deloitte at Davos 2019 - Success Personified: How will you lead in 4IR?

22-25 January 2019 | Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

The World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos is an annual opportunity for leaders across business and government to come together to discuss solutions to the world’s most pressing economic and social challenges. Deloitte joins these global leaders and participates in discussions and events designed to develop meaningful and measurable solutions to these challenges.

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Deloitte 2019 Readiness Report

Success personified in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Four leadership personas for an era of change and uncertainty

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Deloitte Global’s second annual survey assessing business and government readiness for the Fourth Industrial revolution aims to uncover how leaders are moving forward, where they are making the most progress, and what sets apart the most effective leaders.

The research surveyed more than 2,000 C-level executives across 19 countries, finding some leaders progressing better than others in dealing with today’s challenges within four major areas of impact–society, strategy, technology, and talent. Learn how executives are enabling their organizations to succeed when we release the findings on 21 January.

How will you lead in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Some leaders are making better progress than others in navigating the Fourth Industrial Revolution—or “Industry 4.0.” We have grouped the leaders who seem to be getting it right into personas: Social Supers, Data-Driven Decisives, Disruption Drivers, and Talent Champions.

Want to know what industry 4.0 leadership persona might you be?

Deloitte WEF Davos Activities

Livestream events:

Deloitte invites you to attend a series of real-time conversations that explore the intersection of readiness for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and this year's Davos theme, Globalization 4.0. Be in the room no matter where you are by joining us on Twitter and Facebook.

Jan 22, 2019
  • 12:00 - 13:00 (CET)
  • 15:30 – 16:15 (CET)
  • 16:15 – 17:00 (CET)

Industry 4.0 readiness in Asia Pacific through four areas of impact: Society, Strategy, Technology and Talent

12:00 - 13:00 (CET)

Both governments and industry are still in the early stages of navigating Industry 4.0 in Asia Pacific (AP). The panel will assess how AP executives are faring in the four areas of focus of Deloitte's 2019 Readiness Report, namely Society, Strategy, Technology and Talent. Is societal impact top of agenda for most AP organizations? What strategies are in place from both government and the private sector to innovate and unearth new business models to navigate today's rapidly changing markets? How are businesses using technology to drive disruption and competitive advantage? And finally, are workforces ready for the challenges of the future?

Deloitte Asia Pacific CEO Cindy Hook, Singapore Economic Development Board Managing Director Chng Kai Fong, Deloitte India CEO N. Venkatram, and NEC Corporation Senior Executive Vice President Norihiko Ishiguro will discuss Industry 4.0 preparedness in Asia Pacific.

Tune in live on Twitter and Facebook on Tuesday, 22 January, to join the conversation.

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Committed to Change: Value Driven Leadership

15:30 – 16:15 (CET)

Studies indicate that gender-diverse leadership teams are more innovative and empowered to break barriers in business. In this discussion, leaders from the world's most impactful technology companies discuss the challenges associated with combating subtle-bias and amplifying others' voices while achieving unprecedented business outcomes.

Shelly Zalis, CEO of The Female Quotient, will moderate a discussion exploring how leaders can build equality and inclusion into the fabric and DNA of high-performing teams with Deloitte Digital CMO Alicia Hatch, Google Cloud CMO Alison Wagonfield and SAP CMO Alicia Tillman.

Join Deloitte live on Twitter from the Female Quotient's Equality Lounge @ Davos, home base for leaders across industries to meet and connect about advancing equality and solutions for change.

Leading with Purpose

16:15 – 17:00 (CET)

In recent years, the push for businesses to embrace a social purpose has risen from a murmur among millennial workers and the occasional CEO to a resounding call across the business world. This panel will discuss how executives, employees, consumers, and even investors can look beyond the bottom line and achieve more.

Deloitte US Consulting Chairman & CEO Janet Foutty, Amazon Web Services Public Sector VP Teresa Carlson, and Harvard Business Review's Amy Bernstein will discuss what it really means for companies to have social impact.

Join Deloitte live on Twitter from the Female Quotient's Equality Lounge @ Davos, home base for leaders across industries to meet and connect about advancing equality and solutions for change.

Jan 23, 2019 Jan 24, 2019

Deloitte on the WEF Davos program agenda:

Jan 22, 2019

The Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation in Financial Services

Community Session: World Economic Forum program agenda

16:00 – 17:30 (CET)

Deloitte is a proud participant in the World Economic Forum's Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation in Financial Services project. The effort seeks to understand the enormous opportunity Artificial Intelligence presents for financial institutions to expand their capabilities by improving efficiency, accuracy, and customer engagement.
One of the project's key findings is the need for collaboration to establish norms, avoid ecosystem risks, and unlock opportunities to address common problems with shared data. The project seeks to catalyze collaboration by:

•  Developing an understanding of past collaborative efforts in financial services to identify best practices
•  Identifying new and high-value opportunities for collaboration in data/artificial intelligence
•  Assessing the value and feasibility of each opportunity, cataloging these findings for publication
•  Convening a handful of dedicated working groups focused on driving the implementation of these high-value opportunities

The Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation in Financial Services project is one of the World Economic Forum's fourteen System Initiatives, which curate, align and advance the efforts of the most globally relevant and knowledgeable individuals and institutions that are shaping the future. Deloitte's Global Financial Services Industry Leader Bob Contri leads the firm's participation in this community session which will explore phase two results and build towards the future.

Jan 23, 2019

Deloitte’s Davos Insights

Thought leadership

The 4 types of leader who will thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Deloitte is 3rd in Brand Finance Global 500 2019

Here's how to build your workforce today to prepare for the workplace of tomorrow

Breaking Through Roadblocks To Success In Industry 4.0

The Workforce Of The Future: The Skills Challenge Becomes More Apparent

Societal Impact: Moving From "Nice-To-Consider" To "Business Imperative"

The Four Leadership Personas Of The Fourth Industrial Revolution—Which One Are You?

World Economic Forum to Open Amid Uncertainty, Possibilities

Want a more inclusive society? Start with mobility

The rise of the socially responsible business: Deloitte Global’s societal impact survey

A Centre To Navigate the Fourth Industrial Revolution

How artificial intelligence is transforming the financial ecosystem

Five strategies financial institutions can take to unleash AI

Governments are ushering in a new era of regulation. AI is helping to make it happen.

Can financial firms collaborate with technology companies?


Which industry 4.0 leadership persona are you?

Take the Quiz

How important is it that organizations seek to make a positive contribution to society through their work?

Do you see technology as a way to disrupt or protect your current business or industry?

How confident are you that the people in your organization have the skills needed to perform the jobs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

How effective are you at using data to drive decisions at your organization?

Which factor do you feel has the biggest impact in shaping Industry 4.0?


Deloitte’s leadership delegation

Bob Contri
Global Financial Services Industry Leader
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Scott Corwin
Managing Director | Future of Mobility Leader
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David Cruickshank
Global Chairman, DTTL
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Janet Foutty
Chair and CEO
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Rob Galaski
Global Leader, Banking & Capital Markets, Consulting
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Michele Parmelee
Global Managing Principal, Talent, Brand & Communications
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Stacy Janiak
Chief Client Officer
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Punit Renjen
Deloitte Global CEO
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Joseph B. Ucuzoglu
Chairman & CEO
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Rob Wainwright
Partner | Risk Advisory
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Cindy Hook
Chief Executive, Deloitte Asia Pacific
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Richard Houston
UK Consulting
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