Intelligent tech needs ingenious humans


Is your workforce ready to work with intelligent technology?

In the age of the AI, competitive advantage will rely on human capabilities more than ever. At Davos 2018, explore how leading businesses are using Applied Intelligence to change the way their organizations and people work.




We're excited to share our perspective and experience on technology and innovation and examine how these insights can help amplify your business.

Future Workforce

Reworking the Revolution

In the age of AI, business success
will increasingly depend on people
and machines collaborating with each
other, not just to drive efficiencies but to
create new forms of growth. Are you
ready to compete as intelligent
technology meets human ingenuity
to create the future workforce?


Applied Intelligence

If your company had invested in AI three
years ago, it would have been too early.
If you wait another three years, it will be
too late. What could your company
achieve if every interaction with
technology was intelligent? The time
to act is now.


Leading in the New

Change can happen in the blink of an eye.
But not always. The strength and nature of
disruption is defined by the value it
releases. And it is often predictable. It can
be anticipated, met, controlled and even
courted. Find out how.

Industry X.0

Unlocking the power of digital

Many companies invest heavily in digital technologies, but only a small minority are securing both cost savings and new growth from their investments. Those who succeed use precise combinations of technologies to reinvent their operating models, production and value chain. They are Industry X.0 businesses.


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4:00-4:30 pm CET

Future Workforce: Reworking the Revolution

Intelligent machines are revolutionizing every aspect of our lives. Leading businesses are successfully using artificial intelligence (AI) to improve productivity. But to achieve superior rates of growth, and to create a new wave of employment, they must now apply AI in more innovative ways. An alliance between humans and machines will usher in a new era of work and drive competitive advantage: The full promise of AI depends on humans and machines working together to develop differentiated customer experiences and to create entirely new products, services and markets. That is the real opportunity of AI. But are leaders and workers ready to take on human-machine collaboration of such sophistication and scale? The panel will discuss the tough questions leaders must ask themselves about their own organization’s readiness to succeed in the era of AI. And, will explore Accenture’s latest research on a future workforce at the intersection of intelligent technology and human ingenuity, focusing on key actions that accelerate a path forward.

  • Ellyn Shook, Chief Leadership/Human Resources Officer, Accenture
  • Rick Ambrose, EVP Space, Lockheed Martin
  • John Donovan, CEO, AT&T Communications
  • Adam Lashinsky, Executive Editor, Fortune



2:30-3:00 pm CET

AI: The Leadership Imperative

How can leaders wield AI to create a future that benefits not only business but also society? How should leaders prepare their organizations for the AI economy? This panel will explore how leaders can navigate the most-talked-about and most transformative technology of the information age — Artificial Intelligence.

  • Paul Daugherty, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Accenture
  • Catherine Bessant, Chief Operations/Technology Officer, Bank of America
  • Fei-Fei Li, Chief Scientist, Google Cloud AI and Machine Learning; Director of AI Lab, Stanford University
  • Jessi Hempel, Senior Writer, WIRED

3:00-4:00 pm CET

Getting to Equal: The Power of LGBT Inclusive Cities

The past year has seen a growing backlash against the freedoms of LGBT people. There may be a new front line: LGBT inclusive cities -  they are more competitive, have stronger “innovation ecosystems”, greater concentrations of skills and talent, better quality of life – and, ultimately, stronger economic performance. Local corporations have a big role in progressing LGBT rights – if they exercise it. This year’s annual Davos LGBT panel focuses on LGBT inclusion in cities and explores the role that corporations can play in promoting this.

  • Sander van ’t Noordende, Group Chief Executive - Products, Accenture
  • Stephanie Linnartz, Global Chief Commercial Officer, Marriott International
  • Inga Beale, CEO, Lloyd’s of London
  • Kim Hammonds, Group COO, Deutsche Bank
  • Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commission for Human Rights
  • Jon Miller, Founder, Open for Business

4:00-4:30 pm CET

CEO Outlook 2018: Innovation, Talent and Trust

This discussion will explore the role of CEOs in maintaining America’s position as a global leader in innovation, growth and competitiveness. Corporate leaders know they need to embrace innovations such as Artificial Intelligence, automation and machine learning, or they will be disrupted. But they worry about technology’s impact on the workforce and, moreover, getting started can be daunting. Panelists will discuss how the private sector can meet the opportunity of new technologies, help workers reskill, and partner with government, academia, and our communities to create a robust agenda for America to prosper in the digital economy.

  • Julie Sweet, CEO North America, Accenture
  • Devin Wenig, CEO, eBay
  • Bernard Tyson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente
  • Will Lewis, CEO, Dow Jones



4:00-4:30 pm CET

How to Win in an Era of Disruption

Disruption is an overused term. But very real forces are causing a slow compression of profits across most big corporate sectors, according to new Accenture analysis of more than 1,200 companies.  Not surprisingly, many executives fear disruption. Today’s top leaders, however, are seeing disruptive forces through an entirely new lens. Join this C-suite panel discussion to hear how leaders are using technology, innovation, acquisitions and other approaches to take advantage of disruption and win.

  • Omar Abbosh, Chief Strategy Officer, Accenture
  • Paul Jacobs, Executive Chairman, Qualcomm
  • Stewart Butterfield, CEO, Slack
  • Kevin Delaney, Editor in Chief, Quartz

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