How businesses grow matters

After 20+ years of innovation and global growth, the business world closed out 2019 at a crossroads, facing a range of social and environmental challenges. It’s time to look at the human side of things. Our leaders will be speaking with some of the world’s most innovative and influential minds on critical topics to help provide you with new perspectives on how business can work to create value in a responsible way.

Leadership as we know it must change. In the 2020s, we must create inclusive economic growth to achieve a socially equitable and environmentally stable world. Join our mission to drive change top to bottom and beyond—into the world at large.

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Can we align global production and consumption systems with sustainability? Can business growth lead to a healthier planet? Join a disruptive discussion on how leaders pivot towards a circular organization and delivering broad-based system change.

Learn more about The Circular Economy Handbook

SPEAKERS:
Karen Quintos
Karen Quintos

EVP & Chief Customer Officer, Dell

Jean-Pascal Tricoire
Jean-Pascal Tricoire

Chairman & CEO, Schneider Electric

Peter Lacy
Peter Lacy

Senior Managing Director - Accenture Strategy, Europe, UK & Ireland and Accenture WEF Lead

Gene Reznik
Gene Reznik

Chief Strategy Officer, Accenture

Jessica Long
Jessica Long

Managing Director, Strategy & Sustainability, Accenture Strategy

Wesley Spindler
Wesley Spindler

Senior Manager, Strategy & Sustainability, Accenture Strategy

European companies are currently facing enormous macroeconomic and competitive challenges, which are heavily affecting the business outlook. How can international businesses build sustainable values and remain successful through digital technology? We invite you to a discussion on these issues, exploring the question, how to reinvent industries with new digital business models.

Learn more about Industry X.0

SPEAKERS:
Bernd Leukert
Bernd Leukert

Chief Technology, Data and Innovation Officer, Member of the Management Board, Deutsche Bank

Frank Riemensperger
Frank Riemensperger

Senior Managing Director, Accenture Germany

Svenja Falk
Svenja Falk

Managing Director, Accenture Research

Are organizations realizing the promise, and the value, from technology — be it cloud, artificial intelligence, blockchain, virtual reality? Join our CTIO raising challenging questions and sharing perspectives on gaining the full value.

Learn more: CEO Global Study: Your legacy or your legend?

SPEAKERS:
Stephanie Linnartz
Stephanie Linnartz

Global Chief Commercial Officer, Marriott International Inc.

Andrew McAfee
Andrew McAfee

Co-Founder and Co-Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy; Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management

Paul Daugherty
Paul Daugherty

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Accenture

Alan Murray - Moderator
Alan Murray - Moderator

President and CEO, Fortune

Digital identity doesn’t currently work for all and what does its revolutionary potential look like? Explore the latest insights on how we may chart a path forward with the cross-entity collaboration.

Read our related insights: The (R)Evolution of money II Blockchain empowered CBDC

SPEAKERS:
Manju George
Manju George

Head of Platform Services, Digital Economy and Society, World Economic Forum

Miguel Leitmann
Miguel Leitmann

CEO, Vision-Box

Tara Nathan
Tara Nathan

EVP – Humanitarian & Development Sector, MasterCard

Jim Shaughnessy
Jim Shaughnessy

Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Workday

David Treat
David Treat

Managing Director, Global Blockchain Lead, Accenture

Join our CEO in a candid discussion with the “Great Place to Work” organizations about challenges, best practices and courage involved in creating a culture that elevates talents to innovate and drive growth.

Learn more about Future Workforce

SPEAKERS:
Aneel Bhusri
Aneel Bhusri

Co-Founder & CEO, Workday

Chuck Robbins
Chuck Robbins

Chairman & CEO, Cisco Systems

Michael C. Bush
Michael C. Bush

CEO, Great Place to Work

Lindsey Argalas
Lindsey Argalas

Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, Santander Group

Julie Sweet
Julie Sweet

CEO, Accenture

Ellyn Shook
Ellyn Shook

Chief Leadership and Human Resources Officer, Accenture

Leaders from the private sector advance the discussion on the transformational opportunities of artificial intelligence on global health in low- and middle-income countries.

Learn more about AI in Global Health

SPEAKERS:
Dr. Ann Aerts
Dr. Ann Aerts

Head of the Novartis Foundation

Louise James
Louise James

Managing Director, Accenture Development Partnerships

Navigating an increasingly digital environment is essential for non-profits to continue solving complex challenges. Leading CEOs discuss how donors and philanthropic organizations can best support and invest in the digital future of non-profits.

Read more about digital and international development organizations

SPEAKERS:
Kate Hampton
Kate Hampton

CEO, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)

Lauren Woodman
Lauren Woodman

CEO, NetHope

Louise James
Louise James

Managing Director, Accenture Development Partnerships

The internet has turned 50 years, but the power of the internet as the “force for good” may be under a threat. Join top visionaries for a riveting discussion on what’s at stake, and how we all play a role in shaping the story of our tomorrow.

Learn more about The Internet of Things

SPEAKERS:
Adrian Lovett
Adrian Lovett

President and CEO, Web Foundation

Rima Qureshi
Rima Qureshi

EVP and CSO, Verizon

Brad Smith
Brad Smith

President, Microsoft

Paul Daugherty
Paul Daugherty

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Accenture

The social, economic and environmental challenges of 2020 require new approaches to leadership and responsibility. Join our CLHRO for a discussion on how new attributes can accelerate progress to improve financial returns and social outcomes.

Read our insights on Responsible Leadership

SPEAKERS:
Allison Martin
Allison Martin

CEO EMEA and Bank Distribution, Zurich

António Simões
António Simões

CEO Global Private Banking, HSBC

Juan José Pocaterra
Juan José Pocaterra

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ViKua

Jun Lin
Jun Lin

Head of Business Development Business Intelligence, 17zuoye

Ellyn Shook
Ellyn Shook

Chief Leadership and Human Resources Officer, Accenture

Peter Lacy
Peter Lacy

Senior Managing Director - Accenture Strategy, Europe, UK & Ireland and Accenture WEF Lead

During this lunch, the UN Global Compact will launch SDG Ambition, a new Global Impact Initiative, in partnership with Accenture and SAP, which will challenge companies around the world to meet the needs of society and the planet by fully integrating sustainability into their strategy and operations.

Read the UN Global Compact CEO Study on Sustainability

SPEAKERS:
H.E. António Guterres
H.E. António Guterres

Secretary-General of the United Nations

Lise Kingo
Lise Kingo

CEO & Executive Director, UN Global Compact

Jennifer Morgan
Jennifer Morgan

Co-CEO, SAP

Julie Sweet
Julie Sweet

CEO, Accenture

Into The New: Davos Live

New this year: Our daily show on LinkedIn Live, featuring top business leaders candidly discussing the trending topics from Davos each day. Tune in to Accenture’s LinkedIn page daily during WEF 2020 to get the insider view on the key issues—and more.

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