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Deloitte at Davos

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

The World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting (held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, and typically referred to as Davos) presents a yearly opportunity to gauge the world’s perspectives on pressing economic and social issues. Global leaders participate in a variety of panel discussions and private events, addressing topics at the forefront of the world agenda.

Overview of Deloitte at Davos

Every January, senior Deloitte leaders connect with global stakeholders, including government leaders and clients from across industries, to address topics of global significance. In 2017, Deloitte presented on the Future of Work, the Future of Mobility, Smart Cities opportunities, and the role business can play in navigating these new frontiers.

The Deloitte delegation at Davos included:

Smart City

Led by Cathy Engelbert, CEO, Deloitte at Davos 2017

Our clients are facing unprecedented disruption, and more than ever, industry lines are blurring and converging. Smart City is a great example of that convergence. Sensors and connected technologies are helping to transform public services across transportation, sanitation, energy, and broad constituent engagement. Smart City strategies and tools developed by Deloitte help us deliver the future to our clients, offering them thought leadership and solutions that integrate insights from multiple sectors.

Deloitte and AT&T co-sponsored the "Smart Cities | Smart Nations" panel discussion as part of their alliance to build Smart Cities. Cathy Engelbert, CEO, Deloitte, and Randall Stephenson, chairman and CEO, AT&T, explored how organizations can create scalable and sustainable models to help cities realize the benefits of Smart City opportunities. They were joined by Carlos Moedas, EU commissioner for Research Science & Innovation and Richard Quest, CNN International business correspondent. Learn more about Smart City strategies and view a clip of the event below.

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Smart Cities | Smart Nations: A panel discussion at WEF hosted by AT&T and Deloitte

This year at the World Economic Forum Deloitte and AT&T co-sponsored "Smart Cities | Smart Nations" panel discussion as part of their alliance to build Smart Cities.

Future of Mobility

Led by Scott Corwin, managing director, Future of Mobility leader, Deloitte US

The automotive and personal mobility landscape is undergoing a rapid, comprehensive upheaval. A series of converging forces are transforming everything that we've imagined transportation to be. New advances in batteries and materials are providing improved energy efficiencies and passenger safety. Connected cars are turning driving into a networked experience, and autonomous vehicles could ultimately free us from having to drive at all. Younger consumers are embracing new ideas around pay-per-use mobility and a free-wheeling mix of public and private travel. This emerging ecosystem aims to make mobility faster, cleaner, safer, and more efficient than ever before—with implications for leaders in energy, insurance, health care, public policy, manufacturing, technology, and beyond. Learn more about the Future of Mobility and view video from the event.

Future of Work

Led by Brett Walsh, Global Human Capital leader, Deloitte UK

The nature of work and the workforce is changing rapidly, driven by the acceleration of connectivity and cognitive technologies. Almost every job is being reinvented as the workplace evolves to a flexible workforce augmented by software, robots, crowds, and artificial intelligence. Deloitte has been at the forefront of chronicling this trend and working with employers to navigate the future of work. Deloitte is helping organizations understand this new, augmented workforce and the changes they must implement, from the way they design jobs and organize work to how they think about workforce and skills planning.

Leadership perspectives

Read the latest blog posts from Deloitte leaders related to 2017 Davos themes: 

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